The October 2 meeting of the North Plainfield Citizens for Community Rights (NPCCR) is our annual “Meet the Candidates Night.” All eight (8) candidates running for the four (4) North Plainfield Council seats that will be on the November 4th ballot have been invited to the October 2 NPCCR meeting at 614 Greenbrook Road at Clinton Avenue at 7:00 pm.
All candidates have been given a copy of the “Meet the Candidates Format” that will be used so that they will come prepared. There will be a Q&A session for the public. All are welcome
North Plainfield Police Chief William Parenti announced that Borough Police Officers have made three arrests in the past day solving 10 different car burglaries throughout the borough. Unfortunately “as fast as we investigate these incidents and make arrests, it seems someone else will begin breaking into cars” Chief Parenti said.
We want to assure our residents of our effort to combat car burglaries. The North Plainfield Patrol Division has stepped up patrols to include the use of unmarked vehicles, and plain clothed detectives. In addition, Our Detectives are conducting following up investigation on each incident.
Don’t become a victim of “Cherry picking” Cherry-Picking is the practice of miscreants walking through randomly chosen neighborhoods and checking vehicles in order to identify those that are left unlocked. Once a thief locates an unlocked car he or she will enter the vehicle and remove any items of value. However, if an item of value is observed the thief will break the window to seal the item.
There are several things you can do to make your car a less attractive target. The simplest is not to leave valuables in your car and always lock and secure it. Most of the crimes reported the thief’s took laptop computers, jewelry, small electronic devices and purses or wallets with cash in them. When parking your car in the warm weather of summer, don’t be tempted to leave the car windows down. If the windows are down, the door locks are not helpful.
Chief Parenti said, the public is our best ally in fighting this type of crime. Please call the police if you see any suspicious activity.
If you know any North Plainfield Youth that might benefit from this program please have them show up at the North Plainfield Middle School gym any Tuesday or Thursday 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
North Plainfield Police Department STEP Program Chief William Parenti June 26, 2014
North Plainfield Police Chief William Parenti is pleased to announce that the Borough’s STEP, (Summer Teen Evening Program), began on Tuesday, June 24, at the North Plainfield Middle School gymnasium at 34 Wilson Avenue. The program will run from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. On Tuesdays and Thursdays till August 14. The program allows borough youth to gather in a safe and secure environment for pickup basketball games, and conversation; refreshments are also provided. Funding for the program is provided by the Municipal Alliance and the Youth Services Commission. Volunteers and personnel from the Board of Education and the Police Department are always present. This year will be the program’s 15th year in operation and is a huge success. “We usually have between 50 and 60, it’s a great example of community organizations and the Borough’s youth coming together”, Chief Parenti said. The program culminates on the last night, August 14, which will be a barbecue style picnic. All borough teens are welcome to attend.