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Prosecutor's Fugitive is Flemington Woman

August 15, 2017

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The County Prosecutor has named a woman whose last known address was in the borough as his Fugitive of the Week.

In a press release, Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III seeks the public’s help in finding Meghan Crawford.

Crawford, 33, has been charged with narcotics possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. A warrant for her arrest was issued July 31 after ...

Borrowing is Topic of Township's Special Meeting Tuesday

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Officials here have scheduled a special meeting to be held Tuesday to discuss borrowing.

“Discussion of bond ordinances” is the only detail provided in the notice of the Township Committee meeting, which will be held at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building here.

Bonding has been discussed at recent Township Committee meetings. At the July 17 meeting, the ...

DUI, LSD, Marijuana in Recent Arrests

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Police recently released details of a series of unrelated arrests.

The driver of a car stopped by Patrol Officer Adam Swiatek for failure to maintain lane control and making an improper right turn was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol around 11:02 p.m. Aug. 4.

Michael C. Johnson, 55, of Branchburg, was charged with those offenses as well as ...

Signs Promote Crime Stoppers Program

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Signs touting the county’s Crime Stoppers program will soon be popping up around Hunterdon.

Hunterdon County Crime Stoppers purchased signs and is making them available to promote the program that it is making available to local communities to tout the Crime Stoppers program. Signs have already been been placed in Hillcrest Park in Readington and will soon be ...

It's A Girl! Widow of Fallen Somerville Police Officer Gives Birth

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Victoria Tarentino, the widow of Summit police officer Matthew Tarentino, has given birth to a baby girl.

Anastasia Catherine was born to the Somerville couple at Overlook Medical Center Thursday, according to the Summit Police Department.

Detective Tarentino was killed in a three-car accident on Route 78 in the early morning hours of May 30. Tarentino, the ...

Marijuana, Shoplifting, Trazadone in Recent Township Arrests

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Police here released details on a number of unrelated arrests.

Amber C. Ludwig, 19, of the township, was arrested by Patrol Officer Eli Walters around 3:42 a.m. July 18.

Police said Ludwig was a passenger in a vehicle Walters stopped on River Road for a burnt out headlight and a burnt out tail light. During the stop, she was found in possession of marijuana, ...

Couple Face 51-Count Indictment on Burglary and Other Charges

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A Grand Jury here has handed down a 51-count indictment against a pair accused of multiple burglaries and thefts in Hunterdon and Somerset counties.

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III announced details of the indictments in a press release this morning.

Amy DeFazio, 33, of Whitehouse Station and Eric C. Ferraris, 34, of South Plainfield, were charged ...

Shooting at Cops Leads to Attempted Murder Indictment, Prosecutor Says

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A man accused of firing multiple shots at local police has been indicted on two counts of attempted murder.

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III announced of the indictment in a press release this morning.

Rafael Garcia, 74, of Mountainside, was indicted by the Hunterdon County Grand Jury on Thursday.

On Sept. 27 last year, two Readington police ...

'Do You Know Where You Live?' State Cops Ask

TRENTON, NJ – State Police here have apologized even before asking the question.

Your Monday morning head may be too foggy to answer it, the agency notes in an official Facebook post, but it asks anyway: "Do you even know where you live?"

“Yeah, it sounds like a ridiculous question,” the post concedes, “but it’s one that needs to be asked from time to ...

Volunteer Firefighter Terminated by Township Officials

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Officials here terminated with little comment a volunteer firefighter this week.

Mayor Karen Gilbert said she voted in favor of the termination “with regret.”

Mark F. Bishop, 47, of the township and a member of the Raritan Township Fire Company, was arrested by police here last month. He was accused by Det. Scott Iglay with theft of gasoline from a ...

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