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Hotel, Convenience Store, Gas Station Targeted by Masked Gunmen

August 12, 2022

SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin Township Police are investigating a string of early morning armed robberies that occurred at a hotel, gas station and convenience store according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald and Franklin Township Public Safety Director Quovella M. Maeweather. 

All were held up at gun point and police are investigating to determine if the ...

Driver Charged with Vehicular Homicide in July 22 Hillsborough Crash

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – An Old Bridge man has been arrested in connection with a motor vehicle crash that killed a 74-year-old woman from Flemington at the intersection of Amwell Road and Cemetery Lane, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

Jaden Brandon Ramos, 20, of Old Bridge is charged with second degree reckless vehicular
homicide and fourth degree ...

Lewdness Charge Leads to Arrest for Sex Assaults in Franklin, Bridgewater

SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A Raritan man charged with lewdness Aug. 4 now faces additional charges of committing sexual assaults in Franklin and Bridgewater earlier this year after police compared his booking photo with composite sketches from both assaults during their investigation of the lewdness incident in Raritan, according to Somerset County First Assistant Prosecutor Anne ...

Beware: Hillsborough Issues Scam Alert for Online Solicitations

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township officials are warning residents to be aware of messages posted on the Internet and circulating online for what appears to be a local Fire Department offering a discount to purchase a fundraising t-shirt.

The sales campaign is bogus and did not originate with the local fire department. This is an ongoing issue affecting fire departments in other New ...

Stabbing Leads to Attempted Murder Charge after Gas Station Altercation

SOMERSET, NJ - A Somerset man has been arrested for attempted murder after a verbal altercation at a local gas station led to a stabbing incident, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald

Matthew B. Hall, 32, of Somerset has been charged with first-degree attempted murder, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and fourth-degree unlawful ...

NYC Woman Charged with Leaving Threatening Phone Messages & Texts

BRANCHBURG, NJ - A 27-year-old New York City woman has been arrested and charged with leaving threatening phone messages and texts to a former co-worker and her employer, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

Quanajah Pinnock of Jamaica, NY, is charged with 3rd degree Terroristic Threats and 3rd degree False Public Alarm. She is lodged in the Rikers Island ...

Rutgers Police Investigate Residence Hall Burglaries

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers Police are investigating the burglaries of several dormitory rooms in a residence hall on the on the university’s Livingston Campus.

Police said the burglaries happened at the residence hall above Rutgers Cinemas at 105 Joyce Kilmer Ave. on Tuesday between 9 a.m. and 12:45 pm. No description of missing items was provided.

The rooms ...

Suspect Faces Multiple Charges After Arrest for Stolen Handgun

BRANCHBURG, NJ – A 24-year-old township resident is facing multiple charges after police found a stolen handgun in a lunch box on his kitchen table, loaded with a large capacity ammunition magazine which contained hollow point bullets, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

Jorge L. Mercado has been charged with possessing a stolen firearm and several related ...

Bridgewater Woman Charged with $75.000 Theft from Non-Profit Middle Earth

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A township woman has been charged with the theft of $75,000 from the nonprofit organization Middle Earth where she had worked for 15 years as financial manager, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

Jolee Roberts, 55, of Bridgewater, is said to have cashed numerous checks and utilized credit cards issued to the non-profit organization for ...

Hillsborough Hires 3 New Police Officers to Fill Vacancies

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township has hired three new police officers to fill vacancies on the force.

Mayor Shawn Lipani administered the oaths to the officers on July 12. He was joined by Chief Mike McMahon. Capt. Dave Fisher and their families for the ceremony.

The three new police officers are Zachary Desrosier Vincent Gennaro and Daniel Rodriguez.

Desrosier and Rodriguez both ...


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TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...