Armed and Dangerous Man Sought- Elizabeth Police Ask the Public for Assistance

November 21, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ--Elizabeth police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating an armed and dangerous man wanted on multiple arrest warrants and according to officials all of the warrants are for violent crimes.

Police have identified the man as William Valentin, 42, Valentin is of Puerto Rican descent, muscular build, with hazel eyes and black hair, approximately 5'05" tall, ...

Three Defendants Sentenced to Nearly 70 Years for Violent Scrap Metal Yard Robbery

ELIZABETH, NJ-- Three defendants that were charged in connection with a violent 2014 robbery of an Elizabeth scrap metal yard have been sentenced to a total of nearly 70 years in prison, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas Isenhour announced today.

State Superior Court Judge Robert Kirsch on Friday sentenced Rafael Clemmons, 30, of Irvington to 25 years in state prison while Steven Chambers, ...

Elizabeth School Board Member Charged with DUI

LINDEN, NJ— A member of the Elizabeth school board was charged with driving under the influence, after crashing into another vehicle in Linden last month.

On Oct. 15, police responded to a report of an accident at the intersection of South Park Avenue and Route 1. According to Linden police, Daniel Nina, a school board member, and an Elizabeth firefighter was making a turn onto South ...

Violent Overnight Crash in Elizabeth, Victim Air-Lifted to Hospital

ELIZABETH, N.J.—An overnight crash involving a car and a Shop Rite tractor-trailer is under investigation by the Elizabeth Police Department.

According to reports, the forceful accident happened shortly before 2:15 a.m. in the 500 block of Dowd Avenue. When emergency responders arrived at the scene, crews found the truck and the car fully engulfed in flames.

The injured driver of the ...

Plainfield Man Indicted for Sexual Assault of a Minor

Plainfield, N.J.--A Union County grand jury has returned a four-count indictment against a Plainfield man charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a child earlier this year, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas Isenhour announced Thursday. 

Walter Sosa, 33, is charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, two counts of second-degree sexual assault, and second-degree ...

Authorities Seeking Information on Vehicle of Interest in Elizabeth Double Homicide

Elizabeth, N.J.--Investigators have identified a vehicle believed to have been used in the fatal shooting of two women in Elizabeth shortly after midnight last Wednesday near Jackson Park, and assistance from the public is being requested to determine its connection to the person or persons responsible for the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas Isenhour announced Thursday.  

The ...

Elizabeth Resident Killed in Fatal Collision With Off-Duty Police Officer

Elizabeth, NJ.--The Union County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a fatal collision involving an off-duty Elizabeth Police Department officer is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas Isenhour announced Thursday.

The deceased motorist has been identified as Jairo Lozano, 29, of Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Police Department patrol units were dispatched to the area of ...

Double Fatal Shooting in Elizabeth is Under Investigation

Elizabeth, NJ--A deadly overnight shooting that left two women dead in Elizabeth is currently under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas Isenhour announced Wednesday.

The victims have been identified as Shaniquah Richardson, 24, of Franklin Street in Elizabeth and Rah-Zhane Lee, 22, of East 4th Avenue in Roselle. 

Shortly after midnight on Wednesday, Elizabeth Police ...

Drug Lord for NJ Trafficking Organization is Extradited from Dominican Republic

NEWARK, N.J. – A Dominican national was extradited to the United States over the weekend for his alleged role in a drug trafficking organization responsible for over 16 kilograms of heroin that were seized in New Jersey and New York, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

Wellington Luna De La Cruz, a/k/a “Orlando Luna Cruz,” a/k/a “Luis ...

Drug Kingpin, Second-in-Command Sentenced in Major Drug Mill Operation

Elizabeth, NJ.--The top two ring-leaders of a drug empire, caught with millions of dollars’ worth of heroin nearly three years ago have been sentenced to a combined total of 26 years in state prison for their part in the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas Isenhour announced Monday.

This was the largest drug seizure in Union County in a decade and was responsible for ...

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