Monday, May 13, 2013
A Kendall Park man has been charged with allegedly leaving the scene of a crash and trying to remove damage to his vehicle.
A Kendall Park man has been charged with tampering with evidence and leaving the scene of an accident following a March 10 crash on Main Street that sent a man to the hospital. According to a report on NJ.com, Marcus Creer, 37, of South Brunswick, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident with serious bodily injury and tampering with evidence. Creer was involved in the March 10 accident when he made a turn from the Route 18 south exit ramp onto Main Street, allegedly cutting off John Ovaduke, 59, of Spotswood who skidded out, sideswiping the rear driver's side of Creer's 2006 Pontiac G6 as the bike went down. Ovaduke was thrown from the bike, which slid into traffic on the other side of the road and was struck by a van. No …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
James McGee, 89, of Edison, was pronounced dead on Saturday afternoon after his car left the road and drove into the Sherwin-Williams store.
An 89-year-old man died on Saturday after he drove his car into the Sherwin-Williams Paints store on Route 18. According to a Nixle message from the East Brunswick Police Department, late Saturday morning, James McGee of Edison was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu eastbound on Rues Lane in the left turn lane, approaching Route 18. He drove diagonally across the intersection, hit the curb and left the road and entered the parking lot for the paint store and then struck the building. Police responded to the scene at approximately noon to find the car driven into the building, according to the message. The East Brunswick Rescue Squad and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital paramedics arrived on scene and transported McGee to the hospital, …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The East Brunswick Police Department promoted three officers to new roles within the department.
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Friday, May 3
Surrounded by family, friends and colleagues at the East Brunswick Cultural Center on Thursday, the East Brunswick Police Department promoted three of its veteran officers to new ranks and positions. Daniel Melnick, a 20-year veteran with the East Brunswick Police Department has been promoted to the rank of Captain, according to a press release from the police department. Joseph Alves, a 19-year veteran of the department has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Drew Walsh, a 15-year veteran of the department has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Melnick began with the East Brunswick Police Department in 1993 as a patrolman, working in the Investigative Division and being promoted to Sergeant in 2004. In 2010, he was promoted to …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The program is open to boys and girls between the ages of 10-14.
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Saturday, April 27
The East Brunswick Police Department is currently accepting applications for the 8th Annual Youth Police Academy. The Academy will begin on July 8, 2013 and conclude on July 12, 2013. Classes will be held between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Churchill Junior High School. In addition, a final graduation ceremony will be held on the evening of July 12th. The Academy can accommodate 30 cadets. This year’s academy will be open to individuals from 10 to 14 years of age who reside or attend school in East Brunswick. This one-week program will provide an excellent opportunity for young members of the community to get a better understanding on how the East Brunswick Police Department operates and how police officers serve and protect …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The officers will fill four positions in the Department of Public Safety following four retirements.
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Tuesday, April 16
The East Brunswick Department of Public Safety recently promoted four of its officers to fill vacancies left by retired superior officers. Cpt. Ralph Fitzgerald, Lt. Eric Raps, Lt. Alex Todoroff and Sgt. Michael Fitzgerald will be promoted to their respective positions. Fitzgerald, a 27 year veteran of the police department, has been promoted to the rank of Captain. Fitzgerald began his police career as a Patrolman with the Rutgers University Police Department following his graduation from the Middlesex County Police Academy in 1982. He was then hired by the East Brunswick Police Department in 1986 as a Patrolman. In 1997, Fitzgerald was promoted to Sergeant and in 1998 was reassigned to the Traffic Division as the Assistant Traffic …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
FEMA will gather information on flood-prone properties in the township.
Wednesday, April 10
The East Brunswick Police Department has announced that teams from FEMA will be in East Brunswick through April 19 for the purpose of inspecting flood-prone properties. The police department issued the following message via Nixle: Properties within the Township, currently or at some point in the past, were insured by the National Flood Insurance Program for damage from flooding. Flood Insurance is underwritten by the National Flood Insurance Program, (NFIP), which is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, (FEMA). FEMA has identified structures within these communities that have sustained repetitive flooding and have received claims payments on at least two occasions. The NFIP allows occupants and owners with property …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The man struck crossing Route 18 last week has been identified as Fen Chen, 81, of East Brunswick.
The East Brunswick Police Department has confirmed that an elderly man struck by a car while crossing Route 18 last week has died from his injuries. Fen Chen, 81, of East Brunswick, was struck by a car at approximately 8:54 a.m. March 26 while crossing his bicycle across Route 18 at Icker Avenue. Chen died as a result of his injuries, according to a Nixle message from the East Brunswick Police Department. He was identified after his son contacted the police department to report him missing, according to the message. The driver of the vehicle told police that he was traveling southbound on Route 18 in the left lane when he saw Chen crossing, and was unable to stop in time. Police are still investigating. Anyone who witnessed the accident …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Children are invited to search for eggs and meet the Easter Bunny on March 30 at Warnsdorfer School.
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Monday, March 25
East Brunswick children are invited to search for eggs and meet the Easter Bunny at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 30 at Warnsdorfer School. Hosted by the East Brunswick PBA Local 145, the event is open to children ages 10 and younger. The Easter Bunny is scheduled to make an appearance during the egg hunt, according to a Nixle message from the East Brunswick Police Department. Warnsdorfer School is located at 9 Hardenburg Lane, East Brunswick. In the event of rain, the event will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 31, according to the message. Stay informed of East Brunswick news and information. Like East Brunswick Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Monday, March 11, 2013
A Sunday night accident on Main Street injured a motorcyclist and tied up traffic for a few hours.
A motorcycle crash closed a stretch of Main Street on Sunday night and sent a Spotswood man to the hospital. Just before 5:30 p.m. Sunday, John Ovaduke, 59, of Spotswood, was driving a 2006 Yamaha motorcycle in the westbound left lane of on Main Street, according to a Nixle message from the East Brunswick Police Department. Marcus Creer, 37, of Kendall Park was stopped a stop sign at the Route 18 south exit ramp onto Main Street, and made a left turn onto Main Street in front of Ovaduke, whose motorcycle skidded and went down on its left side, sideswiping the rear driver's side of Creer's 2006 Pontiac G6, according to the message. Ovaduke was thrown from the motorcycle, and landed on the other side of the road, while his motorcycle slid …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Volunteers meet with domestic violence victims at the East Brunswick Police Department headquarters to provide support, information and assistance.
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Monday, March 4
The East Brunswick Police Department has put out a call for volunteers to assist with the department's Domestic Violence Response Team. According to a Nixle message from the police department, volunteers with the Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) work with the department to provide information, support and safety to victims, as well as information about the procedures involved in filing a restraining order. Volunteers are available 24/7 to meet with domestic violence victims at police headquarters. Volunteers will be trained in a free, mandatory 40-hour course. Volunteers must meet the following criteria: • 18 years of age or older • Possess a valid driver’s license and have access to transportation • No criminal history, including no…