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Police & Fire

May 19, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - The tense afternoon situation that involved a woman barricading herself inside a Meadowbrook Court residence with a firearm today has been resolved safely. A Summit Police Department Nixle Alert at 3:53 p.m. stated, "Situation on Meadowbrook Court is now resolved. Victim is being ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An early morning robbery Saturday left a taxi driver shot in the arm, according to a spokeswoman for the City of Elizabeth.  According to the city spokeswoman, the taxi driver was shot as a result of a robbery. The suspects were caught and have been arrested.  The taxi driver ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Fifth-Alarm Fire at the Waste Management facility on Julia Street Tuesday sent thick smoke throughout North Jersey and could even be viewed in New York City.  The City of Elizabeth reports receiving a phone call about the fire at approximately 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. The fire is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life in a New Brunswick courtroom for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison. The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - An Elizabeth man was taken into custody on May 5, 2022 for multiple burglary charges, including three separate business burglaries in Cranford, Cranford Police Department announced in a press release earlier today. Antoni Kuhl, 52 of Elizabeth, was arrested on three counts of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A victim who was shot in the stomach Wednesday afternoon is in a “life-threatening” condition, according to reports.  Reports state that the shooting took place around 4:15 p.m. at the intersection of East Broad Street and West Grand Street. The suspect fled the scene and the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – An Elizabeth man was taken into custody on Friday after being identified as the actor of a robbery reported on January 26 at Costco, Captain Eric Amato announced. According to a statement, on January 26, at 2:05 p.m. officers responded to Costco on a report of two male suspects who ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A chemical fire caused Elizabeth’s White Castle to go up in flames, according to Central Jersey Fire Buffs.  The fire broke out due to a chemical reaction, according to Central Jersey Fire Buffs. The fire was recently upgraded to a Second Alarm fire as the flames broke through ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Stating that they were "extremely thankful that a vigilant citizen acted in a way that may have prevented a motor vehicle theft in Summit or a neighboring community," the Summit Police Department last night arrested two individuals near Route 124, one of which has a criminal history ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man is one of five defendants charged in connection with an internet fraud scheme involving aircraft equipment and replacement parts, Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced.  Sonny Signo, 54, has been charged with second-degree conspiracy and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Prosecutor’s Office has officially charged the man responsible for running over a woman with his vehicle with several offenses, including attempted murder and aggravated assault, Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl Graves and Police Chief ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth has asked the Union County Prosecutor’s Office to charge the person who ran over a woman multiple times with a vehicle with attempted murder.  “As you know, the incident occurred approximately 8:30am [yesterday morning] on the intersection of Salem and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A woman is in critical but stable condition at University Hospital after being struck by a car multiple times early Tuesday morning in Elizabeth, according to a spokeswoman for the City of Elizabeth.  A video sent by TAPinto Elizabeth shows the woman running away from what ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Two Elizabeth men have been arrested by authorities for their role in a fatal shooting in September, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl J. Graves and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca jointly announced.  Tyreek Howard, 31 and Ali Karim, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - April marks National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and Elizabeth has received a $14,000 grant to warn residents of the dangers of distracted driving.  Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety are launching the “UDrive. UText.

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A GoFundMe page has been set up for the man found dead hanging from a tree on Tuesday. A family member of the victim, identified as Gregorio “Pineo” Almonte, 71, is asking for donations to cover funeral expenses, so he can be laid to rest in the Dominican Republic.  “As everyone ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Rahway man has been arrested and his co-conspirator remains at large following charges being filed in regards to a home invasion in Elizabeth March 2, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl J. Graves and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A man has been captured for his role in a December shooting in Elizabeth that killed Shamar Brown, 34, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl J. Graves and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca jointly announced.  Deshon Fleming, 36, of Elizabeth ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A man, whose identity has not been released, was found dead hanging from a tree in Elizabeth Tuesday night.  The body was found between Marshall Street and Franklin Street, specifically next to an empty lot on the 300 block of Marshall Street. According to a spokeswoman for the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed a man died as a result of a stabbing that took place at an Elizabeth hotel on Monday.  The name of the hotel has not been released by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office. Reports state that the stabbing took place at Country Inn ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Two major intersections in Elizabeth have been named as of the deadliest intersections in the nation in a new traffic study done by the Fang Law Firm.  The East Jersey Street and US 1&9 intersection was named the second-deadliest intersection in the United States, with nine ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Police Department is asking for public assistance in locating 24-year-old Juan Acabal.  Acabal was last seen in the city on Monday, March 14. He was wearing a black brim hat, a long grey button-down, camouflage pants and black sneakers, according to the police ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth resident has been charged with illegally possessing a firearm and possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced Thursday. Shaquan Little-Bethea, 28, is charged by complaint with one count of being a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man is being charged for sexually assaulting three minors over the course of several years, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel announced. Ivan Calderon, 60, of Elizabeth, has been charged with one count of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, three counts ...

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NEWARK, NJ - An Elizabeth man was killed after being struck by two vehicles early Thursday morning, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara announced.  According to a press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office; the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Nine police officers from eight agencies in Union County are among 389 from across New Jersey named in a recent report from the state Attorney General’s Office detailing “major discipline” issued to law enforcement officers in 2021. In Union County, the majority — 17 of the 25 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Multiple occupants, including an unconscious male, were rescued Wednesday morning after a fire broke out at an apartment on Cherry Street.  According to the Elizabeth Fire Department, Tour Four responded to the scene and saw the third floor of the four-story building in flames.

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HOBOKEN, NJ — A 26-year-old Elizabeth man faces charges after Hoboken police say he was driving while intoxicated and struck two parked cars on Saturday night. Around 10:15 p.m., Officer Anthony Rutkowski advised dispatch of a motor vehicle crash at the corner of 2nd and Bloomfield streets in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An Elizabeth resident has been charged in connection with a bomb threat made to the Superior Courthouse of Middlesex County,  Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone, Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred Scott, and Director Anthony A. Caputo of the New Brunswick Police ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Police Department was active early Thursday morning, following a suspected catalytic converter thief through three towns.  According to reports, the chase began after authorities found a vehicle that fit a description of one known for catalytic converter thefts in ...

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