Crime of the Week

If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at or submit a Web Tip .  You do not have to give your name.  CRIME STOPPERS will pay a cash reward of up to $1000 and you can remain anonymous. 

Need help to Identify
September 25, 2018

Middlesex County Crime Stoppers, in conjunction with the Middlesex Borough Police Department, is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a suspect, depicted in the sketch, involved in a recent “distraction style” burglary and theft. On Friday, September 14, 2018 at 6:45 PM, two male suspects came to the victim’s residence, claiming to be water company employees. While one suspect directed the elderly resident to her rear yard, the second apparently entered the vacated home and ransacked a first floor bedroom, making off with a reported $857.00 in cash and jewelry. The one suspect, depicted in the sketch, was described as a tall, thinly built, light skinned (possibly Hispanic male), approximately 30 years old, who wore a reflective vest and a tan baseball cap. The second suspect was described as a dark skinned male with a medium build, short dark hair, with a short untrimmed beard who wore what appeared to be a tool or utility belt. The suspect vehicle was described as a dark in color, 4 door pick-up truck with no bed cover. Anyone who can assist with identifying the suspects, the suspect vehicle, or who has any information on this crime, is asked submit a tip through this website.

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WOODBRIDGE-HELP NEEDED IN LOCATING A HIT AND RUN DRIVER
August 22, 2018

On August 13, 2018 at approximately 12:20 am, 31 year old John Kukuch Jr. was struck by a car while walking southbound on Route 1 by the Clover Leaf Cemetery in Woodbridge.

As a result of  being struck, Mr. Kukuch succumbed to his injuries. Follow up investigation revealed a potential vehicle as the one that struck him. It is described as a late model smaller SUV or cross over type vehicle black in color. Vehicle last seen proceeding southbound on Rt. 1. Vehicle should have front end damage on the passengers side of the vehicle as well as possible passengers side headlight damage. Anyone with information pertaining to the suspect vehicle is asked to contact Officer Steven Botti of the Woodbridge police Department at 732 634 7700 or Detective Donald Heck of the Middlesex County Prosecutors Office as 732 745 8842 or submit a tip thru this site.

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Burglary Investigation New Brunswick and North Brunswick
August 22, 2018

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   The person depicted in the video is a suspect in recent burglaries that have occurred in New Brunswick and North Brunswick.  If you know this person please submit a tip thru this site.


SIMILAR BURGLARIES HAVE ALSO OCCURRED IN FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP.
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Gas Station burglaries near Middlesex Boro and Piscataway
July 26, 2018

Our Middlesex County Crime Stoppers, in conjunction with the Middlesex Borough Police Department and the Piscataway Police Department, are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a male subject in connection with two recent gas station burglaries. On July 11, 2018 at 3:28am, a male subject entered the Delta Gas Station (595 River Road, Piscataway, NJ) and stole $150.00 in cash and 5 packs of Newport cigarettes. At 4:25am, the same male subject entered the Exxon Gas Station (1353 Bound Brook Road, Middlesex, NJ) and stole a cash register that contained $150.00 in cash. The suspect then fled in a dark colored minivan. The suspect is described as a white male with a thin build who wore a green colored hooded sweatshirt, dark colored shorts, a pair of red colored sneakers, and a pair of blue colored gloves.

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CRIME STOPPERS OFFERS REWARD FOR SUSPECT SOUGHT BY THE MIDDLESEX BOROUGH POLICE DEPARTMENT
May 25, 2018

 

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Middlesex Police Department Chief Matthew P. Geist announced today that Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc. is offering a cash reward to anyone who anonymously provides information leading to the arrest of Jamil B. Lewis, 21, of Somerset.

Investigators with the Middlesex Police Department identified Mr. Lewis as the individual who fled from a motor vehicle stop and unlawfully entered the Von E. Mauger Middle School while fleeing police on Thursday, May 24, 2018. A warrant has been issued for Mr. Lewis’ arrest, charging him with Eluding, Obstruction, Hindering and Trespassing.

Prosecutor Carey and Chief Geist are requesting the public’s assistance and are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers.

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PREVENT YOUR VEHICLE FROM BEING BURGLARIZED OR STOLEN
April 11, 2018

To prevent your vehicle from being stolen please bring your keys into your house, lock the doors and close your garage door no matter where you live.  Most stolen cars are taken because the owner left the keys inside the vehicle.

To prevent your vehicle from being broken into do not leave any valuables in plain view.

If you see a suspicious vehicle prowling around your neighborhood or see anyone you do not recognize looking into vehicles call the local police department as soon as you can.


Suspicious persons in Monroe Township possibly looking to commt a burglary
March 08, 2018

A SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE AND TWO OCCUPANTS APPROACH A RESIDENCE DURING THE SNOW STORM ON 3/7/2018

The house is located in Monroe Township and set back from roadway. A vehicle stops near mailbox for a short time, then proceeds down the driveway.  At this time, two subjects appear to be outside the vehicle.  One male approaches the front door and stands on the landing for some time before lightly knocking on the door.  The resident quickly answers the door. 

The male states he is there to buy a tree stand his friend told him about.  The resident tells him that she does not have a tree stand for sale.  The resident asks the subject for further information as to who sent him to this address for a tree stand, which he is unable to answer.  As this subject is at the door, he appears nervous and continuously is looking to the driveway area, where the second subject is located. Attached are photographs of the person who approached the front door and the vehicle in question.

The resident spoke with adjacent neighbors and was told that none have a tree stand for sale. 

If you experience this type of incident in your neighborhood or see suspicious persons  please call your local police right away.  Burglar`s tend to knock on or ring doorbells to see if residents are home and have bad excuses as to why they are there if someone answers the door.  If you know this person please submit a TIP thru this site..

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HELP IDENTIFY A BURGLARY SUSPECT IN NEW BRUNSWICK-ARRESTED
February 02, 2018

STATUS: ARRESTED

SUSPECT APPREHENDED BY THE NEW BRUNSWICK POLICE DEPARTMENT



THE NEW BRUNSWICK POLICE DEPARTMENT IS INVESTIGATING SEVERAL RECENT BURGLARIES AND ATTEMPTED BURGLARIES YO RESIDENCES AND VEHICLES THROUGH OUT THE CITY.  ON 2/2/2018 A SUSPECT ENTERED A RESIDENCE AND STOLE VARIOUS ITEMS INCLUDING THE VICTIMS VEHICLE.  THE SUSPECT WAS CAPTURED ON VIDEO USING ONE OF THE VICTIMS CREDIT CARDS.  IF YOU KNOW THIS INDIVIDUAL IN THE PHOTO PLEASE SEND IN A TIP.

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Suspect wanted for Bank Robbery
January 22, 2018

Middlesex County Crime Stoppers in conjunction with the South Brunswick Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a male involved in a recent bank robbery.  On Monday January 8, 2018 at 9:35am a male entered the Wells Fargo Bank (3510 Route 27) and demanded money from a bank teller.  The male did not present a weapon, however, his body language and threats suggested that he may have been armed.  The male fled from the bank on foot and was last seen entering a vehicle which was parked in the Barret Gardens apartment complex on Route 27. 

A picture of the suspect is attached to this notice. 

The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 6`00", with an athletic build.  He was seen wearing a puffy blue winter jacket with a hood, a black face shield that partially covered his face from the nose down, black sweatpants, and dark sneakers.

Middlesex County Crime Stoppers provides three ways to provide information on cases, call, text, or online.

1) Call: 1-800-939-9600

2) Text: Text-A-Tip to “MIDTIP plus your message” to 274637

3) Website:  http://www.middlesextips.com/index.aspx

Middlesex County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of the male suspect.  All tips are confidential and callers can remain anonymous.

Callers can also contact Detective Dennis Yuhasz of the South Brunswick PD with information at 732-329-4000 ext 7485.
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Reward for suspect sought on drug charges
January 03, 2018

STATUS: CAPTURED

Crime Stoppers offers reward for suspect sought on drug charges

 

          Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Police Chief Matthew Geist of the Middlesex Police Department announced today that Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc. is offering a cash reward to anyone who anonymously provides information leading to the arrest of Adolfo D. Serrano, 25, of Middlesex Borough.

Police officers investigating the cause of a Christmas Eve house fire discovered evidence of a drug distribution operation and charged one of the residents, Adolfo D. Serrano, 25, with Distribution of CDS.

Serrano, who fled from the residence upon officers’ arrival, was also charged with Possessing Drug Paraphernalia with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of an Imitation Firearm, Possession of Hollow Point Bullets and Possession of a Fraudulent Social Security Card.

 

Prosecutor Carey and Police Chief Matthew Geist are requesting the public’s assistance and are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers.

                   

Tip information may be provided anonymously by calling 1-800-939-9600 or submitted online at www.middlesextips.com.  Tips may also be sent by text messaging 274637 (CRIMES) with the keyword: “midtip” followed by the tip information.

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Reward Offerred for help Identifying Driver in Fatal Hit and Run Accident
December 06, 2017

Authorities are offering a reward as they try to find a driver who fled after striking and killing a man last week.

Jose Cedillo, 44, of Elizabeth was found lying next to his 2017 Nissan Titan pickup after he was hit around 4:50 a.m. on Nov. 30, the county prosecutor`s office said.

Cedillo was struck near the corner of Applegarth Road and Forsgate Drive in Monroe.

Tip information can be provided anonymously by calling 800-939-9600 or submitted online at www.middlesextips.com. Tips may also be sent by text messaging 274637 (CRIMES) with the keyword: "midtip" followed by the tip information. 

Anyone who provides information will be given a unique numerical code which allows them to communicate with the program and collect a reward should their information lead to an arrest. All reward amounts are established by Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County.



Shooting in South Brunswick BP Gas Station
October 16, 2017

STATUS: SOLVED

South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond J. Hayducka announced that police were investigating an early morning shooting that seriously injured a gas station attendant.

At 4:23am Sunday police responded to the BP Gas Station at 3612 Route 27 for a reported shooting. Officers found a 60-year-old male gas station attendant shot several times. The victim was shot by occupants of a white vehicle that fled on Route 27 after the shooting. The male was taken by Kendall Park First Aid Squad and paramedics to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He has undergone surgery and is in serious condition.

 Police are looking for the public’s assistance in locating any video or witnesses. If your residence or business is near the location of the incident, Route 27 and Alston Road, and you have video from between 4:15am and 4:25am showing a white vehicle please contact police at (732) 329-4646 or submit a tip thru the Crime Stoppers web site.

 Chief Hayducka said, “These types of crimes are extremely rare in our community. We are following all leads and working with our County and State law enforcement partners to capture these suspects.”


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BEWARE OF A PHONE SCAM FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT IMPERSONATORS
October 06, 2017

Law Enforcement officials are warning the public about impersonators acting as either U.S. Marshals or local Sheriffs officers telling persons that there are warrants out for their arrests for failure to appear to serve on a Grand Jury.

Persons saying they are employees of the U.S. Marshals and county sheriff`s departments are calling citizens claiming that the answering party failed to appear for federal or local jury duty. The caller then tells the recipient of the call that a warrant has been issued for the individual`s arrest, and that the individual must pay a fine and report to the court. The citizen is later requested to purchase a prepaid debit card, and provide the card information to the caller prior to reporting to court and discovering the fraud.

Citizens are encouraged to verify the information with the appropriate law enforcement agency. Victims of phone or online scams can file a complaint with the FBI`s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.IC3.gov.

The U.S. Marshals Service is a federal law enforcement agency and does not seek payment of fines or fees via the telephone for individuals with outstanding arrest warrants, the service stated.

The U.S. Marshals Service also warns of another ongoing phone scam where the swindler is claiming to be a U.S. marshal, court officers or law enforcement official looking to seeking to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty. 


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Homicide in New Brunswick on August 18, 2017
August 29, 2017

STATUS: IN CUSTODY

Two suspects sought in New Brunswick murder, woman wanted for questioning

 Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Director Anthony A. Caputo of the New Brunswick Police Department said today that authorities are searching for two suspects involved in the fatal shooting of a New Brunswick man; a woman is also wanted for questioning

Michael Martin aka “Maniac”, 26, and Rayshawn Riddick, 31, both from Newark have been charged with one count of murder in the first degree, conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in the second degree, both still remain at large.

 Dianna Williams, 26, of New Brunswick is wanted for questioning and is believed to be with the two suspects that are charged in the murder.

 New Brunswick Police were alerted to the shooting by a 911 call from an area resident who reported hearing gunshots. Police arrived to find the 31-year-old victim, Hakim Williams, of New Brunswick deceased inside his car on Fulton Street. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds on August 18, 2017 at approximately 11:03pm.

 The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office is working in conjunction with the FBI and the New Brunswick Police Department to locate and apprehend these two suspects.

 The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Kenneth Abode of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5217 or Sergeant Scott Crocco of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732)745- 3254.

Tip information may also be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County at1-800-939-9600 or submitted online at www.middlesextips.com.  Tips may also be sent by text messaging 274637 (CRIMES) with the keyword: “midtip” followed by the tip information.

   Rayshawn Riddick(Arrested)          Dianna Williams (Arrested)