Old Bridge Township Police Department

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*** UPDATE: Mr. Wade has been safely located in Elizabeth, NJ.  Thank you for your assistance. ***The Old Bridge Police ...
09/20/2020

*** UPDATE: Mr. Wade has been safely located in Elizabeth, NJ. Thank you for your assistance. ***
The Old Bridge Police Department is requesting your assistance in locating Douglas Wade a 61 year old white male. Douglas was last seen around 10 PM on Saturday September 19th near Hampton Court in Old Bridge. He was wearing blue jeans and a gray short sleeve shirt. Douglas is also missing 2 or 3 front teeth. If anyone has information regarding Mr. Wade please contact the Old Bridge Police Department at 732-721-4000.

09/18/2020
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08/28/2020
We have recently seen an uptick in rebate scams, wherein the victim receives unsolicited contact from an unknown person ...
08/24/2020

We have recently seen an uptick in rebate scams, wherein the victim receives unsolicited contact from an unknown person telling them that they are due a sum of money. However, in order to "access" those funds, the victim must transfer some of their own money to another account to "release the funds". Upon the victim's transferring their money to the new account, they never receive their "rebate" money, and their original money is gone.

The scam is most often done in cash or wire transfers from bank to bank. However, the unknown "contacts" can request the money in the form of gift cards.

Note: Government agencies (the police, IRS, etc.), will NEVER contact you over the phone and request personal identifiers or money.

If you are called by an unidentified person requesting money, don't confirm any of your information and hang up immediately.

*** Payment should never be requested to be sent in the form of gift cards or prepaid debit cards. Any phone call asking for such payment is a scam. ***

In grandparent scams, scammers pose as panicked grandchildren in trouble, or attorneys for the grandchildren, calling or...
08/24/2020

In grandparent scams, scammers pose as panicked grandchildren in trouble, or attorneys for the grandchildren, calling or sending messages urging you to wire money immediately. Sometimes they will claim a bad connection to disguise their voice. They’ll say that they need cash to help with an emergency – like paying a hospital bill, a motor vehicle accident or needing to leave a foreign country. They pull at your heartstrings so they can trick you into sending money before you realize it is a scam.

So, how can you avoid grandparent scams or family emergency scams? If someone calls or sends a message claiming to be a grandchild, other family member or friend desperate for money:
• Resist the urge to act immediately – no matter how dramatic the story is.
• Verify the caller’s identity. Ask questions that a stranger couldn’t possibly answer. Call a phone number for your family member or friend that you know to be genuine. Check the story out with someone else in your family or circle of friends, even if you’ve been told to keep it a secret.
• Don’t send cash, gift cards, or money transfers – once the scammer gets the money, it’s gone!

If you are a resident of Old Bridge and find yourself the victim of a scam, contact the Old Police Department at (732) 721-4000.

*** UPDATE: juvenile has been located ***
08/21/2020

*** UPDATE: juvenile has been located ***

The Old Bridge Police Department is very proud to introduce you to our newly sworn police officers: Timothy Funk, Nichol...
08/07/2020

The Old Bridge Police Department is very proud to introduce you to our newly sworn police officers: Timothy Funk, Nicholas Perrone, Michael Walsh and Steven Hartman. They are pictured here with Captain Joe Mandola. Congratulations and welcome aboard!

08/05/2020

Jersey Central Power & Light Ice and Water Activation

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) continues to restore service to customers who lost power and has activated our retail water and ice program. For those customers remaining without power for 24 hours or more, JCP&L is offering free water and ice at the following locations beginning 8/5/20 at 10am:

OLD BRIDGE DISTRICT MIDDLESEX COUNTY

Acme Supermarkets, 3505 Route 9, Old Bridge
Saker Shop Rites, Inc., 2909 Washington Rd., Parlin

08/04/2020
The Old Bridge Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a suspect who burglarized "Liquor ...
07/29/2020

The Old Bridge Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a suspect who burglarized "Liquor City" on Monday 07/27/2020 at approximately 9:30pm.

If you can identify this subject, please contact Detective Haughney at (732) 721-5600 x3210. You many remain anonymous if you prefer.

07/21/2020
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7/21/2020 - Police Department Community Listening Session
Community Listening Session

Chief William A. Volkert would like to advise the public of the upcoming Community Listening Session sponsored by the Attorney General and the Middlesex County Prosecutor. The Community Listening Session outlines the revisions of the Attorney General’s Use of Form Guidelines.

Message from the Chief of the Middlesex County Association of Chiefs of Police
http://www.oldbridge.com/filestorage/5287/5454/12088/07-21-20_Chiefs_Message_regarding_UOF_Listening_Session.pdf

Attorney General Use of Force Policy
http://www.oldbridge.com/filestorage/5287/5454/12088/USE_OF_FORCE_07-21-20_JUNE_2000.pdf

Use of Force Policy Revisions Process
http://www.oldbridge.com/filestorage/5287/5454/12088/07-21-20_USE_OF_FORCE_POWERPOINT.pdf

Middlesex County Community Listening Session Flyer
http://www.oldbridge.com/filestorage/5287/5454/12088/MCPO_Community_Listening_Session_on_Use_of_Force.pdf

Please join Middlesex Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone, in partnership with the NAACP and NOBLE, for a virtual Community Liste...
07/21/2020

Please join Middlesex Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone, in partnership with the NAACP and NOBLE, for a virtual Community Listening Session on the Use of Force.

07/17/2020
The Old Bridge Police Department would like to extend their deepest condolences to the family of  our recent missing per...
07/10/2020

The Old Bridge Police Department would like to extend their deepest condolences to the family of our recent missing person and thank the community for their help in this matter.

The person pictured below passed a fake $50 bill on Saturday June 13th at a local farmer's market in Old Bridge.  He wal...
06/17/2020

The person pictured below passed a fake $50 bill on Saturday June 13th at a local farmer's market in Old Bridge. He walked in, grabbed an $8 plant and paid with the counterfeit $50. He was wearing gray sweatpants, a black T-shirt, white sneakers, a black and gray hat with an "X" type logo and a surgical mask. He has tattoos on both arms and hands. If you know who this is, please contact Detective Curt Halas at (732) 721-5600 x3202 or [email protected]. You may remain anonymous, if you prefer.

Message from the Chief to the residents of Old Bridge.
06/03/2020

Message from the Chief to the residents of Old Bridge.

On Saturday, February 1, 2020 the 19 Petroleum Gas Station on Route 516 in Old Bridge was robbed by a male suspect weari...
05/13/2020

On Saturday, February 1, 2020 the 19 Petroleum Gas Station on Route 516 in Old Bridge was robbed by a male suspect wearing a ski mask and brandishing the grip/handle of a gun.

The male walked to the attendant booth from behind the gas station, committed the robbery and fled in the same direction. When surveillance video from surrounding businesses was obtained, it was learned the suspect met with 2 other males prior to the robbery.

If anyone can identify any of these subjects, or has information about this robbery, please contact Detective Aaron Matikonis at (732) 721-5600 X3130. You many also contact him at [email protected]

You may remain anonymous if you prefer.

*** UPDATE:  Subject has been positively identified as an out of state resident***The Old Bridge Police Department is at...
04/29/2020

*** UPDATE: Subject has been positively identified as an out of state resident***
The Old Bridge Police Department is attempting to identify the woman pictured below. On 03/06/2020 she used a fraudulent credit card to purchase over $13,000 in items from the Home Depot in Freehold, NJ. She left the area as the passenger in a silver or grey mid-size SUV. The victim of the credit card fraud is an Old Bridge resident. If you know who this woman is, please contact Detective Curt Halas at (732) 721-5600 x3202. #attempttoidentify

The Old Bridge Police Department would like to thank Old Bridge resident, Justin Tranchina, for donating face shields to...
04/16/2020

The Old Bridge Police Department would like to thank Old Bridge resident, Justin Tranchina, for donating face shields to the police. He created them using a 3D printer. He is pictured here with Sergeant Jim McCauley. Thank you, Justin!!

03/17/2020

The Old Bridge Township Police Department is working diligently with our local, county, state, and federal partners in response to COVID-19. While police service will not be compromised, please be aware we will be making some changes to our response protocols. In an attempt to limit potential exposure for township residents and our officers, we will conduct whatever business is possible over the telephone. When contacting police dispatch, please provide a current phone number where an officer can reach you.

The safety and service to our community will always be paramount and will never be compromised in any way. The Old Bridge Township Police Department will always be fully staffed and prepared to respond to all calls.
Please use 911 for emergency use only and direct all non-emergent phone calls to 732-721-4000.
Thank you and stay safe.

- Captain Joseph Mandola

The Middlesex County Prosecutor's office is inviting all parents to attend a presentation titled "A Parent's Guide to Yo...
02/20/2020

The Middlesex County Prosecutor's office is inviting all parents to attend a presentation titled "A Parent's Guide to Your Child's Cellphone". Learn about the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) campaign. This campaign aims to educate parents about internet safety and the dangers of certain applications that can be used to exploit and victimize children. Details below. Registration is required.

01/16/2020
The Old Bridge Police Department is very proud to introduce you to our newly sworn police officers: Thomas Pena, Jeffrey...
01/08/2020

The Old Bridge Police Department is very proud to introduce you to our newly sworn police officers: Thomas Pena, Jeffrey Karabin, and Andrew Annuzzi. They are pictured here with Mayor Owen Henry and Chief William Volkert. Congratulations and welcome aboard!

Rest in Peace Detective Joseph Seals.Our thoughts and prayers to his family, friends, and The Jersey City Police Departm...
12/11/2019

Rest in Peace Detective Joseph Seals.

Our thoughts and prayers to his family, friends, and The Jersey City Police Department!

12/10/2019
Attempt to Identify

This video captured a suspicious incident which took place on Saturday, December 7 on Jersey Avenue in Old Bridge. At approximately 10:30PM the pictured male approaches this home in a suspicious manner. He is driving a tan colored SUV. The Old Bridge Police Department is attempting to identify the man. If you know who this is, please contact Detective Haughney at (732) 721-5600 x3210.

11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving !!

On this day, Thanksgiving 2019, we can’t help but reminisce about all that has happened to our OBPD family this year.

From retirements to new hires, the face of the OBPD is constantly changing. We are thankful for the many years of service our retirees gave in order to make our town safer. We are thankful for our new officers and dispatchers who have chosen to grow roots and serve the residents of Old Bridge well into the future.

Our Old Bridge Police family has lost good friends and family and although loss is a part of life, it’s still never easy. Our hearts go out to all the families who will have an empty seat at the table this year.

As our Old Bridge community celebrates Thanksgiving and is surrounded by friends and family, please take a moment to be thankful for those who are protecting us overseas and for those much closer who are protecting our neighborhoods as I write this. They all chose a life of service knowing there would be days they wouldn’t spend with their families so that you could spend the day with yours.

For the loved ones who left us, we are thankful to have called you Mom, Dad and friend. We will honor all of your memories by forever telling your stories.

We are thankful to all of our residents and guests for supporting the Old Bridge Township Police Department throughout the years. Without your support, our job would be very difficult.

From our blue family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

The Old Bridge Police

11/21/2019
Attempt to Identify

The Old Bridge Police Department is attempting to identify the man in this video regarding a theft at the Smoke n Vape shop on Route 9 in Old Bridge. The male is in his mid 20’s, with brown hair and a beard. The theft took place on Saturday, 10/19/19, at approximately 1:20PM. The man left the area in a white Hyundai Veloster. If you know who the person in this video is, please contact Detective Trevor Haughney at (732) 721-5600 x3210 or via email at [email protected]. You may remain anonymous. Thank you. (You many need to turn your phone or your neck to view this video. That's the way it was taken so we can't change that...sorry)

The family of retired officer, Leonard Foderaro Jr., asked that we post this message to thank the officers who provided ...
11/13/2019

The family of retired officer, Leonard Foderaro Jr., asked that we post this message to thank the officers who provided the escort during his funeral last week:

I want to extend a heart felt thank you to Lt. Tom Geant, Sgt. Bryan Doel, P/O Jim Eriksen and P/O Steve Connolly for their support in escorting Officer Leonard Foderaro Jr. to his final resting place. (sent by Lenny Foderaro, son)

RIP Officer Foderaro.

*** Daniel has been located and is safe.  Thank you. ***Daniel J. Sparano is missing from his Old Bridge residence as of...
11/06/2019

*** Daniel has been located and is safe. Thank you. ***
Daniel J. Sparano is missing from his Old Bridge residence as of 1:30 PM today (11/05/2019). He is 5’4”, 150 lbs, has brown hair, and brown eyes. He is wearing either black or tan pants, a black zip-up fleece, and all black Van sneakers. He may be using a blue long board skateboard to get around. If anyone has any information on Daniel’s whereabouts please contact the Old Bridge Police Department, 732-721-4000.

We love to see Old Bridge children interacting with our police officers.  Here is Officer Walczak with our young Old Bri...
11/01/2019

We love to see Old Bridge children interacting with our police officers. Here is Officer Walczak with our young Old Bridge residents out having fun on Halloween.

10/15/2019

On Monday, October 14 at approximately 10am a man attempted to rob the TD Bank located on Route 9 South in Old Bridge. He fled without any money and the bank employees were able to provide police with details on his getaway vehicle. Minutes later the same suspect robbed a bank in Woodbridge.

After a combined effort by multiple jurisdictions, Francis Conte, age 49, of South Amboy, was apprehended in Carteret. After his capture, it was discovered he was the same suspect that had robbed a bank in Sayreville on Saturday. He was subsequently charged in Old Bridge by Detective Curt Halas. He was also charged by the Woodbridge and Sayreville Police Departments.

The Old Bridge Police Department would like to thank Rita Larkin from Salk Middle School for the home made baked goods s...
10/08/2019

The Old Bridge Police Department would like to thank Rita Larkin from Salk Middle School for the home made baked goods she brought into Police Headquarters last week. Rita was participating in the Salk School "Good Deed Challenge". Thank you Rita!!

Rita Larkin is pictured here with Sgt. Rob Kurzydlowski.

10/03/2019
counterfeit $100 bills at Home Depot in Old Bridge

On Monday, September 30, the same suspect who passed a counterfeit $100 bill at Mike’s Pizza in Old Bridge last week attempted to use 3 different counterfeit $100 bills at Home Depot in Old Bridge. Using the same M.O., he first attempted to use a credit card, then decides to pay cash. This time the clerk was aware the bill was counterfeit and refused to accept it. If you can identify the man in the dark blue shirt and green sweatpants, please contact Detective Mike Cronin at (732) 721-5600 x3250 or [email protected] You may remain anonymous.

The Old Bridge Police Department would like to thank the students of Salk Middle School.  The students took part in a sc...
10/03/2019

The Old Bridge Police Department would like to thank the students of Salk Middle School. The students took part in a school assignment involving Acts of Kindness. They were given a "Good Deed Challenge". The group chose the Old Bridge Police Department as the recipient. They showed their appreciation by creating a special poster thanking the Officers for their service. Students Abby Mahmoud, Madison Chiarello, Karley Hazel, Olivia Cusick, Kaitlyn Janks and Hailey Palmieri brought the Officers homemade baked goods and coffee on Monday, September 30th. In gratitude for this kind gesture, Detective Patrick D’Onofrio gave the group a tour of Police Headquarters and answered questions about law enforcement. "The Police Department was very grateful for this good deed and we were happy for the opportunity to interact with young people,” noted Detective D’Onofrio. Pictured with the students, from left are: Police Officer Vincent Galgano, Detective D’Onofrio and Police Officer Gabriella Ciacciarelli.

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