Police & Fire

Edison Officer Injured as North Brunswick Woman Arrested for Eluding, Assaulting Police


EDISON, NJ – What began as a call to remove an unruly customer at the Skylark Diner and Lounge turned to aggravated assault and attempted aggravated assault on two police officers, one of whom needed medical treatment.

The charges stemmed from a 1:07 p.m. incident Monday when a staff member at the diner on Route 1 and Wooding Avenue called police to remove the North Brunswick woman. When police arrived, they persuaded Paranee Y. Sun of North Brunswick, to leave. Minutes later she phoned 911 from a nearby gas station asking to speak to the officers again, police said.

Arriving at the gas station, police said Sun became uncooperative and angry, and then struck one of the officers' patrol cars as she drove out of the station onto Route 1 South.

Sign Up for E-News

Police followed her vehicle to Route 1 and Plainfield Avenue, where police Sgt. Thomas Errico and Officer Nicholas Bayne tried to arrest Sun after she stopped at a red light.

Sun refused to get out of her car and backed it into Officer Bayne's patrol car.  She then tried to drive away while struggling with Sgt. Errico through the driver's side window and dragging him for 40 feet before he fell onto the pavement, police said. 

Officders Bayne and Michael LaPlaga pursued Sun's car south along Route 1 until they managed to stop her again in front of 1055 Route 1 South, where she was arrested after she allegedly rammed one of their patrol cars in another getaway attempt, police said.

With the assault charges, 45-year-old Sun is being held on $250,000 bail and faces a series of criminal charges including eluding the police, hindering her own apprehension and obstruction of justice.

Sgt. Errico was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was treated for minor injuries, including a badly sprained or fractured wrist, police said.


TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events

Sat, July 21, 10:00 AM

NJ Convention and Exposition Center, Edison

82nd Annual Garden State Cat Show & Expo

Giving Back Other

Wed, July 25, 7:00 PM

Washington Park, Dunellen

Free Music in the Park | Princesa - Pop / Latin

Arts & Entertainment

Wed, August 1, 7:00 PM

Washington Park, Dunellen

Free Music in the Park | Rockabilly Roadhouse

Arts & Entertainment

Nearly $900K Bid Received for Construction of New New Brunswick Park

July 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Only one company submitted a bid to build a new city park on land where three abandoned houses once stood.

A-Tech Concrete of Edison submitted a bid of $897,316.25 to construct a park on Welton Street, near Drift Street.

This was the only bid that city Purchasing Department received before the deadline this morning.

New Brunswick demolished three abandoned home on the ...

17 Fascinating Facts About Rutgers Athletics

July 10, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For all the critics of the athletics program at New Jersey’s largest public university, there are more than a dozen reasons to cheer for successes of the sports programs and teams on the playing fields, in classrooms and beyond.

Here are 17 on the field and off the field things this took place this past academic year at Rutgers University:

1. Rutgers had four ...

Murphy Administration Takes Action to Help Smokers Quit

July 16, 2018

The Murphy administration on Monday announced new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation medications and counseling.

“Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in New Jersey, leading to chronic lung disease, heart disease, stroke and cancer,” said New Jersey Human Services Commissioner ...

'Servant of Two Masters' exudes foolish fun

‘Servant of Two Masters’ makes for foolish, frivolous fun

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ –Carlo Goldoni’s “The Servant of Two Masters,” in a rousing translation and adaptation by Bonnie J. Monte, has the outdoor audience at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey laughing and clapping all the way through.

The yearly production, held at the amphitheatre on the ...

Crowdfunding Options for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

Source: Many small start-up businesses and tech ventures in search of capital turn to popular online platforms for crowd fundraising of financial resources to get their concept off the ground and launched into market. Indiegogo, Kickstarter, and GoFundMe, to name a few, offer solutions in generating cash to fund new ideas. How do you get people to contribute to your cause?  Sam Burlum ...