Police & Fire

September 14, 2018

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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ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/LINDEN, NJ – On Friday afternoon, police officers and other runners were poised and ready for the Elizabeth, Linden, Roselle and Rahway leg of the Law Enforcement Torch run for Special Olympics. Video of the runners passing the Torch on St. Georges Ave. at the Elizabeth, ...

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Middlesex County, NJ -  An Elizabeth Police Officer has pleaded guilty in the fatal crash that authorities say caused the death of a 29-year old man from Elizabeth on October 31, 2017. According to Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey, Elizabeth Police Officer Romulo Meneses-Alvarez, 30, of Elizabeth, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Authorities are investigating the death of a Plainfield man who was found dead in the parking lot of Angels Gentleman's Club in Elizabeth over the weekend. According to Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan, officers responded to the 400 block of  Spring Street in Elizabeth ...

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ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - The 14th Annual Playball for Miracles and 2nd Annual Lou Kelly Memorial Matchup will be held on Saturday, June 16 at Warinanco Park with all proceeds benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ local beneficiary, Children’s Specialized Hospital.  The event is a is a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The fourth suspect involved in the homicide and an exchange of gunfire with police on Easter Sunday in Elizabeth outside of a local gentlemen's club has been captured and taken into custody, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. Authorities said Jonathan ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 25-year-old Elizabeth man was shot in the abdomen in Montclair on Sunday night, Montclair Police reported. Two suspects were arrested in connection with the incident. According to published reports, at approximately 10:53 p.m., a passerby reported to police that a male with a ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A family home at 92 Battle Hill Ave. was destrpyed by an electrical fire on Monday morning. The residents all made it out alive and would like assistance in finding their grey cat. The two other cats perished in the blaze. The three alarm blaze called in at approximately 9:15 ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rachelle Francois is a missing and endangered person from East Brunswick. She was released from Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, NY on Friday, April 20, around noon. Francois was placed in a taxi cab by the hospital and then went to an unknown address in Elizabeth, not to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - An Elizabeth man was among 58 men and women arrested for failure to make child support payments during a three-day sweep by Somerset County Sheriff officers. The sweep was conducted in several New Jersey counties on April 17,18 and 19, according to Somerset County Sheriff Frank ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An off-duty Elizabeth police officer was indicted on Friday in the fatal collision with a motorcycle causing the death of an Elizabeth man on October 31, 2017.  Elizabeth Police Officer Romulo Meneses-Alvarez, 30, was indicted for one count of vehicular homicide in the second ...

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NEWARK, NJ - An Elizabeth man was sentenced on Thursday to 115 months in prison for robbing four banks in three states that included New Jersey, Maryland, and New York in January 2017, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. Israel Cosme, 36, from Elizabeth, previously pleaded guilty before ...

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