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Police & Fire

October 27, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A voluntary gun buyback held in three Union County towns has exceeded the organizers' expectations, prompting authorities to allocate additional forfeiture funds for the initiative, the county prosecutor said Tuesday. Flanked by county and local law enforcement leaders, Union ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ — A Bronx man threatened an NJ Transit Train conductor with a knife Wednesday morning after she asked him to wear a mask, police said. At approximately 10:30 a.m., a woman came into police headquarters reporting there was a disturbance on a New Jersey Transit train at the Bergen ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A man was arrested Friday morning for a fatal stabbing that took place on October 10, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl Graves and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca jointly announced.  Alexis Mondesi, 48, is charged with first-degree ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Superintendent of Elizabeth Public Schools Olga Hugelmeyer sent a letter to families in the district addressing the attacks of students, following a stabbing that took place Friday afternoon.  “During the past week, there were two incidents of violence involving Elizabeth ...

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ELIZBETH, NJ — A homicide investigation is underway after a stabbing took place in Elizabeth on Sunday, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl Graves and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca jointly announced.  The deceased victim has been identified as ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — In a video that has now gone viral on social media, a freshman at JVJ STEM Academy School No. 92 was beaten while walking home from school Tuesday afternoon.  The original video of the attack was posted onto Instagram and was shared by an Elizabeth Public Schools parent. The ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Following the death of 17 year-old Paul Baez, residents throughout the city have expressed their condolences and shared their memories.  Paul played for Merlin Soccer Club and was known for always being a team player. The soccer club posted on Facebook expressing their ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A homicide investigation is underway after a shooting took place Monday afternoon in Elizabeth, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca jointly announced Tuesday.  The deceased victim has been identified as 17-year-old Paul Baez of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A former Union County woman admitted stealing credit cards sent through the mail while employed as a clerk at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) in Elizabeth, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Thursday. Myriam Jimenez-Valentin, 33, who relocated to Barbourville, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Police Department is seeking public assistance in locating 27 year-old Santiago Echeverri.  Santiago Echeverri was last seen September 14, on the 400 block of Morris Avenue going for a walk, but never returned home. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, grey ...

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UPDATE: The teenager has been found and reunited with her family.  ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth Police Department is seeking public assistance in locating 17-year-old Kiara Cruz.  Kiara Cruz was last seen on September 17, leaving her home after a fight with her mother. She was last seen ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will examine all aspects of the Elizabeth Police Department policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services on September 29, Police Director Earl J Graves and Chief of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A person was shot in the leg Tuesday evening in the parking lot of ShopRite on West Grand Street, according to a spokeswoman for the City of Elizabeth.   The victim, a 58-year-old Elizabeth resident, was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.  Authorities believe ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Several media outlets claim that there were shots fired early Monday night. Reports have claimed that police had discovered a 40-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to her leg on the 100 block of Third Street prior to 10:40 p.m. The victim was rushed to the hospital but is expected ...

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SEA BRIGHT, NJ -- The New Jersey State Police Homicide South Unit and Missing Person’s Unit are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a deceased male in Monmouth County. The deceased man has a unique tattoo that can aid in identifying him.  On Sunday, August 29, at approximately 11:29 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — City officials gathered on Monday, August 30 to swear in James Bantin as the new deputy chief EMT. James has served the City of Elizabeth since April 1988 and was promoted to supervisor in 1991. During his career, Bantin obtained many other achievements and accomplishments ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth Police Department is asking the public to help locate a missing juvenile.  Kelly Saniya, age 17, was last seen August 11 entering a white Ford Mustang convertible with tinted windows and temporary out-of-state tags.  Kelly is 5’ 0”, approximately 123 pounds, has ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth Police Department is asking the public to help locate a missing man.  Carl Lyles, Jr., age 48, has been reported missing. He is 5’ 9”, weighs approximately 165 pounds, has brown eyes, black hair and a dark brown complexion. His last date of contact and what he ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A Newark resident has been sentenced to 360 months in prison for his role in the September 2017 armed robbery of a jewelry exchange in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig announced Wednesday. William Valentin, 43, was previously found guilty of one count of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A second alarm fire Thursday in Elizabeth destroyed Star Furniture Clearance Center and several apartments, according to reports.   The Elizabeth Fire Officers International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 2040 Instagram account posted pictures of the scene Friday, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — An adult male pedestrian was fatally injured east of North Elizabeth Station Thursday night, according to NJ TRANSIT.  According to NJ TRANSIT officials: ​​at approximately 10:30 p.m., North Jersey Coast Line train 3284, which departed from Long Branch at 9:12 p.m. and was ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — An unnamed suspect stabbed three people Sunday night on Broadway after an eight-year-old boy was hit by a passing car. .  A spokeswoman for the City of Elizabeth confirmed the incident occurred around 9:05 p.m. on the 400 block of Broadway. After the child was struck by the ...

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Editor's Note: This article has been updated. Click here for the updated story.  ELIZABETH, NJ — A suspect stabbed three people Sunday night on Broadway.  Reports state that the stabbing was prompted after an eight-year-old was hit by a passing car. TAPinto Elizabeth is waiting for ...

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OLD BRIDGE, NJ — Authorities are investigating the death of a former couple that appears to be a murder-suicide, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Acting Chief Joseph Mandola of the Old Bridge Police Department announced in a statement on Thursday.  According to a press release ...

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NEW JERSEY — In an effort to increase transparency in law enforcement, former New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal requested in June that all law enforcement agencies report officers who committed disciplinary violations. The first report was released on Tuesday and covered the period of ...

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