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News Release for February 8, 2019

January 16, 2019 @ 2:40pm – Jennifer L. Douglas, 42, of Middlesex was charged with five counts of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card. Officer Colin DeVincenzo determined that Ms. Douglas used a debit card that belonged to an acquaintance, without his authorization, to make purchases totaling $221.33.

January 22, 2019 @ 5:02pm – Marquise J. Grant, 29, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Boulevard. Mr. Grant was released on his own recognizance. Officer Jamie Marczak investigated.

January 29, 2019 @ 3:17pm – A Loss Prevention Representative for the Acme Market, 125 Bound Brook Road reported that a male subject absconded with a shopping basket containing $192.00 worth of assorted Valentine’s Day Candy. Officer George Pilesky investigated.

January 31, 2019 @ 1:01pm – Keith Tippett, 42, of Dunellen was charged with Shoplifting. Investigation revealed that Mr. Tippett concealed 25 cans of Red Bull energy drink, valued at $81.95, in a backpack and attempted to leave the store without paying. When confronted by loss prevention personnel, Mr. Tippett ran off leaving behind the backpack containing the stolen merchandise and various official documents bearing his name. Officer Colin DeVincenzo investigated.

February 1, 2019 @ 1:35pm – Andrew D. Curry, 72, of Franklin Township was arrested and charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Boulevard. Officer Robert Dangler investigated.

February 1, 2019 @ 3:30pm – Timiko K. Kilbourne, 19, of Edison was charged with Theft when it was determined that he removed a package from the porch of a Mountain Avenue residence on January 20th. Officer Richard Szymczak and Detective Paul Steffanelli investigated.

February 1, 2019 @ 10:11pm – A resident of Lincoln Boulevard reported the theft of an Apple MacBook. The victim reported that he used Craigslist to locate a buyer for the notebook computer and that they agreed to meet at 244 Lincoln Boulevard to complete the transaction. The victim delivered the computer to the female buyer and received $600.00 in cash. After the buyer’s departure, the victim realized that the six one hundred dollar bills that he received were counterfeit. Officer Bryan Rodrigues investigated.

February 4, 2019 @ 11:18pm – Roselio A. Pena, 21, of Bronx, NY was charged with Theft by Deception. Investigation revealed that on December 20, 2018, Mr. Pena telephoned an 83 year old borough resident and convinced her to wire him $3,300.00 to post as bail to secure the release of her grandson, who he claimed was jailed in New York on a DUI charge – none of which was true. Officer Paul Cerreto and Detective Sean Flanagan investigated.

February 5, 2019 @ 7:38am – Two residents of Valley Brook Court and one resident of Valley Brook Drive reported that their unlocked and unattended vehicles were entered at some time overnight. One Valley Brook Court resident reported $6.00 in cash missing from his vehicle. Officer Jamie Marczak investigated.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against the defendant are merely accusations and he or she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Should you have any questions or require clarification regarding the information provided, please contact Captain Frank DeNick at (732) 356-1900 extension 320 or at fdenick@middlesexpd.com.


News Release for December 14, 2018

November 26, 2018 @ 11:30am – Nicholas Malave, 25, of Union was charged with Receiving Stolen Property and Fencing Stolen Property. Detective Paul Steffanelli investigated what he determined to be suspicious sales activity at Cash 4 Gold Trading Post, 748A Bound Brook Road. His investigation revealed that the items involved, twelve commercial air movers and two commercial dehumidifiers valued at $7,864.00, were stolen from a Denville (NJ) Water Damage Restoration company and sold at Cash 4 Gold over a three week period in late October and early November.

November 27, 2018 @ 4:40pm – Evan R. Gaffi, 21, of Piscataway was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Boulevard at Clinton Avenue. Mr. Gaffi was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center on an unrelated warrant. Officer Bryan Rodrigues investigated.

November 30, 2018 @ 10:45pm – Jade F. Outten, 18 of Plainfield was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS following a motor vehicle stop on West Second Street at Rolling Road. Ms. Outten was released on her own recognizance. Sergeant Thomas Carroll investigated.

December 3, 2018 @ 9:59pm – Jonathan D. Rivero, 29, of Harmony was charged with Shoplifting ten bottles of Head and Shoulders shampoo, valued at $77.73, from the CVS Pharmacy, 1252 Bound Brook Road, the previous day. Officer Jamie Marczak and Detective Sean Flanagan investigated.
December 3, 2018 @ 9:59pm – Juan A. Najera, 32, of Bound Brook was arrested and charged with DUI following a motor vehicle stop on Union Avenue at Harris Avenue. Officer Robert Dangler investigated.

December 9, 2018 @ 1:31am – Walter J. Cuches, 61, of North Brunswick was arrested and charged with DUI following a motor vehicle stop on Bound Brook Road at Locust Avenue. Officer Anthony Painchaud investigated.

December 9, 2018 @ 10:53pm – Aizhan M. Vanrossum, 19, Plainfield was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on Mountain Avenue at Bound Brook Road. Officer Anthony Painchaud investigated.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against the defendant are merely accusations and he or she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Should you have any questions or require clarification regarding the information provided, please contact Captain Frank DeNick at (732) 356-1900 extension 320 or at fdenick@middlesexpd.com


Middlesex Police Department Makes Arrest in Overnight Burglary

Middlesex Borough Police Chief Matthew P. Geist announced that the Middlesex Police Department has arrested Gabriel M. Bay, 50, of New Brunswick, who was charged with Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief and Possession of Burglary Tools in connection with a “smash and grab” burglary of Jozanna’s Casual Italian Restaurant, 409 Lincoln Boulevard.

On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 5:30am, Officers Ryan Skow and Scott Mulford responded to the business after it was reported that a glass window had been shattered and an unknown individual had stolen a cash drawer earlier that morning.

That afternoon, the Middlesex Police Department Detective Bureau teamed up with detectives from the New Brunswick Police Department, who were investigating a similar “smash and grab” burglary that occurred in their city at 8:30am. It was quickly confirmed that the same individual was responsible for both burglaries, identified by the New Brunswick Police Department as Mr. Bay.

Detectives Sean Flanagan and Paul Steffanelli were able to develop intelligence from various sources that Mr. Bay was staying at a New Brunswick address and arrested him without incident at 4:40pm.

Mr. Bay is currently being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Facility pending an initial court appearance.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Mr. Bay are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Should you have any questions or require clarification regarding the information provided, please contact Captain Frank DeNick at (732) 356-1900 ext. 320.


Middlesex Borough teacher charged with criminal mischief and destruction of school property

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Matthew P. Geist of the Middlesex Police Department announced that an elementary school teacher and union representative for a borough school was arrested today and charged with criminal mischief and destruction of school property.

Kayla R. McDonald, 30, of Scotch Plains, a ESL teacher at the Parker Elementary School and union representative, was arrested and charged with one count of criminal mischief in the third degree and one count of causing or risking widespread injury or damage in the fourth degree for damages she caused to the school.

Police in Middlesex began their investigation after an employee reported damage to the school. An investigation by Detective Daniel McCue of the Middlesex Police Department determined that McDonald caused damage to the public-address system, as well as to the gas, electrical, and water utility systems at the school.

McDonald was hired by the school district in 2012 and has been a teacher at the Parker Elementary School since 2014.

The investigation is ongoing and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective McCue at (732) 356-1900 ext. 312.

McDonald is scheduled to appear in New Brunswick Superior Court for an initial court appearance on November 15, 2018.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Mc Donald are merely accusations and she is presumed innocent until proven guilty


Sayreville woman charged with drug-related fatality

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Matthew P. Geist of the Middlesex Borough Police Department said a Sayreville woman was arrested on charges that she provided the drugs that caused the death of a 32-year old Middlesex Borough resident.

Danielle Urbanowicz, 30, of the Parlin section of Sayreville has been charged with one count of strict liability for a drug induced death for providing the combination of  heroin and fentanyl that killed the 32-year old woman.

Urbanowicz was charged on October 16, 2018, for the drug induced death of the victim who was found dead in her home on September 22, 2018. The Middlesex County Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be the result of the combined toxic effects of heroin and fentanyl.

The defendant was previously charged on September 22, 2018 with the distribution of a controlled dangerous substance.

An investigation by Detective Sean Flanagan of the Middlesex Borough Police Department and Detective Erik Larsen of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that the defendant sold the combination of heroin and fentanyl to the victim which caused her death.

Urbanowicz is currently being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center pending an initial court appearance scheduled for today in New Brunswick Superior Court.

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Flanagan at (732) 356-1900 ext. 313, or Detective Larsen at (732) 745-3263.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Urbanowicz are merely accusations and she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.


News Release for September 21, 2018

September 14, 2018 @ 3:30pm – Henry Walker III, 41, of Plainfield was arrested and charged with shoplifting $206.41 worth of meats from the Acme Market, 125 Bound Brook Road on September 12, 2018. Mr. Walker was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center. Officers Jaime Marczak and George Pilesky and Detective Paul Steffanelli investigated.

September 16, 2018 @ 11:05am – A resident of the 400 block of North Lincoln Avenue reported a “distraction style” burglary and a theft. Investigation revealed that on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 6:45pm, two male subjects came to the victim’s residence, claiming to be water company employees. While one male subject directed the elderly resident to her rear yard, the second apparently entered the vacated home and ransacked a first floor bedroom, making off with a reported $857.00 in cash and jewelry. Officer Colin DeVincenzo and Detective Daniel McCue investigated.

September 16, 2018 @ 2:19pm – Shataisha M. Wilson, 25, of Plainfield was arrested and charged with Obstructing the Administration of Law. Officers investigating a report of a disturbance on the 200 block of Stephenson Avenue encountered Ms. Wilson, who provided them with false information regarding her identity. Officer George Pilesky investigated.

September 18, 2018 @ 9:23am – Cheryl R. Kennel, 57, of Dunellen was charged with shoplifting. Investigation revealed that Ms. Kennel removed $34.58 worth of over-the-counter pain relievers from the store without paying for them. Officer Scott Christofides investigated.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against the defendant are merely accusations and he or she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Should you have any questions or require clarification regarding the information provided, please contact Captain Frank DeNick at (732) 356-1900 extension 320 or at fdenick@middlesexpd.com.


News Release for September 11, 2018

August 31, 2018 @ 8:51pm - Kimberly C. Garcia, 18, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief and Conspiracy and Russell A. Hall, Jr., 22, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief, Conspiracy and Fencing. Officer Robert Dangler and Detective Sean Flanagan investigated a burglary at a residence on the 300 block of Second Street and determined that Ms. Garcia and Mr. Hall stole jewelry after forcibly entering a bedroom of the residence. Ms. Garcia and Mr. Hall were remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center.

September 1, 2018 @ 4:42pm – Timothy J. Sullivan, 51, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Burglary and Theft. Investigation revealed that Mr. Sullivan unlawfully entered Vincenzo’s Ristorante, 665 Bound Brook Road, and removed cash and bottles of alcohol. Mr. Sullivan was released on his own recognizance. Officer George Pilesky and Detective Paul Steffanelli investigated.

September 1, 2018 @ 4:55pm – A 14 year old Dunellen male was arrested and charged with Burglary, Criminal Mischief and Possession of a Burglary Tool. Officer Colin DeVincenzo and Detective Sean Flanagan investigated a report of a motor vehicle burglary on Fulton Street. It was determined that an unknown actor(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and inserted a screw driver into the vehicle’s ignition switch. That same evening, a resident reported observing an individual pulling on door handles of cars on Ruth Place. Through their investigation and with help from an alert citizen, Officer DeVincenzo and Det. Flanagan were able to link the 14 year old to both incidents.

September 10, 2018, @ 9:56am – Daniel Suarez, 34, of North Plainfield was arrested and charged with Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Possession of a Burglary Tool in connection with the August 29, 2018 “smash and grab” burglary of the Mini Mart, 568 Union Avenue. Detective Sean Flanagan teamed with investigators from Middlesex and Somerset counties in identifying and apprehending Suarez, who was remanded to the Somerset County Jail.

September 10, 2018, @ 5:18pm – Javoury R. Russell, 20, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Hindering Apprehension and Kyle P. Augusztin, 20, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana after a resident reported suspicious activity in the area of First Street and Bound Brook Road. Mr. Russell was turned over to the Asbury Park Police Department on an active warrant and Mr. Augusztin was released on his own recognizance. Officers George Pilesky and Robert Dangler investigated.

September 11, 2018 @ 2:20am – Earlene C. Donahue, 66, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with DUI following a motor vehicle stop on Mountain Avenue at William Street. Officer Paul Cerreto investigated.

September 11, 2018 @ 8:00am – Luquan S. Henderson, 24, of East Brunswick was charged with fifteen counts of Burglary, Criminal Trespassing, Theft, Conspiracy and Credit Card Fraud and Keith A. Blackshear, 22, of North Plainfield was charged with 15 counts of Burglary, Conspiracy and Accomplice Liability. Through his investigation, Detective Daniel McCue was able to link Mr. Henderson and Mr. Blackshear to burglaries and thefts from unlocked and unattended vehicles committed on three separate evenings during the month of August.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against the defendant are merely accusations and he or she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Should you have any questions or require clarification regarding the information provided, please contact Captain Frank DeNick at (732) 356-1900 extension 320 or at fdenick@middlesexpd.com.


Middlesex man charged with drug-related fatality

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Matthew P. Geist of the Middlesex Police Department said a man from Middlesex Borough was arrested on charges that he provided the drugs that caused the death of a 31-year old county resident.

James Dimino, 33, of Middlesex was charged with one count of strict liability for a drug induced death for providing the combination of heroin and fentanyl that killed the 31-year old ...man. He was also charged with the distribution of a controlled dangerous substance.

Dimino was arrested and charged on September 4, 2018, for the drug induced death of the victim who was found dead in his home on May 16, 2016. The Middlesex County Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be the result of the combined toxic effects of heroin and fentanyl.

The Middlesex Police Department continued to investigate leads through the years for the 2016 death. The defendant was arrested and charged after the case was recently reopened by Detective Paul Steffanelli of the Middlesex Police Department and Detective Michael Connelly of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

During the investigation it was determined that the defendant sold the combination of heroin and fentanyl to the victim which caused his death on May 16, 2016.

Dimino is currently being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center pending a Detention Hearing scheduled for Friday, September 7, 2018 in New Brunswick Superior Court.The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Steffanelli at (732) 356-1900 ext. 311, or Detective Connelly at (732) 745-3254.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Dimino are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Note to editors: Questions may be directed to Andrea Boulton, Public Information Officer, at (732) 743-5336.


News Release for August 31, 2018

August 14, 2018 @ 9:54pm – A resident of Vogel Place reported a burglary and a theft. Investigation revealed that an unknown actor(s) entered the victim’s vehicle, which was parked in the driveway of the residence, unattended and unlocked, and removed a wallet and a cellular telephone charger. The value of the items taken was reported as $30.00. Officer Paul Cerreto investigated.

August 19, 2018 @ 7:07pm – A resident of Sycamore Road reported a burglary and a theft. Investigation revealed that an unknown actor(s), entered the victim’s vehicle, which was parked in the roadway and which the victim believed to be locked, and removed a wallet reportedly containing $30.00 in cash and various credit cards. Officer Paul Cerreto investigated.

August 26, 2018 @ 8:47pm – A resident of Rutgers Lane reported the theft of a purple colored, Mongoose brand, 26 inch women’s mountain bike from his property. The value of the bicycle was reported as $350.00. Officer Robert Dangler investigated.

August 28, 2018 @ 2:00pm - Yorghi Turkmany, 30, of Newark was arrested and charged with Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief and Possession of a Burglary Tool in connection with the July 11, 2018 burglary of the Exxon gas station, 1353 Bound Brook Road. Detective Daniel McCue teamed with investigators from Middlesex and Bergen counties in identifying and apprehending Turkmany, who was determined to have committed similar crimes in eight other towns. Mr. Turkmany was remanded to the Bergen County Jail.

August 29, 2018 @ 5:58am – The proprietor of the Mini Mart store, 568 Union Avenue reported a burglary and a theft. Officer Scott Mulford and Detective Sean Flanagan investigated and determined that an unknown actor(s) gained entry by smashed a window in the side of the store. Once inside, the actor(s) removed a reported $3,064.77 worth of various tobacco products and $42.00 in cash and change.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against the defendant are merely accusations and he or she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Should you have any questions or require clarification regarding the information provided, please contact Captain Frank DeNick at (732) 356-1900 extension 320 or at fdenick@middlesexpd.com.


Special News Release

August 23, 2018

Police Investigation Leads to Drug Charges

Middlesex Borough Police Chief Matthew P. Geist and Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C Carey announced today that a months-long investigation conducted by the Middlesex Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) Drug Task Force culminated in the arrest of four Middlesex residents on various drug related charges. Robert J. Stuhldreher, 30, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Distribution of Cocaine, Distribution of Cocaine Within 1,000 Feet of a School Zone, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Suboxone, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, investigators and officers from the Middlesex Police Department and the MCPO Drug Task Force, aided by a K9 unit from the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office, executed a search warrant on the premises at 114 South Lincoln Avenue. Arrested with Robert Stuhldreher were Denise Stuhldreher, 48, and Patricia Bruno, 53, both of Middlesex and both of whom were charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Additionally, Thomas J. Bizarro, 22, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana. Robert Stuhldreher was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Facility. Denise Stuhldreher, Ms. Bruno and Mr. Bizarro were released on their own recognizance.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against the defendant are merely accusations and he or she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Should you have any questions or require clarification regarding the information provided, please contact Captain Frank DeNick at (732) 356-1900 ext. 320.


News Release for August 8, 2018

July 28, 2018 @ 4:25pm – Juan P. Mejia, 20, of Plainfield was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana following a motor vehicle stop on Union Avenue at Hazelwood Avenue. Mr. Mejia was released on his own recognizance. Officer James Dolinski investigated.

July 29, 2018 @ 1:09pm – Travis M. Williams, 33, of Piscataway was arrested and charged with Hindering Apprehension during a motor vehicle stop on Bound Brook Road at Garden Place. ... Mr. Williams was released on his own recognizance. Officer James Dolinski investigated.

August 3, 2018 @ 6:48am – Ten vehicles were burglarized and another vehicle was stolen during the overnight hours from August 2nd to August 3rd. The burglarized vehicles, belonging to residents of John Street, Fairfield Avenue, High Street, Fitzsimmons Avenue and Grandview Street, were all unlocked and unattended when entered. Among the items reported stolen from the vehicles were cash and coins, Garmin GPS units, a Passport Radar Detector, headphones, a Leatherman tool and Oakley sunglasses. The vehicle that was stolen was parked in the driveway of a residence on the 200 block of Fairfield Avenue, unlocked and unattended with the keys inside at the time of the theft. The vehicle was later recovered in Newark. Officer George Pilesky investigated.

August 3, 2018 @ 7:21pm – Jamel L. Tyler, 32, of New Brunswick was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS and Distribution of CDS. Officer Scott Mulford was investigating a report of suspicious activity at 333 Cedar Avenue and discovered Mr. Tyler to be in possession of 50 bags of Heroin and 8 Oxycodone pills. Jennifer E. Carmichael, 24, of Somerset was also arrested and charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe. Mr. Tyler was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center. Ms. Carmichael was released on her own recognizance.

August 4, 2018 @ 12:16am – Rene A. Rosales, 21, of Woodbridge was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Distribution of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Rosales was released on his own recognizance. Officer Anthony Painchaud investigated.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against the defendant are merely accusations and he or she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Should you have any questions or require clarification regarding the information provided, please contact Captain Frank DeNick at (732) 356-1900 extension 320 or at fdenick@middlesexpd.com.


Special News Release

August 3, 2018

Police Investigation Leads to Child Pornography Charges

Chief Matthew P. Geist of the Middlesex Police Department said a six-week investigation initiated by Middlesex Police has led to the arrest of a man from Illinois on charges of receiving child pornography and the interstate transmission of a threat with the intent to extort.

Joshua P. Breckel, 19, of Mascoutah, Illinois was arrested at his home on May 21, 2018 by Mascoutah Police. Breckel was ordered held until trial and entered a not guilty plea in US District Court in East St. Louis.

On Monday, April 9, 2018, Officer Robert Dangler and Detective Flanagan investigated a report that an underage borough girl was coerced to send a suggestive photo of herself to an online acquaintance. After she did, the acquaintance asked for more photos, as well as videos, and offered money if she recruited her friends. When the girl refused, the acquaintance threatened to share the photo with her family and friends through various online means. This touched off an intensive, six week investigation by Detective Flanagan.

Mining information from various criminal justice databases and social media platforms and with guidance from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, the detective was able to identify Mr. Breckel as a suspect. Detective Flanagan enlisted the assistance of the Mascoutah Police Department.

Armed with the information provided by Detective Flanagan, the Mascoutah Police Department arrested Breckel at his home, who confessed to exploiting the teen and revealed that his computer contained additional images of child pornography. Mascoutah Police and the FBI determined that Breckel had extorted as many as twenty young girls, including one that appeared to be 9 or 10 years old.

“Detective Flanagan’s intelligence, resourcefulness and determination enabled him to successfully conduct a difficult and complicated investigation, resulting in the identification and apprehension of Mr. Breckel. Just as important is the professionalism and cooperation of the various involved agencies”, remarked Middlesex Police Chief Matthew P. Geist.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against the defendant are merely accusations and he or she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Should you have any questions or require clarification regarding the information provided, please contact Captain Frank DeNick at (732) 356-1900 ext. 320.



News Release for July 26, 2018

July 6, 2018 @ 9:38pm – Kimberly C. Garcia, 18, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief and Conspiracy and Russell A. Hall, Jr., 21 of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Burglary and Criminal Mischief. On July 5, 2018 at 4:48pm, Police Officer Jamie Marczak and Detective Paul Steffanelli investigated a burglary at a residence on the 300 block of Second Street and determined that Ms. Garcia and Mr. Hall smashed a window at the rear of the residence, gaining access to the home and removing prescription medications from inside. Ms. Garcia and Mr. Hall were released on their own recognizance.

July 9, 2018 @ 9:21pm – Russell A. Hall, Jr., 21 of Middlesex was arrested and charged with the theft of a Sony PlayStation 4 game console from a residence on the 400 block of Voorhees Avenue. Officer Jamie Marczak investigated.

July 11, 2018 @ 4:32am – The proprietor of the Akar V Exxon station, 1353 Bound Brook Road, reported a burglary and a theft. Investigation revealed that the actor(s) smashed a window on the side of the building, entered the premises and removed a cash register and its contents from the property. Officer James Morley and Detective Daniel McCue investigated.

July 14, 2018 @ 3:53pm – Daniel L. Jennings, 29 of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Hindering Apprehension following a motor vehicle stop on River Road at Baekeland Avenue. Officer Richard Szymczak investigated.

July 19, 2018 @ 2:27pm – Theodore F. Ditullio, 88, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with Money Laundering. Detectives Sean Flanagan and Daniel McCue interrupted Mr. Ditullio as he attempted to initiate a wire transfer of $4,800.00 in cash, which had been obtained by fraud, to an accomplice. Mr. Ditullio was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center.

July 21, 2018 @ 1:45am – Ruben Flores, 31, of Bound Brook was arrested and charged with DUI following a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Boulevard at River Road. Officer Scott Mulford investigated.

July 21, 2018 @ 9:12am – Cameron T. Vesuvio-Bush, 19, of Middlesex, Cameron M. Gaffi, 19, of Piscataway, Brianna N. Dimenno, 20, of South Plainfield and Evan R. Gaffi, 20, of Piscataway were arrested and charged with Criminal Trespass, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Officers investigating a report of unauthorized persons inside a George Avenue residence located the four subjects in the house and discovered them in possession of pills, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. All four were released on their own recognizance.

July 21, 2018 @ 11:00pm – Donald J. Wharton, 57, of Piscataway was arrested and charged with DUI following a motor vehicle stop on Mountain Avenue at William Street. Officer Anthony Painchaud investigated.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against the defendant are merely accusations and he or she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Should you have any questions or require clarification regarding the information provided, please contact Captain Frank DeNick at (732) 356-1900 extension 320 or at fdenick@middlesexpd.com.



News Release for July 3, 2018

June 22, 2018 @ 9:36pm – German A. Miranda, 50, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with DUI following a motor vehicle stop on Grandview Avenue at Nursery Lane. Officer Scott Mulford investigated.

June 23, 2018 @ 3:07am – Christopher Gangadeen, 36, of Woodhaven, NY was arrested and charged with DUI following Officer Paul Cerreto’s investigation of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of 101 Lincoln Boulevard.

June 26, 2018 at 1:30pm - Theodore F. Ditullio, 88, of Middlesex was charged with theft by deception and financial facilitation of criminal activity. An investigation that began in April culminated in Mr. Ditullio’s arrest. Detective Daniel McCue’s months long investigation revealed that Mr. Ditullio fraudulently accepted money from his elderly victims who were convinced that they had won large monetary awards from the Publisher Clearing House Sweepstakes and their payments were necessary to receive the prize monies. Detective McCue determined that Mr. Ditullio swindled his 12 victims, ranging in age from 67 years old to 100 years old, out of $170,082 from a five year period from 2012 through 2017. Mr. Ditullio was released on his own recognizance.

June 28, 2018 @ 3:48pm – Takeya S. Goodwin, 42, of Middlesex and Andre J. Pierce, 55, of Jersey City were arrested in connection with a June 27th shoplifting from the Superfoods Market, 738 Union Avenue. Detectives Sean Flanagan and Paul Steffanelli observed the pair suspected of the theft and conducted a motor vehicle stop on South Lincoln Avenue at Denton Place. The detectives discovered the 64 sticks of deodorant taken from the store the previous day. Ms. Goodwin was charged with Shoplifting, Conspiracy, Hindering Apprehension and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Pierce was charged with Shoplifting and Conspiracy. Both were remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center. Officers Robert Dangler and George Pilesky assisted in the investigation.

June 29, 2018 @ 3:56pm – Anthony J. Mortimer, 28, of Piscataway was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana. Officer Bryan Rodrigues investigated suspicious activity on Second Street near Fulton Street and determined Mr. Mortimer to be in possession of marijuana. Bennie l. Grier, 18, of Trenton was also arrested and charged with Obstructing the Administration of Law. Both men were released on their own recognizance. Bound Brook Police Officer Jason Gianotto and his K9 partner, “Crusader”, assisted.

July 2, 2018 @ 2:15pm – Chariese E. McCollin, 28, of Plainfield was arrested and charged with Money Laundering. Detectives Sean Flanagan and Paul Steffanelli were conducting an investigation of a motor vehicle violation on Clay Avenue at Bound Brook Road when they discovered Ms. McCollin to be in possession of $3,270.00 in cash that, through investigation, was determined to have been derived from criminal activity. Ms. McCollin was released on her own recognizance.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against the defendant are merely accusations and he or she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Should you have any questions or require clarification regarding the information provided, please contact Captain Frank DeNick at (732) 356-1900 extension 320 or at fdenick@middlesexpd.com.

Special News Release

June 21, 2018

Plainfield Man Charged with MV Theft, Burglaries

Oswaldo Guillen-Aguilar, 20, of Plainfield was arrested and charged with eleven counts of Burglary, one count of Theft of a Motor Vehicle, eleven counts of Theft and one count of Possession of Burglary Tools. At 4:40am on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Mr. Guillen-Aguilar was stopped for a motor vehicle violation in Green Brook Township while operating a vehicle registered to a Jay Place resident and was uncooperative with Green Brook Police Officers. Officer Ryan Skow investigated and determined that the vehicle was stolen from the driveway of the Jay Place residence. Through further investigation, detectives were able to link Mr. Guillen-Aguilar to the burglaries of and thefts from unlocked and unattended vehicles committed over a three-day period beginning on June 18, 2018. Mr. Guillen-Aguilar was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center. Officers Marc Arancio, Colin DeVincenzo, James Dolinski and Richard Szymczak and Detectives Sean Flanagan and Daniel McCue investigated.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against the defendant are merely accusations and he or she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Should you have any questions or require clarification regarding the information provided, please contact Captain Frank DeNick at (732) 356-1900 ext. 320.


Special News Release

May 25, 2018

Suspect Identified in School Security Breach

Middlesex Police announced that they have issued a warrant for the arrest of Jamil B. Lewis, 21, of Somerset whose actions prompted yesterday’s lockdown of Von E. Mauger Middle School. Mr. Lewis fled from officers after the vehicle in which he was a passenger was stopped for a motor vehicle violation. Detectives Sean Flanagan and Paul Steffanelli chased Lewis who ran to the nearby middle school. Mr. Lewis was able to enter the school through an open side door. Lewis then closed the door behind him, locking out the pursuing officers. Once in the school, Lewis was confronted by a staff member and ran from the school through a rear door. The detectives again took up pursuit of Lewis but lost sight of him as he ran south on Woodland Avenue. Mr. Lewis is charged with Unlicensed Entry of Structures, Resisting Arrest, Hindering Apprehension and Obstructing the Administration of Law.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against the defendant are merely accusations and he or she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.


News Release for May 18, 2018

May 1, 2018 @ 10:47pm – Genesis M. Rodriguez, 20, of Dunellen was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Prescription Legend Drug, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Using/Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance subsequent to a motor vehicle stop on Mountain Avenue at William Street. Officer Jamie Marczak investigated.

May 3, 2018 @ 11:01am – A resident of Greenbrook Road reported a burglary attempt. The resident, who was at home at the time of the attempt, related that a male subject rang her doorbell two times then sat on the front porch of the home. The resident reported that she did not answer the doorbell because she did not recognize the individual. The resident stated that she then observed the male subject attempting to cut the screen on a bathroom window on the rear of the first floor of the residence. The subject reportedly ran off when the homeowner screamed. Police responded and searched the area but did not locate the suspect. Officer Colin DeVincenzo investigated.

May 6, 2018 @ 1:24am – Olivia Flores-Romero, 43, of Plainfield was arrested and charged with DUI following a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Boulevard at “A” Street. Officer Anthony Painchaud investigated.

May 11, 2018 @ 10:29pm – James T. Whittaker, 22, of Piscataway was arrested and charged with Possession of Heroin, possession of a Hypodermic Syringe and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Officers investigating a report of a suspicious person located Mr. Whittaker on Rutgers Lane and determined that he was in possession of heroin, a syringe and paraphernalia. Officer Paul Cerreto investigated.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against the defendant are merely accusations and he or she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Should you have any questions or require clarification regarding the information provided, please contact Captain Frank DeNick at (732) 356-1900 extension 320 or at fdenick@middlesexpd.com.


News Release for April 27, 2018

April 8, 2018 @ 11:21pm – Glakhs R, Vega, 37, of Flemington was arrested and charged with DUI. Officers investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle that was received from an alert, concerned citizen located Mr. Vega on Seneca Avenue and placed him under arrest. Officer Jamie Marczak investigated.

April 12, 2018 @ 6:21pm – Thomas J. Pascavage, 28, of Charlotte, NC was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug ...Paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Boulevard at River Road. Officer Jamie Marczak investigated.

April 13, 2018 @ 9:47pm – Andre P. Gonzalez, 31, of Bound Brook was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on Bound Brook Road at John F. Kennedy Drive. Officer Scott Mulford investigated.

April 20, 2018 @ 10:50am – Brianna N. Dimenno, 20, of South Plainfield was arrested and charged with DUI, Possession/Use of CDS and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Officer Scott Christofides investigated a report of an erratic driver and located and stopped Ms. Dimenno on Lincoln Boulevard at “A” Street. Ms. Dimenno was released on her own recognizance.

April 20, 2018 @ 11:00am – Jerome B. Brown, 62, of Lawrenceville was arrested and charged with Burglary, Theft (2 counts) and Credit Card Theft (9 counts). Detective Paul Steffanelli and Officer Paul Muldowney investigated the April 18, 2018 report of a theft from a pocketbook at Continental Cleaners, 712 Union Avenue and the April 18, 2018 report of a theft of a wallet from Silver Hanger Cleaners. Through investigation, they quickly identified Mr. Brown as the perpetrator of both crimes and arrested him. Mr. Brown was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center.

April 25, 2018 @ 1:30pm – Lamar S. Waller, 24, of Edison was arrested and charged with shoplifting twelve cans of Enfamil baby formula valued at $248.28 from the Superfoods Supermarket, 734 Union Avenue on April 23, 2018. Mr. Waller was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center. Officer Bryan Rodrigues investigated.

April 25, 2018 @ 6:41pm – David A. Almeida, 21, of South River was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Officers investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle that was received from an alert, concerned citizen located Mr. Almeida on Rock Lane near Seventh Street and determined that he was in possession of Marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Mr. Almeida was released on his own recognizance. Officer Jamie Marczak investigated.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against the defendant are merely accusations and he or she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Should you have any questions or require clarification regarding the information provided, please contact Captain Frank DeNick at (732) 356-1900 extension 320 or at fdenick@middlesexpd.com.


Special News Release

March 30, 2018

Brothers Charged with Setting Fire to Car

Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 7:15pm - Police headquarters received a 9-1-1 call reporting a motor vehicle fire in front of 172 Baekeland Avenue. The Middlesex Police Department arrived on scene to find the vehicle, a 2011 Mercedes Benz C300, completely engulfed in flames. The Middlesex Fire Department arrived and extinguished the fire and the Middlesex County Fire Marshall’s Office responded and assisted in the investigation.

Detectives from the Middlesex Police Department investigated and quickly determined that the owner of the vehicle, Jose M. Torres, 25, of Somerset, and his brother, Jose L. Torres, 37, of Somerset, deliberately set fire to the vehicle in an attempt to file and collect on an insurance claim. On Monday, March 26, 2018, both were arrested and charged with Arson and other related charges. Both men were released on their own recognizance.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against the defendant are merely accusations and he or she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Should you have any questions or require clarification regarding the information provided, please contact Captain Frank DeNick at (732) 356-1900 ext. 320.


News Release for March 22, 2018

March 12, 2018 @ 2:30pm – James E. Chappell, Jr., 57, of Piscataway was arrested and charged with DUI following a motor vehicle stop on South Avenue. Sergeant Chad Corner and Officer George Pilesky investigated.

March 15, 2018 @ 4:54pm – Bhanu S. Rangra, 23, of Piscataway and David N. Ghanim, 21, of Middlesex were arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on Bound Brook Road at North Lincoln Avenue. Both men were released on their own recognizance. Officer Scott Christofides investigated.

March 18, 2018 @ 1:41am – Jaime E. Osorio, Jr., 36, of Middlesex was arrested and charged with DUI following a motor vehicle stop on Bound Brook Road at North Lincoln Avenue. Officer Anthony Painchaud investigated.

March 19, 2018 @ 2:00pm – John Redner, 45, of Middletown, NY was charged with Burglary, Theft, Credit Card Theft, Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of Burglar’s Tools in connection with the February 21, 2018 smash-and-grab style burglary of a vehicle parked in the lot of the Superfoods Market, 738 Union Avenue. Detective Paul Steffanelli investigated.

March 20, 2018 @ 1:38am – Jessica L. Galpin, 32, of South Bound Brook was arrested and charged with DUI following a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Boulevard at Decatur Avenue. Officer Anthony Painchaud investigated.

March 20, 2018 @ 10:58pm – Sabrinna M. Miranda, 21, and Ana G. Yon Mejia, 21, both of North Plainfield were arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana following a motor vehicle stop on Bound Brook Road at Venice Avenue. Both women were released on their own recognizance. Officer Anthony Painchaud investigated.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against the defendant are merely accusations and he or she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Should you have any questions or require clarification regarding the information provided, please contact Captain Frank DeNick at (732) 356-1900 extension 320 or at fdenick@middlesexpd.com.




News Release for March 13, 2018

February 10, 2018 @ 1:20am – Shubhkam Oberoi, 21, of Somerset was arrested and charged with DUI following a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Boulevard at “E” Street. Officer Anthony Painch