Police & Fire

January 17, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway police have issued a ‘Minor Snow Event’ alert for tonight and are advising motorists to use caution during their Friday morning commute. Around an inch of snow is possible, mainly after midnight, said officials at the National Weather Service (NWS) in a Thursday ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — As the start of the new year brings change around Piscataway Township, Mayor Brian Wahler and the Piscataway Township Council announced the retirement of police chief Scott Cartmell and the promotion of Michael McLaughlin to the position. “Michael McLaughlin knows and loves ...

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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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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Township Police Department is once again offering township residents an opportunity to become familiar with its daily operations. The department will conduct a 13-week interactive “Citizen Police Academy” for township residents beginning Feb. 21st. According to ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that on Sunday, December 16, 2018, the Middlesex County Canine Search and Rescue Team lost its patriarch, Canine 832 Joker’s Wild, who was diagnosed with progressive cancer at age ten (10).   Commonly called “Joker”, he ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Township residents are invited to see the Piscataway Township Police Department (PTPD) and the North Stelton Volunteer Fire Company face off for charity in a hoagie making contest. The Hoagies for Heroes competition will be held at the grand opening of the new Piscataway Wawa at ...

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UPDATE 12/19/18: Missing Person: Betsy Nemes has been LOCATED. NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police today issued an alert for help in finding a 31-year-old New Brunswick woman facing medical problems. Betsy Nemes was last seen on Harmony Street in Piscataway. Nemes is described as 5-feet, 7-inches ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - More than two dozen Rutgers faculty members signed an open letter to President Robert Barchi blasting university police for turning over a suspect to ICE agents. "This action by the Rutgers University Police is a direct violation of your repeated assurances that Rutgers was ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Winter Storm Avery wreaked havoc Thursday on towns across the tri-state area including Piscataway. Commuters spent hours in gridlock traffic all around the township, and first responders worked through the evening commute to help residents impacted by the storm. In a Facebook ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Piscataway Police issued an alert Thursday afternoon to township residents about the bells and sirens that will ring at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11th in honor of the 100th anniversary of the armistice of World War I as part of Bells of Peace.    The police alert states,  **DO ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Izaia Bullock, 22 of Piscataway was arrested on Tuesday and charged with attempted murder and conspiracy for plotting to kill the family members of an acquaintance, said Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey. Bullock, a student at Rutgers University was charged after ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A second man has been arrested in connection with the fatal accident in which a New Brunswick vice principal was struck and killed by one of several drivers who authorities say were drag racing on Stelton Road in Piscataway last Saturday. Sohjah Powell-Warner, 21, of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 21-year-old  Piscataway man was charged in the hit-and-run accident in which a New Brunswick vice principal was struck and killed during what authorities said was a bunch of drivers drag racing in Piscataway. Freddy S. Garcia was arrested Thursday and charged with ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A New Brunswick High School vice principal was killed this weekend when he was struck by a car that was involved in a drag race in Piscataway, authorities said. Police are searching for the driver of a 2003 Honda Accord who fled the scene. Tyrone Harrison, 49 of Somerset, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Police investigators are looking for the driver of a car that hit and killed a Somerset man in Piscataway on Saturday night, said Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Scott Cartmell of the Piscataway Police Department. Tyrone Harrison, 49 a vice principal at New ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former FBI agent will be placed on probation after admitting in court today he took photographs of a 22-year-old woman while she was in store dressing room, authorities said. Danuel S. Brown, 30, of Piscataway, pleaded guilty to a single count of fourth-degree invasion of ...

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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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