Police & Fire

May 5, 2021

MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP, NJ – A victim looking to buy drugs was instead pistol-whipped and robbed at gunpoint and reported the ripoff to police afterwards, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Police have arrested George C. Battle 4th, 18, of Drewes Court, Lawrence in ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Commuters should avoid Laurel Avenue due to a serious motor vehicle crash, according to a Breaking News Network alert sent out at 12:18 pm.  According to the alert, one person is entrapped in a vehicle. The Franklin Township Police Department confirmed officers are on the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The family of a taxi driver who was shot and killed by a stray bullet last week has started a GoFundMe page to help pay for his funeral expenses. Delfino Aparicio-López, 46, was giving a passenger a ride near the area of Handy Street and Robeson Boulevard at about 4:35 p.m.

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township Police Department opened an investigation into a report of shots being fired at an unidentified local man's vehicle on Wednesday night, according to a news release. Police responded to the scene at approximately 11:01 pm.   "Franklin Township Police officers ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township Police Department announced it is now accepting applications for residents to participate in its inaugural Citizen Academy class. The program is geared towards adults and business owners. According to officials, the Academy is designed to introduce adults to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 35-year-old city woman has been charged with shooting and killing a man while he was driving his car on Monday. Rhadisha Maurasse has been charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and one count of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are investigating the death of a man who was shot while driving his vehicle on Monday afternoon. Police did not release the name of the man who they found dead in the area of Handy Street and Robeson Boulevard at about 4:35 p.m., according to a press release from ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 74-year-old township is dead after a landscape mower he was repairing dropped on top of him when the cable holding the machine above him snapped, according to police. The victim was identified as John F. Levinski of Township Line Road. A neighbor found the man beneath the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A woman told police that a man grabbed her buttocks before running away near the area of Senior and Wyckoff streets. The woman yelled at him and said she was calling the police as he ran, according to an alert released by New Brunswick Police late Saturday night. Police ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police said they are still trying to determine how a 21-year-old New Brunswick woman lost control of her 2013 Nissan Rogue and struck three other vehicles. Ceidy Antunez was pronounced dead at the scene by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital paramedics, according to a ...

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FRANKLIN TWP., NJ - Law enforcement use-of-force data, including statistics from Franklin Township, 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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FRANKLIN, NJ – Members of the Franklin Township Police Department (FTPD) gathered, virtually, this week for a special edition of its monthly Tuesday Night Talks livestream program. "Normally, we do this once a month, but we added a second bonus day," said Captain Sean Hebbon at the start of the ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Scott T. Miller, 40, of Somerset, has been arrested and charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child in the second degree. Miller was a basketball coach with the Central Jersey Havoc Basketball Club, a club for male and female student athletes, but recently left the ...

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WARREN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A Somerville resident and owner of a martial arts academy in Warren has been arrested and charged with Third Degree Invasion of Privacy after a hidden camera was found in the public bathroom of the business, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police have charged a 43-year-old New Brunswick man with murder following an emergency call to the Farrington Inn in North Brunswick. Desmond Gray was arrested Sunday and charged with one count of first-degree murder, according to a press release from Middlesex County ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ – The Franklin Township Police Department (FTPD), in continuing its effort to connect with residents and open a dialog about issues in the town, held its Tuesday Night Talks Facebook live stream program on March 16.  "We are here…this evening to again meet with the Franklin Township ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ - A Hillsborough man has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a New Brunswick man outside a Franklin Township hotel on New Year's Day following the arrest of a second suspect Feb. 25, who faces a variety of drug charges, according to Somerset County Prosecutor ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A Texas man has been arrested and charged for attempting to steal from an ATM, and fleeing from police, according to a news release.  The Franklin Township Police Department received a call Monday morning at 3:11 am, reporting a pickup truck was being used to break into an ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – City officials have identified the man who died in a house fire at 263 Delavan St. on Saturday. Thomas Sims, 61, a resident of that address, was found deceased by firefighters in the basement. The preliminary investigation suggests his death was a result of a fire, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A house fire that roared through a house on Delavan Street on Saturday night has left one person dead. Officials have not confirmed the victim’s identification, a spokesman for the city said. The fire started shortly after 6 p.m., with intense flames that forced the ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Police are investigating a Friday night crash that left a New Brunswick man dead. The Franklin Township Police Department received a 9-1-1 call Friday night at 11:02 pm reporting a motor vehicle crash on Route 27 at the intersection of Franklin Boulevard, according to a news ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An armed robbery and carjacking occurred early this morning in the area of Hamilton Street, according to a statement released by the New Brunswick Police Department. The victim was approached in his vehicle by what the police describe as a light-skin male with a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – There's a lot more to equipping the members of the New Brunswick Police Department with body cameras than attaching an $800 gadget to their chests. The expense to store the video captured by the cameras and hire personnel to manage the catalog drives the price tag to equip ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Parents may be surprised by some of the new rules put in place by the marijuana law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on Feb. 22, 2021.  The new law strips parents’ right to know if their child has been caught with pot or booze. The new law allows for possession of up to six ounces of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A driver heading north on Route 206 veered off the road, crossed over the southbound lane of the busy state highway and wedged itself between the stanchions of a sign at the K-Fuel gas station. The air bags inside the vehicle deployed; the unidentified driver was taken to an ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Route 206 traffic in both directions was shut down for five hours Friday afternoon after a car crossed the center line near the intersection of New Amwell Road and hit two more vehicles, killing the 77-year-old driver identified by police as township resident Shobha ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with locating Star Stanton, 22, of East Brunswick, NJ.  Stanton was last seen on Wednesday, March 3rd, leaving her residence with an unknown friend. She is described as a black female with brown eyes and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Investigators continue to seek information connected with the hit-and-run death of volunteer firefighter George Kavanaugh in front of the Lincoln Hose Co. firehouse on Warren Street six years ago. Kavanaugh, a former chief of the Somerville Fire Department and life-long resident ...

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BRANCHBURG,  NJ – Police arrested three men and seized an AR-15 assault weapon and fully-loaded magazine following a road rage incident Feb. 28, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Arrested were Robert Figueroa, 19, of Whitehall, Pa., Axel Rafael Colon Merly, 18, of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK  - Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Director Anthony A. Caputo of the New Brunswick Police Department announced today that authorities are investigating a fatal shooting in the area of Seaman Street and Remsen Avenue. At approximately 1:18 A.M., while on patrol, New ...

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