ELIZABETH, NJ —  Elizabeth police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating an "armed and dangerous" man wanted on multiple arrest warrants. According to officials, all of the warrants are for violent crimes.

Police have identified the man as William Valentin, 42. Valentin is of Puerto Rican descent with a muscular build, hazel eyes and black hair. He is approximately 5'5" tall and 140-150 pounds.

Police warn members of the public not to approach the suspect because he is a violent offender, and is considered armed and dangerous. Police say that he is on the run and knows he is being sought.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Raymond Smith, at 908-558-2017, by email at rsmith@elizabethnj.org  or Detective Joseph Gramiak 908-558-2096,  or by email at jgramiak@elizabethnj.org.