Police & Fire

Police Investigating Death at Stelton Lanes


PISCATAWAY, NJ - Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Richard Ivone of the Piscataway Police Department announced that police are actively investigating the death of a 23-year-old Newark man who was the apparent victim of a beating that was inflicted during a party at a bowling alley this morning.

Jamount Atkins was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was pronounced dead at 2:26 a.m. today.

The results of an autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner's Office were not immediately available, but it appeared that Atkins was the victim of a beating.

Police were alerted to the attack at 1:31 a.m. and were dispatched to Stelton Lanes on Stelton Road in Piscataway.

They arrived to find as many as 250 party guests involved in a series of fist fights in the parking lot and inside the bowling alley.

Additional police officers from Piscataway were dispatched to the scene, as were officers from the Edison Police Department, to quell the disturbance.

The crowd quickly scattered and no arrests have been made.

An investigation by Detective Todd Ritter of the Piscataway Police Department and Investigator Adrian Villegas of the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Ritter at 732- 562-2359 or Investigator Villegas at 732-745-4428.

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