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South Brunswick Twp Police Department
Thursday March 23rd, 2023 :: 05:06 p.m. EDT


3 News Events -Police Arrest Wanted Man; Township Emails Not Working; Contractor Indicted

Police Arrest Wanted Man
A man police put out a Nixle for yesterday, was arrested today after tips from the community. South Brunswick Police arrested Adam Zakaria age 25 of South Brunswick at 4 pm today along Route 27 near Finnegans Lane. South Brunswick Police sent out a Nixle on Wednesday asking for the public's help in locating Zakaria. He was wanted by the Middlesex County Prosecutors Office, Woodbridge Police, and South Brunswick Police for different crimes in each location. Detectives followed up on a tip and observed Zakaria traveling on Route 27 just prior to his arrest. Chief Raymond Hayducka said, " I want to thank the community members who provided us with information in this case. Mr. Zakaria had been wanted for several weeks, but it was community tips that led to his capture."   

Township Email System Down
South Brunswick Township Municipal email system has been not working all day Thursday. Technicians are working to fix the problem. Any emails sent to are not going through. 

The Township hopes to have the system working on Friday. Anyone looking to get with the municipal offices should call (732) 329-4000.

The South Brunswick Police Department emails are on a separate server and those emails are working. Any emails sent to are working.

Contractor and Businesses Indicted for Fraud Statewide
Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Raymond Hayducka of the South Brunswick Police Department announced Tuesday the indictment of Olcay "OJ" Darkanat age 61 of
Matawan along with Narrowing Construction, LLC. of Matawan and Eagle Eye Home Remodeling, LLC of Whiting. The suspect stole money by pretending to be a home improvement contractor.
Over a period of seven years, Darkanat stole money from homeowners in Middlesex, Mercer, and Monmouth Counties and utilized businesses in Monmouth and Ocean Counties to conceal the crimes. Darkanat would go to homes as Narrowing Construction, LLC., and Eagle Eye Home Remodeling, LLC. He would provide an estimate for home repairs and take an initial down payment. He would provide minimal work and then disappear. Sometimes he would have subcontractors do work on a home, but they would leave when he failed to pay them. The houses were left in disrepair and much of the work failed inspection. After civil suits were filed, he changed companies to use Eagle Eye Home Remodeling and had homeowners make out checks directly to him. Each time he conned a victim he would ignore their attempts to locate him or flee out of the country.
Middlesex County Division of Consumer Affairs Investigator Anastasia Kokinos and South Brunswick Detective Bryan Sites started to connect all the cases in September of 2022. Their six-month investigation uncovered cases from residents in South Brunswick, Monroe, West Windsor, East Windsor, and Marlboro. Investigators uncovered a total of $250,000 stolen from the victims. The investigators brought their cases to Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Russell Curley who presented all the cases to a Middlesex County Grand Jury. As a result, Darkanat was indicted on 10 counts of 3rd-degree Theft, and 1 count of 2nd-degree Misconduct by a Corporate Official. Darkanat has not been taken into custody at this time, but investigators continue to pursue leads to locate him.
Chief Hayducka said, “This was excellent teamwork and great leadership by Assistant Prosecutor Curley putting all these cases together. We heard from multiple victims who felt helpless that this man took their money and fled. I want to thank Investigator Kokinos, Detective Sites, and Assistant Prosecutor Curley for all their hard work.”


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