North Brunswick fire marshal draws 6 months for fraud

By JENNIFER AMATO Staff Writer Former North Brunswick Fire Marshal Craig Snediker was sentenced to six months in prison, six months home confinement and three years supervised release after pleading guilty to embezzlement earlier this year. Snediker, 40, of Monroe Township, will also pay a fine of $3,000 and has already paid restitution in the …

Package theft a concern

By JENNIFER ORTIZ and KENNY WALTER Staff Writers STAFF PHOTGRAPHER ERIC SUCAR The theft of packages delivered to doorsteps is becoming a bigger problem as more and more people shop online for their Christmas gifts. Woodbridge Police Capt. Roy Hoppock said package theft has become a growing issue, and there are very few ways to …

Spicuzzo released from prison after serving two of nine-year sentence

By JENNIFER AMATO Staff Writer Former Middlesex County Sheriff Joseph Spicuzzo has been released from jail. Spicuzzo was sentenced in 2013 to nine years in prison for running a jobs-for-cash scheme that yielded him approximately $112,000 in bribes from those seeking positions or promotions in the sheriff’s department, Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said …

No information available about weapons seized in North Brunswick

NORTH BRUNSWICK — An undisclosed number of weapons have been seized from a residence on Livingston Avenue. The weapons were taken during an investigation by the North Brunswick Police Department, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI, according to a statement released on Dec. 18 by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Director …

End-of-year campaign targets drunk drivers

Local law enforcement agencies will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end-of-year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Through Jan. 1, police officers will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated. The national effort endeavors to …

Coca-Cola fined for serious health and safety violations

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — The Coca- Cola distribution warehouse in Monmouth Junction has been fined more than $61,000 for repeat and serious safety and health workplace violations. Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc.’s distribution warehouse at 60 Deans Rhode Hall Road was cited for four repeat and two serious safety and health violations by the Occupational Safety and …

Stroke of Creativity uses art to help people cope with life’s challenges

Brandywine Senior Living resident Alice Leach and A Stroke of Creativity owner Patty Lang work together on a ceramics project at the Monroe studio. Ten residents of Brandywine Senior Living in Princeton enjoyed an afternoon of ceramic painting in Monroe to express their creativity. The seniors were able to pick a sculpture from a large …