Thousands of dollars in synthetic marijuana seized from Elizabeth store, apartment

UNION COUNTY — An Elizabeth man is facing multiple drug charges after thousands of dollars’ worth of synthetic marijuana was seized from his home and the convenience store where he worked, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced yesterday. Shabib Al Ramadina, a 39-year-old Jordanian national, is charged with two second-degree drug offenses, two third-degree drug offenses, and a […]

NJDOT announces travel options to prepare motorists for upcoming closure of Pulaski Skyway

TRENTON – New Jersey Department of Transportation officials announced yesterday the details of a plan to accommodate motorists who will not be able travel on the Pulaski Skyway northbound lanes for approximately two years starting in March 2014 while the bridge deck is replaced. The Department is encouraging motorists to become familiar with the alternate routes […]

Eight charged, including two from Roselle Park, with participating in identity theft ring that stole $155,500

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced today that eight people, including a former bank teller, have been charged with participating in an identity theft ring that used account information stolen from customers of TD Bank to steal more than $150,000 at bank branch offices in New Jersey. The eighth defendant was arrested today. […]

Authorities investigating shooting of off-duty police officer in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH — A police officer is recovering from injuries sustained after being shot in Elizabeth, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced today. The 32-year-old officer with the South Plainfield Police Department, who was off duty at the time of the incident, was rushed to a local hospital at approximately 2 a.m. after being shot outside the Jersey […]

Fanwood man taken into custody after allegedly firing weapon at police during standoff

FANWOOD — A Fanwood man who allegedly fired shots at police during a nearly eight-hour overnight standoff was arrested Saturday, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park. John Antonucci, 49, is expected to face multiple weapons charges and other offenses when he is formally charged. Fanwood police were called to a residential property on Locust Avenue […]

Newark man pleads guilty to 17 armed robberies in Union, Essex and Bergen counties

NEWARK – A Newark man today admitted committing 17 armed robberies of commercial establishments throughout Union, Essex, and Bergen counties, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced. Bobby Dawson, 30, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William Walls to a three-count Information charging him with committing an armed carjacking, conspiring to commit Hobbs Act robberies and discharging […]

Suspect in last week’s Elizabeth stabbings charged with murder

ELIZABETH — A suspect being held in connection with a non-fatal stabbing at an Elizabeth boarding house last week has been additionally charged with murder and two weapons offenses in connection with a fatal stabbing that occurred in the same building, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced today. Bail for 34-year-old Alexander Kerton was set at $800,000 by […]