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Elizabeth Man Sentenced for Fatal Stabbing at Local Night Club

ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth resident who stabbed a man to death in a nightclub parking lot in 2016 has been sentenced to fifty-two years in state prison. Rosendo Salomon Gomez-Serpas, 25, must serve nearly forty-nine years of that sentence before the possibility of parole under the terms set down b

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-24 15:53:00

Cops say fellow officer crossed line in bloody arrest. Here are the candid conversations.

One officer described a chaotic scene when he arrived at an arrest last year to find a bruised 16-year-old cuffed and face down in a bed of rocks with "blood all over the f-----g place." A second described his appalled reaction on seeing the injured teen at police headquarters. Another said the inci

NJ.COM - 2018-03-24 14:05:24

Man sentenced for alcohol-fueled fatal hit-and-run in Linden

Subscribed, but don't have a login? An Elizabeth man who was driving drunk on the night he struck and killed a pedestrian in Linden last year before fleeing the scene has been sentenced to eight years in state prison, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Friday. Eduardo Perez,

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-23 20:34:02

Man gets 16 years for killing innocent bystander during shootout

JERSEY CITY - A 21-year-old Jersey City who accidentally shot an innocent bystander in the back of the head during a shootout was sentenced to 16 years in prison today. James Wheeler pleaded guilty to the aggravated manslaughter of Larry Darnell Freeman, 50, who was shot on Sackett Street between A

NJ.COM - 2018-03-23 20:00:34

Elizabeth Man Gets 25 Years for Sexual Assault of Child at Linden Motel

Jonathan Tavara-Nima, 32, from Elizabeth Receives Twenty Five Year Sentence for Sexual Assault on Child at Linden Motel Credits: Union County Prosecutors Office ELIZABETH, NJ - Jonathan Tavara-Nima, 32, of Elizabeth has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a young child

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-24 12:21:00

South Plainfield Police Warn of "Mailbox Fishing" Scams

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Police Department is warning residents about an increase in fraud being perpetrated because of "mail fishing." This type of crime has been an on-going and growing problem not only in South Plainfield but throughout the tristate area. "Mail fishing" is whe

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-24 07:16:00

Troopers rescue man stuck in a swamp because, well, New Jersey

Getting swallowed by a swamp on the side of the turnpike would have been a uniquely Jersey way to go. Authorities say state troopers rescued a man stranded and freezing waist-deep in the marsh along the highway's shoulder in Elizabeth last weekend. It's nothing unusual for an officer on patrol to f

NJ.COM - 2018-03-23 21:19:08

Woodbridge Man Had Cocaine In Traffic Stop, Police Say

WOODBRIDGE, NJ - A man from the Fords section of Woodbridge was arrested in Aberdeen earlier this week after police said they found him with cocaine and an open container of alcohol during a traffic stop. Armando Rivera, 22, of Fords was pulled over last Sunday, March 18 on Rt. 35 in Aberdeen. He wa

PATCH - 2018-03-23 20:28:48

Linden Police Investigates Fatal Fall of Local Man

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department is investigating the accidental death of a local man Friday morning. Approximately 7:15 a.m. police responded to the 10 block of Gesner Street after a man was found lying on the ground outside his home. The victim, identified as a 75-year-old Linden resident, w

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-23 16:45:00

Police charge 3 with heroin, loaded gun

Acting on a tip, Jersey City police arrested three people on drug charges on Grant Avenue and recovered a loaded gun on Monday, authorities said. William Blankley, Luis M. Gomez-Ovalle, both 24, and Teshawn Rogers, 20, of Jersey City, were arrested and a fourth person is being sought. All three were

NJ.COM - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Man charged with threatening to cut grandmother's throat

A 23-year-old Union City man was charged with threatening to cut his grandmother's throat on Monday. The Summit Avenue resident allegedly told his grandmother "I am old enough to cut your throat and watch you bleed," according to the criminal complaint. On Nov. 20, he was arrested for being in his g

NJ.COM - 2018-03-23 07:01:15

#BREAKING NYC Firefighter killed in Harlem fire

A firefighter died while battling a five alarm fire in Harlem late last night. The fire broke out in the basement of a building on St. Nicholas Avenue just before 11 p.m. As flames spread, a firefighter became trapped. He was rushed to Harlem Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Three other firef

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-03-23 06:28:02

Giants trade Jason Pierre-Paul, 2018 fourth-round pick to Buccaneers for 2018 third-round pick, fourth-round pick  

Giants trade DE Jason Pierre-Paul to Buccaneers The Giants have traded Jason Pierre-Paul to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Daily News has confirmed that new Giants GM Dave Gettleman shipped JPP and the Giants' 2018 fourth-round pick (102nd overall, second of fourth round) to the Bucs in a major Thu


Cranford Police Arrest 3 For DWI, Crack, Marijuana

CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford Police arrested three people last week on charges of marijuana possession, cocaine possession and driving while intoxicated. Cranford Police Blotter: On March 14 at 11:32 a.m.: A 2000 Toyota was stopped at the intersection of North Avenue East and Elizabeth Avenue for a view

PATCH - 2018-03-22 17:58:43

Rockland Country Day School reaches to 1-year lease agreement with Clarkstown

Subscribed, but don't have a login? CONGERS - Two months after announcing it was selling its land to Clarkstown, Rockland Country Day School has reached a one-year lease with the town and named a new head of school. Terms of the lease, which will not officially be signed until the sale is complete i

LOHUD.COM - 2018-03-23 18:00:47

Police investigate death of man, 75, found outside his home

Linden police are investigating the death of a 75-year-old man who was found dead Friday outside his home. Police were called about 7:15 a.m. to Gesner Street after the man was found on the ground, according to police Lt. Christopher Guenther. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Guenther said. Poli

NJ.COM - 2018-03-23 16:37:17

Driver with suspended license charged in double-fatal crash

JERSEY CITY -- A 32-year-old man has been charged with two counts of death by auto for a crash that killed two Union City residents on Tonnelle Avenue last month, authorities said. Alex Torres, of Union City, was driving with a suspended license on Feb. 11 when he killed Mario Guevara, 25, and Heat


Tavern owner charged with biting girlfriend released to her ex-husband

An Elizabeth tavern owner accused of biting his girlfriend's back during a fight appeared in court Thursday and was -- perhaps surprisingly -- released to the custody of her ex-husband. Michael Santos, the owner of Nugent's Tavern, an institution on Newark Avenue for the past 85 years, also had an a

NJ.COM - 2018-03-22 23:04:23

New Providence Police Blotter for March 22 Includes Arrests for Outstanding Warrants and DWI Charges

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Police reported making a number of arrests for outstanding warrants, most during motor vehicle stops, plus two DWI arrests during March. Police filed the following report: 2/28- Patrolman Christian Cely arrested Robert J. Moakler, 22, of New Providence on an outstanding warrant

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-22 21:02:00

Driver Escapes Icy River After Car Goes Off GSP Near Clark/Cranford Border

CLARK, NJ - A car went off the road and into the river on the northbound Garden State Parkway between the Clark and Cranford exits during Wednesday night's snow storm. According to Clark's chief of police, Pedro Matos, the car's driver managed to escape the water - divers went into the river and det