Police & Fire

May 12, 2020

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael J. Williams and Acting Chief of Detectives Frank R. Crisologo said there has been an increase recently in confidence schemes, according to a release. "The recent rise in scams is not isolated to Hunterdon County alone," Williams ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - A Flemington man was arrested by the Parsippany Police Department for allegedly throwing bodily fluid at a law enforcement officer, according to a report from the attorney general. Nickolas Suk, 23, was charged May 7 with throwing bodily fluid at a law enforcement officer, ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County Freeholder J. Matthew Holt spoke at Tuesday’s freeholder meeting about the ongoing dedication of the county’s team of 911 dispatchers who must attend to their jobs, and now often manage and provide resources and emergency services to callers who are concerned ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A Flemington man is charged with making terroristic threats during a state of emergency, among other charges, after he allegedly coughed on police officers and claimed to have coronavirus, according to a report from the state attorney general's office. According to a release, the ...

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RARITAN, TWP, NJ - Raritan Township Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Chris Phelan, along with first responders Tony Veneziale and Dennis Concannon spoke March 17 to the Raritan Township Committee to provide a special update on recent activities and planning exercises conducted in response ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington Borough Police Chief Jerry Rotella said they have made a number of changes to their operations in an effort to stop coronavirus from affecting as many people as possible. "During this difficult time for our community and the world, I’d like to reassure the residents ...

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RARITAN, TWP, NJ - Raritan Township Police have released information on a number of protective measures being taken with regard to reporting of incidents and more, due to coronavirus. According to a post on the police Facebook page, residents may file non-emergent reports over the phone using ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - A Flemington man was sentenced to five years in state prison in connection with sexual assault charges from 2019, according to a release from the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office. Louis G. Rodriguez, 27, pleaded guilty to third degree aggravated assault and was sentenced ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ - Three Raritan Township patrol officers were honored for their bravery at Tuesday’s township committee meeting. Officers Robert Schenck, Adam Swiatek and Brett Szatkowski were honored with plaques from the Hunterdon County Fire Chiefs Association for rescuing a disabled ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - A Flemington man was sentenced to 10 years in state prison for sexual assault, according to a report from the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office. Carlos Zacarias, 51, was sentenced to 10 years in state prison for sexual assault, as well as a consecutive 18 months for contempt ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the fugitive of the week, whose last known address was in Flemington. Crime Stoppers is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of 30-year-old Mary ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael J. Williams and Acting Chief of Detectives Frank R. Crisologo are warning all county residents about recent increases in vehicle thefts and burglaries. Williams said in a release that the recent rise in car thefts is not isolated ...

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ALEXANDRIA TWP., NJ - For the ninth year, the State Police of the Kingwood station have reached out to give an impressive stack of carefully chosen gifts to a carefully chosen Del Val student.  The student – Theo Baransky of Milford – was chosen by the members of the faculty, and the gifts were ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Two court dates are looming for Hunterdon County Freeholder John Lanza, who has been charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving. The charges stem from an Aug. 5 incident when Lanza was found by Raritan Township Police Patrol Officers Connor Gallagher and ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ – The crash of a tour bus has prompted Raritan Valley Community College to cancel its Saturday, Dec. 14 performance of A Christmas Carol. The show was to be performed by Nebraska Theatre Caravan. The bus overturned late Tuesday night on Route 95 in Burnham, Maine, according to ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Police here are part of a statewide traffic safety campaign targeting drunk and impaired drivers. The program started Friday and is part of the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday campaign, which runs through Jan. 1, 2020. Flemington received a $1,980 grant from ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Police here recently released details on a number of unrelaterd arrrests. After stopping a vehicle on Route 202-31 driven by Baiylee C. Barnes, 19, of Morristown, for failing to maintain his lane of travel on Oct. 26, he was arrested by Patrol Officer Dustin Pflug. Barnes ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – A standoff with “an armed subject” has been safely resolved, according to a press release this Wednesday morning from Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael J. Williams. Williams’ SWAT Team and Frenchtown police responded to a Frenchtown home “for a barricaded subject” ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – A Hunterdon County man has been arrested after officials said they found he had 45,000 images and videos of child pornography. August Blew, 55, of High Bridge, has been charged with one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. The arrest follows a tip to the ...

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READINGTON, NJ – A township woman has been arrested after she crashed her vehicle and fled the scene on foot yesterday, police said. Police here were dispatched to the School Road and Whitehouse Avenue intersection around 5:30 p.m. yesterday on a report of the crash. Police said that as they ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – A press release from Hunterdon’s Acting County Prosecutor Michael J. Williams this afternoon announced the arrest of 11 people on narcotics charges. Last month, as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation dubbed “Operation Oxy Klean,” detectives targeted the illegal use and ...

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READINGTON, NJ – A 15-year-old boy was arrested early this morning after police here chased a vehicle that police said refused to stop. Readington police report that while on routine patrol around 12:20 a.m., officers discover three vehicles driving slowly along Dreahook Road. When an officer ...

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CLINTON, NJ – A suspect is in custody and lodged in the county jail after gunshots were reported at the Holiday Inn here around 11 p.m. last night, according to information provided to Mayor Janice Kovach by Clinton Police Chief Cory Kubinak. The report prompted response from police here and ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ -  Police here recently released details on a series of unrelated arrests. Michael C. Wipperman, 25, of Flemington, was arrested by Patrol Officer Adam Swiatek and charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana around 6 p.m. Oct. 13. Police said they were dispatched ...

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READINGTON, NJ – A township resident who reported a suspicious man kneeling in a driveway has resulted in the arrest of the man, who now faces a string of charges including aggravated assault on a police officer. Police arrested Richard Destefano, 44, of Manville, who police said screamed ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – The police were out in force at last night’s Township Committee meeting, but it wasn’t because of any disturbance. Instead, the Committee and police staff honored officers for their decades of service; recognized another upon retirement; and swore in three new officers. The ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ -  A Rescue Truck Pull Fundraiser will be held at HealthQuest Nov. 3 to benefit Flemington-Raritan First Aid & Rescue Squad. Teams comprised of 10 to 12 will compete to pull the Squad’s 68,000-pound rescue truck approximately 50 yards in the fastest time. The event will also ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Police here released details on several recent unrelated arrests. Michelle A. Holland, 58, of Flemington, was arrested by Patrol Officer Brett Szatkowski around 4:40 p.m. Sept. 29 and charged with driving while intoxicated. Police said the vehicle stop occurred in the parking ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The Hunterdon Freeholder who was charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving was carrying $12,500 in $100 bills when he was taken into custody in August, TAPinto has learned. The incident involving John E. Lanza happened Aug. 5, and Lanza was cited Sept. 3, ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – A borough man has died after a motor vehicle crash in Lebanon Township last night, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Acting Prosecutor Michael J. Williams. Douglas Ivie, 34, was driving a 2003 Ford Taurus station wagon north on Route 31 around 6:09 p.m. when for ...

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