Linden Police Blotter

June 30 at 3:24 p.m. – Officers investigated an armed robbery at East Edgar Road (Routes 1&9) near South Park Avenue. A mustached man in his early 20s jumped up on the driver’s side of a delivery truck, pointed a black handgun at the driver and demanded cash. The suspect fled on foot towards Worth Avenue with several hundred dollars. Police ask anyone with information to contact Det. Kevin Brady at 1-908-474-8537 or email

July 3 at 11:43 p.m. – When officers pulled up to issue a summons to a 1987 Honda Civic double parked at the corner of East Edgar Road (Routes 1&9) and McGillvray Place, the car suddenly pulled away. Officers followed and stopped the car on Bacheller Avenue at Urbanowitz Avenue. Officer Matt Jones, assisted by backup officers Javier Perez and Rick Bachmann, noticed a silver handgun on the floor of the vehicle. Officers removed four individuals from the vehicle and recovered a send handgun which had been wrapped in a sweatshirt and ammo rounds for both weapons. Shahidah Waheed, 19, and Alexus Price, 18, both of Carteret, Tyshawn W. Johnson, age 19, of Elizabeth, and a 17-year-old male from Roselle were arrested and charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a handgun.

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