Year in Review: South Brunswick's Top Police and Fire Stories of 2012
A look back at the year in South Brunswick police and fire incidents.
Suspect unable to steal any merchandise after being scared off by store alarm.
Suspect allegedly drove for two miles with a motorcycle stuck to his car.
Suspects allegedly broke into homes on Yarrow Circle and Friendship Road, telling police they thought houses off of Exit 8A look nice.
Crime rate increase driven by rise in larcenies; township still comes in with fourth lowest crime rate in Middlesex County.
South Brunswick Police increase presence at all schools in the township throughout the day following a mass murder at an elementary school in Connecticut.
Township hosts evaluation of emergency communication during Hurricane Sandy with 65 representatives from law enforcement agencies throughout seven different counties.
Suspect called township man and told him his son was injured in a car accident and was being held until payment for vehicle damages was wired through Western Union.
Two suspects charged for stealing iPhones from Verizon store on Route 1.
Ornaments taken from homes during a series of thefts in Dayton, Monmouth Junction and Kendall Park.
South Brunswick Police assist father in delivery of baby boy just six miles from the hospital.
South Brunswick Police looking for three suspects in robbery on Quincy Circle.
Police are seeking anyone who may have information about this case.
The North Brunswick School District sent out an email to parents about incidents of luring in South Brunswick, which township police said was incorrect.
Police said traffic was backed up for two to three miles during rush hour.
Police said the 50-year-old victim's vehicle struck a utility pole for unknown reasons.
Township man allegedly used a knife to rob a New Brunswick cab driver.
Two people charged in separate burglary investigations with stealing approximately $5,000 from township homes to purchase narcotics, police said.
Two suspects are sought in the shooting of a 19-year-old New Brunswick man on Sept. 27. Three additional men have already been arrested and charged.
Police said vehicle slid about 100 feet while partially on top of the divider.
Police said a large group of South Brunswick teenagers were underage drinking early Wednesday morning at a party in the woods off of Culver Road.
A South Brunswick man was killed when the motorcycle he was driving was cut off by another vehicle causing a collision, according to police.
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign results in eight arrests and 582 summonses issued.
Quick acting first responders help limit blaze to the front of a Major Road home.
Crackdown on retail theft continues at Route 1 location.
Special Police Officers would focus on problem areas for traffic violations.
A 67-year-old township woman was killed this morning and two men were injured following a motor vehicle accident on Ridge Road.
Shivangi Patel was indicted on charges of leaving the scene of an accident with serious bodily injury, endangering an injured victim, and assault by auto.
Eyewitness tips help police track down suspect.
Dispatcher allegedly accepted over $18,000 to assign truck drivers higher paying routes.
Two township men arrested on various underage drinking charges after South Brunswick Police respond to noise complaint for loud party.
A 28-year-old Monmouth Junction man died after his vehicle was struck at the intersection of Raider Road and Route 130 in North Brunswick.
Suspect wanted by ATF for firearms possession by a felon.
South Brunswick Police charge Anthony Borelli with receiving stolen property after finding him hiding in bedroom closet.
Several individuals charged in unrelated incidents.
Police said 22-year-old had imitation firearm that produced a blade when the trigger was pulled.
Police said an alleged dispute over drugs led to a fight at the middle school baseball field involving a knife.
Route 130 north was closed at Fresh Ponds Road after a landscaping trailer caught fire.
A bear was spotted on Route 27, Promenade Boulevard, and off Raymond Road.
Two Franklin Township teens were charged with an attempted burglary at the Radio Shack on Route 27. One suspect remains at large.
No injuries were suffered during a two-alarm fire that left two homes uninhabitable in the Deans Pond Crossing development.
Former president of Middlesex County PBA Local 165 and former union delegate allegedly used union credit cards for personal purchases.
Ocean County man was able to pull his vehicle to the side of the road before dying of an apparent heart attack.
Mare with broken leg was being held up by other horses before police removed it; colt with open, infested leg sore also removed from waterless ranch to receive veterinary care.
Expectant mother from Jamesburg was on the way to the hospital when contractions became severe.
Propane grill placed too close to residence causes home to catch fire.
EMS crew delivered a healthy baby girl at 2:30 a.m. at Blossom Circle in Dayton.
Arrest came after a coordinated effort by area law enforcement agencies.
Structure fire caused by lightning strike closed Route 535 between Deans Rhode Hall Road and Ridge Road.
William Campbell, who has 10 prior driver's license suspensions and four convictions for driving while under the influence, allegedly led police on a chase and nearly struck a pursuing officer's vehicle twice.
George Rizzo was charged with aggravated manslaughter after he allegedly ran a red light and smashed into a car, killing the driver.
Four burglaries have taken place over the last six weeks to occupied homes during overnight hours.
A dozen residents displaced after fire at Whispering Woods in Monmouth Junction.
Two Franklin Park women pronounced dead at the scene after vehicle struck a traffic light and a large rock.
Former Dynamex branch manger admitted to stealing almost $175,000 while managing the company’s New Jersey operations and failing to disclose the stolen income to the IRS
A van transporting a family to the airport for an overseas flight struck the back of a dump truck causing one fatality.
An emotionally disturbed suspect led police on a foot chase on Route 1.
Car struck a tree on Route 1 in area of Deans Lane.
A 58-year-old Kendall Park woman was saved by the combined efforts of South Brunswick Police and the Kendall Park First Aid Squad after she choked on a piece of food.
Monmouth County insurance salesman and financial advisor charged for third time in four weeks for allegedly defrauding senior citizens.
An 8-year-old girl from Queens, N.Y. was killed and two others were injured following an accident on the N.J. Turnpike late Monday morning.
Two men and a woman from North Brunswick were charged for a series of convenience store robberies with a paintball gun in central New Jersey.
A 10-month old boxer required oxygen treatment after being saved from a fire at Georges Road residence this morning.
Two separate accidents at South Brunswick warehouses send two workers to the hospital.
Donald Hughes shot at 166 Spruce St. around 11:20 p.m.
Rohit Maddineni was charged with aggravated manslaughter and drunk driving after a crash on Dey Road, which killed an Edison man.
A Silver Alert was issued on Saturday from a 77-year-old Barnegat man with Alzheimer’s disease, who last seen at Island Beach State Park.
Middlesex County man died in one-vehicle accident near South Brunswick-Plainsboro border.
South Brunswick Police use advances in technology to charge suspects in three separate cases.
Jordan Zemlock, 49, of Marlboro, allegedly spent $135,000 of the victim's money on car payments, designer purses and tickets to a Phoenix Suns game.
A former middle school teacher in California was charged on suspicion of child pornography for allegedly exchanging sexually explicit photographs with a 13-year-old South Brunswick girl he met in an Internet chat room.
Fire badly damaged an apartment building.
One suspect accused of attempting to steal a shopping cart filled with merchandise.
“Operation Corridor Crackdown” targeted cocaine distribution on the Route 27 corridor between Franklin Township and New Brunswick.
Burglary was interrupted by teenager returning home from school.
Suspect accused of leading South Brunswick Police on a high-speed chase with two children in his car.
An observant Joseph Court resident reported two suspects allegedly breaking into a neighbor's home.
Bennie H. Haynes was charged with one count each of theft of government property, bribery and mail theft by a postal employee.
Police arrested a suspect in the December armed robbery of the Radio Shack on Route 27.