Police & Fire

September 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University has installed security cameras at 12 sites in the city's fifth and sixth wards, areas around the school where students often frequent and live in off-campus housing. This effort to deter crime is the result of a partnership involving university police, the ...

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UPDATE - Police this morning announced that the missing man, Dijon Hodges, was located. No other information was released. NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police early today issued a plea for the public's help in locating a missing 20-year-old special needs resident. Dijon Hodges was last seen on Phelps ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A 54-year-old Hillsborough man is one of 24 suspects arrested in “Operation Open House,” a sting set up by law enforcement officials to capture alleged child predators using social media to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity, according to state Attorney General Gurbir S.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 45-year-old city man was struck and fatally injured while attempting to cross Route 18 in New Brunswick early this morning. Christoph Freese was attempting to cross Route 18 near Commercial Avenue at 4:52 a.m. when he was struck by a 2006 red Dodge Charger driven by a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A man armed with an assault rifle and wearing a helmet and bullet-proof vest was arrested Tuesday moments after he left a strip club where he worked on Route 35 in Sayreville, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today. Kevin Smith, 32, of Keyport, was ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Rutgers police are searching for a man who assaulted two people affiliated with the university following an argument early Tuesday morning. Police said the two victims were beaten about 1 a.m. on Easton Avenue near Courtland Street. No weapons were used, authorities ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Rutgers police are searching for a man who assaulted two people affiliated with the university following an argument early Tuesday morning. Police said the two victims were beaten about 1 a.m. on Easton Avenue near Courtland Street. No weapons were used, authorities ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - An 18-year-old man was arrested and charged with burglar and robbery in Carteret that was believed to have occurred at the home of the parents of former Gov. Jim McGreevey. Diego Hernandez, of Carteret, was charged with a single count of first-degree robbery, multiple counts of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of two missing Freehold girls was found in New Brunswick, and investigators believe the second girl is also in the city. Freehold police say Rutgers police located Jocelyn Zaveckas, 15, about 8 p.m. Thursday night. However, Zaveckas' friend, Kayla Destefano, 16, is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of two missing Freehold girls was found in New Brunswick, and investigators believe the second girl is also in the city. Freehold police say Rutgers police located Jocelyn Zaveckas, 15, about 8 p.m. Thursday night. However, Zaveckas' friend, Kayla Destefano, 16, is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - Police on Monday are searching for a driver who fatally struck a 31-year-old pedestrian on Route 1 in Woodbridge and fled the scene, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement. John Kukuch, of Woodbridge was struck and fatally injured about 1:23 a.m. on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - On a hot and muggy summer night, city residents gathered in parks and housing developments across New Brunswick on Tuesday in a display of community spirit for the annual National Night Out. Held in municipalities through out the state and across the nation, the festive ...

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  CLINTON, NJ - Christine A. McConnachie, age 52 years, of Clinton Township, NJ, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Somerville, NJ. Born in Philadelphia, daughter of Ralph and Elizabeth Houseknecht Adamson, of Moorestown, NJ, she had resided in the Flemington and Clinton areas since ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The intersection of East Main Street and Grove Street where a fatal accident occurred early Tuesday morning  in front of the Somerset Hotel should be closed to traffic and transformed into a pedestrian mall, according to Councilman Dennis Sullivan. Christine McConnachie, a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Following an extensive, months-long investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies, a drug distribution and money-laundering network in Middlesex and Monmouth counties has been broken up, says a report issued by the New Jersey State Police today. The New Jersey ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City and university police are looking for a group of armed men who spilled out of two cars on Dix Street early Tuesday morning, demanding items of value from two victims. According to Rutgers University Police Chief Kenneth Cop, the victims were walking at 2 a.m. on July 31 ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - At approximately 3:35 pm on Monday, patrol units responded to Crystal Springs Family Aquatic Center on Dunham's Corner Road for a report of a child not breathing, according to a report issued by the East Brunswick Police Department today..  Officers, along with facility ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A seven-month investigation by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office has resulted in the arrests of six suspects, all charged with operating an organized retail theft ring and knowingly purchasing stolen merchandise for resale at a Hamilton Street storefront and on the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots and 9-1-1 On FOX are asking for Hero First Responder nominations from the community. Anyone can nominate a first responder to be recognized on the field during the pre-game ceremony and throw out a ceremonial first pitch at the Saturday, Aug. 4th Patriots ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Police have received video of the ATM heist from the gas station on Route 1.  Officer Brooke Goetz and Jamal Benbow worked with gas station management to review surveillance video of the station. Officers observed two suspects break into the lobby at 2:38am ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – Police have determined that the body of a man found in a wooded area off Phillips Road Sunday night is the victim of a homicide. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson identified the victim as Darren Fordham, 26 of Somerset. Fordham suffered multiple gunshot ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police issued an alert early Thursday seeking help in locating a girl who was reported missing. Alma Garcia, 14, was found before 8:30 a.m. Thursday, after last seen about 7 a.m. Wednesday in the area of Sanford Street and Commercial Avenue. The girl’s mother had found ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Three people were stabbed following a fight at a party late Saturday on Delafield Street between Bristol and Courtland streets, Rutgers police said in an alert sent out today. The assault, which was not on the Rutgers University campus, occurred about 11:45 p.m., police ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two robbers brandishing a handgun and a knife forced their way into a Hamilton Street house Sunday, causing three tenants - one of them affiliated with Rutgers University - to flee the apartment building, Rutgers police said.   The incident came hours after two ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rachelle Francois is a missing and endangered person from East Brunswick. She was released from Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, NY on Friday, April 20, 2018 around noon. Francois was placed in a taxi cab by the hospital and then went to an unknown address in Elizabeth, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – A passenger was struck and killed by an Amtrak train at the New Brunswick train station on Wednesday April 4.  The victim was identified  as 54-year-old East Brunswick resident, Venugopal Menon. Menon was struck at 10:15 a.m. and he died on the scene. None of the 74 passengers ...

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