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If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or submit a Web Tip .  You do not have to give your name.  CRIME STOPPERS will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 and you can remain anonymous. 


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Investigators are requesting assistance from the public in identifying and locating a suspect or suspects in a homicide that took place last month in Plainfield, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park and Plainfield Police Director Carl Riley jointly announced Thursday.

The Prosecutor’s Office today is releasing two surveillance video clips depicting the vehicle used in the commission of the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Anthony Henry.

Plainfield Police Division patrol units responding to the 1000 block of East Second Street at approximately 11 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 found Henry there suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the investigation. Henry was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he died due to his injuries at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 4.

The vehicle depicted in the video clips being released today appears to be a dark red, four-door Honda Civic. Multiple muzzle flashes can be seen emanating from the vehicle’s front passenger-side window before it abruptly speeds away.  

This matter remains under active joint investigation by the Union County Homicide Task Force, Plainfield Police Division, Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, and Union County Police Department Ballistics Unit. Anyone with information about the death of Mr. Henry is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Jose Vendas at 908-358-3048 or Detective Melissa Plum at 908-418-2817.

The Union County Crime Stoppers also are continuing to offer a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case; tips can be given anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477), via text message by texting “UCTIP” plus a message to 274637 (CRIMES), or online at www.uctip.org.

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12/29/2016 - WANTED FOR MURDER

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The Union County Homicide Task Force and Plainfield PD are investigating a homicide that occurred on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 5:41 PM at 1013 East 2nd Street, Plainfield, New Jersey.

The unknown individual on the attached video file, wearing blue pants and a white and grayish hooded sweatshirt, was the shooter and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Investigation indicates that this suspect got into A black 2005-2011 Volkswagen Jetta with a sunroof, wind deflector, five spoke alloy wheels, tan interior, and missing the front license plate.

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9/12/2016 - WANTED FOR THEFT
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Within the past few months the pictured individuals have entered a commercial business in Hillside, New Jersey stealing numerous cases of "Monster" drinks.  The suspects entered the business and carried out the drinks loading them into the pictured SUV and drove off.  This vehicle is believed to be a Saturn SUV.  The license plate number is unknown.

These same suspects have returned to this business numerous times and continue to steal cases of "Monster" drinks.  The pictures were captured on video surveillance system which was being monitored by a company outside of the United States.  There was a twenty minute time delay between the time the theft occurred and when Hillside PD was notified.

This business is located on the Irvington/Union border and the losses exceed $40,000.

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Members of the Union Police Department responded to Express Fuel at 2674 Morris Ave. at 8:34 PM on a report of a robbery on Jan. 13th.  Officers on scene determined the attendant had been held up by 2 men, one of whom had a handgun.  The worker was in the office area of the gas station when 2 men wearing masks came inside and rushed the worker.  One suspect accosted the worker and held him by his jacket while the other looked for money in the office.  When no money was found, they took about $300 from the suspect and also stole his cell phone.  They left the gas station and walked towards Liberty Ave.

The suspects were described as:

1.      Black male, white sneakers, blue jeans, blue bubble jacket, orange hooded sweatshirt, with a blue/orange baseball type hat.

2.     White or Hispanic male, with a goatee, white sneakers, gray jeans, black jacket, black hooded sweatshirt and a black baseball type hat.




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The Union County Prosecutor`s Office Homicide Task Force and the Elizabeth Police Department are requesting help from the public in identifying the people being sought in two separate homicide investigations.

One video shows a man walking just before he turns a corner and shoots the 39 year old male victim who was sitting on the front steps of a building on the 200 block of Pine Street in Elizabeth, New Jersey on October 14, 2014.  Investigators uncovered surveillance video footage that appears to depict the shooter rounding a street corner near the site of the homicide seconds before the homicide.  This suspect appears to be wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, beige boots and a belt with a large metallic buckle.  The sweatshirt looks white in the photograph but is actually black.

The second homicide occurred on October 19, 2014 in the area of Bond Street and East Sixth Street in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The shooter is described as a bearded man, 20-30 years of age, dressed in a dark hooded sweatshirt with white block lettering.  This suspect is seen exiting what appears to be a white minivan moments before the shooting.

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The Summit Police Department is attempting to identify the four pictured individuals who are involved in a Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) skimming incident that occurred on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 7:53 AM at the Investors Bank located on Springfield Avenue, Summit, New Jersey.

Investigation indicates that these suspects are placing ATM skimming devices on ATMs throughout Northern and Central New Jersey as well as New York State.

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The Rahway Police Department is investigating an armed robbery of the Quick Check Food Mart located at 464 St. George`s Avenue, Rahway, New Jersey, that occurred on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 11:00 PM.

The suspects were two black males, both of whom were armed with handguns.  One suspect was wearing a mask, however, the other suspect was only covering his face with a rag.  This suspect was described as having a distinctive white eye and he was wearing a jacket with the company logo "BoConcept".

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The Summit Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle theft that occurred at the Enterprise car rental office located on Morris Avenue, Summit, New Jersey.

On Thursday, July 23, 2015, the pictured female rented a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee bearing NJ reg U57FNX and failed to return the vehicle.

The female presented a fraudulent Pennsylvania driver`s license in the name of ASHLEY AMBROSE that was used on the rental agreement.

Description: Heavy set black female, approximately 5`5" tall, and weighing 180 pounds.

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The pictured individual is wanted by Linden Police Department for the theft of a bottle of Remy Martin Louis XIII cognac from a locked cabinet at the Pied Piper Liquor Store located at 613 West Edgar Road, Aviation Plaza Shopping Mall, Linden, New Jersey.

This theft occurred on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at about 8:55 PM.  The suspect was captured on video surveillance removing the lock from the cabinet and removing the bottle. 

Investigation indicates that this same suspect has been previously observed in the store and is suspected of stealing bottles of liquor.

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On Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 02:30 AM the pictured individual used a stolen credit card belonging to a victim of a motor vehicle burglary in Summit that was reported later the same day.  The credit card was used at a Exxon gas station located at 397 Springfield Ave in Newark, NJ.  The suspect appeared to be operating a silver colored 4 door possibly a Hyndai.  The suspect was seen with another black male and female (not seen in photo) operating a newer model red Nissan Pathfinder.  The Pathfinder pulled up behind the suspect`s vehicle and the male above motioned to the gas attendant to fill the Pathfinder using the same credit card.


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