Police & Fire

August 20, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A $750 reward is being offered by Somerset County Crime Stoppers for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect(s) in the fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old North Plainfield man Aug. 19, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Robertson provided ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP MAN CHARGED FOLLOWING AN ATTEMPTED HOME INVASION IN HILLSBOROUGH     HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - One suspect is in custody, and a second suspect is being sought for a home invasion on Mersher Court at 1:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. Jhamir Hoagland, 18, of Taylor Drive, Franklin ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - One suspect has been arrested, and a second suspect is being sought for an attempted home invasion on Mersher Court at 1:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. Jhamir Hoagland, 18, of Taylor Drive, Franklin Township is charged with 2nd Degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, 2nd degree ...

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WARREN, NJ – Township police and the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office need the public's help in identifying a bank robbery suspect who escaped from the TD Bank on Mountain Boulevard with an undisclosed amount of cash. The robbery occurred at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, according to Somerset ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Police agencies in Somerset County and around New Jersey are gearing up for the state’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown. The 2018 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Statewide Labor Day Crackdown begins Aug.16 and concludes on Sept. 4, according to .PSomerset County ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff’s Officer David Daneker was in the midst of a presentation when his radio crackled with a message that he was needed in Montgomery to help with a motor vehicle stop on Route 206. He promised the young cadets in the Somerville Youth Police Academy he would ...

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SOMERVILLE., NJ – A Somerville man and his two sons, plus a fourth suspect from Newark, have been charged with kidnapping and assaulting  a 21-year-old Somerville resident. Arrested and charged with First Degree Kidnapping and Third Degree Assault are David Alex Villegas, 22, of Davenport ...

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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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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough has donated $3,000 to the Hillsborough Fire Marshal office for the purchase of equipment to be used by the recently-formed Rescue Task Force that would be deployed in the event of an active shooter incident or or civil unrest. The RTF is similar ...

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  WARREN, NJ –  A 14-year old boy was killed and a 17-year old boy is charged with vehicular homicide following a high-speed chase involving a car stolen in Warren. Both juveniles are from Newark. The 17-year old has been charged with 2nd degree Death by Auto, 2nd degree Eluding, 2nd ...

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  CLINTON, NJ - Christine A. McConnachie, age 52 years, of Clinton Township, NJ, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Somerville, NJ. Born in Philadelphia, daughter of Ralph and Elizabeth Houseknecht Adamson, of Moorestown, NJ, she had resided in the Flemington and Clinton areas since ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The intersection of East Main Street and Grove Street where a fatal accident occurred early Tuesday morning  in front of the Somerset Hotel should be closed to traffic and transformed into a pedestrian mall, according to Councilman Dennis Sullivan. Christine McConnachie, a ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – Another 35 cars parked on neighborhood streets had their tires slashed between midnight and 4 a.m. Thursday, the second such incident in less than two months. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said the most recent slashings occurred within the northwest section of ...

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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 - Franklin Township Police Officer Patrick Nurthen saved the life of Joan Jackson, 85, who was choking in a local restaurant last month. Officer Patrick Nurthen, who has been with the Franklin Township Police Department since February 2015, was writing a police report in a parking ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – Crime Stoppers of Somerset County is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for setting a car on fire and slashing the tires on 40 parked cars in the borough between 2-4 a.m. June 11. The incidents occurred within ...

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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An FBI Special Agent has has been charged with photographing a 22-year woman in a dressing room at an Edison clothing store without her consent. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department said Danuel S. Brown, 30, of ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - All information on this police blotter has been provided by the Hillsborough Township Police Department. May 30, 2018 – Devdas Pawar, 31, Hillsborough, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated after being stopped in his vehicle on South Triangle Road. He was also ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots and 9-1-1 On FOX are asking for Hero First Responder nominations from the community. Anyone can nominate a first responder to be recognized on the field during the pre-game ceremony and throw out a ceremonial first pitch at the Saturday, Aug. 4th Patriots ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Wednesday’s Active Shooter Response Training Exercise was only a drill. But the premise of the emergency response was enough to send chills down the spine of each police officer, first responder and EMT participating. The Auten Road Intermediate School was closed to the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Wednesday’s Active Shooter Response Training Exercise was only a drill. But the premise of the emergency response was enough to send chills down the spine of each police officer, first responder and EMT participating. The Auten Road Intermediate School was closed to the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - The Auten Road Intermediate School will be closed to the public Wednesday, July 18t, from  9 a.m.- 1 p.m. for an Active Shooter Response Training exercise involving township police and other emergency services agencies. Township Police Chief Darren Powell emphasized the ...

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RARITAN, NJ - A viewing for the 1-year-old Raritan boy killed on Anderson Street July 7 will be held this week at St. Ann Church, 45 Anderson St. Matias Ortega-Rosales was killed on the evening of his first birthday when a vehicle hit two cars and then his family as he was being pushed in a ...

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    SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano presided at a swearing-in ceremony of newly-hired and promoted officers last month while Superior Court Judge Michael J. Rogers administered the oaths in the county’s historic courthouse on East Main Street. Provenzano ...

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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 injuries sustained when she was 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., ...

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  GREEN BROOK, NJ – A Plainfield man faces multiple charges in connection with the burglary of a Green Brook residence on July 6th. Khiry Moody, 28, of Sumner Avenue, Plainfield, has been charged with 2nd degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, 2nd degree Possession of a Firearm by Certain ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The baristas at Starbucks got some help Tuesday right after the lunch crowd crush, with more than a dozen Hillsborough police officers in uniform helping to serve coffee, frappuccinos, shakes,  cappuccinos and pastries – mixed in with some earnest conversations. Led by Police ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – Two suspects face weapons charges in the wake of a large fight and shooting on June 23 in the vicinity of Foxtails Lounge on South Street. Rashir Abner, 31, of Hamilton Street, Bound Brook and  Najee McCoy, 30 of West 5th Street, Plainfield, have each been charged with 2nd Degree ...

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