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Dump Truck Accident Closes Southbound Lanes on Route 202 South Wednesday Morning

November 22, 2017

RARITAN, NJ - Lanes on Route 202 South near Ortho Drive were closed for about 45 minutes Wednesday morning, following an accident with a dump truck.

According to the alert from Raritan Borough Police, the lanes were closed from about 9:30 a.m. to about 10:15 a.m.

Two Manville Residents Arrested in Bridgewater on Weapons Charges, Somerset County Prosecutor Says

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Two Manville residents were arrested on weapons charges following an incident with a gun at a hotel on Route 22 in Bridgewater, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson.

Justin M. Matthews, 37, was charged with two counts of second degree unlawful possession of a weapon, second degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, second degree certain persons ...

Michigan Man Arrested for Carjacking, Burglary, Assault in Bridgewater, Branchburg, Prosecutor Says

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A Michigan man was arrested in connection with a carjacking in Branchburg, according to a release from Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson.

Kylle L. Alexander, 23, was charged with first degree carjacking, second degree eluding, third degree aggravated assault, fourth degree resisting arrest, third degree receiving stolen property, two counts of third degree ...

Bridgewater Police Searching for Missing 51-Year-Old Male

Editor's Note: The man was found this morning.

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are searching for a missing 51-year-old male in the area of Duke Island Park, according to an alert sent out at 3 a.m. Saturday morning, and again at 9 a.m.

According to the alert, the search is involving the NJSP NorthSTAR (police helicopter), and search activity is ongoing at 9 a.m. in the ...

Third Suspect Identified in Somerville Shooting, Charged with Attempted Murder

​SOMERVILLE, NJ - A 20-year-old Somerville man has been identified as the third suspect in an Oct. 26 mid-day shooting on the south side of the borough.

Alquan J. Harris, a resident of South Gaston Ave. is wanted by law enforcement for his involvement in the shooting, which left a 26-year-old resident of Easton, Pa., wounded in the leg, according to Somerset Prosecutor Michael H.

Bridgewater Man Wanted for Involvement in Somerville Shooting

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A Bridgewater man has been identified as the second individual wanted by law enforcement for involvement in a shooting in Somerville Oct. 26, according to a release from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office.

Joesph N. Wright, 35, of Schindler Terrace, has been identified as the second individual wanted.

According to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson, at ...

Bridgewater Police Investigating Attempted Burglary Tuesday Evening, Suspects Unknown

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are reporting that an attempted burglary occurred around 8 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Winder Drive and Crawford Court by two unknown subjects who fled the scene.

According to the Nixle alert from the police department, information is limited now because the investigation is ongoing.

Police say there is no immediate threat, but residents ...

Man Shot and Killed in Bound Brook

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 27-year-old Bound Brook man was shot and killed near his home on Church Street earlier this week.

The victim has been identified as William Roberts, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutors Office and Bound Brook police are involved in an ongoing investigation; they have determined that the ...

Somerville: Suspect Convicted of Car Theft, Eluding Police and Assault on a Police Officer

SOMERVILLE, NJ – One of two suspects who police say switched key fobs to steal two Mercedes from a Route 22 auto dealer has been found guilty of multiple charges by a Somerset County Jury.

Luis Lora, 36, of W. 36th Street, Union City was found guilty of the third degree theft of an automobile, second degree eluding, second degree aggravated assault during the course of an eluding, and ...

Six Unlocked Vehicles Burglarized, According to Report from Bridgewater Township Police

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A total of six vehicles were burglarized on Shasta Drive, 6th Avenue and North Bridge Street in one day, according to a report from Bridgewater Township Police.

According to police, the vehicles were all unlocked, and the burglary reports all came in on Oct. 6.

Items taken from the vehicles, police said, included currency, prescription medication, electronics, sunglasses ...

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