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Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown to be Conducted Locally as Part of Statewide Year-End Campaign

December 17, 2018

LINDEN, NJ — Law enforcement officials from the Linden Police Department will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of the year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign.

The crackdown began December 7, and continues through January 1, 2019, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols ...

Linden High School Receives 2nd Bomb Threat in One Week, Thursday morning

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department responded for the second time this week to Linden High School on reports of a bomb threat, Thursday morning.

According to authorities, students were evacuated from the main building to the Academy building across the street after a bomb threat was received by school officials.

Union County bomb squad and K-9 units were at the ...

Investigators Looking for Suspect Involved in Armed Robbery on S Wood Ave in Linden (UPDATE)

LINDEN, NJ - Detectives are investigating an armed robbery that occurred late Tuesday afternoon in Linden. 

According to authorities, at around 3:15 p.m. a man proceeded to rob the Krausers store located on the 1100 block of S. Wood Avenue.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic man with dark hair, approximately 5'10" wearing a Khaki or brown pants ...

Authorities Identify Linden Man Struck, Killed in Auto-Pedestrian Crash

LINDEN, NJ - Police have identified the 54-year-old man who was struck and killed as a result of his injuries from a motor vehicle accident on Monday evening

The man is identified as Thomas Katsonis, of Linden.

According to authorities, at approximately 5:15 p.m. on December 10, authorities responded to reports of an auto-pedestrian motor vehicle collision on ...

Newark Man Charged Following Police Standoff Incident in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - A Newark man is in custody and facing numerous charges after allegedly committing an attempted robbery and carjacking at gunpoint, then breaking into a Linden home and engaging police in a nearly five-hour standoff on Sunday.

Willie S. Wright, 50, is charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree carjacking, a first-degree weapons offense, second-degree burglary, ...

Incident Involving Suspect Barricaded in Linden Home in Custody

LINDEN, NJ - The suspect that has caused an incident involving Linden Police Department, Union County SWAT and several other local officials Sunday afternoon is now in custody.

According to authorities, the incident stemmed from an earlier situation at the Shoprite on West Edgar Road.

According to the Breaking News Network, the Shoprite incident involved a victim being ...

Linden High School in Shelter-in-Place Friday Morning

LINDEN, NJ - Students at Linden High School were forced to shelter-in-place for several hours following a bomb threat made at approximately 8:45 am, Friday morning.

According to authorities, school officials received the threat and immediately notified the Linden Police Department.

Students were sheltered-in-place at the school while police responded to the threat. During a ...

Elizabeth Mayor Bollwage Releases Statement on Jersey Gardens Black Friday Shooting Incident

ELIZABETH, NJ - Update: 9:35 p.m. Mayor Christian Bollwage has released the following statement on the Black Friday shooting at the Jersey Gardens Mall. 

MORE: Jersey Gardens Mall on Lockdown After Shots Fired Friday Night

"There was an incident earlier this evening at The Mills at Jersey Gardens. A male was shot in the wrist between the hallway of Tommy Hilfiger and ...

Water Main Break in Linden; Areas to Avoid

LINDEN, NJ - There has been a water main break in Linden between North Stiles Street and West St. Georges Avenue.

Linden Police Department is asking drivers to avoid the area for the next few hours.

Additional details will follow when they become available.

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