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Come show your support for the Spotswood Chargers football team and breast cancer awareness during the next three home games. Don't forget to wear your pink!

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***Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Drive***

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which left thousands of Texans displaced from their homes without basic necessities, Spotswood Emergency Services to include Spotswood EMS, Spotswood Police Department, Spotswood Volunteer Fire Department - Enterprise Hook & Ladder Co., Inc., and Spotswood OEM mobilized and initiated a community collection outreach for items that families will need in the coming weeks.

Without honorarium, On August 30th and 31st between the hours of 8am and 8pm, Spotswood Emergency Service members volunteered their time to collect, inventory, and package essential items for Hurricane Harvey flood victims. Residents from Spotswood and surrounding towns flooded the parking lot with bottled water, personal hygiene products, cleaning supplies, non-perishable foods, pet supplies, and diapers.

We are proud to announce that in just 24 hours, an approximate total of over 70 heaping pallets of essential items were packaged and loaded to be shipped to Texas.

On behalf of all Spotswood Emergency Personnel we would like to thank the volunteers who found time to stop in and give a helping hand as well as those who donated.

We would like to thank Enterprise Iron, Brunswick Memorial Home, Jamesburg Elks Lodge 2180, and Curves Spotswood/EB NJ for their major contributions and assistance over the past two days.

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Day two at the Spotswood Emergency Services Fund Drive for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. We will be here until 8pm tonight!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Hurricane Harvey Collection is rocking today!! Stop by with your non perishables ... See MoreSee Less

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Please help us help those in need!!! Spotswood Emergency Services has teamed up to collect items for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Please share this with all of your friends!!!

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Its that time of year!!! The Mayors will be in attendance for the first day of school along with members of the Spotswood Police Department. ... See MoreSee Less

We are so excited for this! Our Mayors Chris and Ed will be joining us to welcome our students Back to School! We love to have unity in the community...there is nothing better than when we all work to...

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Our neighbors Waves of Motion Dance Center are having an open house this Saturday!! Stop in for some food and drinks and learn about their new student discounts.

#wearespotswood #SpotswoodNJ #SpotswoodPoliceNJ #wavesofmotiondancecenter
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With Powers Promise today at their Volley for Duchenne Event at the Jamesburg Knights of Columbus... word has it that Jamesburg Police Department didn't show up because they didn't want to get waxed... and they owe us lunch! If you are in the area come out to support a good cause!!! Food, Drinks, raffles and games for the kids... Don't miss out! ... See MoreSee Less

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It's getting closer! Who is joining the members of local 225 at their annual pig roast on August 19th at the Maple Street Pavilion in Helmetta?! ... See MoreSee Less

PBA Pig Roast

August 19, 2017, 2:00pm - August 19, 2017, 7:00pm

Join the Spotswood and Helmetta PBA for our 2nd Annual Pig Roast! Last years success only brings more food, more prizes, more drinks (BEER INCLUDED), more games and more fun! This event is even more k...

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2017 National Night Out!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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We would like to thank everyone for coming out last night, your continued support means everything!!! Special thanks to all of our vendors as well as Helmetta Police Department and The Borough of Helmetta for making National Night Out Possible. Till next year!!! ... See MoreSee Less

We would like to thank everyone for coming out last night, your continued support means everything!!! Special thanks to all of our vendors as well as @[991397080899767:274:Helmetta Police Department] ...

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Don't miss out on National Night Out tonight at 6pm at the Spotswood Municipal Building. Join us for a night of family fun and fireworks. Who's coming?!

#SpotswoodNJ #HelmettaNJ #SpotswoodPoliceNj #Nationalnightout2017 #commitedtocommunity
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National Night Out 2017

August 1, 2017, 6:00pm - August 1, 2017, 9:00pm

Calling all Spotswood and Helmetta residents, join us on Tuesday, August 1st 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 for a night of fun at the Spotswood Municipal Complex!!!

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Congratulatons to the graduating Junior Police Academy Class of 2017!!! All the Cadets did an amazing job. Throughout the week they broke through difficult physical and mental barriers and learned a lot of different aspects of Police work. Congrats and great job Cadets!

Below is the link to the academy video.
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Our 2017 Spotswood Junior Police Academy Graduates!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Last minute drill... Bad Boys!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Spotswood Police Department was live. ... See MoreSee Less

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Live at our defensive tactics portion of the 2017 Jr Police Academy ... See MoreSee Less

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One more day remaining in the Spotswood Junior Police Academy, D.I. Genovese is putting the finishing touches on the cadets graduation march. These cadets have come a long way in the past week! ... See MoreSee Less

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Day 3 conquered. Marching, PT, SORT, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office... Mid-week wake up with SORT setting off a Flashbang! 2 days left. @ Spotswood High School ... See MoreSee Less

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Day 2 Jr. Police Academy... Cadets got a full workout, did some marching, saw the State Police Helicopter, had a presentation from the Spotswood Fire Department and EMS. Long day, tough day... Louder Day! Good job Cadets! @ Spotswood High School ... See MoreSee Less

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*** Special Alert ***

This little guy was found wandering around Adirondack Avenue at 7:40 pm with no collar or name tag. We need your assisstance in reuniting him with his owner/s. If anyone knows who he belongs to, contact the Spotswood Police Department so we can work on getting him reunited with his family !
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Day 1 down of the Spotswood Junior Police Academy... Cadets learned formations, marching, Motor Vehicle Stops, DUI, K-9, different law enforcement agencies/law and most importantly... discipline. Can't wait for day 2! #SPDJrAcademy17 @ Spotswood High School ... See MoreSee Less

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Calling all Spotswood and Helmetta residents, join us on Tuesday, August 1st 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 for a night of fun at the Spotswood Municipal Complex!!! ... See MoreSee Less

National Night Out 2017

August 1, 2017, 6:00pm - August 1, 2017, 9:00pm

Calling all Spotswood and Helmetta residents, join us on Tuesday, August 1st 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 for a night of fun at the Spotswood Municipal Complex!!!

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2nd Annual Pig Roast hosted by PBA Local 225! August 19th at 2pm. Last year's support will help this year's to be even bigger! Click on the event or PBA 225 Facebook page for more information. KIDS UNDER 12 FREE!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

PBA Pig Roast

August 19, 2017, 2:00pm - August 19, 2017, 7:00pm

Join the Spotswood and Helmetta PBA for our 2nd Annual Pig Roast! Last years success only brings more food, more prizes, more drinks (BEER INCLUDED), more games and more fun! This event is even more k...

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Spotswood! Did you America today?

Let's see those 'Murica photos... Family friendly of course 😉
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Today the Spotswood Police Department had 2 visitors... Officer Kenny and his patriotic sister Samantha. Samantha wanted to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July and Officer Kenny, in his Police uniform, wanted to know if we needed some extra man power! After a short tour and making sure the Department was safe, Officer Kenny escorted Samantha out of headquarters and back to their house to enjoy the rest of the 4th!

The Spotswood Police Department thanks everyone for their endless support and wishes the community a safe, fun and healthy Independence Day!

Happy 4th of July!
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We often get questions on how to make our houses safer. RING has an answer. Safer Homes, Safer Neighborhood… Reduce your chances of burglary by up to 55% with RING products.

In an effort to make the neighborhood safer, RING has provided a Promo Code to make their solution even more affordable!

For extra money off, use Promo code : 14spotswood
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At 1230 hours the below pictured gentleman, temporarily named Beans, stopped by Spotswood Police Headquarters to ask for directions... Beans stated, "I don't know where I'm going, but I sure know where I've been, and I've made up my mind, I ain't wasting no more time, but here I go again on my own, going down the only road I've ever known." He further stated that he does not know his name or where he lives, but he does recall his friend Cheese coming in for help once, so he wanted to give it a shot. Beans stated he loves Whitesnake/David Coverdale and is a big supporter of the Spotswood Police Department.

If you know where Beans should go or where he's been please help him out. Until then Beans is safe and secure at the Spotswood Police Department for the time being. Thank you for the help!

Any info call 732-251-2121 ext. 0
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*Press Release*

On 06/22/2017 at approximately 1800 hours, Patrolman Sabatino observed a moderately detailed 4 cylinder Ford, that your grandmother would drive, with debatably semi-okay graphics, parked in a Spotswood Police patrol vehicle parking space. Patrolman Sabatino, seen here ticketing the offender vehicle, was then asked to make a statement. Patrolman Sabatino stated, "I'm sick and tired of this blatant disrespect for our Patrol vehicles. The South River Police Department continually attempts to chameleon their way into our fleet." Patrolman Sabatino then said, "I ain't having that, not up in here."
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The Spotswood Police Department is proud to recognize three of our officers. Patrolman Richard Sasso, Patrolman Michael Genovese, and Patrolman Brandon Nemes were recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving "MADD" for performing above and beyond their call of duty to apprehend impaired drivers. These officers were presented awards yesterday for their outstanding Drunk Driving Enforcement efforts in 2016.

On September 5, 1980, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers was incorporated and the mission as stated in its Articles of Incorporation were “To aid the victims of crimes performed by individuals driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, to aid the families of such victims and to increase public awareness of the problem of drinking and drugged driving."

These officers remain a potent force in the battle against impaired driving and their work has made Spotswood a safer place by preventing impaired drivers from causing crashes which are often fatal.

If you or a loved one has been affected by drunk driving MADD has a 24hr help hotline @ 877-MADD-HELP
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#POWERSPROMISE #FINDINGANENDTODUCHENNE #PTLPOWERS #50 #SPOTSWOODPOLICENJ #SPOTSWOODNJ ... See MoreSee Less

Powers Promise has decided to team up with our partner organizations to fund a very promising drug program that would help all boys with Duchenne. We are very hopeful and excited about OPG! This drug ...

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In an effort to promote safe transactions between strangers who participate in
in-person sales or exchanges, The Spotswood Police Department has established a "Safe Exchange Zone" in the front parking lot of the Spotswood Municipal Building located at 77 Summerhill Road. The marked area is well lit and under 24 hour surveillance.

While the " Safe Exchange Zone" provides an area for buyers and sellers to meet, it is important to remember that people you meet online are strangers and can pose dangers. When making arrangements to complete online transactions face-to-face, residents should be reminded of the following.

-Attempt to complete all transactions during daylight hours.
-Bring a cell phone in case of emergency
-Notify friends or family about the details of the exchange beforehand.
-Never invite strangers to your home or agree to meet at a strangers home.
-Reconsider any transaction with and individual who refuses to meet at a designated Safe Exchange Zone.

The Zone is free for anyone to use. Police Department Employees will not act as a witness or be a part of these transactions.
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We are now accepting applications for the 2017 Spotswood Police Junior Police Academy. Sgt. Schapley, Ptl. Genovese, and Ptl. Sabatino will be at our High School and Middle School all week handing out applications and push ups to those interested!!!

Applications can also be picked up at our Dispatch Window at the Spotswood Municipal Building.
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We are live at the Spotswood Memorial Day Parade with Ptl Powers and his first prisoner!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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To all the active and retired members of our Military, Thank You for your service! Most important, today we remember those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Let us sacrifice a moment of our time to honor those who sacrificed theirs... Have a safe and blessed day. #MemorialDay ... See MoreSee Less

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We hope everyone has a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend. That being said, if you are planning on going #DTS for #MDW please drive responsibly. Our officers are out in full force and will be waiting for your return, we have an empty cell with your name on it...Bro

#SpotswoodNJ #SpotswoodPoliceNJ #Drivesober
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Moments ago Team Spotswood/East Brunswick arrived at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. with the 2017 Police Unity Tour. These officers departed New Jersey on Tuesday morning with hundreds of other Police Officers from across the country, riding for those who gave their life in the line of duty.

We want to thank everyone who donated to our officers and showed their support making participation in this event possible.

#SpotswoodNJ #werideforthosewhodied #policeunitytour #policeweek
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Team Spotswood finishing up day 3, tomorrow is Washington!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Today Sgt. John Pfeiffer, Ptl. Stephen Gallo, Ptl. Brandon Nemes, and Ptl. Adam Sabatino depart on a 300 plus bicycle ride from New Jersey to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. To Date the Police Unity Tour has raised and donated Twenty Million Dollars to the National Memorial.

#policeunitytour #werideforthosewhodied #chapter10

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Spotswood Police Department updated their profile picture. ... See MoreSee Less

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Spotswood Police Department added a new photo to the album: Ptl. Powers becomes a Federal Agent for the day!! — with John T. Berlingieri. ... See MoreSee Less

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Many times in law enforcement, officers with special training are loaned out to bigger agencies to assist and aide in important investigations. So when we were asked to lend one of our officers to several Federal Agencies for the day, Patrolman Trent Powers was the obvious choice! Today, Patrolman Powers not only became a Federal Agent, but assisted in several high profile investigations. It seems only fitting that our smallest officer casts the largest shadow!! Powers Promise #SpotswoodNJ #powerspromise #fightingdmd

For more information about Trents Journey vist powerspromise.org
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Ptl Powers was lent out to Federal Law Enforcement Agencies today in Newark for an investigation!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Today the Spotswood Police Department participated in National Bring Your Kid to Work Day. Although we shared this day with our loved ones, the residents of Spotswood are always welcome to stop by for a station tour and to speak with our officers!!!👮🤘 ... See MoreSee Less

Today the Spotswood Police Department participated in National Bring Your Kid to Work Day. Although we shared this day with our loved ones, the residents of Spotswood are always welcome to stop by for...

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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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Spotswood Police Department updated their profile picture. ... 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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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 desserts, tours of the police department, equipment demonstrations as well as Q and A with Spotswood Officers. We hope to see you there!!! Don't forget to share this with your friends! ... 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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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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