Union Police Sergeant Admits to Theft of Overtime Payments

February 15, 2018

UNION, NJ – After a two-month investigation, a Union Police Department sergeant admitted to accepting thousands of dollars in overtime pay he did not earn, said acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

Michael Wittevrongel, 47, will forfeit his job and will also serve a term of probation and will pay restitution in the amount of $6,400 following a plea to a charge of ...

Overnight Carjacking at the Scotchwood Diner on Rte. 22 in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Police are searching for the suspects who carjacked a vehicle in the parking lot of the Scotchwood Diner (1928 Route 22) in Scotch Plains just before 1:00 a.m. today, according to Breaking News Network (BNN).

Police arrived and were told that two male suspects, who reportedly did not display a weapon, took a white Toyota Camry from the victim and then sped away ...

More Details About the Friday Morning Crash That Injured Six

UNION, NJ – More details have emerged surrounding the accident in which a vehicle crashed into a home on Cedar Avenue injuring all six occupants Friday morning.

According to Union police, a 2002 Nissan Exterra, driven by Joseph Cajuste, was traveling west on Vauxhall Road near the intersection of Stuyvesant Avenue when his vehicle was struck by a 2010 Chevy Camaro attempting to ...

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 ...

Prosecutor's Office Identifies Man Found in Burning Car as Union Resident

UNION, NJ – The man found deceased in a burning vehicle last week has been identified as Union resident Walter Foster, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.

The Prosecutor’s Office said the cause and manner of Foster’s death, as well as the source of the fire, remain under active investigation by the Union County Homicide Task Force, the Union Police ...

Union and Other Fire Departments Assist Roselle Firefighters in Battling Early Morning Apartment Complex Fire

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Fire dept. along with mutual aid from Union and other 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 ...

Union's Newest Firefighters Get Sworn In

UNION, NJ – Union firefighters, township administrators, and family and friends were on hand Thursday morning at Town Hall to see five new firefighters sworn into the Union Fire Department.

Sworn in as new firefighters were:  Christian Trejo, Jake Fernandez, David Abreu, Joseph Mate, and Joseph Giambusso.

“These five scored well on the recent Civil Service exam which is ...

Incident of Body Found Inside Burning Car Being Investigated by Homicide Task Force

UNION, NJ – The Union County Homicide Task Force is investigating the incident in Union Friday morning when Union firefighters found a body inside a burning vehicle, said acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

The identity of the deceased and the cause of the fire have yet to be determined.

According to the Prosecutor’s Office, a Union Police Department patrol unit ...

After Extinguishing Car Fire, Union Firefighters Discover Body Inside

UNION, NJ – When Union firefighters responded to the report of a vehicle fire in a parking lot Friday morning, they discovered more than just a car fire.

According to Union Police Director Dan Zieser, firefighters discovered a body in the car upon extinguishing the fire.

Firefighters were called to the parking lot of the Ideal Professional Building complex at the corner of Morris ...

Union Police Honor Retiring Officers with Walkout Salute

UNION, NJ – Members of the Union Police and Fire Departments, emergency medical personnel, and family and friends honored retiring Union police officers Wednesday morning outside Police Headquarters.

“It’s a great day,” said Police Director Dan Zieser, “but a sad day for the department as five of our officers retire.”

The five retiring officers are ...

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