Category: East Brunswick

State Police Seeking Public’s Assistance with Identifying Two Men Wanted for Assault

September 17, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying two men who physically assaulted a man during a road rage incident on the New Jersey Turnpike.

On Saturday, August 15, at approximately 6:30 p.m., the victim and the suspects were allegedly involved in a road rage incident and pulled over on the shoulder of the New Jersey Turnpike northbound on the inner roadway at milepost 82.0, East Brunswick Township, Middlesex County.

The two men pictured below exited their vehicle and approached the victim before striking him in the face with an unknown object. The suspects then fled the scene in a black Mercedes Benz SUV with an unknown New York license plate. The suspects are described as Hispanic males.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Jersey State Police Cranbury Station Criminal Investigation Office at 609-860-9000 ext. 4424.

Anonymous tips are welcome.


Fatal Accident In East Brunswick On NJ Turnpike

September 10, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–NJ State Police spokesperson Trooper Alejandro Goez told MidJersey.News that an accident was reported at 4:28 am on the south bound inner roadway at milepost 80.2 in East Brunswick.

There were multiple vehicles involved and one fatality.

State Police reported that the inner roadway remains closed for the accident investigation. All traffic has been diverted to the outer roadway.

Many Gyms Reopen Today At 25% Capacity Many Have Modified Hours

Many gyms reopened this morning, check with your local gym prior to working out.

September 1, 2020

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Governor Phil Murphy has allowed gyms to reopen today with a 25% capacity, you also have to wear a mask and follow other rules while working out.

In Robbinsville the crowds were light during lunch hour for the reopening of the gyms visit Jersey Stong’s web page for modified hours, cleaning schedules and other club information. It is highly recommended to download the Jersey Strong App to see what the club capacity is prior to visiting the gym. The application gives you an exact number of how many are working out in the club at one time.

The crowd was also light at Planet Fitness in Hamilton during lunch hour. Planet Fitness also has modified hours and is using a Crowd Meter available on the Planet Fitness App to give you a heads up how busy the gym is prior to arrival. There were not many cars in the parking lot at Planet Fitness during lunch hour and nothing was registering on the Crowd Meter.

Robert Wood Johnson Fitness and Wellness Center is set to reopen on Monday September 8, 2020 at 5:00 am. See RWJ Fitness and Wellness announcement here.



For Jersey Strong covid-19 reopening information go to this link.

Planet Fitness Covid-19 information here

Robert Wood Johnson Fitness and Welness Center



Caught On Cam: East Brunswick Police Need Assistance To ID Juvenile Stealing Package

August 28, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–The East Brunswick Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a juvenile male suspected of stealing a package.

On 8/27/20 a juvenile male was utilized in the theft of a package, located on the front porch of a residence. After retrieving the package, the juvenile male enters a tan vehicle, possibly a Lexus or Toyota.

If anyone can identify the suspect or has any information regarding this incident or similar incidents, please contact Det. Alexander Danese (732-390-6990 x7118 or adanese@ebpd.net). Anonymous confidential tips are accepted by dialing 732-4EBTIPS (328477) or by emailing ‪tips@ebpd.net‬

Paterson Woman Sentenced To 6 Years For DWI Death Of 80 Year Old East Brunswick Man

August 6, 2020

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone announced that a Paterson woman has been sentenced to serve 6 years in prison for causing the death of an 80-year-old man in a crash shortly after midnight on September 22, 2018.

Elizabeth Gomez, 44, of Paterson, was sentenced yesterday to serve 6 years in a New Jersey state prison. Superior Court Judge Colleen M. Flynn ordered that the defendant must complete 85 percent of the term before she can be eligible for parole.

In addition, the Judge ordered that Gomez is subject to a 10-year loss of license to begin upon her release from prison.

The sentence was imposed after Gomez pleaded guilty on December 23, 2019, in accordance with a plea agreement with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Keith Abrams, to second degree vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated which caused the death of Wen-Fu Lin, 80, of East Brunswick.

Gomez was charged following an investigation by Officer Jason Zier of the North Brunswick Police Department and Detective David Abromaitis of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office which determined that in the early morning hours of September 22, 2018, Gomez, who was intoxicated, was driving a 2007 BMW X3 on Route 1 near Fashion Plaza Drive when she ran a red light and crashed into a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu causing the death of the driver and injuring his passenger.   

Retro Fitness East Brunswick Appears To Be Out Of Business

June 24, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–A number gyms and health clubs are going out of business in New Jersey due to government restrictions that have kept the facilities closed during the COVID-19 crisis. There is no sun on the horizon for any gyms or fitness centers to re-open so many are closing their doors for good.

As reported earlier by MidJersey.News Tilton Fitness Powered by Hackensack Meridian Health a higher end hospital type fitness center with 7 locations in New Jersey is permanently closing its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Retro Fitness East Brunswick social media accounts are silent about the permanent closure of the East Brunswick, NJ location.

The East Brunswick location appears to be removed from the Retro Fitness website and a member “Dominic” has posted his e-mail about the club closure on Facebook as shown below.

The East Brunswick location’s Yelp page is still active: https://www.yelp.com/biz/retro-fitness-east-brunswick-east-brunswick?utm_campaign=www_business_share_popup&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=(direct)

Update On East Brunswick Drowning, Appears Victims Did Not Know How To Swim

June 24, 2020


Other MidJersey.News stories on this incident:

Victims identified in East Brunswick drowning

Three Have Died After Being Found Unresponsive In Pool


EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief Frank LoSacco of the East Brunswick Police Department announced today that the tragic deaths that occurred on June 22, 2020 in the Township were accidental in nature.

Although the investigation is active, it was determined that electricity did not play a part in the death of these three victims. The above-ground pool was mostly shallow at 3½ feet deep, but there was a portion of the pool that was 7 feet deep. It doesn’t appear that the victims knew how to swim.

Bharat Patel, 62, his 33-year old daughter-in-law Nisha Patel and her 8-year-old daughter, all who reside at the home in East Brunswick were previously identified as the victims who perished.

East Brunswick Police responded to the residence located at 43 Clearview Road at approximately 4:18 pm on June 22, 2020. and found the three victims unresponsive in the pool; they were pronounced dead shortly after being found.

The Middlesex County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the manner of death as accidental and the cause of death to be drowning for all three victims.

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Kimberly DiParisi of the East Brunswick  Police Department at (732) 390-6900, or Detective Mark Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3927.

Victims identified in East Brunswick drowning

June 23, 2020


Other MidJersey.News stories on this incident here:

Three Have Died After Being Found Unresponsive In Pool

Update On East Brunswick Drowning, Appears Victims Did Not Know How To Swim


EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief Frank LoSacco of the East Brunswick Police Department announced today that a 62-year-old man, his daughter-in-law, and her daughter have been identified as the victims who perished yesterday in the Township.

Bharat Patel, 62, his 33-year old daughter-in-law Nisha Patel and her 8-year-old daughter, all who reside at the home in East Brunswick, have been identified as the victims.          

East Brunswick Police responded to the residence located at 43 Clearview Road at approximately 4:18 pm on June 22, 2020. and found the three victims unresponsive in the pool; they were pronounced dead shortly after being found.

The Middlesex County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the manner of death as accidental and the cause of death to be drowning for all three victims.

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Kimberly DiParisi of the East Brunswick  Police Department at (732) 390-6900, or Detective Mark Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3927.

Three Have Died After Being Found Unresponsive In Pool

June 22, 2020


Other MidJersey.News stories on this incident:

Victims identified in East Brunswick drowning

Update On East Brunswick Drowning, Appears Victims Did Not Know How To Swim


EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief Frank LoSacco of the East Brunswick Police Department announced today that three people were found unresponsive in a pool this evening in the Township.

At approximately 4:18 pm East Brunswick Police responded to the residence located at 43 Clearview Road. Three members of the same family who reside at the residence where found unresponsive in the pool; they were pronounced dead shortly after being found.

 The cause of death is to be determined by the Middlesex County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Kimberly DiParisi of the East Brunswick  Police Department at (732) 390-6900, or Detective Mark Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3927.

NJ Semifinalists for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

April 17, 2020

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields. Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.

Local coverage area semifinalists:

Vineeth Duggirala, East Windsor – Mercer County Technical Schools – Health Science Academy

Jonathan Li Lin, Cranbury – Princeton High School

Lucy Zou, East Brunswick – East Brunswick High School

Laura Futamura, Middletown – High Technology High School


New Jersey Full List:
NJ – Rohan Amin, Denville – Delbarton School
**NJ – Grace Elizabeth Brokenshire, Woodbury Heights – Gateway Regional High School
**NJ – Alicia Caichen, Paramus – Bergen County Technical Hs
NJ – Elizabeth Angelina Caso, High Bridge – North Hunterdon High School
*NJ – Elli Choi, Tenafly – Tenafly High School
NJ – Eunice Y. Chong, Demarest – Northern Valley Regional High School
NJ – Shawnak Deb, New Providence – Union County Magnet High School
NJ – Vineeth Duggirala, East Windsor – Mercer County Technical Schools – Health Science Academy
*NJ – Laura Futamura, Middletown – High Technology High School
*NJ – Felicia He, Saddle River – The Brearley School
NJ – Kevin Huang, Bellmawr – Triton Regional High School
NJ – Jonathan Koa, Mahwah – Mahwah High School
**NJ – Dong Jun Lee, Fort Lee – Bergen County Technical High School
NJ – YoungEun Lee, Demarest – Northern Valley Regional High School
*NJ – Jeffrey Xiang Liao, Livingston – Livingston High School
NJ – Jonathan Li Lin, Cranbury – Princeton High School
NJ – Shreya Nuli, Bridgewater – Bridgewater-Raritan Regional High School
NJ – Ojas Parmar, Edison – Rutgers Preparatory School
NJ – Jason Ping, Fort Lee – Academy for the Advancement of Science & Technology
NJ – Katie Volpert, Highland Park – Highland Park High School
**NJ – Alan Yeung, Sparta – Sparta High School
NJ – Ethan Zhang, Short Hills – Millburn High School
NJ – Kathryn Shao Zheng, Tenafly – Tenafly High School
NJ – Lucy Zou, East Brunswick – East Brunswick High School