12.08.2016 - 15 Year Old Arrested for School Threat
Shortly after 8:00 p.m. on December 7, 2016 the Linden Police Department was contacted by Linden Public School Officials and concerned parents who reported a threat against Linden High School students. A picture seen on social media sites showed a boy holding what appeared to be a hand gun and warned students “Don’t go to school tomorrow.”
A 15 year old boy responsible for the threat was arrested last night at his residence without incident. He is charged with third-degree terroristic threats and was released to his parents.
“There no credible threat to Linden High School students or faculty.” Said Detective/Captain William Turbett, Commander of the Linden Police Investigative Division.
12.05.2016 - Sergeant Promotions
On Monday, December 5th the Linden Police Department gathered with family and friends to celebrate the promotion of three officers to the rank of Sergeant. The promotions of Kenneth Mikolajczyk, Martin Jedrzejewski, and Joseph Rivera were approved unanimously at the November City Council Meeting. Michael Babulski, president of the Linden Police Superior Officer Association, said he was pleased to see continued progress in the Police Department “We thank Mayor Armstead and the City Council for their support in bringing our department back from years of neglect. The guidance and leadership shown by Chief Parham during this process has been instrumental.”
12.02.2016 - Narcotics Search Warrant
A year-long narcotics investigation led by Detective Martin Jedrzejewski ended yesterday when the Linden Police Department, assisted by members of the Roselle Police Department Narcotics Bureau, Union County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, and Union County Prosecutors Office Guns, Gangs, Drugs, and Violent Crime Task Force, executed multiple search warrants on the 1300 block of Lincoln St.
Shortly before 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 1st Jabriladu Johnson of Linden, age 43, was arrested by officers when they observed him driving a 1997 Ford Pickup in the surrounding area. At approximately 10:10, officers entered residences at two locations. Linden residents Omar Kimbrough, age 41, Andrew Julious, age 32, and Armeshia Stuckey, a 41 year old female from Richmond, V.A. were located in the first residence. Linden residents Patrick Riley, age 66, Dorothy Riley, age 63, Lakisha Riley, age 42, and Charles Tiebout, age 39 were arrested at a second location. There were no injuries reported at either location.
12.02.2016 - Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown to be Conducted Locally as Part of Statewide Year End Campaign
Law enforcement officials from Linden will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Beginning December 9, 2016 and continuing through January 1, 2017, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.
The national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” effort endeavors to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving through a combination of high-visibility enforcement and public education. “During the last five years New Jersey has experienced approximately 41,000 alcohol involved crashes resulting in more than 800 fatalities," said Linden Police Traffic Lieutenant Michael Babulski “This is a critical law enforcement program that can save lives during a time of the year when impaired driving traditionally increases by nearly 10 percent.”