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The Girl Scout/BrownieTroop 83807 stopped by to celebrate Earth Day with the Spotswood Police Department and to earn their Earth Day Badge! They planted several small flowers and an arborvitae tree. ... See MoreSee Less

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If you see this Bandit in town, call us so we can get him home safe!! ... See MoreSee Less

This pup got out on friday 4/7/17 at 8:30 am. He got loose on West Greystone Road on the Spotswood border. His name is Bandit and hes very timid. Responds well to whistling. If spotted please call ...

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Police Officers from Spotswood and East Brunswick have teamed up to raise awareness for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Join them tomorrow at the Icarus Brewery in Lakewood,NJ as they raise money to support their 300+ mile trek from New Jersey to The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. Icarus Brewing Co. has agreed to donate a portion of the days proceeds to Team Spotswood/East Brunswick. On May 9th these officers will depart on bicycles with hundreds of other Officers from all over the country to ride for those that died. ... See MoreSee Less

This Saturday, head down to Icarus Brewing in Lakewood and support members of the Spotswood PBA Local 225 in our efforts to raise money for the Police Unity Tour and the National Law Enforcement Memor...

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***Road Closure***

Please be advised the bridge between Mundy Avenue and West Greystone will be closed due to flooding. There will be no access to West Greystone to Mundy Ave or Mundy Ave to West Greystone. Please plan an alternate route.
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It was a successful and entertaining night! Spotswood PD thanks all those that came out to support their local Police Department! ... See MoreSee Less

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During Spotswood Police Department's event, Patrolman Trent Powers stopped by on his off time for some sweets and treats with the local community! ... See MoreSee Less

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Lights, camera, sweets and treats! All set for the event. See all of you at 630! ... See MoreSee Less

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Don't forget about your sweet tooth!!!! Tomorrow is Sweets and Treats with the Spotswood Police! 6:30pm, Municipal Building (77 Summerhill Road). Hope to see everyone there. ... See MoreSee Less

Sweets and Treats With The Spotswood Police

March 29, 2017, 6:30pm - March 29, 2017, 9:30pm

On Wednesday March 15th, from 630pm to 830pm the Spotswood Police Department will be hosting "Sweets and Treats With The Spotswood Police". All Spotswood residents are welcome to attend for free desse...

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Lavar Ball was in attendance and commented that he would cross up any SRPD officer blindfolded, with his legs cuffed while wearing thong sandals.

Nice job by South River Police Department always stepping up for the residents of their community!!!

#communitypolicing #lavarballsays

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New Jersey 101.5 was on point this morning!

The Spotswood Police Department and Spotswood PBA Local #225 would like to thank Bill Spadea for his kind words and for recognizing our local Law Enforcement community on this #BlueFriday.
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*** ROAD CLOSURE***

Officers are investigating a motor vehicle crash on the 100 Block of Main Street. Please avoid the area as there are wires and a tree down in the roadway.

We will update you when the road is open to thru traffic.
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Post from Spotswood Police Department and Helmetta Police Department (Spotswood PBA Local #225).

They also posted a video from the swearing in.

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On Monday March 20th, 2017, the Spotswood Police Department was honored to swear in their newest Officer, Trent Powers. Trent battles with a rare, incurable disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)....

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*****ROAD CLOSURE*****

These photos are from an accident that just occurred on Main Street. Currently the road is closed due to pole replacement. You will need to find an alternate route... Accident happened in front of 186 Main Street, if you live at number 186 Main Street or lower follow the first set of directions if you are coming EASTBOUND on Main Street. If you live at a house number higher than 186 Main Street and are heading WESTBOUND on Main Street follow the second set of directions.

If you are heading EAST on Main Street, reroute and take Summerhill Road NORTH and turn right onto Old Stage heading EAST. Make a right onto Cleveland Avenue and that will take you back to Main Street.

If you are heading WEST on Main Street make a right onto Cleveland Avenue and then a left onto Old Stage Road heading WEST. Make a left onto Summerhill Road heading SOUTH and that will take you to Main Street.

Hopefully this helps as much as possible. Be safe and use caution while driving.

We will give updates as the repairs progress.
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On March 3rd 2017, members of P.B.A. Local #225 compiled of officers from the Spotswood and Helmetta Police Departments particpated in the 2017 New York Giants Snow Bowl at Met Life Stadium to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey. This is a yearly event Local # 225 participates in with several other police and fire organizations.This year alone, the event raised $580,000 and since its inception ten years ago, The Snow Bowl has raised more than $2.4 million for Special Olympics New Jersey! The success of this event directly helps more than 25,000 athletes train and compete free-of-charge, year-round, in 24 Olympic-type sports. ... See MoreSee Less

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Due to the projected snow showers this week, Sweets and Treats with the Spotswood Police has been postponed. We are sorry for the inconveience, and hope to see everyone on March 29th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM for the event!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Sweets and Treats With The Spotswood Police

March 29, 2017, 6:30pm - March 29, 2017, 9:30pm

On Wednesday March 15th, from 630pm to 830pm the Spotswood Police Department will be hosting "Sweets and Treats With The Spotswood Police". All Spotswood residents are welcome to attend for free desse...

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SPECIAL RELEASE: BOMB THREAT

On 02/27/2017 at approximately 0800 hrs, Spotwood Police were notified that there was a bomb threat at Memorial Middle School VIA social media. Officers from the Spotswood Police Department responded and did a cursory search of the building and the students were evacuated to Spotswood High School. Three K9 units from the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office and the State Police Bomb Unit also arrived to the scene and helped complete the search. After the building was searched, it was determined that students were able to safely return to the school. Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Detective Scott Hoover at 732-251-2121.
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Better late then never!! Press Releases/Police Blotter from 12/01/2016-12/30/2016 listed on this post!! January and Febuary to soon follow.

CRIME/INCIDENT: DWI.

On 12/03/2016 at 0221 HRS, Ptl. Parsons observed a motorist traveling northbound on DeVoe Ave with an equipment violation and failed to maintain his lane (crossing over the double yellow lines). Upon stopping and after further investigation, the driver (later identified as Matthew B. Kuhn), was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Kuhn was then transported back to police headquarters and processed per department policy. He was charged with DWI, failure to maintain lane and maintenance of lamps. Kuhn, was then released pending a court date.

INVESTIGATING OFFICER: Ptl. J. Parsons

CRIME/INCIDENT: POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF WEAPONS, RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY, BURGLARY, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA.

On 12/08/16 at 0209 HRS, Ptl. Parsons observed a motorist traveling westbound on Manalapan road failing to maintain his lane. The vehicle was subsequently stopped and the driver was identified as Joseph Ciavattone. Upon further investigation and search of the vehicle, officers found approximately 70 grams of marijuana and weapons. The marijuana was discovered along with a silver scale, two pocket knives, one gravity knife and a dagger in the driver’s side door compartment. Also in the vehicle was one black Taser, one switch blade, two additional knives, two cut straws with suspected drug residue, two plastic baggies containing suspected CDS and another scale with suspected drug residue.

Additional items in the vehicle included a PlayStation 3 with two controllers, one PlayStation 4 with two controllers, one Nintendo 3DSXL with one charger, one Grand Theft Auto video game, one FIFA video game, one NFL Madden video game, one Need for Speed video game. Further investigation revealed that the games and consoles were stolen from a residence on George Street in Spotswood during a burglary which occurred earlier in the evening.

Ciavattone is charged with the manufacture/distribution of narcotics, unlawful possession of weapons, possession of marijuana over 50g, receiving stolen property, and burglary.

Ciavattone was arrested and transported to police headquarters and processed per department policy. He was also transported to Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in lieu of $20,000 bail

INVESTIGATING OFFICERS: Ptl. J. Parsons, Ptl. K. Palmer

CRIME/INCIDENT: DWI, DWI (SCHOOL ZONE), UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF COCAINE/NARCOTICS

On 12/08/2016 at 1614 HRS, Ptl. Nemes observed a motorist traveling westbound on Main St. The motorist was driving under the 35 MPH speed limit at 25 MPH and crossing the double yellow lines. Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver (identified as Sean P. Donnely) was found to be under the influence of CDS and placed under arrest. He was subsequently transported back to police headquarters and processed per department policy. Sean was charged with DWI, DWI in a school zone, Under the Influence of Cocaine/Narcotics, failure to maintain lane, failure to keep right, maintenance of lamps, careless driving and reckless driving. Sean was released pending a Spotswood Court date.

INVESTIGATING OFFICERS: Ptl. B. Nemes, Sgt. N Nichols

CRIME/INCIDENT: NARCAN SAVE

On 12/08/2016 at 2042 hours police were dispatched to a Summerhill Road address for a report of an unresponsive male. Upon arrival, officers observed the man lay across the front pourch of the residence. After assessing the subject, officers deployed Narcan. After the Narcan was administered, the subject became again responsive again.

INVESTIGATING OFFICERS: Ptl. Nemes, Sgt. Nichols, Ptl. Berlingieri

CRIME/INCIDENT: DWI, DWI (SCHOOL ZONE), reckless driving, careless driving, maintenance of lamps, failure to maintain lane, failure to keep right.

On 12/10/2016 at 0032 HRS, Ptl. Sasso observed a vehicle traveling on Summerhill Rd. with an equipment violation. The motorist was observed with a headlight out continued onto Old Stage Rd, where Ptl. Sasso witnessed the vehicle cross the double yellow lines. Shortly after performing a stop, the driver (identified as Donald Porzio) was discovered to be under the influence of alcohol. Donald was arrested and transported to police headquarters and processed per department policy. He was charged with DUI, DUI in a school zone, reckless driving, careless driving, maintenance of lamps, and failure to maintain lane. Donald was released pending a Spotswood Court date.

INVESTIGATING OFFICER: Ptl. R. Sasso

CRIME/INCIDENT: DWI

On 12/10/2016 at 0107 HRS, Ptl. Sabatino’s patrol car was rear ended by another vehicle as he sat at a red light at the intersection of Main St and Summerhill Rd. After approaching the motorist, Ptl. Sabatino identified the driver as Thomas J. Mundy. On further investigation and after a series of field sobriety tests, Mundy was placed under arrest for DWI and transported to police headquarters. There, Thomas was processed as per department policy and charged with DWI. Thomas was then released to a friend with a Spotswood Court date.

INVESTIGATING OFFICER: Ptl. A. Sabatino



CRIME/INCIDENT: POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA.

On 12/10/2016 at 0238 HRS, Ptl. Sasso observed a motorist perform a left turn on to a nearby apartment complex without using a turn signal. After performing a motor vehicle stop, the motorist was identified as Amy Mundorff. Upon further investigation, Amy was found to be in possession of marijuana. She was then transported to police headquarters and processed per department policy. The subject was charged with possession of marijuana and released with a pending Spotswood Court date.

INVESTIGATING OFFICER: Ptl. R. Sasso

CRIME/INCIDENT: UNER THE INFLUENCE/POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA.

On 12/10/2016 at 1247 HRS, a subject identified as Cynthia C. Seidel, had walked into Spotswood Police headquarters. Upon interaction with Ptl. Genovese, it was determined that Seidel was under the influence of CDS. During the interaction, Ptl. Genovese had discovered a suspicious item sticking out of her boot, of which, Seidel attempted to conceal. Cynthia was then place under arrest and processed per department policy. Cynthia was also found to be in possession of an empty pill grinder (found in her jacket) and a hollowed out pen (item discovered in her boot) both containing suspected drug residue. She was charged with being under the influence of CDS and possession of drug paraphernalia. Cynthia was then released pending a Spotswood Court date.

INVESTIGATING OFFICER: Ptl. M. Genovese

CRIME/INCIDENT: DWI, DWI (SCHOOL ZONE)

On 12/11/2016 at 0016 HRS, Ptl. Nemes observed a motorist make a wide right turn out of Renaissance Plaza and cross the double yellow lines onto oncoming traffic. The motorist then continued westbound on Main St. and failed to move over and yield for emergency vehicles which were on an unrelated incident. While turning onto DeVoe Ave., the vehicle had once again crossed over the double yellow lines. Ptl. Nemes had initiated a motor vehicle stop. The driver (identified as Ambrish N. Sinah) was given a series of field sobriety tests. Upon further investigation and failed sobriety tests, Ambrish was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters to be processed per department policy. Ambrish was released with a Spotswood Court date and consequently charged with DWI, DWI in a school zone, failure to maintain lane, failure to keep right, failure to yield to emergency vehicle (move over law), careless driving and reckless driving.

INVESTIGATING OFFICER: Ptl. B. Nemes

CRIME/INCIDENT: POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALA.

On 12/11/2016 at 2111 HRS, Ptl. Palmer had observed a motor vehicle with one working headlight and taillight traveling westbound on Main St. Upon further observation Ptl. Palmer observed the vehicle cross the double yellow lines twice on DeVoe Ave. at a very slow rate of speed. At this time Ptl. Palmer initiated a motor vehicle stop and identified the driver as Michael R. Barath. Upon further investigation and search, Ptl. Palmer discovered a mason jar containing marijuana. Michael was then placed under arrest and taken to police headquarters to be processed per department policy. Consequently, Michael was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Michael was then released with a number of motor vehicle violations and a pending Spotswood Court date.

INVESTIGATING OFFICER: Ptl. K. Palmer

CRIME/INCIDENT: DWI

On 12/12/2016 at 0026 HRS, Ptl. Sabatino observed a motorist traveling southbound on Summerhill Rd. to be tailgating the driver ahead. Upon turning onto Main St., the motorist was observed to cross the double yellow lines. Once again, Ptl. Sabatino observed the driver tailgate and cross the double yellow lines. Upon performing a lawful motor vehicle stop, Ptl. Sabatino interacted with the driver (identified as John J. McGrath). Upon closer examination and after a series of failed field sobriety tests, John was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. There, he was processed as per department policy. John was then released and charged with DWI pending a Spotswood Court date.

INVESTIGATING OFFICER: Ptl. A. Sabatino

CRIME/INCIDENT: POSSESSION OF HEROIN, CONSPIRACY, DISTRIBUTION OF HEROIN, POSSESSION OF HYPODERMIC NEEDLE/SYRINGE

On 12/13/2016 Ptl. Genovese conducted surveillance in the area of Main St. near Victoria Ave Park due to numerous complaints drug activity. During his surveillance Ptl. Genovese inquired the status of a vehicle which came back with a suspended license and observed what was appeared to be a drug transaction. Sgt. Mayo and Ptl. Genovese then stopped the vehicle and made contact with the rear and front seat passenger (identified as Perry Jurkiewicz and Devon Pettersen). At that time, Ptl. Genovese observed an open alcohol container and an empty prescription bottle. Further investigation and a search revealed 5 wax folds of heroin, 5 Q-Tips, 3 syringes and 1 empty wax fold of heroin. During the investigation, Ptl. Nemes had interacted with Perry. During his interaction, Perry was found to be in possession of approximately two bundles of heroin (22 bags). Both subjects were subsequently placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters and processed per department policy. Further investigation revealed that both subjects conspired to distribute the heroin.

Devon Pettersen was charged with possession of heroin, conspiracy to distribute and possession of hypodermic needles. Perry Jurkiewicz was charged conspiracy to distribute, possession of heroin, possession with intent to distribute and possession of hypodermic needles. Both subjects were then transported to Middlesex County Adult Corrections facility where they were lodged in lieu of $25,000 bail.

INVESTIGATING OFFICERS: Sgt. N. Mayo, Ptl. M. Genovese, Ptl. B. Nemes

CRIME/INCIDENT: PUBLIC NUSICANCE

On 12/14/2016 Sgt. Nichols and Ptl. Berlingieri were dispatched to the area of Shoprite for a report of a suspicious male. Upon arrival, Sgt. Nichols observed a male, later identified as Christopher Morgen, approach a pickup truck. During further investigation, Christopher was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. There, he was processed per department policy a borough ordinance for public nuisance and was given a pending Spotswood Court date.

INVESTIGATING OFFICERS: Sgt. N. Nichols, Ptl. Berlingieri

CRIME/INCIDENT: POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF CDS, OPEN CONTAINER IN VEHICLE, UNDERAGE POSSESSION OF ALCOHOL.

On 12/15/2016 at 0135 HRS, Ptl. Palmer observed a lone occupied vehicle parked in the lot of Romeo’s Plaza. The driver, identified as Jason Schiebel, appeared to be under the influence of narcotics. After a lawfully conducted search, Ptl. Palmer discovered a mason jar containing marijuana, a red and yellow pipe as well as a black pipe (both containing marijuana residue), a digital scale containing marijuana residue and an open container of Jose Cuervo. Jason was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was processed per department policy. Consequently, Jason was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of narcotics and under the influence of CDS. Jason was also charged with possession of an open alcohol container in a motor vehicle and released with a pending Spotswood Court date.

INVESTIGATING OFFICER: Ptl. K. Palmer

CRIME/INCIDENT: DWI, DWI (SCHOOL ZONE), RESISTING ARREST, OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE.

On 12/15/2016 at 2159 HRS after assisting Ptl. Sabatino with a motor vehicle stop on Main St., Ptl. Sasso was nearly struck in his patrol car by another motorist. After performing a motor vehicle stop and investigation, the driver, identified as Jayson Saporito, was given a series of field sobriety tests. The driver was subsequently placed under arrest for DWI.

Moments later, the passenger, later identified as Monika Niemiec, exited the vehicle and began to approach Ptl. Sasso. Monika was given several lawful orders by both Ptl. Sasso and Ptl. Berlingieri to return to her vehicle. After ignoring several orders, Ptl. Berlingieri attempted to place Monika under arrest. During this time, Monika began tensing up and pulling away from Berlingieri. With the assistance of Sgt. Nichols, Monika was successfully placed under arrest. Jayson and Monika were then transported back to police headquarters where they were processed per department policy.

Jayson was charged with DUI, DUI in a school zone, reckless driving, careless driving, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, failure to maintain lane, failure to keep right and failure to inspect. Monika was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing of justice. Both subjects were released with a pending Spotswood Court date.

INVESTIGATING OFFICERS: Ptl. R. Sasso, Ptl. J. Berlingieri, and Sgt. N. Nichols.

CRIME/INCIDENT: DWI, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA (OVER 50g), POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE, LOITERING TO OBTAIN CDS

On 12/16/2016 at 2226 HRS, Spotswood police received a report of a hit and run which occurred in East Brunswick. The registration of the vehicle came back to Ellenel Blvd. Officers were subsequently able to locate the suspect vehicle on Ellenel Blvd along with a second occupied vehicle.

During this investigation Jamie L. Woods, was discovered to have been driving the vehicle during the accident in East Brunswick. She was also found to be intoxicated.

Officers also made contact with the second occupied vehicle and identified the driver as Holly J. Ryan and passenger Rebecca L. Woods. Upon further investigation ande search of Ryan’s vehicle, officers recovered approximately 66 grams of marijuana, a scale, cigarette rolling papers, a grinder, one hitter, a separate baggie containing marijuana prepared to sell and three other zip lock baggies. After further investigation, it was revealed that Rebecca was attempting to purchase marijuana from Holly.

Jamie Woods, Rebecca Woods and Holly Ryan were all arrested and transported to police headquarters where they were processed per department policy. Jamie was charged with DUI, DUI in a school zone, reckless driving and careless driving. Rebecca was charged with loitering to obtain CDS and Holly was charged with distribution of CDS, possession of marijuana over 50 grams, drug paraphernalia and possession in a school zone. All subjects were released with a pending Spotswood Court date.

INVESTIGATING OFFICERS: Ptl. J. Parsons, Ptl. R. Sasso and Ptl. J. Berlingieri.

CRIME/INCIDENT: MVA

On 12/19/2016 at 1811 hours, officers responded to Wells Fargo for a report of a truck which ran off the road in the parking lot. Upon arrival, officers found that the cab portion of an 18 wheeler tractor trailer had driven over the curb between Wells Fargo and Bio Shine. The truck was stuck as it was leaning over a 10 foot embankment, with the driver side wheels coming off the ground. Spotswood Fire and EMS were dispatched to stand by for precautionary purposes. The truck was able to be secured and removed from the scene by Boyce’s Towing. No injuries were reported.

INVESTIGATING OFFICERS: Ptl. R. Sasso Sgt. N. Nichols

CRIME/INCIDENT: POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNAILA, UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF CDS

On 12/19/2016 at 0054 HRS, officers performed a motor vehicle stop on Main St for failure to maintain lane. During the stop, the rear passenger who appeared to be under the influence was observed moving around and reaching near his feet. Officers subsequently discovered a glass pipe containing marijuana residue and marijuana inside a Nintendo DS case. The rear passenger, later identified as Michael S. Araujo, was subsequently placed under arrest. He was transported to police headquarters and processed per department police. Michael was charged with possession of marijuana, and under the influence of CDS. He was then released with a pending Spotswood Court date.

INVESTIGATING OFFICERS: Ptl. J. Parsons, Ptl. K. Palmer and Sgt. E. Schapley

CRIME/INCIDENT: POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA

On 12/23/2016 at 0212 HRS, officers performed a motor vehicle stop on a motorist traveling 15 miles over the speed limit on Old Stage Rd. During the course of the stop and after a search of the vehicle, officers yielded rolling paper and marijuana. The driver, later identified as Andrew Eskander, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. There he was processed per department policy and charged with possession of marijuana.

INVESTIGATING OFFICERS: Ptl. J. Palmer and Ptl. R. Sasso

CRIME/INCIDENT: NARCAN SAVE

On 12/23/2016 at 0430 hours, Ptl. Palmer and Ptl. Parsons responded to a Main Street address for a reported unresponsive male, where the caller had started CPR. Upon arrival, officers assessed the patient and deployed Narcan. The patient became alert and responsive shortly after the Narcan deployment.

INVESTIGATING OFFICERS: Ptl. Palmer, Ptl. Parsons


CRIME/INCIDENT: DWI, POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE, CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE, POSSESSION OF MDMA (EXTACY), POSSESSION OF COCAINE.

On 12/24/2016 at 0044 HRS, officers performed a stop on a motor vehicle on a motorist in the area of Main St. and DeVoe Ave for failure to maintain lane. The investigation revealed that the driver was driving while under the influence. Further investigation revealed that he was also in possession of two bags of cocaine and one molly pill (MDMA). The driver, identified as Thomas M. Kasper, was subsequently placed under arrest for DWI, possession of cocaine and MDMA.

Officers also learned that the male was to meet another subject to sell her drugs. The female subject, later identified as Brooke L. Dyson was subsequently located at Thomas’ residence by officers. Further investigation revealed that she was also in possession of cocaine, a straw with suspected cocaine residue, Budeprion, Tramadol and Alprazolam pills. It was also discovered that Brooke was purchasing the cocaine from Kasper so she could distribute it to others. She was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters to be processed per department policy.

Thomas was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of MDMA, possession with intent to distribute, distributing within 1000 feet of school property and DUI and under the influence.

Brooke was charged with possession of cocaine, conspiracy to distribute cocaine, possession of paraphernalia and possession of prescription drugs. Both subjects were released with pending Court dates.

INVESTIGATING OFFICERS: Ptl. R. Sasso and Ptl. S. Gallo

CRIME/INCIDENT: DWI, DWI (School Zone), POSSESSION OF CDS

On 12/25/2016 at 1749 HRS, officers were dispatched to the area of Main St. for a report of a vehicle on the railroad tracks. Upon making contact with the driver, later identified as Shannon Gnapp, she was found to be driving while intoxicated. It was also discovered that the passenger, later identified as Dwight Zanin, was in possession of marijuana. Both subjects were subsequently arrested, transported to police headquarters and processed per department policy. Shannon was charged with DWI, DWI in a school zone. Dwight was charged with possession of marijuana and associated paraphernalia. Both subjects were released with a pending Spotswood Court date.

INVESTIGATING OFFICERS: Ptl. B. Nemes, Ptl. R. Sasso and Sgt. N. Nichols

CRIME/INCIDENT: SHOPLIFITING

On 12/28/2016 at 1734 HRS, officers responded to Shoprite for a report of shoplifting. On arrival, officers came into contact with loss prevention and the suspect, later identified as Kevin Back. Loss prevention stated that they observed Kevin place unpaid merchandise into his backpack and proceed to self-paid checkout where he did not pay. With a provided receipt from loss prevention, the total cost of theft amounted to $187.09. After viewing surveillance footage, Kevin was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was processed per department policy. Beck was then charged with shoplifting and receiving stolen property.

INVESTIGATING OFFICERS: Ptl. B. Nemes, Sgt. N. Nichols

CRIME/INCIDENT: POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA/POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA

On 12/30/2016 at 0153 HRS, officers performed a motor vehicle stop on a motorist driving at a rate of 47 in a 35 MPH zone. After making contact with the driver, later identified as Drew Mullery, officers performed a lawful search of the vehicle. The search yielded a one hitter and a quantity of marijuana. Mullery was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was processed per department policy. Mullery was then charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

INVESTIGATING OFFICERS: Ptl. J. Parsons, Ptl. K. Palmer

CRIME/INCIDENT: AGGRIVATED ASSAULT ON POLICE, RESISTING WITH FORCE, OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE

On 12/30/2016 at 2329 HRS, officers were dispatched to Brookview Apartments for a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers came into contact with the caller, identified as Robin A. Schoning. During their investigation a male, identified as William Niedzielski arrived began and shouting escalating the situation. While attempting to arrest, William began to resist and tense up. Robin also refused to comply with verbal commands and began kicking officers while being arrested. Both subjects were subsequently transported to police headquarters and processed per department policy. Robin was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and obstruction of justice. William was charged with resisting arrest.

INVESTIGATING OFFICERS: Ptl. J. Parsons / Ptl. R Sasso
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CRIME/INCIDENT: MVA

On 12/19/2016 at 1811 hours, officers responded to Wells Fargo for a report of a truck which ran off the road in the parking lot. Upon arrival, officers found that the cab portion of an 18 wheeler tractor trailer had driven over the curb between Wells Fargo and Bio Shine. The truck was stuck as it was leaning over an approximate 10 foot embankment, with the driver side wheels coming off the ground. Spotswood Fire and EMS were dispatched to stand by for precautionary purposes. The truck was able to be secured and removed from the scene by Boyce’s Towing. No injuries were reported.

INVESTIGATING OFFICERS: Ptl. R. Sasso Sgt. N. Nichols
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CRIME/INCIDENT: NARCAN SAVE

On 12/08/2016 at 2042 hours police were dispatched to a Summerhill Road address for a report of an unresponsive male. Upon arrival, officers observed the man lay across the front pourch of the residence. After assessing the subject, officers deployed Narcan. After the Narcan was administered, the subject became again responsive again.

INVESTIGATING OFFICERS: Ptl. Nemes, Sgt. Nichols, Ptl. Berlingieri
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CRIME/INCIDENT: DWI, POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE, CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE, POSSESSION OF MDMA (EXTACY), POSSESSION OF COCAINE.

On 12/24/2016 at 0044 HRS, officers performed a stop on a motor vehicle on a motorist in the area of Main St. and DeVoe Ave for failure to maintain lane. The investigation revealed that the driver was driving while under the influence. Further investigation revealed that he was also in possession of two bags of cocaine and one molly pill (MDMA). The driver, identified as Thomas M. Kasper, was subsequently placed under arrest for DWI, possession of cocaine and MDMA.

Officers also learned that Thomas arranged to meet another subject to sell her drugs. The female subject, later identified as Brooke L. Dyson was subsequently located at Thomas’ residence by officers.

Further investigation revealed that she was also in possession of cocaine, a straw with suspected cocaine residue, Budeprion, Tramadol and Alprazolam pills. Through investigation it was also discovered that Brooke was purchasing the cocaine from Kasper so she could distribute it to others. She was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters to be processed per department policy.

Thomas was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of MDMA, possession with intent to distribute, distributing within 1000 feet of school property and DUI and under the influence.

Brooke was charged with possession of cocaine, conspiracy to distribute cocaine, possession of paraphernalia and possession of prescription drugs. Both subjects were released with pending Court dates.

INVESTIGATING OFFICERS: Ptl. R. Sasso and Ptl. S. Gallo
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CRIME/INCIDENT: NARCAN SAVE

On 12/23/2016 at 0430 hours, Ptl. Palmer and Ptl. Parsons responded to a Main Street address for a reported unresponsive male, where the caller had started CPR. Upon arrival, officers assessed the patient and deployed Narcan. The patient became alert and responsive shortly after the Narcan deployment.

INVESTIGATING OFFICERS: Ptl. Palmer, Ptl. Parsons
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CRIME/INCIDENT: DWI, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA (OVER 50g), POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE, LOITERING TO OBTAIN CDS

On 12/16/2016 at 2226 HRS, Spotswood police received a report of a hit and run which occurred in East Brunswick. The registration of the vehicle came back to Ellenel Blvd. Officers were subsequently able to locate the suspect vehicle on Ellenel Blvd along with a second occupied vehicle.

During this investigation Jamie L. Woods, was discovered to have been driving the vehicle during the accident in East Brunswick. She was also found to be intoxicated.

Officers also made contact with the second occupied vehicle and identified the driver as Holly J. Ryan and passenger Rebecca L. Woods. Upon further investigation ande search of Ryan’s vehicle, officers recovered approximately 66 grams of marijuana, a scale, cigarette rolling papers, a grinder, one hitter, a separate baggie containing marijuana prepared to sell and three other zip lock baggies. After further investigation, it was revealed that Rebecca was attempting to purchase marijuana from Holly.

Jamie Woods, Rebecca Woods and Holly Ryan were all arrested and transported to police headquarters where they were processed per department policy. Jamie was charged with DWI, DWI in a school zone, reckless driving and careless driving. Rebecca was charged with loitering to obtain CDS.

Holly Ryan was charged with distribution of CDS, possession of marijuana over 50 grams, drug paraphernalia and possession in a school zone. All subjects were released with a pending Spotswood Court date.

INVESTIGATING OFFICERS: Ptl. J. Parsons, Ptl. R. Sasso and Ptl. J. Berlingieri.
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CRIME/INCIDENT: POSSESSION OF HEROIN, CONSPIRACY, DISTRIBUTION OF HEROIN, POSSESSION OF HYPODERMIC NEEDLE/SYRINGE

On 12/13/2016 Ptl. Genovese conducted surveillance in the area of Main St. near Victoria Ave Park due to numerous complaints drug activity. During his surveillance Ptl. Genovese inquired the status of a vehicle which came back with a suspended license after he observed what was appeared to be a drug transaction. Sgt. Mayo and Ptl. Genovese then stopped the vehicle and made contact with the rear and front seat passenger (identified as Perry Jurkiewicz and Devon Pettersen). At that time, Ptl. Genovese observed an open alcohol container and an empty prescription bottle. Further investigation and a search revealed 5 wax folds of heroin, 3 syringes and 1 empty wax fold of heroin. During the investigation, Ptl. Nemes had interacted with Perry. During his interaction, Perry was found to be in possession of approximately two bundles of heroin (22 bags). Both subjects were subsequently placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters and processed per department policy. Further investigation revealed that both subjects conspired to distribute the heroin.

Devon Pettersen was charged with possession of heroin, conspiracy to distribute and possession of hypodermic needles. Perry Jurkiewicz was charged conspiracy to distribute, possession of heroin, possession with intent to distribute and possession of hypodermic needles.

Both subjects were then transported to Middlesex County Adult Corrections facility where they were lodged in lieu of $25,000 bail.

INVESTIGATING OFFICERS: Sgt. N. Mayo, Ptl. M. Genovese, Ptl. B. Nemes
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CRIME/INCIDENT: POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF WEAPONS, RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY, BURGLARY, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA OVER 50 GRAMS.

On 12/08/16 at 0209 HRS, Ptl. Parsons observed a motorist traveling westbound on Manalapan road failing to maintain his lane. The vehicle was subsequently stopped and the driver was identified as Joseph Ciavattone. Upon further investigation and search of the vehicle, officers found approximately 70 grams of marijuana and weapons. The marijuana was discovered along with a silver scale, two pocket knives, one gravity knife and a dagger in the driver’s side door compartment. Also in the vehicle was one black Taser, one switch blade, two additional knives, two cut straws with suspected drug residue, two plastic baggies containing suspected CDS and another scale with suspected drug residue.

Additional items in the vehicle included a PlayStation 3 with two controllers, one PlayStation 4 with two controllers, one Nintendo 3DSXL with one charger, one Grand Theft Auto video game, one FIFA video game, one NFL Madden video game, one Need for Speed video game. Further investigation revealed that the games and consoles were stolen from a residence on George Street in Spotswood during a burglary which occurred earlier in the evening.

Ciavattone was arrested and transported to police headquarters and processed per department policy. He was also transported to Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Ciavattone is charged with possession with intent to distribute, unlawful possession of weapons, possession of marijuana over 50g, receiving stolen property, and burglary.

INVESTIGATING OFFICERS: Ptl. J. Parsons, Ptl. K. Palmer
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In the early hours of the morning (02/19/2017) this subject (picture attached) walked into Spotswood Police Headquarters to turn himself in to the authorities. He stated, "I broke free from my yard, broke into others' yards, ripped apart garbage bags, jaywalked several times, left my doggy trail and now I'm exhausted running from the law. I want to go home but I don't know my address."

If you know this little guy (we named him Cheese), he is safe at the Spotswood Police Headquarters for the time being. Contact us with any info about him and his owners. Thank you for the help!

In the meantime Cheese is filling out an application to become a K-9 Officer for the Spotswood Police Department.

732-251-2121 ext. 0
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*** Road Closure ***

Please avoid Adirondack Avenue between Beebe and Kane, officers are investigating a motor vehicle crash and awaiting the response of a utility company.

We will advise when the road is open for thru traffic.
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At the January 23rd council meeting, The Spotswood Police Department welcomed a new officer to the organization, and promoted another to the rank of Sergeant.

Detective John Pfeiffer was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and will be assigned as the midnight shift supervisor. Sergeant Pfeiffer has been with the Spotswood Police Department since 2000 and was the Senior Detective for the last 6 years.

Michael Taylor was sworn in as the newest Patrolman in the Spotswood Police Department, filling a vacancy left by an officer who transferred to another police department. Patrolman Taylor has been a Police Officer for the last three years, and comes to us from the North Hanover Police Department in Burlington County, New Jersey. Patrolman Michael Taylor was the number one candidate after a rigorous selection process in which the police interview panel unanimously agreed on his number 1 ranking.

We would like to wish Sgt. Pfeiffer and Ptl Taylor the best in their new positions!
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It's getting a little slick in parts of the state as result of snow. Please drive a little slower and, if you can safely, #MoveOver when you see a troop or first responder working alongside of the roa...

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Both the Spotswood and Helmetta Police Department (Local PBA 225) for the months of January and February will be growing some "winter wool" in support of Trent Powers of Helmetta who is battling a rare disease called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The members of Local PBA 225 have made a generous donation to "Power's Promise" to further the awareness and education on this rare disease.

Below is a little about Trent, his disease and his fundraiser. In our eyes Trent is a true superhero. Please donate (link below) and share to spread the awareness and offer your support!!

About Trent:

Two-year old Trent Powers of Helmetta, NJ was born with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a rare and incurable disease affecting 1 in every 3500 boys born each year. This 100% fatal disease causes progressive muscle weakness that ultimately leads to life-threatening heart and lung complications. The average lifespan of a child suffering from DMD is mid-to-late 20s.

Trent attends therapy 3-4 times per week and that will only increase as he grows older. Additionally, Trent is constantly visiting different doctors across the nation for the best treatment possible.

From the family:

"This diagnosis has been unbelievably overwhelming and heartbreaking for us as new parents."

Our son’s first years of life have been full of doctor appointments, a state of shock and a foggy understanding of why us. We quickly decided to start Powers Promise to promote awareness, educate others and partner with DMD organizations to help find a cure.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support.

Visit www.powerspromise.org for more information
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From the Spotswood Police Department family to yours, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays! May everyone stay safe, warm and enjoy every moment with family...

Through all that is negative, the greatest gift you can give the Spotswood Police Department is support... And due to that constant support we have reached over 4,000 page likes this week. Our community makes every moment worth it. Thank you again.
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The members of the Spotswood Police Department would like to wish you all a Safe and Happy Holiday. Christmas Eve is statistically one of the deadliest nights of the year. Being a responsible driver is simple, if you are drinking, plan not to drive.

For your viewing pleasure, an inspiring poem from a Retired Ohio State Trooper. Enjoy!!!

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Yesterday, prior to escorting Mr. Grinch around town, Blue Santa (Sgt. Ed Schapley) stopped by Saint Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick with P.B.A. Local #225 President Adam Sabatino, Dawn Crandall and Terry Salge from the Spotswood Municipal Drug Alliance, and The Kulbackis of The Brunswick Memorial Funeral home to deliver gifts to those who are unable to be home for the Holidays this year. This is approximately the 12th year these organizations participated in this event and it grows each year. We would like to thank all of our donors for making this event possible and a special thanks to Brunswick Memorial Home for their everlasting support. ... See MoreSee Less

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Heading toward Burlington! ... See MoreSee Less

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If you see the Grinch escort stopped on your street, make your way down to him. We do not want the Grinchs heart to freeze before it grows!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Spotswood Police Department added 4 new photos to the album: The Grinch!! ... See MoreSee Less

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***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***

Throughout the month of December, members of the Spotswood Police Department responded to multiple calls for service where residents reported that their Christmas decorations, trees and presents were stolen. Due to the influx of calls, officers initiated covert patrols in attempt to catch the suspect responsible for stealing Christmas.

On 12/19/2016 at 2130 hours, the evening shift located the actor identified as The Grinch: AKA street name: “Stink-Stank-Stunk,” attempting to steal the lights off of the Christmas tree in front of the Spotswood Municipal Building. He was apprehended without incident and transported directly to the Spotswood Police Department where he was processed as per departmental policy.
During processing, the Grinch stated “The avarice never ends! I want golf clubs. I want diamonds. I want a pony so I can ride it twice, get bored and sell it to make glue. Look, I don't wanna make waves, but this whole Christmas season is STUPID, STUPID, STUPID!!!

Rather than lodge the individual in county jail, members of the Spotswood Police Department will be escorting Mr. Grinch around the Borough of Spotswood in attempt to show the Grinch Christmas doesn’t come from a store, perhaps Christmas means a little bit more!!!

LISTEN FOR OUR POLICE OFFICERS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD TOMORROW NIGHT FROM 6:00 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M. AND COME OUT TO SHOW HIM YOUR HEART SO HE CAN FIND HIS.
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***POLICE BLOTTER 11/01/2016 - 12/01/2016***

Crime/incident: DWI

On 11/02/2016 at approximately2121 hours, Ptl. Sasso observed a Chevrolet make an illegal turn out of Renaissance Plaza. After stopping the vehicle, it was discovered that the driver, Heather Hornecker, was driving while intoxicated. She was arrested, transported to headquarters, processed and released with a Spotswood Municipal Court date pending. She is charged with DWI.

Investigating Officer: Ptl. Sasso

Crime Incident: Disorderly Conduct, Aggravated Assault on Officer, Aggravated Resisting Arrest, Obstruction, Possession of CDS

On 11/03/2016 at 1621 hours, officers were dispatched to Brookwood Road for a disturbance. Upon arrival Cynthia Seidel was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct as she remained uncooperative, creating a disturbance. After being arrested, she was transported to headquarters. At headquarters Seidel began banging her head against the wall, yelling and screaming. She then began struggling with officers. During the struggle, she kicked Ptl. Fedak in the hand, injuring his thumb. She is charged with Aggravated Resisting Arrest, Aggravated Assault on Officers and Obstruction with a court date pending.

While processing Seidel, her husband, Todd Koberlein arrived at headquarters. While at headquarters, Koberlein attempted to go through the security check for Spotswood Municipal Court. As he attempted to go through the check, he was found to be in possession of Vicodin, Oxycotin and Adderall which were not prescribed to him. He was subsequently arrested, escorted to the processing room, processed and released with a court date pending. He is charged with possession of schedule 1-4 CDS.

Investigating Officers: Ptl. Nemes, Ptl. Fedak, Ptl. Palmer, Sgt. Nichols

Crime/Incident: Criminal Mischief, Warrant

On 11/04/2016 at 2046 Police were dispatched to 289 Main Street for a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival officers came in contact with John Chigirovich who was walking through the complex highly intoxicated. It was further discovered that he damaged a neighboring resident’s screen window and had an active warrant. He was subsequently arrested and transported to headquarters. Chigirovich is charged with Criminal Mischief with a court date pending. He was then turned over to Middlesex County Sherriff’s Department to satisfy the requirements of the bail.

Investigating Officer: Ptl. Sasso

Crime/Incident: Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia

On 11/06/2016 at 0121 hours, Ptl Gallo observed a Hyundai failing to maintain lane with an equipment violation. Upon stopping the vehicle on Main Street, the driver, Axl Almeida was found to be in possession of Marijuana and paraphernalia. He was arrested, transported to headquarters, processed and released with a pending court date.

Investigating Officer: Ptl. Gallo

Crime/Incident: Disorderly Conduct, False Identification

On 11/10/2016 at approximately 2240, police received a report of a disturbance where a male was attempting to fight another male on Kane Avenue. Upon arrival, police found that Mathew Williams had cut off another vehicle, got out of his car and was trying to fight a male occupant in the other car. Williams continued to be disorderly when police arrived. He was found to be in possession of a false Connecticut driver’s license. After being arrested he was transported to headquarters where he was processed and released with a court date pending. He is charged with Possession of False ID and Disorderly Conduct.

Investigating Officer: Ptl. Sasso

Crime/Incident: Possession of Heroin, Possession of Hypodermic Syringe, Throwing Bodily Fluids, Terroristic Threats, Under Influence of CDS, Obstruction, Resisting Arrest

On 11/11/2016 at approximately 1449 hours, police were dispatched to Romeo's Plaza for report of a man down. Upon arrival, officers came in contact with Paul Makarovsky, who was attempting to leave. Upon making contact with Makarovsky, he was found to be in possession of Heroin and a hypodermic syringe. He also exhibited signs of being under the influence of CDS. He was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to headquarters.

At headquarters, Makarovsky began tensing up and pulling away, struggling with officers. He also began spitting on the officers as he was also threatening the lives of the officers and family. He refused to cooperate throughout processing and also spit in the cell area.

Makarovski was transported to Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in lieu of $50,000.00 bail. While in route to county jail, he continued spitting in the patrol vehicle. He is charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of Hypodermic Syringe, Throwing Bodily Fluids, Terroristic Threats, Under the Influence of CDS, Obstruction and Resisting Arrest with a court date pending.

Investigating Officer: Sgt. Nichols

Crime/Incident: DWI, Possession of Marijuana

On 11/13/2016 at 0101 hours, Ptl. Sabatino observed a Ford failing to maintain its lane, and stop at a green light at the intersection of Main Street and Devoe Avenue. Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver Loomy Danso was found to be intoxicated. There was also an open alcoholic beverage in the vehicle and Marijuana. He was arrested, transported to headquarters, processed and released with a municipal court date pending. He is charged with DWI, Possession of Marijuana and Open Container.

Investigating Officer: Ptl. Sabatino

Crime/Incident: Shoplifting, Possession of Marijuana

On 11/13/2016 at 1717 hours, Ptl. Genovese and Sasso responded to Shoprite for a report of a group of shoplifters who had just fled the scene. Upon arrival, officers obtained the description of a dark colored Volkswagen. Ptl. Genovese was subsequently able to locate the Volkswagen and conducted a motor vehicle stop in East Brunswick near the Spotswood border. Upon stopping the vehicle it was discovered that Patricia Sanders had taken $203.00 worth of merchandise from the store. It was also discovered that two juvenile occupants in the vehicle were in possession of Marijuana. All subjects were arrested, transported to headquarters where they were processed and released with pending court dates. Sanders is charged with Shoplifting. The two juveniles are charged with possession of Marijuana.

Investigating officers: Ptl. Genovese / Ptl. Sasso

Crime/Incident: Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia

On 11/16/2016 at approximately 0050 hours, Ptl. Parsons observed a Nissan traveling 57 mph in a 40 mph zone. Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver, Jonathan Czeula was found to be in possession of Marijuana and paraphernalia, He was arrested, transported to headquarters, processed and released with a municipal court date pending. He is charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.

Investigating Officer: Ptl. Parsons

Crime/Incident: Possession of Marijuana

On 11/17/2016 at 2135 hours, police observed a Hyundai traveling on Manalapan Road with an equipment violation. Upon stopping the vehicle, the passenger, Brandon Perret was found to be in possession of Marijuana and paraphernalia. He was arrested and transported to HQ where he was processed and released with a court date pending. He is charged with Possession of Marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

Investigating Officers: Ptl. Nemes / Sgt. Nichols

Incident: Baby Delivery

On 11/23/2016 at approximately 0041 hours Ptl Palmer and Ptl Drude responded along with Spotswood EMS to Carley Place for a report of a woman in labor. Upon arrival the officers along with Spotswood EMS assisted in the delivery of the baby boy. Paramedics from RWJUH subsequently arrived to the scene. After the baby was delivered, Spotswood EMS transported the baby and mother to Jersey Shore Medical Center with the Paramedics.

This is the second baby delivery Spotswood Police have assisted with. On 02/23/2016 at 2152 hours, Sgt. Nichols and Ptl Berlingieri responded to 289 Main Street for a report of a woman in labor. Upon their arrival the officers along with Spotswood EMS assisted in the delivery of another healthy baby boy. The mother and baby were transported to St. Peters Medical Center by Spotswood EMS and RWJUH Paramedics.

INCIDENT: CPR Save

On 11/24/2016 Ptl. Sabatino and Ptl. Nemes responded to a report of an unresponsive man not breathing. Upon arrival, officers found the victim was not breathing with no pulse. They then removed the male victim from the vehicle and began CPR. Care was then turned over to Spotswood EMS and RWJUH Paramedics, who transported the victim to the hospital. It was subsequently reported that the male patient had survived and was in stable condition.

Crime/Incident: DWI

On 11/24/2016 at 0203 hours, Ptl. Sasso observed a Honda traveling 46 in a 35 MPH zone. Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver Laura Santiago was found to be intoxicated. She was arrested, transported to headquarters, processed and released with a pending court date. She is charged with DWI.

Investigating Officer: Ptl. Sasso

Crime/Incident: DWI

On 11/27/2016 at 0020 hours, Ptl. Parsons observed Chevrolet failing to maintain its lane on Main Street near Summerhill Road. Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver, John Salasko was found to be intoxicated. He was arrested, transported to headquarters, processed and released with a pending court date. He is charged with DWI.

Investigating Officer: Ptl. Parsons

Crime/Incident: Burglary, Criminal Trespassing, Aggravated Assault on Police, Aggravated Resisting Arrest, Throwing Bodily Fluids, Criminal Mischief, Disorderly Conduct, Obstruction

On 11/27/2016 at 0324 hours, police were dispatched to a Summerhill Road residence for a report of a female creating a disturbance in the resident’s back yard. Upon arrival, police came in contact with Celise Hartgrove. Hartgrove was highly intoxicated, broke into the resident’s pool house and damage furniture inside. The resident did not know Hartgrove and Hartgrove refused to identify herself.

While being placed under arrest, Hartgrove began resisting by tensing up, pulling away and kicking Ptl. Parsons in the chest while screaming and yelling. Once in the patrol car, she began banging her against the windows. While at headquarters Hartgrove continued to resist and kicked Ptl. Drude in the Knee. She also continued spitting blood on the floor and at the officers.

Hartgrove was transported to Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in lieu of $25,000.00 bail, She is charged with Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Criminal Mischief, Aggravated Assault on Police, Aggravated Resisting Arrest, Throwing Bodily Fluids, Disorderly Conduct and Obstruction with a pending court date.

Investigating Officers: Ptl. Parsons, Ptl. Drude

Incident: Narcan Save

On 11/29/2016 at 1842 police were dispatched to a Main Street residence for a report of an overdose. Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive female and confirmed it was an overdose. Officers subsequently deployed two rounds of Narcan (Naloxone). Moments later, the female regained consciousness. She was subsequently transported to Raritan Bay Medical Center by Spotswood EMS. This was the 12th Narcan deployment and the 9th Narcan save since the police department began routinely carrying the medication in their patrol vehicles.

Investigating Officers: Ptl. Nemes, Ptl. Sabatino, Sgt. Nichols

Crime/Incident: DWI, Use/Influence of CDS

On 11/30.2016 at approximately 0012 hours, Ptl. Parsons observed a Toyota failing to maintain its lane with a headlight out on Old Stage Road. Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver, David Jonaitis was found to be under the influence. He was arrested, transported to HQ, processed and released with a pending court date. He is charged with DWI and Use/Influence of CDS.

Investigating Officer: Ptl. Parsons
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Incident: Narcan Save

On 11/29/2016 at 1842 police were dispatched to a Main Street residence for a report of an overdose. Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive female and confirmed it was an overdose. Officers subsequently deployed two rounds of Narcan (Naloxone). Moments later, the female regained consciousness. She was subsequently transported to Raritan Bay Medical Center by Spotswood EMS. This was the 12th Narcan deployment and the 9th Narcan save since the police department began routinely carrying the medication in their patrol vehicles.

Investigating Officers: Ptl. Nemes, Ptl. Sabatino, Sgt. Nichols
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Crime/Incident: Burglary, Criminal Trespassing, Aggravated Assault on Police, Aggravated Resisting Arrest, Throwing Bodily Fluids, Criminal Mischief, Disorderly Conduct, Obstruction

On 11/27/2016 at 0324 hours, police were dispatched to a Summerhill Road residence for a report of a female creating a disturbance in the resident’s back yard. Upon arrival, police came in contact with Celise Hartgrove. Hartgrove was highly intoxicated, broke into the resident’s pool house and damage furniture inside. The resident did not know Hartgrove and Hartgrove refused to identify herself.

While being placed under arrest, Hartgrove began resisting by tensing up, pulling away and kicking Ptl. Parsons in the chest while screaming and yelling. Once in the patrol car, she began banging her against the windows. While at headquarters Hartgrove continued to resist and kicked Ptl. Drude in the Knee. She also continued spitting blood on the floor and at the officers.

Hartgrove was transported to Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in lieu of $25,000.00 bail, She is charged with Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Criminal Mischief, Aggravated Assault on Police, Aggravated Resisting Arrest, Throwing Bodily Fluids, Disorderly Conduct and Obstruction with a pending court date.

Investigating Officers: Ptl. Parsons, Ptl. Drude
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INCIDENT: CPR Save

On 11/24/2016 Ptl. Sabatino and Ptl. Nemes responded to a report of an unresponsive man. Upon arrival, officers found the victim was not breathing and had no pulse. They then removed the male victim from the vehicle and began CPR. Care was then turned over to Spotswood EMS and RWJUH Paramedics, who transported the victim to the hospital. It was subsequently reported that the male patient had survived and was in stable condition.

Investigating officers: Ptl. Nemes / Ptl. Sabatino
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Incident: Baby Delivery

On 11/23/2016 at approximately 0041 hours Ptl Palmer and Ptl Drude responded along with Spotswood EMS to Carley Place for a report of a woman in labor. Upon arrival the officers along with Spotswood EMS assisted in the delivery of the baby boy. Paramedics from RWJUH also arrived to the scene. After the baby was delivered, Spotswood EMS transported the baby and mother to Jersey Shore Medical Center with the Paramedics.

This is the second baby delivery Spotswood Police have assisted with this year. On 02/23/2016 at 2152 hours, Sgt. Nichols and Ptl Berlingieri responded to 289 Main Street for a report of a woman in labor. Upon their arrival the officers along with Spotswood EMS assisted in the delivery of another healthy baby boy. The mother and baby were transported to St. Peters Medical Center by Spotswood EMS and RWJUH Paramedics.
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Crime/Incident: Possession of Heroin, Possession of Hypodermic Syringe, Throwing Bodily Fluids, Terroristic Threats, Under Influence of CDS, Obstruction, Resisting Arrest

On 11/11/2016 at approximately 1449 hours, police were dispatched to Romeo Plaza for report of a man down. Upon arrival, officers came in contact with Paul Makarovsky, who was attempting to leave. Upon making contact with Makarovsky, he was found to be in possession of Heroin and a hypodermic syringe. He also exhibited signs of being under the influence of CDS. He was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to headquarters.

At headquarters, Makarovsky began tensing up and pulling away, struggling with officers. He also began spitting on the officers as he was also threatening the lives of the officers and family. He refused to cooperate throughout processing and also spit in the cell area.

Makarovski was transported to Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in lieu of $50,000.00 bail. While in route to county jail, he continued spitting in the patrol vehicle. He is charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of Hypodermic Syringe, Throwing Bodily Fluids, Terroristic Threats, Under the Influence of CDS, Obstruction and Resisting Arrest with a court date pending.

Investigating Officer: Sgt. Nichols
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Crime Incident: Disorderly Conduct, Aggravated Assault on Officer, Aggravated Resisting Arrest, Obstruction, Possession of CDS

On 11/03/2016 at 1621 hours, officers were dispatched to Brookwood Road for a disturbance. Upon arrival Cynthia Seidel was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct as she remained uncooperative, creating a disturbance. After being arrested, she was transported to headquarters. At headquarters Seidel began banging her head against the wall, yelling and screaming. She then began struggling with officers. During the struggle, she kicked Ptl. Fedak in the hand, injuring his thumb. She is charged with Aggravated Resisting Arrest, Aggravated Assault on Officers and Obstruction with a court date pending.

While processing Seidel, her husband, Todd Koberlein arrived at headquarters. While at headquarters, Koberlein attempted to go through the security check for Spotswood Municipal Court. As he attempted to go through the check, he was found to be in possession of Vicodin, Oxycontin and Adderall which were not prescribed to him. He was subsequently arrested, escorted to the processing room, processed and released with a court date pending. He is charged with possession of schedule 1-4 CDS.
Investigating Officers: Ptl. Nemes, Ptl. Fedak, Ptl. Palmer, Sgt. Nichols
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*** PRESS RELEASES 10/01/2016 to 11/01/2016 ***

CRIME/INCIDENT: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

On 10/7/2019 at approximately 2345 hours, Patrolman Sasso observed a motor vehicle observed a motor vehicle traveling on Main St. in the Boro failing to maintain its lane and subsequently conducted a lawful motor vehicle stop. During the stop, driver identified as Vishnu Seetharaman from Freehold , was found to be operating his vehicle while under the influence. Seetharaman was subsequently placed under arrest, transported to Spotswood Police headquarters for processing and released on a summons with a Spotswood Municipal Court date.

Investigating Officer: Patrolman Sasso

CRIME/INCIDENT: POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE 1-4 CDS/POSSESSION PARAPHERNALIA

On 10/12/2016 at approximately 1600 hours, Sergeant Nichols and Patrolman Sabatino were dispatched to the 289 Main St. apartments for the report of a disturbance. Upon their arrival they met with Gena Simone who was acting disorderly yelling and screaming. Further investigation revealed that Simone was in possession of a plastic baggie containing white powder substance and a hypodermic needle commonly used to inject heroin. Simone was subsequently placed under arrest and advised of her Miranda rights. She was then transported to Spotswood Police headquarters for processing and released with a Court date.

Investigating Officer: Sergeant Nichols

CRIME/INCIDENT: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

On 10/14/2016 at approximately 2204 hours, Patrolman Parsons observed a motor vehicle traveling on Old Stage Rd. in the Boro failing to maintain its lane and subsequently conducted a motor vehicle stop. During the stop, driver as Karol Kaczmarski from Spotswood was found to be operating his vehicle while under the influence. Kaczmarski was subsequently placed under arrest, transported to Spotswood Police headquarters for processing and released on a summons with a Spotswood Municipal Court date.

Investigating Officer: Patrolman Parsons

CRIME/INCIDENT: POSSESSION OF HEROIN/POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA

On 10/22/2016 at approximately 2359, police were dispatched to Brunswick Ave for a disturbance. Patrolman Sasso subsequently made contact with an individual walking down Brunswick Ave. Patrolman Sasso identified the individual as James Alai from Spotswood. Throughout Patrolman Sasso’s investigation, Alai was to be found in possession of suspected Heroin and a hypodermic needle. Alai was subsequently placed under arrest, transported to Spotswood Police headquarters for processing and released owith a Court date.

Investigating Officer: Patrolman Sasso

CRIME/INCIDENT: ASSAULT/DISORDERLY CONDUCT

On 10/22/2016 at approximately 1702 hours, Patrolman Nemes and Patrolman Sabatino were dispatched to the area of Main St. in the Boro for the report of a verbal altercation between two adults and one female juvenile. Upon their arrival, Patrolman Nemes met with Jonathan Mccully and Kayla Spangler who were outside acting disorderly, cursing, yelling and creating a disturbance. At this time, Mccully and Spangler were placed under arrest for disorderly conduct. Further investigation revealed the female juvenile assaulted Mccully. She subsequently placed under arrest for assault. Both the adults were transported to Spotswood Police headquarters for processing and released on a summons with a Spotswood Municipal Court date. The female juvenile was also transported Spotswood Police headquarters for processing and released to her parent.

Investigating Officers: Patrolman Nemes/Patrolman Sabatino

CRIME/INCIDENT: FRAUD/THEFT

On 10/27/2016 at approximately 1407 hours, Nicolas Costa of Monroe Township was arrested on an outstanding Spotswood arrest warrant. Costa was charged with fraud and theft after a 6 month investigation by SPD Detective Pfeiffer. The investigation was regarding the theft of approximately $21,000 in funds from the Knights of Columbus located in the Boro. Costa was subsequently placed under arrest and escorted to the Spotswood Police booking room for processing. He was then released as a condition of the warrant.

Investigating Officer: Acting Sergeant Pfeiffer and Patrolman Genovese

CRIME/INCIDENT: RESISTING ARREST

On 10/28/2016 at approximately 2149 hours, Patrolman Sasso and Patrolman Nemes were dispatched to the area of 289 Main Street for the report of a disturbance. Upon their arrival, they met with Michael Depinho who was found to be extremely intoxicated. During further investigation, Patrolman Sasso and Nemes attempted to place Michael under arrest during which he resisted by tensing up and pulling away from their control. Michael was then transported to Spotswood Police headquarters for processing and was subsequently released on a summons.

Investigating Officers: Patrolman Sasso/Patrolman Nemes


CRIME/INCIDENT: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

On 10/30/2016 at approximately 0256 hours, Patrolman Sabatino observed a motor vehicle traveling on Main St. in the Boro failing to maintain its lane and subsequently conducted a lawful motor vehicle stop. During the stop, driver identified as John Carroll from Spotswood was found to be operating his vehicle while under the influence. Carroll was subsequently placed under arrest, transported to Spotswood Police headquarters for processing and released on a summons with a Spotswood Municipal Court date.

Investigating Officer: Patrolman Sabatino

CRIME/INCIDENT: POSSESSION OF CDS/POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA

On 10/30/2016 at approximately 2107 hours, Patrolman Sabatino observed the driver of a motor vehicle throwing debris from the interior which was located in the Jersey Pride parking lot. As Patrolman Sabatino approached the vehicle, he observed the driver rolling a blunt and the driver was then asked to exit the vehicle. A search of the vehicle came back with marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The driver was subsequently arrested, transported to Spotswood Police headquarters for processing and was finally released on a summons with a Spotswood Municipal Court date.

Investigating Officer: Patrolman Sabatino
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*** PRESS RELEASES 09/01/2016 to 10/01/2016 ***

CRIME/INCIDENT: POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA/POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA

On 9/1/2016 at approximately 2032 hours, Patrolman Gallo observed a motor vehicle with multiple equipment violations on Main St. in the Boro and subsequently conducted a lawful motor vehicle stop. Barbara Kiem from South was found to be in possession of a bag containing marijuana in her pocket. Kiem was then placed under arrest, transported to Spotswood Police headquarters for processing and released on a summons with a Spotswood Municipal Court date.

Investigating Officer: Patrolman Gallo

CRIME/INCIDENT: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

On 9/1/2015 at approximately 2123 hours, Patrolman Sasso observed a motor vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Main St. in the Boro and subsequently conducted a lawful motor vehicle stop. During the stop, The driver, Jordan Dennis from East Brunswick was found to be operating his vehicle while under the influence. Dennis was subsequently placed under arrest, transported to Spotswood Police headquarters for processing and released on a summons with a Spotswood Municipal Court date.

Investigating Officer: Patrolman Sasso

CRIME/INCIDENT: POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA/POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA/WARRANT

On 9/2/2016 at approximately 0009 hours, Patrolman Drude observed a motor vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Brunswick Ave. During the stop, Glenn Silowka 2nd from Monroe Township was found to be in possession of marijuana and a pipe commonly used to ingest marijuana. Silowka also had an outstanding warrant out of East Brunswick for $220.00. He was subsequently placed under arrest, transported to Spotswood Police headquarters for processing and given a summons with a Spotswood Municipal Court date. He was subsequently turned over to East Brunswick Police in default of bail.

Investigating Officer: Patrolman Drude

CRIME/INCIDENT: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

On 9/2/2016 at approximately 2157 hours, Patrolman Nemes observed a motor vehicle traveling on Main St. in the Boro with an equipment violation. He subsequently conducted a lawful motor vehicle stop as the vehicle turned on Devoe Ave. During the stop, driver, Peter Hodges from Monroe Township, was found to be operating his vehicle while under the influence. Hodges was subsequently placed under arrest, transported to Spotswood Police headquarters for processing and released on a summons with a Spotswood Municipal Court date.

Investigating Officer: Patrolman Nemes

CRIME/INCIDENT: POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA/POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA

On 9/5/2016 at approximately 0008 hours, Patrolman Genovese observed a motor vehicle traveling on Old Stage Rd. in the Boro with multiple equipment violations. As Patrolman Genovese closed the distance on the vehicle in question, he further observed the driver using a hand held wireless device and driving erratically. At this time, Patrolman Genovese conducted a lawful motor vehicle stop. During the stop, the driver, Corrina Lamanno from Freehold was found to be in possession of a one hitter both and marijuana. Lamanno was subsequently placed under arrest, transported to Spotswood Police headquarters for processing and released on a summons with a Spotswood Municipal Court date.

Investigating Officer: Patrolman Genovese

CRIME/INCIDENT: POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA/POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA

On 9/8/2016 at approximately 2320 hours, Patrolman Sabatino observed a motor vehicle traveling on Main St. in the Boro failing to maintain its lane and subsequently conducted a lawful motor vehicle stop. Driver, Leonid Kleyman from Monroe Township was found to be in possession of marijuana and multiple burnt blunt wraps. Kleyman was subsequently placed under arrest, transported to Spotswood Police headquarters for processing and released on a summons with a Spotswood Municipal Court date.

Investigating Officer: Patrolman Sabatino

CRIME/INCIDENT: HIT AND RUN MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT/DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE/POSSESSION CDS/POSSESSION PARAPHERNALIA

On 9/12/2016 at approximately 1655 hours, Patrolman Genovese responded to the area of Summerhill Rd. in the Boro for the report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident. Patrolman Genovese approached the defendant later identified as Jamie Saporito to question her about the accident. During his interaction with Saporito, was found to be under the influence while driving and in possession of Xanax which was not prescribed. Saporito was subsequently placed under arrest, transported to Spotswood Police headquarters for processing and released on a summons with a Spotswood Municipal Court date.

Investigating Officer: Patrolman Genovese

CRIME/INCIDENT: HINDERING APPREHENSION/DESTRUCTION OF EVIDENCE/POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA/POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA/WARRANT

On 9/16/2016 at approximately 2229 hours, Patolman Sabatino observed a motor vehicle fail to maintain its lane on Devoe Ave. in the Boro and subsequently conducted a lawful motor vehicle stop. During the stop, passenger later identified as Xhemajl Camaj exhibiting signs of extreme nervousness. Once out of the vehicle Patroman Sabatino detected the odor of marijuana coming off of his breath and observed small pieces of marijuana in his mouth which he attempted to eat as he was stopped. Camaj also provided Patrolman Sabatino with false information due to an outstanding arrest warrant he had Out of Helmetta. He was subsequently arrested, and transported to Spotswood Police headquarters for processing. Once back at headquarters, Camaj admitted to being in possession of more marijuana and retrieved it from inside his pants. Camaj was subsequently turned over to Helmetta PD where he was transported to the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center.

Investigating Officer: Patrolman Sabatino

CRIME/INCIDENT: POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA

On 9/19/2016 at approximately 2227 hours, Patrolman Genovese observed a motor vehicle traveling on Summerhill Rd. in the Boro with an equipment violation and subsequently conducted a lawful motor vehicle stop. During the stop, the driver of the vehicle later identified as Tyrell Grant was found to be in possession marijuana located in the trunk. Grant was subsequently placed under arrest, transported to Spotswood Police headquarters for processing and released on a summons with a Spotswood Municipal Court date.

Investigating Officer: Patrolman Genovese

CRIME/INCIDENT: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE/ UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF CDS

On 9/21/2016 at approximately 0150 hours, Patrolman Palmer observed a motor vehicle traveling on Devoe Ave. in the Boro driving in a careless manner and subsequently conducted a lawful motor vehicle stop. During the stop, the driver, identified the driver as Jeffrey Brown, of Spotswood was found to be operating his vehicle while under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance. Brown was subsequently placed under arrest, transported to Spotswood Police headquarters for processing and released on a summons with a Spotswood Municipal Court date.

Investigating Officer: Patrolman Palmer

CRIME/INCIDENT: BURGLARY/THEFT/CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

On 9/27/2016 at approximately 1919 hours, Sgt. Nichols and Patrolman Nemes were dispatched to the Community Center located within Clearwater Village in reference to a theft complaint. Upon arrival, they observed a motor vehicle sitting on cinderblocks without wheels or spoiler. Further investigation revealed the vehicle was broken into by force causing damage to the vehicle.

Anyone with additional information please contact Spotswood Police at 732-251-2121 ext. 0

Investigating Officers: Sergeant Nichols/Detective Gardini/Patrolman Nemes
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Thank you Spotswood Cub Scout Pack 35 for your continued support!

If you are in the area, stop by Five Below located at 607 Route 18 in East Brunswick between November 25th - December 23rd and Cub Scout Pack 35 will receive 10% of each purchase.

Visit www.troop35bsa.com/ to learn more about Troop 35
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We want to thank the community for coming out and showing their support for The Spotswood Police Department! It was a fun and successful morning! ... See MoreSee Less

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Stop by Dunkin Donuts before 10am to have a cup of coffee with one of our officers. Also, Don't forget the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at the Municipal Building tonight at 5:15 sponsored by Spotswood Recreation. ... See MoreSee Less

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Don't forget to stop by Dunkin Donuts in Spotswood tomorrow between 8-10am and enjoy your morning coffee with one of our officers! ... See MoreSee Less

Coffee With A Cop

December 3, 2016, 8:00am - December 3, 2016, 10:00am

Come and join the members of the Spotswood Police Department for Coffee With A Cop! We will have Q and A during the event for any problems, concerns, compliments or statements you may have. Hope to se...

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"No Shave November" has officially come and gone, the Spotswood Police Department would like to thank all those who donated in the honor/memory of those who currently fight and those who have lost their battle with cancer!

Below are some photos taken during the month of November of the Officers that participated and donated to the cause!
(We even snuck one in of the Chief)
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The Spotswood Police Department regrets to announce the untimely passing of Ret. Sergeant Brian Keenan. Sergeant Keenan retired from the Spotswood Police Department in 2012 after 25 years of dedicated service to the Spotswood Community.

Services will be on Monday November 28th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm and 7:00pm - 9:00pm at the Brunswick Mmemoral Funeral home in East Brunswick.
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Happy Thanksgiving from the Spotswood Police Department. We hope everyone has a fun and SAFE holiday!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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If you're looking for a late dinner, stop by
Gennaro's for their Dine to Donate Event and support the Friends of the Spotswood Public Library. Have lunch, dinner or take-out and the library will receive 15% of your bill!!!

The library will be closed Nov. 9, 10 and 11.
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Vote for Pizza and Pasta! The clear choice for lunch or dinner on Thursday night is Gennaro's Restaurant. Print out the flyer below. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Spotswood Public Library.

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***November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month***

In honor of those who continue to battle with cancer and in memory of those who have lost their battle with cancer, Officers of the Spotswood Police Department are putting down their razors in order to participate in No Shave November and make a generous donation to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.

The National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation is a foundation whose mission is assisting those who suffer with pancreatic cancer and their families across the nation.

The American Cancer Society estimates 42,000 people will die because of the disease this year.

We have already raised over $500. If you would like to be part of the cause, click the link below and donate! Every little bit helps.

www.npcf.us/donate/
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*** Statement from the Chief of Police ***

Spotswood Police Chief Michael Zarro issued a statement Friday afternoon to clarify some misinformation that came out of the Spotswood Mayoral debate on Thursday. The statement can be viewed below.
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Our Superheroes had a successful Halloween night. Lucky for our Superheroes, they employed help from our town’s young monsters, ghosts, ghouls, and animals, as they fought evil together…and maybe ate some candy too. Here are some photos below. Thank you to everyone for your participation and support! ... See MoreSee Less

Our Superheroes had a successful Halloween night. Lucky for our Superheroes, they employed help from our town’s young monsters, ghosts, ghouls, and animals, as they fought evil together…and maybe ...

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Here is a link to our video of our Heroes mashing with the monsters. If you have any photos with our Department's Heroes from Halloween that you would like added to our album, send them to our email SpotswoodPoliceNJ@gmail.com We will be sure to add them!!!

We would further like to thank all the parents/residents for their support. It makes the Halloween tradition fun and enjoyable for all!
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Our Superheroes had a successful Halloween night. Lucky for our Superheroes, they employed help from our town’s young monsters, ghosts, ghouls, and animals, as they fought evil together…and maybe ate some candy too. Here are some photos below. Thank you to everyone for your participation and support! ... See MoreSee Less

Our Superheroes had a successful Halloween night. Lucky for our Superheroes, they employed help from our town’s young monsters, ghosts, ghouls, and animals, as they fought evil together…and maybe ...

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In the spirit of Halloween, the Spotswood Police Department’s 3rd squad will be shedding their human skin and revealing their true superhero form. These superheroes, Sgt. Nelson “Incredible Hulk” Nichols, Ptl. Mike “Ironman” Genovese, Ptl. Rich “Deadpool” Sasso, Ptl. Brandon “Batman” Nemes and Ptl. “Spiderman” Sabatino will be giving candy out to kids as they combat evil villains and patrol the streets. As a surprise, Chief “Captain America” Zarro made a special cameo appearance to help. Spotswood Police Department would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Halloween.

***Be sure to stop by Trunk-or-Treat in the High School parking lot between 6:30pm-8:30pm to grab some candy from our patrol vehicle***
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Press releases from 08/10/2016 to 08/31/2016 with some mugshots below. Don't forget to go through our timeline to read all press releases and events throughout the year and send us a like. ... See MoreSee Less

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Crime/Incident: Possession of Paraphernalia

On 08/31/2016 at 0042 hours, Ptl. Palmer observed a Mercedes traveling on Devoe Avenue with equipment violations. Furthermore, a plate check revealed that the registered owner had an active warrant out of East Orange. Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver Fadi Soliman was in possession of a plastic baggie with white powder residue suspected to be Cocaine, a pipe with greenish residue suspected to be Marijuana and a digital scale with white powder residue on it. It was also confirmed that he had an active warrant out of East Orange. Soliman was arrested and transported to headquarters where he was processed as per departmental policy and released with a court date pending in Spotwood and East Orange. He is charged with possession of Paraphernalia.

Investigating Officer: Ptl. Kevin Palmer
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Crime/Incident: Possession of CDS, Possession of Paraphernalia

On 08/29/2016 at 0120 hours Ptl. Genovese observed a Volkswagen traveling on Main Street with equipment violations. Upon stopping the vehicle Jennifer Oleary was found to be in possession of Codeine and Acetamitophen pills which were not prescribed to her. She also possessed a clear plastic wrap with white powder residue, clear plastic baggies and a silver container with residue. She was arrested, transported to headquarters processed and released with a pending court date. She is charged with Possession of CDS and Possession of Paraphernalia.

Investigating Officer: Ptl. Michael Genovese
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Crime/Incident: Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose, Disorderly Conduct

On 08/28/2016 at 1945 police received an anonymous report that a fight was going to take place behind the Spotswood Library involving a large group of people from multiple towns. Officers from Spotswood and Helmetta responded. Upon arrival, officers encountered approximately 20 individuals from Spotswood, Helmetta, East Brunswick, Sayreville, Jamesburg and Monroe. Multiple induvial also fled on foot upon arrival of officers.

During the investigation Christopher Gill was found to be in possession of a curved blade knife with a grip handle. He was subsequently placed under arrest. During this time a 16 year old male juvenile began creating a disturbance, yelling profanity at the officers and telling them to arrest him. He was subsequently taken into custody for Disorderly Conduct. Both males were transported to headquarters where they were processed as per departmental policy. Gill was released with a pending court date. The juvenile was released to his parent with a court date in Juvenile Court pending.

Investigating Officers: Sgt. Nelson Nichols / Ptl. Michael Genovese
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Crime/Incident: DWI

On 08/27/2016 at 0200 hours A/Sgt. Pfeiffer observed Kia failing to maintain its lane and tailgating on Main Street, near Devoe Avenue. Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver Andrew Lardieri was found to be intoxicated. He was arrested and transported to headquarters where he was processed and released with a pending court date.

Investigating Officer: A/Sgt Pfeiffer
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Crime/Incident: Possession of Marijuana. Possession of Paraphernalia

On 08/27/2016 at 0024 Ptl. Nemes observed a Pontiac failing to maintain its lane on Main Street. Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver, Atiyyah Abdul-Wahid was found to be in possession of Marijuana and paraphernalia. She was arrested and transported to headquarters where she was processed and released with a pending court date.

Investigating Officer: Ptl. Brandan Nemes
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Crime/Incident: Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia

On 08/24/2016 at 2200 hours, Ptl. Nemes observed a ford with a headlight out on Main Street near Victoria Park. Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver Christopher Bracero was found to be in possession of Marijuana and paraphernalia. He was arrested and transported to headquarters where he was processed and released with a pending court date.

Investigating Officer: Ptl. Brandan Nemes
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Crime/Incident: Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia

On 08/23/2016 at approximately 2039 hours, Sgt Nichols observed a Toyota make an illegal U turn as well as other motor vehicle violations on Main Street near Summerhill Road. Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver Chirstopher Borrelli was found to be in possession of Marijuana which he was hiding in the gas cap compartment of the vehicle. He was arrested and transported to headquarters where he was processed and released with a court date pending.

Investigating Officer: Sgt. Nelson Nichols
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Crime/Incident: Possession of Marijuana / Possession of Paraphernalia

On 08/23/2016 at approximately 1741 hours, Ptl. Sabatino found 3 males smoking Marijuana in a vehicle in the parking lot of Domino’s Pizza. Further investigation revealed that the males Vanshul Kukreti, age 20, was smoking marijuana with a 16 year old male juvenile and a 13 year old male juvenile. The 3 males were found to be in possession of Marijuana as well as paraphernalia. Kukreti was arrested, transported to headquarters and released with a court date pending. The Juveniles were taken into custody, transported to headquarters and released with Juvenile Court dates pending.

Investigating Officer: Ptl. Adam Sabatino
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Crime/Incident: Possession of Paraphernalia

On 08/23/2016 at 0900 hours, Spotswood Municipal Court was in session. During this time, Ptl. Nemes was checking people for weapons prior to entering the courtroom. During this time, Tracy Colangelo was found to be in possession of 2 wax paper folds which contained heroin residue. She was arrested, processed and released with a new court date pending.

Investigating Officer: Ptl. Brandan Nemes
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Crime/Incident: DWI

On 08/21/2016 at 2150 hours, police responded to a Main Street residence for a report of a disturbance. During the investigation, Kelly Gorman pulled up to the scene in her vehicle intoxicated. She was arrested, transported to headquarters, processed and released with a pending court date.

Investigating Officer: Ptl Kevin Palmer
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Crime/Incident: Possession with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose

On 08/20/2016 at 2156 hours, police observed a Honda traveling 54 MPH in the 35 MPH zone on Main Street. Upon stopping the Honda, the driver Martin Arzola was found to be in possession of approximately 26 Grams of Marijuana, various paraphernalia, and 2 knives. Further investigation revealed that Arzola was distributing the Marijuana utilizing the Honda as the means to do so. The Honda Civic was seized with a pending application for asset Forfeiture do the role it played it the distribution of narcotics

Arzola was arrest and transported to headquarters where he posted his $2500.00 bail. The female passenger, Ludwigka Dorsaint was also arrested. She is charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.

Investigating Officer: Ptl. James Parsons / Ptl. Richard Sasso
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Crime/Incident: Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia

On 08/20/2016 at 0051 hours, police observed an Acura failing to maintain its lane with an equipment violation. Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver Stephanie Lew was found to be in possession of suspected Marijuana and paraphernalia. She was arrested, transported to headquarters, processed and released with a Spotswood Municipal court date pending.

Investigating Officer: Ptl. Rick Drude
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Crime/Incident: Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Obstruction, Aggravated Resisting Arrest, Aggravated Assault (simple assault on police), Disorderly Conduct.

On 08/18/2016 at 1912 hours police were dispatched to Jackson Avenue for a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival police learned that suspect; Elizabeth Steftennagel fled the scene on foot prior to their arrival. Further investigation revealed that she fled to evade apprehension for 2 active warrants out of Newark and Woodbridge.

Officers searched the area and noticed a rear window opened in a neighbor’s vacant house. Police then entered the home through the opened window. While searching the abandoned house, they found Steftennagel hiding in a bedroom closet. After being placed under arrest, Steftennagel refused to get in the police car, continued yelling profanities at the officers and kicked one of the officers in the face. She was transported to headquarters where she was processed as per departmental policy. She was then transported to Middlesex Adult Corrections Center in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.

Investigating Officers: Sgt. Nelson Nichols / Ptl. Adam Sabatino / Ptl. Kevin Palmer
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Crime/Incident: Possession of Heroin, Possession of Paraphernalia, Obstruction, Hindering Apprehension

On 08/17/2016 at 2209 hours officers observed a Toyota with a cracked windshield traveling on Main Street. A check of the plate revealed that the owner Jeanette Olshefski was suspended. Upon stopping the vehicle at the Raceway on Summerhill Road, officers came in contact with Olshefski and the male passenger George Baureko. During the stop Olshefski and Baureko lied to officers about Baureko’s real identity to conceal 2 active warrants he had for his arrest, one Sayreville warrant for $500.00 and a Middlesex County warrant for over $20,000.00. Once officers learned of Baureko’s identity he was arrested for the warrants and also charged with Hindering Apprehension.

Further investigation revealed that Olshefski was in possession of a wax paper fold containing suspected heroin, suspected marijuana, empty heroin folds and a cut straw with white powder residue. Olshefski was arrested and charged with Hindering Another’s Apprehension for lying about Baureko’s true identity. She was also charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia. After arrest, both subjects were transported to headquarters where they were processed as per departmental policy. Baureko was transported to Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in lieu of bail. Olshefski was released with a pending court date.

Investigating Officers: Ptl. Mike Genovese / Ptl. Adam Sabatino
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Crime/Incident: Possession of Heroin, Possession of Marijuana

On 08/17/2016 at 1728 hours, police observed a Jeep make a turn without utilizing the turn signal. Upon stopping the Jeep, the driver, Justin Horowitz was found to be in possession of 4 wax paper folds containing suspected heroin and two plastic bags containing suspected Marijuana. Horowitz was subsequently placed under arrest, transported to headquarters where he was processed as per departmental policy. He was released with a court date pending.

Investigating officers: Ptl. Adam Sabatino / Ptl. Mike Genovese
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Crime/Incident: Possession of Marijuana / Paraphernalia

On 08/16/2016 at 2242 hours, Sgt Nichols observed an accura make an illegal left turn out of 508 Main Street. Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver, Volkan Demirci was found to be in possession of Marijuana seeds for growing and cultivating marijuana plants. He was arrested, transported to headquarters and released with a court date pending court date.

Investigating Officer: Sgt. Nelson Nichols
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Crime/Incident: Warrant (Carjacking)

On 08/13/2016 at 2121 hours, Ptl. Genovese conducted a motor vehicle stop on Summerhill Road for Motor Vehicle violations. Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver Martin Peralta was found to have a $100,000.00 outstanding warrant out of Camden for Car Jacking. He was subsequently placed under arrest, transported to headquarters and turned over to Camden County Police.

Investigating Officer: Ptl. Michael Genovese
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Crime/Incident: Resisting (by flight) Obstruction, Trespassing

On 08/10/2016 at 1636 hours police were dispatched to Clear Water Village for reports of possible narcotics activity. Upon arrival, Ptl. Sabatino came in contact with a male subject, Russel Nordstrom. Nordstrom subsequently fled on foot and a foot pursuit ensued. Ptl. Sabatino was able to apprehend Nordstrom. He was subsequently placed under arrest for Obstruction and Resisting by Flight. Nordstrom advised officers that he ran because he was under the impression that he had active warrants.

A second male, Anthony Desilvio, also fled the scene upon officer’s arrival. Officers searched the area and were able to locate Desilvio on the Conrail railroad tracks, near the woods and immediately adjacent residential back yards. During the investigation, Desilvo began lying to officers and offering false statements. He was subsequently arrested for Obstruction and Trespassing. Both subjects were transported to headquarters, processed as per departmental policy and released with court dates pending.

Investigating officers: Ptl. Adam Sabatino / Ptl. Richard Sasso / Ptl. Mike Genovese / Sgt. Nelson Nichols
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* * * REMINDER * * *

School Openings began today, September 1st, for Immaculate Conception School and September 6th for Spotswood Public Schools. Residents are asked to be attentive to the increased pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular traffic on our main and side streets as students return to school. Please be courteous and patient with our Crossing Guards, they are trying to keep things running smoothly as they cross pedestrian traffic. WELCOME BACK and PLEASE DRIVE SAFELY.
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***Don't Forget The Main Event***
Spotswood and Helmetta have their first ever Pig Roast tomorrow at 2pm!!!

Event will be on the corner of John Street and Maple Street at the Maple Street Pavilion. All those looking to grab a last second ticket can buy them at the event... Hope to see everyone there!!!!
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Crime/Incident: Soliciting/Warrant

On 08/08/2016 at 2101 hours, police were dispatched to the area of Spotswood Gardens for a report of suspicious female knocking on doors requesting to see utility bills. Upon arrival to that area, police were able to locate a female, Ciani Porter of Philadelphia, who matched the description provided by the caller. The investigation revealed that Porter was soliciting without a permit and had an active criminal warrant for solicitation. She was subsequently arrested and taken to headquarters where she was processed as per departmental policy with a court date pending.

Investigating officer: Sgt. Nelson Nichols
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Crime/Incident: DWI/ Refuse to Submit Breath Samples

On 08/08/2016 at 2049 hours, Ptl Genovese observed a Pontiac traveling at a high rate of speed and failing to maintain its lane. Upon stopping the vehicle on Main Street, the driver, Lisa Black was found to be intoxicated. She was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to headquarters where she refused to submit a sample of breath. She was subsequently released with a Spotswood Municipal Court date pending.

Investigating Officer: Michael Genovese
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Crime/Incident: Car Fire (fatality)

On 08/08/2016 at approximately 1130 hours, police responded with Spotswood EMS and Fire Department to Brunswick Ave for a reported car fire with an individual inside the car.

Upon arrival, officers pulled a male victim out of the car. The victim suffered severe burns over large portions of his body and was subsequently turned over to Spotswood EMS after being taken out of the vehicle. He was then transported by EMS to Immaculate Conception Church on Manalapan Road where they were met by a helicopter. The victim was then flown by Medevac to St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office Detective Joseph Chesseri at 732-745-3115, or Spotswood Sergeant Edward Schapley at 732-416-1870.

Investigating Officers: Chief Michael Zarro, Lt. Les Genovese, Sgt. Edward Schapley, Det. Scott Hoover Ptl. Mike Genovese, Plt. Glen Pacyna
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