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East Brunswick Police Arrest Driver Involved In Jogger Hit And Run


EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A March 16 hit-and-run in East Brunswick involving a 17-year-old male jogger kicked off a media-induced search for the driver. The incident occurred at 9:54 p.m. when the teen was running south on Old Bridge Turnpike. The driver did not stop after the impact threw the youngster to the ground, leaving the scene of the accident. Responding officers recovered a broken portion of the passenger-side bumper. It was the only clue to identifying the offending vehicle.

The East Brunswick Investigative Division and Special Operations Division, including Detective Michael Smith, Detective John Breen  and Patrolman James Angermeier, worked to discover the make, model and approximate year of the vehicle involved in the March 16 hit-and-run. The officers then reached out to local media and social media venues with the details, sending the call out for a champagne or gold-colored Dodge Intrepid that was most likely manufactured between the years of 1998 -2004. Their combined efforts resulted in an arrest on Thursday,  March 30.

According to a Nixle advisory released by the East Brunswick Police Department on Wednesday, April 5, officers from the Investigative Division and Special Operations Division found the much sought-after vehicle. The officers then conducted an interview with the driver who was identified by the EBPD as Stefanie Susinno. Susinno is 33 years of age and a resident of South River. She was charged with assault by auto and endangering an injured person. In addition, Susinno was issued several motor vehicles violations, including leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report.

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East Brunswick Police Chief James Conroy offered his thanks to area residents in the April 5 Nixle advisory, saying that the public's response was crucial in identifying the vehicle involved in the March 16 hit-and-run. The department received numerous tips that ultimately led to the discovery of the vehicle and the driver.

In 2014, more than 60,000 pedestrians were injured nationwide in traffic incidents according to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A recent report indicated that statistics show pedestrian deaths are on the rise as well. In a report issued by the Governors Highway Safety Administration, data noted that there were almost 6,000 traffic-related pedestrian deaths in 2016. The total marked the highest in 20 years.

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South Brunswick and Cranbury Police Blotter

August 9, 2017

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See the most recent messages from South Brunswick Twp Police Department, powered by Nixle.

Edison Police Seek Help Finding Missing 14-Year-Old

June 22, 2018

EDISON, NJ - A 14-year-old Edison girl who ran away from home on May 3 has yet to be found and police are asking anyone with information about  to come forward.

Edison detectives are leading a statewide search for the girl, Jalaysia Staplar-Evans. They said they believe she could be staying with friends or acquaintances in Newark or the Essex County area, said Edison Police Lt. Robert ...

Rutgers Takes Over New Brunswick Police Dispatch Service

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The city’s 12 current dispatchers will be laid off at the end of the day on June 30, and Rutgers will supply dispatchers as of July 1 under an agreement that city ...

New Brunswick Civic League Leader Still Looking for New Challenges After 48 Years at Helm

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - After 48 years of leading the charge for change in New Brunswick, Dr. C. Roy Epps can still be found quietly working on weekends in The Civic League of Greater New Brunswick offices.

The tireless commitment of the 77-year-old President and CEO of this non-profit has helped provide residents access to a variety of health, housing and education services over the ...

More than the Fourth of July, Make it a Star Spangled Week in the Long Beach Island Region of NJ

June 20, 2018

STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND - Summer 2018 starts now, so time to enjoy the beauty of the Jersey Shore. As families and friends gather for the summer holiday, there is plenty of options to assist in rounding out July 4 vacation and getaways.

With July 4 falling on a Wednesday, there are many events surrounding the holiday.

The award winning Surf and Sip Brew Trail itinerary is available ...

Applications to Rutgers Jumps Nearly 10 Percent; Increase from Out-of-State Students

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Applications to Rutgers University this year increased 9.4 percent over last year, university President Robert Barchi told the Board of Governors at a meeting this week.

The university received nearly 45,000 applications this year, Barchi said.

That included a 20 percent increase in the number of students from out-side New Jersey applying to Rutgers, the university ...

New Jersey Launches NJ ABLE Accounts to Help Individuals with Disabilities Save for Expenses

June 24, 2018

New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson on Monday announced the launch of a major new program to help individuals with disabilities become more independent and better thrive in their communities.  

With the newly launched NJ ABLE program, individuals with disabilities can save tax-free for eligible expenses such as education, housing and transportation without ...

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The ESCNJ Offers Innovative Software To Strengthen School Transportation

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   The software is the result of a two year collaboration between the Princeton based Artha Systems, an international supplier of business management software, and the ESCNJ.

“The software ...

Small Business Ownership vs. Entrepreneurship

Written by: Samuel K. Burlum, Investigative Reporter and author of The Green Lane, a syndicated column, Published on 6/18/2018

Tags: Business, Community, Crowdfunding, Economy, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Small Business

Source: So, which are you – a Small Business Owner or an Entrepreneur? We compare the similarities and differences between the two, so you can ...