Two South Brunswick Teens Charged in Fight with Knife at Crossroads South

Police said an alleged dispute over drugs led to a fight at the middle school baseball field involving a knife.

Two township teenagers were arrested this morning after an alleged dispute over drugs led to a knife fight at Crossroads South Middle School, according to South Brunswick Police.

Travis Galarza, 18, and Indejit Singh, 19, both of South Brunswick, were charged with making terroristic threats and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose Thursday. Additionally, Singh was also charged with bringing a weapon onto school grounds. 

According to police, shortly after 9 a.m. this morning, South Brunswick Board of Education employee James Speldos was working at Crossroads South when he observed Galarza allegedly holding a knife to Singh's throat.

Police said Speldos yelled at Galarza to drop the knife and then immediately called 911. When he saw Speldos, Galarza allegedly dropped the knife and fled from the school in a brown vehicle on Kingston Lane, according to police. Investigators searched the area and recovered a steak knife at the scene of the fight.

Shortly thereafter, officers were able to locate Galarza and arrested him without incident. Officers then located Singh and transported him to police headquarters for questioning.

According to police, Singh and Galarza were allegedly involved in a dispute over drugs and agreed to meet at the middle school baseball field to fight. Singh allegedly showed up to the fight carrying a knife.

Police said Galarza saw the knife and was able to overpower Singh, gaining control of the weapon and allegedly holding it to Singh's throat before the fight was broken up.

"These two men were engaged in a dispute in which one brought a weapon onto school grounds," said Chief Raymond Hayducka via release. "Mr. Speldos quickly intervened to stop the assault and called 911. His actions prevented this situation from getting much worse."

Both Galarza and Singh posted $1,000 bail and were released. Police said neither man is connected to the school district. 


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