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Press Releases 2014

 

 

Press Release for December 8, 2014

November 13, 2014 @ 6:46pm – A resident of Watchung Terrace Senior Housing reported the theft of jewelry items from her apartment. Investigation revealed no signs of forced entry to the apartment and no indications that any unauthorized persons were in the residence. The value of the items taken was reported as $2,700.00. Officer James Dolinski investigated.

November 16, 2014 @ 1:36pm – The proprietor of the Ocean Garden Restaurant, 109 Harris Avenue, reported that, sometime overnight, an unknown actor entered the restaurant and removed cash, coins and a cellular telephone. Investigation revealed that the actor(s) entered the restaurant by forcing open a rear door and, once inside, removed $300.00 in cash, $200.00 in coin and an iPhone 5s cellular telephone. Officer James Dolinski investigated.

November 16, 2014 @ 2:34pm – While investigating a burglary at a neighboring business, Officer James Dolinski discovered that the Capelli DiLusso Salon, 109 Harris Avenue, had been burglarized. Through investigation it was determined that an unknown actor(s) forced open a rear door to gain entry to the salon. Reported stolen was $100.00 in cash that was taken from a cash register and $60.00 in cash that taken from wall mounted picture frames.

November 19, 2014 @ 8:22am – The proprietor of Edible Arrangements, 647 Bound Brook Road, reported a burglary and a theft. Officer Sean Flanagan investigated and determined that an unknown actor(s) smashed a front window, entered the business and removed $100.00 from a cash drawer.

November 29, 2014 @ 2:30pm – Frederick M. Koehler, 67, of Green Brook was arrested and charged with DUI following a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Boulevard at Clinton Avenue. Officer Sean Flanagan investigated.

December 2, 2014 @ 6:11am – A resident of Second Street reported that, sometime overnight, an unknown actor(s) entered his vehicle and removed a TomTom brand GPS unit and its mount from inside. The vehicle was parked in the roadway, unlocked and unattended, at the time of the theft. Officer Emmanuel Malasig investigated.

December 2, 2014 @ 5:45pm – Howard Starkes, Jr., 51, of Clinton was arrested and charged with shoplifting a 750ml bottle of Martell Cordon Bleu Cognac, valued at $200.00, from Middlesex Liquors, 708 Union Avenue, on Saturday, November 15. Mr. Starkes was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center on $10,000.00 bail. Officer Richard Szymczak investigated.

 

Press Release for November 6, 2014

October 17, 2014 @ 8:23am – A resident of the 400 block of Lincoln Boulevard reported the theft of prescription medication from her unlocked and unattended vehicle.  The value of the medication was reported as $30.00.  Officer Paul Steffanelli investigated. 

October 18, 2014 @ 9:25pm – Dina Wahib Abdalla, 25, of Piscataway was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana following a motor vehicle stop on William Street at Mountain Avenue.  Ms. Abdalla was released on her own recognizance.  Officer Scott Christofides investigated. 

October 20, 2014 @ 10:00pm – Fredy Gochez, 24, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Officer George Pilesky was investigating a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Hamiltonian Apartments and discovered Mr. Gochez in possession of a plastic bag containing marijuana and a grinder.  Mr. Gochez was released on his own recognizance. 

October 21, 2014 @ 1:52pm – A resident of the 100 block of Fairview Avenue reported the theft of a vehicle exhaust pipe, a catalytic converter and two oxygen sensors from his property.  The value of the items taken was reported a $300.00.  Officer James Morley investigated. 

October 21, 2014 @ 3:13pm – Vincent J. Cucchiaro, 24, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Officer Emmanuel Malasig was investigating a motor vehicle crash on Harris Avenue at Union Avenue when he determined that there was an arrest warrant for Mr. Cucchiaro.  Subsequent to his arrest, Mr. Cucchiaro was found to be in possession of six wax paper folds that were believed to have contained heroin.  Mr. Cucchiaro was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center on $5,000.00 bail. 

October 24, 2014 @ 4:03pm – Robert F. Billiard, 33, of Green Brook was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Handgun.  Officers Chad Corner and Richard Szymczak discovered a loaded, .45 caliber, semiautomatic handgun in the waistband of Mr. Billiard’s pants when they escorted him from his vehicle, which was being impounded for displaying fictitious registration plates.  Mr. Billiard was released after posting $10,000.00 bail. 

October 25, 2014 @ 11:43pm – Alyssa M. Schmidt, 18, of Wayne was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia during Officer George Pilesky’s investigation of a suspicious vehicle on Chestnut Street at “D” Street.  Ms. Schmidt was released on her own recognizance.

November 2, 2014 @ 4:49pm – A resident of Watchung Terrace Senior Housing reported the theft of jewelry items from her apartment.  Investigation revealed no signs of forced entry to the apartment and no indications that any unauthorized persons were in the residence.  The value of the items taken was reported as $2,700.00.  Officer James Dolinski investigated.

 

Special Press Release

Internal Revenue Service Telephone Scam

The Middlesex Police Department has received numerous reports that residents are receiving calls from individuals pretending to represent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  Typically, the caller will inform the intended victim that either they, or a family member, are in debt to the IRS.  The caller will threaten the intended victim that, unless they make an immediate payment, they will face arrest, deportation or suspension of driving privileges.  The caller will insist that the payment is made using a wire transfer or a pre-loaded debit card.  The Internal Revenue Service advises that the first IRS contact with taxpayers on a tax issue is likely to occur via mail and that they do not and will not ask for credit card numbers over the phone, nor request a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer.

Other characteristics of this scam include:

·         Scammers use fake names and IRS badge numbers. They generally use common names and surnames to identify themselves.

·         Scammers may be able to recite the last four digits of a victim’s Social Security Number.

·         Scammers spoof the IRS toll-free number on caller ID to make it appear that it’s the IRS calling.

·         Scammers sometimes send bogus IRS emails to some victims to support their bogus calls.

·         Victims hear background noise of other calls being conducted to mimic a call site.

·         After threatening victims with jail time or driver’s license revocation, scammers hang up and others soon call back pretending to be from the local police or DMV, and the caller ID supports their claim.

 

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, here’s what you should do:

·         If you know you owe taxes or you think you might owe taxes, call the IRS at 1.800.829.1040. The IRS employees at that line can help you with a payment issue – if there really is such an issue.

·         If you know you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to think that you owe any taxes (for example, you’ve never received a bill or the caller made some bogus threats as described above), then call and report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1.800.366.4484.

·         You can file a complaint using the FTC Complaint Assistant; choose “Other” and then “Imposter Scams.” If the complaint involves someone impersonating the IRS, include the words “IRS Telephone Scam” in the notes.

 

Press Release for October 14, 2014 

September 25, 2014 @ 5:14pm – A Dunellen resident reported the theft of her bicycle from the front of the Acme Market, 125 Bound Brook Road.  The maroon colored, Huffy brand, 18 speed, 26 inch bicycle, valued at $150.00, was unlocked at the time of theft.  Officer Marc Arancio investigated. 

September 27, 2014 @ 9:43pm – A resident of Woodland Avenue reported a burglary and a theft.  Investigation revealed that an unknown actor(s) entered the residence and removed numerous jewelry items with a value reported as $8,550.00.  There were no indications that force was used to enter the premises.  Officer Matthew Tripp investigated.

September 28, 2014 @ 2:21pm – Vincent D. Mangione, 28, of Somerset was arrested and charged with Trespassing. Officers responding to a report of a trespasser ay Richie’s Tire Service, 107 Egel Avenue, discovered Mr. Mangione within the fencing on the property.  Mr. Mangione was released on his own recognizance.  Officer George Pilesky investigated.  

September 29, 2014 @ 3:25am – Nicole K. Elker, 18, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle crash on Benart Place.  Officer Thomas Carroll investigated. 

October 6, 2014 @ 2:36pm – A Jay Place resident reported the theft of an Apple brand, iPad mini device and an Apple brand MacBook notebook device from his residence.  Investigation revealed no signs of forced entry and no indication that unauthorized persons were in the home. The value of the items taken was reported as $1,300.00.  Officer Daniel McCue investigated. 

October 6, 2014 @ 11:20pm – Javier H. Alegria-Anchimany, 32, of Manville was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle stop on Bound Brook Road at Seventh Street.  Officer Thomas Carroll investigated. 

October 8, 2014 @ 6:51pm – Nicholus A. Martiz, 23, of Bound Brook and Kelsy L. Mangino, 25, of Bound Brook were arrested and charged with Possession of Stolen Property, Fencing Stolen Property and Loitering to Possess a Controlled Dangerous Substance.  Mr. Martiz and Ms. Mangino were discovered in possession of an Apple brand, iPad mini device reported stolen on October 6.  Investigation revealed that the pair attempted to trade the device for a controlled dangerous substance.  Officer Marc Arancio investigated.

 

Special Press Release – October 10, 2014

CDS ARRESTS 

A months long investigation conducted by the Middlesex Police Department, in conjunction with the Piscataway Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, culminated in the arrest of three individuals and the seizure of heroin, powdered cocaine, “crack” cocaine and marijuana.  On Thursday, October 9, 2014, investigators and officers from the Middlesex Police Department and the MCPO Task Force, with troopers and dogs from the New Jersey State Police Canine Unit, executed a search warrant on the premises at 701 Mountain Avenue.   Officers seized 2,800 bags of heroin, 16.9 grams of powdered cocaine, 9 grams of “crack” cocaine and 5.5 grams of marijuana.  James Boyce, 44, of Middlesex was charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance within 500 feet of a park, and Possession of Marijuana.  Mr. Boyce was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center on $250,000.00 bail. Sheldon Evans, 32, of Middlesex was charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Mr. Evans was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center on $300.00 bail stemming from outstanding warrants.  Spencer A. Keats, 27 of Piscataway was arrested on an outstanding warrant issued by the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office.  Mr. Keats was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center, his bail amount to be determined. 

 

Press Release for September 25, 2014 

September 16, 2014 @ 3:29pm – Rashid H. Richardson, 37, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Hindering Apprehension and Obstructing the Administration of Law.  Mr. Richardson provided false information to Officer Sean Flanagan while the officer was conducting an investigation.  Mr. Richardson was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center on $7,500.00 bail. 

September 23, 2014 @ 1:26am – James Bonamo, Jr., 26, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct.  Officers responding to a report of an assault on Bound Brook Road near Stephenson Avenue arrested Mr. Bonamo after learning that he engaged in an altercation with a 52 year old female.  Mr. Bonamo was released on his own recognizance.  Officer Emmanuel Malasig investigated. 

September 23, 2014 @ 1:34pm – Donald Mliczek, 33, of Effort, Pa. was arrested and charged with three counts of Burglary and three counts of Theft.  Investigation revealed that, on three separate occasions spanning a nine day period, Mr. Mliczek unlawfully entered a Voorhees Avenue residence and removed cash and coins totaling $948.00.  Mr. Mliczek was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center on $25,000.00 bail.  Detective Joleen Duca and Officer James Dolinski investigated.

 

Press Release for September 10, 2014

September 3, 2014 @ 2:50am – John W. Roles, lll, 27, of Winchester, Va. was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault, Terroristic Threats, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.  Investigation revealed that the two victims were walking on the 200 block of Lincoln Boulevard when they were set upon by Mr. Roles, who produced a knife, threatened the victims, and then attempted to slash them with the knife.  Neither victim sustained injury during the incident.  Mr. Roles was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center on $100,000.00 bail.

Sarah R. Eagan, 21, of Winchester, Va. was arrested and charged with Obstructing the Administration of Law and was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center on $2,500.00 bail.  Officer Thomas Falk investigated.

 

Press Release for September 2, 2014
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August 16, 2014 @ 5:51pm – Anthony M. Correa, 54, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with DWI subsequent to Officer Chad Corner’s investigation of a suspicious vehicle at Victor Crowell Park.

August 27, 2014 @ 12:16pm – David C. Fidalgo, 35, of Wind Gap, Pa was arrested and charged with Possession of a CDS, Being Under the Influence of a CDS and Simple Assault. Officers responding to a report of a disorderly and violent person in Mountainview Park located Mr. Fidalgo in the park, determined him to be under the influence of a CDS, and placed him under arrest. Mr. Fidalgo was released after posting $5,000.00 bail. Officer Sean Flanagan investigated.

August 27, 2014 @ 7:55pm – Christopher K. Kane, 24, of Annandale was arrested and charged with DWI, Possession of a CDS, Unlawful Possession of a Prescription Legend Drug, Being Under the Influence of a CDS and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Officer George Pilesky, having been alerted to a report of an erratic driver, discovered Mr. Kane in the parking lot of Cub Liquors, 242 Lincoln Boulevard. Mr. Kane was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center on $10,000.00 bail.

August 30, 2014 @ 4:51am – Arvin A. Rivas, 29, of Plainfield was arrested and charged with Possession of a CDS and Unlawful Possession of a Prescription Legend Drug. Officers investigating a report of an unwanted person at a Lincoln Boulevard residence arrested Mr. Rivas, who was remanded to the Middlesex County Correctional Center on $10,000.00 bail. Officer Richard Szymczak investigated.


 

Press Release for August 19, 2014 

August 10, 2014 @ 11:52 am – Maria M. Corporan, 28, of Montclair was arrested and charged Being Under the Influence of a CDS and with DWI.  Officer Thomas Falk was investigating the report of a possibly impaired motorist discovered Ms. Corporan in her vehicle on the property of 19 Petroleum, 145 River Road.  

August 12, 2014 @ 10:43am – A resident of the 200 block of Cook Avenue reported the theft of a bicycle.  Investigation revealed that the bicycle, a blue colored, Iron Horse brand, Sinister model, 24-speed mountain bike was unlocked and leaning against a rear wall of the residence when it was taken.  The value of the bicycle was reported as $359.99.  Officer Daniel McCue investigated. 

August 16, 2014 @ 5:51pm – Anthony Correa, 54 of Middlesex was arrested and charged with DWI.  Officer Chad Corner was investigating a report of a suspicious, occupied vehicle at Victor Crowell Park when he encountered Mr. Correa in the parking lot there.

 

Press Release for August 8, 2014

July 20, 2014 @ 4:35 pm – Antonio A. Cianflone, 26, of Middlesex was charged with Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after having been arrested on outstanding warrants.  Officer Daniel McCue investigated. 

July 27, 2014 @ 8:10pm – Debbie Drake, 42, of Somerville was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle crash on Bound Brook Road near Second Street.  Officer James Morley investigated. 

August 4, 2014 @ 9:21am – Jerry L. Hutchinson, 39, of Somerset was arrested for Hindering Apprehension.  Mr. Hutchinson provided false information to Officer Sean Flanagan during his investigation of a traffic violation.  Mr. Hutchinson was released on his own recognizance. 

August 6, 2014 @ 6:10pm – Christopher J. Rivero, 22, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with theft of a motor vehicle.  An off-duty, Middlesex police officer spotted Mr. Rivero in Green Brook Township driving a 1995 Ford Crown Victoria that was reported stolen the previous day from the 7-Eleven store, 1280 Bound Brook Road.  The Green Brook Police were notified, recovered the vehicle and apprehended Mr. Rivero. Bail was set at $10,000.00 and Mr. Rivero was remanded to the Somerset County Jail.  Officer Paul Steffanelli investigated.

 

Press Release for July 22, 2014.

June 28, 2014 @ 10:17am – Arthur D. Frink, 60, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Hindering Apprehension.  After having committed a traffic violation, Mr. Frink provided false information regarding his identity to Officer Sean Flanagan.   

July 4, 2014 @ 5:26am – Kevin A. Veliz, 22, of Plainfield was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle stop on Bound Brook Road at Grove Street.  Officer Scott Christofides investigated.

July 6, 2014 @ 12:33am – A resident of Maple Street reported the theft of a Coach brand, wristlet style purse from her residence.  Investigation revealed no signs of forced entry and no indication that unauthorized persons were in the home.  The purse, valued at $50.00, reportedly contained various personal documents and a Visa debit card.  Officer George Pilesky investigated.

July 9, 2014 @ 11:00pm – Kurt E. Mosier, 44, of South Plainfield was arrested and charged with Theft, Defiant Trespass and Possession of Burglar Tools.  Investigation revealed that Mr. Mosier removed almost 4,000 pounds of scrap aluminum from the property of Unique Aluminum Extrusions, 333 Cedar Avenue, between June 25, 2014 and July 8, 2014.  The value of the stolen aluminum was reported as $3,821.80.  Mr. Mosier was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center on $10,000.00 bail.  Officer Daniel McCue investigated.

July 10, 2014 @ 7:33pm – Kinajee K. Dawson, 19, of North Brunswick, Kaylinn J. Johnson, 23, of Piscataway, and Adonijah T. Lettsome, 21, of Plainfield were arrested and charged with Possession of a CDS, Possession of a CDS with the Intent to Distribute and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Officers investigating a motor vehicle violation discovered the three men to be in possession of more than thirty grams of marijuana and materials and equipment for weighing and packaging marijuana for sale.  All three men were remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center; Mr. Johnson on $5,000.00 bail, Mr. Dawson and Mr. Lettsome on $2,500.00 bail each.  Officer Thomas Carroll investigated.  

July 12, 2014 @ 2:37am – Benson Le, 31, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle crash on South Lincoln Avenue at Voorhees Avenue.  Officer James Morley investigated. 

July 16, 2014 @ 1:15am – John W. Hull, 32, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Officer Thomas Carroll observed Mr. Hull acting suspiciously while on South Woodland Avenue near East Greenlawn Avenue, investigated and found him to be in possession of marijuana and glass pipe.  Mr. Hull was released on his own recognizance. 

July 17, 2014 @ 9:10am – Nicholas J. Stambo, 45, of Bridgewater was arrested and charged with Robbery, Burglary and Theft.  A resident of Warrenville Road arrived home to find Mr. Stambo attempting to pry open the window of his garage.  Upon being discovered, Stambo ran toward West Second Street.  The resident gave chase, caught up to and confronted Stambo, who wielded a wood chisel and with it threatened the resident.  The resident disarmed Stambo and hailed a passerby who contacted the police.  Mr. Stambo was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center of $25,000.00 bail.  Officer Paul Steffanelli investigated.  

July 17, 2014 @ 8:01pm – Neiaz Rahpo, 23, of Willows Grove, Pa. was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle stop on Harris Avenue at Pierrepont Avenue.  Officer Scott Christofides investigated. 

 

 

Special Press Release - July 21, 2014

FIFTH ANNUAL - NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME 

The Middlesex Police Department, in partnership with the Middlesex Alliance Committee, will be hosting their fifth annual National Night Out celebration and Community Outreach Day.  The event will take place at Mountain View Park, on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  Police officers, Alliance Committee members and representatives of the borough's other emergency services will be on hand. Come and enjoy, free entertainment, snacks, refreshments, games and giveaways in a safe and crime-free environment. For more information, contact Officer Joleen Duca at (732) 356-1900 ext. 346.

 

 

Press Release for June 27, 2014.

June 17, 2014 @ 10:15am – The proprietor of Whitemarsh Corporation, 80 Baekeland Avenue, reported a theft.  Investigation revealed that an unknown actor(s) removed three fuel pump meters and one fuel pump unit from the property.  The value of the pump and meters was reported as $954.66.  Officer Daniel McCue investigated. 

June 17, 2014 @ 4:02pm – An employee of Badger Roofing, 5 Smalley Avenue, reported a theft of tools and equipment.  Through investigation it was determined that an unknown actor(s) removed two portable Honda brand generators, 1 Dewalt brand screwdriver and two Milwaukee brand Sawzall reciprocating saws from a company-owned vehicle.  The value of the items taken was reported as $2,350.00.  Officer Scott Christofides investigated 

June 17, 2014 @ 4:49pm – A resident of Woodrow Avenue reported a burglary and a theft.  Officer Joleen Duca investigated and determined that an unknown actor(s) forced open the front door of the residence and ransacked various rooms.  Reported stolen was a Canon brand, PowerShot camera, a Microsoft brand, Xbox video game system and various jewelry items.  The value of the items taken was reported as $520.00. 

June 17, 2014 @ 9:43pm – A resident of the 500 block of Fairview Avenue reported a burglary.  Investigation revealed that residents were in a second floor bedroom in the home when they heard a loud noise coming from the first floor.  One resident went to the stairway to investigate and discovered a black male subject beginning to ascend the stairs.  The resident apparently startled the intruder who yelled, then fled the residence empty handed.  The actor, who gained entry by forcing open a rear door, was further described as being between 6’ and 6’2” in height with a thin build and wearing dark colored clothing.  Officer Thomas Carroll investigated. 

June 19, 2014 @ 5:36pm – A resident of the 900 block of Lincoln Boulevard reported a burglary and a theft.  Officer Ryan Skow investigated and determined that an unknown actor(s) forced open the front door of the residence, ransacked three bedrooms and made off with two rare coins valued at $379.00 and $1,000.00 in cash. 

June 26, 2014 @ 11:49pm – Darryl Dash, 49, of Somerset was arrested and charged with DWI.  Officers responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle discovered Mr. Dash asleep in his vehicle which was stopped in the roadway on “B” Street, the motor running.  Officer George Pilesky investigated.

 

 

Special Press Release – June 14, 2014

Armed Robbery 

 

The Middlesex Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 10:55pm.  The victim reported that he had just parked his car on Voorhees Avenue near Mountain Avenue and was in the process of exiting his vehicle when he was approached from behind by the robber.  The victim reported that the actor placed a knife to his throat and demanded the victim’s wallet.  The victim surrendered the wallet to the actor who then released the victim unharmed.  The actor was last seen running north on Mountain Avenue toward Drake Avenue.  The actor was described as a black male, late 20’s to early 30’s, 6’1” to 6’4” tall, medium build, wearing a green colored, hooded sweatshirt and black colored athletic pants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Daniel O’Connor at (732) 356-1900 extension 223

Residents are reminded to remain alert and aware of their surroundings at all times and to report any suspicious activity or suspicious persons to the police.

 

Press Release for June 16, 2014

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May 29, 2014 @ 12:08am – John H. Keiser, 4th, 24, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe. Police Officers investigating a report of suspicious activity located Mr. Keiser on Bound Brook Road near Osterman Avenue and discovered him to be in possession of two hypodermic syringes. Officer James Morley investigated.

May 29, 2014 @ 8:30pm – Frank J. Zolcinski, Jr., 45, of Piscataway was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle stop on Cook Avenue at Union Avenue. Officer George Pilesky investigated.

June 7, 2014 @ 1:23am – Jose Gonzalez-Zamora, 27, of Somerville was arrested and charged with DWI after he drove his vehicle onto the Conrail railroad tracks on Cedar Avenue. Officer Thomas Carroll investigated.

June 9, 2014 @ 5:58pm – A resident of Sycamore Road reported a burglary and a theft. Investigation revealed that an unknown actor(s) entered the residence through an unlocked, first floor window. Once inside, the actor ransacked two second floor bedrooms and removed numerous jewelry items, the value not yet determined. Officer Marc Arancio investigated.

June 10, 2014 @ 10:17am – A resident of the Hamiltonian Apartments reported a burglary and a theft. Officer Sean Flanagan investigated and determined that an unknown actor(s) entered the first floor apartment through an unlocked window and removed various jewelry items with a value reported as $1,330.00.

June 10, 2014 @ 8:45pm – Michael J. Donhauser, 54, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle stop on Clinton Avenue. Officer Thomas Carroll investigated.


 

Press Release for May 27, 2014
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May 18, 2014 @ 1:50pm – A Dogwood Drive resident reported the theft of a parcel from the front porch of his residence. Investigation revealed that the parcel, which contained various nutritional supplements valued at $96.98, was delivered to the residence at 1:31pm on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 by the United Parcel Service. The parcel was removed from the property shortly thereafter. Officer Sean Flanagan investigated.

May 19, 2014 @ 9:05am – A resident of Warrenville Road reported that the right rear tire of his vehicle was damaged. Investigation revealed that an unknown actor punctured the sidewall of the tire while the vehicle was parked in the driveway of the owner’s residence. Officer Scott Christofides investigated.

May 21, 2014 @ 3:40pm – A resident of Shepherd Avenue reported the theft of a parcel from the front porch of her residence. The parcel, which contained two dresses valued at $119.70, was delivered earlier that day by Federal Express. Officer Paul Steffanelli investigated.

 

Press Release for May 13, 2014
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May 2, 2014 @ 5:17pm – A resident of Lee Drive reported a theft from a motor vehicle. Investigation revealed that an unknown actor(s) entered the victim’s vehicle and removed a Magellan Brand GPS unit valued at $150.00. The vehicle was parked in the roadway at the time of the theft and the car’s doors were unlocked. Officer Thomas Falk investigated.

May 3, 2014 @ 6:13pm – A resident of the 800 block of Voorhees Avenue reported a burglary and a theft. Investigation revealed that an unknown actor(s) gained entry to the residence by forcing open a sliding glass door on the rear of the residence. Once inside the actor(s) ransacked two bedrooms, forced open a safe and removed $4,000.00 in cash. Officer Marc Arancio investigated.

May 6, 2014 @ 12:25am – Thomas G. Colacina, 58, of Clifton was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle crash on River Road near Lincoln Boulevard. Officer George Pilesky investigated.

 

Press Release for April 29, 2014.

April 25, 2014 @ 12:08pm – Roman T. Camacho, 37, of Middlesex was arrested and charged Burglary, Criminal Mischief and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe.  Police Officers responding to a report of loud noises coming from within an abandoned Marlborough Avenue residence investigated and found Mr. Camacho inside the house.  Further investigation revealed that Mr. Camacho was attempting to remove sections of copper pipe from the home.  Mr. Camacho was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center on $5,000.00 bail.  Officers Chad Corner and Scott Christofides investigated. 

April 27, 2014 @ 11:32pm – Roger E. Machonis, 53, of Bridgewater was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle crash on Union Avenue at Harris Avenue.   Officer George Pilesky investigated.

Press Release for April 10, 2014.

March 30, 2014 @ 1:17pm – A Marshall Place resident reported the theft of three automobile wiring harnesses valued at $825.00 from the basement of his residence.  Officer Daniel McCue investigated, arrested Justin L. Jordan, 22, of Middlesex and charged him with the theft.  Mr. Jordan was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center on $10,000.00 bail. 

April 3, 2014 @ 9:07pm – Joseph J. Krynski, 61, of North Plainfield was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle stop on Bound Brook Road at Stephenson Avenue.  Officer Thomas Carroll investigated. 

April 5, 2014 @ 10:20pm – Nicholas M. Cuevas, 19, of Bound Brook was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Officers Thomas Falk and Scott Christofides conducted a motor vehicle stop on a vehicle operated by Mr. Cuevas on Mountain Avenue at William Street and discovered him to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Mr. Cuevas posted $5,000.00 bail and was released.

 

 

Attempted Robbery – Composite Sketch

The Middlesex Police Department is releasing the attached composite sketch of the suspect in the robbery attempt referenced below.  We appreciate any help that you can provide to us. 

 

Special Press Release – April 1, 2014

Attempted Robbery

The Middlesex Police Department is investigating an attempted robbery that occurred April 1, 2014 at approximately 8:45am.  The victim, a 75 year old female, reported that she was walking home after escorting her grandchildren to Watchung Elementary School when she was approached by a male subject while on Howard Avenue at Woodland Avenue.  The subject was described as being a black male, in his late twenties or early thirties, approximately 5’10’’ tall with a muscular build, having long hair in dreadlocks and some facial hair.  He was wearing sunglasses, a red colored, hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans with holes in them and “dirty” sneakers.  The subject reportedly took the female victim by the arm as she walked on Howard Avenue, signaling to her to remain quiet.  The subject escorted the victim to Giles Avenue near Fisher Avenue, rifling through her pockets as they walked. Having found that the victim’s pockets contained nothing of value, he attempted, unsuccessfully, to remove her earrings from her ears then fled the area on foot.  Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Daniel O’Connor at (732) 356-1900, extension 223.

 

Press Release for March 31, 2014
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March 10, 2014 @ 1:18pm – An employee of Wendy’s Restaurant, 1272 Bound Brook Road, reported the theft of $235.00 in cash. The employee reported that the money was in a wallet, inside of her purse, that was unattended in an employee relief area at the time of the theft. Officer Daniel McCue investigated.

March 11, 2014 @ 5:16pm – Five borough juveniles, ranging in ages from eleven years to fourteen years, were charged with Burglary, Theft and Criminal Mischief. Investigation revealed that the youths defaced the exterior siding of a Pauline Place residence and damaged a wooden, picket fence and a trampoline in the rear yard of the residence. The youths entered the residence, poured a liquid chemical drain opener on the living room walls and floor and removed two bicycles and a scooter from the garage of the residence. Officer Daniel McCue investigated.

March 27, 2014 at 7:15pm – Sheldon C. Evans, 31, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Officers Thomas Falk and Scott Christofides were investigating a report of suspicious activity on Marlborough Avenue when they encountered Evans on Marlborough Avenue near Hawthorne Avenue and discovered him to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Mr. Evans was released on his own recognizance.

March 28, 2014 @ 7:23pm – A resident of the 300 block of Grant Avenue reported a burglary and a theft. Investigation revealed that an unknown actor(s) entered the residence without authorization and removed an Apple brand, iPod2 device and various jewelry items. The value of the items taken was reported as $780.00. Officer Thomas Carroll investigated.


 

Press Release for March 12, 2014.

February 24, 2014 @ 5:13pm – Justin L. Jordan, 21, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana.  Officer Joleen Duca was investigating a report of a disturbance on the 700 block of Voorhees Avenue and encountered Mr. Jordan.  Officer Duca arrested Jordan on outstanding warrants and, after taking him into custody, discovered him to be in possession of marijuana.  Mr. Jordan posted bail on the outstanding warrants and was released on his own recognizance. 

February 28, 2014 @ 12:23pm – A resident of the 500 block of Wellington Avenue reported the theft of sunglasses from her vehicle.  Investigation revealed that the victim’s vehicle was unlocked, unattended and parked in the driveway of her residence at the time of the theft.  Reported stolen were four pairs of designed sunglasses with a combined value of $650.00.  Officer Ryan Skow investigated. 

March 2, 2014 @ 2:23am – James Carson, 39, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle stop on Grove Street at Bound Brook Road.  Officer George Pilesky investigated. 

March 7, 2014 @ 3:08am – Regromaka Brown, 38, of Piscataway was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle stop on Bound Brook Road at Clay Avenue.  Officer Thomas Carroll investigated.

 

Press Release for February 24, 2014.

February 14, 2014 @ 5:48pm – Ainslee J. Clark, 19, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute.  Officers went to Ms. Clark’s residence on an unrelated investigation and were alerted by a neighbor that Clark had thrown something to the ground from a second floor window on the rear of the residence.   The officers investigated and found that the discarded item was a plastic bag that contained eighty-four smaller bags of heroin.  Clark was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center on $100,000.00 bail.  Officer Ryan Skow investigated. 

February 15, 2014 @ 12:10am – Jamal J. Hodge, 22, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest and Obstructing the Administration of Law.  Officers accompanied representatives of a state agency to Hodge’s residence and discovered Hodge hiding in a closet in the home.  Hodge, who was found to be in possession of heroin and marijuana, refused to comply with the officers’ instructions and resisted their attempts to take him into custody.  Hodge was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center on $15,000.00 bail.  Officers Matthew Tripp and George Pilesky investigated. 

February 20, 2014 @ 10:17pm – Irwing Huerta, 49, of Manville was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle stop on South Lincoln Avenue at Cap Lane.  Officer Thomas Carroll investigated. 

February 22, 2014 @ 2:27am – Tatiana V. Mendez, 28, of Piscataway was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle stop on Bound Brook Road.  Officer Thomas Falk investigated. 

February 22, 2014 @ 4:48am – Luis D. Quintero, 31, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Boulevard at Cedar Avenue.  Officer Marc Arancio investigated.

 

Press Release for February 13, 2014 

January 28, 2014 @ 8:05pm -  Henry A. Castro-Calderon, 20, of Bound Brook was arrested and charged with Possession of a CDS with the Intent to Distribute and with Possession of Marijuana.  Emily B. Flores, 20, of Bound Brook was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Officer Matthew Tripp observed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Cub Liquors, 242 Lincoln Boulevard.  After investigating further, Officer Tripp discovered Ms. Flores to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and  Mr. Castro-Calderon in possession of marijuana.  Ms. Flores was released on her own recognizance and Mr. Castro-Calderon was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center on $10,000.00 bail. 

January 30, 2014 @ 7:20pm - A resident of Grandview Street reported the theft of a package from the front porch of his residence.  Officer Thomas Falk investigated and  determined that the package was delivered to the residence the previous day.  The resident, who was not at home at the time of the delivery, was tracking the package on the shipper's website and discovered it missing upon his arrival home.  The package contained  a vintage Lego brand block set valued at $114.99. 

February 2, 2014 @ 10:51pm - Kenneth Puller, 64, of Somerset was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Boulevard at Madison Avenue.  Subsequent to his arrest, Mr. Puller was discovered to be in possession of marijuana.  Mr. Puller was released on his own recognizance.  Officer Thomas Carroll investigated. 

February 5, 2014 @ 8:38pm - Marc Umpstead, 22, of Plainfield was arrested and charged with Possession of a CDS, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Obstructing the Administration of Law and Hindering Apprehension. Moses Spallieri, 20, of Plainfield was arrested and charged with Possession of a CDS, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Obstructing the Administration of Law Officer George Pilesky conducted a motor vehicle stop on a vehicle operated by Mr. Umpstead on Bound Brook Road at Vogel Place and discovered both Umpstead and his passenger, Mr. Spallieri, to be in possession of a CDS and drug paraphernalia.  Both Mr. Umpstead and Mr. Spallieri were remanded the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center, each on $10,000.00 bail.   

February 10, 2014 @ 8:06pm - A resident of Marlborough Avenue reported a burglary and a theft.  Investigation revealed that an unknown actor(s) forced in the front door of the residence, ransacked three bedrooms and removed an iPad Air tablet, an iPhone 4 device, an iPod Touch device and a red colored Chanel brand handbag.  The total value of the items stolen was reported as $5,230.00.  Officer Thomas Carroll investigated.

 

Press Release for January 30, 2014 

January 16, 2014 @ 11:27pm -  The proprietor of the Endzone Lounge, 425 Bound Brook Road, reported a shoplifting.  Investigation revealed that a bar patron removed a 750ml bottle of Hennessy VS Cognac valued at $37.99 from the retail sales section of the establishment.  Officer Ryan Skow is investigating. 

January 18, 2014 @ 11:45pm - A resident of the 400 block of Bound Brook Road reported a burglary and a theft.  Investigation revealed that an unknown actor(s) entered the home through an unlocked window, ransacked two bedrooms and removed a Sentry brand safe containing $1,000.00 in cash and various personal documents.  Officer George Pilesky investigated. 

January 19, 2014 @ 11:39am - A resident of the 400 block of "A" Street reported a theft from her vehicle.  Officer Joleen Duca investigated and determined that, sometime overnight, an unknown actor(s) entered the victim's unlocked vehicle and removed a Betsey Johnson brand, cheetah print purse containing a matching wallet, a 14k gold bracelet with purple colored gemstones, $160.00 in cash and various bank and identification cards.  The victim's vehicle was parked on her property at the time of the theft. 

January 19, 2014 @ 10:18pm - Arrahim J. Key, 28, of Bound Brook was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Officer Matthew Tripp observed Mr. Key on the property of Sharp Rite Tools, 1227 Bound Brook Road, which was closed for business at the time, and investigated his presence there.  During his involvement with Mr. Key, Officer Tripp discovered him to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.  Mr. Key was released on his own recognizance. 

January 20, 2014 @ 2:36pm - Vince M. Veglatte, 20, of North Plainfield was arrested and charged  with Burglary, Theft and Resisting Arrest.  Emma L. Holbrook was arrested and charged with Conspiracy to Commit Theft, Possession of CDS, Obstructing the Administration of Law, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe. Police officers were dispatched to the wooded area at the dead end of Drake Avenue after a resident reported  that Mr. Veglatte was holding a black colored bag, hiding in the woods and acting suspiciously.  As Officer James Dolinski arrived to investigate, Mr. Veglatte ran into the woods, discarding the bag and attempting to escape the officer.  Officer Dolinski chased Veglatte through the woods then onto South Lincoln Avenue and apprehended him as he tried to enter a vehicle, operated by Ms. Holbrook, that had stopped in the roadway. Through investigation it was determined that the subject had burglarized a residence on the 700 block of Drake Avenue.  Officers recovered the black bag and discovered that it contained $2,050.00 worth of laptop computers and video game systems taken from the residence.  Subsequent to her arrest, Ms. Holbrook was found to be in possession of heroin, two hypodermic syringes and drug paraphernalia.  Mr. Veglatte  and Ms. Holbrook were remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center on $25,000.00 bail and $10,000.00 bail, respectively. 

January 24, 2014 @ 8:29pm - John B. Hartel, 40, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle crash on Bound Brook Road near Parker Street.  Officer Mark Melchiorre investigated. 

January 25, 2014 @ 7:37am - A manager of the Dollar Tree store, 680 Union Avenue, reported a burglary and a theft.  Investigation revealed that an unknown actor(s) forced open the front door of the store and then the door to the store's office.  Once inside the office, the actor(s) forced open the safe and made of with $955.00 in cash.  Officer Sean Flanagan investigated.

 

Press Release for January 16, 2014  

December 21, 2013 @ 7:43am - The manager of the Dollar Tree store, 680 Union Avenue, reported a burglary and a theft.  Investigation revealed that an unknown actor(s) forced open the front door to the business, then forced open the door leading to store's office.  Once inside the office, the actor(s) cut a hole in the side wall of the store's safe and removed $3,783.48 in cash and coins.  Officer Daniel McCue investigated. 

December 23, 2013 @ 8:57am - The proprietor of RGB Disposal, 2 South Raritan Avenue, reported the theft of four automobile batteries from a vehicle.  Investigation revealed that an unknown actor(s) cut the copper cables and removed the batteries from a garbage truck.  The value of the batteries was reported as $680.00.  Officer James Dolinski investigated. 

December 23, 2013 @ 7:27pm - A resident of the 400 block of Fairview Avenue reported the theft of a package from the porch of her residence.  It was determined that the package, which contained a painting valued at $125.00, was delivered to the residence earlier that day.  Officer Ryan Skow investigated. 

January 1, 2014 @ 8:55am - A Cliffwood resident reported the theft of his motorcycle from his place of employment.  Officer Joleen Duca investigated and determined that the motorcycle, a black colored, 2003 Harley Davidson brand, Night Train model, valued at $9,000.00, was removed from the property at 135 Wood Avenue sometime during the previous evening.   

January 2, 2014 @ 5:55pm - A resident of Jill Court reported the theft of a gas grill with propane tank, a metal patio table and four chairs from the rear yard of her residence.  The value of the items taken was reported as $290.00.  Officer Ryan Skow investigated. 

January 5, 2014 @ 5:04pm - A resident of Ashland Road reported the theft of jewelry and collectible coins from his residence.  Investigation revealed that the theft occurred sometime between August, 2013 and November, 2013.  There were no signs of forced entry and no indications that unauthorized persons were in the residence.  The value of the items taken was reported as $840.00.  Officer Sean Flanagan investigated. 

January 5, 2014 @ 11:35pm - Jamie L. Sciarrillo, 31, of Dunellen was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle stop on Bound Brook Road.  Officer Thomas Falk investigated. 

January 11, 2014 @ 3:39pm - A resident of Grandview Street reported a burglary and theft.  Investigation revealed that the actor(s) entered the residence through an unlocked living room window, ransacked numerous rooms in the residence and removed jewelry items, a cellular telephone and cash.  The value of the items taken, including $1,800.00 in cash, was reported as $41,013.98.  Officer Ryan Skow investigated.

 

 

 

 

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