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Press Releases

 

 

Middlesex Police Nixle Press Releases

 

Press Release for June 26, 2015 

June 12, 2015 @ 9:12pm – Dwayne M. Denko, 35, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with two counts of Burglary and one count of Theft.  Officer Daniel McCue investigated a report of a burglary and a theft at the Hamiltonian Garden Apartments.  Officer McCue determined that Mr. Denko, who was employed at the apartment complex as a maintenance worker, entered the victim’s apartment without authorization on two separate occasions and removed $1,968.00 worth of jewelry and $959.00 in cash and coins.  Mr. Denko was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center on $10,000.00 bail. 

June 16, 2015 @ 10:30am – Ryan J. Saeger, 21, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Harassment and with Possession of a CDS.  Investigation revealed that Mr. Saeger posted a threatening note on a neighbor’s automobile and he was subsequently arrested.  At the time of his arrest, Mr. Saeger was found to be in possession of a CDS.  Officer Sean Flanagan investigated. 

June 16, 2015 @ 2:22pm – Wilafalam A. Price, 36, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Hindering Apprehension and Obstructing the Administration of Law after providing false information to Officer Sean Flanagan during a motor vehicle stop.  Mr. Price posted $2,500.00 bail on those charges and $1,000.00 to satisfy bail on outstanding warrants out of Point Pleasant Beach and Mountainside and was released. 

June 17, 2015 @ 8:48am – The proprietor of Fairview Land Care, Middlesex, reported the theft of a Red Max brand, model EBZ8500, backpack style leaf blower from a trailer.  The victim reported that the blower was on the trailer which was attached to a vehicle and parked on Blackford Avenue at the time of the theft.  Officer Daniel McCue investigated. 

June 18, 2015 @ 9:24pm – Dwight A. McKoy, 39, of Bound Brook was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle stop on Bound Brook Road at Seventh Street.  Officer Joleen Duca investigated. 

June 22, 2015 @ 8:45pm – A resident of Lilac Place reported the theft of jewelry items and a portable air conditioning unit from her home.  Investigation revealed that there were no signs of forced entry and no indications that any unauthorized persons were in the home.  The value of the items stolen was reported as $4,150.00.  Officer Jamie Marczak investigated.

 

 

Special Press Release – June 11, 2015 

At 1:04pm on Friday, June 5, 2014, Officer Sean Flanagan responded to the Acme Market, 125 Bound Brook Road to investigate a report of a theft of New Jersey Lottery tickets.  A Loss Prevention Specialist reported that an alert store employee suspected that a customer removed instant lottery tickets from the store’s customer service counter.  The Loss Prevention Specialist reported that he reviewed the store’s surveillance video and confirmed that the male customer did, in fact, steal five instant lottery tickets on two separate occasions on Saturday, May 30, 2015.   Store officials contacted the Middlesex Police Department when Mr. Rukhadze attempted to redeem an instant lottery ticket and collect a $10,000.00 prize. Further investigation by Officer Flanagan revealed that the customer, David Rukhadze, 23, of Middlesex redeemed one of the stolen instant lottery tickets and claimed a $20.00 prize.  Mr. Rukhadze subsequently used the ill-gotten monies from the stolen lottery ticket to purchase additional lottery tickets, one of which included the ticket with the $10,000.00 prize.  Mr. Rukhadze was arrested and charged with Shoplifting.  The $10,000.00 Pay Day instant lottery ticket was seized and returned to the State of New Jersey’s Division of Lottery.


 

Special Press Release – June 11, 2015

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics 

On Friday, June 12, 2015, members of the Middlesex Police Department and PBA Local 181 will join law enforcement officers from all over the state and participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey.  The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey is a statewide campaign coordinated and managed by all divisions of Law Enforcement officers and officials from throughout the state. Through their efforts, events are conducted year round by the Law Enforcement Community to raise funds for the Special Olympics Movement, serving the athletes of New Jersey.

The Middlesex Police Department is proud to support this important event.  Motorists should expect afternoon delays along State Highway 28 (Bound Brook Road – Union Avenue) as the torch passes through town and should plan an alternate route.

 

SPECIAL PRESS RELEASE – Narcan Saves 

The Middlesex Police Department responded to two heroin overdoses within a five hour time period. In both cases the officers administered Naloxone Hydrochloride (Narcan) and in both cases they successfully revived the unresponsive persons.   

At 8:11pm on Friday, May 29, Officers Richard Szymczak, James Morley and James Marczak responded to a Ruth Place residence on a report of an unresponsive, twenty year old male.  The caller reported that the male subject may be experiencing a heroin overdose.  The officers arrived and assessed the male subject, observing that he was unconscious and unresponsive with poor respirations.  The officers administered Narcan to the unresponsive male but observed no improvement in his condition.  The officers administered a second dose of Narcan and the male subject became conscious and communicative with normal respirations.  The male subject was transported to a local hospital. 

At 1:01am on Saturday, May 30, Officer Richard Szymczak was dispatched to a West Pershing Avenue residence for a report of a twenty five year old female that was unconscious and unresponsive.  Officer Szymczak assessed the female subject and found her to be unconscious and unresponsive with poor respirations.  Officer Szymczak was able to quickly rule out other causes for the female’s condition and determine that she was experiencing a heroin overdose.  He promptly administered one dose on Narcan.  Moments later, the female became conscious and communicative with normal breathing restored.  The female subject was also taken to a local hospital.

 

 

Press Release for June 9, 2015 

May 14, 2015 @ 9:04pm – Samuel L. Wolfson, 21, of Warren was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle stop on Green Brook Road.  Officer Marc Arancio investigated. 

May 19, 2015 @ 5:20pm – A resident of the Middlesex Village Apartments reported the theft of jewelry items and home electronics from her apartment.  Investigation revealed no signs of forced entry and no indications that any unauthorized persons were in the residence.   The value of the items taken was reported as $2,114.00.  Officer Chad Corner investigated. 

May 20, 2015 @ 12:44pm – A resident of Walnut Street reported a theft from her motor vehicle.  Investigation revealed that the vehicle was parked and unattended in the parking lot of Cub Liquors, 242 Lincoln Boulevard at the time of the theft.  An unknown actor(s) smashed the front, passenger side window of the vehicle and absconded with the victim’s purse and its contents.  The total value of the items taken was reported as $340.00.  Officer James Morley investigated. 

May 24, 2015 @ 1:14am – Darelle D. Hueston, 21, of Piscataway was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle stop on Bound Brook Road at South Lincoln Avenue.   A passenger in Hueston’s car, Jarred T. Bryant, 22, of Plainfield, was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Both men were released pending their respective appearances in municipal court.  Officer Scott Christofides investigated. 

May 27, 2015 @ 2:45pm – A resident of Jay Place reported the theft of jewelry from her home.  Investigation revealed that the jewelry, valued at $1,750.00, was taken from a second floor bedroom in the residence.  There were no signs of forced entry and no indications that any unauthorized persons were in the home.  Officer Sean Flanagan investigated. 

June 3, 2015 @ 12:25pm – John H. Clark, Jr., 49, of Jersey City was arrested and charged with shoplifting.  Investigation revealed that on two occasions in October 2014, Mr. Clark removed a total six bottles of champagne with a combined value of $326.82 from Middlesex Liquors, 708 Union Avenue.  Mr. Clark was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center on $1,500.00 bail.  Officer Paul Steffanelli investigated. 

June 6, 2015 @ 1:04pm – David G. Rukhadze, 23, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with shoplifting.  An examination of store surveillance video from the Acme Market, 125 Bound Brook Road, revealed that Mr. Rukhadze removed five New Jersey Lottery Instant Game tickets from the unattended customer service counter.  The instant game tickets stolen had a face value of $19.00.  Mr. Rukhadze posted $1,500.00 cash as bail and was released.  Officer Sean Flanagan investigated.

 

SPECIAL PRESS RELEASE  

At 1:58pm on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 the Middlesex Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from an individual reporting that his friend, a 22 year old female, was unconscious and unresponsive.  The caller stated that his friend was known to use heroin.  Officers James Dolinski and Sean Flanagan responded to the caller’s residence on the 500 block of Lincoln Boulevard.  They assessed the victim and observed that she was not breathing and that her face was blue. The officers immediately initiated rescue breathing and administered Naloxone Hydrochloride.  The officers reported that they observed no improvement in the patient’s condition following the initial administration of Naloxone Hydrochloride.  The officers administered a second dose of Naloxone Hydrochloride and reported that the patient regained consciousness and became communicative. The subject female was transported to an area hospital where she was treated and later released.

 

Press Release for May 5, 2015 

March 30, 2015 @ 1:08pm – Bianca N. Webb, 22, of Dunellen was arrested and charged with shoplifting. Officer Emmanuel Malasig investigated a reported theft from the liquor store in the establishment and determined that Ms. Webb placed a 750ml bottle of Patron Silver Tequila, valued at $49.99, in her handbag and leave the store without paying.  Ms. Webb was released on her own recognizance. 

April 5, 2015 @ 11:05am – A resident of the 100 block of First Street reported a theft of $1,440.00 in cash.  Investigation revealed that the money was taken from a cardboard box in a bedroom in the residence.  There was no evidence of forced entry and no indications that unauthorized persons were in the home.  Officer Emmanuel Malasig investigated. 

April 15, 2015 @ 11:06pm – Hector G. Menendez, 43, of Bridgewater was arrested and charged with DWI following the investigation of a motor vehicle crash on the 600 block of Voorhees Avenue at Madison Avenue.  Officer Scott Christofides investigated and determined that Mr. Menendez apparently failed to negotiate the turn from Voorhees Avenue onto Madison Avenue, his 2014 Dodge pickup truck crashing through a six foot high stockade fence before careening into the front of the residence at 605 Voorhees Avenue. 

April 20, 2015 @ 8:58pm – Marcus L. Evans-Little, 18, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Officers responding to a report of suspicious persons on Washington Avenue located Mr. Evans-Little and discovered him to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Mr. Evans-Little was released on his own recognizance.  Officer George Pilesky investigated.

 

SPECIAL PRESS RELEASE – HOUSE FIRE 

At 9:29 am on Thursday, April 9, 2015, police headquarters received a 9-1-1 call reporting a fire in the residence at 417 Union Avenue. Police officers arrived to find flames and smoke pouring from windows on the east side of the three-story residence.  The residence, which was home to two families, was evacuated.   The Middlesex Fire Department responded and was met with heavy fire conditions.  Fire Companies from Piscataway Township, Bound Brook, Franklin Township and Green Brook Township assisted the Middlesex Fire Department in fighting the two alarm fire.  The fire was reported as contained and under control at 11:30am. The Middlesex Rescue Squad and the Middlesex Office of Emergency Management responded.  No injuries were reported.  The home suffered extensive damage and was deemed uninhabitable, displacing its four residents.  The fire is under investigation and the cause has not yet been determined.


Press Release for March 30, 2015


March 11, 2015 @ 3:27pm –Devonte D. McMillian, 19, of Piscataway was arrested and charged with Hindering Apprehension for providing false information to Officer James Dolinski while the officer was conducting an investigation of a motor vehicle violation. Shannon Blanco, 20, of Piscataway was arrested and charged with Hindering the Apprehension of Another for providing false information to Officer Dolinski. Mr. McMillian posted $2,500.00 and was released. Ms. Blanco was released on her own recognizance.

March 14, 2015 @ 3:10am – Jenry M. Padilla-Duarte, 20, of Dunellen was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle crash on South Avenue. Officer George Pilesky investigated.

March 14, 2015 @ 1:56pm – Leonardo A. Quinteros, 22, of Plainfield was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on South Lincoln Avenue. Mr. Quinteros was released on his own recognizance. Officer Sean Flanagan investigated.
 

 

 

SPECIAL PRESS RELEASE – Armed Robbery 

At 11:32am on Thursday, March 19, 2015, Middlesex Police received a 9-1-1 call reporting that an armed robbery had occurred at the Public Service Federal Credit Union, 619 Union Avenue.  Police determined that two men entered the credit union through the front door.  Once inside, one of the men produced a dark colored handgun and pointed at the tellers while a second man jumped over a counter and removed an undisclosed amount of cash from one of the teller’s cash drawers.  Both men wore ski masks and gloves and both fled on foot.  No one was injured and no shots were fired during the robbery.  The Middlesex Police, the Bound Brook Police and the South Plainfield Police Department’s K-9 unit participated in the search for the robbers.  The FBI is assisting with the investigation.  Anyone with information is urged to contact Middlesex Police Department Detective Sergeant Daniel O’Connor (732-356-1900 ext. 223) or Detective Joleen Duca (732-356-1900 ext. 268).  Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact the department’s tip line (732-356-1900 ext. T-I-P).

 

SPECIAL PRESS RELEASE – STRUCTURE FIRE 

At 9:05 am on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, police headquarters received numerous 9-1-1 calls reporting a smoke condition at the Hanover Square Condominiums, located at the terminus of Grove Avenue.  Police officers and the Middlesex Fire Department were dispatched.  Officers arrived to find that two condominium units in Building “C” were burning.  Officer confirmed that the building was evacuated of residents.  Fire Companies from Dunellen, Piscataway Township, Bound Brook, Franklin Township and Green Brook Township assisted the Middlesex Fire Department in fighting the three alarm fire.  The fire was reported as contained and under control at 9:50am and reported as extinguished at 10:15am.  The Middlesex Rescue Squad and Rutgers University Emergency Medical Services responded, but no injuries were reported.  Six condominium units in Building “C” were rendered uninhabitable, displacing eleven residents from their homes.  The fire is under investigation and the cause has not yet been determined.

 

Press Release for March 16, 2015 

February 18, 2015 @ 4:04pm – The proprietor of Richie’s Tire Service, 107 Egel Avenue, reported a theft of tires and rims from his property.  Investigation revealed that two male subjects cut through fencing to enter onto the property.  Once inside the fence, the actors removed three fifteen inch, Cooper brand, Trendsetter model tires that were mounted on aluminum rims and three fifteen inch, Cooper brand, CS4 model tires, also mounted on aluminum rims.  The total value of the items taken was reported as $375.00.  Officer Sean Flanagan investigated. 

February 28, 2015 @ 02:04am – Kevin J. Taylor, 46, of Columbia, Maryland was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Boulevard at Jill Court.  Officer Scott Christofides investigated. 

March 2, 2015 @ 5:19pm – A resident of the 100 block of Beechwood Avenue reported a burglary and a theft.  The victim reported that, upon returning home from vacation, he discovered that his home had been forcefully entered and items were taken from within.  Investigation revealed that an unknown actor(s) entered the home through first floor window.  Reported stolen were a camera and camera equipment, a video recorder, credit cards, collectible coins and jewelry items valued at $1,861.00.  Officer Paul Steffanelli investigated. 

March 7, 2015 @ 3:25am – Rosendo Camarillo Lopez, 28, of Hillsborough was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Boulevard at Mountain Avenue.  Officer Emmanuel Malasig investigated. 

March 7, 2015 @ 9:37pm – Ramiro Sanchez-Mojica, 37, of Franklin Township was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle stop on Union Avenue at Beechwood Avenue.  Officer Richard Szymczak investigated.

 

 

Special Press Release – February 27, 2015

Aggravated Assault, Eluding in a Motor Vehicle

 

Kristof McCoy, 19, of Millington was arrested and charged with four counts of Aggravated Assault, Eluding in a Motor Vehicle, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Stolen Property and Criminal Mischief.  At 6:32pm on Friday, February 27, 2015, Police Headquarters received a 9-1-1 call from a motorist who reported that his vehicle was sideswiped by 2013 Jeep Wrangler while on US Highway 22 in Bridgewater Township.  The caller reported that the Jeep vehicle that impacted his vehicle left the scene.  The caller reported that he followed the hit-and-run vehicle into Middlesex Borough and to the area of Whitney Drive, where he lost sight of it.  Responding officers quickly located the hit-and-run vehicle in the parking lot of the Route 28 Farmers Market, 700 Union Avenue.  As police officers closed in on the subject Jeep Wrangler, operated by Mr. McCoy, the vehicle sideswiped Officer Thomas Carroll’s patrol car.  Mr. McCoy then rammed Officer Marc Arancio’s vehicle, head-on, then backed suddenly and without warning into Officer Sean Flanagan’s patrol car.  Officer Arancio exited his patrol car and ordered Mr. McCoy from the vehicle.  Instead, McCoy accelerated toward Officer Arancio’s position.  Officer Arancio leapt out of the vehicle’s path, narrowly avoiding being struck by the speeding Jeep.  The Jeep then struck a shopper’s vehicle that was parked nearby as it fled.  Officer Flanagan, Officer Carroll, Officer Arancio and Officer James Dolinski gave chase. The Jeep crashed into a fence and became disabled in the north end of the parking lot.  A brief foot chase ensued before the subject was apprehended by Sergeant Stephen Johnson and Officer Arancio.  Three police vehicles were damaged during the incident but none of the officers were hurt.  Mr. McCoy sustained superficial cuts and scrapes to his hands and feet that occurred during his escape from the vehicle.  Investigation determined that the vehicle was stolen from a residence in Long Hill Township.  Mr. McCoy was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center on $150,000.00 bail.

 

Press Release for February 10, 2015

January 23, 2015 @ 11:11am – Theodore C. Hayes, 39, of Edison was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Officer James Bacon stopped Mr. Hayes for unsafe operation of a bicycle and discovered a warrant for his arrest issued by the North Plainfield Municipal Court.  Subsequent to his arrest, Mr. Hayes was found to be in possession of a glass pipe.  Mr. Hayes was turned over to the North Plainfield Police Department. 

January 28, 2015 @ 6:38pm – A resident of the Middlesex Village Apartments reported a burglary and a theft.  Investigation revealed that an unknown actor(s) entered the first floor apartment through an unlocked window.  Reported stolen were a PlayStation 4 video game system and five PlayStation 4 video games, an Apple, 16GB iPod Touch, and a jewelry box containing numerous jewelry items.  The value of the items taken was reported as $15,668.00.  Officer Chad Corner investigated.

 

Press Release for January 28, 2015 

January 7, 2015 @ 6:09pm – A resident of the Hampton Gardens Apartments reported a burglary and a theft.  Investigation revealed that an unknown subject(s) forced open a first floor window to gain entry to the apartment.  Reported stolen was a Hewlett-Packard brand laptop computer and various computer accessories.  The value of the items taken was reported as $1,050.00.  Officer Ryan Skow investigated. 

January 10, 2015 @ 10:47 – Velia M. Natale, 24, of Green Brook was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle crash on Appian Way.  Officer Thomas Falk investigated. 

January 11, 2015 @ 11:09am – Lanett A. Bacaro, 27, of Bound Brook was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Officer Sean Flanagan was investigating a motor vehicle violation when he discovered Ms. Bacaro in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Ms. Bacaro was released on her own recognizance. 

January 12, 2015 @ 9:18am – A resident of Grandview Street reported a theft from his residence.  Investigation revealed that an unknown actor removed jewelry items with a reported value of $5,400.00 from the home. There were no signs of forced entry to the home and no indications that any unauthorized persons were in the residence.  Officer Richard Szymczak investigated. 

January 14, 2015 @ 5:29pm – Maysoon A. Attiyah, 32, of Piscataway was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Boulevard near Madison Avenue.  Officer Paul Steffanelli investigated. 

January 20, 2015 @ 9:48pm – A resident of the 300 block of Harris Avenue reported a burglary and a theft.  Officer Richard Szymczak investigated and determined that, at some time earlier that day, an unknown actor(s) forced open a rear door of the home and rifled through numerous rooms before absconding with a jewelry box and various jewelry items.  The value of the items taken was reported as $175.00.

 

Press Release for January 9, 2015 

December 20, 2014 @ 10:12pm – Aaron M. Scott, 21, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Officer George Pilesky, having assisted a resident of the 600 block of Bound Brook Road with a medical emergency, encountered Mr. Scott at a neighboring residence and discovered him to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Mr. Scott was released on his own recognizance. 

December 25, 2014 @ 1:26am – Officers investigating a motor vehicle violation on Martin Street arrested John J. Sherry, 34, of Piscataway and charged him with Disorderly Conduct and with Unlawful Possession of a Prescription Legend Drug.  Mr. Sherry was released on his own recognizance.  Officer George Pilesky investigated. 

December 25, 2014 @ 5:09am – Officers responding to a report of a disturbance on the 300 block of Runyon Avenue arrested Jenna M. Flachs, 25, of Middlesex.  Ms. Flachs was charged with Obstructing the Administration of Law and with Disorderly Conduct.  Ms. Flachs was released on her own recognizance.  Officer Emmanuel Malasig investigated. 

December 29, 2014 @ 6:35pm – A resident of the Middlesex Village Apartments reported a burglary and a theft.  Investigation revealed that an unknown actor(s) forced open a first floor bedroom window and ransacked a bedroom in the apartment.  Reported stolen was a Hewlett-Packard brand laptop computer and various jewelry items.  The value of the items taken was reported as $8,730.00.  Officer Ryan Skow investigated. 

December 31, 2014 @ 10:32am – Donald A. Watters, 55, of Piscataway was arrested and charged with DWI following an investigation of a motor vehicle crash on Lincoln Boulevard at Cedar Avenue.  Officer Sean Flanagan investigated. 

January 3, 2015 @ 11:08am – A resident of the Hampton Gardens Apartments reported a burglary and a theft.  Officer Emmanuel Malasig investigated and determined that an unknown actor(s) forced open the front door of the apartment, ransacked a bedroom therein, and removed numerous items of jewelry.  The value of the stolen jewelry was reported as $6,800.00

 

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