Multi-jurisdictional Emergency Response Training Exercise to be Held in Linden

April 23, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Local, County, and State agencies will be participating in a large scale, multi-jurisdictional emergency response training exercise on Wednesday in Linden.

The exercise is expected to begin approximately 8 a.m. and to last until approximately 3 p.m.  Areas will include parts of Memorial Field, Linden Firehouse #4, and the Union County Fire Academy.

Residents ...

UPDATE: Roselle Man Charged with Murder of Man Outside of 7-Eleven in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - A Roselle man has been charged with the murder of another Roselle man in a shooting that took place in Linden Tuesday evening, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Linden Police Chief David Hart.

According to authorities, Darwin Cadet, 18, of Roselle has been charged with murder, and two related weapons offenses in the death of 27-year-old ...

New Advocates have been Sworn in to Foster Youth Cases

LINDEN, NJ - Community members from Bridgewater, Cranford, Elizabeth, Fanwood, Linden, North Bergen, Scotch Plains and Summit recently completed child advocacy training in order to serve as extra eyes and ears for family law judges hearing cases involving Union County’s abused, neglected or abandoned children removed from home and placed in foster care. The volunteers ranging from 25 to 62 ...

Asst. Prosecutor in Wyckoff Murder Trial Receives Union County Prosecutor's Office Gladiator Award

ELIZABETH, NJ – Scott Peterson, assistant prosecutor in the trial for April Wyckoff’s murder, was honored as part of the county prosecutor’s office’s National Crimes Victims’ Rights Week.

Peterson was honored along with Ted Merced, a veteran detective, and Azucena “Susie” Arias, a victim/witness advocate who handles sensitive matters, according to a ...

Drunk Driver Sentenced to Eight Years for Killing a Linden Pedestrian

ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man who was driving drunk on the night he struck and killed a pedestrian in Linden last year before fleeing the scene has been sentenced to eight years in state prison for the crime says, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017, Linden police officers responded to the 1200 block of East Linden Ave. on a ...

Elizabeth Man Receives Twenty Five Year Sentence for Sexual Assault on Child at Linden Motel

ELIZABETH, NJ - Jonathan Tavara-Nima, 32, from Elizabeth has been sentenced to twenty-five years in state prison for sexually assaulting a young child he was hired to care for in May of  2017. 

An investigation by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Union Police Department revealed Tavara-Nima was hired by the then-6-year-old girls family in 2016 ...

Totowa Rapper Accused of Trying to Bring Loaded Gun Through Security at Newark Airport

NEWARK, N.J. – Rapper Juelz Santana, a resident of Totowa, faces weapon charges after allegedly trying to get a loaded firearm through security at Newark Liberty International Airport, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

The rapper, whose real name is LaRon L. James, 36, surrendered to police this morning. He has been charged with  one count of possession of a firearm by a ...

23-year-old Linden Man Indicted for First Degree Murder

LINDEN, NJ - A Linden resident has been indicted for the fatal daylight shooting of a 27-year-old Linden man late last year, prosecutors announced Monday.

According to the Union County Prosecutor's Office, Shansey Abernathy was charged with first-degree murder and two related second-degree weapons offenses in connection with the death of Alphonso Pearson.

The Union County ...

Man Found Guilty in Sexually Assaulting of Couples at Linden Motels

LINDEN, NJ - A man who terrorized, robbed, and sexually assaulted couples staying at two Linden motels has been found guilty by a Union County jury on Friday. 

According to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan, a Union County jury has returned guilty verdicts on all 60 counts filed against  Rasheed Powell, 42, of Sheridan Ave. in Elizabeth after he terrorized, robbed, ...

Investigators Release Surveillance Video from 2-Year-Old Murder of Rahway Sneaker Store Owner; $10,000 Reward Offered

RAHWAY, NJ - Investigators are seeking the public's help in solving the two-year-old murder of a Rahway sneaker entrepreneur, releasing surveillance videos of the two suspects fleeing the scene, Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Monday.

A $10,000 reward is being offered for tips that lead to an arrest and indictment in the case. Tips can be given ...

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Free Public Panel Will Explore Sexual Assault and Consent

April 23, 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 ...