Tag Archive for crime

Rahway Woman Charged With Kidnapping Elizabeth Girl

RAHWAY – Friday, a Rahway woman was charged with first-degree kidnapping for allegedly abducting a three year old girl from an Elizabeth thrift store last week. Eyvonne Alexander, 54, was arrested on Oct. 16 following a frantic five-hour search for…

Prosecutor Releases City Gang Data; Mayor Objects

ELIZABETH – Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow released data highlighting the city’s gang problem last week – a problem that Mayor Chris Bollwage has refused to admit exists. In September, Romankow criticized Elizabeth for the high number of unsolved murders…

Rahway Paralegal Admits Roll In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

NEWARK – A paralegal for a New Jersey attorney who conducted real estate closings in connection with a fraudulent scheme involving NJ Affordable Homes, Corp. (NJAH), a purported real estate investment company, pleaded guilty Tuesday to falsifying loan documents which…

Unsolved Murders Get Attention

ELIZABETH—There is a serious gang problem in Elizabeth and Mayor J. Christian Bollwage is ignoring it, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow. Romankow leveled the accusation at a news conference announcing that his office will take control of all…

City Crime Rises Again

ELIZABETH—Elizabeth continued to struggle with rising crime rates, while the rest of the Garden State saw a decline for the sixth year in a row, according to Attorney General Anne Millgram. Violent crime in Elizabeth increased by 4.4 percent in…

Police Arrest 3 In Alleged Drug Ring

UNION – Police arrested three alleged gang members last week who are accused of running a cocaine delivery service that delivered small amounts of cocaine to customers in mostly upscale neighborhoods in Union and Essex counties, authorities said. The arrests…

Police Make Arrests In 2006 Murder

ELIZABETH – Police have made five arrests following a nearly two-year investigation into the fatal beating and stabbing of a 29-year-old man in Elizabeth. The five suspects – three adults and two juveniles – were taken into custody on June…

Bollwage Ignoring Minority Crime

ELIZABETH—New and old accusations of police misconduct and political indifference remain issues in the upcoming mayoral primary, in which Mayor J. Christian Bollwage faces a stiff challenge by Edward Bryant Koon, a senior officer at the county’s juvenile detention facility.…

Double Shooting In Elizabeth

ELIZABETH—One person was killed and another seriously hurt in a double shooting near Jefferson Park on Monday. Authorities say Christopher Cumming, 18, was shot in the chest and died at the scene, while another victim was taken to University Medical…