ELIZABETH — An Elizabeth man has been convicted of sexually assaulting two female acquaintances six months apart in 2004, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Friday. A Union County jury deliberated for more than two full days following a three-week trial before finding Clarence Beckett, 33, guilty of two charges of second-degree sexual […]
UNION – Suspect Matthew Ballister III remained in the county jail this morning on $2 million bail but has refused to tell police where he dumped the slain body of his Cranford girlfriend, April Wyckoff. According to police sources, more than 100 law enforcement officers along with the Hudson County K-9 Unit, U.S. Park Police […]
LINDEN –On Oct. 20, at 12:48 a.m. police were dispatched to the 1100 block of Passaic Avenue on a report of shots fired. Arriving officers located a victim, a 26-year-old male, of Elizabeth, who told police that he and a friend were walking on Passaic Avenue and Peter Street when he heard gun shots. He […]
LINDEN — Vincenzo Wegrzynek, a 5 year veteran of the Linden Police Department, took First Place in the Third Annual Union County Sheriff’s Department Pistol Competition, held recently at the Union County Pistol Range. Wegrzynek competed with municipal officers from nine Union County departments as well as the county police, sheriff’s department, and Kean University officers. […]
LINDEN — Linden Library Board of Trustees President Doris J. Henel was honored as Trustee of the Year at the Libraries of Union County Consortium Annual Reception, held on Oct. 9 at the Cranford Community Center.
LINDEN — On Oct. 19 at 1:59 a.m. officers responded to the 800 block of Gilchrist Avenue on a report of a fight in the street. Upon arrival, a group of individuals began to disperse when an officer observed a man walking away from the scene holding something in his waistband. The officer approached the man, […]
LINDEN — On Oct. 12, at 12:40 a.m., Linden officer Joseph Rivera was on patrol when he observed an individual who he knew was wanted on an arrest warrant. He approached the man, later identified as Kason M. Taylor, 20, of Roselle on the 1100 block of Chandler Ave. As he approached Taylor, he observed him allegedly placing […]
LINDEN — On Aug. 10, the victim of a credit card theft confronted two suspects who allegedly used her credit card as they were exiting Julien’s Army & Navy, 316 N. Wood Ave. The two escaped by running through backyards dropping clothes and sneakers that they had purchased with the stolen card. After an eight […]
LINDEN — Linden High School Marching Band recently won first place at a South Brunswick competition taking awards in best overall effect and best music. Congratulations to the band.
LINDEN — On Oct. 6, at 10:13 p.m., officers responded to the 900 block of S. Wood Ave. on a report of animal cruelty. Officers spoke to a 22-year-old Linden man who told them that he took possession of four American Bulldog puppies from an acquaintance, Kimberly R. Matthews, age 26, of Linden. He told […]