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Police & Fire

May 19, 2022

PISCATAWAY, NJ – After an extensive search of a wooded area and neighborhoods around Rutgers Livingston Campus, Piscataway Police called off the search for a possible armed suspect who fled the scene of a two-car crash on Metlars Lane Thursday afternoon. One car was overturned while the other ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A GoFundMe online fundraiser has been started to help a Piscataway family who lost everything after a devastating fire tore through their Carlton Club apartment on Mother’s Day. So far supporters have contributed over $10,000 to help Maria Pawluczek and her family. "The ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A mid-afternoon fire broke out in a Piscataway apartment complex on Sunday, displacing residents in at least four units. Fire crews from multiple agencies responded to fight the Mother’s Day blaze at the Carlton Club Apartment complex off Old New Brunswick Road. No injuries ...

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EDISON, NJ – Each municipal police department in Middlesex County, plus several other law enforcement groups and departments on a county and national level, will be represented at a career fair Tuesday, May 24. Representatives from the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the State ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Rutgers University Police Department is investigating the theft of catalytic converters cut from vehicles parked at Douglass Campus in New Brunswick and Busch Campus in Piscataway. Police said catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles parked in the following ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Vandals poured tar on one of the cricket pitches at a township park and Piscataway Police would like to know who did it. The cricket pitch at the Normandy Drive cricket field had puddles of thick, black tar pooled in at least two places making it unusable until it could be ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A concrete delivery truck overturned on Stelton Road in Piscataway on Tuesday, closing all lanes in both directions at Exit 5 for Route 287 at the start of the afternoon commute. Piscataway Police issued a traffic alert via the Swiftreach Network at 3:43 p.m. advising motorists ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers University Police Department is investigating another car theft on campus. A vehicle was stolen from Lot 103 on Livingston Campus, 61 Road 3 in Piscataway, according to a safety alert from Rutgers police. The car was stolen between Monday, April 11 at 5 p.m.

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NEW YORK CITY – Tyler Greer, 22 of Piscataway is the man seen on video doing donuts in a two-door red Infiniti at a Manhattan street corner before running over a spectator and fleeing the scene say New York City police. Saturday’s early morning incident left a 23-year-old man in critical ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Investigators were at the scene of where heavy fire ripped through a storage yard and back end of the Piscataway PepsiCo production plant a day after 5-alarms were called, searching for clues as to how it started. “The investigation will take place over the next several days,” ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Two suspects, from Plainfield and Piscataway, have been charged with murder in the shooting death of a 26-year-old North Plainfield man on March 1, according to Acting Somerset County Prosecutor Thomas Chirichella. Police responded to a 911 call at 9:36 p.m. and found the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A five-alarm fire erupted outside the PepsiCo plant on New Brunswick Ave. in Piscataway spreading to the back of the building during the Tuesday evening commute. Authorities said all workers on duty at the time were safely evacuated, but it was reported that two volunteer ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Police would like to know the identity of two motorcyclists who performed trick maneuvers instead of stopping for a patrol unit Sunday night. “The motorcyclists were observed driving on Stelton Road on 03/06/2022 at approximately 10:30 p.m.,” said ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — Twelve police officers from five agencies in Middlesex County are among 389 from across New Jersey named in a recent report from the state Attorney General’s Office detailing “major discipline” issued to law enforcement officers in 2021. In Middlesex County, the majority ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY - Sheriff Mildred Scott is excited to announce our 3rd annual D.A.R.E. –Jr. Academy this summer. Due to an increased interest in the D.A.R.E. program, Sheriff Mildred Scott decided to implement a summer program for all (children entering) 5th and 6th grade in Middlesex County in ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Fire crews responded to the Starpoint at Piscataway community early Friday evening after reports of smoke coming from the roof of a townhome. According to a neighbor who did not give his name, the home’s occupants were alerted that another neighbor had seen heavy smoke coming ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — An investigation by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office’s and the Plainfield Police Department has led to arrest of three men, all 19-years-old, after being criminally charged with attempting to shoot and kill a local man last April, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and ...

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NEW JERSEY - The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) is launching “Chief Talk,” a podcast series to give people throughout the state greater insight into the latest issues that face police departments and the communities they serve. The new “Chief Talk” podcasts – hosted ...

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MIDDLESEX, NJ – The owner of a waste disposal company in Middlesex Borough was killed while doing maintenance work on a garbage truck Wednesday morning, police there said. An employee at Bridgewater Disposal called 911 to report the company’s owner, Kenneth Buratti, 67 of Piscataway had been ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) has launched “Chief Talk,” a lively podcast series that offers listeners throughout the Garden State greater insight into the latest issues facing police officers and the people they serve. These new “Chief Talk” ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway residents are reminded to move their cars from the street during snow emergencies. With this weekend’s possible snowfall amounts of 4-10 inches from a passing Nor’Easter, the Piscataway Police made the announcement Thursday afternoon saying the parking ban will be in ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Police Department recently announced the promotion of Officer Meredith Robbins to the rank of Sergeant. Police officials made the announcement on their Facebook page where members of the community offered congratulations to Robbins, a long-time member of the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office identified the victims found dead in a small SUV in New Market Pond early Tuesday as Tamequa Robinson, 30, of Edison and her nine-month-old son. The cause of death remains under investigation pending the completion of autopsies by the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Two people were pronounced dead after they were found in a vehicle floating in New Market Pond early Tuesday morning. Piscataway Police responded to the pond near Stelton Road and Lakeview Ave. at about 5:35 a.m. where they found the vehicle floating with the individuals inside, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Traffic was detoured away from River Road Monday afternoon after reports of downed power lines in the roadway. Piscataway police sent a traffic alert via the SwiftReach Network at about 2:45 p.m. notifying motorists that River Road was closed between Runyon Ave. and Ellis ...

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TRENTON, NJ – With firefighters at greater risk of cancer than the general population due to their exposure to carcinogens on the job, a measure sponsored by Assembly Democrats Sterley Stanley (LD-18), Daniel Benson, and Britnee N. Timberlake would require certain health insurers to provide ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway police advise motorists to use extreme caution during Wednesday’s morning commute due to reports of icy roads and sidewalks all over town. Police reported via the Swiftreach Networks at 6:32 a.m. of icing on Stelton Road by Route 287 and River Road from Route 287 to ...

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WEST TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Police (NJSP) is aiming for zero traffic fatalities this New Year holiday weekend. During the holiday period last year, there were seven fatal crashes in New Jersey, four of them alcohol and/or drug related.The NJSP is asking the public to help bring that ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - To help with holiday clean-up, Piscataway residents can have undecorated live-cut Christmas trees recycled throughout January. According to township officials:  “Residents are reminded that Christmas trees will not be picked up. Residents may bring them to their local ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Rutgers University Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a 21-year-old student who was last seen on Christmas Eve morning and reported missing by his family. Keshav Rao was last seen in the area of Quad 2 on 23 Avenue East in Piscataway, where he ...

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