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Updated Information About Tuesday's Union High School Incident

June 19, 2018

UNION, NJ – Police have provided additional information about the incident that caused Union High School administration to direct all students through the main entrance of the school on Tuesday morning, triggering concern and speculation.

According to Union Police Captain Robert Perez, a Union High School senior had an argument in one of his classes on Monday.  The student ...

Threat Changes Morning Routine at Union High School

UNION, NJ – A robocall to Union High School parents Monday evening, informing them that students must enter only through the main entrance of the school on Tuesday, caused conjecture and concern.  

No reason for the change in process was provided on the call, but Union police say a threat was initiated by a high school senior.  The type of threat was not ...

Sunday Morning Fire on Thoreau Terrace

UNION, NJ – Union firefighters responded to a Thoreau Terrace house fire Sunday morning.

Firefighters arrived on scene at 635 Thoreau Terrace at about 10:50 a.m. and found heavy fire coming from the entire first floor, extending to the second floor and severely threatening homes on the left and right, said Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio.

Scanio said all residents were outside of the ...

Edgewood Parkway Burglary Suspect Arrested

UNION, NJ – Union police have arrested the man suspected in a burglary on Edgewood Parkway.

Raymond Rouland from Elizabeth was arrested in his home in Elizabeth on Wednesday.  Police say some possible evidence was also recovered. 

Police credit the Roselle Park and Cranford police for their assistance.

Police took to social media in May asking for the public’s ...

Police and Fire Department Reports

UNION, NJ – Police and Fire Department reports from the June 12, 2018 Township Committee meeting:

Fire Department:

Committeeman and Fire Commissioner Manuel Figueiredo reported:

153 incidents between May 22 – June 5

101 were fire incidents, but no exceptional fires.


Figueiredo reported that the Fire Department is seeing an increase in motor vehicle ...

Six Police Academy Graduates Headed to Union Police Department

RAHWAY, NJ – Six new Union police officers, members of the 118th recruit class of the John H. Stamler Police Academy, participated in their commencement exercise on Tuesday.

New Union officers Jeremy I. Castillo, Faustino J. Costa, Michael Gomes, Matthew E. Hayes, John F. McTernan, and Francine D. Rocha took the oath of office at a graduation ceremony at the Union County Performing ...

Helicopter to Land at Washington School on Tuesday

UNION, NJ - Union police are notifying residents that a helicopter will be landing on Washington School property on Tuesday.  

Union police took to social media on Monday to alert residents about a New Jersey State Police helicopter scheduled to land on the playground of the school on Tuesday, June 12, at approximately 2:00 p.m.  Washington School is ...

Union's Fire Department Welcomes Five New Firefighters

UNION, NJ – After completing several months of rigorous training, Union’s five newest firefighters have officially joined the Department.

Christian Trejo, Jake Fernandez, David Abreu, Joseph Maté, and Joseph Giambusso celebrated the completion of their training on Thursday with Union firefighters, family and friends. 

“These five firefighters have worked ...

Union Police Pass the Torch for Special Olympics

UNION, NJ – On Friday morning, police officers and other runners were poised and ready for the Union leg of the Law Enforcement Torch run for Special Olympics.

Members of the Union Police, the Team Red, White and Blue Racing Team, and Union High School cross country team gathered in front of the Union Police Department for the kick-off of the Union leg of the Torch Run.

Union police ...

UPDATE: Police Say No Threat Existed at Kawameeh Middle School; Students' Overheard Conversation Sets Off Incident

UNION, NJ – Kawameeh Middle School Principal Jason Malanda sent an updated message to Kawameeh parents Wednesday afternoon assuring them that the potential threat described in an earlier message possessed no actual risk to students or staff, and the case has been closed.

Malanda said the police determined that an overheard conversation amongst students, misrepresented by another student, ...

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