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Kidnapping: Somerville Man, Two Sons, Fourth Suspect Charged

August 12, 2018

SOMERVILLE., NJ – A Somerville man and his two sons, plus a fourth suspect from Newark, have been charged with kidnapping and assaulting  a 21-year-old Somerville resident.

Arrested and charged with First Degree Kidnapping and Third Degree Assault are David Alex Villegas, 22, of Davenport Street; David Andres Villegas, 42, of Davenport Street; Troy Warren, 28, of Clinton Avenue, ...

Raritan Police and Community Celebrate National Night Out

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan community gathered at Frelinghuysen Pool Tuesday to celebrate National Night Out with the police department.

Children had the chance to explore the fire trucks and police cars, while also seeing a demonstration from the county K9 unit.

— Photos by Dawn Wilde

Bridgewater Police Celebrate National Night Out

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Police Department celebrated National Night Out Tuesday with emergency vehicles, bouncy houses, entertainment and lots of food.

The department held the annual celebration at the municipal complex, and were joined by fire trucks and rescue vehicles from all the departments in the township.

Hundreds came out to take a tour of the trucks and the ...

Viewing Date Set for 1-Year-Old Boy Killed in July 7 Crash in Raritan

RARITAN, NJ - A viewing for the 1-year-old Raritan boy killed on Anderson Street July 7 will be held this week at St. Ann Church, in Raritan, according to an obituary released by the Bongiovi Funeral Home.

Matias Ortega-Rosales was killed on the evening of his first birthday when a vehicle hit two cars and then his family as he was being pushed in a stroller by his mother, Domitila Rosales.

Woman Dies From Injuries After Being Struck by Car in Bridgewater Mall Parking Lot

Bridgewater, NJ - A Bedminster woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a car in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Commons Mall Monday.

Marion Kelley, 62, was struck by a vehicle while walking in lot four near the Macy's merchandise pick up area at around 3:20 p.m. Monday.

The 2017 Mazda was driven by Chinmayi Parikh, 33, of Piscataway.

The crash is still being ...

Bridgewater Police Searching for Man Who Stole Energy Drink from Wegmans

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are trying to identify a man responsible for stealing several cases of Red Bull energy drink from Wegmans June 29, according to a post on the department's Facebook page.

According to the post, the department is trying to identify the individual who left the area after getting into the passenger side of a silver Honda with PA registration ...

Bedminster Woman Hit by Car in Bridgewater Commons Mall Parking Lot, Police Say

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A woman was hit by a car in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Commons Mall Monday afternoon, according to a release from Bridgewater Township Police.

The crash happened at about 3:20 p.m. Monday in lot four near the Macy's merchandise pick-up area.

According to the report, a 2017 Mazda driven by Chinmayi Parikh, 33, of Piscataway, struck Marion Kelley, 62, of ...

GoFundMe Page Set Up for Family of 1-Year-Old Boy Killed in Crash Saturday in Raritan

RARITAN, NJ - A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise funds for the family of the 1-year-old boy killed when he, his mother and brother were hit by a car on Anderson Street in Raritan Saturday.

Matías Ortega was killed on the evening of his first birthday when a vehicle hit two cars and then his family as he was being pushed in a stroller by his mother, Domitila Rosales. Rosales is ...

Raritan Man Charged with Vehicular Homicide After Car Hit Three Pedestrians on Anderson Street Saturday

RARITAN, NJ - A Raritan man has been charged with vehicular homicide in a Saturday evening motor vehicle crash that killed a 1-year-old boy in the area of Anderson Street and Second Street, according to a release from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office.

Ronald B. Rebernik, 62, of Second Street, has been charged with second degree vehicular homicide, two counts of third degree assault ...

Bridgewater Honors Township's Veterans Firefighters

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township honored four firefighters who have been serving their community for over two centuries, combined.

Bridgewater Mayor Dan Hayes read separate proclamations honoring the quartet at a recent council meeting, before presenting those documents to each respective firefighter, with the aid of council president Christine Rose.

“The town is proud of ...

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