Police & Fire

June 2, 2020

UPDATE: ***Christopher was located.*** PISCATAWAY, NJ — The Piscataway Police have issued a missing persons alert for an "at-risk" 32-year-old township man. According to police: “Christopher Gaskin was last seen on June 1, 2020 at approximately 6:00 p.m., walking away from his home within the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — It has been brought to our attention that a resident posted on a private Piscataway Facebook group regarding a citizen contact between two of our officers and a distressed male. The resident who created the post wanted to applaud the officers’ actions in light of current ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Piscataway Police are investigating a shooting that left a 50-year-old South Plainfield man injured. Police said the shooting was reported at about 9:13 Thursday night near Rushmore Ave. and Fourth Street in the township’s Arbor section, according to MyCentralJersey.com on ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The 'social distancing' is not stopping car thieves from going into unlocked cars. Residents are reminded to lock cars and remove valuables. In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Piscataway Police said: “Due to an increase in thefts from motor vehicles throughout the town, the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — NJ State Police continue to investigate human remains an off-duty trooper found on the shoulder of Route 287 last week and have asked for help from the public. According to a Monday news release, the trooper was traveling southbound on Route 287 on Friday, May 1, at 3:24 p.m., ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway fire crews responded to a mid-afternoon house fire on Sunday in the township’s Heights section. According to the homeowner, who did not want to be identified, the fire started in an electric outlet in the Seymour Terrace home. He said he and his family were able to ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — A section of Route 287 South in Piscataway was closed for several hours on Friday after a New Jersey State Trooper found human remains in the travel lanes north of Exit 8 for Centennial Ave. and Possumtown Road, said police officials. The trooper, who was off-duty at the time ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- No one was injured after a car fire spread to a William Street home in Piscataway on Tuesday. The mid-afternoon fire near New Market Road and the pond closed that part of William Street as crews from the New Market Fire Department, Arbor Hose Company #1, North Stelton Fire ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Police officer David Piro retired on April 3 after 29 years of dedicated service to Piscataway Township. Piscataway Police Department shared well-wishes in a Friday post on Facebook. “The last call; after 29 years of loyal and dedicated service, Patrolman David Piro completed ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - With the rise of residents practicing social distancing and wearing protective gloves and masks during the pandemic, there has also been a rise of people littering parking lots and other areas with these items instead of being thrown in the trash. In a Thursday Facebook post, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Amid reports of businesses not following state mandates on operating during the coronavirus public health emergency, Governor Phil Murphy has issued Executive Order 107 which allows them to be reported for further investigation. “To non-essential non-retail businesses refusing ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - In light of COVID-19 concerns, the Piscataway Township Police Department asked residents in a Friday post on Facebook to please adhere to the following notice: “With an abundance of caution, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Piscataway Township Police Department will be ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway resident, Mario Reyes can be called a hero for saving the lives of his neighbors when a fire broke out in their West 4th Street home early Tuesday morning. According to Piscataway Township officials in a Facebook post, Reyes caught a baby and a toddler who were ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - As fears over coronavirus are on the rise, so are scammers who are trying to exploit the situation. The Piscataway police issued the following warning about a door-to-door coronavirus-related surveillance scam in a Tuesday post on their Facebook page:  “The Piscataway ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway High School was placed into lockdown for 45 minutes Friday morning when police responded to reports of an individual with a weapon on school grounds. “The involved individual was immediately secured by the building administration and security,” said Piscataway police ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jaquan Cook and Taylor Clanton, both Piscataway residents were sworn in as new Middlesex County Sheriff’s Officers on January 23. Cook and Clanton were among twelve sworn in by Middlesex County Sheriff, Mildred S. Scott. According to a Tuesday news release, officials said ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Piscataway police ask for the public’s assistance in a Thursday post on their Facebook page: "On Friday, January 10th at 7 AM, an incident occurred in the Avalon Apartment Complex on Old New Brunswick Road in which an apartment was entered and jewelry was stolen. "This ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — A Greenwood Drive family was displaced after a fast-moving fire ripped through their township home Wednesday morning.  Piscataway firefighters from Arbor Hose Company #1, New Market Fire Department and North Stelton Fire Company responded to fight the blaze along with crews from ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Students and staff members at Timothy Christian School in Piscataway paid tribute to the men and women in blue on Thursday, recognizing them for their service as police officers on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. The Piscataway Police were among those agencies ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A roof fire at the central heating and cooling plant for two Rutgers campuses prompted the evacuation of the facility Friday morning. According to a Rutgers spokesperson, university police received a fire alarm at 10:21 a.m. from the Bush Campus cogeneration plant located at 592 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A Metuchen man has been arrested on charges for crashing into a motorcyclist from Piscataway, seriously injuring the man, said Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief David Irizarry of the Metuchen Police Department. Investigators found that at ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Township Police Department ask senior residents across the township to complete a House Check form in a case of an emergency at their home. They would also like seniors to post a list of medications and allergies on their refrigerator. An announcement on the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Township Police Department announced it is now accepting applications for residents to participate in its next Citizen Police Academy class. Participants in the 12-week interactive Citizen Police Academy, which begins February 11, 2020 will have an opportunity to ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Rutgers University Police are investigating a report of an aggressive coyote that may have bitten a man along the Rutgers Preserve on Livingston Campus in Piscataway early Thursday morning, resulting in it being closed. Rutgers police officials notified the college community ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Members of the North Stelton Volunteer Fire Company were on hand to greet members of the community at their annual open house Friday evening. Various types of fire and rescue apparatus were displayed, as squad members gave tours and answered questions about the importance of ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Fire crews from the Possumtown Fire Company attempted to rescue a cat from a Runyon Ave. treetop late Thursday night, but to no avail. Crews positioned the fire company’s aerial ladder truck in a backyard in order to reach high branches in the tree, but officials at the scene ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — A four-car accident slowed morning traffic on Wednesday along River Road in Piscataway near the Route 287 interchange. The crash, which happened just after 8:00 a.m. involved a Toyota Prius, a Toyota Sienna minivan, a Jeep Cherokee and an older model Buick sedan. The Prius ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Holmes Marshall Fire Company in Piscataway hosted their 3rd Annual Fire Prevention Week open house on Saturday where they featured some of the fire and rescue equipment used to respond to emergencies around the township. “My vision is ‘Piscataway gets together’,” said Chief ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - In recognition of National Fire Prevention Week, Piscataway’s Holmes Marshall Fire Company is hosting an open house on Saturday, October 12 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The family-friendly, free open house will feature a fire truck show and tell, a burning house, search and rescue ...

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UPDATE: Juliet's family reports she has been found in Brooklyn, NY and is safe. They thank everyone for their support. PISCATAWAY, NJ – A 30-year old Piscataway woman has been reported missing by her family. Juliet is described as bi-racial black and white, 135 pounds with brown eyes and ...

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