Police & Fire

December 11, 2018

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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. TAPinto Linden is Linden's free ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A Linden man was arrested Tuesday evening after he was caught burglarizing a local business. On Tuesday, October 23rd at about 8:15 p.m. a local business owner notified Police that his security system alerted him of an intruder to his business on the 700 block of E. Elizabeth Ave.

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Linden - An early morning accident in Linden injures a girl on Monday. At approximately 6:45 A.M. on Thursday, October 18, 2018 Linden Police and Fire units responded to reports of an auto-pedestrian motor vehicle collision on S. Wood Ave at the intersection of 16th St. Initial reports ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A motor vehicle crash on Route 1 Monday morning took the life of an off-duty Hillside Police officer, according to authorities. Just after 2:15 a.m. a car traveling north on W. Edgar Road (Route 1) collided with a tractor heading north at Pleasant Avenue The two occupants of the ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Fire Department are on the scene of a fire located at 123 North Wood Avenue in Linden, according to the Breaking News Network. According to preliminary reports, units arrived at the scene and found fire coming from the roof of the building. EMS has evacuated one employee ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A nine-month-long investigation into alleged prostitution at massage establishments in Westfield led to the arrests of a parlor manager from Linden and three other parlor managers this week, authorities said. Authorities charged Jing Liu, 53, of Linden, Qingxia Zhu, 28, of ...

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LINDEN, NJ - N. Wood Ave will be CLOSED this Saturday, September 29, between Elizabeth Ave & Curtis St from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. for 'September to Remember' Annual Street Fair and Car Show. Additionally, parking restrictions are in effect on Wood Ave, as well as on W. Blancke St and Knopf St from ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A Linden man has been sentenced to 24 years in state prison for fatally shooting his neighbor late last year, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Friday. Shansey Abernathy, 24, was sentenced Friday by state Superior Court Judge Candido Rodriguez, Jr. for ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two suspects wanted in connection with the Aug. 19 murder of  a North Plainfield man have been captured in Texas while trying to flee to Mexico, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Nelson Salomon Aquilar-Lopez, 20 and Gicsy Baleria Galindo-Acosta, ...

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LINDEN, NJ - At approximately 8:30 p.m., Linden police officers responded to the area of E. St. George Avenue and Carnegie Street on reports of a serious motor vehicle crash on Friday evening.  The victim, identified as a seventeen-year-old boy from Linden, was treated on scene by Linden Fire ...

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LINDEN, NJ - At approximately 3:40 P.M. on Thursday, August 23, Linden Police and Fire units responded to reports of a motor vehicle collision on the 1600 block of E. St. George Ave. Initial reports indicate that a 2014 Range Rover was traveling east on E. St. George Avenue when it lost control ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The family of a former South Plainfield resident killed in a hit and run earlier this month is looking for answers and is offering a cash reward for information that leads to identifying the driver.   “We are pleading with the public. [Whoever did this] is somebody’s ...

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LINDEN - The Route 278 East entrance ramp is shut down at Route 1 North, according to an announcement by the Linden Police Department via Nixle. All vehicles are being diverted to Route 1 Northbound due to police and fire activity from a truck fuel spill and possible fire.  The road closure ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Dewitt Street will be closed between W. Curtis Street & W. Blancke Street for paving effective Wednesday, August 22 and Thursday, August 23 from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m, according to an announcement by the Linden Police Department via Nixle. Parking restrictions are also in ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man was sentenced to a total of 148 years in state prison after being convicted for 60 crimes, Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas Jr. announced Thursday. Rasheed Powell, 43, was sentenced by state Superior Court Judge Robert Kirsch, who described ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department urges drivers to be mindful of new traffic pattern on Elizabeth Avenue and Wood Avenue southbound. The left turn arrow was causing confusion among drivers, and it was determined that the arrow should be temporarily removed while we work on a more permanent ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A motor vehicle accident in Linden claimed the life of a Roselle man late Sunday evening. At approximately 11:56 p.m. Linden Police units responded to the scene of a serious auto-pedestrian crash on the 400 block of Raritan Rd. Initial reports indicate that a 2003 Chrysler ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Police Department is gearing up for yet another National Night Out event at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade on August 7. The evening is packed with free food, drinks, entertainment and giveaways for the whole family. The event will take place at 400 N. Wood Avenue ...

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CLARK, NJ –One car is off the road and in the river on the northbound Garden State Parkway by Cranford exit 137 as a result of a three car accident just before 5:30 p.m. on Monday. According to Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa there were two men in the car that went into the water.  They were able ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department notifies residents that the Knopf Street municipal parking lot will be closed on Mon, July 23 from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.  The municipal parking lot on Canal Street will also be closed on Monday, July 23rd from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. TAPinto Linden is Linden's ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Arlie Rodriguez, 46, of Elizabeth, has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder of two Elizabeth women in 2013, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.  At approximately 10:50 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2013, Elizabeth Police responded ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Jonathan Parham, the former chief of the Linden Police Department, was sworn in as Union County Undersheriff on Friday. Parham was a member of the Linden Police Department for nearly 25 years, moving up the ladder from officer to captain to chief. He joins the staff of Union ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Firefighters from Linden joined Rahway, Cranford, Roselle and Elizabeth Fire Departments to converge on a two-alarm fire at 1645 Irving Street in Rahway on Thursday afternoon. Union County EMS and Union County fire investigators also responded to the call at the two-story ...

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LINDEN, NJ - An Elizabeth man suffered serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident that took place in Linden early Thursday morning. At approximately 6:20 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, Linden Police and Fire units responded to reports of a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of E. St.

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