Narcotics Search Warrant at Local Business Leads to Multiple Arrests

CRANFORD — Following an undercover investigation by Cranford Police detectives, three local businessmen have been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged illegal narcotics distribution scheme operating out of a local convenience store. The investigation began approximately three months ago when Det. Ryan Greco received information that synthetic marijuana, banned by New Jersey criminal statutes since March 2013, […]

Strong arm robbery occurs in Roselle Park

ROSELLE PARK — Yesterday at 3:13 p.m., three 13-year-old juvenile males from Roselle Park were walking home from school when they were approached from behind by two older juvenile males from Roselle. The suspects were described as black males, one shorter than the other wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and the other was described as taller, wearing a green […]

Motor vehicle stop leads to arrests in Roselle Park

ROSELLE PARK — On Monday, Feb. 17 , at 9:59 p.m., Roselle Park Ptl. Brian Swick conducted a motor vehicle stop with a 1993 Honda on the 500 block of W. Westfield Avenue in Roselle Park after discovering the rear license plate displayed on the vehicle was confirmed stolen out of the city of Paterson and was registered to […]

Union Catholic freshman awarded the Eldon M. Hammeke Scholarship

SCOTCH PLAINS –Union Catholic recently announced that Katrina Springer of Roselle Park has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Eldon M. Hammeke Scholarship. The scholarship was established in memory of Hammeke by his wife Grace, and is supported by the Knights of Columbus Summit Council #783, of which Mr. Hammeke was an active member. The award is […]

Roselle Park woman indicted on charges of arson, child endangerment

ROSELLE PARK — A Roselle Park woman accused earlier this year of setting fire to her apartment and leaving her 2-year-old daughter unattended inside has been indicted, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced today. Murlande Colin, 27, is charged with second-degree aggravated arson and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. The date was July 9 when […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Business finally shut down following violations

ROSELLE PARK — Early last week the borough shut down a fitness business that has been operating since November in direct violation of zoning laws. After residents complained for more than ten months about the owner of Easy Fitness with Jeannie on West Clay Avenue operating a business that directly violated the law and the […]