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Police & Fire

September 8, 2021

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood School District students returned to school on Wednesday, September 1, which means more kids will be on the road walking and biking. However, the start of school and after school activities also brings more cars out on local roadways. Spotswood Police Department began the ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - The section of Main Street in the borough closed near the Streamside Apartments due to flooding is set to open Thursday evening at 7 p.m. according to a Nixle by the Spotswood Police Department. The part of the roadway was closed Wednesday evening and throughout the day on September ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - Main Street in the borough is closed by the Streamside Apartments. Residents are being asked by the Spotswood Police Department to avoid the area and plan an alternate route. The remnants of Tropical Storm Ida which passed through the area caused flooding issues in Helmetta, ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Residents should avoid the Mundy Avenue bridge due to flooding issues from the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida which passed through the area on Wednesday evening. The bridge is closed according to a Nixle released by the Spotswood Police Department.

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Due to the flooding from the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida, Washington Avenue between Moetz Drive and Main Street remains closed. The Milltown Police Department is advising residents via a Nixle advisory to avoid the area and limit travel as many in Middlesex County are dealing with ...

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NEW JERSEY — In preparation of the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida, the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch throughout New Jersey. The storm is expected to hit Wednesday night into Thursday with heavy rainfalls equaling five inches, scattered thunderstorms, and high wind ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Motorists should continue to avoid the intersection of Old Stage and Summerhill Road. The intersection was closed in the early morning hours of August 22 due to a sinkhole located close to the Raceway Gas Station. The Spotswood Police Department is advising residents to avoid the ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - Borough Mayor Chris Slavicek reported via a Facebook post that flood waters are receding. Evacuated residents remain at Spotswood High School. Representatives from the Red Cross are on hand to assist residents impacted by flooding. Slavicek and Spotswood Mayor Jackie Palmer thanked ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - A sinkhole was discovered during the overnight hours at the intersection of Old Stage and Summerhill Roads. The intersection has been shut throughout the day on Sunday, August 22 with Spotswood and East Brunswick Police officers keeping motorists away. Traffic is being diverted onto ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Abdul Louis, 38, of Spotswood, has been arrested and charged with six counts following the sexual assault of a teenage girl near the train tracks in the proximity of Summerhill Road in the borough. Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Michael S. Zarro, Jr. of the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Kevin Palmer is a former officer for the Spotswood Police Department. He has more than 25 years of experience in emergency services through his work with the SPD, volunteer fire departments, local emergency management and emergency medical services. After retiring from the Spotswood ...

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TRENTON — No seatbelt? “No excuses,” according to New Jersey state officials who are ramping up seat belt checks beginning May 24 through June 6.  That means any motor vehicle passenger caught without a seatbelt starting Monday will be issued a citation by local, county and state law agencies.

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NEW JERSEY - The East Brunswick Police Department has confirmed a report from the New Jersey State Police that Chinna Payne has been located and found safe. Damion Payne, who was sought in the abduction of the two-week-old, has also been found. Early Monday afternoon the NJ State Police issued an ...

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NEW JERSEY -- An Amber Alert has been released on Monday, May 10 by the New Jersey State Police in order to try and locate a missing infant. Chinna Payne is a Black female and has been reported as missing. She is suspected to have been abducted by Damion Payne, a 27-year-old Black male. Payne was ...

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HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Multiple car burglaries in the two boroughs have prompted the Spotswood Police Department to remind residents to remember to lock their cars even when parked in the driveway. Other details regarding the rash of car burglaries have not been released by the department. In ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Scott T. Miller, 40, of Somerset, has been arrested and charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child in the second degree. Miller was a basketball coach with the Central Jersey Havoc Basketball Club, a club for male and female student athletes. He recently left the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Spotswood Police have arrested two men who allegedly were in possession of about 400 pounds of marijuana, according to a statement from Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Michael S. Zarro Jr. of the Spotswood Police Department. Christopher Stennett, 58, and ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Borough Mayor Jackie Palmer is asking residents to stay home so emergency workers can do their job as New Jersey braces for a winter storm expected to drop significant snow amounts in its wake. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency to take effect in the ...

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MANALAPAN, NJ - Two Spotwood residents, Jonathan Ramirez and Justin Rochford, were killed in a Saturday evening crash on Route 9. The accident was a single-vehicle crash along a stretch of Route 9 just south of Smallwood Lane according to published reports from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Fire Department held a special ceremony on New Year's Day to usher in its new chiefs. Steve Bitalla is the new Chief of the Milltown Fire Department along with Deputy Chief Ray Jolly and Assistant Chief Anthony Fama. All three men were voted in by their peers at the ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - The Spotswood Police Department is advising residents to stay clear of Helmetta Park on Thursday. Snow and ice from Wednesday's late fall storm created hazardous snow and ice conditions for drivers. A Nixle advisory was released by the SPD at around 2:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

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HELMETTA/MILLTOWN/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Is the first snowstorm of the season on the horizon for Wednesday? New Jersey residents have been fooled before, but it never hurts to be prepared just in case weather forecasters get it right. According to local forecasters, snow is on the way for mid-week. Here ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Recreation Department's Halloween Drive-Thru was a big success. So save the date for the REC Department's Holiday Drive-Thru on Saturday, December 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Spotswood High School. The family-friendly event is being hosted by the Spotswood Recreation ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Sections of Adirondack Avenue in the borough will be subject to closure this afternoon due to utility work according to a Nixle advisory by the Spotwood Police Department. Residents may notice an odor of natural gas in the area while work is being completed. The utility work is ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - While some New Jersey towns have put trick or treating on the shelf, Spotswood Mayor Ed Seely has not though the Spotswood Police Department announced a 9 p.m. curfew for Mischief Night on Friday and for Halloween on Saturday. The Spotswood Police Department also offered some safety ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Cornhole players get pretty serious. There is even a world championship for the lawn game that actually has a governing body and official rules. Spotswood's Office on Aging held its fourth annual cornhole tournament this week. The stakes weren't quite as high as a world ...

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