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Press Releases

 

 

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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