Linden Police Blotter: Officers Make Drug Arrests, Investigate Gas Station Robbery

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Dec. 16 at 12:55 p.m. – Members of the Linden Police Department Narcotics Bureau raided an apartment on the 1300 block of East St. Georges Avenue. Officers recovered numerous folds of suspected heroin and narcotics paraphernalia.

Constance Davis, 54; Ronald M. James, 55; Robin M. James, 51; and Veronica Nichols, 45; all of Linden were arrested and charged with possession and distribution of heroin and drug paraphernalia. Ronald James and Veronica Nichols’ bail was set at $62,500; the others were released on a summons.

William S. Jenkins, 57, and Shawn Harmon, 46, both of Roselle, were charged with possession of narcotics paraphernalia and were released on a summons. Thomas L. Collins, 51, of Linden was charged with hindering and obstruction; bail set at $22,500.

Dec. 16 at 9 p.m. – Officers responded to the Exxon station on the 1900 block of East Edgar Road to investigate a report of an armed robbery. The attendant, male, age 24, told police that he was fueling a vehicle when he felt a hard object being placed to the back of his head. He then turned his head and saw a handgun.

The suspect, described as a dark-skinned male, with facial hair, wearing a gray Northface jacket, camouflage pants, and black boots, demanded the attendant’s money. The suspect then reached into the attendant’s pocket and removed approximately $600 cash. He then ran to a small red Chevrolet with white out-of-state license plates and fled south on Routes 1&9.

The attendant was not injured. This is the second robbery at this station in as many weeks. Police are asking anyone with information on this crime to contact Det. John Johnston at 1-908-474-8532 or email

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