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Armed Robbery at Route 18 North Dunkin Donuts

November 23, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Around 4:30 on Thanksgiving morning, East Brunswick patrol units responded to the Dunkin Donuts at 18 North and Edgeboro Road on the report of an armed robbery.  

An investigation revealed the suspect entered the Dunkin Donuts, brandished a handgun, and demanded money from the register, according to a report issued by the East Brunswick Police ...

New Brunswick man charged in fatal Friday evening shooting near local park

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New Brunswick man is sitting in the Middlesex County jail following his arrest in connection with a fatal shooting Friday evening, authorities announced Wednesday.

Kim Carter, 37, of New Brunswick, faces charges of murder and unlawful possession of a weapon, following an investigation by local authorities into the fatal Nov. 17 shooting, said Middlesex County Prosecutor ...

Man Dies after Falling 60 Feet at Piscataway Construction Site

PISCATAWAY, NJ – A 20-year-old man died after falling 60 feet from a roof at a River Road construction site early Sunday morning, police said.

According to Piscataway police, the man was working on the roof of a warehouse under construction when the accident happened shortly after 8 a.m.  

The man’s identity and other details of the accident were not released.

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Caseworker charged with sexually assaulting Highland Park minor, authorities say

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - A former caseworker is being held at the Middlesex County jail over charges that he sexually assaulted a Highland Park resident under 16 years old, and used marijuana with the victim, authorities announced on November 18.

Police suspected that the caseworker, 23-year-old Monmouth Junction resident Miguel Garrido, was involved with the sexual assault, since the incident ...

Police Investigating Shooting of Two Franklin Residents and Somerset Man Arrested on Firearm and Narcotics Charges, Police Say

SOMERSET, NJ - A 20-year-old resident of Franklin Township was arrested and charged with firearm and narcotics charges, and authorities have opened up an investigation into the shooting of two local residents, according to a news release. 

"On November 14, 2017, at approximately 7:48 p.m., Franklin Township Police received a 9-1-1 call reporting that two males had been shot while in ...

Essex County man found dead after shooting near Feaster Park

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An Essex County man died Friday night after a shooting in New Brunswick, authorities announced November 18.

Tawan J. Moses, 25 of East Orange, was found dead by authorities at 8:30 p.m. on Throop Avenue near Feaster Park according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

Moses had multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the ...

Newark man to stay behind bars ​for alleged connection to New Brunswick fatal shooting

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A suspect arrested in connection with a fatal shooting of a New Brunswick man will remain behind bars for now, after the courts determined he was a public safety threat and flight risk​.​

The suspect, 26-year-old Newark resident Michael Martin, also known as “Maniac,” appeared ​in front of  Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Michael A. Toto on November ...

Court strikes down mother's suit against city, over 2012 drowning of her son in Raritan

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A mother whose son drowned in the Raritan River in 2012 can’t sue the city for his death, an appellate court ruled on November 14.

Carol Leonard’s 11-year-old son, Devine Nichols, and his 10-year-old friend, Francisco Perara, drowned while swimming in the Raritan River on August 2, 2012.

Authorities found their bodies the next day. Leonard in turn sued the ...

South Brunswick: Phone Syncing Leads To Car Thieves Arrest (WITH VIDEO)

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Syncing your phone to a stolen car will likely lead police straight to your doorstep.

That’s the lesson learned by three Somerset County juveniles this week.

Police charged the three with theft, receiving stolen property and eluding a police officer after they led police on a brief chase Nov. 6.

According to police, the incident started at 5:30 p.m. when ...

Local Carpenter Killed in Ryders Lane Crash

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  At approximately 6:40 on November 10, Christian Jaeckle Jr., 39, of South River was operating a blue 2006 Subaru Impreza northbound on Ryders Lane near Corona Road.

Apparently, Mr. Jaeckle lost control of his vehicle and struck a utility pole on the corner by the Speedway gas station. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the East ...

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