Police & Fire
The latest on local crime and public safety.
Thieves quickly changed their mind about a car they stole in Union county on Saturday after they realized there was a child in the backseat.
The man killed in a Union County shooting Saturday night has been identified as 20-year-old Dearn Marcano.
Multiple people were shot around 9.p.m in Union County on Saturday, resulting in one death.
Current acting Union County Sheriff Joe Cryan seeks support from Democratic party leaders in a bid to be nominated as a sheriff this year.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Leonard L. Edwards, Jr., 41 of Wharton for the alleged decapitation of chickens in a grave yard.
Three Young adults were charged for two armed robberies in Union County last week, one resulted in a man being shot at the train station.
A Union County man was charged earlier this month for the murder of 92-year-old Annette Hempel in her Elizabeth home in 2012.
Joel Borom, 24, of Plainfield was arrested last Wednesday for exposing himself to a female store clerk in Scotch Plains on July 5.
A bank robbery suspect was taken into custody on Friday after a car chase through Middlesex and Union Counties that lasted almost 20 minutes
Franceau Belizaire, 37, has been charged with the death of 82-year-old George Russo after a fit of road-rage in Elizabeth last month.
A 15-year-old Hillside girl plead guilty to fourth-degree cyber harassment on Monday and received a sentence of one year probation.
Two Union County teens were doing "whip-its" moments before their car crashed on Route 22
Ralph Froehlich, New Jersey's longest serving sheriff, died on July 20 at the age of 83.
An Elizabeth couple was car jacked outside of the Swan Motel in Linden early this morning by three armed men.
Scotch Plains police officers are putting the brakes on speeders
The child, whose identity is being withheld, was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where she is being treated for injuries suffered in the attack, police said.
Independence Day also has become the deadliest holiday weekend for alcohol-related traffic crashes - even ahead of New Year's Day.
Chris Moffitt went to the first boy who said he was okay but said, "Please save my brother."