MILLTOWN, NJ - A bizarre string of events transpired on Tuesday, April 5 that led to the arrest of an area male.
Events unfolded after police received a phone call at the Milltown Police Department from an unidentified man, claiming to be a Federal DEA agent.
"The man made threatening statements about a police officer in reference to a summons being issued," Lieutenant Chris Johnson, a detective with the Milltown Police Department, explained via email. "Later in the day, the same unidentified man approached a uniformed police officer on Washington Avenue, who was on a motor vehicle stop, and identified himself as a Federal DEA agent and a K-9 handler."
After speaking with the officer, the man drove away in a Chevy Sport utility vehicle. Police located him later in the Borough parking lot.
As the investigation continued, the man was eventually identified as 46-year-old Milltown resident, Robert Toth. Toth was arrested by officers. He wore a K-9 shirt with a police logo on it. He was also in possession of handcuff keys and a badge resembling one that police would carry.
Officers recovered 23 knives/machetes, two crossbows complete with metal tip arrows, two expandable police batons, an empty pistol holster and an empty ammunition magazine pouch.
A subsequent search of Toth's primary residence in Edison revealed a 9mm pistol.
After his arrest, Toth was charged with impersonating a police officer, unlawful possession of handcuffs, unlawful possession of weapons, harrassment, obstruction of justice and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle.
Toth was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correction Cener in New Brunswick after failing to post $10,000 bail.
The investigation into the April 5 incident is ongoing and police expect additional charges to follow.
If any residents have any information regarding this incident, they are asked to call the Milltown Detective Bureau at 732-828-1100 or contact Lt. Chris Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Detective Sargeant Bill Fama at email@example.com.