Police & Fire

Kenilworth Police Make Second Arrest in 2012 Stabbing

Santiago-Soto Credits: KPD

KENILWORTH, NJ - Edwin Santiago-Soto, already serving time for other crimes was arrested by the Kenilworth Police Department in connection with the Feb. 17, 2012 incident outside of Billy Buffy’s Bar that left one person stabbed multiple times. 

Kenilworth Police Detectives led by Detective Sergeant Jim Grady conducted the initial investigation which led to the arrest and prosecution of one male identified as Jonfry Rodriquezdelossan, of Elizabeth.

At that time, a second unknown male fled the scene leaving behind valuable evidence for investigators.  After processing the crime scene and collecting evidence, several items were submitted to the crime lab for a DNA analysis. 

Sign Up for E-News

Recently, Kenilworth Police Detectives were notified by the Union County Prosecutors Office Forensic Lab of a match in the system and identified Santiago-Soto. 

Santiago-Soto, a native of Puerto Rico and formerly of Morristown was recently charged and sentenced for an armed robbery in New Brunswick. 

Once in the New Jersey Department of Corrections System he was ordered to submit a DNA sample for the CODIS database.  It was at that time that the match occurred and Grady reopened the investigation which led to charges of 2nd Degree Aggravated Assault, 3rd Degree Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, 3rd Degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and 4th Degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. Bail was set at $150,000. 

Santiago-Soto who remains lodged in a New Jersey Department of Corrections Facility was arrested and served with his charges on Oct. 27.  Upon being discharged from their facility, he will be transported to the Union County Jail and face his new charges.    



TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Plainfield's Assemblyman Jerry Green Is Dead at Age 79

April 19, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) has died at age 79, according to an email to TAPinto Plainfield from Councilwoman-at-Large Rebecca Williams. (Williams also shared the information on her Facebook page.)

On Jan. 24, Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) resigned as Chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee "to focus his energy on recovering from an ...

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse


MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...

Former Gov. Florio, Gun Violence Activists, Offer Blueprint

April 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Former Gov. James Florio recalls a curious detail about his 1974 Congressional run in New Jersey’s 1st Legislative District: He had the support of the National Rifle Association. 

In today’s political climate, a nod from the gun lobby for a Democratic candidate who supports gun control is unthinkable. But 40 years ago, it was not a big ...

Thank You, St. Joseph's Volunteers

April 16, 2018

Thank You from St. Joseph Social Service Center

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, we would like to express our gratitude to the countless volunteers that serve the poor and homeless at St. Joseph Social Service Center in Elizabeth (http://www.sjeliz.org).  Whether you make a sandwich, collect toiletries, tutor in the job program, make soup, wrap Christmas gifts, donate food, ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, April 21, 10:00 AM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

"All About Owls" Nature Presentation with The ...

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, April 21, 10:00 AM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

"All About Owls" Nature Presentation with The ...

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, April 22, 9:00 AM

Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim, Cranford

Rummage Sale

Green Home & Garden

Free Public Panel Will Explore Sexual Assault and Consent

April 19, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites members of the public to attend a panel discussion on sexual assault and consent on Wednesday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m. in Room N-4 at Union County College, 1033 Springfield Avenue in Cranford. The panel will feature a question and answer session.

The panel discussion is intended to raise awareness about sexual assault and consent in ...