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Union Firefighters Respond to Kean University Fire

November 22, 2017

UNION, NJ – Union firefighters responded to Kean University on Tuesday for a basement fire.

Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio said while en route, firefighters were advised by Kean authorities of a power outage on the campus.  Firefighters found a small motor fire and it was quickly extinguished. 

Due to the power outage, every building without back-up power had to be searched ...

Investigation Into Sunday's Fiery Crash on Springfield Avenue Continues

UNION, NJ – The man who died in what began as a shoplifting incident on Sunday afternoon has not yet been identified.

According to Acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour, the incident in which the suspected shoplifter led police on a vehicle pursuit before crashing into a building, killing him, is still under investigation.

At just before 4:00 Sunday afternoon, a store ...

Details Emerge on Fatal Car Crash on Springfield Avenue

UNION, NJ – The deadly crash of a shoplifting suspect began at about 4:00 Sunday afternoon when police were summoned to the Target/Whole Foods stores on Vauxhall Road to assist with a shoplifter resisting arrest.

According to Union police, officers attempted to arrest the suspect, who was violently resisting, shouting he has AIDS.  The suspect bit one of the officers and was ...

Car Chase Ends in Deadly Crash on Springfield Avenue

UNION, NJ - Details continue to emerge, but a car crash ending in the death of the driver has occurred on Springfield Avenue in the Vauxhall section of Union. 

The incident began when a shoplifting suspect attempted to assault officers at the Target parking lot in Vauxhall.  The suspect fled and a pursuit ensued.  The suspect ended up crashing his vehicle into an ...

Union Firefighters Respond to Early Sunday Morning Fire

UNION, NJ – Several people suffered from smoke inhalation during a two-alarm fire on Hadfield Avenue early Sunday morning.

According to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio, firefighters responded to the fire at the large garden apartment complex at just after midnight on Sunday.  Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke and fire coming from the basement, exposing the four ...

Union Police Charge Roselle Man with Recent Township Burglaries

UNION, NJ – A Roselle man has been charged with burglary of Union Family Barber on Stuyvesant Avenue, shoplifting from a Morris Avenue 7-11, and multiple other charges related to other crimes, according to Union police.

Union police began their investigation upon a reported burglary at the Union Family Barber on Friday, Nov. 10.  The business had been entered via a broken ...

Car Chase, Crash and Theft Occur on Walker Ave Wednesday Morning, Police Say

UNION, NJ – A police pursuit, car crash and the theft of a nearby vehicle all took place around 8:00 Wednesday morning in the area of Walker Avenue.

According to Union Police Director Dan Zieser, a Union police officer in an unmarked car observed a vehicle being operated in a reckless manner on Walker Avenue, passing other vehicles on the left in a no-passing zone.  When the officer ...

Car Crashes into CVS on Morris Avenue, Again

UNION, NJ – A vehicle crashed into the CVS building on Morris and Commerce Avenues at approximately 10:00 a.m. today. 

Union firefighters arrived on the scene to find that a vehicle struck the building multiple times.  According to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio, there was no apparent structural damage to the building, but a Union construction official was called to ...

Incident Surrounding Shooting by U.S. Marshal on Sayre Road Being Investigated

UNION, NJ – The circumstances surrounding the incident that took place Sunday night on Sayre Road involving an off-duty U.S. Marshal who fired rounds from his service weapon are under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour announced today.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. Sunday, the off-duty U.S. Marshal was driving on the Garden State Parkway in Union County when he ...

Union Police Report Federal Agent Involved in Shooting in Area of Sayre Road

UNION, NJ – Details are preliminary, but Union police have confirmed a shooting investigation in the vicinity of Sayre Road.

According to Union Police authorities, a shooting “involving a federal agent” is under investigation.  The incident began at approximately 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening.  No Union police were involved.  One U.S. Marshal is being ...

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