Police & Fire

September 30, 2019

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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Six city firefighers recently took oaths of office and received promotions within the department New Brunswick Mayor Jim Cahill and Fire Director Robert Rawls presided over the departmental promotions Thursday at City Hall. The  City Council chambers was overflowing with ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 35-year-old city man has been charged in connection with a three-month series of burglaries targeting stores in Highland Park, Edison and North Brunswick, police said. Vincent T. Stephens is charged with five counts of burglary, five counts of theft, five counts of criminal ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ (Somerset County) - A 32-year-old New Brunswick man has been arrested and charged with possession of heroin, police said. According to a press release from Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, Marcelino Ortiz of Harvey Street ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Middlesex Borough man involved in a three-hour standoff with police at his home on Tuesday now faces multiple charges, including creating a false public alarm, authorities said. Officers from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Special Operations Response Team (SORT) were ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers Police Department is investigating an incident in which a woman ran from a man who was trying to rob her on Woodbridge Street. Police say the incident occured Thursday at about 1:59 a.m. on Woodbridge Street between Central Avenue and Hamilton Street. The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – As part of the community’s ongoing efforts to improve safety and accessibility for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, the New Brunswick Police Department will utilize resources from a recently awarded grant to further community education and enforcement efforts. Awarded by ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The American Red Cross is helping relocate 12 tenants who were left with homes after a fire broke out Saturday morning on French Street. Firefighters arrived at 148 French St. at 2:26 a.m. Saturday to battle the blaze, according to a spokesperson in the Mayor's ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Five people and two corporations have been named in a 30-count indictment regarding a multi-million-dollar enterprise responsible for manufacturing and distributing narcotics in New Jersey, New York and through the dark web. Chester Anderson, 45, of South Brunswick, Jarrette ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A missing 46-year-old New Brunswick woman has been located, according to a police alert. The New Brunswick Police Department is reporting that Lisa Rivadeneira-Thomas has been located. The police issued an alert on Aug. 6 stating that she was missing. According to that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Reports of bias incidents in Middlesex County fell about 26% in 2018 from the previous year. Almost 4 in 10 bias incidents, however, occurred at Rutgers-New Brunswick. According to a report published by the New Jersey State Attorney General's Office on Wednesday, in 2018 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police said reports of an active shooter situation in the city that swept through social media platforms such as Facebook on Wednesday were false. Reports of an active shooting at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital seemed to begin at about 6 p.m. According to one ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Recruits for the city's fire department helped serve up barbecued hamburgers and fried chicken at Pine Street Park. Across town, at French Street Park, Mayor Jim Cahill stopped to shake hands and share a couple of laughs with residents. At nearby Van Dyke Avenue, police ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City police have issued a missing persons alert for a 46-year-old woman. Lisa Rivadeneira-Thomas was last seen on George Street and New Brunswick Police are asking for help in locating this missing "at-risk" person. Rivadeneira-Thomas is 5-feet 8-inches and weighs 210 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mayor Jim Cahill, other elected officials and members of the police and fire departments will be participating in this evening's National Night Out celebration throughout the city. National Night Out is an annual community event observed during the first Tuesday of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers student was robbed Sunday night on Nichol Avenue between Handy and Seaman streets by a man who fled the scene, according to a statement issued by university police. According to the release, the New Brunswick Police Department is investigating the incident that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 32-year-old man has been arrested for leaving 12 French bulldog puppies in deplorable conditions in the storefront of a pet store in Sayreville. Warren S. Smith, 32, of Morrisville, Pa., was arrested and charged today with 12 counts of animal cruelty in the fourth degree, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A math tutor has been arrested and charged with inappropriately touching a 15-year-old student at KASR Capital Academy in Plainsboro, police said. Suresh Rawal, 65, of East Windsor was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual contact in the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 58-year-old New Brunswick elementary school teacher has been arrested and charged with engaging in inappropriate sexual conduct with a 15-year-old student, according to a statement released by the Middlesex Prosecutor's Office. David Holmes, of the Monmouth Junction section ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The crane that toppled across Hamilton Street and damaged three homes has been removed. What's left behind are questions as to how it managed to fall from a site where a nine-story building is being constructed for Rutgers student housing and crash onto the roof of a house on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two men who were shot on Seamen Street on Thursday are refusing to cooperate with the authorities, according to a statement released by city police. New Brunswick police detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred at about 12:15 p.m. The two men who were shot, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department said today that a borough woman has been indicted for causing the death of her dog by failing to provide food or water for the animal. Nora L. Seay, 34, of Sayreville, was ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City officials were working Monday morning to remove a construction crane that crashed through a home on Hamilton Street and damaged some townhouses on Condict Street. No one was hurt when the crane came crashing down Sunday night - apparently toppled by high winds from a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police said that gunshots were fired late Saturday morning as a result of a fistfight that occurred between several people on Senior Street between Sicard and Wyckoff streets. According to a release from Capt. J.T. Miller, gunshots were fired at about 3 a.m. There were no ...

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