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South Brunswick Police Capture Armed, 'Impaired' Men on Train Tracks

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Kyle Moore Credits: SBPD
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Virankuma Patel Credits: SBPD
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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Police have arrested Kyle Moore, 24, and Virenkuma Patel, 22, both of Monmouth Junction, after they were identified as illegally possessing two handguns.  On Tuesday August 30, 2016 at 8:34 a.m., officers were called to the area of Ridge Road and Pierson Street for a report of two men walking on the train tracks, one of whom was alleged to have been armed. 

Police Chief Raymond Hayducka, heard the call and responded to the scene. Hayducka and Officer Chris Magee-Vanderveen  arrived on scene, and observed Moore and Virenkuma in the parking lot of the Old English Square strip mall at 613 Ridge Road. Hayducka approached the males and identified himself as a police officer. Hayducka and Magee-Vanderveen were able to apprehend Moore and Patel and a search revealed that both men were armed with handguns.

Officers at the scene stated that both Mr. Patel and Mr. Moore appeared to be highly impaired at the time of the incident.  The investigation into drug use remains ongoing.

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Mr. Moore was charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon with bail set at $60,000.  Mr. Patel was charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon with bail set at $75,000.  Both men were later lodged at the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center.

South Brunswick PD Deputy Chief James Stoddard credited the officers quick response which led to the arrests of Mr. Moore and Mr. Patel.  Deputy Chief Stoddard said “Officers, both on and off duty, responded to the scene to ensure two men armed with handguns were apprehended.  The safety of our community is the foremost responsibility of the South Brunswick Police department. The brave actions, intelligent approach and professionalism demonstrated by the Chief and officers are what is expected of us and is what was delivered”.

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