Police & Fire

Dog Stolen in Car Theft at Newark Airport Found in Elizabeth, BMW Still Missing

2d0cbb8d7945e47d22c1_IMG_00611_-_Edited.jpg
Jack Jack, 12-year-old Jack Russell Terrier was found in Elizabeth this afternoon after it was stolen in a car theft at Newark Liberty International Airport. Credits: Courtesy of Jude Zimmerman
3873d28ac41c9f4d856d_4B6A2B39-1.jpg
Jack Jack, 12-year-old Jack Russell Terrier was found in Elizabeth this afternoon after it was stolen in a car theft at Newark Liberty International Airport. Credits: Courtesy of Jude Zimmerman
a22341b666be0fc875de_A1B8E6EC-1.jpg
Jack Jack, 12-year-old Jack Russell Terrier was found in Elizabeth this afternoon after it was stolen in a car theft at Newark Liberty International Airport. Credits: Courtesy of Jude Zimmerman
2d0cbb8d7945e47d22c1_IMG_00611_-_Edited.jpg

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Cranford woman can let out a slight sigh of relief now that she found her dog that was stolen along with her car yesterday morning at Newark International Liberty Airport.

Jude Zimmerman, the dog’s owner, said her 12-year-old Jack Russell Terrier named Jack Jack was found at Sun Deli on Madison Avenue in Elizabeth this afternoon. She said the deli’s owner took good care of him, but had no additional information.

“Someone said there was a lead on the Union County lost and found pets Facebook page,” Zimmerman said, referring to her dog. “Someone called me and said [the dog] might be at this deli."

Sign Up for E-News

But Zimmerman’s 2017 440i BMW blue convertible is still missing. Authorities said a suspect drove off with Zimmerman’s car with the dog in it around 6:30 a.m. yesterday while it was idling by a curb at door No. 5 at Terminal C.

Zimmerman said she was at the airport to pick up her 23-year-old son, who was coming home for a family member’s funeral. She got out of her car and left the driver-side door open to call out her son’s name. That’s when she says a man got out of a car and hopped into hers.

“I grabbed the door handle and I just screamed,” Zimmerman said. “It’s crazy. I’ve never seen anything like this my life.”

She described the suspect as a black male who was wearing a black du-rag and a red sweatshirt with a blue stripe on it.

The BMW had temporary New Jersey plates at the time it was stolen, police said. No arrests have been made and Port Authority police are still investigating.

TAPintoElizabeth.net is Elizabeth’s free daily news source. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook at and Twitter @TAPElizabeth.

Download the TAPinto App!  Click here for Android.  Click here for iOS.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Elizabeth

Union County’s Free Summer Concert Series Launches Fri, June 22

June 22, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra kicks off Union County’s 57th annual Summer Arts Festival series of free outdoor concerts sponsored by the Freeholder Board with an evening of Broadway favorites, beloved opera overtures and more on Friday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

Attendees are also invited to bring a mat or beach towel and join ...

Happenings this Week in the City of Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - Do you what is happening this week in Elizabeth? Here is a list by Mayor Bollwage’s office of events happening around the City.

Tuesday, June 19 - Completion Ceremony 

(11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 40 West Jersey Street, Elizabeth) - The completion ceremony of the NJ Youth Corps of Elizabeth at the Union County College Kellogg Building. 

Wednesday, June 20 - ...

Make Music Roselle Park Lineup Includes Rock Bands, Singer-songwriters, Free Harmonica Lesson

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The lineup for the first-ever Make Music Roselle Park will include two rock bands, a pair of singer-songwriters, a free beginner harmonica lesson and more.

The event being held on June 21, Make Music Roselle Park is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill ...

Linden Man Arrested After Explosion in Cranford

June 22, 2018

CRANFORD - On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7:06 p.m. the Cranford Police Department received
information that an explosion was heard in the area of Raritan Road and Summit Terrace. Through
a joint investigation with the Union County Prosecutor's Office and Linden Police Department, the
Cranford Police Department Detective Bureau identified a suspect through surveillance video ...

Gov. Murphy still pushing a millionaire's tax, won’t say when he'll sign sports betting, weed bills

June 11, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With a showdown on the state budget looming just 22 days away, Gov. Phil Murphy today re-emphasized his call for a tax on the state’s wealthiest households while hoping to avoid another shutdown of state government.

“Do I still want a millionaire’s tax? The answer is ‘yes,’ “ Murphy said at a press conference at the John ...

'Half Time' delivers with sterling cast

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other talents.

The musical centers on an effort to have seniors perform a dance number during ...

'Half Time' lights up Paper Mill stage

‘Half Time’ turns the tables on aging in gleeful production

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other ...

All New Blue Jean Ball Fights Hunger with Style

June 22, 2018

Annual Gala is Revamped, Reimagined, and Reinvigorated to Support the FoodBank’s Mission
Honoring Goya Foods, David Tepper, and CFBNJ Volunteer Corps

HILLSIDE, NJ—June 22, 2018

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey held its All New Blue Jean Ball on Saturday, June 16 at the Central Railroad Terminal in Liberty State Park. Historically a low-key affair, the annual gala was ...