Police & Fire

September 18, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ – A Piscataway DPW foreman is being hailed as a hero for helping a stranded motorist to safety in flood waters along Possumtown Road during last Thursday’s rain storms. According to a Monday news release, Michael Mosier, a long-time township employee “swam into shoulder deep flood ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – It was slow going for many Piscataway commuters Thursday morning as overnight rains brought heavy flooding issues along major thoroughfares, causing rush hour detours and delays. Police officials issued multiple travel alerts via the SwiftReach Networks with road closures at ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Hakim Nelson, 32, of Piscataway was sentenced to serve 18 years in a New Jersey State Prison for stealing the identity of two victims and pocketing over $25,000 for his own personal use, said Middlesex County Prosecutor, Andrew C. Carey.  According to a Monday news ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A Piscataway family is grateful for the quick actions of an off-duty Essex County Sherriff’s officer when an expectant mother suddenly went into labor at home. Officer Kaisha Madera, who has a close relationship with the family and is their neighbor was asleep early Sunday ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University students are expected to flood back into the city this week, and university police are warning people to brace for traffic. The university's student move-in is scheduled for this Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. As a ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A Piscataway man is facing multiple charges after he fled the scene of an accident which left a commercial water tanker overturned at the intersection of John F. Kennedy Boulevard and caused a multi-car accident on Easton Avenue, according to a news release from the Franklin Township ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - An FBI agent was arrested and charged with illegally photographing a 22-year-old woman in a dressing room, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said today. The agent, Danuel Brown, 30, of Piscataway, was arrested was Thursday and charged with a single count of ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – This year’s Annual National Night Out (NNO) for Piscataway will be held Tuesday, Aug. 7th.   Events will run from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. along Stelton Road in front of Westergard Library, 20 Murray Avenue. The Piscataway Police Department describes NNO as a fun event for the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Police Department and Middlesex County Prosecutors Office are looking for the public’s help in the July 4, 2018 fatal motorcycle accident that killed 28 year-old Jessica Montes of Piscataway. According to police, the accident occurred at approximately ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bedminster woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a car in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Commons Mall Monday. Marion Kelley, 62, was struck by a vehicle while walking in lot four near the Macy's merchandise pick up area at around 3:20 p.m. Monday. The ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Jessica Montes, 28 of Piscataway, has been identified as the victim in the 4th of July fatal motor vehicle accident on New Brunswick Avenue. Montes, who was a phlebotomist leaves behind her son as well as numerous family and friends. A small shrine with candles and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and South Plainfield Chief James Parker are investigating a deadly motorcycle accident. According to police, the motorcycle accident in which the passenger was killed occurred in the early morning hours of July 4, 2018. The ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A mid-afternoon fire at the Canterbury at Piscataway complex in the township resulted in extensive damage to the exterior of one of the condominium buildings on Tuesday. No information was immediately available as to the cause of the fire and the extent of the damage, how many ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Piscataway man was identified as the tow truck operator killed when he was struck by another vehicle on I-287 in Bridgewater Wednesday afternoon, according to NJ State Police Sgt. Lawrence Peele. Nicholas Coble, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene after he was struck by a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Police issued a plea for the public’s help in locating a 15-year-old girl who has been missing since last week. Jaqueline Iracheta was last seen on May 31 on the 300 block of of Comstock Street. Police describe the girl about five-feet tall, weighing 115 pounds and of white/ ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Established in 1961, the River Road Rescue Squad is an all-volunteer rescue squad that provides emergency response and basic life support services to the residents of Piscataway and the surrounding areas. The squad is on duty every night of the year to respond to a variety of ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A power outage has knocked out the traffic lights along Stelton Road. The Piscataway Police issued a travel alert for Tuesday night, advising motorists to “avoid Stelton Road between South Washington Ave. and Ethel Road. due to a major power outage affecting traffic ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of students from Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School waving American flags are expected to line Mountain Avenue on Wednesday, May 9 as 400 police officers from dozens of New Jersey departments cycle through town on their way to Washington, DC. The ...

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UPDATE: On Thursday police officials released the identify of the man who was killed in the Sunday morning car crash and fire as Tahir Jamile, 27 of the Colonia section of Woodbridge. PISCATAWAY, NJ – A man was killed when the car he was riding in crashed into a concrete barrier and caught on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Authorities have identified the student found dead Friday on the Busch campus in Piscataway. There is yet no cause of death for Akash S. Taneja, a graduate student in medicinal chemistry, the school announced.  Taneja received an undergraduate degree in pharmacy from the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - A graduate student was found dead Friday morning outdoors on the Busch campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway. University officials say it appears no foul play is suspected as the investigation is ongoing. No cause of death has been determined. An autopsy is being performed ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Water, water, everywhere! As heavy morning rains depart the area, flooding is being reported in low-lying areas around the township. The Piscataway Police Department issued travel alerts throughout Monday morning and afternoon advising motorists of the following road closures, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two administrators in the award-winning Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools have been arrested and charged with crimes related to their handling of funds dedicated to the schools. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Police Chief Scott Cartmell of the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A Piscataway man is facing 30 years to life for throwing a Raritan woman out of a third-floor window, killing her, said Middlesex County Prosecutor, Andrew C. Carey. A jury found Christopher Koller, 40, guilty of murder in the death of Beth Bezek, 31, said Carey in a Tuesday ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- As Winter Storm Toby winds down across Central Jersey, Piscataway Township Police remind residents that an ordinance prohibits parking on any street during a snowstorm so snow plows and emergency vehicles can get through. They issued an alert on Wednesday advising that ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A 15-year-old Piscataway student is facing charges after investigators determined a social media post about a possible shooting at Piscataway High School was a credible threat, police officials said on Thursday.  Piscataway police and school resource officers immediately began ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — A township middle school student is facing charges after investigators determined that a message written on a school bathroom wall earlier this month was a potential threat of violence, said Piscataway police. “On March 2, the Piscataway Township Police Department received a ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A Jersey City man was charged with attempted murder on Friday stemming from a riot that occurred at a local park in October. Investigators believe Guido Nunez, 26, was responsible for a “shots fired” 9-1-1 call on October 17, 2017 during a large street fight at the basketball ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Looks like the Piscataway area has to brace for another nor’easter starting tonight. On Tuesday afternoon, the Piscataway Police sent a winter storm warning alert with the following reminders for residents: "The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Police Department posted the following weather alert on their Facebook page on Friday: “The National Weather Service has issued a HIGH WIND WARNING for our area today until 6:00am tomorrow. “Strong northwest winds with gusts of 40 to 50 mph are expected to ...

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