Police & Fire

November 14, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two of them served in the military, with one completing three tours of duty in Iraq. Another is the daughter of a former deputy fire chief. These are three of the five recruits sworn in today to the New Brunswick Fire Department. "This is a group of millennials that has ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public to identify a "Peeping Tom" who has exposed himself and been sighted naked in the vicinity of residents' homes. Four sightings have been reported since July 31; police say it is the same person in at least two of those incidents. The ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A local man murdered his mother and is now under police guard in an area hospital, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Dalton Chiscolm Jr., age 60,  has been charged with the homicide death of his mother, Roberta Ann Taylor, age 82, according to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Monday leaving one man wounded. Authorities said the 22-year-old victim, a city resident, was shot about 6:40 p.m. on the 100 block of Throop Avenue. Officers were responding to reports of gunshots at that location when ...

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UPDATE: Police say this man has been located. NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are asking the public's help in finding a missing 23-year-old man who is considered to be at-risk. Anthony Boyd was last seen in the city with his girlfriend, Starleene Hampton. Authorities did not know when or ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Township police continue their investigation in to four separate reports of a naked man exposing himself outside residences throughout the township. Police confirmed an incident that occurred on Sept. 14 involves the same man as the most recent incident, which occurred ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public in finding a missing city woman who is considered "at-risk" and is on medication. Elnora Douglas, 53, was last seen Oct. 24, 2018, in the area of Neilson Steet. Police said Douglas has attempted suicide in the past and takes ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 52-year-old Hillsborough man has been charged with at least three bank robberies in central New Jersey over the past month, and may face additional charges as a police investigation continues in adjoining counties and Pennsylvania. Mark Elbaum, a resident of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police have arrested township resident Richard Jensen for tampering with a political sign. The incident occurred on Thursday, Oct. 25 in the area of Roycebook Road and Burnet Lane, according to Chief Darren Powell. Jensen, 62, faces charges of theft of moveable property.

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UPDATE: The missing woman was found, police announced shortly after 2 p.m. NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police issued a plea for the public's help to find a missing 80-year-old city resident with dementia. Edna Eggleston has been missing from her Rutgers Street home since early this morning, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida panhandle as a Category 4 storm blowing down trees and power lines, destroying homes and killing 26 people. New Brunswick Fire Capt. Douglas Burrell saw the damage first-hand as part of a rescue team sent to the scene. "This looked ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ – State, County and local law enforcement agencies plan a coordinated crackdown on underage drinking at Saturday's Far Hills Race Meeting. Police will conduct identification checks of underage individuals suspected of drinking alcoholic beverages on the race grounds. Those ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick residents are cautioned to be aware that an adult male approached a young student yesterday as the student exited his school bus. The East Brunswick Police Department is investigating a suspicious incident in which a juvenile reported being chased by an adult ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - City firefighters are selling t-shirts, not to promote the department, but to raise funds as part of the October observation of Breast Cancer Awareness month. For a $20 donation, people can purchase a t-shirt from firefighters through the end of the month. For a $30 donation, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student was struck and killed by a car, as he lost his footing and stumbled onto George Street on Friday night, police said. Police said Cory Aufiero, 19, a Rutgers student from Colts Neck, lost his footing at 9:30 p.m. on George Street, near Albany and ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — Firefighters from across the state are helping to keep a Livingston teen’s name alive through a memorial playground currently being built in Lavallette—the Jersey Shore town where Brendan Tevlin spent every summer of his 19 years. After members of the New Jersey Firefighters’ ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A Rutgers University student was taken to the hospital early Sunday after he was beaten by two men on Easton Avenue, police said in a statement. The assault occurred about 2:15 a.m. when the victim, who was on Easton Avenue between Bristol and Courtland streets, was in a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A Rutgers University student was taken to the hospital early Sunday after he was beaten by two men on Easton Avenue, police said in a statement. The assault occurred about 2:15 a.m. when the victim, who was on Easton Avenue between Bristol and Courtland streets, was in a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers police issued an alert after a man was mugged and beaten by a group of men early Friday morning. The victim, who was described as being affiliated with the university, was walking on Senior Street between Sicard and Wyckoff streets about 2 a.m. when a male approached ...

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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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