Police & Fire

October 21, 2018

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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UNION, NJ – Union firefighters and police officers responded to  two separate major accidents Tuesday night/Wednesday morning on Route 78 East and on Chestnut Street. A serious accident occurred  on Chestnut Street near the Parkway entrance at about 7:00 a.m. Wednesday.  The accident involved a ...

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UNION, NJ – Township fire, police, and EMS personnel, board of education administrators, school principals and vice principals, private school personnel, and County Office of Emergency Management personnel came together last week to participate in a table top drill to review the current school ...

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UNION, NJ – Police have said a 50-year old man from Irvington was behind the wheel of the car that overturned Monday morning on Route 22 east. The accident occurred at about 6:45 a.m. when the driver ran off the road and struck a utility pole on Route 22 at the intersection of Michigan Avenue.  ...

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UNION, NJ - An accident closed parts of Route 22 East at the intersection of Michigan Avenue Monday morning. According to police, a car crashed into a pole which fell across the right two lanes.  No series injuries were reported.  The left lane of Route 22 east was open to traffic as police ...

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UNION, NJ – The Village Liquors store on Magie Avenue was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon. According to Union Police Director Dan Zieser, two Hispanic males robbed the Village Liquors store at 1221 Magie Avenue at about 4:00 p.m. Tuesday.  One of the individuals was armed with a hand ...

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UNION, NJ - Union firefighters responded to a downed wire Tuesday afternoon just before 2:00. According to Fire Chief Mike Scanio, secondary wires came down on Liberty Avenue and Carol Road, the result of a transformer fire. Firefighters and police secured the area around the ...

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UNION, NJ – Union firefighters will soon be getting new personal protective gear via a recent grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. According to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio, firefighter's protective gear -- coats, pants and gloves -- have about a 10-year lifespan.  Scanio ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union man was killed Monday night as he attempted to cross eastbound lanes of Route 22 near the intersection of Greeley Avenue South, according to police. Noor Hussain suffered numerous injuries as a result of the accident.  He was transported to University Hospital where he ...

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UNION, NJ - Route 22 Eastbound has been shut down for an accident investigation since about 9:30 p.m. Monday night. According to a police source, a pedestrian was struck on Route 22 eastbound near 2526 Route 22, near the T-Mobile store.  All traffic is being re-routed onto Route 22 West.  No ...

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UNION, NJ - A Kean University campus security alert email was sent out Wednesday afternoon after a robbery was reported in the area. The Kean security alert read, "Police are investigating a report of a robbery near Harwood Arena around 3 p.m. today. The victim said two men robbed him as he was ...

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UNION, NJ – Members of Union Fire Department’s Special Operations Team assisted Millburn firefighters Tuesday morning after a vehicle hit a building at 277 Main Street. The vehicle struck the main entrance of the building causing significant structural damage, according to Union Fire Chief Mike ...

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UNION, NJ – Union firefighters responded to a truck accident on Morris Avenue near Union Terrace Monday night to find a U-Haul truck had hit and severed half of a telephone pole, the bottom half of which landed on the lawn of a Morris Avenue business.  The accident knocked out power to some ...

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UNION, NJ – A Vauxhall woman’s spilled coffee helped Union police track down the Newark man who robbed her at gunpoint Sunday afternoon. Police say a Vauxhall woman walked to her home and called police after the robbery that took place at about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.  She told police that as she ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Eight Rutgers University football players now face charges from a credit card fraud scheme that occurred while all of them were students, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said today. All of the defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit third-degree theft by ...

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UNION, NJ – A woman was punched in the head and had her purse stolen as she walked on Liberty Avenue Wednesday morning, said Union police. Union police received multiple calls about a street robbery on Liberty Avenue on Wednesday morning at about 9:25.   Police say the suspect was described by ...

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UNION, NJ – The quick thinking and keen eye of a Union police officer led to the arrest of a Newark man Monday evening in Union Center. Lieutenant Robert Christie had just gotten off duty at about 6:00 p.m. on Monday when he observed a man in Union Center.  Christie thought the man looked like ...

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UNION, NJ – Union seniors had an opportunity Monday morning to participate in an informational program at the Senior Center with a basic overview of cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Battalion Chief Henry Sisbarro and fire fighters Gunther Guerra and Michael D’Allessio presented the session ...

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UNION, NJ — The Township of Union Police Benevolent Association Local #69 Golf Outing is set for Monday, September 10 at Suburban Golf Club. The annual event is the organization’s largest fundraiser, benefiting the organization’s scholarship fund. “We are fortunate to have such a great ...

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