Driver Trapped for Hours, Murder Probe Ongoing Top Local News
Watchung Police will start using social media, alleged purse-snatcher sought other top stories.
The driver of a vehicle that went off Interstate 78 near the Bernards-Warren border was trapped for hours Tuesday afternoon before finally extricated, State Police said.
Authorities are continuing their investigation of the homicide of Lamont Downing, the 34-year-old Watchung man who was found shot to death inside a minivan in Irvington last week.
Green Brook is interested in acquiring a lease to the former ranger’s house at Washington Rock Park.
The Watchung Police Department has joined the social media revolution. Spurred by suggestions in the wake of Superstorm Sandy to improve communications with residents in times of emergencies, the police department will now be posting on Facebook, tweeting on Twitter and implementing the Nixle network in Watchung.
Watchung is continuing to work on improving its response and operations during emergencies. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Councilman Stephen Pote a meeting of emergency responders, borough officials and school district officials in an “after action review" in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
Watchung police are investigating an alleged purse-snatching in the Shop Rite parking lot on Nov. 29.
A 33-year-old Newark man was arrested at the Watchung Target on Nov. 24 after police said he used counterfeit $100 bills at the store.