July 8 at 9:49 p.m.—Police responded to East Edgar Road and Wood Place on a report of an attempted robbery.
The victim, male, age 34, of Linden, stated that while he was walking through the parking lot on Wood Place he was approached by three males, aged late teens to early twenties, one of whom was wearing a white tanktop shirt. This male then punched the victim in the face and demanded his property.
The victim then grabbed the suspect by the shirt and threw him against a fence. The suspect again punched the victim in the face, and all three males left the area on foot without taking anything. The victim sustained a swollen cheek and a minor cut on the inside of his mouth but refused medical attention.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Ed Adams of the Criminal Investigations Unit at 908-474-8536 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 9 at 1:01 a.m.—Officers responded to the 1800 block of East St. Georges Avenue on a report of two suspicious males. Upon arrival, officers located a male, who appeared to be intoxicated, who stated he was trying to purchase cigarettes at a gas station, which had been closed. The male then walked into the middle of East St. Georges Avenue and refused to move for traffic.
When Officer Javier Perez attempted to remove the male from the intersection, he became combative and struck the officer in the chest and neck with his elbow. The officer called for assistance and was able to control the suspect and arrest him. The suspect, Edwin Rosado, age 42, of Linden, was subsequently charged with aggravated assault, two counts of resisting arrest, and two counts of terroristic threats.
The suspect’s 15-year-old-son was also taken into custody as a juvenile in need of supervision, because he was present at the scene and was also yelling and cursing at the officer.
While being booked at headquarters, the elder Rosado continued to threaten Officer Perez and his family, thus necessitating the additional charge of threats. The suspect is being held at Linden Police headquarters awaiting the setting of bail. Court date is set for July 15 at Union County Central Intake.
The juvenile was released to his mother. Officer Perez did not require any medical attention.
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