County Prosecutor Calls Roselle Shooting a Murder-Suicide

June 14, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park has determined the Tuesday afternoon shooting in Roselle to be a murder-suicide. 

The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Anishalee Cortes of  Newark and the shooter as 49-year-old Dominick Richards of Roselle. 

Roselle Police Department patrol units responding to the 900 block of Chestnut Street at approximately 2:30 ...

Elizabeth Man Placed Under Arrest in Newark

Newark, NJ – An Elizabeth and Newark man have been placed under arrest by Newark police for robbery that occurred on June 11, 2017.

Aljaquan Dunell, of Elizabeth, and Terrence Hannah, of Newark, both 22-years old, have been charged with aggravated assault, robbery and conspiracy. Hannah has also been further charged with possession of Marijuana.

According to police, ...

(Updated) Law Enforcement Officers Pass the Torch for Special Olympics New Jersey

ELIZABETH, NJ – Law Enforcement Officers, including a team from Elizabeth Police, Union County Corrections, and Wakefern volunteers kicked off the weekend of the annual Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) Summer Games with a fundraising Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

The Elizabeth officers joined their colleagues in the Port Authority and US Customs and Border Protection ...

Public Statement on Elizabeth Police Use of Force on September 13, 2015

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Prosecutor's Office has issued the following statement regarding the use of deadly force by Elizabeth police in 2015:

In accordance with the Supplemental Law Enforcement Directive Amending Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive No. 2006-5, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office is releasing the following public statement regarding the nonfatal use ...

Mothers of Shooting Victims Rally to Call Attention to Gun Violence

ELIZABETH, NJ – Two mothers of sons shot to death in Elizabeth helped launch Gun Violence Awareness Month, June 1, at a rally on the corner of Madison Avenue and Lafayette Street, near where one of the victims, Michael Eargle, was killed in April.

The women, Judy Best whose 23-year-old son Jahid Chapman was killed October 19, 2014, and Sharon Smith, mother of 28-year-old Michael Eargle, ...

Gun Violence Awareness Month Vigil Held June 1

ELIZABETH, NJ – Victim family members of gun violence, activists, clergy, elected officials and residents will gather at the corner of Madison Avenue and Lafayette Street today, June 1, from 5:30 to 6:30p.m., to kickoff National Gun Violence Awareness Month.

The event, a part of a nationwide effort to bring attention and a solution to gun violence, will take place on the corner where ...

Jack Fernandez, Teen Who Went Missing in Bloomfield Has Been Found

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Jack Fernandez, the Bloomfield teenager who was last seen by his parents on Monday has been located.

TAPinto Bloomfield shared the Bloomfield Police Department's request for help in finding Jack earlier today.

Missing Endangered Juvenile from Bloomfield Essex County

This is a developing story and details will be shared once known. 


(UPDATE) Found! Missing Endangered Juvenile from Bloomfield Essex County

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Teen Who Went Missing in Bloomfield Has Been Found.

The Bloomfield Police Department is seeking assistance in locating the attached missing juvenile. We are asking anyone who has seen or come in contact with this juvenile to contact the Bloomfield Police at (973) 680-4141.

Jack was last seen by his parents on 05/22/2017 at 07:15. Jack is a student at Bloomfield ...

Linden Firefighters Win Third Annual Heroes on the Court Basketball Tournament

ELIZABETH, NJ – Linden Firefighters brought home the trophy as the winner at the Third Annual Heroes on the Court Basketball Tournament that took place Sunday, May 21, at the Harwood Sports Center at Kean University.

The Linden team won after a hard fought battle with the Elizabeth Police team. This fundraiser brought together 24 teams of law enforcement professionals and firefighters ...

Police and Community Get Together Over Ice Cream On A Very Hot Day

ELIZABETH, NJ- It was the perfect day for ice cream, as the residents and police who gathered at the Magic Fountain May 19 could tell you.

The event was Soft Serve with Officers, a Police Week celebration hosted by the City of Elizabeth. "This is a community outreach that we want to continue to do, to relax, where people can chill, have a good time, and ask questions,” said Darren ...

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