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Future of Flemington Police Hazy as its HQ Faces Possible Sale

December 4, 2018

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Where will the police go?

That's the question facing borough officials here as they move to sell it headquarters building and four other borough-owned properties.

The sale of all properties owned by the borough that are in the Courthouse Square redevelopment area would be authorized under an ordinance subject to Borough Council approval on Monday.

Courthouse ...

Armed Robbery Prompts Reward Offer

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – An armed robbery of a Hunterdon gas station has prompted the offer of a reward, Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III said today in a press release.

The robbery suspect entered the Citgo gas station on Route 173 in Bloomsbury around 11:50 p.m. Nov. 24, Kearns said. He brandished a silver handgun at a clerk and demanded money from the cash register, he ...

New Rules Limit What Local Police May Ask; Cooperation with ICE Also Curtailed

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Police officers here and across the state are now restricted from asking you certain questions because of  a directive issued by state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

Grewal’s policy – which applies to all state, county and local law enforcement agencies – also limits the types of voluntary assistance that police may provide to federal civil ...

Adderall, Marijuana in Recent Raritan Twp. Police Arrests

RARITAN TWP., N.J. – Police here released details on several recent unrelated arrests.

Cpl. Christopher Vallat arrested Lisa A. Ricchiuto, 54, of Flemington, around 2:24 p.m. Nov. 17 after police were dispatched to the Starbucks parking lot on Route 202-31 on the report of a possibly intoxicated driver. Police said Ricchiuto was “passed out behind the wheel” when they ...

Raritan Township Police: Recent Arrests, and a Fundraising Victory

RARITAN TWP., N.J. – Police here released details about two recent arrests and their victory in a fundraising event at HealthQuest.

Sgt. Robert Landolina arrested David N. Claybrook, 23, of Piscataway, around 2:12 a.m. Nov. 9. Claybrook was stopped while driving on Route 202 because of a view obstruction, police said. He was charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana ...

Jury Acquits Mahan Prison Guard on Sex Crime Charge

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – A man charged with a sex crime in connection with his job at the state’s only woman’s prison has been acquitted after a two-week jury trial, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III.

Brian Y. Ambroise, 35, of Union, was acquitted on one count each of second-degree sexual assault and official misconduct. The trial ...

Flemington Kicks Off Pedestrian Safety Campaign

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Borough Police Chief Jerry Rotella has announced that Flemington police will be conducting a “Street Smart NJ” pedestrian safety education campaign aimed at reducing pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes in Flemington.

Street Smart NJ is a collaborative effort between public, private and non-profit organizations. The statewide Street Smart NJ campaign is managed ...

Son Charged with Killing Mom; Body Discovered Inside Home

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. – A 60-year-old township man has been charged with murdering his 82-year-old mother, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Dalton Chiscolm Jr., of Haverhill Place, Somerset, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother, Roberta Ann Taylor, 82, with whom he lived, Robertson said.

Robertson provided the following ...

Sex Crimes Lead to State Prison Term

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – A 42-year-old man arrested in January on sex crime charges against children has been pleaded guilty and sentenced to state prison, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.

Michael F. Latronica, 42, of Hampton, entered his guilty plea to two counts of second-degree sexual assault in June.

On Nov. 2, Judge Angela F.

Old Scam Has New Twist, Sheriff Brown Says

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – An old scam has taken a new twist, according to Hunterdon County Sheriff Frederick W. Brown.

A long-running telephone scam was one seeking payment for phony arrest warrants and “overdue” payments to the IRS. The new twist includes a threat of arrest for not appearing for Jury Duty as summonsed.

The scam involves a caller stating he or she is with the ...

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