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Union County Sheriff’s Officer Charged with Theft from Linden Home Depot

December 7, 2018

ELIZABETH,  NJ - A Union County Sheriff’s Officer has been charged with recruiting the assistance of an employee from a local Home Depot to help him steal more than $5,000 in home remodeling merchandise earlier this year, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

Officer Jose Beltran, 30, of Elizabeth is charged with third-degree theft and third-degree conspiracy to ...

Elizabeth Man Found Guilty of Aggravated Manslaughter After Fatally Injuring Livery Driver

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Union County jury has returned guilty verdicts against the Elizabeth man who assaulted and then fatally injured a livery driver following an argument over a dinged car in the parking lot of a local strip mall last year, said acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan on Friday.

Emmanuel John, 33, was convicted of first-degree aggravated manslaughter, second-degree ...

Armed Robber Gets Extended 50 Year Term in Elizabeth Liquor Store Shooting

ELIZABETH, NJ -  A Newark man who attempted to rob and then shot a customer at an Elizabeth liquor store last year has been sentenced to an extended term of 50 years in state prison for the crime, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. 

Gary Jones, 45, of Newark was sentenced Thursday by state Superior Court Judge Daniel R. Lindemann, who also ruled that ...

Elizabeth Woman Admits to Role in $2 Million Debt Payoff Scheme

NEWARK, NJ - An Elizabeth woman admitted this week to making and using phony money orders, cashier’s checks, receipts, and other fabricated documents to fraudulently discharge $2 million in mortgages, student loans, and other financial obligations, says U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Melissa Reynolds, 43, of Elizabeth, pleaded guilty and was charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud, ...

Division of Consumer Affairs Takes Action Against Dozens of “Notarios” Including Seven from Elizabeth for Fraudulently Offering Immigration Services

NEWARK, NJ - The Division of Consumer Affairs announced last week that they have issued Notices of Violation against 28 businesses that allegedly defrauded consumers by offering immigration services that they are not legally permitted to provide. Seven of those businesses were located in the City of Elizabeth. 

The Notices of Violation, which seek a total of $326,000 in civil penalties, ...

Surveillance Video: Last Years Halloween Shooting In Elizabeth of Two Women Still Remains Unsolved

ELIZABETH, NJ - On the one-year anniversary of a shooting that left a Roselle woman and an Elizabeth woman fatally wounded in an Elizabeth park on Halloween night, investigators are again asking the public for any assistance they can offer in helping solve the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan said on Wednesday. 

The Prosecutor’s Office is re-releasing video ...

Elizabeth Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty for Neglecting Her Two Dogs

ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth woman has been charged with animal cruelty for neglecting two of her pet dogs before recently surrendering them to a local shelter.

Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday Maritza Acevedo, 45, has been charged with two counts of fourth-degree animal cruelty. 

On Thursday, September 27, Acevedo turned over a pair of 2-year-old ...

Elizabeth Man Sentenced to 75 Years for Murder After Killing Girlfriend on Easter of 2016

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth man who killed his girlfriend on Easter Sunday 2016 before fleeing the state with their infant daughter has been sentenced to 75 years in state prison for the crime, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

Arturo Alomas 35, from Elizabeth, will have to serve a minimum of 85 percent of the term before the possibility of parole under the conditions ...

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