Police & Fire

March 18, 2019

UNION, NJ – Ten new Union firefighters were sworn into the Union Fire Department on Monday morning.  The recruits will begin in the department’s house training academy with the Training Division for the next 12 weeks. Union's newest firefighters: Ryan Tevnan Alexander Lapilusa James ...

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UNION, NJ – A construction worker fell to his death on Tuesday morning while on the top of the fourth floor of a building being constructed on Bonnel Court. Police say they received 9-1-1- calls at about 10:45 a.m. from workers on site reporting that someone had fallen from the building at 968 ...

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UNION, NJ – A fatal fall at a worksite on Bonnel Court is being reported by the Breaking News Network.  The information is unsubstantiated and unofficial at this point, but the worksite accident appears to have been a fall, which occurred at the American Landmark construction area, 975 Bonnel ...

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UNION, NJ – Union police are warning residents about a scam involving a woman asking passersby for cash. Officers from Union's Street Crimes Unit found a woman on Monday walking in and out of traffic on Vauxhall Road at Hilton Avenue, near the Rt. 78 west exit, with a handwritten sign that read, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Sheriff’s officers raided a deli across the street from Newark Vocational High School yesterday and confiscated about three pounds of marijuana, Essex County Sheriff Armando Fortuna announced.  Kendall Hill, a 44-year-old man from Union, faces several drug-related ...

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UNION, NJ – The introduction and blessing of a new ladder truck and engine took place at Union Fire Headquarters on Thursday afternoon.  Fire Department members and township officials attended the ceremony at Fire Headquarters for the official blessing of the apparatuses on Thursday. “We are ...

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UPDATE AS OF 9:20 P.M.:   Missing woman has been found.  According to the Union police, a citizen saw the elderly woman leaning against the fence by Kean University.  The woman was cold, but otherwise ok.  UNION, NJ -Union police are requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing ...

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EDISON, NJ – Union firefighters took home the People’s Choice Award at the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association 9th Annual “Cooked & Uncorked” festival on Monday night. The Union team dished out smoked whole hog with Grandma Holder’s cheesy green rice and pickled onion ...

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UNION, NJ – The high winds today continue to cause problems all around town. Liberty Avenue was closed in both directions after PSE&G completed work there on power lines.  There is still a one block section of Allen Avenue closed, between Liberty Ave. and Amberg St.  Union police officers ...

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Downed wires are dangerous. Here’s what to do if you encounter one. Downed power lines can carry an electric current strong enough to cause serious injury or even death. If you come across a low or fallen line, adhere to the following safety tips, the Electrical Safety Foundation says. If ...

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UNION, NJ – Union firefighters had a busy Sunday morning. In addition to the electrical fire that ultimately closed Parkside Drive and Union Avenue, firefighters responded to two motor vehicle incidents. At about 4:00 a.m., Engine 2 and Squad 4 responded to Balmoral Avenue for a motor vehicle ...

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  UNION, NJ - An emergency road closure is underway in the area of Parkside and Union Avenues until 6:00 p.m. According to Fire Chief Mike Scanio, live wires came down in the early morning hours Sunday at the intersection of Parkside and Union Avenues, setting a gas main on fire.  Fire crews ...

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UNION, NJ - A stretch of Lehigh Avenue is closed with a large police presence in the area. Police have not confirmed any details, but the Breaking News Network is reporting a shooting at a business at 711 Lehigh Avenue. The road is currently closed from Cranbury Road to near Hampton Street.  ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Police Department is accepting school crossing guard applications for the current school year. According to Union police, school crossing guards safeguard all pedestrians crossing the street at their assigned posts, with special attention to school children and accompanying ...

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UNION, NJ – After a long investigation, which included sorting through several years of bank records, a Plainfield woman was charged with the theft of nearly $60,000 from a Union business, Union detectives report. Kadia Williams, a resident of West 8th Street in Plainfield, was arrested on Feb.

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TRENTON, N.J.-  Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency beginning Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 5:00 a.m. ahead of the anticipated winter storm. The storm is expected to start today and continue throughout the day. Executive Order No. 57 declares a state of ...

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UNION, NJ – New Jersey State Police officers arrested a Maryland man at a diner in Union for allegedly attempting to lure a 13-year old girl for the purpose of having a sexual encounter. On Thursday, February 7, a State Police detective posed as a 13-year-old girl and communicated with Felix ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - A Union man who allegedly assaulted and robbed a pregnant, on-duty NJ TRANSIT bus driver of her cell phone in downtown Elizabeth two weeks ago has been identified and apprehended. Andre Dawson III, 29, of Union is charged with second-degree robbery, third-degree assault on a ...

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UNION, NJ – A swearing in ceremony for four newly promoted Union firefighters took place at Tuesday night’s Township Committee meeting. Chris Markovich was promoted to the rank of Captain, Chris Steitz was promoted to Provisional Captain, Mike Caldas was promoted to Lieutenant and Peter Peros ...

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UNIOIN, NJ – Union firefighters responded to a late-night two-alarm fire on Sunday on Russell Street. Firefighters arrived on the scene at about 10:30 p.m. and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the first floor, extending to the second floor. Union Fire Chief Michael Scanio said because ...

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UNION, NJ – Union firefighters, township officials, friends and family were on hand Friday night for the Township of Union Fire Department’s 2018/2019 Awards/Retirement Ceremony at Galloping Hill Caterers.  The event included the retirement celebration of Captain Michael Noonan, Captain Robert ...

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UNION, NJ – Union police responded to an armed robbery 9-1-1 call at the Taco Bell on Route 22 early Saturday morning. According to Union police, a Taco Bell employee reported that he went outside to assess the parking lot area at about 6:30 a.m. on Feb. 3.  When he was re-entering the ...

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UNION, NJ - Morris Avenue westbound in the area of Commerce Avenue is down to one lane because of a water main break. According to a CodeRed alert from the Township at 4:00 p.m., the NJ American Water Company is attempting to locate a water main break in the area of Morris and Commerce ...

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UNION, NJ – Originally charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a Union man has now been charged with murder in connection with the death of a 7-year-old Newark boy. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodor N. Stephens announced that the death of Aydin Brown has been ruled a homicide and ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union man has been arrested for endangering the welfare of a child in connection with the suspicious death of a 7-year old Newark boy, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.  Authorities are investigating the death of seven-year-old Aydin Brown, a second-grade student ...

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UNION, NJ – Union firefighters battled a two alarm fire at the Mill Run complex on Manor Drive Thursday afternoon. According to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio, a fire was reported at about 2:45 p.m. at 1836 Manor Drive in Mill Run.  The fire involved the crawl space that extended through the floor ...

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UNION, NJ – Union police are investigating a “grandchild in distress” scam and seeking help. According to Union police, a senior citizen from out of state received a phone call from a person claiming to be a lawyer.  The individual told the victim his grandson was in a car accident and had been ...

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UNION, NJ – Union police are warning residents about several instances of mail theft in town. Union police have provided the following recommendations to avoid being a victim of mail theft: • Deposit outgoing mail into blue collection boxes before the final pick up of the same day of deposit.

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UNION, NJ - A Union man has been arrested and charged with being responsible for the alcohol-related motor vehicle collision that took the life of his passenger, an off-duty Hillside police officer, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly ...

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UNION, NJ – An Elizabeth man has been arrested for vehicular homicide in the death of his daughter from Union as a result of a fatal crash that killed that daughter and seriously injured another daughter, according to a State Police social media post. State Police say Madelynn Rizzo, 9, of Union ...

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