Law & Justice

May 22, 2020

ELIZABETH, NJ - Dakeem Stockling, 19, of Elizabeth has been charged with second-degree distribution of child pornography and third-degree possession of child pornography, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Friday. The charges are the result of an investigation by the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Union County jury has returned a guilty verdict against an Elizabeth man caught with a handgun in his apartment a little more than two years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Tuesday. Following a two-week trial before Union County Superior Court ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man is facing multiple serious drug charges following the seizure of sizeable quantities of methamphetamine and gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) from his home, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo. Authorities say, Christopher Durkin, 56, has been ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Reginald Swinney, 29, of Elizabeth, in connection with a burglary that occurred on Monday, February 17, in Newark.  According to Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose, that just before 4:30 a.m., police responded to an East Ward ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – An Elizabeth, man previously convicted of multiple felonies was found guilty in federal court of being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. Jarrell L. Daniels, 29, of Elizabeth, was convicted after a two and a half-day trial before U.S.

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An adult and a juvenile have been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal shooting that took place last month in Elizabeth. According to acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo, Newark resident George Thompson, 22, and a 17-year-old whose identity is being ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A property manager at an Elizabeth apartment complex has been sentenced after admitting to siphoning tens of thousands of dollars out of an elderly tenant’s bank account over the course of about a year and a half. According to acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man is in custody after being charged with using a social media account to send and receive digital files depicting child pornography.  According to acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo, Henrique Rodrigues, 50, is charged with second and third-degree ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ—Mayor J. Christian Bollwage announced on Tuesday that the City of Elizabeth is strongly considering going forward in joining Newark in intervening or teaming up with the County of Union in a Class Action lawsuit against New York City over a controversial program that sent homeless ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man is in custody and charged in connection with five commercial vehicle burglaries that occurred over the span of two days in Cranford last week, resulting in thousands of dollars’ worth of work tools being stolen.  Steven Cuartas, 30, from Elizabeth is charged with ...

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NEWARK – An arrest of a Brooklyn man who is a suspect in several carjackings in Newark and Elizabeth, during a spree from Oct. 13 to Oct. 16. was announced this week by Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose. “Our detectives followed leads to Brooklyn, where they positively identified ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Arlie Rodriguez, 47, of Elizabeth pleaded guilty this week to fatally strangling one woman and trying to kill another in the same manner at an Elizabeth apartment building a little more than six years ago, says acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo. At approximately ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An investigation into the circumstances of a man’s death that occurred late last week, while he was in custody of the Elizabeth Police Department, in under investigation according to acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo. According to authorities, at approximately ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Laquan McCall, 28, of Elizabeth has been arrested and charged in connection with an altercation at a local bar that ended with a man’s death earlier this year.  According to acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo, McCall is charged with first-degree aggravated ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A former Elizabeth resident who fled overseas after killing a man and attempting to kill two women during a drive-by shooting a little more than seven years ago has been sentenced to 60 years in state prison for the crime, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V.

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Natalia Calderon-Diaz, 33, of Elizabeth is charged with a single count of second-degree theft after authorities say while as Property manager of an Elizabeth complex she siphoned more than $120,000 out of an elderly tenant’s bank account over the course of about a year and a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Four People have been charged for fraudulently enrolling their children in the school district’s free and reduced-price lunch program by drastically under-reporting their household income, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo. Nelly Acevedo, 52 an ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Northern State Prison corrections officer Avril D. Richardson, 46, of Elizabeth has been sentenced to three years probation in a Superior Court in Newark.  According to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, in addition to probation, Richardson was forced to ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Ronald Santiago, Jr., 22, of Elizabeth has been charged by a Union County Grand Jury after they returned with a five-count indictment, charging him with robbing and fatally shooting a man outside a local housing complex on June 4, says acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V.

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NEWARK, NJ - An Elizabeth man was arrested along with 30 others in a drug bust that netted $1 million in marijuana, and 7 Guns Recovered.  Kelvin Portes, age 30, of Elizabeth, was charged with Conspiracy to distribute CDS. Others charged were from Newark, Hillside Kearny, Bradley Beach, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - This Friday Night at Elizabeth’s Dunn Center dozens of student-athletes from a total of four towns will battle it out in the second annual Union County Prosecutor’s Office Summer Slam Youth Basketball Tournament. The four teams will be coached by sworn members of law enforcement, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Carteret Park was buzzing with activity on Tuesday night as the community came together for the 36th Annual National Night Out.  The annual event brings neighbors together to promote strong police-community partnerships, and neighborhoods a safer and more caring place to live and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - After failing to register, 14 sex offenders were tracked down by members of the Elizabeth Police Dept. Union County Prosecutor’s Office, Union County Sheriff’s Office, New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, New Jersey State Parole Board, New Jersey State Police, and U.S. Marshals ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Prosecutor’s Office (UCPO) has released a public statement regarding the non-fatal use of deadly force by a retired law enforcement officer in Elizabeth in September of 2017. The statement reads as follows: “At approximately 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20, ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  A Massachusetts man that was arrested at the Jersey Gardens Mall in Elizabeth was charged on Monday with conspiring to sell five kilograms of heroin in the parking lot at the mall.  According to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, Jose Manuel M. Ramos Lemus, 50, a citizen of Mexico ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Union County jury returned guilty verdicts on Friday on all charges against a former Elizabeth resident who fled overseas after killing a man in a drive-by shooting nearly seven years ago. According to acting Union County Prosecutor Jennifer Davenport, Eslam Gad, 30, from ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Investigators say they continue to pursue answers and ask for information from the public for the disappearance of a 2-year-old in Elizabeth that took place 20 years ago,  According to Acting Union County Prosecutor Jennifer Davenport, toddler Kevin Sabir Barthrop was last seen ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Andre Dawson III, 39, from Union Township has been sentenced to eight years in prison for physically assaulting a pregnant, on-duty NJ TRANSIT bus driver in downtown Elizabeth earlier this year says, acting Union County Prosecutor Jennifer Davenport.  Dawson III had pleaded ...

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