Category: Spotswood

Spotswood Man Charged With Aggravated Sexual Assault Of A Teenage Girl

July 20, 2021

SPOTSWOOD, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Michael S. Zarro, Jr. of the Spotswood Police Department announced that a borough man has been charged and arrested for the aggravated sexual assault of a teenage girl.

An investigation by Detective Sergeant Edward Schapley of the Spotswood Police Department and Detective Ivis Coghan of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that, on July 13, 2021, Abdul Louis, 38, of Spotswood approached the teenage girl as she was walking near the railroad tracks off of Summerhill Road where he threatened and sexually assaulted the victim.

On July 20, 2021, Louis was arrested in Trenton by members of the Spotswood Police Department, the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

Louis was charged with one count of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, two counts of second-degree sexual assault, one count of third-degree terroristic threats, one count of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and one count of third-degree hindering apprehension.

Louis is presently in custody pending a pre-trial detention hearing in Superior Court.

The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to contact D/Sgt. Schapley at (732)251-2121 or Detective Coghan of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732)745-3600.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Louis are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Bicyclist In Fatal Accident in Monroe Identified As Army Reservist

May 5, 2020

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief Michael J. Biennas of the Monroe Police Department announced today that a 19-year-old bicyclist died in a fatal accident on May 2, 2020.

 The deceased bicyclist was identified as Christopher Pina, 19, of Spotswood. He was pronounced at the scene due to the injuries he sustained in the accident.

During the investigation it was determined that on May 2, 2020,  the victim left a residence at Avenue J in Monroe and proceeded to the Avenue K Park in Monroe.  Pina, who was on his bicycle latched onto the open passenger window of an acquaintance’s car. The victim lost control of his bicycle, fell to the ground, and hit the concrete which caused his fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 11:23 pm.

Anyone with information is asked to call Traffic Officer Daniel Mosakowski of the Monroe Police Department at (732) 521-0222 , or Detective Mark Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3927.

No charges have been filed, but the investigation is active and is continuing.


Christopher John Alexander Pina was a 20 year old man who tried every moment to live his life to the fullest. When he wasn’t competing in basketball or video games there was nothing that he enjoyed more than making his friends and family laugh. He would do anything for the people that he loved, and with his enormous heart he had the capacity to love a great many people. Last June he finished his basic training and joined the Army Reserves, so that he could love and protect his country the same way he did his friends and family.

Christopher will be kept alive by all the many people whose lives he was able to touch, even in so short a time. He is survived by a loving mother and father, Debbie and Fidel, and two sisters, Amanda and Ashley, who adored him. His memory will also live on with his grandmother, Christine Lavell, and aunt and uncle, Linda and Tim Hagerty, and their four sons, David, Daniel, Dylan, and Douglas on his mom’s side. On his father’s side he will be remembered lovingly by his aunts Yolanda and Fior, his uncles, Chelo, Bienvenido, and Manuel, his cousins, Stephanie, Kevin, and Kelsey.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, funeral services were private under the direction of Spotswood Funeral Home.

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