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South Brunswick Twp Police Department
Thursday August 2nd, 2018 :: 10:35 a.m. EDT


Police Arrest Burglar - Suspect changed Clothes to Match Company. Township Extends Grace Period for Taxes.

Police Arrest Burglar
At 3:42pm Wednesday South Brunswick Police received a 911 call reporting someone had broken into a home office at 591 Ridge Road. The caller, a young woman on the second floor, said she had locked herself in her office but could hear the suspect on the first floor. Officers arrived within seconds and the female caller indicated that she believed the suspect had jumped out a first floor window to escape. Officers set up a perimeter around the home. Officer George Morgan, Sergeant Roger Tuohy, and Sergeant Nate Labuda entered the home and began a room to room clearing of the first floor. The first floor was primarily used for storage for the office. Officers were confronted with items stacked around the different rooms. In a corner behind a stack of tires officers encountered the suspect Robert Ruzhansky age 19 of Dayton hiding. Ruzhansky had changed his clothes so that he was wearing the company’s shirt and a traffic vest. Officers ordered Ruzhansky to exit from behind the tires but he refused. Officers eventually took him into custody.
At police headquarters Ruzhansky was being fingerprinted when he turned and struck Officer Morgan and kicked Detective Rick Delucia. Officer Morgan, Detective Delucia, and Officer Tom Spilatore were able to subdue Ruzhansky. Ruzhansky has been charged with burglary, theft, and aggravated assault. He was released on a summons pending his first court appearance. He was taken to an area hospital for an evaluation.

Chief Raymond Hayducka credited a fast response for capturing the suspect. “Nearly a dozen officers arrived within minutes of the call. They were able to get the young woman who was hiding waiting for help out of the building safely and conducted a detailed search which located the suspect. This is great work by all the officers involved,” said Chief Hayducka.



The Township has mailed the 2018 tax bills. The grace period has been extended to the end of business Wednesday August 29th, 2018. Payments must be in the office by then to avoid any interest charges. Checks mailed with a postmark before August 29th but received after that date are considered delinquent per NJ Statutes

If you have any questions you can contact –
Tax & Revenue Collections
540 Ridge Road Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
732-329-4000 x7854
Fax: 732-274-8864
Office Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

South Brunswick Twp Police Department
540 Ridge Rd
South Brunswick Township, NJ 08852

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Non-emergencies: 732-329-4646

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