Police & Fire

May 14, 2021

ROSELLE, NJ - A 2-year-old child is safe and has been reunited with his family after being briefly kidnapped in a vehicle that was stolen outside a Roselle home Thursday night, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Roselle Police Chief Brian Barnes jointly announced Friday. “The ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Police Department is always looking for new and improved ways to better serve Roselle Park citizens. According to the CDC, one in 54 children have been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In light of April being Autism Awareness Month, the need for tools ...

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ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Law enforcement use-of-force data, including statistics from Roselle and Roselle Park, is now publicly available as part of a new statewide dashboard that debuted Tuesday. The Use of Force Dashboard tracks more than 3,000 New Jersey use-of-force cases from October ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - The Borough of Roselle is seeking the public’s assistance regarding three shootings, occurring March 2, March 5 and March 9. Borough officials do not believe the shootings are related. To date, no one has been arrested. No injuries are considered to be life-threatening. The ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - The borough fire department has been awarded more than $22,000 in a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant, officials announced on Monday. The grant funds - a total of $22,772 - will be used for reimbursement and projected 2021 COVID-19 related-expenses such as PPE, sanitation and ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department announced Wednesday afternoon that it has arrested the suspect of the Tuesday night BP Gas Station (475 North Avenue East) armed robbery. According to the release, the Cranford Police Department responded to the Tuesday robbery at 10:54 p.m. The gas ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - The New Jersey State Police have arrested six suspects and dismantled an alleged multi-county theft ring linked to more than 30 stolen vehicles and two motor vehicle pursuits after a 13-month operation dubbed “Bust a Move.” According to a press release from the State Police, ...

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8:53 p.m. UPDATE:  The missing juvenile has been located and is safe. ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Police Department is requesting the public's help in finding a missing juvenile, Jamaar Deshan Anderson from Roselle.  He is 14 years old, 5'6", a light skin black male, approximately 230 pounds, with ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Harry Wyatt, 53, of Piscataway was arrested December 24 on charges of sexually assaulting a minor he knows, said police officials. Wyatt, who is a teacher at Leonard V. Moore Middle School in Roselle, was charged with one count of second-degree sexual assault, one count of ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Police Department is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash which occurred at 5:25 p.m. on Friday on the 100 block of East Westfield Avenue in Roselle Park. According to police, the initial investigation has determined a 2012 Dodge Ram pick up truck driven ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - A man was arrested for DWI after driving his vehicle the wrong way down a Hoboken street In the early hours of Saturday morning, police officials have reported. At about 1:29 a.m. Hoboken Police Officer Daniel Barron observed a gray Hyundai traveling the wrong way on a One-Way ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - A man and a woman are facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly leaving their dog tied to a backyard fence in Roselle for days after they moved out of state, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Roselle Police Chief Brian Barnes jointly announced Thursday. Curtis ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - “In January it will be the one-year anniversary of when our Police Department changed forever,” said Roselle Park Police Chief Daniel J. McCaffery.  “We lost a friend and coworker. Having to tell the people that work for me that we lost one of our own was one of the hardest ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Mayor Joe Signorello III swore in Antonio Centeno to the position of Probationary Patrolman in the Roselle Park Police Department during Thursday night's regularly scheduled council meeting. At the start of the meeting the Borough Council unanimously voted to appoint Centeno ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - A Roselle man has been criminally charged with filing a fraudulent insurance claim for repairs on a luxury vehicle he wrecked while intoxicated earlier this year, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Roselle Police Chief Brian Barnes jointly announced Friday. Brian ...

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UPDATE:  The missing juvenile has been located and she is safe. ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Police Department is requesting the public's assistance to find a missing juvenile.  Kimberly Pavon is a Hispanic female, 4'9", 85 pounds. She was last seen wearing a pink book bag with stars and unicorn ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - For the first time in over thirty years Roselle Park Police Officers are getting new uniforms. “The Roselle Park Police Department invests in the health and well-being of our officers. Studies have shown that the number one injury to a Police Officer is chronic back pain. The ...

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LINDEN, NJ – The City of Linden is mourning the loss of Jayanna Rosechelle Francois, a Linden student who was discovered dead earlier this month in the lake at Warinanco Park in Roselle. Mayor Derek Armstead confirmed the death of Francois and provided details for the funeral arrangements for ...

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UPDATE:  8:30 p.m.  The missing child has been located and is safe.   ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Police Department is looking for a missing 9-year-old juvenile male 4'6, 70 lbs, black hair, brown eyes. Wearing a white shirt with orange stripes, black shorts and Red Fila sandals, with a black ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 200 block of Harrison Avenue. The Police Department was called to the area of Harrison Avenue Wednesday, August 19, at approximately 10:00 p.m. on a report of a shooting.  Upon the arrival of the ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Two officers from the Roselle Police Department were promoted in a special ceremony on July 22, in Roselle Borough Hall Council Chambers. Practicing social distancing, the officers and their families witnessed Acting Mayor Denise Wilkerson administer the oath to promote Sgt. Victor ...

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ROSELLE, NJ — Roselle Mayor Denise Wilkerson administered the oath to promote two Roselle police officers Wednesday. The small promotion ceremony was administered in Roselle Council Chambers with all in attendance practicing social distancing and wearing masks. “This is an exciting day for us ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Linden man Roland Carenard, 24, has been arrested and charged in connection with a drive-by shooting that left two people injured in Roselle last fall, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Roselle Police Chief Brian Barnes jointly announced Friday. Carenard is ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - On June 30, 2020 at 4:11 a.m., Roselle Park Police Officer Christopher Cimilluca responded to the 600 block of Faitoute Avenue for a motor vehicle that crashed into two parked vehicles.  Through an investigation, the driver, Victor Pajaro-Jimenez, of Roselle Park, was found to ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle firefighters responded to a house fire at 616 Galvin Avenue on Monday.  Galvin Avenue sits between Linden Road and Thompson Avenue.  No injuries have been reported at this time. The fire took place at approximately 4:15 p.m. during the storm.  The Elizabeth Fire Department ...

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TRENTON, NJ - In the wake of days of civil unrest across the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy addressed New Jersey's efforts by law enforcement at collaboration and trust-building with the public while also unveiling a new data point to bolster his decision to move the state farther along its path toward ...

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