Police & Fire

October 28, 2020

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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ELIZABETH, NJ — Giacomo Sacca was sworn in to his new position as Chief of the Elizabeth Police Department on Monday morning. The swearing in ceremony took place in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Many officers from the Department and city officials were in attendance at the event following ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Giacomo Sacca will succeed John Brennan as Chief of the Elizabeth Police Department, Mayor Bollwage announced Thursday. Sacca joined the Elizabeth Police Department in 1995. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2005, Lieutenant in 2009, Captain in 2013 and Deputy Chief in 2018. “He ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate the family of a four-year-old that was found wandering. Anyone with information should contact the Communication’s Division at 908-558-2112.

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Two individuals are in custody and criminally charged for the alleged kidnapping of a Staten Island man, acting Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Elizabeth Police Department Deputy Chief Giacomo Sacca and Director Earl Graves jointly announced Friday.  A third individual, Dayan ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Authorities in Elizabeth are actively investigating the homicide of 32-year-old Newark woman Nohora Cely Agudelo, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Elizabeth Police Department Deputy Chief Giacomo Sacca and Director Earl Graves jointly announced ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Police Department has launched a Citywide Fireworks Taskforce to address the ongoing issue of fireworks that have been going off nightly for the past two weeks.  The taskforce is made up of uniform officers and detectives who will investigate all complaints of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Salvador Barreto Jr. was promoted to Captain in the Elizabeth Fire Department after 28 years of service. He became a fireman on August 12, 1991, four days before the birth of his first child. Barreto joined EFD a few years after moving to Elizabeth in the late 1980s. After ...

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