On 10/8/2020 at 3:05 pm, in the area of Chestnut and Grant Ave (Gazebo Park), Captain Dominick Frino, observed a group of individuals inside the park. One individual was observed to have a sword in his possession.

Captain Frino, Sergeant John Deegan, Corporal Michael Smith, Officer Daniel Erazo and Officer Joshua Valente, than converged on the area. Through an investigation, it was determined that the individual with the sword in his possession was a juvenile. The juvenile was placed under arrest.

The juvenile was processed and released on the following charge, possession of a weapon. The juvenile was also issued a Borough summons for smoking inside the park.

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The juvenile will have a future court date at Union County Family Court.


On 9/23/20 at 7:20 pm Officer Brian Mathews responded to the area 100 block of West Westfield Ave., on a reported burglary. Officer Mathews learned that during the burglary a cell phone was taken. The scene was processed by Detective Gregory Polakoski.

Through an investigation conducted by Detective Polakoski and Detective Marino, Paul Carter 35, of Elizabeth, N.J. was charged with receiving stolen property.

Carter was processed and released pending a future Roselle Park Court date.