South Brunswick Police Battle, Arrest Hotel Robbery Suspect

March 21, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police caught a scrappy robbery suspect at a local hotel Saturday afternoon.

According to police, West Paterson resident Kevin Thompson-Perry, 27, robbed the cash drawer of the Hotel Vincenza on Route 1 just after noon on Saturday.

Officers Brooke LaBell and Craig Cleffi arrived at the hotel in minutes of the 12:07 p.m. 911 call and spoke to the manager.

The ...

Police: P-G Man Had One Pound of Pot in his Benz

SOMERVILLE NJ - The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Narcotics Task Force has arrested a Peapack-Gladstone man, and charged him with possession with intent to distribute one pound of marijuana, according to Prosecutor Michael H. Roberston.  Endri Zenelaj, age 23, was charged with two offenses after a Task Force investigation.

Prosecutor Robertson stated that the Task Force ...

Police Investigating College Avenue Assault

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Police are searching for an individual who allegedly assaulted a member of the Rutgers community early this morning on College Avenue, according to an alert from the university.

The victim was outside a residence between Somerset and Hamilton streets at 12:45 a.m. March 8 when a “verbal dispute” occurred, according to police. Another person then assaulted ...

Extra-Duty Pay for New Brunswick Police Could Soon Rise

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — You’ve probably seen it before: A city cop working a festival or directing traffic near a construction site.

It’s common for police in New Brunswick—and just about everywhere—to take on these “extra-duty” assignments. They’re a source of extra income for city cops, who get paid by the hour for these jobs, and they help ...

Franklin Township: Free Personal Safety Classes for High School Seniors

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Police Academy will be offering a community program titled "Personal Safety for High School Seniors" on Apr. 11 and May 4 at the Somerset County Public Safety Center, according to an announcement made by law enforcement officials. 

"It is the intended goal of this program to prepare our graduating seniors with an additional ...

Parking Authority Thieves Plead Guilty, Face Probation

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Four former city Parking Authority valets have pleaded guilty to stealing more than $500 in parking fees, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

If a judge accepts the plea deals, none would face any jail time. But each would be sentenced to probation, required to pay $200 in restitution and permanently blocked from working a public ...

Pair Arrested with 11 Pounds of Marijuana after Warren Township Vehicle Stop

SOMERVILLE, NJ -  Lloyd M. Thatcher, age 30, of Grant Avenue and Casey L. Dillow, age 23, of Palisades Drive, both located in Morganville, West Virginia were arrested with approximately 11 pounds of marijuana in Warren Township, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W.

South Brunswick: Victim Uses FaceTime To Capture Alleged Assailant

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Thanks to the FaceTime app, an assault victim notified police through a relative and captured the alleged assailant Sunday morning.

According to police, an unidentified person was being assaulted at 7:30 a.m. at the La Mirage hotel on Route 1 Sunday morning.

The victim used the FaceTime app on their phone to alert a relative who then contacted police about the ...

Route 18 Motel Patrol Leads to Multiple Drug Charges

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick police charged two Monmouth County men with several drug-related charges after they were approached by an officer in the parking lot of a local motel near the New Jersey Turnpike.

According to an official report issued today,  Ptl. Patrick Lem was patrolling the parking lot of Studio 6, 246 Highway 18 North, on March 1, 2017 at 8:15 pm, and ...

Alleged Court Tavern Shooter Faces Attempted Murder Charge

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — City cops booked the man who allegedly shot two people outside the Court Tavern last weekend—and he’s staring down an attempted murder charge.

Farrahd Williams, a 23-year-old New Brunswick resident who lives on Rutgers Street, was arrested on Thursday evening, March 2, according to the police department.

He’s facing a number of charges for his ...

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Manville Man Shot During Home Invasion Burglary

March 20, 2017

SOMERVILLE, N.J. – Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Manville Borough Chief of Police Mark Peltack announced that an investigation is ongoing regarding an off-duty police officer shooting in Manville, New Jersey and the arrest of Tyreek Cook, age 19, of North 2nd Avenue, Manville, New ...