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$1,000 Halloween Hit and Run Reward in North Plainfield, NJ

NORTH PLAINFIELD — Somerset County’s Crime Stoppers announced on Wednesday that up to $1,000 could be awarded to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest of those responsible for a trick-or-treat incident involving pedestrians.

No suspect was identified, a month after the hit-and-run at the intersection of Mountain Avenue and Jeffries Place in North Plainfield just before 6:30 p.m. on October 31, Halloween night, according to a news release from the Somerset County Attorney’s Office on Thursday.

According to prosecutors, a 21-year-old woman and a 7-year-old boy had to be taken to a trauma center for treatment of serious injuries.

After interviewing witnesses, authorities said they believe the vehicle that hit the couple was a gold or dark-colored sedan that was exiting the scene at high speed westbound on Mountain Avenue.

The investigation is ongoing, the prosecutor said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Somerset County Attorney’s Office at 908-231-7100, the North Plainfield Police Department at 908-769-2937, or the STOPit app using the access code SOMERSETNJ.

Somerset County Crime Stoppers also accept anonymous tips at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477).

Patrick Lavery is a reporter and host for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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