Edison Hires Three New Police Officers and Four Paid Firefighters

July 12, 2017

EDISON, NJ – The township hired three new police recruits and four paid firefighters Wednesday as part of its continuing effort to strengthen public safety in the state’s fifth largest municipality, officials said in a press release.

“Today’s new hires demonstrate my administration’s ongoing commitment to ensuring public safety,” Mayor Thomas Lankey said in ...

South Brunswick’s Route 1 Abandoned Yacht Mystery Solved

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Mechanical failure for the truck transporting a 37-foot yacht from New York to Maryland led to the vessel ending up on the shoulder of Route 1 south yesterday, police said.

Police learned overnight that the yacht had recently been sold and was in the process of being transported from Mamaroneck, New York to Maryland by Otter Creek Marina and Boat ...

‘The Mystery Of The Maraliya:’ South Brunswick Police Find 37-Foot Yacht Abandoned On Route 1

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Talk about making waves.

Police discovered an apparently abandoned 37-foot yacht on the shoulder of Route 1 south near Beekman Road around 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon, officials said.

Officers found the “Maraliya” with blocks holding up the bow and two tripods holding up either end of its stern on the shoulder of the road.

Police Capt. Jim Ryan said ...

18 Arrrested; Two Hillsborough Residents Caught Up in Bi-County Drug Sweep

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A drug sweep in Somerset and Middlesex counties netted a quantity of heroin, cocaine and other drugs, resulting in 18 arrests, including two residents of Hillsborough, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The investigation resulted in the seizure of approximately 370 grams of raw heroin, 2 pounds of marijuana, approximately 1,300 bags of heroin, ...

BREAKING: Gas Leak Closes Route 287 Overpass In Edison, Police Say


EDISON, NJ - The Route 287 overpass at Talmadge Road is closed until further notice due to a gas leak, police said Thursday morning.

According to an alert from the police, the road is closed in both directions.

Public Service Electric and Gas spokesman Brooke Houston said the utility is on the scene and monitoring the situation.

"We are ...

Community Rallies to Help Piscataway Man Critically Injured in House Explosion

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Joseph Keleman’s gofundme campaign is trending because in the past four days, 54 people have raised $4,290 of the $50K goal for the Piscataway resident who was critically injured after his home exploded early Sunday morning, June 11. 

"The force of the blast completely leveled the home which was fully engulfed in flames by the time fire fighters arrived ...

Police: Man Shot to Death in Piscataway Driveway

PISCATAWAY, NJ — A man was shot to death in the driveway of a West 3rd Street home in Piscataway early Friday evening, according to a Breaking News Network (BNN) alert which monitors for police and fire activity.

Piscataway Police and emergency medical services units responded to the backyard area of the home at the corner of Poplar Place where the victim was found lying on the driveway ...

WANTED: New ‘Recruits’ for Edison’s 2017 Junior Police Academy

EDISON, NJ - The Police Department is getting ready to host two, week-long Junior Police Academy sessions for local middle school students starting Monday, July 31, according to the township.

Due to the program’s popularity, Lt. Robert Dudash suggests parents act quickly to enroll youngsters for their choice of sessions.

The first session runs from July 31-Aug. 4 and the second, from ...

Edison Police Officer Charged with Disorderly Person, Resisting Arrest at Belmar Bar

BELMAR, NJ — An Edison police officer has entered a not guilty plea on disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges resulting from an incident on Sunday, June 11 at D’Jais Bar & Grill.

Dmitry Smolkin appeared in Belmar Municipal Court on June 14 to answer the complaint three days after his arrest at the Ocean Avenue establishment. Smolkin is charged with fighting, ...

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