Remains of Cranford homicide victim found in Newark

UNION – A woman’s dismembered body found in Newark Sunday, Oct 27, was officially identified by police authorities as the slain body of homicide victim April Wyckoff, 43, from Cranford. “Human remains recovered in Newark on Sunday have been identified as belonging to the Cranford woman who was the victim of a homicide in Union Township […]

Edison Man arrested for calling 9-1-1 for a taxi

LINDEN –On Oct. 24, at 3:20 a.m., police responded to the Exxon station, 11 E. Edgar Rd., Linden, on a report of a dispute involving a taxi driver. Officers spoke to the taxi driver, age 35, who told them that he was hired to drive Nedeski to Edison. During the ride, Nedeski allegedly refused to […]

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. […]

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