Police & Fire

January 14, 2019

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Hunterdon County Sheriff Fred Brown has issued a press release supporting President Trump’s plan to “secure the border” and build a wall. Brown urged residents to contact their Congressional representatives, “and tell them to finally – after all of these decades – secure our ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Police here released today details on a series of unrelated arrests. Jennifer Kornas, 45 of Branchburg, was arrested by Det. Cpl. Scott Iglay around 6 p.m. Dec. 19. Police said she stole a credit card from a vehicle and made more than $800 purchases with it. The initial ...

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WEST AMWELL, NJ. – Police here have ended their search for a missing person.  Police yesterday sought the public’s help in locating Aldon Epps-Trotman, who had been missing since Thursday, Dec. 27. They said he was last seen in Ewing in the area of College of New Jersey.  This morning, police ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Police report that Epps-Trotman has been found and thank the community for their help. WEST AWMELL, NJ – Police here are seeking the public’s help in locating a missing person, but details are sketchy. West Amwell police are reporting that Aldon Epps-Trotman has been missing ...

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ALEXANDRIA, NJ- Faith Scott, a Delaware Valley High School junior known for her sweet nature and valiant spirit, was the delighted recipient of this year’s shower of gifts from the state troopers of the Kingwood station. School resource officer Joe Seidler has continued a tradition begun by ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – A Readington man has been indicted on three counts of third-degree burglary and three counts of third-degree theft, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III. Nigel E. Hill, 21, of Whitehouse Station was indicted by a Grand Jury on ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Police here have released details on a number of unrelated arrests. Christina M. Boyer, 33, of Flemington was arrested by Patrol Officer Ish Mendez around 9:55 p.m. Nov. 24. Police said they responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the Reading Road area near ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  Firefighters battled for one hour late Friday afternoon to extinguish a house fire at 5 Wolfe Drive. Three occupants – Michael Treffinger, Carolyn Treffinger and Clifford Kepniss -  were able to escape the fire, which was contained to the second floor, but their dog was trapped ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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