News for Plainfield, NJ. The city of Plainfield is the 2nd most populous municipality in Union County and the 35th most populous in New Jersey with more than 49,800 resident. The mayor in 2011 is Adrian Mapp.
NJ police net 40 fugitives, including 5 accused of murder
"Operation Essex" was carried out over five days, as police arrested individuals charged with homicide, aggravated assault, sex assault and other counts.
20-year-old man arrested for fatal shooting in Plainfield
Officers responded to the area of Kensington Avenue on reports of gunshots.
NJ man who stabbed girlfriend 94 times wins appeal for new trial
Anthony James of Plainfield won his appeal for a new trial after a court overturned his conviction for stabbing his girlfriend 94 times in September 2011.
Arrest made in targeted shooting of Plainfield, NJ teen in Harlem
Justin Streeter's family moved to Plainfield to escape the violence of New York City.
Plainfield teen shot in the head in targeted killing, cops say
The 14-year-old was with another teen when numerous shots were fired at them by a man who fled.
Girl killed, dozens displaced by Plainfield, NJ fire
The girl was found by firefighters along with an older child who suffered smoke inhalation.
NJ man indicted in 2 knifepoint rapes in Westfield, Plainfield
Terence Rhue is facing 17 charges stemming from two violent sexual assaults, two weeks apart in Union County in October 2021.
These three NJ cities rank among 20 worst in U.S. for pedestrians
Elizabeth ranked No. 1 for 2022, with Jersey City checking in at No. 11 and Plainfield at No. 19.
New trial for Plainfield, NJ murderer; witness intimidated jury
The judges wrote that they were "constrained" to issue the decision because of a dramatic outburst from a single witness.
Police: Third suspect accused in North Plainfield shooting death
Jose Branch is the latest arrest stemming from the March 1 shooting death of 26-year-old Steve Camino.