Raccoon Attacks Hillsborough Woman and Dog Outside Residence

January 17, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - A raccoon attacked a 63-year-old woman and her dog a few steps outside the front door of her residence Tuesday morning, according to police.

Irene Rothschild told police she had walked out the front door of her home at 424 Bigley Road with her dog around 11 a.m. when the raccoon attacked, biting and scratching the dog.

Neighbors on social media say Rothschild went ...

Hillsborough Police Charge Motorists with Drunken Driving, Possession of Marijuana



HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township police on Friday released the following details on arrests that resulted from motor vehicle stops over the past two months:

11/10/2017 - Rennell Moreau, 23, Newark NJ, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana after being stopped in her vehicle on Route. 206. She was also charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and issued summonses for ...

Hillsborough Police Receive Bomb Threat, Building Evacuated

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A bomb threat was called in to township police headquarters yesterday afternoon, forcing evacuation of 100 township employees and police from the Peter J. Biondi Building at the municipal complex.

The call to the building at 379 South Branch Road was received at 1:40 p.m.

An evacuation immediately followed, with a bomb detection canine and officer from the Somerset County ...

Hillsborough Homeowner Uninjured, But Pets Perish in House Fire


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Firefighters extinguished a fire at 63 Claremont Road Monday morning, with most of the damage contained to the living room.

The lone occupant of a residence, Sharon Cobb, 66, was not injured; however, several pets, including a dog and a bird, died as a result of the fire, according to police.

Police first responded to a report of a house fire at 10:11 ...

Crime Fighting Phone App Helps Police Nab Manville Fugitive

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Wanna help fight crime? If you live in Somerset County there is an app for that. 

Justin Tomlinson, 29, of Manville was arrested thanks to the STOPit app, according to the Somerset County Prosecutor's office and Manville Borough Police Chief Mark Peltack

"On Friday, January 5, 2018 at approximately 1 a.m. an anonymous report, via the ...

Franklin Township Clerk Suspended, Charged with Insurance Fraud

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Franklin Township Clerk Ann Marie McCarthy has been suspended after she was arrested last month and and charged with insurance fraud.

She is accused of deceiving Horizon Blue Cross for payments of services for which she did not receive, according to court documents. 

Between Jan. 1, 2016 and Sept. 1, 2017, McCarthy made it appear as though she received treatment and ...

Former Franklin Fire Official Guilty in Sex Crimes Spree

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former fire commissioner for Franklin Township could spend as many as 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of a sex crimes spree.

Thomas Canales, 39 of Franklin Township, was found guilty of seven counts by a jury, including sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

The guilty finding ...

Phone Scam Warning Issued by Somerset County Sheriff's Office


SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County residents are receiving calls from a Lt. Dan O’Brien or Sgt.  Dan O’Brien from telephone number  908-505-8872 advising them they have an active warrant and that they need to handle this matter.

This individual has asked people to meet with him or purchase vouchers at a CVS to pay off the warrant, according to the advisory from ...

Hillsborough Schools Superintendent Asks Police to Investigate Missing Funds

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Police Chief Darren Powell has confirmed that township police detectives, assisted by detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, have begun an investigation into the theft of funds from an account at Hillsborough Township High School.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jorden Schiff requested the police investigation, according to Powell.

Powell would ...

Fire Damages Hillsborough Residence

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A residential fire caused serious damage to the roof and rear portion of a home at 339 Zion Road on Wednesday.

No one was injured in the blaze, which was reported to police at 6:25 p.m.

The fire was extinguished by responding fire departments from Hillsborough and surrounding communities.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by Hillsborough Township ...

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