Police & Fire

September 19, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – A 54-year-old Hillsborough man is one of 24 suspects arrested in “Operation Open House,” a sting set up by law enforcement officials to capture alleged child predators using social media to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity, according to state Attorney General Gurbir S.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 45-year-old city man was struck and fatally injured while attempting to cross Route 18 in New Brunswick early this morning. Christoph Freese was attempting to cross Route 18 near Commercial Avenue at 4:52 a.m. when he was struck by a 2006 red Dodge Charger driven by a ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department advises residents to avoid the area of Milltown Road/Harts Lane/Merrill avenue due to wires in the roadway. The EBPD also advises drivers to avoid the area of Route 18 and Edgeboro Road due to a traffic signal malfunction. No time to ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Route 18 North in East Brunswick was closed for approximately four hours Thursday night due to an accident involving a pedestrian. On September 6, 2018 at approximately 9pm, East Brunswick Police patrol units responded to a report of a pedestrian struck on Highway 18 North ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - After shoplifting merchandise from Shop-Rite Mid-State Mall, a 52-year-old female led police officers on an extended foot and vehicle chase during which an East Brunswick detective was injured. On September 4, 2018 at 2:32 PM, East Brunswick Police patrol units were ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As if the intersection of Cranbury Road and Ryders Lane weren't difficult enough to manage, even on a Sunday afternoon, road rage adds even more aggravation.  It's even worse if a guy pulls a hammer on you. According to a report issued by the East Brunswick Police ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two suspects wanted in connection with the Aug. 19 murder of  a North Plainfield man have been captured in Texas while trying to flee to Mexico, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Nelson Salomon Aquilar-Lopez, 20 and Gicsy Baleria Galindo-Acosta, ...

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EDISON, NJ - A major traffic jam and several injuries resulted from an eight-car crash at the intersection of Prince Street and and Route 1 in Edison on Wednesday.  A tractor-trailer was also involved in the incident which occurred near the Home Depot Shopping Center during rush hour. Middlesex ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Manville resident has been indicted for attempted murder and faces other charges in connection with a sword attack on June 13. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson announced the return of a Grand Jury Indictment charging Jared Razzano,  35, of North 9th Avenue, with ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mayor Brad Cohen has issued the following statement with regard to the fatal accident that occurred at Crystal Springs Family Aquatic Center in East Brunswick on Monday, July 30, 2018: "It is with the deepest regret that I must report the passing of the young boy who was ...

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OLD BRIDGE, NJ – Following an extensive, months-long investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies, a drug distribution and money-laundering network in Middlesex and Monmouth counties has been broken up, says a report issued by the New Jersey State Police today. The New Jersey State ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A local man has been charged with several counts that include robbery, theft, assault, and fraud with most incidents having taken place at the north end of East Brunswick along Route 18.  On July 21, 2018 at approximately 2:00 pm patrol units responded to the area of Myron ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - At approximately 3:35 pm on Monday, patrol units responded to Crystal Springs Family Aquatic Center on Dunham's Corner Road for a report of a child not breathing, according to a report issued by the East Brunswick Police Department today..  Officers, along with facility ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Downed power wires are again causing an issue in the borough on Sunday, July 29. Manalapan Road between John Street and Snowhill Street is closed this morning and residents should plan on an alternate route while repairs are being done. The Spotswood Police Department released a ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several early-morning thefts at East Brunswick's Wal-Mart led to a motor vehicle stop and to four arrests for shop-lifting and possession of stolen property. On July 26, 2018 at 4:08 am, patrols unit were dispatched to Walmart, 290 Highway 18, for the report of a shoplifting ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Motor vehicle stop for numerous violations led to the arrest of a man traveling through East Brunswick who was in possession of a large amount of narcotics. On July 15, 2018 at approximately 2:52 am, Ptl. Matthew Egnasko initiated a motor vehicle stop with a 2000 gray BMW in ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A seven-month investigation by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office has resulted in the arrests of six suspects, all charged with operating an organized retail theft ring and knowingly purchasing stolen merchandise for resale at a Hamilton Street storefront and on the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Residents of Morristown, Somerville, Bridgewater and surrounding communities are mobilizing for action after they found posters around town promoting Identity Evropa, which the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has labeled a white supremacist group. According to Bridgewater resident ...

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South Brunswick Police have received video of the ATM heist from the gas station on Route 1.  Officer Brooke Goetz and Jamal Benbow worked with gas station management to review surveillance video of the station. Officers observed two suspects break into the lobby at 2:38am Saturday morning and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Partying in the wrong place led to some charges against local young people. On June 26, 2018 at 10:43 pm, Ptl. John Hoernlein observed an occupied vehicle on the top level of the East Brunswick Transportation Center, 551 Old Bridge Turnpike. The Transportation Center parking ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police reported to a robbery in progress at 1675 Jersey Avenue around 7 pm on July 4, according to a news release.  Police say the attempted robbery led to several charges for three men from New Jersey.  Axell Mendoza, 30, of North Bergen, Alex Pelerigo, 50, of ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - When being pulled over for a number of violations, a young unlicensed driver now faces several serious charges including some weapons offenses. On July 2, 2018 at 10:56 pm, Patrolman Matthew Kole stopped a vehicle for multiple motor vehicle violations in the area of Route 18 ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ - A borough resident was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a bank robbery in the Pottersville section of Bedminster Township. Jeffrey E. Wolfman was taken into custody by officers from the Bedminster Police Department according to a press release issued by Somerset County ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Police today issued a plea for the public’s help in finding a missing 13-year-old girl. Payton Tomesell, was last seen on Wednesday at 18 Abeel St., authorities said. The girl suffers from anxiety and depression, and is take medication, police said. Tomesell is described as ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - A Sunday morning fire disrupted the quiet calm of a sunny weekend morning today. Fire broke out at a Main Street home in the borough at around 10:30 a.m. on June 17, destroying the garage and pool house. The blaze also forced road closures in the area as firefighters worked to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - A Trenton man has been charged with providing the drugs that resulted in the fatal overdose of a Middlesex County man. Eric Laster, 21, was arrested Thursday and charged with a single count of “strict lability for drug induced death,” Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey in a ...

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Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Guy Armour of the Plainsboro Police Department announced today that a township couple has been arrested and charged with selling counterfeit designer products from China and Hong Kong, netting a profit of approximately 8 million dollars, and ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department is asking for the public's help to locate two individuals involved with a motor vehicle stop on Tuesday. At 3:45 p.m. Tuesday motorists observed a 2016 gray Kia Sorrento driving erratically on Route 32 east near the intersection of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Police issued a plea for the public’s help in locating a 15-year-old girl who has been missing since last week. Jaqueline Iracheta was last seen on May 31 on the 300 block of of Comstock Street. Police describe the girl about five-feet tall, weighing 115 pounds and of white/ ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK , NJ - A Hillsborough High School English teacher has been suspended following his arrest for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student during a five-month period earlier this year, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey.. Kenneth ...

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