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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Benedictine Academy hosts CSI Contest for local elementary schools

  ELIZABETH — The Benedictine Academy CSI Science Contest held at the all-female Catholic secondary school on Saturday, Oct. 5 brought together a total of eight teams from four area elementary schools. The forty-eight young student participants spent several hours investigating a staged “crime” and then attempted to solve the mystery surrounding it based upon […]

Roselle man charged with posing as owner of foreclosed homes in order to rent them to tenants

ROSELLE — A Roselle man is charged with posing as the owner of two foreclosed borough homes in order to rent them to tenants, then collecting thousands of dollars in rent payments during the course of more than six months, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced yesterday. Barton K. Hodge, 37, is charged with […]