Police & Fire

October 18, 2018

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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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department was asking drivers to avoid E. St. Georges Avenue at Park Avenue due to a serious accident that was under investigation early this morning. E. St. Georges Ave. was shut down in both directions from Elmora Avenue in Elizabeth to Adams Street in ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Former Linden Police Chief Jonathan Parham is set to be sworn in as a Union County Undersheriff, this Friday. As a member of the Linden Police Department for nearly 25 years, Parham has served in each rank from Officer to Captain before his promotion to Chief in September of ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A Union County grand jury has returned a three-count indictment against the teenager accused of fatally shooting a Roselle resident outside a Linden convenience store earlier this year. Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas Jr. announced Friday that Darwens Cadet, ...

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ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/LINDEN, NJ - Police, Fire, and Rescue units responded to a U.S. Mail truck that drove head-on into the pond in Warinanco Park on Thursday afternoon.  Sometime after 2 p.m. responders were called to the scene to find the mail truck in the water. A park worker said that while he ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Firefighters from all over the area responded to a fire that broke out on the 200 block of West First Avenue in Roselle on Tuesday afternoon. The fire started during the sudden rainstorm that hit the area around 2 p.m. Firefighters from Linden, Elizabeth, Rahway and Union County ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The female victim of a double shooting that took place in Plainfield the weekend of June 23-24 has died due to her injuries, Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas Jr. announced Monday. The victim has been identified as Shavonne Young, 25, of Scotch Plains. The ...

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CRANFORD - On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7:06 p.m. the Cranford Police Department received information that an explosion was heard in the area of Raritan Road and Summit Terrace. Through a joint investigation with the Union County Prosecutor's Office and Linden Police Department, the Cranford ...

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ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/LINDEN, NJ – On Friday afternoon, police officers and other runners were poised and ready for the Elizabeth, Linden, Roselle and Rahway leg of the Law Enforcement Torch run for Special Olympics. Video of the runners passing the Torch on St. Georges Ave. at the Elizabeth, ...

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