03.19.2018 - Union County Man Admits Armed Crime Spree of Bank Robberies; Carjackings, and Hostage
A Union County, New Jersey, man today admitted robbing seven banks – and attempting to rob an eighth bank while brandishing a firearm – committing one carjacking and attempting to commit three additional carjackings, and taking a hostage at gunpoint while fleeing, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
Marlon Peek, 41, of Plainfield, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden in Newark federal court to Counts One through 11, 13, 15, and 17 of an indictment. The counts include: seven counts of bank robbery, one count of carjacking, one count of attempted bank robbery with a dangerous weapon, one count of use and brandishing of a firearm during a crime of violence, three counts of attempted carjacking, and one count of forced accompaniment in attempting to avoid apprehension for the attempted armed bank robbery.
03.23.2018 - Linden Police Investigate Death of Local Resident
The Linden Police Department is investigating the death of an local man.
Just after 7:15 a.m. police responded to the 10 block of Gesner St after a man was found lying on the ground outside his home. The victim, identified as a 75-year-old Linden resident, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
03.23.2018 - Elizabeth Man Sentenced to Eight Years for Alcohol-fueled Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-Run
An Elizabeth man who was driving drunk on the night he struck and killed a pedestrian in Linden last year before fleeing the scene has been sentenced to eight years in state prison for the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Friday.
Eduardo Perez, 34, must serve at least 85 percent of the sentence before the possibility of parole under New Jersey’s No Early Release Act.