Union County News

Arrest Made in Child Luring Case in Roselle Park, Suspect from Roselle

Robert Tyson Jr. of Roselle Arrested in Child Luring Incident Credits: Roselle Park Police
Suspect's Car in Child Luring Incident in Roselle Park Credits: Roselle Park Police

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - After an extensive search for a suspect that tried to lure a 16 year old male in his car earlier this week on West Grant Avenue in Roselle Park came to an end today when police located the suspect and the car in question.  

Robert Tyson JR, age 22, of East 10th Ave Roselle, an unemployed delivery driver, was arrested today by Roselle Park Detective John Deegan. 

According to Police, Deegan had received a tip that a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle, a gold or tan Chevrolet Impala, was parked and occupied in a local Union County park. The caller reported that the driver of that vehicle also matched the description of the attempted luring suspect. While en route to that location, detectives passed a vehicle they believed was the suspect from the park. They conducted a traffic stop on Locust Street in Roselle and soon confirmed that this was in fact the same vehicle. 

Sign Up for E-News

A subsequent investigation revealed that the driver of this car, Robert Tyson, was identified as the attempted luring suspect from the April 26th incident. Tyson was arrested and has an appearance pending in the Roselle Park Municipal Court on May 12, 2016.  

The incident was first reported to police on April 26, around 9:37 a.m., when a 16 year old Roselle Park resident was walking in the area of W. Clay Ave at Hawthorne St. The youth was stopped by an individual driving a gold, four door, Chevy Impala. The driver of the vehicle was described as a heavy set, African-American male, with short black hair, no facial hair, approximately in his late twenties to thirties. Once stopped the driver had a brief conversation with the juvenile that was sexually explicit in nature and tried to entice him into the vehicle. The juvenile quickly walked away in the opposite direction and the driver quickly drove away eastbound on W. Clay Ave.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Chlorine Drum Rupture Shuts Down Nomahegan Swim Club in Westfield

July 13, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — A ruptured chlorine drum has forced closure of Nomahegan Swim Club on Springfield Avenue Friday afternoon.

According to a Westfield police officer on the scene, a 1,000-gallon drum of chlorine ruptured.

In addition to the swim club being closed, some area streets around the swim club near the border of Mountainside and Springfield were cordoned off. According ...

Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

July 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, and ...

Union County College Foundation’s 3rd “Close the Gap” Campaign Surpasses Goal

July 18, 2018

With over 150 guests and volunteers in attendance, the Union County College Foundation surpassed their goal and raised nearly $55,000 at their 3rd Annual Close the Gap Campaign cocktail reception. Held on July 11, in the Richel Student Commons at the College’s Cranford campus, this campaign was developed by a small group of dedicated community volunteers to support the College’s ...

Westfield Area YMCA: Take Swim Lessions This Summer

The Westfield Area YMCA is providing a free one-week guest pass to non-members which will also enable access to purchase a week of swim lessons at full member rates during the summer.  The one-week guest pass includes use of the Y’s fitness facilities, land and water group exercise classes and open gym/swim.

“Our goal is to have people of all ages and skill levels grow to ...

More Traffic, No Solution – Letter to Governor Phil Murphy

July 17, 2018

Dear Governor Phil Murphy,

From the mid-1970’s, when I was age 12, I’ve had this vivid memory of watching my parents participate in a peaceful demonstration against the construction of a 12-story hotel complex just behind our backyard. In fact, on Wednesday, September 29, 1976, the local newspaper ran an article with a photo showing my mother and her protest placard. The memory of ...