Police & Fire

October 30, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - A message posted on a social media site late Tuesday evening threatened a possible shooting on Wednesday afternoon at the Elizabeth High School.  Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage quickly turned to his Facebook page to post the following notice to residents. Attention ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Gun Buyback event held on October 27 at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Elizabeth and the Visions of God Family Worship Church in Plainfield resulted in a  total of 228 firearms and three assault rifles being collected. “I went in with the mindset that even one gun off our ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Police were called to the Garden State Community Bank after a report of a robbery with the person claiming to have a bomb. According to a report from the Breaking News Network(BNN), at approximately 12:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, Elizabeth police responded to the Garden ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A reminder to residents that anyone can anonymously turn in unwanted guns in their possession for cash at either of two locations on Saturday, October 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. is the message from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The two locations are the Macedonia ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Passaic teen who went missing on Friday evening while attending an outing in the City of Elizabeth has been found safe. Family members of Eliza Pabon 16, say she was last seen on Friday evening at approximately in the area of 7th Street and East Jersey Avenue in ...

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MIDDLESEX, NJ - Former Elizabeth Police Officer Romulo Meneses-Alvarez, 31, of Elizabeth was sentenced on Friday to serve 270 days in jail as a condition of his probation for causing the death of a 29-year old man from Elizabeth while driving while intoxicated. According to Middlesex County ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Homeland Security Agents an U.S. Military Officials raided an Elizabeth business Wednesday morning seizing materials and leaving residents to wonder what exactly was happening. According to residents in the area, at approximately 8 a.m. agents from Homeland Security, U.S.

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A letter from Elizabeth Superintendent Olga Hugelmyer went out to parents in Elizabeth today about a reported luring incident that occurred yesterday afternoon near Dr. Albert Einstein Academy School No. 29 of an Elizabeth student.  According to school officials, the Elizabeth ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Police Department is asking everyone for help for one of their officers who received two cancer diagnoses in a little over a one month period.  One of the worst things a person can hear is the words, “you have cancer”. To hear a month later that you have yet a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Police responded to an area near Mattano Park around 11 a.m. Friday morning and found a body according to the Breaking News Network(BNN).  Union County Homicide and Sheriffs office was also called to the scene and it was reported by BNN that body was stuck in the mud ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – With a deep and important history, the Elizabeth Fire Department has never had a female member of its ranks. On September 13, Union County Freeholders honored 35-year old Sheena Spence, a mother of three, as the City of Elizabeth Fire Department's first Female ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Angle G. Estrada presented a resolution to Officer Leonardo Nunes of the Elizabeth Police Department honoring him for his heroic efforts to rescue and save the life of a young child after she had fallen into a swimming ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - On Saturday, October 27 Union County residents with unwanted guns in their possession can turn them in for up to $250 each at either of two locations, in Elizabeth and Plainfield. Anyone turning in a gun may do so anonymously. “Gun buyback events have safely taken hundreds of ...

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ELIZABETH/PLAINFIELD, NJ - 19 arrests, and the seizure of thousands of doses of heroin, and the dismantling of two heroin mills operating in Elizabeth and Plainfield was made by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Narcotics Strike Force and the FBI Newark Hybrid Task Force, says acting Union County ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Update: "We're pleased to announce that all seats will be FREE with RSVP due the support of our sponsors! RSVP now! Refunds for all tickets will be made," says Theo Perkins the shows Director and producer.  The Elizabeth Youth Theater Ensemble (EYTE), The Office of Youth, and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth Police officer came to the rescue of a very young child on Sunday afternoon after she had fallen into a swimming pool. According to Acting Public Information Officer Ruby Contreras, on Sunday afternoon August 26, at approximately 5:33 p.m. Elizabeth Police Officer ...

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LINDEN, NJ - At approximately 3:40 P.M. on Thursday, August 23, Linden Police and Fire units responded to reports of a motor vehicle collision on the 1600 block of E. St. George Ave. Initial reports indicate that a 2014 Range Rover was traveling east on E. St. George Avenue when it lost control ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – A Elizabeth moving company, Roadway Moving, was one of 29 named today by the state as the target of an undercover sting operation into unlicensed movers. State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and the state Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA) said Roadway Movers and the others ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - One hundred middle and high school students throughout Union County graduated this year’s 2018 Union County Sheriff’s Youth Police Academy. Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli joined Undersheriffs Dennis Burke, Mickey Colon, and Jonathan Parham and congratulated the graduates during ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth will host the 35th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Waterfront Park located on Front Street. Join Mayor J. Christian Bollwage and Elizabeth Police for a night of music, police and fire demonstrations, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ -  Elizabeth Police and the Lifelong Elizabeth Program, under Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, has announced that a “Walking Safety Presentation”  will take place on Tuesday, August 7, from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., at the Main Branch Library, 11 South Broad St. in ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Gregory Torres, 23, from Elizabeth has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the shooting death of a Middlesex County resident at a local housing complex in 2014, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. Under the terms set down on Friday by state ...

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SPARTA, NJ - An Elizabeth man was stopped by Sparta Police Officer Jonathan Poon for crossing the line on Tomahawk Trail on July 8, around 7:30 p.m. police said. Authorities said Eduardo Idiaquez, 45, from Elizabeth was taken to Sparta Police Department headquarters for processing and a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ- The City of Elizabeth increased the ranks at the police department when they swore in eighteen new Police Officers at a ceremony in City Hall Council Chambers on Thursday morning.  The new recruits were welcomed by Mayor J. Christian Bollwage; Councilwoman-At-Large Patricia ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Firefighters from Rahway, Linden, Cranford, Roselle and Elizabeth converged on a two-alarm fire at 1645 Irving Street in Rahway on Thursday afternoon. Union County EMS and Union County fire investigators also responded to the call at the two-story building. TAPintoElizabeth.net ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man arrested earlier this week is accused of the repeated sexual assault of a local girl when she was between the ages of 5 and 8, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. Alejandro Londono, 54, is charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Police are looking for a man who they say allegedly robbed an off-duty law enforcement representative at gunpoint early Sunday in Elizabeth, prompting an exchange of gunfire between the two says, Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas Jr. According to ...

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ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/LINDEN, NJ - Police, Fire, and Rescue units responded to a U.S. Mail truck that drove head-on into the pond in Warinanco Park on Thursday afternoon.  Sometime after 2 p.m. responders were called to the scene to find the mail truck in the water. A park worker said that while he ...

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ROSELLE NJ - Firefighters from Elizabeth all over the area responded to a fire that broke out on the 200 block of West First Avenue in Roselle on Tuesday afternoon. The fire started during the sudden rainstorm that hit the area around 2 p.m. Firefighters from Linden, Elizabeth, Rahway and Union ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A gas station worker from Elizabeth has been charged with stealing well over $100,000 annually from his employer for two and a half years, amounting to more than quintuple his regular income, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. Mario Rosas Delavega ...

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