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Police & Fire

September 21, 2021

RARITAN TWP, NJ - The members of the Raritan Township Fire Department did all they could to protect residents during the deluge of Tropical Storm Ida Sept. 1 – and now the department needs the public's help to continue its service to the community. On Sept. 1, when the tropical storm dropped 11 ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - A Hampton man pleaded guilty in a case where he was charged with recording women and men without their consent while using bathrooms at the Lambertville-New Hope Rescue Squad and Flemington-Raritan Rescue Squad, according to a release from the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's ...

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READINGTON, NJ - At the board of county commissioners’ meeting in early August, director Susan Soloway spoke about her opportunity to experience firsthand the County Department of Public Safety’s command center at this summer’s New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning at Solberg Airport in ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The devastation left behind by the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida was chilling, but hearing the details from Raritan Township Mayor Gary Hazard was particularly tough. According to the Mayor, Flemington, Bridgewater and Raritan were “ground zero,” collecting 11 inches of rain. A ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - When the Hunterdon County Board of County Commissioners met Sept. 7 in Flemington, each board member began their updates with solemn thoughts and reflections on the devastation that occurred in the county and throughout Central New Jersey as the remnants of Hurricane Ida ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ - Raritan Township Police are reporting the deaths of four people, two being township residents, as they drove through the floodwaters in town and nearby during Tropical Storm Idea. According to a report from Raritan Township Police, three people were either swept away or trapped ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ - Raritan Township has released a statement about extensive impacts from the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida over the last 24 hours, beginning Wednesday evening. According to the township, residents are dealing with loss of life because of the tremendous amount of rain that fell ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County’s Director of Public Safety and Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Coordinator Brayden Fahey has attained the designation of a Certified Emergency Manager from the International Association of Emergency Managers, county officials announced in early ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington Borough Police Department hosted a free field day Thursday at Tuccamirgan Park. The event included family friendly events, like a dunk tank, as well as a chance to interact with officers, the K9 unit and more. The event had originally been scheduled for late ...

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READINGTON, NJ - Raritan Township Police, along with the Hunterdon County Sheriff's Office, held its annual National Night Out event at the Readington Township Municipal Building Tuesday. The event included police equipment tours, a police K9 demonstration, games, Dunk a Cop dunk tank, live ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A Lebanon man pleaded guilty Wednesday to receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography, according to a release from the district attorney's office. Daniel Murphy, 48, admitted to receiving and possessing images of child sexual abuse, according to Acting U.S.

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Crime Stoppers, in Hunterdon County, is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the fugitive of the week, Rashawn Gaines, whose last known address was Flemington, according to a release from the county prosecutor's office. Gaines was charged with ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Law enforcement use-of-force data, including statistics from Flemington and Raritan, is now publicly available as part of a new statewide dashboard that debuted Tuesday. The Use of Force Dashboard tracks more than 3,000 New Jersey use-of-force cases from October through February ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County Sheriff Fred W. Brown reported that the shared services contract with Warren County for jail services, as approved by the county government in January 2020, has been successful to date, resulting in a total cost savings of $765,000 for Hunterdon County so ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ - When Three Bridges volunteer fireman Adam Cesario showed up to a Feb. 5 fire on Bertron Road, the house was already engulfed in flames with heavy smoke, and a resident was trapped inside upstairs. Cesario, who also serves as Raritan Township’s fire inspector, found his way in ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - A Flemington man was arrested for luring and endangering following a joint investigation between the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office and the Flemington Borough Police Department, according to a release. Edwin Ramirez, 19, was arrested Feb. 16, and charged with second degree ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Fresh off the success of a citizen’s ad hoc advisory committee that looked at how the police department functions in the borough, Flemington Council formed a new ad hoc citizen’s committee to look at other borough needs. The new committee aims to “focus on the needs of citizens ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - At a special meeting of the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the board approved the award of a competitive bid contract of $3.6 million for construction of the new 5,500-square-foot burn building training facility for Hunterdon’s first responders. The contract went ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington-Raritan First Aid & Rescue Squad is seeking donations from the community, as well as area corporations, as it raises funds to leave behind its limited, 68-year-old facility in Flemington and construct a new, and substantially larger, more modern facility for its ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - What if strife between the police and activists across the country had nothing to do with funding and everything to do with listening? That seems to be the conclusion reached by a Flemington citizen’s advisory group empaneled shortly after the George Floyd killing and ensuing ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - A Hampton man was charged Dec. 3 in both Flemington Borough and Lambertville City with invasion of privacy following a joint investigation by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office's Special Victims Unit, the Flemington Borough Police Department and the Lambertville City Police ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ - Probationary patrolman Nicholas Vilas began making rounds last week in Raritan Township after the township committee unanimously agreed to his hiring. Vilas was sworn in during the committee’s Dec. 1 meeting before a dozen family members and just as many Raritan Township police ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - A Flemington man was arrested Wednesday on child pornography charges, according to a release from Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael J. Williams. According to Williams, a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children led to a joint investigation ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington Borough Council agreed to purchase a new Polaris utility vehicle for the police department, thanks to a $25,000 bequest from late resident Paul Hoffman. Hoffman died last May. He left bequests to several borough organizations, including two local churches, the ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - A Flemington man sustained internal injuries following a two-vehicle crash that killed the driver of the second car Tuesday morning, according to a release from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office. At about 10:49 a.m. Tuesday, Branchburg Police responded to the area of Route ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders heard a Jail Consolidation Service savings report by County Sheriff Fred Brown, just under 10 months into the new shared services contract with Warren County, originally projected to achieve $250,000 in savings of taxpayer ...

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Editor's Note: The story has been edited to include additional comments from Mayor Betsy Driver and Councilman Jeremy Long. FLEMINGTON, NJ - Vandals repainted a blue line down Main Street in Flemington early Tuesday morning, in an unwelcome show of support for borough police. “It’s still ...

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This coming Saturday, September 26 at 7:30 PM there will be a FESTIVAL OF LAUGHS! Comedy show fundraiser to raise money for the Flemington Fire Department. If you want to help some really dedicated volunteer first responders, this is the way to do it and have some great fun at the same time. The ...

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