• Plainfield September 22, 2022 5:21 pm

    Man Arrested for Allegedly Kidnapping, Assaulting Girlfriend in Plainfield: Police

    A Plainfield man was arrested after being accused of kidnapping and assaulting his girlfriend in August, resulting in serious injuries, police said. Officials said 25-year-old Matteo Ortiz was arrested on a warrant Thursday while appearing in court. On Aug. 25, police received a report that a woman had been kidnapped and beaten by Ortiz, who was her boyfriend at the…

  • Plainfield June 15, 2022 8:08 pm

    ‘Desperate Need': Plainfield Police Hiring Part-Time Dispatchers

    The Plainfield Police Department is hiring part-time dispatchers. In the last year, the department lost 75% of their part-time staff, going from six part-time dispatchers to one. “Over the years we have had our ups and downs, but currently there is a more desperate need. There are not many applicants coming in and some of the applicants are not qualified…

  • Plainfield June 13, 2022 5:32 pm

    Man Bites Officer During Arrest in Plainfield: Police

    A man accused of trying to “settle a dispute” with a knife allegedly bit a police officer during his arrest, police said. Officials said they tried to arrest a man after observing suspicious activity at the Valero gas station on East Main Street in the Central Village section of Plainfield. Authorities tried to speak with the man, but he fled…

  • Plainfield June 14, 2022 3:29 pm

    Man Found Dead in Driveway in Plainfield Was Struck By Vehicle: Police

    Police believe a man found dead in a Plainfield driveway this weekend was injured when he was struck by his vehicle. Officials said they received a call reporting an unconscious man on Ward Avenue in the Moosup section of town early Sunday morning. Responding officers found 56-year-old Michael Roberts and he was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced…

  • Plainfield May 15, 2022 10:02 pm

    Plainfield Police Investigating After Two People Allegedly Stole From Business

    Police are investigating after a Plainfield business owner reported that a motor vehicle that had allegedly stolen from his property before had returned. On Sunday around 3:44 a.m., the Plainfield Police Department received a call from the owner stating that the suspicious motor vehicle was back on his property. Police said the business owner was able to locate the vehicle…

  • Plainfield May 13, 2022 10:47 am

    30-Year-Old Taken to Hospital After Motorcycle Crash in Plainfield

    A man was taken to the hospital on Thursday after losing control and falling off his motorcycle in Plainfield. According to the Plainfield Police Department, around 8:25 a.m., emergency crew members responded to the area of 49 Canterbury Road for a report of a motorcycle crash. Police said a 30-year-old male from Danielson was traveling eastbound on Canterbury Road when…

  • Plainfield April 6, 2022 6:24 pm

    Plainfield Police Look for UHaul With Stolen Motorcycles

    Police in Plainfield are looking for a UHaul that has two stolen motorcycles in the back. Officials said the motorcycles were taken from a business called Motorsports Nation on Norwich Road at approximately 5:45 a.m. The two motorcycles stolen were a green 2022 Kawasaki KLX 140 and a black 2022 Kawasaki BR 125, according to authorities. Two men allegedly loaded…

  • Plainfield March 22, 2022 3:40 pm

    Plainfield Town Computer System Hit by Ransomware Attack

    The Town of Plainfield’s computer system suffered a ransomware attack over the weekend, according to police. The attack is affecting the police department and some town administration computers, according to Deputy Police Chief William Wolfburg. Plainfield police currently have no access to electronic records, no access to view or download bodycam video, can’t perform fingerprinting services, and have limited...

  • Plainfield Police Department March 18, 2022 11:10 pm

    Youth Shot With BB Gun Before Getting His Bike Stolen in Plainfield

    A youth is injured after being shot with a BB gun in Plainfield on Friday, according to police. Around 6:30 p.m., several crews responded to the area of South Walnut Street in the Wauregan section after getting a report that a youth had been shot with a BB gun. According to officials, the youth was riding his bicycle when a…

  • Plainfield February 4, 2022 9:38 pm

    Truck Loses Control, Crashes Into Garage in Plainfield

    Plainfield Police said a driver lost control of their truck and crashed into a garage, causing extensive damage on Friday. Officials said they responded to a home on Norwich Road at approximately 5:15 p.m. for the incident. The driver of the truck appeared to have lost control of his vehicle in a private driveway, traveled across Norwich Road in reverse…

  • hit-and-run January 9, 2022 8:39 pm

    Police Look For Car Involved in Plainfield Hit-and-Run

    Plainfield Police are looking for your help finding the car involved in a hit-and-run crash that happened Sunday evening. Officials said they responded to the 2-car crash at approximately 4:20 p.m. in the area of Squaw Rock Road in the Moosup section on town. Responding crews determined that a car driving west on High Street was rammed into by another…

  • Plainfield December 25, 2021 9:48 am

    Man Arrested After Being Accused of Shooting Into Home With Children: PD

    A man was arrested after he allegedly shot into a home with multiple children inside in Plainfield, police said. Officials said they arrested 28-year-old Jacob Hughes on Friday after they received reports of shots being fired in the area of Second Street on Dec. 18. Responding officers determined that shots were fired during a family violence altercation over a child….

  • Plainfield November 8, 2021 8:29 am

    Teen Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle in Plainfield

    A teen was hit by a Dodge Caravan while walking on Norwich Road in Plainfield Sunday afternoon and he suffered minor injuries, according to police. Officials said police responded to the scene at approximately 2:45 p.m. and determined that a car traveling north on Norwich Road failed to stay in its lane and struck the 15-year-old. The driver fled the…

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