Police & Fire

June 4, 2020

FRANKLIN, NJ - Two 19-year-olds have been arrested and face murder and weapons charges in the death of Dominic J. Frederick, 25, Winston Drive, who was found shot in his vehicle after it crashed into a residence on Foxwood Drive on May 25, 2019. The year-long investigation led to the arrest of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - While emphasizing there is no imminent threat, Police Chief Michael McMahon sent a letter to members of the Hillsborough business community Wednesday that urges merchants and building owners to be vigilant and prepare for the worst, as businesses across the country fall victim to ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – A car was set on fire and tires were slashed on 42 vehicles parked on the streets and in driveways early Wednesday morning In an incident similar to three others that occurred in the northwest section of the borough in June and August, 2018 when a total of 155 cars were ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ– Police are asking the public for help in their investigation of two car thefts early this morning in the Neshanic Station area of the township Both vehicles were believed to have been unlocked at the time(s) that they were stolen, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A second suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in the May, 2019 shooting death of 30-year-old David D. Anderson at Naaman Williams Park, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Ameer Harris aka “A Dot”, 29, of Camner Avenue, New Brunswick ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A 26-year-old suspect who police say watched a house burn to the ground early Wednesday morning has been charged with arson after he was seen entering and leaving the uninhabited house at 197 Maple Ave., according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Borough ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - All information included in the Hillsborough Police Blotter was provided by the Hillsborough Police Department. Any charges are merely an accusation and those charged are presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Those charged were all released from police custody pending a ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A 33-year-old woman and mother of three children has been charged with setting fire to her apartment April 20 and fleeing before police and fire apparatus arrived just before midnight on April 20, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Jacklyn McLoughlin ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, announced the following recent enforcement actions related to COVID-19, including those involving individuals in violation of Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive ...

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TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, continue to update enforcement actions related to COVID-19, including those involving individuals in violation of Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Order 107: Theft of Personal ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Residents in the vicinity of Craig Drive were awakened early Thursday morning by a State Police helicopter hovering over their neighborhood, with several police officers, including a K-9 officer and dog searching the adjacent wooded areas along Route 206 for a suspect who police ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Firefighters took less than an hour to extinguish a fire at a residence on Old Somerville Road Thursday afternoon, according to Hillsborough Police Sgt. Stephan Nowicki. Police were first to respond to 17 Old Somerville Road at 2:47 p.m. Heavy smoke and flames were coming from ...

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  TRENTON, NJ – Police statewide are continuing to issue summonses and make arrests in the ongoing crackdown against violations of executive orders issued by Gov. Phil Murphy to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19). Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, ...

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SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A suspect from Newark has been charged with kidnapping and sexual assault of a woman in Montgomery at an undisclosed location, which continued at a hotel in Middlesex County before the woman escaped and called police, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

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TRENTON, NJ – Police statewide continue to make more arrests of residents suspected of violating Gov. Phil Murphy's executive orders related to COVID-19. - Newark Enforcement.  The Newark Police Department’s COVID-19 task force issued 180 summonses for violation of the emergency orders and ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - An unidentified Hillsborough motorist struck a 39-year-old Branchburg man attempting to cross the southbound lanes of Route 202 in the vicinity of Huyler Road at 7:41 p.m. Monday night, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The victim, Surinder Singh, was ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Due to the current COVID-19 situation, Hillsborough Township is taking the following precautions to minimize person-to-person contact in an attempt to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, according to Mayor Doug Tomson: The Municipal Building will be closed to the public ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Continuing a tradition that started in 1996, Hillsborough Police Chief Michael McMahon has named Police Officer Jack Howard and Police Officer Christopher Peltack as "Top Cops" for 2019. This is the second time that both officers were selected as "Top Cop." The program ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Work crews were busy indoors and outside of the YMCA Thursday cleaning up and making repairs one day after an SUV crashed through the wall of the building, stopping a few feet short of plunging into the indoor pool. J.F. Sutphen & Sons Masonary workers were working outdoors ...

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WASHINGTON - New Jersey Rep.Tom Malinowski (D-7th) spoke on the House Floor Thursday to recognize the heroic actions of two New Jersey State Troopers: Trooper Robert Tarleton and State Police Lieutenant Edward Ryer for pulling a truck driver from the cab of his burning truck after it crashed on ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ – Two suspects from North Brunswick are charged with robbery and other offenses after police say they robbed four 17-year-olds who were trying to buy marijuana from the suspects at Kiwanis Park after making arrangements for the sale on social media. Cristopher Gomez-Madrid, 19, ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A third suspect has been charged in two back-to-back shootings on Dec. 30th and New Year's Eve after which police recovered 57 shell casings at both crime scenes. One man was shot in the leg in the New Year's Eve incident but was not seriously wounded. No one was injured ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - An accreditation team from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police will visit police headquarters on Monday, March 9th to examine all aspects of the Hillsborough Township Police Department's policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, ...

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - Bright sunny skies drove the thermometer on the boardwalk to nearly 50 degrees, with a slight westward wind and one-foot waves lapping up on the ankles and calves - a perfect day for a quick dip in the teeth-chattering 41-degree chill of the Atlantic Ocean. Thousands of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - All information contained in the monthly police blotter is provided by the Hillsborough Police Department. All charges are merely an accusation; all defendants are presumed innocent unless found guilty in municipal court following a hearing. Jan. 2, 2020 - Rican Osbourne, 27, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A Hillsborough motorist with life-threatening injuries was transported by helicopter to a hospital following a motor vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Washington Valley Road involving an unloaded school bus and two passenger vehicles, according to police The Hillsborough man, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The annual Fire District Election on Saturday, Feb. 15th will be held in the Hillsborough Municipal Complex, Multi-Purpose Room from 2-9 p.m. All districts will vote at the Hillsborough Township Municipal Building. There is one 3-year commissioner position open. There ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Just recently, the New Jersey Attorney General prohibited law enforcement in all 21 counties from using Clearview AI’s facial recognition software after a New York Times article revealed the start-up had built its database by scrubbing billions of photos from online social media ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – Two men from the Somerset section have been taken into custody and face multiple charges in two separate shootings late last month at two separate crime scenes where police estimate 57 rounds were fired into two separate residences. One man was wounded with a bullet to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Committee recognized the 2019 Top 10 Responders of each Fire Company for their outstanding service at the Jan. 28th meeting. "The Top Responders serve as examples of the highest standards of the Hillsborough Township Fire Companies through their heroism and ...

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