There has been multiple incidents reported to law enforcement in Middlesex Countya as well as over the nation concering unknown persons pointing lasers at commercial aircraft.
The FBI is offering a $10,000.00 reward for information that leads to the arrest of anyone who aims a hand held laser at an airplane.
Excerpt form the NJ.Com article posted June 3, 2014:
"It`s part of a national awareness program being run by the FBI and the Federal Aviation Administration in conjunction with state and local officials to make the public aware of the dangers associated with pointing a laser light at a pilot.
The reward will be available for the next 90 days, the FBI said.
In northern New Jersey airspace, there have been 26 reported laser incidents in 2014 as of May 15, said Barbara Woodruff, a spokeswoman for the FBI`s Newark office.
The actual number is likely much higher, she emphasized, noting that media, rescue and law enforcement helicopters are common targets.
If you have any information please send a tip or contact your local FBI office.
Middlesex County Crime Stoppers in conjunction with several localPolice Department are seeking information into a recent series of residential burglaries.
The South Brunswick Police Department is investigating a residential burglary which occurred sometime between 12:30PM and 4:30PM on Friday May 9, 2014. The residence is in the Royal Oaks apartment complex which is in close proximity to Route 1. It should also be noted that the victim is of Asian descent. The suspect(s) entered through the front door, which was believed to have been locked, and ransacked the entire residence.
Plainsboro Township Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred on Saturday, May 10, 2014 between 1200Hrs and 2240Hrs.The victims were of Pakistani decent. The victims were attending a wedding on Long Island during the time of the burglary. The suspect(s) tampered with four ground floor windows before prying out an entire window (frame intact) and making entry. The residence was ransacked.
On Tuesday May 13, 2014 the Cranbury Police responded to a residential burglary located on Orchardside Drive along the border with South Brunswick Twp. Orchardside Drive is located off Dey Road, approximately 2 miles off US Route 130. Area is extremely rural; home in heavily treed location. Burglary occurred sometime between 1000 and 1530 hours.
On May 13, 2014 at 0630 hours, the Plainsboro Police Department responded to a burglary that occurred to a residence between 0230 hours and 0630 hours, while the homeowners and their child were sleeping upstairs. The actor(s) made entry through an unlocked door at the rear of the residence.
The East Brunswick Police Department is investigating a Burglary that occurred on 04/17/14. Forced entry was made through the rear kitchen window. In addition, a chair was used to help enter the residence through the kitchen window. The interior was ransacked and a total value of $13,030.00 in 22 karat gold jewelry was taken from the bedroom closet.
The Edison Police Department has been experiencing similar burglaires in their township as well.
Residents are asked to safeguard their homes when they are leaving for periods of time. If you see any suspicious activities, please report them. Middlesex County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of the suspects responsible for the burglaries. Anyone with information can call 1-800-939-9600 or reply on this site. All tips are confidential and callers can remain anonymous.
The following Bank Robberies have been carried out by the same individual including two recent cases in Middlesex County:
On Monday, 04/28/2014 at approximately 1:05 PM, the PNC Bank located at 361 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey was robbed by a White male, with a beard and mustache, 5`7"-5`10" tall, average build, wearing a blue jacket and two-tone baseball cap (blue or green and white with "A" emblem).
- On Saturday March 22, 2014 a suspect walked into the Rahway Savings Bank in the Colonia Section of Woodbridge and haded the teller a note demanding money. The teller handed the suspect cash and the suspect then fled the bank on foot. This appears to be the same suspect involved in the below described robberies. The suspect is described as a white male, 5`10" tall, average build wearing a baseball cap with an "A" on the front..click on the links below for the most recent pictures.
-On Saturday, 03/08/2014 the Capital One Bank located at 775 Route 1 South, Woodbridge, New Jersey was robbed by a White male 5`7" tall, in his forties, with a mustache, wearing a red cap, black winter jacket and dark pants. This same subject is wanted in connection with the robberies of the Investors Savings Bank located at 51 South Broad Street in Elizabeth, New Jersey on 08/30/2013 and 10/30/2013, the PNC Bank located at 45 South Marine Avenue, Fanwood, New Jersey on 12/07/2013, the Capital One Bank located at 815 Route 22 , North Plainfield, New Jersey on 01/25/2014, and the PNC Bank located at 1730 OakTree Road, Edison, New Jersey on 03/01/2014.
-On Saturday, 03/01/14, at approximately 11:30 AM, the PNC Bank located at 1730 Oak Tree Road, Edison, New Jersey was robbed by a White male 5`7" tall, with a beard.He wore a camouflage colored cap, dark jacket and black gloves.
On Saturday, 01/25/14, the Capital One Bank located at 815 Route 22, North Plainfield, New Jersey,at approximately 12:40 PM was robbed by a White male 5`7" tall, with a beard. He wore a camouflage colored cap, tan jacket and black gloves and a black scarf.
-On Saturday 12/07/2013, the PNC Bank located at 45 South Martine Avenue in Fanwood, New Jersey was robbed by a White male, 5`7" tall, 200 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a red hat, black jacket, jeans, and a blue scarf.
-On Wednesday, 10/30/2013, at approximately 4:00 PM, the Investors bank, located at 51 South Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey was robbed by a White, male in his late 20s to early 30s, approximately 5`4` to 5`5" tall, and 160 lbs. He had a medium build, full beard, and auburn/red hair. He wore a red baseball cap, a red t-shirt, black pants and carried a black backpack.
- On 08/30/2013, the Investors Savings Bank located at 51 South Broad Street, in Elizabeth, New Jersey was robbed by a White male, 5`5" to 5`5" tall, medium build, clean shaven, wearing black sunglasses, a red hat, grey shirt and tan shorts. He was carrying a black book bag.