Police identify one of two ‘squatters’ killed in fire

May 30, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK - Authorities today identified one of two people killed in a weekend fire as a 30-year-old homeless man.

Police said Alexander Merino-Martinez was one of the two men believed to be squatters who were found in a boarded-up house on Seaman Street that was discovered burning about 9:50 p.m. Saturday.

Firefighters pulled Merino-Martinez and another man out of the house, and the ...

Two squatters perish in Seaman Street fire

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Authorities are calling a Saturday night blaze "accidental," after two alleged squatters died in the flames.

Police responded to a condemned, boarded-up home on Seaman Street at 9:50 p.m. on Saturday. The dwelling was already engulfed in fire. Two men were pulled out of the burning structure and taken to Robert Wood Johnson Wood University Hospital in ...

Three Bloomfield Teens Are Missing, Police Seek Community Assistance to Locate Them

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Police Department is asking for the public's assistance to locate three teenagers who went missing this week. One of the parents reports that a large sum of money is missing suggesting the three may have fled the state. 

16-year-old Ulises Yance and 15-year-old Alex Lopez were last seen Fridaymornin, and 16-year-old Alexa Arenas was last seen ...

Monroe man sentenced for ax-murdering stepfather

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Monroe man has received a sentence of 30 years in a New Jersey State prison for the 2017 ax-murder of his step-father.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said that a Monroe Township man has pleaded guilty today for killing his stepfather, disturbing human remains, and using the victim’s credit cards.

Joao C. Torres, 27, of Monroe pleaded guilty to the ...

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