Police & Fire

January 20, 2019

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - A water main break on Main Street in Spotswood on Sunday afternoon between Summerhill Road and Devoe Avenue has forced the closure of the roadway in that area. All residents are advised to avoid the area along Main Street until further notice. Main Street was already having pothole ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Police Department is cautioning borough residents to take care when traveling along Main Street in the upcoming days. Large potholes have formed due to recent water mane breaks plauging the area. The Spotswood Police Department has coned off the potholes, but due to ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - With frigid temperatures in the forecast, the Spotswood Office of Emergency Management has issued a Code Blue for the borough. The Code Blue takes effect today and will run through Tuesday, January 22. A Code Blue is a multi-agency response whose goal is to reduce the number of ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - An early morning water mane break is disrupting service on Wednesday morning to borough residents in the area of Main Street and Summerhill Road through Main Street and George Street. Residents in those areas will be without water service while repairs are being conducted. Today's ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - In response to the forecasted cold temperatures, the Spotswood Office of Emergency Management has issued a Code Blue on Friday. The Code Blue will be in effect from now through Tuesday, January 15. A Code Blue is a multi-agency response whose goal is to reduce the number of ...

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HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Police Department is seeking information on a homeless woman reportedly living in a crawl space on Chester Court in Helmetta. Officers responded to a call on New Year's Day to Building #5 in Heather Glen on Chester Court. The call reported a homeless woman ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Police Department is advising residents of a coyote sighting in the borough. According to a Nixle advisory, a coyote was sighted recently in the woods behind Clearwater Village. The SPD is reminding residents to be mindful and be cautious when leaving pets ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Borough police officers will start the New Year by adding body-cams to their uniforms. Beginning on January 1, Milltown police officers will begin wearing body-worn cameras. According to a press release published on the borough website, officers will be sporting the WatchGuard ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - It's been three years since the Grinch decided to head to the borough to try and steal residents holiday fun. The Spotswood Police Department stopped the Grinch that year, but he's a mean one and he was back last year with reinforcements. The Grinch recruited fellow Christmas haters ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Mother Nature's impending rain storm forecast to begin falling later today is postponing the Grinch and his gang's Holiday Food Roundup. The Grinch and his crew will now be coming out on Sunday, December 23 instead. Their departure will begin at 6 p.m. at the Spotswood Police ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Borough residents on Yarnell Avenue will be experiencing a water outage on Monday, December 17 due to valve work. Residents in the area surrounding Yarnell Avenue may experience discolored water while the repairs are being conducted according to a Nixle advisory released by the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Santa's annual ride through the borough courtesy of the Spotswood Volunteer Fire Company was canceled for today because of the forecasted rain. The big guy in red will be making his rounds next weekend on Saturday, December 22 instead. Residents young and young at heart should ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Middlesex County road crews will be conducting repairs on Main Street near Vliet Street today. Residents may encounter delays when traveling westbound toward Helmetta on Friday, December 14. The Spotswood Police Department is advising residents to plan an alternate route or allow ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Washington Avenue will remain closed throughout the evening due to an afternoon water main break at Borough Hall according to a Nixle advisory released by the Milltown Police Department. Residents should plan on avoiding the area throughout the rest of the evening on Monday, December ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - In response to the dangerously cold temperatures forecast for the upcoming weekend, the borough has a Code Blue in effect through Monday, December 10. The borough-wide Code Blue began earlier this week on December 5 when temperatures began to dip. A Code Blue is a multi-agency ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Borough residents are being advised by the Milltown Police Department to plan an alternate travel route around Washington Avenue for Monday, December 3 through Friday, December 7 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Traffic along Washington Avenue will be delayed and possibly detoured to ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Santa will be forgoing his sleigh for his annual fire truck tour around the borough on Saturday, December 15. The big guy in red will be driven around Spotswood on a fire truck courtesy of the Spotswood Volunteer Fire Department. Residents young and young at heart should listen for ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood PBA Local 225 is holding a food drive to benefit M.C.F.O.O.D.S. this month. A collection bin is located in the lobby at the Municipal Complex, which also houses the Spotswood Police Department headquarters. M.C.F.O.O.D.S. distributes nonperishable food items to more than ...

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HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Police Department isn't afraid of any ghosts. Certainly not when the ghostbuster squad is on duty. Dressed as the crew from ghostbusters, the Spotswood PD was out in force yesterday to enjoy some Halloween fun with Helmetta and Spotswood residents all while ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - It was a busy morning in the borough on Wednesday as tree trimming snarled up Main Street during the morning school drop off and a water main break on Walnut Street between Wilson Avenue and Fernhead Avenue shut off service to residents in that area and closed the road. According ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Mother Nature cooperated with International Walk to School Day as many Spotswood School District students and parents left the cars at home today for a refreshing morning walk to school. International Walk to School Day is held on the Wednesday of the first full week of October ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Residents will want to keep road closures and road work in mind when traveling through Spotswood and East Brunswick on Thursday. The traffic pattern along Main Street between Vliet Street and Summerhill Road will be altered today as the Department of Public Words is ...

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HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Residents should plan alternate travel routes around the upcoming Manalapan Road paving project. The paving project is being completed by Middlesex County road crews and will take place from August 23 through August 29 on Manalapan Road between River Street in Spotswood and ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - At the Monday, August 13 borough council meeting, three new officers were sworn in, joining the Spotswood Police Department. The borough's newest officers are Patrolman Robert Bocchino, Patrolman Joseph Napoli and Patrolman River Ullrich. Each officer was warmly introduced by ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - On Thursday, August 16, a new traffic pattern will take effect on Kane Avenue in the area between Madie Avenue and Adirondack Avenue. This section of Kane Avenue will now become a "One Way" according to a Nixle advisory released by the Spotswood Police Department. The new traffic ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ – Lots of youngsters grow up loving the site and sounds of police vehicles and sirens. For one Massachusetts man, the Spotswood Police Department went the extra mile to give him an experience of a lifetime. Earlier in the summer, the Medford Police Patrolman’s Association in ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The 35th annual National Night Out was marked by police departments across the United States yesterday. National Night Out began in 1984 as a way to strengthen the bonds between the community and the police in their unified fight against crime as well as to improve the relationship ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Police Department will join the more than 9,000 communities nationwide in celebrating National Night Out on August 7 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the American Legion parking lot. Tonight's festivities will include free food, a dunk tank, temporary tattoos, demonstrations ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Manalapan Road by the Immaculate Conception Church will be closed until further notice on July 31 while emergency repairs are conducted according to a Nixle advisory released by the Spotswood Police Department at around 2:43 p.m. on Tuesday. Verizon will be doing emergency ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - In an emergency situation seconds matter and the Milltown Emergency Services is experiencing longer response times as a result of obstructed views of many house numbers throughout the borough. The Milltown Emergency Services is seeking the public's help in rectifying the ...

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