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Police & Fire

March 30, 2022

ELIZABETH, NJ - A man, whose identity has not been released, was found dead hanging from a tree in Elizabeth Tuesday night.  The body was found between Marshall Street and Franklin Street, specifically next to an empty lot on the 300 block of Marshall Street. According to a spokeswoman for the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed a man died as a result of a stabbing that took place at an Elizabeth hotel on Monday.  The name of the hotel has not been released by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office. Reports state that the stabbing took place at Country Inn ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Two major intersections in Elizabeth have been named as of the deadliest intersections in the nation in a new traffic study done by the Fang Law Firm.  The East Jersey Street and US 1&9 intersection was named the second-deadliest intersection in the United States, with nine ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Police Department is asking for public assistance in locating 24-year-old Juan Acabal.  Acabal was last seen in the city on Monday, March 14. He was wearing a black brim hat, a long grey button-down, camouflage pants and black sneakers, according to the police ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth resident has been charged with illegally possessing a firearm and possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced Thursday. Shaquan Little-Bethea, 28, is charged by complaint with one count of being a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man is being charged for sexually assaulting three minors over the course of several years, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel announced. Ivan Calderon, 60, of Elizabeth, has been charged with one count of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, three counts ...

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NEWARK, NJ - An Elizabeth man was killed after being struck by two vehicles early Thursday morning, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara announced.  According to a press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office; the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Nine police officers from eight agencies in Union County are among 389 from across New Jersey named in a recent report from the state Attorney General’s Office detailing “major discipline” issued to law enforcement officers in 2021. In Union County, the majority — 17 of the 25 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Multiple occupants, including an unconscious male, were rescued Wednesday morning after a fire broke out at an apartment on Cherry Street.  According to the Elizabeth Fire Department, Tour Four responded to the scene and saw the third floor of the four-story building in flames.

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HOBOKEN, NJ — A 26-year-old Elizabeth man faces charges after Hoboken police say he was driving while intoxicated and struck two parked cars on Saturday night. Around 10:15 p.m., Officer Anthony Rutkowski advised dispatch of a motor vehicle crash at the corner of 2nd and Bloomfield streets in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An Elizabeth resident has been charged in connection with a bomb threat made to the Superior Courthouse of Middlesex County,  Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone, Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred Scott, and Director Anthony A. Caputo of the New Brunswick Police ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Police Department was active early Thursday morning, following a suspected catalytic converter thief through three towns.  According to reports, the chase began after authorities found a vehicle that fit a description of one known for catalytic converter thefts in ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Police Department is seeking public assistance in locating Elizabeth Resident, Charlie Henry Garcia, 39.  Family members of Garcia have not seen or heard from him since June 12, 2021. He was reported missing on January 22.  At this time, it is unknown if Garcia ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man made his initial appearance Wednesday on charges of illegally possessing a weapon and ammunition, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Gregory Dorceus, 27 is charged by complaint with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Newark resident was arrested Tuesday morning, after having been criminally charged with shooting an Elizabeth man several times and killing him in the City this past August, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl Graves and Elizabeth Police Chief ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Prosecutor’s Office has released more information in regards to the Elizabeth High School teacher accused of sexual misconduct. Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl Graves and Police Chief Giacomo Sacca jointly announced Monday ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Police Department is reminding residents to not save parking spots by placing objects in them.  Following the snowstorm over the weekend, the Department posted a picture of a teddy bear placed in a street parking spot saying, “well, looks like someone isn’t getting ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A stabbing that took place Tuesday morning sent three Elizabeth Public Schools into lockdown.  According to a spokesperson for the City of Elizabeth, a male stabbed a female during a domestic dispute. The suspect was later apprehended after breaking into a neighbor’s house. The ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Police Department is investigating a person being shot at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Saturday night. According to a city spokeswoman, authorities received a phone call at approximately 9 p.m. stating a man had been found suffering gunshot wounds. The victim ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A former teacher at Frank J. Cicarell Ninth Grade Academy was arrested on January 18 on sexual charges against a minor, a spokesperson for the Union County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed.  Bipradas Mookerjee has been charged with Third Degree Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact and ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - A three-alarm fire broke out earlier today at Arnold's Pest Control on Quine Street in Cranford and was extinguished by the Cranford Fire Department and other units. The CFD received that call at 10:04 am and was on the scene at 10:06, according to Lieutenant Matt Lubin. When ...

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UPDATE: The Elizabeth Police Department has announced that two-year-old Jordan Bentley Wells has been found.    ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Police Department is asking for public assistance with locating missing two-year-old Jordan Bentley Wells.  According to police, Jordan was last ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth has confirmed an investigation is underway, after an officer was seen and heard threatening someone else in a viral TikTok video. The video, which has over 185,000 views since being posted Sunday, January 16, shows a uniformed Elizabeth Police Department ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Police Department is looking for new officers to join the agency.  The New Jersey Civil Service Law Enforcement Entry Exam is open for interested residents to apply.  In order to qualify, interested residents must be at least 18-years-old and no older than 35 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Accreditation Program Director Harry Delgado and Accreditation Commissioner Jim Polos, presented the Certificate of Accreditation to the Elizabeth Police Department on Wednesday morning. The Certificate of Accreditation was ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man has been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal stabbing that took place on New Year’s Eve, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Elizabeth Police Director Earl Graves and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca jointly announced. Edwin Rivera, 48, ...

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Editor's Note: The Elizabeth Police Department has canceled this event due to the rise of COVID-19 cases.  ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Police Department will be hosting Hot Chocolate with a Cop on December 29 at the Starbucks at The Mills at Jersey Gardens.  Elizabeth Police Officers will ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man has been charged in connection with his commission of a string of robberies in New Jersey, including a bank robbery and two armed robberies of convenience stores, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Dayshawn Brimfield, 30, is charged by complaint with ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A fatal shooting that took place in Elizabeth on Thursday evening is under investigation, Union County Prosecutor William Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl Graves and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca jointly announced Friday. The victim has been identified as Shamar L.

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ELIZABETH, NJ – An Elizabeth resident made his initial appearance on a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Miguel Aviles, aka “Ricardo Bermudez,” 47, is charged by complaint with possessing a firearm after having been convicted ...

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