Police & Fire

February 15, 2019

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Chief of Police Raymond Hayducka announced a new program Wednesday, aimed at educating and preparing community members for an active shooter situation.  The program, Active Shooter Awareness and Preparedness (ASAP), is set to launch on the one-year anniversary of the Parkland ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ – A mother, father and their son, all borough residents, have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of an Old Bridge man Jan. 9 at their home on Farm Lane. Ryan D. Keogh, 28, was arrested by investigators without incident Thursday morning at a residence on Madison ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A rush hour crash on Wednesday morning caused long delays and injured eight passengers. The accident occurred on the southbound side of Route 130 near Distribution Way. By 6:44 a.m. the South Brunswick Police Department had received multiple 911 calls reporting the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A couple from New Brunswick are facing drug and alcohol charges after a traffic stop for not having a license plate.  On February 3 around 12:15 a.m. Officer Erick Finley stopped Gilberto Gonzalez-Gomez and the passenger Elizabeth Coto, 22, police report. When Finley spoke with the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two 20-year veterans of the city police department were promoted to captains in a ceremony at the municipal building this week. Lieutenants Christopher Goldeski and Christopher Plowucha each were sworn in as captains on Monday, with Mayor James Cahill administering the oath ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Township Police Chief Raymond Hayducka praised the response of three of his officers in an incident that occurred last week. Officer Aaron Parks, Officer Jarrid Harpster and Officer Brian Luck all responded to a 911 call at a home on Blackhorse Lane on January ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Fire ripped through a South Brunswick family's home on Wednesday, destroying their Fresh Ponds Road home according to the South Brunswick Police Department. Units responded to the home following a 5:35 p.m. call to 911. The caller reported a fire began in the basement of the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano will remove his badge at the end of this year, retiring after a 50-year law enforcement career that began in Bridgewater as a rookie cop in 1968. He immediately endorsed North Plainfied Police Chief William Parenti to replace him after ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Seven officers were ceremoniously sworn-in to join the city police department on Tuesday, bringing the force to a total of 149. Taking the oath of office at city hall were Guiseppi Fatula, Timothy Hagerty, James Perotti, Christopher Mohr, Julio Urena and Robert ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A city police captain with nearly 27 years on the force will now serve as deputy chief, the first person to hold that position in the department in more than 30 years. City officials today announced that Vincent Sabo, the executive officer of the department, was promoted to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Four pedestrians walking to school were struck by a taxi driver today as they crossed a street while walking in a crosswalk, police said. Authorities said the pedestrians were struck about 8:48 a.m. on Townsend Street. The victims included two girls, ages 8 and 10, who ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Piscataway man was sentenced to eight years in prison for crashing the motorcycle he was driving while under the influence of drugs, resulting in the death of his girlfriend. Superior Court Judge Diane Pincus in New Brunswick imposed the sentenced on Ruddy Custodio, 30, for ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 34-year-old Somerville man faces charges of attempted murder and aggravated arson after police say he intentionally set fire to a Hillsborough residence where his former girlfriend lived. All eight occupants of the home, including a 4-year-old, escaped unharmed, according to ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Police are investing the shooting of an unidentified male victim, who may have been shot in Franklin, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Officials say the shooting was reported to police by hospital staff on Dec. 25 at approximately 12:17 am. The ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department is investigating a Christmas Day theft from the Nativity scene in front Saint Augustine of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church on Henderson Road in the Kendall Park section of the township. The suspect stole the baby Jesus and Mary statues ...

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It was anything but quiet for police in Bridgewater and Franklin Township on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Bridgewater Police, assisted by the Somerset County SWAT team and Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office were able to neutralize a stand-off with a man armed with a weapon peacefully after ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It may be a simple matter of administrative house cleaning to get all ordinances in order. In a salary ordinance that city council members approved las week, there is an item setting the range of pay for a deputy police chief. Only the city does not have a deputy chief, ...

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An off-duty Sayrevillle police sergeant is facing criminal charges in an alleged DWI incident in Old Bridge which left one person in critical condition, according to a new release by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief William Volkert of the Old Bridge Police Department Jeffrey ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are alerting residents that a section of George Street will be closed today from Commercial Avenue to Bishop Street. The road is closed to accommodate state Department of Transportation workers who are making repairs. Police said signs for detours are posted in the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City police today sent out an alert about the closing of sections of two major streets. Somerset Street will be closed between George Street and Easton Avenue from 2:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. College Avenue will also be closed from Somerset Street to Hamilton Street during the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Dunellen man employed as a school custodian was arrested today on charges of inappropriately touching a six-year-old girl, authorities said. Arnoldo Veliz-Chamale, 61, of Dunellen, was charged today with one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and two ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Authorities are warning Middlesex County residents of scam calls from people claiming to be law enforcement officers who have outstanding warrants that can only be avoided through the use of prepaid credit cards, The Middlesex County Sheriff's Office is advising residents to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A nerve-wracking week filled with false rumors that had the entire Somerville High School community on edge has ended, with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tim Teehan once again reaching out to students, teachers and parents to reassure them that all threats of violence have been ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police say a woman driving a late model pick-up truck tried to lure a young boy into the vehicle as he was walking home from a school bus stop on Dec. 5. The incident occurred around 4:10 p.m. in the vicinity of 117 Bluebird Drive, according to police. The age of the boy ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Schools Supt. Dr. Timothy Teehan continues to battle rumors while trying to ease the concerns of students, parents and staff regarding threats of violence that have been directed at individual students and Somerville High School by phone and online social media platforms over the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Superintendent of Schools Dr. Timothy Teehan has released the following update and timeline concerning the phone calls and Instagram messages received by some Somerville High School students over the weekend and on Monday: The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office and Somerville ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City residents this Sunday can give their opinions about New Brunswick police when a team of assessors begin examining the department for the required re-accreditation process. Assessors from New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will begin an on-site ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A brave young girl kept herself safe by keeping her wits and being observant avoiding an attempted child-luring near Davidison Mill Road in South Brunswick earlier this week. South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka announced Thursday that detectives had made an arrest ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City police will conduct an emergency response drill today in and around the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital from 6 to 9 p.m. New Brunswick police will conduct the exercise in collaboration with Rutgers police and the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. Officers ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city's oldest fire engine has been in use since 1997, but it is about to be retired. City council members recently voted to spend $423,924 to buy a new fire engine with pumper options. Currently, the fire department has six pumpers trucks, two ladder trucks and a ...

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