Elizabeth man found guilty of 2004 sexual assaults

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 […]

Murder suspect remains in custody as police search for body of Cranford victim

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 […]

Elizabeth man shot in arm on Sunday in Linden

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 officer captures title in pistol competition

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 woman charged with animal cruelty

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 […]

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