Police & Fire

July 24, 2018

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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ELIZABETH, NJ - Jonathan Parham of Rahway, 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 ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Firefighters from Rahway, Linden, Cranford, Roselle and Elizabeth converged 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 building.  

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RAHWAY, NJ - Rahway Police arrested Jermaine Ramirez, 24 of Newark, on Tuesday after a joint investigation with the Union County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Unit and Union County Sheriff’s Department revealed his involvement in a burglary and sexual assault of a 67-year-old woman that ...

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ROSELLE NJ - Firefighters from all over the area, including Rahway, 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 ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Rahway Police are seeking the help of the public in identifying a suspect in three Rahway burglaries, one of which included a sexual assault, in the early morning hours of Friday, June 29. The man being sought is described as a "black male in his late 20s or early 30s with a medium ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Rahway Police reported that a woman driver was killed in a two-car accident on St. Georges Avenue on Tuesday afternoon. Rebecca O'Reilly died as a result of the accident, which occurred around 1:30 p.m. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to the hospital.  

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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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RAHWAY, NJ - The Rahway City Council unanimously introduced an ordinance that will make the intersection of West Lake Avenue and Madison Avenue a 4-way stop at its regular meeting held Monday night. The public hearing on the measure is scehduled for June 11. The introduction of the ordinance ...

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A Rahway resident has admitted to strangling his girlfriend to death in 2015, Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas Jr. announced Wednesday. Ignacio Ortiz Vasquez, 42, earlier this week pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree murder and second-degree endangering the welfare ...

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RAHWAY, NJ – Although Union County residents awoke to clear streets and sidewalks this morning, the area remains under a Winter Storm Watch until 4 a.m. Thursday. The National Weather service increased the expected snowfall for the area, reporting that the heaviest snowfall will occur between ...

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EDISON, NJ - Edison’s Pines Manor was transformed into a firehouse kitchen on Monday as teams from 24 professional fire departments across New Jersey showed off their cooking skills at the NJ FMBA’s eighth annual Cooked and Uncorked Food and Wine Festival. The event, which raised over $50,000 ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Investigators are seeking the public's help in solving the two-year-old murder of a Rahway sneaker entrepreneur, releasing surveillance videos of the two suspects fleeing the scene, Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Monday. A $10,000 reward is being offered for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An Edison resident who coaches volleyball at Millburn High School has been charged with sexual contact and endangerment. Peter Nguyen, 50, of Edison, the head coach of the Millburn High School volleyball team, was charged with two second-degree counts of endangering the ...

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CLARK, NJ - A house fire at 10 Harrison Street sent Rahway firefighters into action in the early hours of Tuesday morning.    According to Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa, when crews arrived at the home at approximately 3:30 a.m., the interior rear end of the first floor was heavily engulfed in ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - George Rayford, 38 of Rahway, has been arrested and charged with distributing crack cocaine that led to the death of three people and sent others to the hospital, it was announced Friday by Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. “Considering the high levels of purity found in ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Rahway Fire Chief William R. Young, Jr., has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated, according to Jackson Police. Young, 60, was arrested on Nov. 11 in his hometown of Jackson and charged with Driving While Intoxicated. 

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RAHWAY, NJ - Santa Claus made a pre-Christmas appearance in Rahway last week for the annual "Santa Run." Sponsored by the Rahway Police Department, Kris Kringle delivered gifts, including gift cards and winter coats, to Rahway children in need on December 20. Lt. Mark O'Kane represented the ...

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RAHWAY, NJ- Injuries are reported following a two-car crash on the Garden State Parkway near exit 137, according to Trooper Gene Hong of the New Jersey State Police. The accident occurred at 1:35 p.m. According to the Breaking News Network, the vehicles went into the woods after colliding, ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A two-vehicle crash on St. George's Avenue early Friday morning killed one and hospitalized another.  Linden police have confirmed that 44-year-old Linden resident Sayoko Rosello died in the Friday morning crash. The second victim, a 54-year-old man, remains in critical condition at ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Rahway woman was arrested for possession of two loaded handguns on Tuesday night. Dayana Valderrama, 21, was arrested and charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon after police found a loaded 9MM handgun and a .40 caliber handgun in the car she was driving on ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark and Rahway fire departments responded to a residential fire shortly after 3:00 p.m. on Thursday resulting in damage to two homes.    According to Clark’s Fire Chief Frank Cerasa, upon arrival, firefighters found a detached garage actively burning in the back of a home on ...

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