Middlesex County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Arrest Records

There were 11,789 reported crimes in Middlesex County in 2016, the most recent year with a complete set of data. This figure represents a modest 7% drop in overall crime rate in the county. A closer look at crime incidences shows that there were 9 murders, 104 rapes, 468 robberies, and 603 aggravated assaults in 2016. Property crime incidences include 1,725 burglaries, 8,273 larceny-thefts, and 607 motor vehicle thefts.

Compared to the previous year, all of these crimes recorded lower figures except for rape. While rape rate grew by 41% between 2015 and 2016, murder, robbery, and aggravated assault figures shrank by 18%, 18%, and 10% respectively. Burglary rate also experienced an 18% drop in the one-year period while there were 4% and 9% fewer cases of larceny and motor vehicle thefts.

Nine people were arrested for murder in Middlesex County in 2016. Rape, robbery, and aggravated assault accounted for 28, 156, and 379 arrests respectively. Law enforcement agencies also arrested 303 people for burglary, 1,924 for larceny-theft, and 41 for motor vehicle theft in the same year.

Criminal Records

Middlesex County has a Megan’s Law Unit responsible for monitoring and enforcing the provisions of the New Jersey’s interpretation of the Megan’s Law. State law empowers the New Jersey State Police to collate information about sex offenders living in all counties and make these information available to the public. This statewide registry includes Level 3 (most likely to re-offend) and Level 2 (moderate risk) sex offenders.

Use the New Jersey Sex Offender Registry to find offenders living in Middlesex County by searching with zip codes and street addresses. The Name Search feature is useful for finding individual offenders by name. It is also possible to find registered sex offenders by internet names and email addresses.

The Department of Corrections is responsible for maintaining inmate and jail records in Middlesex County. It does not provide these information online. To get inmate records, contact the Office of Adult Corrections and Youth Services at Apple Orchard Lane, North Brunswick 08902. The office’s mailing address is P.O. Box 266, New Brunswick, NJ 08903 while its phone number is 732-297-3636 and fax number is 732-951-3322.

Court Records

Middlesex County has a Family Court, a Superior Court, and a Surrogate Court as well as various Municipal Courts in different townships. Civil, criminal, and family case records for the Superior, Family, and Municipal Courts are available on the New Jersey Courts web portal. Access civil case documents from the eCourt Civil Case Jacketand view criminal case records on the Convictions and Judgements portals.

The Surrogate’s Court hears probate cases including those involving wills, adoptions, and appointment of guardians for minors. While its records are not online, you can visit the Office of the Surrogate to request for them. Visit or contact the office at:

Middlesex County Administration Building
1st Floor
75 Bayard Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: (732) 745-3055
Fax: (732) 745-4125

The office opens between 8:00 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Tuesday office hours are between 8:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Public Records

New Jersey Department of Health’s Office of Vital Statistics and Registry maintains all birth, death, and marriage records for all the counties in the state including Middlesex. It has these vital records from 1919 to the present. In addition, the Vital Statistics and Registry has domestic partnership records from 2004 and civil union records from 2007 to date.

To obtain copies of these records, submit an online request on the Department of Health’s Vital Records Online Service webpage. There is a $5 processing fee and another $5 fee for authenticating records. Include a $12 fee for mailing ordered copies by UPS. Fees for online requests are payable by credit/debit cards.

Residents of Middlesex County can also obtain copies of vital records by visiting their local Vital Records Offices. Here are the contact information for those located in Middlesex boroughs and townships:

Carteret Borough
Taqualla Lowman
61 Cooke Avenue
Carteret, NJ 07008
Phone: 732-541-3890
Fax: 866-413-0036

Cranbury Township
Debra Rubin
23 A No. Main Street
Cranbury, NJ 08512
Phone:

Dunellen Borough
William Robins
355 North Avenue
Dunellen, NJ 08812
Phone: (732) 968-3033 X3
Fax: (732) 968-8506

East Brunswick Township
Nennette Perry
1 Jean Walling Civic Ctr
P.O. Box 1081
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone: (732) 390-6850
Fax: (732) 238-8848

Edison Township
Mary T. Briggs
100 Municipal Boulevard
Edison, NJ 08817
Phone: (732) 248-7293
Fax: (732) 248-0494

Helmetta Borough
Sandra Bohinski
Borough Hall
51 Main Street
Helmetta, NJ 08828
Phone: (732) 521-4946 x100
Fax: (732) 605-9466

Highland Park Borough
Joan Hullings
P.O. Box 1330
221 So. 5th Avenue
Highland Park, NJ 08904
Phone: (732) 777-6014
Fax: (732) 777-6006

Jamesburg Borough
Susan Boulogne
131 Perrineville Road
Jamesburg, NJ 08831
Phone: 732-521-2222 ext. 100

Metuchen Borough
Susan Jackson
500 Main Street
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Phone: (732) 632-8508
Fax: (732) 632-8100

Middlesex Borough
Kathleen Anello
Borough Hall
1200 Mountain Avenue
Middlesex, NJ 08846
Phone: 732-356-7400

Milltown Borough
Catherine Beardsley
Municipal Building
39 Washington Avenue
Milltown, NJ 08850
Phone:

Monroe Township
Patricia Reid
1 Municipal Plaza, Room 103
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
Phone: 732-656-4573

New Brunswick City
Lainie Ramirez
Civic Square Plaza Entrance
78 Bayard Street
P.O. Box 269
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0269
Phone: 732-745-5018 or 5061
Fax: 732-565-7542

North Brunswick Township
Lisa Russo
P.O. Box 6019
710 Hermann Road
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Phone: 732-247-0922 X470
Fax: 732-745-0976

Old Bridge Township
Stella Ward
1 Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Phone: 732-721-5600 x6200
Fax: 732-588-7121

Perth Amboy City
Edgar S. Troche
1 Olive St.
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Phone: 732-826-0549 x4309
Fax: 732-826-8075

Piscataway Township
Melissa A. Seader
455 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: (732) 562-2310
Fax: (732) 529-2500

Plainsboro Township
Carol J. Torres
641 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Phone: (609) 799-0909 x1801
Fax: (609) 799-9204

Sayreville Borough
Linda Miick
49 Dolan Streeet
Sayreville, NJ 08872
Phone: (732) 390-7012
Fax: (732) 390-7458

South Amboy City
Joanne Katko
140 N. Broadway
South Amboy, NJ 08879
Phone: (732) 525-5924 or 5925
Fax: (732) 727-2430

South Brunswick Township
Melanie Flagg
Municipal Building
P.O. Box 190
540 Ridge Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Phone: (732) 329-4000 x7237 or 7238
Fax: (732) 329-4168

South Plainfield Borough
Harriet A. Wagner
Board of Health
2480 Plainfield Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Phone: (908) 226-7630
Fax: (908) 754-1179

South River Borough
Debra A. Jones
48 Washington Street
South River, NJ 08882
Phone: (732) 257-1999
Fax: (732) 613-6105

Spotswood Borough
Shari Phillips
77 Summerhill Road
Spotswood, NJ 08884
Phone: 732-251-0700
Fax: 732-251-1359

Woodbridge Township
John Mitch
1 Main Street
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Phone: (732) 634-4500 Ext 6443
Fax: (732) 602-6056