Law & Justice

September 12, 2018

ROSELLE PARK, NJ  - Police officers in Roselle Park responded to a residence on the 300 block of W. Clay Ave for a landlord-tenant dispute that revealed 11 cats residing inside the residence were living in inhumane conditions.  Roselle Park Police Humane Officer Gregory Polakoski responded along ...

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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 on who ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Charges have been filed on the Roselle man found with more than 40 dogs living in severely unsanitary and inhumane living conditions in his home last month said acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. Authorities say, Evelio J. Calderon, 40, is charged with than 30 ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - A Roselle man will be charged with multiple criminal offenses after more than 40 dogs were discovered living in severely unsanitary and inhumane living conditions in his home last week, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and New Jersey Society for the Prevention of ...

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LINDEN, NJ – A Linden man was charged with terroristic threats after allegedly threatening an Uber driver on Wednesday. Lenny Dykstra, 55, was arrested outside Linden Police Headquarters just before 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Officers were alerted to a vehicle that sped into the attached parking ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Roselle man was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday for distributing child pornography through his Twitter account and possessing more than 16,000 videos and images of child pornography on his computers. Charles Diggs, 37, from Roselle, was sentenced to five years in ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A man from Roselle has died and another has been charged with murder in the Tuesday evening shooting in the parking lot at the 7-Eleven on St. George’s Ave. in Linden, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Linden Police Chief David Hart. According to ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Scott Peterson, assistant prosecutor in the trial for April Wyckoff’s murder, was honored as part of the county prosecutor’s office’s National Crimes Victims’ Rights Week. Peterson was honored along with Ted Merced, a veteran detective, and Azucena “Susie” Arias, a victim/witness ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau and Roselle Park’s Mayor Carl Hokanson will join other mayors from Union County municipalities in signing the 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns Statement of Principles'. The mayors will officially commit to the Statement of Principles and make brief remarks ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A free Citizenship Workshop will be held this Saturday, March 24, at the Santa Isabel Lutheran Church from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. located at 908 East Jersey Street in Elizabeth. The Citizenship Drive is an annual event that assists eligible residents to apply for naturalization.

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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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WESTFIELD, NJ — Six people who were arrested at a sit-in to support “dreamers” Feb. 6  at Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office pleaded “not guilty” to defiant trespassing Tuesday morning at Westfield Municipal Court. Rev. Ann Ralosky and Rev. John Rogers of First Congregational Church in ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Jorge Renteria-Paz, 46, of Roselle and Hector Carro, 73 of Linden have been charged with performing dentistry without a license in Linden.  Renteria-Paz and Carro were both charged with on Wednesday with unlawful practice of dentistry, a third-degree crime according to Union County ...

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LINDEN, NJ - At about 11:15 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, Linden Police Officers responded to  T.G.I. Friday's restaurant, 400 South Park Ave., on reports of a shooting. Officers found the victim, a 44-year old Newark man, in the parking lot. He was transported to University Hospital in Newark ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Two of three remaining men charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a Roselle teenager during a robbery gone wrong nearly six years ago, has been sentenced for the crime, according to, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour. Derrick Dunn, 23, was sentenced ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that stretched from New Jersey to California, that targeted sex offenders, and persons possessing child pornography was announced today by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino. Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography ...

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This story was updated at 4:21 p.m. with new information. ELIZABETH, NJ — A former instructor is accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old student at Surgent’s Elite School of Gymnastics in Westfield over the course of more than six months, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Lawrence Bethke, 39, of Roselle has been charged with second-degree official misconduct and third-degree aggravated assault after a Union County grand jury returned a two-count indictment.  Bethke a corrections officer was charged in connection with the physical assault of a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A shooting that left two women dead in Elizabeth overnight is under investigation according to acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour,  The women were identified as Rah-Zhane Lee, 22, of East 4th Avenue in Roselle and Shaniquah Richardson, 24, of Franklin Street in ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ --The top two ring-leaders of a drug empire, caught with millions of dollars’ worth of heroin nearly three years ago have been sentenced to a combined total of 26 years in state prison for their part in the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas Isenhour announced ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-21) encouraged residents against high density housing developments to hire land use attorneys during Wednesday night’s forum. Mayor Thomas Hannen Jr. and Commissioners Mary O’Connor and Andis Kalnins joined approximately 40 Cranford residents in the ...

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