Police & Fire

May 15, 2021

ROSELLE, NJ - A 2-year-old child is safe and has been reunited with his family after being briefly kidnapped in a vehicle that was stolen outside a Roselle home Thursday night, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Roselle Police Chief Brian Barnes jointly announced Friday. “The ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A 16-year-old suspect has been arrested following a vehicle theft and kidnapping on the evening of May 13.  At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, Roselle Police Department were called to a home on White Street on a report of a stolen vehicle with a child inside, according to a ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Chinna Payne, a 2-week-old baby girl, of East Orange, N.J., has been safely located, according to state police.  She was reported missing on Monday after the suspect, Damion Payne, a 27-year-old male allegedly abducted her.  Payne, father of Chinna, is now in under custody.

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NEW JERSEY -- Chinna Payne is a Black female infant who is missing. She is suspected to have been abducted by Damion Payne, a 27-year-old Black male. Payne was driving a 2016 Nissan white Altima with Virginia plates - UPF6043. He was seen in East Orange, NJ. The suspect is armed with a ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county will expand its Emergency Services Regional Dispatch Center in Westfield, allowing more towns the option to use its services for fire, EMS, mutual aid and first responders.  At Thursday’s virtual Board of County Commissioners meeting, commissioners awarded a $3.28 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A fatal shooting that took place in Elizabeth on Monday is under active investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca and Police Director Earl Graves jointly announced Tuesday. The victim has been identified as ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth is mourning the loss of Elizabeth Battalion Chief Dale Arthur, who passed away at home on Sunday. In a Facebook post, Elizabeth NJ Fire Officers IAFF Local 2040 said, "Our prayers are with our brother and his family as we all cope with this difficult and ...

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LINDEN, NJ - An Elizabeth woman was killed and three others injured in a two-car crash in Linden early Sunday morning. According to authorities, the crash happened at approximately 3:35 a.m. when police units responded to N. Park Avenue on reports of a serious motor vehicle ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Police are reviewing security footage after a shooting at The Mills at Jersey Gardens sent people running Saturday afternoon. The shooting happened outside the Saks Fifth Avenue store and the suspect fled in a vehicle, city spokeswoman Kelly Martins said. Nobody was hurt, she ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Exactly one year after the fatal shooting of an innocent bystander on an Elizabeth street corner, investigators are seeking information from the public that could help solve the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Elizabeth Police Department Chief Giacomo ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The driver of a car stuck in the grassy medium said he was coming from a baby shower in Vernon but could not explain how he came to be stuck.  On February 28 around 9:45 p.m. Officer Brian Porter found the stuck Honda Civic with three occupants.  The driver was Elizabeth resident Mack ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A tenant of the downtown Elizabeth apartment building where a young woman was killed last month has been arrested and charged with being responsible for the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Elizabeth Police Department Chief Giacomo Sacca and Director Earl ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Two men were arrested Thursday and are now criminally charged in connection with a fatal shooting that took place in Elizabeth last spring, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Elizabeth Police Department Chief Giacomo Sacca and Director Earl Graves jointly ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A homicide that took place in Elizabeth earlier this week is under active investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Elizabeth Police Department Chief Giacomo Sacca and Director Earl Graves jointly announced Wednesday. The victim has been identified as ...

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UNION, NJ – An Elizabeth man was apprehended on Wednesday after robbing the TD Bank on Morris Avenue and fleeing into the woods, police say. According to Union police, a panic alarm was sent at about 3:48 Wednesday afternoon from the TD Bank at 995 Morris Avenue, at the intersection of Morris ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Police Department is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash which occurred at 5:25 p.m. on Friday on the 100 block of East Westfield Avenue in Roselle Park. According to police, the initial investigation has determined a 2012 Dodge Ram pick up truck driven ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A local man has been arrested and charged in connection with the fatal stabbing that took place in Elizabeth earlier this week, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Elizabeth Police Department Chief Giacomo Sacca and Director Earl Graves jointly announced ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A composite sketch of a woman found deceased in Elizabeth earlier this year has been created by the New Jersey State Police and is being distributed to the public and media in an attempt to identify her and learn more about the circumstances behind her death, acting Union County ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A fatal stabbing that took place in Elizabeth earlier on Wednesday is under active investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Elizabeth Police Department Chief Giacomo Sacca and Director Earl Graves jointly announced Wednesday. The victim has been ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted an Elizabeth, New Jersey, man for allegedly persuading, inducing and enticing numerous female victims, usually commercial sex workers, to travel in interstate or foreign commerce to engage in prostitution and other sexual acts, often by use ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announces the arrest of Paige N. Gonzalez, 28, Ramon A. Arroyo, 27, and Anthony Rolon, 25, all from Elizabeth, for an incident of graffiti that occurred Thursday night. At approximately 11 p.m., police patrolling the area of Chester ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trenton resident Sylvester Meyers has been arrested and charged in connection with a sexual assault that took place in Elizabeth last month, acting Union County Prosecutor Ruotolo and Elizabeth Police Department Chief Giacomo Sacca and Director Earl Graves jointly announced ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The fatal shooting of 36-year-old Jermaine Lewis of Barnegat is under active investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Elizabeth Police Department Chief Giacomo Sacca and Director Earl Graves jointly announced Friday. Shortly after 11 p.m. on September ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced on Monday the arrest of Byron L. Hernandez of Elizabeth on charges of Assault By Auto, Eluding, Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, Unlawful Taking Of Means Of Conveyance, Possession Of Marijuana, And Possession Of Drug ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man wanted for violently assaulting a relative and murdering a stranger in unrelated incidents taking place this summer has been tracked down and apprehended, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Elizabeth Police Department Chief Giacomo Sacca and ...

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CLARK, NJ - A 49-year-old man died Sunday after an accident on the Garden State Parkway just after 1:00 a.m.  The crash took place on the northbound side of the roadway at exit 135.  Elizabeth emergency responders responded to the scene. According to the New Jersey State Police, Brian Demeo of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Police Department’s newly sworn in recruits began classes Friday at the John H. Stamler Police Academy. Before the recruits were admitted they were all tested for COVID-19, and will be retested while they are attending the academy. Due to the pandemic all ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Fourteen new recruits to the Elizabeth Police Department were welcomed by Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, Police Director Earl Graves, Councilman-At-Large Manny Grova Jr, Councilman Kevin Kiniery and Freeholder Sergio Granados. During the ceremony held at Frank J. Cicarell Academy ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Police arrested a 47 year-old man as he was preparing to smoke crack cocaine in a Hoboken park on Monday night. Just before 7:30 p.m. on August 10, Detective John Quinones, Detective Fabian Quinones, and Detective Paul Quinn observed a man sitting at a picnic table near the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Donald Peterson was sworn in as the Elizabeth Fire Department’s first African American Fire Chief.  Mayor Bollwage swore in Chief Peterson in Winfield Scott Plaza just outside City Hall. Dozens of Elizabeth Firemen and members of Chief Peterson’s family attended the ...

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