Linden Police Blotter

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DepackAug. 23 at 3:28 p.m. – Police responded to American Self-Storage on the 1000 block of Edward Street to investigate a report of burglaries to several units. After an investigation, Dennis A. Depack, 42, of Rahway, was arrested and charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of theft, and possession of burglary tools. Bail was set at $40,000 and further charges were pending. Police are asking anyone with additional information to call Linden detective Kevin Mikolaczyk at 908-474-8530.

MoralesSept. 1 at 2:27 a.m. – Police responded to the area of Club Pouyas on St. Georges Avenue in Roselle to assist Roselle police responding to a report of a large fight.  Police arrested Alexis Jesus Morales, 26, of Carteret was charged with disorderly conduct, failure to disperse, resisting arrest, and possession and distribution of MDMA. Bail was set at $4,500. No injuries were reported.

HughesSept. 2 at 9:54 a.m. – Officers responded to A-1 Subs & Deli on the 1000 block of Roselle Street to investigate a reported robbery. Police arrested Elijah C. Hughes, 19, of Elizabeth, who was charged with robbery. Other charges were also pending and detectives were investigating to determine if Hughes is connected to other recent deli robberies. Officer John Vasquez, 30, suffered an injury to his jaw, wrist and finger while pursuing the suspect. He was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway for treatment. The Roselle Police Department and Union County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit assisted in an unsuccessful search for a second suspect.

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