Police & Fire

December 10, 2018

WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a township woman missing since Dec. 6. A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives ...

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UNION, NJ - Union firefighters responded to a car accident early Monday morning when a driver drove into a building at the intersection of Morris and Stuyvesant Avenues. At about 1:00 a.m., firefighters were called to a building in Union Center at Morris and Stuyvesant Avenues where a car had ...

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UNION, NJ – An armed robbery in the parking lot of the Whole Foods in Union has police and Union County Crime Stoppers asking the public for help. Police say that on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at about 8:00 p.m., a woman reported that as she was loading her bags in the trunk of her car at the Whole Foods ...

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UNION, NJ – After a rash of car burglaries, Union police again remind residents to lock their vehicle doors. It takes just seconds for someone to break into a car, grab what’s in plain sight, check the usual hiding places for other items, and get away. Police said that one of the men arrested ...

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UNION, NJ – Union police have arrested two men for a string of car break-ins that occurred on Sunday night. Union police say that they received a call on Sunday night at about 10:00 from a resident on Minute Arms Road who reported someone went into his parked vehicle and rummaged through it.  ...

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UNION, NJ – Union will once again be hosting the Santa in Blue Toy Drive to benefit families in need this holiday season. “Children are the spirit of the season and this collection helps support those who otherwise may go without,” said Union Mayor Suzette Cavadas. The yearly event has ...

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UNION, NJ – Union police officers got in the holiday spirit on Saturday when they delivered turkeys to the Connecticut Farms Church Community Food Pantry. “It gives us great joy to support the efforts of the Food Pantry,” said Officer Joseph Sauer, president of the PBA local.  “Dozens of local ...

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UNION, NJ - Thursday's autumn snowstorm hit much harder than weather forecasts predicted, and Union, like towns all across the state, had to deal with gridlock, accidents and disabled vehicles.  Union got over four inches of snow, at least twice what was originally expected. The storm had ...

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UNION, NJ - Union police are asking the public for help in finding a missing person. According to a social media post from Union police, the woman came to police headquarters yesterday during the snow storm trying to get help getting home.  Police indicate that "she wandered away because it took ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union High School student suspected of having a weapon caused a lockdown at the school Monday morning. According to a voice message sent out at just after 1:00 p.m. by Althea Bossard, Acting Principal of Union High School, at 9:30 Monday morning “the building went into a lockdown ...

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UNION, NJ – John “Jack” Finnigan was a special honoree among the veterans honored at Ehrhart Gardens Senior Housing Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday. “Throughout this Nation’s history, America’s soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guards men have bravely answered the call to defend our ...

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UNION, NJ – Retired Union Police Detective Lieutenant Joseph W. Dilginis passed away on Monday, Nov. 5. According to a social media post from the Union Police Department, Dilginis, 61, spent his career with the Union Police, but “above all else he was a loving husband and father.  Everyone knew ...

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UNION, NJ – Union Firefighter and New Jersey FMBA President Edwin Donnelly, Union Police Captain Chris Donnelly, and Union resident Michael Yesenko were the honorees Saturday night at the Union UNICO 38th Annual Humanitarian Dinner. UNICO, founded in 1922, is an organization that stands for ...

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UNION, NJ - Daylight savings time is a good way to protect yourself and your family.  Remember:  Change your clocks, change your batteries. "It is very important to ensure your smoke detectors are installed and working properly," said Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio.  "This time of year is a great ...

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UNION, NJ –  About 160 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders celebrated Union’s ‘Un-Mischief Night’ Tuesday night at Hannah Caldwell School, organized and run by the Union Police Department. Un-Mischief Night is a program for kids in town to participate in safe and secure fun on a night when kids ...

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UNION, NJ – Members of Union’s police department paid a very special visit to the Deron School on Tuesday to help them celebrate the season and their Harvest Fest. “A lot of children from the school aren’t able to celebrate a typical Halloween because of the sights and sounds,” said Sgt. Dorothy ...

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UNION, NJ – Union firefighters had a busy Friday afternoon responding to several incidents, including a car fire on the Garden State Parkway and a car that drove through a garage. Union firefighters responded to an emergency call at about 4:00 p.m. regarding a car that drove through the back ...

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UNION, NJ – The Township of Union has been ranked number 41 on SafeHome.org’s list of the top 101 safest cities in America. To determine the ranking, SafeHome.org analyzed data from the FBI to statistically find out which cities are the safest in the nation, based on cities with a population of ...

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UNION, NJ – Union police and firefighters responded to an overturned car on Route 22 early Sunday morning. According to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio, a car rolled over in the vicinity of 2650 Route 22 east, near the Applebee’s entrance at about 3:00 a.m.  The driver was out of the car when ...

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UNION, NJ – A Vauxhall man is among two individuals being sought for separate violations of New Jersey’s Domestic Violence laws. Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose is seeking the public’s help in locating Jevon Bowman, 29 of Vauxhall, and LaTrice Lewis, 30, of Roselle. Police ...

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UNION, NJ – A shoplifting incident at the Home Depot on Route 22 turned into a wild foot pursuit and search for an armed suspect through the swamp and woods near Kawameeh Middle School Tuesday evening.  The search required the assistance of a Union County K-9 unit, the County Police and a State ...

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UNION, NJ – Union police are searching for a suspect in a shoplifting and subsequent carjacking incident Tuesday evening in the wetlands area near Kawameeh Middle School. Although information is preliminary, according to a township official, a carjacking occurred after a shoplifting incident at ...

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UNION, NJ - Union firefighters paid a visit to the Union Senior Center on Monday, wrapping up Fire Prevention Week with a discussion about fire safety. Firefighters from Engine Company 1 and Fire Commissioner Manuel Figueiredo stopped by the Senior Center to discuss the importance of having not ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union police officer took third place in the Union County Sheriff’s Office 8th Annual Pistol Competition at the Sheriff’s Office range in Springfield last week. Officer Chris Scudieri of the Union Police Department took home third place in the competition.  Officer Paul Pereira of ...

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UNION, NJ – Closing out Fire Prevention Week, the Union Fire Department hosted their 2nd Annual Open House at headquarters on Saturday to groups of curious and interested children and adults. “We want the public to interact with their firefighters in a relaxed and fun atmosphere,” said Union ...

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UNION, NJ – Union police are advising residents and drivers of a major road closure anticipated for next week. The entire length of Oakland Avenue, from Vauxhall Road to Stuyvesant Avenue, will be closed for paving from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16. Police say no traffic will ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – Three Newark residents have been arrested in connection with a shooting incident that occurred at Rizzuto Park in Union on September 30.  There were no injuries as a result of the incident, and the target victim, who was lured to the park, did not get shot, according to a ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union Police Department was honored and recognized for achieving re-accreditation by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police at Tuesday night’s Township Committee Meeting. There are over 560 law enforcement agencies in New Jersey eligible to apply for accreditation, ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union Police Department and other municipal police departments throughout the state and nation are asking motorists to join in a day-long effort on October 10 designed to increase awareness of safe driving behaviors in an effort to keep the state’s roadways fatality-free for one ...

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UNION, NJ - Closing out Fire Prevention Week, the Union Fire Department will be hosting their 2nd Annual Open House on Saturday, October 13. “This event allows the citizens that we serve to come out and meet  their firefighters in a relaxed atmosphere," said Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio.  "It ...

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