'No Questions Asked' Gun Buyback Program to be Held July 28-29

July 24, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ - County officials are encouraging local residents to consider participating this week in a state-run gun buyback program in Newark, Camden and Trenton.

New Jersey residents can turn in up to three firearms -- no questions asked -- and receive cash payouts of up to $200 per firearm, the Union County Prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

The event will run from ...

Helicopter Lands in Baseball Field to Airlift Person Injured in Motorcycle Accident

ELIZABETH, NJ - A medevac helicopter landed in a baseball field behind Mattano Park today to airlift a person injured in an accident reportedly involving a motorcycle today.

Elizabeth police cleared the baseball field on Clifton Street between Arnett and Atlantic streets, where multiple EMS, police patrols and fire engines were present around noon.

Police blocked off a portion of Cole Place ...

Freeholders Honor Elizabeth Police Officers Who Rescued Boy Struck By Train

ELIZABETH, NJ - Two city police officers who rescued a 13-year-old boy struck by a freight train were honored Thursday night by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Elizabeth Police Officers Eric Santiago Gora and Luciano Nicolas Porto responded to Franklin Street on May 11 to find the boy going into shock with an amputated leg.

“We have to also acknowledge that there are ...

Union County Sheriff's Office Earns Accreditation for 3rd Consecutive Time

ELIZABETH, NJ - Two Union County Sheriff’s officers were doing an eviction yesterday in Union Township, when they saw the house’s gas meter "spinning like a top" and candles left lit in the home, said Union County Sheriff Joseph Cyran.

“They do what they need to do, what we trained them to do, making sure emergency personnel responds quickly,” Cryan said ...

Motorcycle Driver Wanted for Eluding Police in Roselle Park and Elizabeth

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Roselle Park Police are looking for help to identify the driver of a motorcycle that eluded them and put numerous drivers at risk. 

According to police, at approximately 12:15 pm on Tuesday, July 18, officers attempted to pull the driver over due to the motorcycle not having a visible registration (license plate). Police say, the driver ignored the marked patrol ...

Roselle Man Charged in Multi-Vehicle Crash That Killed 2, Police Say

QUEENS, NY - A 33-year-old Roselle man was arrested and charged in connection with a crash on the Grand Central Parkway yesterday that killed two passengers who were in the car with him, NYPD police today. 

Andrew Shakespeare, of Roselle, was driving with four passengers in his SUV at about 6:30 a.m. yesterday when his vehicle caused a chain reaction with three other cars on the ...

Man Found Shot In Driveway Dies at Scene, Authorities Say

ELIZABETH, NJ - Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting of a city man who was found in his driveway early this morning, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office said today.

Elizabeth police responded to reports of shots fired in the area of 5th Avenue and Niles Street at 2:50 a.m. today, authorities said, when they found the 33-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound in ...

Pedestrian Struck on Rt. 1&9 Dies, Authorities Say

ELIZABETH, NJ - Authorities are investigating after a pedestrian died in an accident this morning on Route 1&9. 

The incident occurred at 4:12 a.m. at Route 1&9 and East Jersey Street, police said. The driver remained at the scene and no charges have been filed. 

Anyone with additional information should contact the Traffic Division office at ...

Car Dangles From Overpass in Early Morning Accident

ELIZABETH, NJ - Police responded the scene of an accident that left a car hanging over the edge of an overpass.  

The early morning accident occurred at the entrance of I-278, Linden police said. Photos showed damage to the car and a fence securing the overpass. No injuries were reported, Linden police said

The photos of the accident were posted on the Linden Police ...

Elizabeth Man Found Dead in Sam's Club Parking Lot, Police Say

LINDEN - A 30-year-old Elizabeth man was found dead in a vehicle at a Sam’s Club parking lot on Tuesday, police said.

The body of Francisco Javier Renderos-Dimas was found just after 1 p.m. on July 11 at the store located on 1900 E. Linden Ave., police said. No foul play is suspected, authorities said.

The death is being investigated by the Linden Police Department, Union County ...

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