Sayreville News

Middlesex County Man Admits Role in Heroin Distribution Conspiracy

A Middlesex County man today admitted that he conspired to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin as part of a conspiracy responsible for distributing significant quantities of heroin and cocaine in the Bayshore area of Monmouth and Middlesex counties, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Pedestrian Killed by Vehicle on NJ-35 in Sayreville

Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department said today that a pedestrian was killed last night in the Borough after being struck by a vehicle.

UPDATE: Sayreville Man Indicted in Freehold Murder

Monmouth County grand jury has returned a seven-count indictment adding charges of Murder and Felony Murder against a Sayreville man in the killing of a 56-year old Freehold man in May 2018, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Old Bridge Crash Victim Critical; Off-Duty Sayreville Officer Charged in DWI, Assault by Auto

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief William Volkert of the Old Bridge Police Department said today that an off-duty police officer is facing criminal charges stemming from a DWI and Assault by Auto.   Officials say Jeffrey Kutz, 57, an off-duty Sayreville Police Sergeant from Marlboro, is charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Assault by Auto, a third degree offense.   The incident took place on Route 9 South near Old Texas Road in Old Bridge, on Dec. 18th. The victim in this case is in critical condition and was airlifted to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.     The investigation is being conducted by Officer Henry Penley of the Old Bridge Police Department in conjunction with the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. Jeffrey Kutz is scheduled to appear in court on January 24, 2019, at the Middlesex County Courthouse.   The investigation is active and continuing.

Sayreville High School Teacher Accused of Having Sexual Contact with Female Students

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department said today that a Sayreville War Memorial High School teacher has been arrested and charged with engaging in inappropriate conduct with several high school students.   According to authorities, Eric Pieklo, 50, of South Amboy, the Woodshop teacher at the Sayreville War Memorial High School, was arrested and charged today with four counts of endangering the welfare of a minor in the second degree, and five counts of engaging in criminal sexual contact in the fourth degree with female students between 16 -18 years of age.   The investigation began when Sayreville Police responded to a report from school officials regarding one of the teachers.   Their investigation determined that from January 2018, through December 2018, the defendant engaged in inappropriate conduct with three female students between the ages of 16-18 at his workshop located in South Amboy as well as at the Sayreville High School. This included the inappropriate touching of the female students as well as inappropriate comments made to those students.   Officials say Pieklo also provided two students, one of which was a male student, with marijuana and alcohol at his workshop located in South Amboy.   Pieklo is currently suspended with pay from the Sayreville War Memorial High School where he was employed as an Woodshop teacher for 14 years with tenure. He is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in North Brunswick pending his initial court appearance tomorrow.   The investigation is active and is continuing.