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Raritan Twp. Investigation Leads to Narcotics Charges

June 20, 2017

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A Pennsylvania man has been arrested and charged with narcotics offenses after a joint investigation here.

The investigation by Raritan Township police and the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, & Narcotics Task Force led to the arrest of Jordan Dotson, 19, of Lansdale, Pa.

Dotson was charged with conspiracy to possess marijuana and possession ...

Flemington Man Indicted on Morales Park Groping Charges

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A borough man has been charged with groping women, according to a press release this morning from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.

Henry Calel-Juarez, 25, was indicted by a county Grand Jury on two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact.

Calel-Juarez was arrested on March 17, Kearns said,  after an investigation by detectives from the ...

Burglary, DUIs, Marijuana in Recent Raritan Twp. Arrests

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

Kyle J. Bond, 21 of Ringoes, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after a motor vehicle stop on Sergeantsville Road around 2:21 a.m. May 28. He was initially stopped by Sgt. Joseph Canonica for failure to maintain lane control, police said, for which he was also charged. He was also ...

Mourners Visit Somerville Church to Pay Respects to Summit Police Officer Tarentino

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Thousands of mourners – his widow and the family who loved him, friends and neighbors, those he worked with and those he worked for, people he worshipped alongside, and total strangers touched by his tragic loss – lined up outside Immaculate Conception Church yesterday to pay their respects to Matthew Tarentino.

Tarentino, 29, a Somerville resident, Summit police ...

Thousands of Mourners Expected for Police Officer’s Funeral

SOMERVILLE, NJ – More than 1,000 police officers and thousands of mourners are expected to crowd Immaculate Conception RC Church on Sunday and Monday to pay respects to 29-year-old Somerville resident Matthew Tarentino, a Summit police officer who was killed in a 3-car accident on Route 78 Tuesday.

Viewing hours will be at the church Sunday, June 4, 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral Mass will be ...

Summit Cop, a Resident of Somerville, Killed in Route 78 Crash

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Matthew Tarentino, a Summit police officer driving from his home in Somerville to a school assembly, was one of two people killed early Tuesday morning in a three-car wreck on Route 78.

Tarentino, 29, a longtime resident of the borough, is survived by his wife and two sons, ages 2 and 4; his wife is expecting a third child shortly, according to Msgr. Seamus Brennan, ...

Six Arrested in Unpaid Child Support Sweep

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Sheriff’s officers here were part of a recent statewide effort to arrest parents who failed to pay child support.

Detectives and officers from the Hunterdon Sheriff’s Office arrested six suspects with warrants totaling more than $135,000. The warrant sweep was conducted in cooperation with the state’s Office of Child Support Services.

“Parents who ...

Flemington Man Facing Child Sex Charges

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A borough man has been arrested and charged with sexual assault of a child.

The arrest was announced in a press release issued today by Hunterdon Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III.

Mykyta Pekov, 21, was charged with one count of second-degree sexual assault and one count of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

An investigation by detectives from ...

Hunterdon Prosecutor's Team Honored by State Attorney General

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino honored more than 30 law enforcement agencies and individual police officers yesterday “for their outstanding achievements and innovative approaches in community policing.”

The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office was on the list. An award ceremony was held at Rutgers University’s Livingston Campus Student ...

Indictment Charging Sexual Assault of Child May Lead to Decades in Prison, Prosecutor Says

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A Phillipsburg man could face decades in prison after a recent indictment charging him with sexual assault here, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.

Steven W. Newman, 50, was arrested March 17. A Hunterdon Grand Jury indicted him on charges of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault, ...

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