Police & Fire

November 15, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In response to a recent uptick in robberies and burglaries in the township, Chief James Conroy of the East Brunswick Police Department encourages residents to be more mindful of their possessions, neighborhoods, and vehicles. A letter released by Chief Conroy today provides ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Keen observation by a citizen and a police officer led to two arrests in the township this weekend involving theft from parked cars and unlawful weapon possession. According to a report issued by the East Brunswick Police Department today, on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 60-year-old township man has been charged with murdering his 82-year-old mother, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Dalton Chiscolm Jr., of Haverhill Place, Somerset, is charged with First Degree Murder in the death of his mother, Roberta Ann ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - It's no small matter or light summons if a driver passes a school bus that has stopped to let students on or off.  A first violation of New Jersey State Law 39:4-128.1 is a fine of no less than $100, five points along with the possibility of fifteen days in jail, or community ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Although 27 years have passed since the violent incidents occurred, there was enough evidence to lead to the arrest of a former Port Reading fireman and custodian in Woodbridge. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Director Robert Hubner of the Woodbridge Police ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Churchill Junior High School and Lawrence Brook Elementary School were locations where students and staff were told to "shelter in place" by the East Brunswick Police Department as they conducted a pursuit of reported robber who was evading arrest, leading the EBPD and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Public Schools reacted to local criminal activity today when two schools were assigned the "Shelter in Place" designation for students and staff. This afternoon Lawrence Brook School and Churchill Jr. High School were put in a "Shelter in Place" due to a ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A home security camera has helped the East Brunswick Police Department capture a thief. East Brunswick Police received a complaint on September 27, 2018 that a self-employed housekeeper had possibly stolen thousands of dollars from a 92-year-old Cranbury Road ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Security cameras led to the arrest of a local man for burglary last Thursday in East Brunswick. On October 25, 2018, the East Brunswick Police responded to a residence on McDowell Drive for a report of a belated burglary. Upon speaking with the residents, officers were ...

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MIDDLESEX, NJ - An elementary school teacher in Middlesex was arrested today and charged with causing potentially harmful damage to her school. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Matthew  P. Geist of the Middlesex Police Department announced that an elementary school teacher ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida panhandle as a Category 4 storm blowing down trees and power lines, destroying homes and killing 26 people. New Brunswick Fire Capt. Douglas Burrell saw the damage first-hand as part of a rescue team sent to the scene. "This looked ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former Perth Amboy firefighter faces charges of sexually assaulting a teenager over a period of four years, when the victim was 13 to 16 years old,  with the first assault occurring a decade ago, authorities said today. Hugo Fleites, 57, of Perth Amboy was arrested today ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In an effort to reduce burglaries and educate our residents, the East Brunswick Police Department promotes the use of our "Street Smart" Newsletter and Burglary Prevention Guide. Every year there are over five million home burglaries in the United States which account for ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A home security system alerted an East Brunswick resident to suspicious activity on his property in the early hours Wednesday morning. Two people were charged with multiple counts of counts of Burglary and Possession of Stolen Property after a township resident reported that ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Montgomery High School teacher who lives in Hillsborough has been arrested and faces charges of sending nude photos of herself and sexually-explicit messages via social media to a Montgomery High School student over a period of several months. Michelina Aichele, 29 of ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On Monday, the East Brunswick Police Department issued a report expressing concern over a man chasing a boy from a school bus stop on Willow Street. The man was quickly identified by local residents, and the police have determined that he does not represent a threat. The ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick residents are cautioned to be aware that an adult male approached a young student yesterday as the student exited his school bus. The East Brunswick Police Department is investigating a suspicious incident in which a juvenile reported being chased by an adult ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A local woman observed and later identified a man who removed her purse from her parked car this Wednesday near PetSmart in the Mid-State Mall. On September 26, 2018 at approximately 4:30 pm, East Brunswick Police patrol units responded to the area of PetSmart, 300 Highway ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Residents will want to keep road closures and road work in mind when traveling through Spotswood and East Brunswick on Thursday. The traffic pattern along Main Street between Vliet Street and Summerhill Road will be altered today as the Department of Public Words is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A Rutgers University student was taken to the hospital early Sunday after he was beaten by two men on Easton Avenue, police said in a statement. The assault occurred about 2:15 a.m. when the victim, who was on Easton Avenue between Bristol and Courtland streets, was in a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University has installed security cameras at 12 sites in the city's fifth and sixth wards, areas around the school where students often frequent and live in off-campus housing. This effort to deter crime is the result of a partnership involving university police, the ...

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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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