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Details Emerge After Fatal Car Crash in Union Sunday

November 19, 2017

UNION, NJ – The events leading up to a deadly crash Sunday began at about 4 p.m., when police were summoned to the Target/Whole Foods stores on Vauxhall Road to assist with an alleged shoplifter resisting arrest.

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

Roselle Park Tutor/Substitute Teacher Charged with Inappropriately Touching an Elizabeth Teen

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — A Roselle Park tutor and substitute teacher, Nestor Saavedra, 49, was arrested and charged with inappropriately touching an Elizabeth teenager, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour.

Authorities say that an investigation led by Roselle Park Police Detective John Deegan revealed that Saavedra was tutoring the victim in his Roselle ...

Clark Cops Make Arrest After Video of Crook Ripping Off Tip Jar Goes Viral

CLARK, NJ — When Danae Tuck went to work at the Clark White Diamond on Tuesday, she anticipated an ordinary day of serving up fresh food and smiles to her customers.  What she didn’t expect, after nine years on the job, was someone to walk out the door with the staff’s tip jar. But that's what happened, and video of the theft, which she posted to Facebook, ...

Criminals Go High Tech; Scotch Plains Police Warn Apps Help Thieves Steal Cars

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Scotch Plains police department is warning the public about how thieves are increasingly using technology to steal motor vehicle thefts in the township:

The bad guys have figured out a way to use an app that finds key fobs that are left inside vehicles. Then, the criminals test the doors of the cars to see if they are unlocked. If the keys are ...

Police Investigating Armed Robbery in Clark on Sunday

CLARK, NJ – There was an early morning armed robbery on Sunday at the Circle K convenience store on the corner of Brandt and Westfield Avenue, according to Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos.

Matos described the suspects as two black males wearing ski masks and gloves, one armed with a revolver. The men entered the store located in the Exxon station at about 1:15 a.m., he said, ...

Cranford Teen Launches GoFundMe to Help Family Whose Home was Damaged in Fire

CRANFORD, NJ – Following a fire on Nov. 3 in the residence above Simply Art & Framing, a Cranford teen has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for her best friend and her best friend's mother, who live in the home.

Although the mother and daughter were not home at the time of the fire, their apartment and possessions were severely damaged, according to the ...

Road Closures Continue in Cranford Sunday Following Water Main Break

CRANFORD, NJ  —  Elizabeth Avenue and NJ-28 were closed in both directions Sunday, including Garden State Parkway exit 137, following a water main break.

 At about 5:30 p.m., Police Chief Ryan Greco shared the following message with TAPinto Cranford:

"Patrol Units responded this morning shortly after 6 a.m. for a water main break at the ...

Plainfield Man Indicted for Sexual Assault of a Minor

ELIZABETH, NJ — A Union County grand jury has returned a four-count indictment against a Plainfield man charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a child earlier this year, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour announced Thursday. 

Walter Sosa, 33, is charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, two counts of second-degree sexual assault, and second-degree ...

Little Buffalo to Open Thursday in Downtown Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ – A Cranford husband and wife plan to bring the flavors of Buffalo, NY to Cranford with the grand opening of their new restaurant, Little Buffalo.

Michael and Donna Maggio grew up in Buffalo before moving to Cranford in 1995. This year, they decided to bring the tastes of home to Cranford with a menu based on several classic restaurants in western New York.

“We grew ...

Cranford Police Still Investigating Suspects Following Seize of Weapons & Narcotics

CRANFORD, NJ — The Cranford Police Department seized two handguns, bullets and narcotics following the arrest of three individuals on late Monday evening, according to a press release from the Cranford Police Department.

A fourth suspect and the origin of the items are under investigation, according to the press release.

At approximately 11:02 p.m., Officer Michael O’Neil ...

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