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Elizabeth Man Charged in Flemington Overdose Death

February 13, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ -  An Elizabeth man has been arrested on drug charges after an overdose death that happened here on Jan. 27.

If found guilty, Richard Deo, 37, could face a 20-year prison sentence, according to Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.

The prosecutor said in a press release that he “will continue to use all resources available to seek out and prosecute ...

Elizabeth Man Convicted of Fatal Stabbing in Night Club Parking Lot

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Union County jury has returned guilty verdicts on all charges against Rosendo Salomon Gomez-Serpas, 25, from Elizabeth for  stabbing a man to death in a nightclub parking lot in 2016, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan

Gomez-Serpas, was convicted of murder and two related weapons offenses following a three-week trial before Superior Court ...

Two Local Non-Profits Seek Support for People with Disabilities and Others Left Homeless by Fire

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ – Two local non-profit organizations are working together to find housing and other needs for many residents that were left homeless when a fire ripped through their apartment building on 3rd Avenue in Roselle. 

The fire broke out in the early morning hours of Feb. 3 on the third floor of the apartment complex and quickly spread throughout the building.

Elizabeth and Other Fire Departments Assist Roselle in Battling Early Morning Apartment Blaze

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Fire Department, along with mutual aid from Elizabeth and many surrounding towns, responded Saturday morning to a fire that broke out in an apartment building on the 700 Block of East 3rd Avenue. 

The fire started at about 6:49 a.m. and quickly engulfed the building, said authorities. Roselle Fire Chief Paul Mucha said the blaze began as a stove fire and quickly ...

Elizabeth Man Charged with Human Trafficking of Two Young Women

ELIZABETH, NJ - Milton Valentine, 47 from Elizabeth has been charged with ten counts of first-degree human trafficking, and second-degree sexual assault and third-degree promoting prostitution. according to acting Union County Prosecutor Ann M. Luvera.

Authorities say a three-month Special Victims Unit investigation into Valentine’s activities was initiated after receiving a tip ...

Elizabeth Man Admits to DWI of Fatal Hit and Run of Newark Man In Linden

ELIZABETH, NJ - Eduardo Perez, 33, from Elizabeth pleaded guilty on Monday to charges including second-degree vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated in connection with the death of 23-year-old Mujahid Henry of Newark. 

Perez admitted to driving drunk on the night he struck and killed Henery in Linden last year before fleeing the scene of the crime, authorities said. 

At ...

Salermo Jewelers Robbers Receive Combined Sentence of 25 Years

Essex County, NJ - Tyrone Shoulars, 23, and James Richardson, 28, both from Newark, have been sentenced to a combined total of 25 years in state prison for the 2014 daytime armed robbery of Salermo Jewelers in Elizabeth. 

On Nov. 24 Elizabeth police units responded to Salermo Jewelers on Elizabeth Avenue near U.S. Routes 1and 9 to find that the store had been held up at gunpoint, ...

Elizabeth Man Convicted of Distributing Child Pornography on Internet

ELIZABETH, NJ - Jerrel D. Harris, 32, from Elizabeth, has been found guilty by a Union County jury of second-degree distribution of child pornography, second-degree offering child pornography (storing or maintaining child pornography using a file-sharing program), and third-degree possession of child pornography.

Harris was one of 28 defendants charged in the 2014 Operation Predator Alert, a ...

Four Men from Middlesex County Charged in Connection with Elizabeth Homicide

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Prosecutor Ann M. Luvera says four Middlesex County relatives have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of an East Brunswick man outside an Elizabeth restaurant last weekend.

Tyquan Fuqua, 26, and Almalik Fuqua, 27, both of New Brunswick, and Allan Blackburn, 29, and Derek Fuqua, 40, both of Milltown, were all charged with murder, conspiracy to commit ...

Reward Offered in Connection with the Weekend Shooting In Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Crime Stoppers are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment of the person involved in a shooting that took place in Elizabeth over the weekend that killed an East Brunswick man.

Authorities say the man has been identified as 30-year-old Tyrone Osorio of East Brunswick.

Elizabeth Police say, patrol units responding to ...

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