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Bill Would Require Fire Suppression Systems in New Homes

January 20, 2019

TRENTON, NJ – In 2016, 53 people in New Jersey loss their lives in a fire and another 239 sustained injuries from deadly blazes. Legislation sponsored by state Assembly members Annette Quijano, Joe Danielsen and Annette Chaparro hopes to prevent such deaths and injuries as part of the “New Home Fire Safety Act.” 

The measure cleared the Assembly Housing and Community ...

Bound Brook Man Arrested for Distributing Child Pornography

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has led to the arrest of a Bound Brook man who has been charged with 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the distribution of child pornography and 3rd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the possession of child pornography, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

Somerset Prosecutor Investigates Jan. 9 Shooting Death

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A 29-year-old Old Bridge man is dead following a shooting incident at residence on Farm Lane in Bound Brook on Jan. 9, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Bound Brook Chief of Police Vito Bet confirmed the death of Terrence C. Coulanges.

Robertson provided the following details:

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Somerville Man Charged in Hillsborough Arson Detained by Court

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Somerville man charged with aggravated arson and attempted murder in connection with a fire at a home on Starview Drive in Hillsborough last month has been detained by the court following a pretrial detention hearing before Superior Court Judge Peter J. Tober.

Patrick M. Hammond, 34, a resident of Somerville, appeared with his counsel on Friday, Jan. 4 in regard to the ...

Hillsborough Police Blotter: DUIs, Shoplifting & Marijuana Possession

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - All information included in the Police Blotter was provided by the Hillsborough Police Department. Those facing charges were all released from custody after processing at police headquarters, pending a court date. All of the accused are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

11/20/2018 - Samantha Eristavi, 20, of Hillsborough, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated after ...

Hillsborough: 8 Occupants Escape House Fire; Somerville Man Charged with Attempted Murder, Arson

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 34-year-old Somerville man faces charges of attempted murder and aggravated arson after police say he intentionally set fire to a Hillsborough residence where his former girlfriend lived.

All eight occupants of the home, including a 4-year-old, escaped unharmed, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. A pet cat perished in the fire.

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Christmas Eve Stand-off in Bridgewater; Christmas Day Shooting in Franklin

It was anything but quiet for police in Bridgewater and Franklin Township on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Bridgewater Police, assisted by the Somerset County SWAT team and Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office were able to neutralize a stand-off with a man armed with a weapon peacefully after 90 minutes on Christmas Eve; three hours later, police in Franklin Township and the ...

Fair Warning: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Law enforcement officials from Somerset and Hunterdon Counties will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign.

Beginning Dec. 7 and continuing through Jan.3, 2019, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety ...

Two Women Charged with Prostitution in Somerset County

A New York City woman and a Green Brook woman have been charged with prostitution following separate undercover investigations by Somerset County Prosecutor Office detectives and police in Franklin Township and Green Brook.

Yuhong J. Chen,  47, of Flushing, NY. was arrested Dec. 11 at 1:45 p.m. at the Healthy Tone Spa on Route 27, Franklin, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael ...

Watchung Woman Still Missing on Her Birthday, Police Seek Public’s Help

WATCHUNG, NJ - Today, Dec. 18 is Helen Kim’s birthday and she is still missing from Watchung. Police are seeking help from the public locating her and reuniting her with her family.

Kim has been missing since Dec. 6.

A missing person investigation has been underway into the disappearance of Kim, 48 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor ...


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