Tuesday, April 23, 2013
State Police are expected to release more information later today.
Local and state authorities spent Tuesday morning sweeping parts of New Brunswick and nearby communities in what State Police say was a bust that targeted a narcotics distribution ring. Authorities spent the morning recovering drugs and weapons during the "very significant operation", and are taking all suspects and evidence to the State Police barracks in Holmdel, said Lt. Stephen Jones, NJ State Police spokesman. The regional operation includes Middlesex County and some towns outside the county, Jones said. More information about the arrests is expected to be released later today, Jones said. A Nixle alert issued Tuesday morning from the New Brunswick Police Department stated that city police were working with other police departments in…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Three students were arrested and 16 summonses and ordinance violations were issued on Saturday following "Delafest."
A block party that turned unruly on Saturday resulted in the arrest of three Rutgers students and 16 disorderly conduct summonses and violations being issued to party goers. On Saturday afternoon, a block party on Delafield Street between Bristol and Courtlandt streets had hundreds of people in attendance, mostly Rutgers students, attracting police who arrived on scene to break it up. According to a press release from the New Brunswick Police Department, more than 500 students were estimated to have gathered, and the students "refused" to disperse. The gathering took a turn when students lit a couch on fire and threw "bottles and other objects" at police, who responded with riot shields and pepper spray. The spray was used on the crowds to…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Lt. Robert Tierney was suspended from the New Brunswick Police Department in 2010 on charges of theft by deception and voter fraud.
A suspended New Brunswick officer has returned to the police force, city administrator Thomas Loughlin confirmed Wednesday night. Lt. Robert Tierney, 41, of East Brunswick was suspended with pay from the police force in Sept. 2010 following charges of voter fraud and theft by deception. He was suspended without pay following an indictment in April 2011 following an investigation by the New Brunswick Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. The investigation showed Tierney voted in four general elections in New Brunswick between Nov. 1, 2004, and Nov. 30, 2009, while he was living in Milltown and East Brunswick. The theft by deception charges against Tierney stemmed from an investigation showing that after divorcing …
Friday, October 12, 2012
There have been several shootings and stabbings in different parts of the city in the last few weeks. Have these events impacted your feelings of safety?
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, October 12, 2012
Since September, there have been at least seven reports of shootings and stabbings in New Brunswick, two of them claiming the lives of young people. On Sept. 27, Joshua Zhou, 19, was shot and killed in the basement of a Robinson Street house in what police say was a robbery attempt. Three men have been arrested and charged with felony murder in the case, and authorities are seeking two more. On Sept. 21, a 21-year-old North Brunswick woman was killed outside of the Progressive Masonic Temple on Hale Street, and a 28-year-old man was wounded. Jessica Torres left behind a two-year-old son, police say. As of Oct. 12, authorities have not announces any arrests in connection with her death. On Sept. 22, a 20-year-old New Brunswick man was shot …
Monday, August 6, 2012
New Brunswick police say Francisco Pereira-Rodas 10, and Devine Nicholas, 11, died from accidental drowning. Their bodies were found in the Raritan River on Monday.
Editor's Note: Previous versions of this story contained incorrect mispellings of of the name of Francisco Pereira-Rodas, as it was provided by authorities. The spelling has been changed as per information provided by the New Brunswick Public School District. UPDATED: Accidental drowning has been ruled the cause of death for two New Brunswick boys who vanished on Sunday night and were found Monday afternoon in the Raritan River. Cpt. J.T. Miller of the New Brunswick Police Department said that because the cause of death has been ruled accidental by the Medical Examiner, foul play is not suspected in the case. An alert went out on Monday morning from the NJ State Police that Francisco Pereira-Rodas 10, of Somerset Street and Devine Nicholas…