Former Roselle mayor admits to insurance fraud

ROSELLE — A former mayor of Roselle has admitted to committing insurance fraud in connection with a motor vehicle accident that took place a little more than four years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced. Garrett Smith, 53, pleaded guilty to a single count of second-degree insurance fraud before state Superior Court Judge Robert Mega on […]

Roselle’s Holley sworn in as newest member of General Assembly

TRENTON – Former Roselle mayor Jamel Holley received the oath of office from Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto on Monday to become a member of the New Jersey General Assembly. “Jamel has proven his dedication to residents of New Jersey by tirelessly standing up for families in his hometown of Roselle,” said Prieto. “He brings with […]

Holley to represent district in state Assembly

ROSELLE, NJ — Roselle Mayor Jamel Holley was officially appointed Wednesday, Jan. 21, to fill an open seat in the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 20th Legislative District. He was unanimously chosen by the elected members of the Union County Democratic Committee from the 20th Legislative District municipalities of Elizabeth, Hillside, Roselle and Union. […]

Roselle Police seek help from public to solve theft

ROSELLE — The Roselle Police Department is seeking the public’s help with the investigation of the theft of tires and rims from two vehicles which occurred on Sunday, March 30. In the first incident, a 2007 Acura was found resting on cinder blocks in the Roselle Shopping Center parking lot at 11 p.m. The owner, […]

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 […]

Suspicious person call leads to burglary arrest in Cranford

CRANFORD — A suspicious person call in a residential neighborhood resulted in three burglary arrests by the Cranford Police Department yesterday. Police credited an alert neighbor who witnessed two suspects attempting to enter an unoccupied home on Morse Street. The resident notified police, who immediately responded to the area with multiple patrol and detective units. […]

Roselle man admits to armed robbery of gas station

ELIZABETH — A Roselle man has admitted to being responsible for robbing a local gas station on his 20th birthday, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced yesterday. Latieef Haynes, 20, pleaded guilty Monday to a single count of first-degree robbery. It was shortly before 3 a.m. on July 7, 2013 when Haynes approached the attendant working overnight at […]

Roselle Police have begun downtown walking patrols for holiday season

ROSELLE — The Roselle Police Department has instituted Walking Patrols in the local business districts for the Holiday Season. Officers will be patrolling on foot in the center of town as well as the Roselle Commons Shopping District and the Roselle Shopping Center. “It is well known that burglaries and thefts increase during the Holiday Season […]

Roselle police searching for driver in fatal hit-and-run

ROSELLE — Authorities are searching for the driver of a pickup truck involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Roselle that occurred last weekend, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced Monday. It was shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday when police and emergency medical personnel arrived in the area of 2nd Avenue and Poplar Street in Roselle to […]

Roselle man sentenced to prison for Child Pornography distribution

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced Friday that a Union County man was sentenced to state prison for distributing child pornography over the Internet. He was investigated and prosecuted by the New Jersey State Police, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations and the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice. Craig D. Dotson, 24, of […]