Police & Fire Top Stories

February 14, 2019

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A mother, father and their son, all borough residents, have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of an Old Bridge man Jan. 9 at their home on Farm Lane. Ryan D. Keogh, 28, was arrested by investigators without incident Thursday morning at a residence on Madison ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township Engineer Tom Timko is scheduled to return before the Bernards Township Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 12, with a refinement of plans on a tentative proposal for "traffic calming" methods at the intersection of Canterbury Way and Minebrook Road, which also leads to ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ It seemed like a solution that could work: Verizon Corp. reopened a chained-off parking area across North Maple Avenue, provided a few amenities, and encouraged Uber, Lyft and other cars-for-hire to wait there instead of Brentwood Court and North Maple Avenue, where they ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police reported this week that a Bedminster woman was arrested on Jan. 15 on charges of for credit card fraud and theft that allegedly had occurred on Nov. 5, 2018. According to police, Cameron Ferriera, 20, was arrested by Bernards Township police Sgt. Mike ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Drivers are reporting a motor vehicle crash on Route 202 South near the exit for Route 22 West in Bridgewater around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Bridgewater Township Police are directing drivers onto Route 22 while the road is closed. Check back as more information is made ...

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iBERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Near the start of Tuesday's upcoming Bernards Township Committee, the township engineer is due to present ideas for improving the safety of the Canterbury Way-Minebrook intersection, a topic that neighbors who have witnessed accidents there _ or have been involved themselves _ ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ – A 63-year-old resident of Talmage Avenue faces multiple charges in connection with the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The suspect, James Metner is charged with 2nd degree Sexual Assault, 3rd degree Endangering ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano will remove his badge at the end of this year, retiring after a 50-year law enforcement career that began in Bridgewater as a rookie cop in 1968. He immediately endorsed North Plainfied Police Chief William Parenti to replace him after ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ For 10 months, since Verizon gated a lot on the other side of North Maple Avenue where Uber, Lyft and other drivers waited for calls to transport the corporation's employees, the vehicles-for-hire apparently moved their waiting area to nearby Brentwood Court and part of North ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township officials have said they are preparing for a Saturday-into-Sunday wild weather ride that has forecasters predicting a 100 percent chance of -- they're not sure what, but alternating freezing rain, sleet, snow, and a mix of snow and sleet, are some of the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- Police arrested a Newark man on Wednesday evening after he had allegedly broken into one home on Newell Drive, and was attempting to enter a second house on Mount Airy Road, according to a Jan. 17 township police release. The release said that the suspect, Rubin Taylor, 62, ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Authorities are investigating a three-vehicle crash on Route 22 on Saturday morning and are requesting the public’s help. Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to the area of Route 22 East and West End Avenue, North ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _  A 52-year-old Basking Ridge man was arrested on a charge of criminal mischief at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 2 after police said he allegedly used a sharp object to scratch the vehicle of a customer at Stop and Shop supermarket at the Lyons Mall, according to this week's police ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Did you miss any of the top news stories of 2018 in Basking Ridge? If you did, click on these links and scroll down memory lane with TAPinto Basking Ridge. More readers than ever before visited TAPinto Basking Ridge in 2018. Readership on the site increased by 25 percent, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Another burglary of a township home reportedly took place on Dec. 22, township police reported. The break-in reportedly occurred between 3:30 p.m.and 10:30 p.m. last Saturday at a home on Sentinel Drive, according to police. As of this Wednesday, police said that it was ...

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It was anything but quiet for police in Bridgewater and Franklin Township on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Bridgewater Police, assisted by the Somerset County SWAT team and Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office were able to neutralize a stand-off with a man armed with a weapon peacefully after ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township residents are invited this coming Friday morning, Dec. 28, to join members of the Bernards Township Police Department for a morning of coffee and conversation. The event is scheduled to be held from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at a well-known Basking Ridge landmark -- ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The death of a trespasser on the tracks near the Lyons Station Wednesday evening is under investigation. According to NJ Transit, service on the Gladstone Line was suspended shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday after a pedestrian was fatally struck by a train near Lyons ...

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A New York City woman and a Green Brook woman have been charged with prostitution following separate undercover investigations by Somerset County Prosecutor Office detectives and police in Franklin Township and Green Brook. Yuhong J. Chen,  47, of Flushing, NY. was arrested Dec. 11 at 1:45 p.m.

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township police department is seeking to hire a new officer to replace a member of the force who has resigned effective Dec. 18. The new police officer would replace Harrison Kirby, who resigned effective next week to join the Wayne police department in Passaic ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a Watchung woman missing since Dec. 6. A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Police issued another public callout for any information related to the Dec Nov. 9 burglary of a Whitenack Road home, the fourth of such break-ins in the township since early October, and the second burglary on Whitenack Road during that time frame. Police said that ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township's active 2018 road program continues through this week, with Parkview Avenue and Franklin Drive scheduled to be closed to be closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, to allow for repairs to the asphalt base, excavated lawn areas, and driveways where the ...

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lBERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police said that as of Thursday, Nov. 29, authorities had not made any arrests arrested in connection with a Nov. 23 incident in which two men apparently rang a local doorbell, and then set off fireworks to leave on the porch as their calling card. Police ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A youth minister at a Franklin Township church has been convicted of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl in his Hillsborough home. A Superior Court jury found Shawn Butler, 52, guilty of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree criminal ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Schools were closed on Friday in Bernards Township, a revision of the delayed opening sent out on Thursday night. Crews were due to keep clearing roads around town. Storm-delayed parent-teacher conferences due to be scheduled for another time, the school district said at ...

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