Roselle police searching for driver in fatal hit-and-run

ROSELLE — Authorities are searching for the driver of a pickup truck involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Roselle that occurred last weekend, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced Monday. It was shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday when police and emergency medical personnel arrived in the area of 2nd Avenue and Poplar Street in Roselle to […]

Suspect arrested in connection with Elizabeth stabbing

ELIZABETH — A suspect being sought in connection with a stabbing in Elizabeth late last week has been arrested and charged, authorities announced Tuesday. Alexander Kerton, 34, was arrested at approximately 6:45 p.m. Monday by two Elizabeth police officers who spotted him walking near the intersection of Westfield and Morris avenues in the city’s downtown, according to Elizabeth Police […]

Guilty plea entered in shooting of Plainfield 5-year-old

PLAINFIELD — A Somerset County man has pleaded guilty in connection with an incident in which a 5-year-old boy was shot in the face as he walked home from school with his mother in Plainfield earlier this year, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced yesterday. Jose Rodriguez, 18, of North Plainfield admitted to a count of attempted […]

Two plead guilty in fatal shooting of Plainfield man

PLAINFIELD — Two men have pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in connection with the 2011 shooting death of an innocent bystander outside a Plainfield convenience store, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced yesterday. Jordan Camacho and Laquan Chandler, both Plainfield residents, accepted plea agreements requiring each of them to serve 15 years in state prison, with 85 percent […]

Defendant in beating death of Clark man indicted on first-degree murder charge

CLARK — A Union County grand jury on Wednesday returned an indictment on a charge of first-degree murder filed against the man accused of beating a Clark resident to death earlier this year, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced yesterday. Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, 25, who has no established home address, is charged in connection with the May […]

Nearly 3,000 people turn themselves in during the first three days of Fugitive Safe Surrender; last day to surrender is today

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman today announced that, as of yesterday afternoon, close to 3,000 individuals have taken advantage of the Fugitive Safe Surrender program in Jersey City. The program, which ends today, affords people wanted on non-violent warrants in New Jersey an opportunity to surrender safely at a Jersey City church, […]

Democrats maintain stronghold on Freeholder board; late tally of absentee ballots changes outcome in several local elections

By Cheryl Hehl, Staff Writer UNION COUNTY — Although the Democrat incumbents easily managed to maintain the stronghold that the party has had on the freeholder board for the last 16 years, there were upsets at the local level that could result in political power shifts, while a referendum proved just where taxpayers stand on the issue of secession. It […]

Roselle man sentenced to prison for Child Pornography distribution

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced Friday that a Union County man was sentenced to state prison for distributing child pornography over the Internet. He was investigated and prosecuted by the New Jersey State Police, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations and the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice. Craig D. Dotson, 24, of […]