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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, ...

Roselle Park Tutor/Substitute Teacher Arrested and Charged with Inappropriately Touching an Elizabeth Teenager

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A Roselle Park Tutor/Substitute Teacher, Nestor Saavedra, 49, was arrested and charged with inappropriately touching an Elizabeth teenager, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour.

Authorities say, after an investigation led by Roselle Park Police Detective John Deegan, revealed that Saavedra was tutoring the victim in his Roselle Park home when ...

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 ...

Police Investigating Daytime Shooting in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ--Police are investigating a daytime shooting on Wednesday that sent at least one person to the hospital in Elizabeth with gunshot wounds.

According to initial reports, police responded to a call for shots fired at Elizabeth Avenue and 5th Street shortly before 11 a.m.

At the scene, police discovered a person suffering from a gunshot wound.

Authorities say that they ...

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 ...

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 ...

Multiple Vehicle Accident in Elizabeth-EMS, Fire and Police on Scene

Elizabeth, N.J.--Elizabeth police, fire, and EMS are at the scene of a multiple-vehicle crash on Spring street.
Multiple injuries have been reported and victims have been transported to UMDNJ for treatment. 

No further information is available at this time.

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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 ...

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