Edison School in Westfield Safe After Lockdown Wednesday Morning, Superintendent Says

February 21, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Students and staff at Edison Intermediate School are going back to their routines after a brief lockdown Wednesday morning, Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan said in an email to parents Wednesday afternoon.

“Edison students and staff are safe. Westfield Police are investigating a reported incident,” Dolan wrote. “A brief lockdown was initially ...

Westfield Police: Man Charged with Stealing from Cars, Resisting Arrest

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Police caught a man early Tuesday morning who has been linked to numerous thefts from cars in town, Westfield Westfield Police Chief David Wayman has announced.

Michael Defazio, 33, of Westfield has been charged with four counts of third degree burglary, one count of third degree theft, one count of fourth degree credit card theft, one count of ...

Cops Search for Suspects After Overnight Carjacking at Scotchwood Diner

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Police are still searching for the suspects who carjacked a vehicle in the parking lot of the Scotchwood Diner (1928 Route 22) in Scotch Plains around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to a statement issued by the Scotch Plains police department.

Patrol units responded to a report of a carjacking at the diner and upon arrival met the victim, a 43-year-old ...

Rahway's Rayford Charged with Distributing Fentanyl-laced Crack Cocaine that Killed 3 Rahway Residents

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 illegal drugs being sold throughout Union County and New Jersey, as well as the potential ...

Car Rams into Home Friday Morning; Six Injured

UNION, NJ – A car rammed into a home on Cedar Avenue Friday morning seriously injuring all six occupants.

According to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio, a call about a one-car motor vehicle accident was received at 7:17 Friday morning.  When firefighters arrived at the home on the corner of Cedar Avenue and Vauxhall Road, they found the six occupants from the vehicle on the front ...

Roselle and Linden Men Arrested for Performing Unlicensed Dentistry

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 Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. 

Led by Prosecutor’s Office Detective Rudolfo ...

Suspect in Newark Homicide Apparently Shoots Self After Vehicle Chase Ends in Summit

SUMMIT, NJ - A suspect in a shooting that claimed the life of a Newark woman apparently shot himself after a police pursuit ended in the vicinity of Overlook Medical Center in Summit.

According to abc7ny,com, the woman -- 28-year-old Tiffany Wilson -- was discovered deceased in a vehicle in Newark, and a dark-colored Sport Utility Vehicle was seen speeding away from the scene.

Multiple Fire Departs Assist Roselle Firefighters in Battling Early Morning Apartment Complex Fire

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Fire dept. along with mutual aid from many surrounding towns responded to a fire that broke out in an apartment building on the 700 Block of East 3rd.Ave. in Roselle Saturday morning. 

The fire broke out around at approximately 6:49 a.m. and quickly engulfed the building. According to Roselle Fire Chief Paul Mucha, the fire started as a stove fire that quickly ...

Hillsborough Man Charged with Manufacture of Child Pornography

SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A 38-year-old Hillsborough man faces multiple charges including the manufacture of child pornography after police traced his activities on the Internet., according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The investigation revealed that the suspect was using multiple social media accounts to engage in sexually explicit conversations and to secure sexually ...

UPDATED Police Need Your Help Locating Missing Union Township Woman

UNION, NJ - Police need your help in locating a township woman who went missing this past Thursday evening. According to police, Mary Ann Clark, of Union Township was last seen Friday January 12, 2018 at 5:05 am heading for Union Station, NJ Transit and may have been commuting to New York City per her usual routine. Clark, 74 years of age, is four ft., 10 inches tall with brown wavy ...

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