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Cranbury Mayor: Distracted Driving Possible Factor in Hit-and-Run; Family Offering $5K Reward

May 24, 2017

CRANBURY, NJ - During the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce “Meet the Mayors” panel on Tuesday, Mayor David Cook said that distracted driving may have been a factor in the May 10 hit-and-run that sent 13-year-old resident Mia Huang to the hospital and killed her pet dog Panda.

“You don't have to be speeding to be looking at your cell phone, and if you're ...

Piscataway Man Charged with Murder for North Brunswick Shooting

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jerome Davis, 40 of Piscataway was charged with murder for shooting and killing a North Brunswick man last week, said officials.

According to a Wednesday news release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, the victim, Patrick Olarerin, 57 was found in his North Brunswick apartment at 5:15 a.m. on May 14th and was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University ...

South Brunswick Police Clear Two Crashes With Only Minor Injuries

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Two Ridge Road accidents on Monday, one with a car hitting a house, and another involving a tractor-trailer and a car, resulted in only minor injuries, police said.

The first crash took place at 7am near the Monmouth Junction Post Office, police said.

In that crash, a 17-year-old female was driving a 1994 Ford Mustang westbound on Ridge Road in the village ...

South Brunswick Police Peacefully End Three-Hour Stand-off

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police peacefully ended a three-hour stand-off at a local hotel Monday morning with a man that wanted the police to kill him, officials said.

The incident took place at 8:15 a.m. Monday morning with a guest of the Hotel Vincenza on Route 1 that was apparently despondent and suicidal, police said.

According to the call to police, the unidentified 39-year-old man ...

Cranbury: Police Identify Model Year of Suspected Hit-and-Run Vehicle

CRANBURY, NJ – Police have identified the model year of the suspect vehicle that struck 13-year-old Mia Huang as she crossed Main Street with her dog Panda May 10, according to Chief of Police Rickey Varga.

According to Varga, police are seeking a 2008 or 2009 champagne Ford Expedition, possibly with silver trim.

The driver of the vehicle did not stop to render aid and fled the scene ...

Gavin Seaver, Age 12, Missing from East Brunswick

UPDATE 1:30 PM BOY FOUND SAFE EB POLICE SAY............

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to locate a missing 12 year old boy. The missing boy, Gavin Seaver is 5’5” weighing approximately 120 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a #11 Misfits baseball shirt, dark colored shorts, white ...

East Brunswick: No Injuries As Vehicle Burns On NJ Turnpike Near Exit 9

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Some tense moments, but apparently, no injuries as a vehicle burst into flames this afternoon on the New Jersey Turnpike.

State Police and fire crews responded to mile marker 177, near Exit 9 in East Brunswick Friday, after a minor accident involving a van or truck that caught fire in the inner roadway, police said.

While few details about the crash were ...

South Brunswick: Police Identify Fatal Route 1 Crash Victim

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police identified the Texas woman killed following a Route 1 crash last Thursday night.

Venkataramana Tangerala, 61, of Plano, Texas died from injuries suffered in the 8:58 p.m. crash May 11, that forced the closure of Route 1 northbound for two hours, police said Tuesday.

Police said an investigation by officers determined that a 2016 Chrysler sedan, driven by ...

South Brunswick Driver Charged with DWI After Crashing Into New Road Home

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A Dayton man is facing numerous charges including DWI after crashing into a New Road home early Saturday morning, police said Tuesday.

According to police, Akhil Uppuluri, 22, was driving a 2016 Acura east on New Road at 1:07 a.m. Saturday when he lost control of the vehicle.

The Acura, which police estimate was traveling at around 80 mph at the time he lost ...

Cranbury: Hit And Run Teen Victim’s Father Speaks Out, Search For Driver Continues

CRANBURY, NJ – The father of the 13-year-old girl hit by a car Wednesday evening while walking her dog is speaking out.

Andrew Huang, the father of 13-year-old Mia, sent several text messages and photos about the incident at the intersection of South Main Street and Evans Drive to family and friends, providing some details about his daughter’s condition and reaction to the loss of ...

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