Police & Fire

July 30, 2021

RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough is hosting a number of upcoming events over the next week to celebrate the business community and the local police department. Raritan’s Economic Development Committee will be holding Discovering Raritan July 31 from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m., with things to do and see ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office and Bridgewater Township Police have announced that Crime Stoppers of Somerset County, Inc., is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of the individual responsible for a sexual assault in Duke Island Park at ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township has a new police officer in its ranks. Johnathan T. Newnom was sworn in before the town council July 19 at the municipal building. “One of my great honors is to swear in police officers,” said Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench after administering the oath ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police and the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office are investigating a sexual assault at Duke Island Park Sunday at 8:45 p.m. According to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson, on July 18 at about 9:07 p.m., Bridgewater Township Police received a ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough Emergency Services will be holding a National Night Out event Aug. 3. The event will be held at Frelinghuysen Park from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., with a rain date of Aug. 10. There will be police and fire vehicles on display, a K9 demonstration, giveaways, ice cream, ...

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RARITAN, NJ - A Raritan man was arrested for an aggravated assault with an axe near West Somerset Street July 3, according to a release from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office. Jonathan W. Beatty, 53, was charged with second degree aggravated assault and taken to the Somerset County Jail ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township swore in new police officer Jared Calimano at a special ceremony June 21. “You will have my full support for your career,” said Bridgewater Police Chief Paul Payne. “Remember why you took this line of work.” Mayor Matthew Moench said it was exciting to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - On July 1, Somerset County Sheriff Darrin J. Russo held a swearing-in ceremony for three newly promoted supervisors in the law enforcement division, all from Bridgewater. Newly promoted Capt. Michael DiGuilio was hired by the sheriff's office in 2001, according to a release, and ...

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RARITAN, NJ - A Raritan man was arrested Saturday morning on arson and resisting arrest charges after witnesses reported seeing a man lighting a garbage can on fire in front of a business on East Somerset Street. Steven Niflis, 26, was charged with third degree arson and third degree resisting ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police said that a person reported missing Monday has been safely located. Mark Gibbons was reported missing Monday, and police said he had last been seen June 24. Police reported Thursday that GIbbons has been safely located.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police is seeking the public's help in finding a missing "at risk" person who was last seen June 24. According to an alert from police, the missing person is Mark Gibbons, 67, a white male, 5'11" and 180 pounds. Gibbons was last seen wearing a blue ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office and Bridgewater Township Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run Thursday at 2:02 a.m. on Route 28. According to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson, police responded to the scene of a pedestrian struck on Route ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A juvenile was taken to the hospital with a leg injury after a motor vehicle crash involving a motor vehicle and a full size school bus at the intersection of Commons Way and Garretson Road Thursday afternoon. According to Bridgewater Township Police Lt. Thomas Rice, at about ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A single family house on Coyle Trail is uninhabitable after a fire ripped through the second floor and attic Sunday afternoon. Bill Rose, of the Martinsville Volunteer Fire Department, said the call came in around 12:09 p.m. Sunday, and, when firefighters arrived, it was ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - After time needed to count mail-in ballots following the April 20 fire district elections, official results have been released, and budgets passed in all districts. In district one, incumbents Bill Rose and Jim Cowley were re-elected to the fire commission with 151 and 170 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are reporting a gas main leak in the area of Old York Road and Beach Avenue just before 11 a.m. Tuesday. According to a Nixle alert from the department, crews are on site and repairs are underway. There is currently no access to Beach Avenue from ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township fire elections will be held April 20, with residents voting on candidates for the fire commission and the year’s proposed budgets. After much debate, the elections will be held in person, though they were already pushed back from their regular date of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Law enforcement use-of-force data, including statistics from Bridgewater, is now publicly available as part of a new statewide dashboard that debuted Tuesday. The Use of Force Dashboard tracks more than 3,000 New Jersey use-of-force cases from October through February as part ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bridgewater resident has been indicted on second degree reckless vehicular homicide and other charges stemming from a fatal motor vehicle collision on Old York Road in Raritan in September 2020. Kevin D. Betyeman, 56, was indicted Wednesday on charges of second degree ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - There were no injuries after an electrical fire was reported by the homeowner of 7 Krams Trail around 9:26 a.m. Friday, according to Bridgewater Township Police. According to police, it was believed to be an electrical fire, and the police department responded, along with the ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Police Department has entered a partnership with Ring LLC, a home security company owned by Amazon. Ring, best known for its Ring Video Doorbell, a bell with security video cameras attached, sells a variety of motion-detecting home security cameras. Through ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With recent legislation passed regarding the legalization of marijuana in New Jersey has come debate over regulations in the law about how police officers handle juveniles who are in possession of the drug and whether information needs to be relayed to parents. Legislation ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - An employee with the Somerset County Educational Services bus company has been arrested for harassment of a Bridgewater-Raritan student, according to a release from the Bridgewater Township Police Department. According to the release, Joseph Galietti, 76, of Somerset, was ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A criminal complaint was filed Monday against a Bridgewater man in connection with a fatal motor vehicle collision on Old York Road in Raritan Borough in September 2020. Kevin D. Betyeman, 56, of Maple Street, has been charged with third degree strict liability and third degree ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Megan Milota was not supposed to be in Raritan Borough on Valentine’s Day weekend – but on Feb. 14, a series of accidents led Milota to save a Hillsborough man’s life. Raritan patrol officers were called to Castillo Fresh Seafood Market when a 52-year-old man was unconscious on Feb ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The state has announced that this year’s fire district elections, which have been moved from February to April 20, will be held in person, with appropriate protocols being taken for safety. Fire District One Commissioner Bill Rose said official notice was given by the state on ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Nearly 60 members of Bridgewater Township’s first aid and rescue squads have qualified for the township’s Length of Service Awards (LOSAP) program, per a resolution that was unanimously ratified by the council at its Feb. 1 virtual meeting. The township created and established ...

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RARITAN, NJ - On Feb. 25, Capt. Craig Monda retired from the Raritan Borough Police Department after 25 years of service, 20 of them with the Borough of Raritan. Before working in Raritan, Monda served eight years in the United States Army as a military police officer, as well as for the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Police Benevolent Association is doing what it can to help local businesses during the pandemic, starting with a pizzeria in Martinsville that many have noted has been struggling. Bridgewater Officer Patrick Knapp, PBA president, said Joe’s Pizza, on ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The annual fire district elections have officially been moved by the state to April 20, instead of their regular third Saturday in February, because of the pandemic. Bill Rose, commissioner with fire district one, said the budget calendar has remained the same, with the ...

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