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Elizabeth Man Involved in Hostage Situation Charged with Kidnapping

March 27, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Elizabeth man who held a six-year-old boy hostage for hours beginning Sunday morning, March 26, has been charged in connection with the incident, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park and Elizabeth Police Department Deputy Chief John Brennan jointly announced March 27.  

LeRoy Boyd, 38, is charged with second-degree kidnapping and third-degree possession ...

Man Takes Child Hostage in Mravlag Manor

ELIZABETH, NJ – A hostage situation developed at 9 a.m. this morning in Mravlag Manor when a man took a six-year-old child as hostage in what is believed to be a domestic dispute.

The man, who refused to leave the apartment, was believed to be armed and a SWAT team was on the scene. The woman occupant of the apartment, reportedly the man’s girlfriend, has left the apartment and is ...

Three Alarm Fire Rages on Elmora Avenue

ELIZABETH, NJ – A fire in a six-story multiple dwelling on the 300 block of Elmora Avenue quickly progressed from a two-alarm to a three-alarm fire with one firefighter injured.

At one point, fire was visible and found in the walls before it was extinguished. Occupants were seen on the fire escape directly beneath the fire apartment.

Primary searches were completed and cleared. EMS ...

Fugitive Apprehension Team Arrests Elizabeth Man For Aggravated Assault and Weapon Possession

NEWARK, NJ – An Elizabeth man was arrested by Newark Police Department’s Fugitive Apprehension Team (F.A.T.) March 21 and charged with aggravated assault, according to Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose.

Lorenzo Piar, 30, was arrested for an incident that occurred Saturday, March 11, on North Sixth Street in Newark. Piar, a relative of the male victim, pointed a ...

Newark Man Leads Roselle Park Police on a Chase Through Roselle and Elizabeth

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A Newark man led police on a high speed chase that went through multiple towns before being stopped in Elizabeth. 

According to police, Courtney D. Baker, age 30 of Newark, was arrested after a chase took place as Baker drove at a high rate of speed recklessly through the streets of Roselle Park, Roselle and Elizabeth at approximately 02:09 a.m Sat.

Plainfield Man Admits to Killing Infant Son     

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- A Plainfield man has admitted to killing his infant son nearly four years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Thursday. Michael Bell, 39, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single count of aggravated manslaughter.

On May 10, 2013, Plainfield Police Division patrol units traveled to Bell’s home on Lee Place to find 4-month-old Zion Bell ...

Elizabeth Police Capture Suspect After Pursuit, Three-Car Accident

ELIZABETH, NJ – A vehicle stop by Elizabeth police resulted in the pursuit of the suspect and a three-vehicle accident with a minivan and school bus, reported police spokesman Lt. Timothy Geddes.

According to Lt. Geddes, Elizabeth police officers were involved in a confidential investigation March 15during which they attempted to stop a vehicle.  The suspect vehicle fled, and after ...

Elizabeth Braces for Impending Snow Storm

Elizabeth, NJ - A weather statement issued by The National Weather Service and the County of Union, calls for heavy snow and blizzard conditions for Tuesday with snow accumulations of 18 to 24 inches expected to fall in the area. 

Snowfall Rates: 2 to 4 inches per hour early Tuesday morning into Tuesday afternoon.

Timing: Late Monday evening through Tuesday ...

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