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Police & Fire

July 4, 2022

BEDMINSTER, NJ - Expect delays on Route 287 and Route 78 due an accident at the 78 ramp in Bedminster, reported  Breaking News Network at 12:36 p.m. on Monday. Northstar is to land on 78 for patient that was ejected from vehicle.  TAPinto will update when more information becomes ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Local fun-filled Food Truck and Music Festival was a success for the Liberty Corner Fire Company this past Saturday, June 25. The proceeds from this event went to the Volunteer Liberty Corner Fire Co. who has been the firefighting organization serving Bernanrds Township since ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Detectives from the township police department and Somerset County Prosecutors Office are investigating the "unattended" death of a person found in a parked car at the QuickChek store on Route 206 at 8:30 p.m. Monday. The death does not appear to be suspicious, according to ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are searching for a missing 14-year-old, last seen at midnight June 6 on Pearl Street. Hailey Dippold, 14, was last seen wearing a black hoodie, black sweatpants and black Ugg slippers in the area of Pearl Street in Bridgewater. She has red/brown ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ - The Far Hills - Bedminster Fire Department will host the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30. The parade will begin at the corner of Main Street/Route 202 and Elm Street, Bedminster. Immediately following the Far Hills Memorial Day Service, hot dogs and lemonade will ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A number of officer promotions and another retirement of a longtime officer have taken place, or pending at the Bernards Township police department. Two officers were recently promoted, and additional sergeant promotions are in the works, said Police Chief Michael Shimsky, He ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Late Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Detective James Yeager is finally having his name engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, in Washington D.C., with a ceremony set for May 19 as part of National Police Week. It has been 22 years since the detective ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Township police reported there were no charges filed in an April accident in which a vehicle hit a pedestrian.  On Monday, police released information that they had wrapped up an investigation into an accident in the Hills last month in which a vehicle driven by a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Borough police officer Vito Spadea slowed his bicycle and stopped along East Main Street mid-afternoon Monday to greet his wife, two daughters and other supporters as several hundred police officers from New Jersey towns passed through the borough on their way to Washington, DC ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - The Bernardsville Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - It’s been approximately two years since the Bernardsville Borough Council met in person. At Monday’s meeting, the governing body assembled inside borough hall where they were joined by members of the Bernardsville Police Department to swear in its newest members and witness ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township police said this week that the investigation is continuing into an April 13 accident in which a 71-year-old Basking Ridge resident, Yashoward Gupta, had been struck and seriously injured at the intersection of Allen Road and Tartan Drive in The ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A woman taking a shower inside her Andria Avenue residence was groped by a naked man who entered the shower and grabbed her from behind before she was able to fight him off, according to Somerset County Acting Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart. The woman called police after the ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - The US National Weather Service has issued a flood watch beginning at 6 p.m. tonight, until 6 a.m. tomorrow morning. At this time, rain from a coastal storm is beginning to overspread the region and will continue to push eastward this evening. Strong winds, heavy rain, and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Rise Against Hate, a non-profit organization working to raise awareness about racism and civil rights, has filed a second lawsuit against Bridgewater Township and clerk Linda Doyle in her capacity as official records custodian for the township, alleging a violation of OPRA ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A GoFundMe campaign has been started for a Bridgewater family whose 11-year-old daughter was killed while riding her bike on Fulton Street Saturday evening. The Bastos family, in Bridgewater, is mourning the loss of Victoria, who was hit by a pick-up truck while riding her ...

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  BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Police Chief Kevin Valentine announced the appointment of two new officers to the department on Friday, April 1. The new officers fill vacancies created by recent retirements from the department and restores the departments staffing level to its authorized strength of 20 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A female juvenile died early Saturday evening after being struck by a pickup truck in the intersection of Fulton Street and 3rd Street, according to a release from Bridgewater Township Police. According to police, officers responded Saturday at 6:08 p.m. to a report of a ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - A 68-year-old borough resident has been arrested and charged with multiple sex offenses against a child over a period of years when she was between six- and nine-years-old, according to Acting Somerset County Prosecutor Thomas Chirichella. Teodoro R. Velazquez of Anderson ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The New Jersey State Police turned out in force Sunday afternoon to honor Col. Patrick Callahan, superintendent of the State Police, who was honored as Grand Marshal of the 29th annual St. Patrick's Parade. More than 100 troopers participated in the parade; they came by ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A Somerville man is one of 24 suspects facing drug and/or weapons charges following a seven-month investigation coordinated by the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, according to Acting Prosecutor Thomas J. Chirichella Jr. Multiple search warrants were executed at the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - In a press conference Wednesday, Ben Crump, attorney for 14-year-old Z’Kye Husain who is at the heart of a viral video in which he was aggressively handcuffed by Bridgewater Township Police officers following a fight at the Bridgewater Commons Mall, said they are considering a ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A profane sign placed over American flags on the pedestrian overpass over Route 22 to the Bridgewater Commons Mall has been removed and is under investigation by Bridgewater Township Police. The sign saying "F– BLM" was hung over the American flags that hang from the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - First- and second-generation immigrants protested 14-year-old Z’Kye Husain's arrest despite freezing temperatures Saturday. The protestors said Husain received disparate punishment by two Bridgewater police officers because he is Black and assumed to be the culprit in a fight ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Black Lives Matter of New Jersey, Paterson and Elizabeth held a rally Thursday calling for the termination of the two Bridgewater Township Police officers involved in the arrest Feb. 12 of 14-year-old Z’Kye Husain. The rally was held the evening Bridgewater canceled a town ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - More than 100 people and over 20 organizations and faith groups from around New Jersey gathered outside the Bridgewater Police Department Saturday to demand justice for 14-year-old Z’Kye Husain. Husain was aggressively arrested during a fight while the white teenager involved ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The family of the Black eighth grade boy who was handcuffed by Bridgewater Police following a fight in the Bridgewater Commons Mall Saturday has retained national Civil Rights attorney Ben Crump to represent them, according to a release from the attorney's office. Crump has ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Both young boys involved in a fight at the Bridgewater Commons Mall over the weekend have been banned from the property as an investigation continues after video of the fight showed police officers handcuffing the Black male involved, but not the white male. Bridgewater Commons ...

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  NEW JERSEY, - The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) is launching “Chief Talk,” a podcast series to give people throughout the state greater insight into the latest issues that face police departments and the communities they serve. The new “Chief Talk” podcasts – ...

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