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DUIs, Shoplifting, Heroin in Recent Township Police Arrests

October 15, 2018

RARITAN TWP., N.J. – Police here released details today on a number of unrelated arrests.

Cpl. Christopher Vallat arrested Jill M. Ardovino, 33 of Red Hill, Pa., and Joseph P. Skriletz, 49, of Emmaus, Pa., after stopping Skriletz’s vehicle on Route 31 near Highland Avenue around 9:47 a.m. Oct. 5 because neither of them were wearing a seatbelt, police said. Skriletz was charged ...

Officials Investigate Fire in Raritan Twp.

RARITAN TWP., N.J. – A fire at a building on Minneakoning Road last night is under investigation, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.

The fire struck around 7:20 p.m., Kearns said, in a commercial building with multiple offices.

The building was unoccupied and the fire “appears to be accidental,” according to the ...

Flemington Man Dies in Readington Crash

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – A borough man died in a fatal crash in Readington this morning, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.

Kearns said that a preliminary investigation shows that a dump truck owned by Flats and Curbs Concrete of Union tried to back into a construction site around 11:31 a.m. while in the westbound lanes of Route 22 near County ...

Hunterdon SWAT Team Dispatched; Suspect Arrested

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – A barricaded suspect has been taken into custody after a SWAT team from the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office was dispatched to High Bridge today.

High Bridge police were first dispatched to the Church Street home around 5 this morning, according to a press release issued by Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.

The armed subject was taken ...

Raritan Township Names New Top Cop

RARITAN TWP., N.J. -  There were hearty handshakes, smiles, applause, and more than a few hugs and backslaps at the Raritan Township Committee meeting last night, as Alfred C. Payne, III was named acting Chief of Police for the township’s Police Department.

He replaces Glenn Tabasko, who retired in July.

Payne was named to the post after a unanimous vote by the Township ...

Raritan Twp. Firefighters Get Federal Grant

RARITAN TWP., N.J. - A recent federal grant will make things safer for firefighters while easing the township budget.

FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Fund has awarded a $310,000 grant to the Raritan Township fire Department, township Fire Chief Doug Day said at Saturday's Community Day.

The money will be used for air packs, new masks and air bottles - all essential firefighting ...

Sex Predator Suspect Captured by US Marshals

FLEMINGTON — The search for an alleged child rapist that spanned at least three states and prompted Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III to alert residents here has ended with his capture.

David Allen Hamilton, 47, was a Bucks County (Pa.) fugitive, and a K9 team from Kearns’ office had joined the search effort last week.

Hamilton had ties to New Hope, where it is ...

Reward Offered as Search Widens for Accused Sex Predator

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – As the search for an accused sex predator intensifies, a reward has been offered for information that would lead to his arrest.

Officials have been seeking David Allen Hamilton Jr., 47, a Bucks County (Pa.) fugitive who has eluded police since Friday, said Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III today in a press release.

Hamilton has been charged with 12 ...

Man With 10 Names Arrested by Hunterdon Sheriff's Detectives

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – A man who authorities say used more than 10 names has been arrested by detectives from the Hunterdon County Sheriff’s Office, according to a press release.

Alterick Moore, 46, avoided arrest for more than two years, according to the Sheriff’s Department. He was wanted for violation of probation.

Moore’s fake identities included using five dates of ...

Arrest Made in Readington Sex Case

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – A 19-year-old man has been arrested and charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, according to a press release today from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.

The arrest follows an investigation by Kearns’ Special Victims Unit and Readington police.

Tre Thigpen, 19, of Bridgewater, was arrested Sept. 20 after an investigation revealed ...

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