Police & Fire

May 26, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bridgewater juvenile has been identified as the man fatally struck by a NJ Transit train Monday at around 4:20 p.m. just west of the Bridgewater station, according to Lisa Torbic, of NJ Transit. Torbic said the eastbound Raritan Valley Line train 5526, which left from Raritan ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A 22-year-old Bridgewater man was killed in a motor vehicle crash that set the car on fire Monday evening on Garretson Road, according to a report from Bridgewater Township Police. According to police, the Bridgewater Township Police Department Traffic Safety Bureau and the ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Fire Department celebrated birthdays in quarantine with a special parade down Reimer Street May 2. Several fire trucks drove down the street, and kids who had celebrated their birthdays in the last week got to take a picture in front of a sign celebrating their ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bridgewater woman was charged with aggravated assault and other charges for allegedly spitting on staff members at a medical facility, according to a report from the attorney general. Mary E. Stewart, 63, was charged May 2 by the Bridgewater Township Police Department with ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Green Knoll Volunteer Fire Department wished a 6-year-old a very happy birthday Saturday, with a drive-by for a family celebrating in quarantine.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Acting Police Chief Paul Payne has released a letter to the public, thanking many for their donations to the department, and providing additional advice on staying safe during the pandemic. Here is his message in its entirety: The Bridgewater Police ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The female pedestrian killed when she was hit by two vehicles at the intersection of Union Avenue and Finderne Avenue March 24 has been identified as a 68-year-old Bridgewater woman. With the help of the Northern Regional Medical Examiner's Office, the female victim was ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A woman was killed on Union Avenue Tuesday afternoon after she was struck by two cars while crossing the street at the intersection of Union Avenue and Finderne Avenue, according to a release from Bridgewater Township Police. According to the release, the Bridgewater Township ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Police Department is implementing a new reporting process, allowing officers to contact residents by phone after an incident has been reported to Somerset County Communications. According to a release, this measure is being taken to protect officers and ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough Police Chief Raymond Nolte has announced changes to patrol and administrative operations in efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus. All changes will be effective immediately. First, Raritan Police Headquarters will be closed to the public until further ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Police Department is asking for assistance regarding non-emergencies due to the current situation of the coronavirus. Anyone who needs to file a non-emergency report such as minor property damage, ID theft, criminal mischief, harassment or lost property ...

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RARITAN, NJ - As the Borough of Raritan continues to grow, improve and change, Police Chief Raymond Nolte is moving his department ahead in lock step. Embracing the same type of innovations that are changing the world, the chief is keeping his 21-man department contemporary, connected and ...

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RARITAN, NJ - A 38-year-old woman was saved by police officers after she threatened to commit suicide by jumping off the Nevius Street Pedestrian Bridge into the Raritan River Sunday, according to a release from Raritan Borough Police. According to police, on Sunday at 2:44 p.m., Raritan Borough ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - After gathering in-person votes and a more-than-normal number of mail-in ballots, the results are in from the Feb. 15 fire district elections. Fire district three was different than the others in that not all those running on the ballot itself were elected to the two open seats ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - One driver was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries following a motor vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Washington Valley Road involving an unloaded school bus and two passenger vehicles, according to a report from Bridgewater Township Police According to the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - No children were on the school bus that was involved in a serious motor vehicle crash on Washington Valley Road at 3 p.m. Thursday. According to Bill Rose, with the Martinsville Volunteer Fire Company, the accident involved a school bus and two motor vehicles at the corner of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Washington Valley Road, between Brown Road and Meiners Drive, is closed until further notice for a motor vehicle crash investigation, according to an alert from Bridgewater Township Police. According to an alert, the crash happened around 3:15 p.m. Thursday. The alert said it ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Police Department is currently investigating a theft of a 2016 Mazda CX5 and other motor vehicle burglaries  that happened Feb. 14 between 2 a.m. and 2:30 a.m., according to a release from the police department. The incidents, police said, took place on Thompson ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are searching for a Bound Brook man who has been charged in connection with home and vehicle burglaries in the area of Washington Avenue. Charges have been filed against Nigel Hill, 22, for two counts of second degree eluding and third degree ...

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Editor's Note: The article on the elections that ran in the February issue of The BReeze mistakenly listed the voting location for district #3 as the municipal building. Please note the voting location is actually the Green Knoll Fire Department on North Bridge Street. BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Police Department promoted a half-dozen of its officers, three to the rank of lieutenant and three more to the rank of sergeant. The promotions were overseen by Acting Police Chief Paul Payne, and took place Jan. 30 before a large audience of family, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A ceremony was held Jan. 29 honoring Bridgewater Police Captain Michael Maxwell, and Lt. Michael Packwood, Lt. William Kelly and Lt. Robert Stasiulaitis as they retired from the department. A large audience gathered for the occasion, including family and friends, elected ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries after she was struck by a car while walking in the left eastbound lane of East Main Street early Thursday morning, according to a release from Bridgewater Township Police. According to the report, Bridgewater police responded to ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Police Department has moved to a Pitman schedule, which is expected to put more officers on the road throughout Bridgewater. The department began following this new schedule as of Jan. 6. According to Mayor Matthew Moench, Bridgewater officers were ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ  - Raritan Valley Line rail service is suspended between Bridgewater and Dunellen in both directions due to the massive fire engulfing an apartment building, and surrounding buildings, in Bound Brook Sunday evening. According to NJ Transit, train service is suspended, but ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township swore in a new officer to the department at its Jan. 6 township council meeting. South Amboy resident Kyle Ball was sworn in by Mayor Matthew Moench. “It is an honor for me to stand up here and welcome Kyle Ball to this great agency,” Acting Police Chief ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The apartment above Nik's Raritan Pub, on Somerset Street, is uninhabitable after a weekend fire, according to Raritan Police Sgt. Everett Holt. According to Holt, on Dec. 28 at 1:50 p.m., Raritan officers responded to Nik's for a structure fire in an upstairs apartment. Once they ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bridgewater man was arrested in connection with an attempted bank robbery in Bridgewater and a robbery in Somerville Monday, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson. Douglas Conroy, 60, was charged with first degree robbery, third degree theft and third ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - One suspect has been apprehended in an attempted bank robbery at the Chase Bank, located in the ShopRite shopping center on South Davenport Street in Somerville, following a failed robbery attempt at another bank in Bridgewater Monday afternoon. The suspect was caught by ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township’s next police chief will get to live further away from the municipality.   The Bridgewater Township Council voted unanimously Nov. 25 to approve an ordinance that no longer requires the town’s police chief to reside within a 25-mile radius of police ...

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