South River Police Department

South River Police Department If you need assistance, dial 9-1-1 for emergencies or 732-238-1000 for non-emergencies. Welcome to the official page of the South River Police Department.

This page was created to share information with, listen to and interact with the community. Information is shared about community events, safety tips, traffic problems, road closures, department news, missing pets, school closures and much more. If you have an emergency or need to report a crime, please do not use our page. While we understand that social media is a 24/7 medium, our moder

This page was created to share information with, listen to and interact with the community. Information is shared about community events, safety tips, traffic problems, road closures, department news, missing pets, school closures and much more. If you have an emergency or need to report a crime, please do not use our page. While we understand that social media is a 24/7 medium, our moder

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To those of you who called us or stopped one of our officers today to offer a thank you on National Law Enforcement Appr...
01/09/2022

To those of you who called us or stopped one of our officers today to offer a thank you on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day - thank you for the gesture and for supporting our mission to keep South River safe. We'd like to dedicate this day to all of our brothers and sisters in law enforcement who work alongside us every day. Especially our closest ones at East Brunswick Police Department, Sayreville Police Department, and Spotswood Police Department.

To those of you who called us or stopped one of our officers today to offer a thank you on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day - thank you for the gesture and for supporting our mission to keep South River safe. We'd like to dedicate this day to all of our brothers and sisters in law enforcement who work alongside us every day. Especially our closest ones at East Brunswick Police Department, Sayreville Police Department, and Spotswood Police Department.

01/07/2022

**RECYCLING ALERT**

A MESSAGE FROM THE SOUTH RIVER DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS (South River Public Works)

The Middlesex County Improvement Authority (MCIA) has informed us that Solterra will not be collecting any more recycling today, January 7th. They will be back tomorrow, January 8th to finish today's routes that were missed.

For recycling concerns, please call 800-488-6242 or email [email protected].

The South River Recycling Center located at 9 Ivan Way will be open on Saturday between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM should residents wish to drop off their recyclable materials.

01/06/2022

**WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY**
**SNOW EMERGENCY STREET REMINDER**

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our area from 10:00pm tonight (1/6) until 10:00am tomorrow morning (1/7). Between 3 to 5 inches of snow is expected.

Due to the weather, non-essential borough offices will have a delayed opening of 10:00am tomorrow morning.

BEFORE THE STORM

• All vehicles must be removed from Snow Emergency Streets in South River once they become snow covered. Residents are asked to consider doing so ahead of the storm. These streets are listed at the end of this message.

• Even if you do not reside on a Snow Emergency Street, please consider moving your vehicle into your driveway, if possible. Doing so will allow for more efficient plowing.

• Remove all objects from the roadway (garbage cans, basketball hoops, etc.).

• At this time, there are no changes to recycling collection schedules. If there are any changes, an update will be sent.

DURING THE STORM

• Tomorrow morning's commute will be impacted. Driving is discouraged. If you must drive, allow yourself additional travel time and keep extra space between your vehicle and others on the road. Remember to clear snow & ice from your vehicle before driving.

• Check on elderly neighbors and relatives. Especially in the event of a power outage.

• Keep a path cleared to your front door and, if safe to do so, shovel around fire hydrants near your property to assist First Responders in the event of an emergency.

• Monitor our NIXLE messages and social media pages for any updates relevant to South River. For more information, visit southriverpd.org/social-media

AFTER THE STORM

• As per South River Borough ordinance, all sidewalks must be cleared of snow within 24 hours after the snowfall stops.

• When removing snow from driveways and sidewalks, do not throw the snow into the street. Instead, place it onto other areas such as your lawn or yard.

• The South River Department of Public Works will be out working hard to clear our streets. Please be patient as they work to reach all streets in the borough.

• Residents are reminded that snow plows will make multiple passes on your street and may affect shoveling you have already completed. If they pass after you shovel, it may become necessary to shovel again.

SNOW EMERGENCY STREETS

Albourne St
Arlington Ave (between David & James)
Burton Ave
Charles St
Chestnut St (between Nelson & Henry)
Claremont Ave (between Montgomery & James)
David St
Devoe St
Division St
Fairview Ave (between David & James)
Ferris St (between OBT & Cleveland)
Ferry St
George St
Gordon St
Henry St (between William & Chestnut)
Heritage Dr
Hillside Ave
Jackson St
James St (between Hillside & Kamm)
Johnson Pl (between OBT & Willett)
Kamm Ave
Leonardine Ave
Lexington Ave (between Montgomery & James)
Lisa Dr
Main St
Morningside Ave (between Willett & David)
Nelson St
New St
Obert St (between Main & Jackson)
Prentice Ave
Prospect St
Reid St
Samuel Dr
Summit Rd
Thomas St
Washington St
Whitehead Ave
Willett Ave
William St

Up to date weather notices from the National Weather Service can be found at the link below:

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=NJZ012&warncounty=NJC023&firewxzone=NJZ012&local_place1

01/05/2022

A MESSAGE FROM THE SOUTH RIVER DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS (South River Public Works)

Please visit the link below or southrivernj.org for information regarding possible recycling pick up delays on January 6th and January 7th.

The South River Recycling Center located at 9 Ivan Way will be open on Saturday between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM should residents wish to drop off their recyclable materials.

https://nj-southriverborough.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/1040/Recycling-Notice-for-16--17-PDF

01/03/2022

**POLICE HEADQUARTERS / MUNICIPAL COURT CLOSED TO PUBLIC**

Until further notice, South River Police Headquarters and the South River Municipal Court will be closed to the public.

If you need to file a police report or conduct business that would normally be done in-person at our Police Headquarters, please call 732-238-1000 for assistance.

If you need to obtain a copy of a police report, please visit southriverpd.org/records-%26-reports for information on how to obtain a copy via email or regular mail or call 732-257-6727 ext. 103 for assistance.

If you need to conduct business normally done at the South River Municipal Court window, please call 732-257-1233 for assistance.

Please note that all other municipal buildings in South River remain open.

With the first winter weather of the season predicted this week, we'd like to share these winter driving tips and remind...
01/02/2022

With the first winter weather of the season predicted this week, we'd like to share these winter driving tips and reminders with our residents. Stay safe and monitor our page and NIXLE alerts for any updates relevant to South River. To learn more about our NIXLE text and email alerts and how sign up for them, visit southriverpd.org/social-media

With the first winter weather of the season predicted this week, we'd like to share these winter driving tips and reminders with our residents. Stay safe and monitor our page and NIXLE alerts for any updates relevant to South River. To learn more about our NIXLE text and email alerts and how sign up for them, visit southriverpd.org/social-media

01/02/2022

**WATER ALERT - ALBOURNE STREET**

A MESSAGE FROM THE SOUTH RIVER DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS (South River Public Works)

Due to water main replacement taking place on Albourne Street, area residents may experience low water pressure and/or discolored water. The replacement work will be taking place on Monday, January 3rd between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.

Running your cold water for several minutes as well as flushing your toilets once or twice may clear up any discoloration in some cases. If experiencing discolored water, avoid doing laundry until the color returns to normal.

UPDATE: The missing juvenile has been safely located. Thank you to the public for your assistance.This agency is investi...
01/01/2022

UPDATE: The missing juvenile has been safely located. Thank you to the public for your assistance.

This agency is investigating a missing juvenile. Yamilet Chuquihaura, a 16 year old female was last seen in South River at approximately 11:00 pm on December 31, 2021. Yamilet is wearing a brown flannel, black jeans, brown Uggs and glasses. If anyone has any contact with Yamilet, or is aware of her whereabouts, please contact this agency at 732-238-1000.

UPDATE: The missing juvenile has been safely located. Thank you to the public for your assistance.

This agency is investigating a missing juvenile. Yamilet Chuquihaura, a 16 year old female was last seen in South River at approximately 11:00 pm on December 31, 2021. Yamilet is wearing a brown flannel, black jeans, brown Uggs and glasses. If anyone has any contact with Yamilet, or is aware of her whereabouts, please contact this agency at 732-238-1000.

12/29/2021

**NEW YEAR'S DAY OFFICE CLOSURE**
**GARBAGE REMINDER**

Residents, please note the following changes due to New Year's Day:

GARBAGE COLLECTION

There are no changes to this week's garbage collection schedule.

BULK PICKUPS

There will be no bulk pickups scheduled on Friday, December 31st. The next bulk pickup will be on Friday, January 7th. Residents should call the DPW office at 732-257-9051 the week of January 3rd to schedule a bulk pickup for Friday, January 7th.

OFFICE HOURS

South River Borough Offices, Department of Public Works, Police Records, and Municipal Court will be closed on Friday, December 31st.

RECYCLING CENTER

The recycling center will be open on Saturday, January 1st from 8:00am until 12:00pm.

Normal hours and schedules resume on Monday, January 3rd.

12/29/2021

**WATER ALERT / WATER MAIN BREAK **

A MESSAGE FROM THE SOUTH RIVER DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS (South River Public Works)

Due to emergency water main break repairs taking place on Seppi Avenue, area residents may experience low water pressure and/or discolored water. In addition, residents in the immediate area may lose water service during the repair process. Repairs are anticipated to be completed later this evening.

Running your cold water for several minutes as well as flushing your toilets once or twice may clear up any discoloration in some cases. If experiencing discolored water, avoid doing laundry until the color returns to normal.

12/28/2021

**WATER ALERT / WATER MAIN BREAK**

A MESSAGE FROM THE SOUTH RIVER DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS (South River Public Works)

Due to emergency water main break repairs taking place at Kamm Avenue and New Street, area residents may experience low water pressure and/or discolored water. In addition, residents in the immediate area may lose water service during the repair process. Repairs are anticipated to be completed later this evening.

Running your cold water for several minutes as well as flushing your toilets once or twice may clear up any discoloration in some cases. If experiencing discolored water, avoid doing laundry until the color returns to normal.

Found on Reid Street, contact us at 732-238-1000 if you’re the owner
12/26/2021

Found on Reid Street, contact us at 732-238-1000 if you’re the owner

Found on Reid Street, contact us at 732-238-1000 if you’re the owner

UPDATE: reunited with owner 🐶 This little guy was found in the area of Kamm Avenue. We’ve put him to work helping out th...
12/26/2021

UPDATE: reunited with owner 🐶

This little guy was found in the area of Kamm Avenue. We’ve put him to work helping out the dispatchers in our Communications Center. If he belongs to you, please give him a call at 732-238-1000.

While most of you were enjoying the holiday weekend with friends and family, officers and dispatchers at our department ...
12/26/2021

While most of you were enjoying the holiday weekend with friends and family, officers and dispatchers at our department and across the country reported for duty. We’d like to express our gratitude to Rustoni's Pizza, the Haesloop family, Temple B’nai Shalom, Cafe Cirino, and our local Girl Scouts for dropping off food to our officers and dispatchers who spent the holiday weekend working. Missed holidays with friends and family are difficult. Your gestures certainly helped brighten their mood.

12/23/2021

** 11/15/21 – 11/21/21 BLOTTER **

Fire Calls: 5
EMS Calls: 31
Motor Vehicle Accidents: 6

NOTEWORTHY INCIDENTS

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT, Obert Street on 11/16 @ 1831 hours – A report was taken for a stolen motor vehicle taken from in front of a business. The vehicle was left running. The vehicle was found shortly after in a neighboring town. The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Kenneth Nale at 732-254-9002 ext. 123.

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT, Old Bridge Turnpike on 11/17 @ 1549 hours – Patrol units and EMS responded to a single car motor vehicle accident in which a utility pole was struck. One individual was treated for minor injuries.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, Johnson Place on 11/18 @ 1202 hours – A report was taken for slashed tires on a parked vehicle. The incident remains under investigation.

THEFT, Arlington Avenue on 11/19 @ 1355 hours – A report was taken for the theft of a catalytic converter from a parked vehicle. The incident remains under investigation.

Our weekly police blotter highlights noteworthy incidents that occur on a day to day basis in order to keep our community informed. Please keep in mind that, in the case of any ongoing investigation, we are not able to release certain details and information. In the case of major incidents or investigations, press releases are typically issued at a later date. All charges are merely accusations; those charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

12/23/2021

**DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESPONSE TEAM**
**VOLUNTEERS NEEDED**

Are you interested in supporting domestic violence victims in your community? South River Police Department, in partnership with Women Aware, is seeking volunteers to join their Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT). Visit the following link for more information.

nj-southriverborough.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/1018/South-River-DVRT-Flyer-PDF

12/22/2021

**CHRISTMAS OFFICE CLOSURE**
**RECYCLING REMINDER**

Residents, please note the following changes due to the Christmas holiday:

RECYCLING COLLECTION

There is no change to this week's recycling collection. Recycling scheduled for collection on Friday, December 24th will be collected as normal.

GARBAGE COLLECTION

There is no change to this week's garbage collection schedule.

BULK PICKUP

There will be no bulk pickups scheduled on Friday, December 24th or Friday, December 31st. The next bulk pickup will be on Friday, January 7th. Residents should call the DPW office at 732-257-9051 the week of January 3rd to schedule a bulk pickup for Friday, January 7th.

OFFICE HOURS

South River Borough Offices, Department of Public Works, Police Records and Municipal Court will be closed on Friday, December 24th.

RECYCLING CENTER

The recycling center will be closed on Saturday, December 25th.

Plan on being away during the holidays? Protect your home with these tips. You can also visit southriverpd.org/unoccupie...
12/21/2021

Plan on being away during the holidays? Protect your home with these tips. You can also visit southriverpd.org/unoccupied-residences to take advantage of our Unoccupied Residence Program. Wherever your plans may take you, the men and women of the South River Police Department wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!

Plan on being away during the holidays? Protect your home with these tips. You can also visit southriverpd.org/unoccupied-residences to take advantage of our Unoccupied Residence Program. Wherever your plans may take you, the men and women of the South River Police Department wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!

12/19/2021

**WATER ALERT - ALBOURNE STREET**

A MESSAGE FROM THE SOUTH RIVER DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS (South River Public Works)

Due to water main replacement taking place on Albourne Street, area residents may experience low water pressure and/or discolored water. The replacement work will be taking place on Monday, December 20th between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.

Running your cold water for several minutes as well as flushing your toilets once or twice may clear up any discoloration in some cases. If experiencing discolored water, avoid doing laundry until the color returns to normal.

UPDATE: canine reunited with owner! Found canine on Arlington Ave. Please contact police headquarters with any informati...
12/18/2021

UPDATE: canine reunited with owner!

Found canine on Arlington Ave. Please contact police headquarters with any information. 732-238-1000.

UPDATE: canine reunited with owner!

Found canine on Arlington Ave. Please contact police headquarters with any information. 732-238-1000.

12/14/2021

**WATER ALERT - ALBOURNE STREET**

A MESSAGE FROM THE SOUTH RIVER DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS (South River Public Works)

Due to water main replacement taking place on Albourne Street, area residents may experience low water pressure and/or discolored water. The replacement work will be taking place on Wednesday, December 15th between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.

Running your cold water for several minutes as well as flushing your toilets once or twice may clear up any discoloration in some cases. If experiencing discolored water, avoid doing laundry until the color returns to normal.

12/14/2021

** 11/8/21 – 11/14/21 BLOTTER **

Fire Calls: 9
EMS Calls: 18
Motor Vehicle Accidents: 5

NOTEWORTHY INCIDENTS

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT, Main Street on 11/9 @ 1353 hours – Patrol units and EMS responded to a motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles. One individual was treated for minor injuries.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON, Whitehead Avenue on 11/9 @ 1524 hours – Patrol units responded to a report of a male with a firearm. After further investigation, it was determined the item was a BB gun.

WARRANT ARREST, Main Street on 11/10 @ 1450 hours – A male was placed under arrest on an outstanding contempt of court arrest warrant after a motor vehicle stop. D/Sgt. Bernard Mackiel was the arresting officer.

THEFT, Augusta Street on 11/11 @ 2224 hours – A report was taken for the theft of license plates from a residential property. The incident remains under investigation.

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT, Obert Street on 11/12 @ 1430 hours – Patrol units and EMS responded to a single car motor vehicle accident in which a pedestrian was struck. One individual was treated for minor injuries.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF / ARREST, East Street on 11/13 @ 2153 hours – Patrol units responded to a report of an individual slashing the tires of parked vehicles. After further investigation, a male was placed under arrest and charged with criminal mischief. Ptl. Nicholas Swineford was the arresting officer.

Our weekly police blotter highlights noteworthy incidents that occur on a day to day basis in order to keep our community informed. Please keep in mind that, in the case of any ongoing investigation, we are not able to release certain details and information. In the case of major incidents or investigations, press releases are typically issued at a later date. All charges are merely accusations; those charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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Recognize this white car?
These are in our town. Please read up on them and stop them.
If you guys and girls sat on Charles Street with your eyes on Obert Street.. youll easily be able to write tickets all day long with people running the Obert Street stop sign and people flying down Charles Street.. today is the 9th time I've had to ride my motorcycle up onto the side walk to avoid getting hit from a person running that stop sign.
Thank you so much to the officers that stopped by today to play a little wiffle ball with the boys! All they talked about was how you taught them how to throw a curve ball and that it was “so cool” that you took the time to play with them for a few minutes. You truly made their day today. Thank you so much SRPD! We appreciate everything you do 💙
What's the status on the power outage?
Again the church on Magiera street - five cars left the church and sped South down center street one after another, gunning it like it was a racetrack. Something needs to be done before one of them hurts someone.
Is anything going to be done about the church on Magiera street? Every Friday night their young adults meet and they act like Center and Yates are their own private race tracks. Every single Friday.
My dog Chloe got out of the backyard please if anyone sees her let me know. She was last seen on Lenardine. She’s older than this pic now.
Hi, I wanted to share this free event for anyone in the community that might be interested.
Something needs be done about the motorcycle traffic from Whitehead through Center Street and up Southside. People have been using the roads as racetracks.
I am sickened by the behaviour of South River Department. Officer Stoner is actually thw most disgusting female I have ever met in my life. As an officer she dpes not do anything legal beaides phone tapping her way to promotions. My family actually needs help urgently and Stoner did nothing but play on Amys App and stalk me and sons. I had to go above the local precinct. The town is not safe with her. Lets discuss. The only coke head is stoner
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