Police & Fire

January 22, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - UPDATED: 1:19 pm. Statement of Elizabeth Schools Spokesman Pat Politano  "The Elizabeth Fire Department responded to an alarm caused by a slight increase in carbon monoxide levels at one if the city's elementary schools this morning.  "The alarm was triggered due to a ...

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UNION, NJ – Union firefighters battled a two alarm fire at the Mill Run complex on Manor Drive Thursday afternoon. According to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio, a fire was reported at about 2:45 p.m. at 1836 Manor Drive in Mill Run.  The fire involved the crawl space that extended through the floor ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Police are looking for an Elizabeth man that was involved in a hit and run that occurred in Newark.  According to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose, Police are looking for Nester Marin-Romaldo, 35, of ...

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UNION, NJ – An Elizabeth man has been arrested for vehicular homicide in the death of his daughter from Union as a result of a fatal crash that killed that daughter and seriously injured another daughter, according to a State Police social media post. State Police say Madelynn Rizzo, 9, of Union ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Elizabeth Firefighters were called in to assist at a fire that broke out at the Linden municipal garage that sent Linden Fire department along with firefighters from nearby towns into action. According to the Breaking News Network, at approximately 4:10 p.m., fire officials were ...

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ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Union County Prosecutors Office released their final police-administered Naloxone (Narcan) deployment map of 2018. According to a map that was released, there were 307 incidents where Narcan had to be used in Union County this past year. The map also ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth increased the ranks and promoted two sergeants of the Elizabeth Police Department at a ceremony on January 3, in City Hall Council Chambers.  The new recruits were welcomed by Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, Councilman-At-Large Manny Grova, Jr., ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – A 36-year-old Elizabeth man is in custody and a second suspect is on the loose after leading officers on an approximately 10-mile police chase through Union County Sunday night, police said. The chase followed an attempted robbery of a 56-year-old Elizabeth woman at 10:38 p.m.

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ELIZABETH, NJ -  An officer-involved shooting that took place on Saturday morning in the vicinity of Court and 3rd Streets in Elizabeth is under investigation says, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II. According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office (ECPO), at approximately ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Two men have been criminally charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a Plainfield man outside an Elizabeth nightclub earlier this year, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday. Dashaun Jackson, 27, and Lucian Faulcon, 29, both are charged ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ, - Call it "Revenge of the Nerds." Rocket scientist Mark Rober has become an internet sensation by posting a YouTube video demonstrating how he built a "glitter and stink bomb" disguised as an Amazon package. The package cameras that loaded up videos onto the cloud, so that ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Firefighters were called out to a fire that broke out on the 1100 block of Anna Street at approximately 10:24 a.m. Monday morning. According to the Breaking News Network, (BNN). the fire started in the basement and quickly turned into three alarms. No Injuries were ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Law enforcement officials from the Elizabeth Police Department will be 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. The crackdown began December 7, and continues through January 1, ...

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Union County, NJ – Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli joined Undersheriffs Dennis Burke and Amilcar Colon in congratulating the Sheriff’s officers who participated in No Shave November.  The officers raised $5,070 for the New Jersey Veterans Network and the Prostate Cancer Foundation. No Shave ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Police are investigating and an afternoon bank robbery that occurred on Elmora Ave. in Elizabeth.  According to a report for the Breaking News Network (BNN), police units were called in approximately 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon for a bank robbery at the Crown Bank located on ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a township woman missing since Dec. 6. A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - As the holiday season comes upon us, and with the rise of online retail giants like Amazon, it has become important to make an effort to protect yourself from “Porch Pirates.”  Police say thefts of packages from front porches are a problem during the holiday season. As the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Update: 9:35 p.m. Mayor Christian Bollwage has released the following statement on the Black Friday shooting at the Jersey Gardens Mall.  "There was an incident earlier this evening at The Mills at Jersey Gardens. A male was shot in the wrist between the hallway of Tommy Hilfiger ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Jersey Gardens Mall went into lockdown Friday evening at about 8:05 p.m. when it was reported that shots were heard in the area of the food court.  According to the Breaking News Network (BNN), mutual assistance was requested by multiple nearby towns to assist with clearing ...

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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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