Police & Fire

November 9, 2018

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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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  FLEMINGTON, N.J. – It’s official. The suspect already charged in a string of bank robberies has now been charged with the Oct. 24 robbery of Northfield Bank on Main Street here.     Mark E. Elbaum, 52 of Hillsborough, has been charged with second-degree robbery and third-degree theft in ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. – Police here have a polite request and a stern warning about political signs. Hundreds of political signs for both Republican and Democratic candidates have been planted on front lawns of residential developments, at intersections, and along most of the township’s major ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – A reward has been offered in an effort to find the suspect in a Raritan Township burglary, Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III announced today in a press release. Around 7 p.m. on Oct. 26, the suspect was seen on camera walking around a home in the Ringoes ...

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SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A 52-year-old Hillsborough man has been charged with at least three bank robberies in central New Jersey over the past month, and may face additional charges as a police investigation continues in adjoining counties and Pennsylvania. Mark Elbaum, a resident of Merritt Drive, ...

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Editor's note: This article has been updated here. FLEMINGTON, N.J. – A man suspected in the robbery of multiple banks in New Jersey was taken into custody around 6:30 p.m. last night, according to police. Preliminary information indicates he is a suspect in the Oct. 24 robbery of the ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Hunterdon law enforcement officials are on “high alert” after the deadly shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh this morning, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III. Kearns said there is no reported link between New Jersey and the ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. – A man charged with the burglary of a township home has been indicted by a Hunterdon County Grand Jury, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III. William T. Dolan, III, 45, of Asbury Park, was arrested in September, 2017 after ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – A cash reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the bank robbery that occurred this morning at the Northfield Bank here. The robbery happened around 9 a.m., officials said. “We have obtained a surveillance photo of the ...

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Editor's note: This article has been updated here.   FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Details are sketchy, but officials are reporting that there was a bank robbery at the Northfield Bank here this morning. The bank is located at 56 Main St. here. Paul Approvato, a spokesperson for the Hunterdon ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. – Police here released details on a series of unrelated arrests. Morgan J. Stabler, 22, of Ringoes, was arrested by Patrol Officer Connor Gallagher around 10 p.m. Oct. 13. Police said Stabler was stopped while driving on Amwell Road because the vehicle had a headlight out.

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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’ ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated here. FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Details of the death of a Readington couple are sketchy, based on a press release this afternoon from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III. The statement assured that, “There is no threat to the ...

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READINGTON, N.J. -  An investigation into two deaths here first reported yesterday has revealed it was a murder-suicide, Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III stated today in a press release. The incident is a result of domestic violence, he said. Readington police were dispatched ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – The Hunterdon County Prosecutor this afternoon has alerted residents and announced that his office has joined in the search for an alleged child rapist who remains at large. Authorities are seeking David Hamilton, 47, who has outstanding arrest warrants for multiple sex ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. – Police here released details on several unrelated arrests. Karen Voorhees, 59, of Ringoes, was arrested around 11:32 p.m. Sept. 13 after police said Patrol Officer Scott Phibbs saw her driving on Route 579 near Hampton Corner Road with two flat tires. She was charged with ...

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READINGTON, N.J. – A German Shepherd that has a history of “running at large” from a farm on Dreahook Road here mauled and killed a poodle as his owner was walking him and another dog along Dreahook Road, reports show. Pamela Yula was walking Bentley – her 12-year-old white poodle – along with ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. – Police here released details on a number of recent arrests. Conor F. Mccudden, 19, of Flemington, and a 17 year-old girl were arrested by Sgt. Robert Landolina around 10:05 p.m. Aug. 20 and charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug ...

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