Middlesex County News

Corrections Officers Foil Attempted Prisoner Escape


NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Highland Park man has been found guilty of attempting to escape from the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in North Brunswick, where he was being held while awaiting sentencing in an unrelated matter in an announcement made yesterday by the Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

Carlton Bailey, 40, was convicted of attempted escape, possession of escape implements and unlawful possession of a weapon.

The scheme was foiled following an investigation by Sgt. Paul DeAmicis and Investigator Kino Francis, both of the Middlesex County Department of Corrections Special Investigations Unit, and Sgt. Michael Daniewicz and Sgt. Adrian Villegas, both of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

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During a trial that began on December 2, 2014, Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Tzvi Dolinger presented evidence and testimony showing that while being held at the Adult Corrections Center in North Brunswick, Bailey had obtained screws and was using them to scrape apart the frame of the window to break it open and escape from his cell.

A jury sitting in New Brunswick deliberated about 2 ½ hours before finding Bailey guilty on December 8, 2014.

He could be sentenced to serve up to 15 years in a New Jersey state prison with no chance of parole for 7 ½ years when he appears before Superior Court Judge Alberto Rivas on January 30, 2015.

Bailey was charged on May 3, 2013, after the investigation determined that he had obtained paint that matched the paint around the window frame and was using it nightly to cover new scraping.

In addition, a search recovered a screw that was hidden in Bailey’s sock.

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Holy Savior Cheerleading Squad Takes Season by 'Storm'

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Holy Savior Academy’s (HSA) ‘Biddy’ Cheerleading Squad, the Storm,  recently completed their 2017-2018 season with a first place win in their division at Cheerfest. Held May 12 at Six Flags Great Adventure, the annual multi-state competition featured teams from throughout New Jersey. 

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New Jersey State Motor Vehicle Commission Returns to South Plainfield

May 21, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A new state Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) opened its doors in South Plainfield on Monday, just one week shy of a year since the borough’s former agency closed its doors. The office, located at 5000 Hadley Road, will provide in-person services to residents of the borough and the surrounding communities six days a week. 

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Rutgers Center Battles Noise Pollution Nationwide

May 11, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Eric Zwerling got a call this week from a man was living next to a fitness center, complaining he repeatedly heard the loud thud heavy free weights and medicine balls hit the floor.

The man was recovering from having a pace maker in his chest and wondering of the impact of the noise from the gym.

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Janessa Mendoza Honored as Union Catholic's Scholar Athlete of the Year by the NJSIAA

May 22, 2018

Janessa Mendoza, who served as a co-captain on the girls basketball team and is the Student Council President at Union Catholic, was honored by the NJSIAA as Union Catholic's Scholar Athlete of the Year at a special banquet at the Pines Manor on Sunday.    

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PRINCETON, N J – Despite the late night comics, no one quite captures the insanity of the political/social status world like Christopher Durang.

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