Police & Fire

February 19, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -Two babies were found dead at a recycling facility on Industrial Drive Wednesday morning, police say. New Brunswick Police responded to 12 Industrial Drive at 9:20 a.m. and recovered a deceased newborn, according to a press release from Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A teacher at the Sayreville Middle School was arrested Saturday on multiple charges involving the sexual assault of a minor. John M. Denuto, 43, of Spotswood was arrested and charged with one count of sexual assault in the second degree, one count of endangering the welfare ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are investigating an incident Thursday in which a pedestrian was struck and killed in Sayreville on Thursday. The man, whose identity has not been verified, was pronounced dead at the scene at about 8 p.m., according to a press release from Middlesex County Acting ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Jamesburg man has pleaded guilty for his involvement in a crash that killed a 25-year-old man who was driving his motorcycle on Aug. 8, 2019. Peter Prete, 58, the operator of the car, pleaded guilty Friday to knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash resulting in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Michael Anestis, a public health psychologist and expert on firearms and suicide risk, has been appointed as executive director of the New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research led by Rutgers University. Anestis, an associate professor of psychology at the University of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police recovered an unidentified body from a wooded area in Old Bridge this afternoon. Old Bridge Police responded to the wooded area off Route 9, just south of Old Mill Road in Old Bridge at about 2:46 p.m., according to a press release from Middlesex County Acting ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Authorities are investigating a fire in Edison that claimed the lives of two people and a dog this afternoon. The victims, whose identities have not been confirmed, were discovered shortly after the fire which occurred in a duplex home on Jill Court at approximately 2:21 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two men from Middlesex Borough have been arrested and charged in connection to the arson and burglary of a commercial building in the Borough on Wednesday evening. Ryan Deahl,18, of Middlesex was arrested Thursday and charged with arson, conspiracy to commit arson, burglary ...

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WOODBRIDGE, N.J. - The victim of a garage fire on New Year's Day has been identified, Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Director Robert Hubner of the Woodbridge Police Department announced Thursday. Jedidiah Timm, 35, of the Fords section of Woodbridge has been ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The mother of a 17-year-old who has been missing since last week said she is hoping to soon be able to embrace her son - who she said has lived with mental illness for most of his life. Shaquila Walker said it has been difficult not knowing where her son, Yahyaa Trice, has ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - A 21-year-old city man died early this morning after being shot several times. Sharif Austin died from multiple gunshot wounds at about 12:20 a.m., according to a press release issued by Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Director Anthony A.

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EDISON, NJ — Television personality Rachael Ray and actor Denis Leary brought holiday cheer to township firefighters, honoring them this week for their community service with a special buffet luncheon at the Route 27 firehouse. The celebrity duo came bearing a holiday gift, announcing a $25,000 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several members of the New Brunswick Police Department helped spread some holiday cheer Saturday morning at the 26th annual Holiday Festival For Children at the Suydam Street Reformed Church. Several of the officers got into the holiday spirit by wearing Santa Claus ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - State wildlife officials have set up cable restraint devices in hopes of capturing the coyote they believe attacked two people on Rutgers' Livingston campus over the past week. David Golden, who is the Director of the Division of Fish and Wildlife in the state's Department of ...

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EDISON NJ – A North Brunswick man is under arrest after allegedly leading police on a Veteran’s Day chase in a stolen sport utility vehicle on Route 1 into the Avenel section of Woodbridge where the vehicle struck a pickup and snapped apart a utility pole. During the pursuit, police said Ibe O.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Four New Brunswick residents who work at Broadway Respite and Home Care facility in East Brunswick are among those facing charges after police say two severely disabled individuals were physically abused at the facility in May. A grand jury returned an indictment Tuesday, ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY - A Woodbridge man has been charged with the murder of his roommate. Corne Dionisio, 33, was arrested Saturday and has been charged with first-degree murder, one count of aggravated assault in the second degree and two counts of  aggravated assault in the third degree in the ...

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JAMESBURG, NJ - Two bodies found in the ashes of a house fire were stabbed to death by a borough man, authorities said Friday. Jaree D. Kitchen, 21, has been arrested and charged with murder and aggravated arson in a fire at his father’s home on Sheridan Street on Wednesday, according to a press ...

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EDISON, NJ — Police have arrested three people and seized several pounds of marijuana, almost $9,000 in cash and a large amount of drug paraphernalia in two separate motor vehicle stops this week. Early Wednesday, police arrested Allen G. Keyes Jr., 32, of Highland Park, and Alexander J. Stone, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two people have been found dead following a fire that damaged a home in Jamesburg early Wednesday morning. Their identities have not yet been confirmed, according to a press released issued by Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christie L. Bevacqua and Chief James J.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One day last year, Alexander Goldinsky scattered a cup of ice on his employer's cafeteria floor, took a quick peak to make sure the coast was clear and proceeded to carefully maneuver himself to the floor to make it look as if he had fallen. Goldinsky laid there until someone ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two New Brunswick men have been arrested in an undercover operation that focused on alleged predators who were using social media to lure children for sex, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson. The 19 men arrested in Operation Open Door chatted online or ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The New Brunswick Fire Department recently received a donation of six sets of specially designed oxygen masks for pets from a Connecticut-based pet product company. The kits are being deployed across the department’s six primary response units and all first responders have ...

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EDISON  –  A New Brunswick man was arrested hours after he allegedly broke into a township home. Police say Lenia Rodriguez-Bardales, 27, was in possession of gold jewelry taken from the home when he was charged with burglary and theft of property in connection with an incident on Oct. 10, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - A man was shot in the abdomen at 61 Neilson St. at about 1:15 this afternoon, police said. He was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for treatment, according to a press release from Capt. J.T. Miller. Police say a preliminary investigation suggests the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City fire officials are looking at surveillance video from nearby buildings in an attempt to discover the cause of a fire that engulfed a building on Easton Avenue early Monday morning. The cause of the fire that damaged Welsh Farm Convenience shop, the Amsterdam Smoke Shop ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - A 19-year veteran of the New Brunswick Fire Department is being hailed as a hero after he rescued a woman trapped on the roof of a burning building early Monday morning. Lt. Tony Jones used a freestanding ladder to climb to the roof at 29 Easton Ave. after a fire had ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jay Patel stood on the sidewalk on Easton Avenue and watched his dreams destroyed by an early morning fire. "I got a call in the middle of the night," said Patel, owner of the Welsh Farms Convenience store. "It's a horrible feeling watching the fire. Everything is gone now. I ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are searching for a suspect who attacked a female jogger in South Plainfield on Monday, according to a press release from Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief James Parker of the South Plainfield Police Department. The attack occurred ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City police are investigating an aggravated assault and a robbery which were reported to have occurred early Saturday morning, according to a press release issued by the Rutgers Police Department. In one incident, a man was assaulted by a group of males at about 2 a.m. on ...

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