Police & Fire

May 26, 2020

LINDEN, NJ - According to officials, at 11:42 a.m. a Linden police vehicle was involved in a serious motor vehicle crash at the intersection of S. Wood Avenue & 19th Street. Preliminary reports indicate that the police vehicle and a 2018 Ford Explorer collided with a 2017 Freightliner ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The roadwork on Stiles Street will be postponed until Wednesday, May 27 according to Linden Police Department. N. Stiles Street will be closed between W. Elm Street & W. Blancke Street and S. Stiles Street will be closed between W. Linden Avenue & W. Edgar Road. The ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A Southampton man has been arrested and charged with second-degree aggravated arson and second-degree making terroristic threats, according to a statement by acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Linden Police Chief David Hart. According to officials, Desmond E.

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LINDEN, NJ - A Tuesday shooting that sent a 36-year-old man to the hospital with a gunshot wound is under investigation, according to Linden Police officials. According to police, on May 12 at approximately 11:00 p.m. officers responded to the 1100 block of East St. George Avenue after ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A fatal shooting that took place in Linden this morning is under active investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced Tuesday afternoon. The victim, an adult male, has yet to be positively identified.

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department has issued an advisory message seeking the community's help to identify a sick man, Thursday morning. According to authorities, the unidentified man suffered a medical episode on April 23, and is currently in critical condition for non-COVID19 related ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A 48-year-old Roselle man is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle on Route 27, authorities said. At approximately 12:15 p.m., Linden Police and Fire units responded to the scene of an auto-pedestrian accident on the 800 block of East St. George ...

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LINDEN, N.J. – A Linden man has been arrested for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy in which he allegedly set up a drug mill in his apartment, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Saturday. Brad Toby, 35, New Jersey, was arrested April 2, and charged by complaint with one count of ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Police Department has issued traffic and parking advisories. According to the advisory sent via Nixle, East Elizabeth Avenue will be closed at East Baltimore Avenue from 9:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28. It is suggested to please follow ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Police Department is warning residents that Avenue C closed between Rt 1 and Lower Rd due to a large water main break. Please use alternate route. Sign up for TAPinto Linden E-News alerts to be the first to read about all things Linden! Download the FREE TAPinto ...

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LINDEN, NJ - An update was sent out by Linden Police department on how the city is operating since the city's first confirmed case of the coronavirus. There still remains only one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the city.  As of March 17, in Union County there are 15 cases, and 267 confirmed cases ...

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LINDEN, NJ - According to an advisory sent via Nixle by Linden Police Department, alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended citywide until March 27, effective immediately. Street sweeping will continue in a limited capacity when possible. All other parking restrictions remain in ...

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LINDEN, NJ: According to Linden Police Department, East Elizabeth Avenue will be closed at East Baltimore Avenue from 9:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14. It is suggested to please follow the posted detour. Trucks are instructed to turn at Cranford Avenue or ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - In fulfillment of his 2020 Freeholder Chairman initiative, Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella joined with Public Safety Director Andrew Moran, and Fire Chiefs and representatives of seven municipal fire departments as the County distributed 62 new fire ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department issued a traffic advisory Monday for the area of N. Stiles Street. Beginning at 8:00 p.m. February 24, N. Stiles Street will be closed to southbound traffic at W. Elizabeth Avenue for utility work.  This closure will go until 5:00 a.m. February 25.

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LINDEN, NJ - Residents at the Meridia Lifestyles building in Linden were forced to evacuate, Thursday evening. The Linden Fire and Police Departments are on the scene, and they have reported smoke at this location. Further details will be released at a later time.

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LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Police Department is asking for your help to identify the suspects who allegedly went on a shopping spree at Willowbrook Mall using credit cards that were stolen from vehicles in Linden last month. Linden police officials ask that anyone with information is urged to ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A Elizabeth man federally convicted of attempted murder, as well as aggravated assault and weapons offenses, was sentenced Friday to life in state prison, authorities said. The bomber who detonated explosive devices in New York City and a Jersey Shore town over the course of a ...

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LINDEN, NJ - According to authorities, at approximately 7:45 am officers responded to the 200 block of E. Linden Ave on reports of a motor vehicle crash involving a school bus. The bus, which had no passengers at the time of the crash, was traveling east on E. Linden Ave when it was struck head ...

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LINDEN, NJ - According to authorities, a fire took place at a transportation facility in Linden, Friday morning. At approximately 9:15 a.m. this morning Linden Police and Fire units were dispatched to 4200 Tremley Point Rd on reports of a fire. The two-alarm fire started on a fork lift and ...

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LINDEN, NJ - According to authorities, a 13-year-old Linden boy is responsible for making threats against students a McManus Middle School in Linden. The threat was posted on the multimedia messaging app Snapchat, and is believed to be related to a similar threat made on Friday. "Each and ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Authorities are investigating the stabbing of a student at a Linden middle school, Tuesday morning.  According to a statement by Linden Police Department, at approximately 8:30 a.m. this morning two students at Joseph E. Soehl Middle School were involved in an incident in the ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police are seeking assistance from the public in locating a Newark man suspected of burglary. Authorities say Alishakri Pearson, 29, is wanted on charges stemming from a burglary to a business on Aug 5, and a burglary to a home on Sept 2. Anyone with information about his ...

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LINDEN, NJ - According to joint statement by Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Linden Police Chief David Hart, a Linden man is in custody and criminally charged after setting a bed on fire in his home over the weekend and physically attacking two police officers who responded to ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A special needs man was killed when a fire broke out on the 1400 block of McCandless Street on Monday. The victim, identified as 26-year-old Cyril "Chewy" Spinks, was located by Linden Fire Department personnel and later pronounced deceased. According to authorities, the fire ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department is investigating an incident involving a Linden man who attacked a Linden police officer. According to authorities, at approximately 10:45 a.m. Sunday morning, officers responded to the 600 block of Chandler Ave after family members reported that a ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A Linden man wanted for shooting his stepfather in an apartment unit a little more than two weeks ago has been located and arrested in Pennsylvania, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced Monday. Derrick E. Merisma, 26, is ...

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LINDEN, NJ - According to Linden Police Department, at 9:10 a.m. a Linden Fire Department Engine was exiting the NJ Turnpike to the Wood Ave Emergency Access Rd when it was struck by a tractor trailer traveling south on the NJ Turnpike. One fireman was extricated from the engine. Each of the ...

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LINDEN, NJ - An investigation has been launched by Linden Police Department into a shooting incident that took place this evening. According to law enforcement officials, at approximately 8:15 p.m. officers responded to reports of a shooting inside a residence on Cedar Avenue. The victim, a ...

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LINDEN, NJ - UPDATE: Found Safe a little before 2:00 p.m. Linden Police department is searching for an 86-year-old Alzheimer patient who went missing in Linden this morning. According to officials, Maria Vicente went missing near Academy Terrace around 11:15 am. She was last seen wearing a ...

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