Police & Fire

September 18, 2020

NEW JERSEY - The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public's assistance with identifying two men who physically assaulted a man during a road rage incident on the New Jersey Turnpike last month. On Saturday, August 15, at approximately 6:30 p.m., the victim and the suspects were allegedly ...

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NEW JERSEY - This weekend, 10 firefighters, three fire engines and a support vehicle from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Forest Fire Service arrived safely in California to help battle the worst wildfires in recent memory. “As Americans, we’re all in this together, ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Some Adirondack Avenue residents will once again be without water service for a time on Monday, August 31 due to a fire hydrant replacement. Residents along Adirondack Avenue between Rosedale Avenue and Burlington Avenue will be without water service beginning at 8 a.m. while the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The paving project on Old Stage Road will resume on Thursday and Friday. It was supposed to be completed last week by the Middlesex County Department of Transportation, but Tropical Storm Isaias blew into the Garden State. The work will now be done on August 13 on the stretch of Old ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Water Department will be replacing a fire hydrant on Adirondack Avenue between New York Avenue and Hudson Avenue on Tuesday, August 11. Work will begin around 8 a.m. tomorrow morning and will impact water service to residents living in the area according to a Nixle ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Drivers may want to plan an alternate route next week if they travel along Old Stage Road through the East Brunswick and Spotswood area. The Middlesex County Department of Transportation will be completing a milling, resurfacing and striping project August 3 through August 7 ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Police Department is warning residents of paving scammers making their way around the borough. According to a Nixle advisory released on Friday, solicitors offering residents driveway paving do not have valid solicitation permits. The Milltown Police Department stated in ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Severe thunderstorms have wreaked havoc throughout the East Brunswick and Milltown area. There are reports of trees and power lines down throughout the region. Power is reported out in the Farrington Lake area of East Brunswick, as well as sections of Milltown. A tree has ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Like many summertime stapes in the borough, the Spotswood Police Department's annual National Night Out festivities will not be held on Tuesday, August 4. Normally, the community-wide, family-friendly National Night Out event is held on the first Tuesday in August. However, due to ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department announced on Monday that another drowning occurred in the township on Independence Day. The tragic event followed close on the heels of a similar pool accident in the township that took the lives of three family members on June 22. Police ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - An armored police vehicle and police officers with assault-type rifles were called to a location near Riva Avenue Thursday afternoon as an arrest was made of a local man accused of attempting to murder four people in North Brunswick. Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department is seeking the public's help in finding a missing homeless man. John Shapinski is 32-years old and is known to frequent the New Brunswick area. He often uses the bus stops located along Route 27. Shapinski has not been seen or heard from ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy is hailing a new directive that requires hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the state to reveal the names of cops who have been reprimanded or fired as “a step forward for transparency.” The order from Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s office will ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department reported on Thursday, May 21 via a Nixle advisory that Miriam Perez was located and safe. The 16-year-old has since been reunited with her family. On Wednesday, the EBPD asked for the public's assistance in locating Perez who was last seen ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Shupin Street in the borough will be closed on Friday, May 15 beginning at 8:30 a.m. for scheduled road work. The Spotswood Police Department has advised residents to remove vehicles from the roadway on Friday.

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HELMETTA, NJ - Ed Schapley is better known as Officer Ed to Spotswood School District students. He is the Spotswood School District's Resource Officer and works with students through the DARE and LEAD programs in addition to being the district's safety officer. Schapley has been an officer with the ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - Rob Simonelli Jr. is a fulltime 911 dispatcher for the Spotswood Police Department. In addition to that, the borough resident is a volunteer firefighter with the Helmetta Fire Department and also works as a firefighter for Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson. His dedication to ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - JC and Mallorie Murawski are both volunteers with the Jamesburg First Aid Squad. The sisters were nominated to be Thursday's Helmetta Hometown Heroes by their mother, Stephanie. "A mom couldn't be more proud of these two young women," Stepahine Murawski said. "They are so giving ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - Bill Peterson has been a borough resident for more than two decades and a member of the Spotswood Volunteer Fire Department for over thirty years. He is a former fire chief works as an engineer for the department. During the coronavirus pandemic, his experience has been a huge help ...

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MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office announced the death of Spotswood teenager Christopher Pina on Tuesday. The 19-year-old died in a fatal accident on Saturday, May 2. The announcement was made by Acting Middlesex County Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Monroe ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Police Department announced the arrest of a South River man for multiple vehicle break-ins on Tuesday. The individual is said to be responsible for a number of vehicle break-ins around the borough. The MPD is asking residents to check their vehicles for damage and ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - The borough's Red to the Rescue program was the brainchild of Saturday's Helmetta Hometown Hero Joe Reid. Red to the Rescue helps seniors, the disabled and any borough resident in need with any essential errands during the coronavirus crisis. Reid began serving the community back in ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The section of Brunswick Avenue between Burlington Avenue and Old Stage Road has been reopened on Thursday afternoon. It was closed for around two hours while downed power lines were addressed. Power to the residents living in the area has been restored.

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The power is out to a section of the borough along Brunswick Avenue due to downed power lines on Thursday afternoon. Residents should plan alternate routes this afternoon because Brunswick Avenue from Burlington Avenue to Old Stage Avenue is currently closed. The Spotswood Volunteer ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - Dave Allen has been a borough resident for the past two years. He is a proud public servant. Allen has been a New Jersey State Trooper since January of 2012. His varied work responsibilities include traffic enforcement along the New Jersey Turnpike as well as responding to critical ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - A female resident was injured on Saturday afternoon when she was hit by a train while walking along the railroad tracks. The 52-year-old victim was taken to an area hospital by Spotswood EMS. The accident is currently under investigation by Conrail. Information was not available on ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - Allison Ricci graduated from the police academy last July and is a fulltime officer in Robbinsville. Ricci was born and raised in Spotswood, but moved to the borough in 2015. She was nominated to be Monday's Helmetta Hometown Hero by her twin sister Laura for her work as a first ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Even the Easter Bunny got New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy's message about the importance of wearing a mask when out in public. The rule went into effect on Friday, and the Easter Bunny was ready. When he arrived in Spotswod for a pre-Easter ride around the borough courtesy of the ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - For the past week Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek has been spotlighting hometown heroes. On Easter Sunday, the mayor is highlighting the contributions of the members of the Helmetta Volunteer Fire Department, the Helmetta Office of Emergency Management, the Spotswood EMS and the ...

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NEW JERSEY - Many area residents have taken to wearing masks and latex gloves when they venture out to purchase food or complete other necessary errands during the coronavirus shutdown. However, area police departments have been reminding residents via Nixle advisories to properly dispose of masks ...

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