Police & Fire

September 20, 2018

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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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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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  Authorities are searching for a man wanted in connection with a bank robbery in South Plainfield last week and have released an image of the suspect. On Thursday, September 13th, at around 1:25 p.m. a man described as a black male approximately 5’7” tall weighing 150 lbs ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A man armed with an assault rifle and wearing a helmet and bullet-proof vest was arrested Tuesday moments after he left a strip club where he worked on Route 35 in Sayreville, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today. Kevin Smith, 32, of Keyport, was ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A city resident was beaten by three armed assailants who took the victim back to his apartment and stole property and narcotics, Rutgers police said in an alert. They said New Brunswick police are investigating the robbery, which occurred Monday about 10:30 p.m., when the ...

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Edison, NJ - The Township has advised that Woodland Ave will be shut down between King Arthurs Ct and Oak Tree Road until repairs can be made to a gas leak. 

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Edison, NJ –  The Edison Police Department is advising residents to stay alert and lock car doors based on a series of recent car burglaries. The Department has issued the following statement: BE ADVISED: We are asking all residents to stay alert and call in any suspicious activity ,because of ...

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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Rutgers police are searching for a man who assaulted two people affiliated with the university following an argument early Tuesday morning. Police said the two victims were beaten about 1 a.m. on Easton Avenue near Courtland Street. No weapons were used, authorities ...

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Edison, NJ - The Township has advised that Gales Road will be closed due to construction for the rest of the day. The Township has advised residents to utilize Harmon Road. Best directions are Montview to Harmon to access James Monroe school.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – More than $30,000 in narcotics were confiscated and two suspects arrested for possession and distribution of drugs from their residence on Bartine Street after a two-month investigation, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. A loaded automatic Glock ...

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South Brunswick Police have solved a 14 month old burglary case using good crime scene processing and modern day forensics. On Sunday morning May 7, 2017 the owner of Crossroads Nursery located at 981 Georges Rd, Monmouth Junction arrived to find his front glass door smashed. Inside the business ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University students are expected to flood back into the city this week, and university police are warning people to brace for traffic. The university's student move-in is scheduled for this Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. As a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - A Monroe man employed at a residential group home was arrested and charged with inappropriate sexual contact with a 62-year-old woman who lived at the home. Ganesh Gudar, 46, who was a caregiver in the home in Monroe, was arrested Aug. 24, and charged with fourth-degree criminal ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The family of a former South Plainfield resident killed in a hit and run earlier this month is looking for answers and is offering a cash reward for information that leads to identifying the driver.   “We are pleading with the public. [Whoever did this] is somebody’s ...

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Edison, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department announced that police are investigating a multiple vehicle crash in which one person was critically injured and many others received minor injuries in Edison Township. The preliminary ...

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Edison, NJ -  A multi-vehicle car crash closed down Route 1 for several hours during Wednesday afternoon's commute.  Five people were hospitalized, including two children. According to Edison Police, there was a "chain reaction crash of six other vehicles," after a tractor trailer rear-ended a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A special agent for the state Department of Treasury was arrested today and charged with stealing more than $200 from a Dunellen company he was investigating, authorities said today. Timothy Bailey, 30, of Hamilton, faces a single count of fourth-degree theft by unlawful ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A Monroe dentist was arrested today on charges of improper sexual contact with three of his female employees at his office, including one worker who was 17 when the incidents began, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today. Dr. Richard Goldberg, 47, ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - In a crime that echoes television scripts, a man and woman were arrested in a conspiracy to commit the murder of the man's ex-wife, a resident of North Brunswick.  The person they hired for the job, however, was an undercover police officer. According to a statement from ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of two missing Freehold girls was found in New Brunswick, and investigators believe the second girl is also in the city. Freehold police say Rutgers police located Jocelyn Zaveckas, 15, about 8 p.m. Thursday night. However, Zaveckas' friend, Kayla Destefano, 16, is ...

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Newark, NJ – In a press release, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced, that a Metuchen resident was arrested today for allegedly smuggling shipments of live protected scorpions, giant millipedes and other species that were mislabeled to avoid detection, including one package of millipedes that ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A Plainfield man has been sentenced to 204 months in prison for robbing seven banks, and attempting to rob an eighth bank while brandishing a firearm, committing one carjacking and attempting to commit three additional carjackings, and taking a hostage at gunpoint while fleeing, ...

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EDISON,NJ - Edison Township hosted their tenth National Night Out on Tuesday. The event consisted of games for children, free food, and an outdoor movie. Citizens had the opportunity to meet officers from the police department as well, to learn more about the department’s ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Following an extensive, months-long investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies, a drug distribution and money-laundering network in Middlesex and Monmouth counties has been broken up, says a report issued by the New Jersey State Police today. The New Jersey ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - An FBI agent was arrested and charged with illegally photographing a 22-year-old woman in a dressing room, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said today. The agent, Danuel Brown, 30, of Piscataway, was arrested was Thursday and charged with a single count of ...

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EDISON, NJ - A 14-year-old Edison girl who ran away from home on May 3 has yet to be found and police are asking anyone with information about her to come forward. Edison detectives are leading a statewide search for the girl, Jalaysia Staplar-Evans. They believe she could be staying with ...

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EDISON, NJ – Five Edison police officers got paid for working side jobs that they didn’t do, according to the county prosecutor, who announced arrests and charges against the officers today. The officers, Sergeant Ioannis (John) Mpletsakis, 38, Patrolman Paul Pappas, 43, Patrolman James ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a crash on Route 80 last week that killed two people faces two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide/death by auto, it was announced today. The driver, Hudy Muldrow, 77, of Woodland Park, attempted to make an illegal U-Turn on the ...

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 EDISON, NJ - A 65-year-old Old Bridge man died Monday after apparently suffering a heart attack while driving on Oak Tree Road, causing his SUV to collide with other vehicles, police said. Motorist David Rose was taken to JFK Medical Center in Edison where he was pronounced dead following the ...

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