Police & Fire

July 20, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  According to local law enforcement, the pandemic has led to an uptick in fraudulent unemployment claims.  Often times, said Detective Sergeant Gary Cassio of the South Plainfield Police Department, fraudulent claims are filed by scammers who have stolen personal ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ –  John Zebrowski, a lifelong Sayreville resident, has dedicated his professional career to public service in his community – the last decade as its Chief of Police. Beginning July 1, Zebrowski will have a broad, statewide role, as president of the New Jersey State Association of ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Demond Gray, 43, of New Brunswick was arrested and charged today with one count of first-degree murder.  On March 20, 2021 at 12:00 P.M., officers from the North Brunswick Police Department responded to the Farrington Inn following an emergency call for an unresponsive ...

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CARTERET, NJ - Two dogs attacked a mother and child in Carteret this week, seriously injuring the adult and killing the three-year-old child. Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Dennis McFadden of the Carteret Police Department announce that at approximately 4:29 P.M. on ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in locating Walter Amaya who was reported missing today, 3/11/21. Amaya is a Hispanic male, 5-05, 165 lbs, black hair, and brown eyes. If anyone recognizes Amaya or knows of his whereabouts, please ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK  - Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Director Anthony A. Caputo of the New Brunswick Police Department announced today that authorities are investigating a fatal shooting in the area of Seaman Street and Remsen Avenue. At approximately 1:18 A.M., while on patrol, New ...

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NEW JERSEY - Ninety-one year old Earl Poore has been missing from the Old Bridge, NJ area since February 12. His family has not seen or heard from him since last Friday, said his grandson Eric Malandro. Poore, who suffers from dementia, was last seen Friday, February 12 heading towards the ...

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SOUTH BOUND BROOK, NJ – A 38-year-old mother has been charged with murder in the death of her 4-year-old son, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Elina Gutti, 38, of Cedar Street, South Bound Brook is charged with killing her son, identified as Aiden Singhania after ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- In a closed-door briefing before members of Congress, the acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police, Yogananda Pittman apologized for the department's security failures during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by pro-Trump supporters, which resulted in the death of South River ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. – A 27-year-old father has been charged with attempted murder and child endangerment after surveillance video showed him carrying his two-year-old daughter in a plastic bag in the hallway of a hotel where he was living, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

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Edison, NJ-  Missing Endangered 49 Year old Joseph Valenzuela last seen wearing Grey Columbia Coat with Orange Trim and Ballcap. Address/Location Edison Township, NJ 100 Municipal Blvd Edison, NJ 08817 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 732-287-0900

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 29-year-old Edison man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the 2018 murder of a New Brunswick man. Christopher “C-Dub” Thompson was sentenced Thursday for the murder of Larenz O’Garro, 23, by Superior Court Judge Thomas J. Buck, according to a press release from ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Director Anthony A. Caputo of the New Brunswick Police Department announced today that a city man has been arrested and charged with the fatal stabbing of his neighbor. Noel Rosado, 34, of New Brunswick, has been charged with ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 64-year-old Belle Mead doctor was arrested after a patient told police he had sexually assaulted her at his office in Franklin Township, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Dr. Chike J. Aguh of Mulberry Court, Belle Mead, is charged with 2nd ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The New Brunswick Police Department is asking for help in locating a missing 27-year-old city man. Yorel Armstrong was last seen in the AMC theater parking lot on Route 1 at about 2 a.m. this morning. Armstrong, 27, is African American. He is about 5 foot 8 inches tall, ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered that all U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff on Monday, Jan 11, 2021, in honor of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick of South River, who died following injuries sustained while defending the U.S. Capitol when it was under siege on Jan.

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FRANKLIN – Todd C. Smith, 30, of Edison and Tayyab A. Ware, 30, from Augusta, Georgia, have been charged with first-degree murder of a Franklin Park man. The victim, Denny Sanchez, 34, was shot November 2nd in a barbershop on Hamilton Street. Smith and Ware have been charged with weapon offenses ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Two suspects have been arrested in connection with a shooting death that took place at a Hamilton Street barbershop on Nov. 2, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.  Todd C. Smith, 30, of Edison, and Tayyab A. Ware, 30, of Augusta, Georgia were arrested in ...

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EDISON, NJ —  Edison PD is looking for help identifying this male found walking along Woodbridge Ave by Rt 287 at 3:30pm today. He only speaks Arabic and told the police his name is Kamall Atoom. He appears to have been outside for a while. If you know his identity or any information that can help ...

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EDISON, NJ- The Edison Fire and Police Departments investigated a reported car fire in the parking lot of 99 Hana Road at 6:15 p.m. on December 28th. A deceased adult male was found in the automobile. According to Chief Thomas Bryan, “At this juncture in the investigation, it does not appear ...

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NEW JERSEY — An investigation is currently ongoing after a bomber, later identified as Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, reportedly set off an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, on Christmas morning. New Jersey officials said the bombing - which injured at least eight people, killed Warner and ...

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EDISON, NJ — Edison PD advises you to AVOID Plainfield Ave from Brunswick Ave to Central Ave UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to a water main break.  Plainfield Ave SOUTHBOUND lanes will be closed in that area and will require a detour of traffic.  Suggested alternate routes are Interstate 287, Talmadge ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – An unlicensed juvenile driver was charged on Friday with causing the death of his passenger in a November 19 collision with a freight train in Piscataway. The male juvenile, whose name was not released was charged with aggravated manslaughter, vehicular homicide, causing a death ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Last night, a woman was struck by a vehicle and killed on Route 1 and Deans Lane in South Brunswick Township. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, her identity has not yet been released to the public.             South Brunswick Police received ...

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EDISON, NJ — Sargent Donald Ship is launching the new Edison Community Oriented Policing Unit. It originated in California, and Chief of Police Thomas Bryan and Deputy Chief of Police Howard Askelson selected Ship to head the unit. The objective is for the police to gather feedback from ...

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Woolwich Township, NJ — An Edison couple and their young children traveling northbound in their minivan on the New Jersey Turnpike were hit head-on by Michael Forman, 26, of Sellersville, PA. He was driving in the wrong direction. The accident happened around 9:45 p.m. on Thanksgiving in ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A Piscataway woman was killed in a one-car accident on Route 287 that left her passenger seriously injured early Sunday morning. According to NJ.com, New Jersey State Police said Tamiyka N. Scott, 49 was driving southbound when her 2003 Honda Accord left the roadway at mile ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A South Brunswick house caught fire yesterday due to a lawnmower, according to a press release from the police department. All three South Brunswick fire departments- Kendall Park, Monmouth Junction and Kingston- responded to the emergency on Richford Road. Two additional ...

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EDISON, NJ — Edison’s Fire Department has been fundraising and helping a variety of different organizations for many years. Doug Kosup, First Vice President of the Firefighter’s Union, coordinates charitable donations and has been responding to community requests since the mid 1980s. Kosup, who ...

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NEW JERSEY — Halloween weekend saw mostly compliance with coronavirus restrictions across the state with a few notables outliers, according to New Jersey State Police Superintendent Col. Patrick Callahan on Monday. “I thank the overwhelming majority of you who celebrated safely and especially ...

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