Police & Fire

May 5, 2021

LINDEN, NJ - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Linden Police Department's Youth Academy was unable to resume in 2020 but announced that it will be returning this July. The academy will begin Monday, July 12 and conclude on Friday, July 16 and is for students graduating grades 6-8 this school ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A fatal incident that took place in Linden early Monday morning is under active investigation, according to Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Linden Police Chief David Hart. The victim has been identified as 42-year-old Bruce Edward Ham Jr. Shortly before 2:00 ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Two men have been arrested and are charged with first-degree robbery for their alleged role in a convenience store robbery at a 7-Eleven in Linden. According to police officials, on February 21, 2021, at approximately 10:15 p.m., the two suspects, Travis Price, 28, of Linden and ...

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LINDEN, NJ — It has been nine days now since Brian Gooney, a Linden Public Schools employee, has gone missing and the district is having an event to help bring him home. Gooney, 55, was last seen on video camera leaving his apartment at about 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, according to the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - A Linden man has been arrested for robbery of a convenience store clerk early Monday morning. Hackensack Police Department announced the arrest of Zyair F. Desire of Linden, NJ, for robbery of a 7-Eleven convenience store clerk, according Hackensack Police Detective Captain ...

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LINDEN, NJ -  A Elizabeth woman was killed and four others injured in a two-car crash in Linden early Sunday morning. According to authorities, the crash happened at approximately 3:35 a.m. when police units responded to N. Park Avenue on reports of a serious motor vehicle collision. Officers ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A Linden Public schools employee has been reported missing and Rahway Police officials are asking for the public's assistance to locate him. Brian Gooney, a paraprofessional at Soehl Middle School and resident of Rahway, hasn't been seen since Tuesday, according to ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police are seeking the public's help to identify this suspect, who allegedly burglarized an Auto Repair shop last week, according to police officials. The suspect is believed to have taken various car parts and tools from a auto repair shop located on the 600 block of E.

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UPDATE: Jeffrey Mendoza, after being missing for about a week, has been reportedly found dead in Newark. According to the Linden Police officials, the investigation has been turned over to Newark Police Department, and they have no comment regarding the circumstances surrounding his ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Police Department is seeking the public's assistance locating a suspect who has allegedly stolen money from an elderly woman in the city. According to officials, the suspect reportedly used fraudulent documents to make a $6,000 withdrawal at the Unity Bank located 628 N.

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LINDEN, NJ - A winter weather advisory has been issued in the Linden area by the National Weather Service for early morning Thursday until Friday evening. The National Weather Service is predicting 5 to 9 inches of snowfall between 4 a.m. Thursday and 7 p.m. Friday. A light glaze of ice ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police are advising residents to avoid W. Elizabeth Avenue between Stiles Street and Lumber Street on Tuesday afternoon. The road is closed heading eastbound and driver's are instructed to use caution and try an alternate route, if possible. For more information contact ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police is reminding residents to remove vehicles from designated streets during the current snow accumulation that is taking place. "Snow has started to fall, and several inches are expected to accumulate in our area. Residents are reminded that vehicles must be removed from ...

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LINDEN, NJ -  A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday at the new Union County Fire/EMS Training Academy. The new facility, located at the former site of the Union County Juvenile Detention Center, provides classroom space for both professional and volunteer firefighters in training, as ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden residents are being reminded not to park their vehicles on designated streets during or in the aftermath of the impending snowstorm. Linden Police Department sent out an advisory to remove vehicles as the storm is expected to bring several inches of snow to our area and ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Officers are investigating a shooting that occurred on Wednesday, January 27 just after 4:00 p.m on the 200 block of Maple Avenue. According to reports, a 26-year-old Linden man was struck during the incident and transported to Trinitas Regional Medical Center in ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Police Records & Traffic Bureau will have extended hours on Tuesday, January 19, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Visitors are asked to enter through the Police Headquarters entrance in the parking garage behind City Hall. For questions or additional information ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department has issued a traffic advisory warning for travelers stating that Lower Rd will be closed to all traffic at the 1300 block beginning this Friday, January 15, at 7:00 p.m. and will remain closed until approximately 7:00 pm on Saturday, January 16 for construction ...

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NEW JERSEY — The threat of Trenton protests on Jan. 17 looms, following a massive insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. last week. Gov. Phil Murphy and Colonel Pat Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said Monday that NJ authorities are prepared and on high ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police is asking for the public's help to identify a man suspected of stealing from the tip jar at a local restaurant on Dec 18. Anyone with information is urged to contact Det. Mike Burnette at mburnette@lpdnj.org or ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A Linden man has been arrested and criminally charged with killing a woman in his apartment on New Year’s Eve, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Linden Police Chief David Hart. Edward T. Sokowski, 62, is charged with first-degree murder in connection ...

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NEW JERSEY — An investigation is currently ongoing after a bomber, later identified as Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, reportedly set off an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, on Christmas morning. New Jersey officials said the bombing - which injured at least eight people, killed Warner and ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department issued winter advisories in anticipation of the first major winter storm of 2020. According to the Nixle alerts, the winter storm warning is in effect from Wednedsay afternoon until Thursday afternoon. Heavy snow and a total snow accumulation of 12 to 17 ...

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LINDEN, NJ - William Fales, 29, of Newark, was arrested and is facing charges related to a vehicle burglary. Just before 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 9, officers responded to the 400 block of Ainsworth Street after a resident reported that a man was pulling on car door handles. Officers ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A man is currently wanted on charges stemming from an armed robbery at the Quick Mart Convenience store on Knopf Street in Linden. Leon Gentile, 50, allegedly entered the convenience store and assaulted the 71-year-old clerk with a crowbar before stealing a little over $400 from the ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A Linden pastor has been charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, according to an announcement made by Acting Assistant Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose. Clifford Brower, 57, of Linden has been charged ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that took place in Linden two months ago has been located and apprehended in Georgia, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced Tuesday. Members of the U.S. Marshals Service ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Chief David Hart joined Linden Police Benevolent Association Local #42 President Joseph Appello and Linden Police Superior Officers Association President Joseph Birch to announce that the Department raised $5,000 in its third annual “No Shave November” & “Nails for ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Police Department kicked off the month of December with four promotions to their new ranks within the department on Tuesday. Det. Timothy Hubert has been promoted to Sergeant and to FTO Cistaro, PO Andrews and FTO Hemenway have all received new assignments within the ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Two Newark residents have been arrested and are facing weapons charges after Linden Police officers recovered a handgun during a motor vehicle stop. According to authorities, Walir Reynolds, 30, and Janiyyah Jones, 25 were stopped after they were observed speeding along Route 1 at ...

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