Police & Fire

May 11, 2020

ELIZABETH, NJ - Myrlande Dornelus, 41, a home health aide, was arrested on Friday and charged with fatally stabbing one of her patients, 62-year-old Anna M. Pollard, in Elizabeth last month, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Elizabeth Police Department Director Earl Graves and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An incident in which a woman was struck and killed by a vehicle in Elizabeth this weekend is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Sunday. The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Sabryna Morales, of Elizabeth. Elizabeth Police ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - On Tuesday night, the Elizabeth Fire Department showed their support for the staff at Trinitas Regional Medical Center.   Elizabeth Fire Chief Thomas McNamara called on his fellow firefighters to bring their trucks, sirens and horns to Trinitas Regional Medical Center at 7:00 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - On Tuesday night, the Elizabeth Fire Department showed their support for the staff at Trinitas Regional Medical Center.   Elizabeth Fire Chief Thomas McNamara called on his fellow firefighters to bring their trucks, sirens and horns to Trinitas Regional Medical Center at 7:00 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, announced on Tuesday that Oscar Diaz, 40, of Elizabeth, was charged Monday night, April 6, with second-degree terroristic threats during an emergency, third-degree ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A fatal shooting that took the life of an Elizabeth man earlier this week is under active investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Saturday. The victim was identified as 42-year-old Robert Owens. During the early afternoon of Monday, March 30, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The fatal shooting of a Middlesex County man in Elizabeth early this morning is under active investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Monday. The victim has been identified as Zakee Cooper, 36, of Perth Amboy. At approximately 2 a.m. on ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man has been found guilty on all counts for repeatedly sexually assaulting a young girl over the course of several years, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo. Alejandro Londono, 56, was convicted Tuesday on charges of first-degree ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Reginald Swinney, 29, of Elizabeth, in connection with a burglary that occurred on Monday, February 17, in Newark.  According to Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose, that just before 4:30 a.m., police responded to an East Ward ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man has been criminally charged in connection with a fatal stabbing that took place earlier this weekend, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo. Authorities say Javier Ramirez-Jimenez, 48, is charged with reckless manslaughter, a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An adult and a juvenile have been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal shooting that took place last month in Elizabeth. According to acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo, Newark resident George Thompson, 22, and a 17-year-old whose identity is being ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A fatal shooting that took place outside a barbershop in Elizabeth Wednesday night is under investigation. According to acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo, the victim has been identified as Tyshun Kearney, 30, of Elizabeth. According to authorities, at ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Police are investigating a fatal shooting that took the life of an Elizabeth teen late Sunday evening.  According to acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo, the victim has been identified as 19-year-old Haneef Brockington of Elizabeth. Authorities said at ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Law enforcement officers from the Elizabeth Police Department are still cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of the year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign.  Police say they are continuing the current program through ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth School District sent out a notification to parents stating that they were a target of an attempted luring incident in the area of the Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Academy on Thursday, December 5.  In the press release sent out by District Superintendent ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A narcotics investigation taking place at an Elizabeth housing complex last week yielded two arrests and the recovery of a significant quantity of MDMA (methyl​enedioxy-methamphetamine, more commonly known as ecstasy or “molly”) and three firearms, including a powerful assault ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Police were called out to a report of a possible Bank Robbery on Wednesday evening at the Bank of America in Elizabeth. According to the Breaking News Network, BNN and sources at the scene, Elizabeth Police Officers were called out to the Bank of America on the 600 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - After a teenager riding a Lime E-scooter collided with a tow truck and died Wednesday night in Elizabeth, Mayor J. Christian Bollwage says it's time to re-evaluate the program. The youth has been identified as 16-year-old Nelson Miranda Gomez, a resident of Elizabeth.  Mayor ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Police and First Aid responders were called to an accident involving a Lime Scooter on Wednesday evening at approximately 8 p.m. According to the Breaking News Network (BNN), and a source at the scene the accident is a fatality.  According to sources at the scene, a 16-year-old ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ -  A fire broke out late Saturday night at the club Barcode on the 400 block of North Broad Street in Elizabeth.  Sources say the first report came it around 11:35 p.m. It quickly went to 3 alarms and extended to the neighboring auto body shop.  Fireman from Elizabeth, Union and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Fire Dept. responded to a two-story house fire on the 200 Block of Westfield Ave. shortly after 3:15 p.m. Wednesday Afternoon. The blaze quickly escalated to 4 alarms with smoke that could be seen for miles before it was brought under control. Companies from Rahway, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Police are investigating a fatal shooting that took the life of an Elizabeth man on Saturday morning. Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Saturday that the victim has been identified as 20-year-old Jamile Robbins of Elizabeth. According to Authorities, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An investigation into the circumstances of a man’s death that occurred late last week, while he was in custody of the Elizabeth Police Department, in under investigation according to acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo. According to authorities, at approximately ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Laquan McCall, 28, of Elizabeth has been arrested and charged in connection with an altercation at a local bar that ended with a man’s death earlier this year.  According to acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo, McCall is charged with first-degree aggravated ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - This past Thursday was National Police Women’s Day. Elizabeth’s Public Information Office Employee Ruby Contreras and Officer Jenn Perez put together the slide show below in honor of all Women Officers who serve the Community.  National Police Woman Day is dedicated to all ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Natalia Calderon-Diaz, 33, of Elizabeth is charged with a single count of second-degree theft after authorities say while as Property manager of an Elizabeth complex she siphoned more than $120,000 out of an elderly tenant’s bank account over the course of about a year and a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth firefighters were called out to a fire at a 3 story garden apartment building on the 700 Block of Newark Ave. at approximately 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday night.  According to the Breaking News Network(BNN), the fire was blowing out of a 2nd-floor window and quickly turned ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Northern State Prison corrections officer Avril D. Richardson, 46, of Elizabeth has been sentenced to three years probation in a Superior Court in Newark.  According to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, in addition to probation, Richardson was forced to ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Anthony Figueroa, 24, of Jersey City has been charged with first-degree murder and three related weapons offenses in connection with a fatal shooting that took place in Elizabeth earlier this summer that killed an Elizabeth youth says acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V.

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Ronald Santiago, Jr., 22, of Elizabeth has been charged by a Union County Grand Jury after they returned with a five-count indictment, charging him with robbing and fatally shooting a man outside a local housing complex on June 4, says acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V.

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