Police & Fire

September 13, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - A local man was shot on Franklin Boulevard at approximately 8:10 pm Wednesday evening, according to police.  The unnamed man was taken to an area hospital and is in stable condition according to police.  Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said in a statement that ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A raging fire completely gutted a South Middlebush Road house early Thursday morning, police said. Police and fire units responded just before 5 a.m. Thursday morning to find the house fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters from Middlebush Fire Department, Elizabeth Avenue Fire ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Local law enforcement officials are seeking the public's help with several ongoing burglary investigations, according to a social media post.  "The Franklin Township Police Department is actively investigating several burglaries that have occurred within the community," the ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Police charged a Flushing, New York woman with engaging in prostitution after allegedly offering sex for money to an undercover detective on Aug. 15. According to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, Xu Huiqin, 47, of Flushing, allegedly offered a sexual ...

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On August 22, 2018 at 12:01pm, the Franklin Township Police Department responded to several 911 calls reporting a female pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle on Easton Avenue near JFK Boulevard. Upon arrival to the scene, responders discovered that Somerset resident Jada Montrese Vennie, 19, had ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Police charged a township man Aug. 15 with receiving a $141,000 commercial-grade trailer generator that was reported stolen out of Paterson, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Police charged Hunt Road resident Aaron Taylor-Fajardo, 43, with ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police charged a township man with breaking into an occupied Hillsborough home early Thursday morning and are looking for a second suspect in the apparent home invasion. Hillsborough Police and detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office charged Jhamir Hoagland, ...

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WARREN, NJ -  Police released additional information on Thursday regarding the robbery of TD Bank in Warren Township  on Saturday, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Warren Township Chief of Police William Keane announced. Additional ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Multiple Firefighters responded to a smoke condition at the Stop & Shop on Easton Avenue at approximately 7 pm, according to an alert from the Breaking News Network.  The smoke condition didn't appear to impact shoppers as of 7:15 pm.  Editor's note: This story will be ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office has announced that police agencies all over Somerset County, and around New Jersey, are participating in the state's largest drunk driving crackdown. According to a release, the 2018 "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Statewide Labor Day ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A township resident faces multiple charges in the armed robbery of a WaWa store after the suspect was confronted by a gas station attendant, who tried to confine the suspect inside a booth where a cash register was located. Dupre J. McCalla, 45, of Pear Tree Lane, ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A local man hit a parked car with his motorcycle and suffered serious head injuries Sunday morning according to police. David Vega Jr., 23 years old of Somerset, was traveling eastbound on Ralph Street, on his 2018 Honda motorcycle when it struck a parked car, police say.  "The ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A Piscataway man is facing multiple charges after he fled the scene of an accident which left a commercial water tanker overturned at the intersection of John F. Kennedy Boulevard and caused a multi-car accident on Easton Avenue, according to a news release from the Franklin Township ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Police are investigating a serious crash involving a motorcycle in the area of Lafayette Street, according to a Breaking News Network alert.  First responders were called to the scene for a downed motorcyclist with a head injury and possible trouble breathing, according to the BNN ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A truck overturned at the intersection of Easton Avenue and John F. Kennedy Boulevard shortly after 11 pm Friday evening, according to a Breaking News Network alert. Diesel fuel was leaking from the truck, and hazmat was called according to the BNN alert.  A crowd could be seen ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - A pedestrian struck by a van in front of the Somerset Hotel on Grove Street Tuesday morning has been identified as Christine McConnachie, a 52-year-old resident of Clinton Township in Hunterdon County. She was transported to Robert Wood Johnson/University Hospital in New ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - A 52-year-old woman crossing Grove Street in front of the Hotel Somerset was struck by a van Tuesday morning around 9 a.m. The pedestrian was transported to Robert Wood Johnson/University Hospital in New Brunswick where she was pronounced dead, according to Somerville Police ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City and university police are looking for a group of armed men who spilled out of two cars on Dix Street early Tuesday morning, demanding items of value from two victims. According to Rutgers University Police Chief Kenneth Cop, the victims were walking at 2 a.m. on July 31 ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - A suspected drug dealer was busted by police riding his bicycle. Arthur N. Green, 60, of N Weiss Street was arrested July 26 after a three-week investigation into the distribution of heroin and crack cocaine by the suspect, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

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SOMERSET, NJ - Please feel free to join members of the Franklin Township Police Department at Kettleman's Bagels, located at 456 Elizabeth Avenue.  Officers will be at Kettleman's on July 31 from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to meet some of our officers, ask questions, ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A seven-month investigation by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office has resulted in the arrests of six suspects, all charged with operating an organized retail theft ring and knowingly purchasing stolen merchandise for resale at a Hamilton Street storefront and on the ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - If all goes according to plan 26 new students will graduate from the 8th Annual Franklin Township Police Youth Academy program today at 2 pm in the Franklin High School auditorium.  The program is the brainchild of Det. Kevin Fitzharris, a 22 year veteran of the FTPD, and ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police in South Brunswick are investigating a rash of car burglaries which occurred in Kendal Park and Monmouth Junction, according to a press release.  Police say they have seen an increase in car burglaries since early June. "Cars are mainly being entered through ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Residents of three city houses were left temporarily homeless today after a fire spread from the rear of one home to the other two. It was a blaze that firefighters discovered after taking a detour down a city street. An engine was heading to the New Brunswick Hub Teen Center ...

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Bridgewater, NJ - A Bedminster woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a car in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Commons Mall Monday. Marion Kelley, 62, was struck by a vehicle while walking in lot four near the Macy's merchandise pick up area at around 3:20 p.m. Monday. The ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two suspects stole an ATM machine from a gas station on Route 1 in South Brunswick Saturday morning, according to police.  Raceway gas station employees called police 10 pm Saturday, July 7 to report that their ATM was missing from the lobby, according to police.  The ...

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RARITAN, NJ - A Raritan man has been charged with vehicular homicide in a Saturday evening motor vehicle crash that killed a 1-year-old boy in the area of Anderson Street and Second Street, according to a release from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office. Ronald B. Rebernik, 62, of Second ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 26-year-old Franklin man was in custody today on charges of fatally shooting another man in New Brunswick on June 30 and then dumping the body in a wooded area in Franklin Township. Abubakaar “Diddy” King, 26 of Franklin Township was charged with the murder of Darren ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A local teen faces several serious charges including weapons offenses after being pulled over in East Brunswick. Police say, on July 2  at 10:56 pm, Patrolman Matthew Kole stopped a vehicle for multiple motor vehicle violations in the area of Route 18 and Tices ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police reported to a robbery in progress at 1675 Jersey Avenue around 7 pm on July 4, according to a news release.  Police say the attempted robbery led to several charges for three men from New Jersey.  Axell Mendoza, 30, of North Bergen, Alex Pelerigo, 50, of ...

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