Piscataway firefighter Justin Tran accused of false alarms

Police say a volunteer firefighter in central New Jersey phoned in numerous false alarms possibly because he wanted more experience responding to emergencies.



Piscataway police have charged 18-year-old Justin tran of South Plainfield with 14 counts of causing public alarm.



Tran was a member of Arbor Hose Company #1.



Authorities say Tran made numerous phone calls reporting suspicious odors and smoke conditions, which proved unfounded. He also is accused of reporting a small fire in a park which was extinguished by a police officer before the fire company arrived.



It is not known if Tran has a lawyer who can comment on the charges.


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