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Police & Fire

September 22, 2022

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ — A fatal car crash here has caused the death of a woman from Monroe Township, according to police. Authorities are still investigating the Monday night accident. At 10:30 p.m. Monday, a 2003 Ford van was traveling south on Route 130 when the driver lost control and veered ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New York man has been arrested for committing an armed carjacking in South Brunswick Township last year, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.  Jashawn Robinson, 21, of Queens, New York, has been charged with one count of carjacking and one count of ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A 31-year-old Plainfield man, who ran his own junk disposal business, was the victim of a fatal shooting in early morning hours of Labor Day, authorities now say. Police found Jibreel E. Elliott clinging to life from multiple gunshot wounds inside a parked vehicle near Aspen ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Sayreville police received a call about suspicious activity in the area of Modzelewski Terrace at approximately 4:00 a.m. and observed suspects burglarizing two cars on that street. After the suspects left the area, officers began to check nearby neighborhoods where they ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A fatal shooting in the early morning hours of Labor Day has police searching for a gunman and seeking witnesses to help them piece together what happened. Police found a wounded man inside a parked car near Aspen Court at 4 a.m. Monday after officers were dispatched to ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Authorities have identified the married couple who died tragically at their home in Fords on Wednesday after a husband apparently shot his wife then turned a handgun on himself. Police found the body of Lynn N. Jasper, 69, on the front lawn of her home at 21 Soren Street at 4:40 ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Two people died in an apparent murder-suicide on Wednesday at a home along an ordinarily quiet street in the Fords neighborhood, authorities said. Police found an “unresponsive woman” collapsed on the front lawn at 21 Soren Street at 4:37 pm after cops got sent to investigate ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — This community's most popular concert venue, behind Woodbridge High School, will be dedicated on Tuesday to honor the memory and service of Joseph R. Lewis, the first township police officer to die in the line duty 90 years ago. Lewis, a motorcycle patrolman, was fatally injured ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Firefighters from several township companies beat back a raging fire at an empty Iselin commercial building on Route 27. Flames erupted just before 9 pm Sunday at 661 Route 27. Firefighters from Iselin, Avenel, Port Reading and Hopelawn were on the scene for several hours, Mayor ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A second passenger has died from injuries in Tuesday evening’s double-decker bus accident on the New Jersey Turnpike’s southbound lanes here, authorities said. The two deceased victims are Cheryl Johnson, 59, of the Bronx, pronounced dead at the scene of the 6:56 pm mishap, and ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — One person died and five others passengers on a double-decker bus were badly injured Tuesday evening after the bus overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike, authorities said. The fatal accident happened shortly before 7 pm Tuesday in the Turnpike’s southbound lanes near the ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A badly injured motorcyclist from Fords got airlifted to a hospital Sunday night after a head-on collision with car that police say fled the accident scene. Police soon found the car and arrested its 19-year-old driver after officers searched streets in the vicinity of the 10 pm ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Crime in New Brunswick dropped by 73% between 1991 and 2020, according to information supplied to TAPinto New Brunswick by the city police. There were 4,447 total crimes reported in the city in 1991 according to Uniform Crime Reports of the New Jersey State Police. By ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A weekend crackdown on illegal fireworks resulted in police charging eight people with their possession and use, Mayor John E. McCormac said today. Meanwhile, police detectives are continuing to investigate two weekend fires that reportedly resulted from the use of illegal ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ – Township police arrested a North Jersey man who allegedly stole a South Amboy police car, crashed it twice into other vehicles, then reportedly tried several times to carjack another vehicle on Route 1, authorities said. Jamil T. Robinson, 28, of Paterson, is being held at the ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — “Don’t do it!” That’s Mayor John McCormac’s stern warning to anyone planning to set off illegal fireworks. As Fourth of July weekend approaches, Mayor McCormac announced that police are increasing neighborhood patrols for “an unprecedented crackdown” on illegal fireworks. Police ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A 31-year-old Texan was brought back to New Jersey in handcuffs to face vehicular homicide charges in connection with a May fatal hit-and-run on the Garden State Parkway. Fornice Cary Boatner III, 31, of Cleveland, TX., has been extradited and is now held at the Middlesex County ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The family that owns Club XXXV on Route 35 are among five people arrested and charged with counts of money laundering and promoting prostitution. Club XXXV has been under investigation by the N.J. Treasury Department and the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control since last ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Six new academy-trained police officers have joined the Police Department’s ranks, Mayor John E. McCormac has announced. Mayor McCormac described the police department’s “public safety mission” as Woodbridge’s “most important priority,” adding that his Administration is ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ – This Central New Jersey community is getting some “unwelcome attention” as the Lifetime Network airs a made-for-TV movie on Saturday evening, based on Melanie McGuire’s grisly 2004 murder of her husband. Former fertility nurse Melanie McGuire, now 50, was convicted in April 2007 ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Police are searching for brazen “smash-and-grab” thieves who burst into an Indian jewelry store, terrorized workers, and stole thousands of dollars in merchandise. Armed thieves followed an employee through the front door of Virani Jewelers, at 1394 Oak Tree Road, at 7:45 pm on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 64-year-old man from the Fords section of Woodbridge has been arrested and charged in connection with a burglary of the Chabad House on College Avenue, according to the Rutgers University Police Department. Toby R. Gaster has been charged with burglary, theft, criminal ...

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CARTERET, NJ — The sister of a 36-year-old borough man, stabbed twice in his skull when he intervened in an April 5 domestic dispute, is seeking help for the long-term medical care she says her brother will need. Courtney Nelan, sister of Ryan Nelan, has started a GoFundMe page with an ambitious ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The NJ State Police want the public’s help to find a hit-and-run driver who allegedly caused the May 25th death of a 31-year-old husband and father on the Garden State Parkway in this town. Authorities have been investigating the death of Felipe Mathews Dos Santos, of Elizabeth, ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in the investigation of a hit-and-run in Sayreville near the Victory Bridge, Route 35 Northbound. Authorities responded to a report of a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Creating a police intelligence unit, partnering with other law enforcement agencies, participating in gun buy-back events and other initiatives are showing signs of curbing the recent spate of gun violence in the city, Mayor Jim Cahill said Thursday. He also said keeping ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- A Sayreville man has been arrested and charged in connection with murder of his girlfriend, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department announced Thursday. Authorities responded to the Winding Wood Apartments ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 21-year-old man has been charged in connection with a drive-by pellet shooting incident near the intersection of College Avenue and Senior Street earlier this month. Tapashvi H. Patel, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge, has been charged with simple assault, according to ...

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CARTERET, NJ — A 29-year-old man surrendered to police in connection with a daytime street shooting last Wednesday, May18th, in this Central New Jersey community. The man, identified as Yhakeem Kornegay surrendered on Sunday, according to a statement from county Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with locating Jessica Wright-Schober, 15,of East Brunswick, N.J and Allia Blackstone, 15, of East Brunswick, NJ Jessica Wright-Schober is described as a black female, 15 years old, ...

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