Police & Fire

October 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A second man has been arrested in connection with the fatal accident in which a New Brunswick vice principal was struck and killed by one of several drivers who authorities say were drag racing on Stelton Road in Piscataway last Saturday,  Sohjah Powell-Warner, 21, of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Ellen Brain and members of the Borough Council, escorted by the officers of the borough’s fire department will hold the borough’s annual inspection of firefighters, rescue squad members and equipment Saturday afternoon on West Main Street, adjacent to Borough Hall. The ...

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MONTGOMERY, NJ - The site mananger of the Transcontinental Pipeline Company property on North Street in Belle Mead has been charged with stealing $20,000 from the company that was intended to pay real estate taxes, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Joo Kim, 63. of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Montgomery High School teacher who lives in Hillsborough has been arrested and faces charges of sending nude photos of herself and sexually-explicit messages via social media to a Montgomery High School student over a period of several months. Michelina Aichele, 29 of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Two 18-year-old Franklin Township men have been indicted by Somerset County Grand Jury charging them with  with multiple crimes arising from a burglary and discharge of a weapon at a home on Mersher Court in Hillsborough Township that occurred on Aug.16, according to Somerset ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Police are asking help from the public to identify a robber who held up the Financial Resources Federal Credit Union bank branch on Easton Avenue Monday morning, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Franklin Police received a call that a robbery ...

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-MANVILLE, NJ –A 35-year-old borough resident has been arrested and charged with armed robbery in connection with an incident in the Market Place Parking lot Sept. 18. Jennifer Mingle of North 7th Avenue is charged with 1st Degree Armed Robbery and 4th degree Possession of an Imitation Firearm ...

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READINGTON, NJ - An investigation into two deaths here first reported yesterday has revealed it was a murder-suicide, according to, Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III. The incident is a result of domestic violence, he said. Readington police were dispatched to a Readington Road ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Details of the death of a Readington couple are sketchy, based on a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III. The statement assured that, “There is no threat to the public.” Readington police were dispatched to the home on Readington Road Friday ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Fritz, known around town as Officer Raider, was Hillsborough Township’s first K9 Officer. He assumed his service role with the township in 2008 and proudly served on the police force until his retirement in 2014. In an ironic timing of events, just days after the township ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - An Emergency Servic es Training Drill involving several first responder agencies will be held at Duke Farms Sept. 26th between 4:30-9 p.m. John Sheridan, director of the township's Office of Emergency Management said there will be several emergency vehicles present at the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A 54-year-old Hillsborough man is one of 24 suspects arrested in “Operation Open House,” a sting set up by law enforcement officials to capture alleged child predators using social media to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity, according to state Attorney General Gurbir S.

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - All information on this Police blotter was provided by Hillsborough police. Those facing charges are considered innocent unless proven guilty in Hillsborough Municipal Court. All defendants charged by police were processed and released pending a court appearance. Aug. 4, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A tractor trailer turning on to Route 206 early Friday morning collided with a car, injuring the driver. Kevin King Jr., 38, a Raritan resident suffered unspecified injuries and was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, He was driving ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A raging fire completely gutted a South Middlebush Road house early Thursday morning, police said. Police and fire units responded just before 5 a.m. Thursday morning to find the house fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters from Middlebush Fire Department, Elizabeth Avenue Fire ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ – Police say a Bound Brook man engaged in a sexual act with a six-year-old child back in 2016.  Manuel A. Rodriguez, 51, of East Main Street, has been charged with 2nd Degree Sexual Assault and 3rd Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, according to Somerset County Prosecutor ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two suspects wanted in connection with the Aug. 19 murder of  a North Plainfield man have been captured in Texas while trying to flee to Mexico, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Nelson Salomon Aquilar-Lopez, 20 and Gicsy Baleria Galindo-Acosta, ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  A third suspect wanted in connection with the murder of  Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez during a fight on Grove Street on Aug. 19 has surrendered to police, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Patricio M. Piruch-Nekta,  25, Clinton Place, Plainfield, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A 28-year-old woman was killed Sunday after she was struck by a vehicle while walking on Route 22 at the intersection of Country Club Road, according to township police. Shivangi Sharma was pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville. Police ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  Three Plainfield men have been arrested in connection with the murder of  Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez during a fight on Grove Street on Aug. 19, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Garcia-Lopez, 24,  was the intended target of the assault but ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The intended victim of a sexual assault in Washington Valley Park was able to fend off her attacker who was later captured by police, according To Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Elvin Martinez, 18, of Plainfield, is charged with third degree criminal sexual ...

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WARREN, NJ– A 37-year-old Burlington County man has been arrested and charged in connection with the Aug. 11 robbery at the TD Bank located on Mountain Boulevard.. Police had to drive 70 miles to arrest Eric Dicinti, a resident of Marlton in Evesham Township, a Philadelphia suburb. Dicinti ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – The Manville Police Benevolent Association #236 is adding $2,000 in reward money, with Crime Stoppers of Somerset County increasing its reward from $750 to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for a binge of tire slashings in the borough that have ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Manville resident has been indicted for attempted murder and faces other charges in connection with a sword attack on June 13. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson announced the return of a Grand Jury Indictment charging Jared Razzano,  35, of North 9th Avenue, with ...

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RARITAN BOROUGH, NJ - Four Hillsborough teens have been arrested on drug charges after one of the people in a vehicle on First Avenue said he was involved in an accident that didn't happen, according to Raritan Borough Police. Randy Potts, 18, was arrested for driving while intoxicated, ...

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MANVILLE, N.J. – For the third time in as many months, homeowners in the northwest section of town woke up Wednesday morning to a crime spree that targeted 80 automobiles parked on the street, with 130 tires punctured. The victims live in an area bounded by North 3rd Avenue and North 13th ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Traffic stops by Hillsborough Township police yielded multiple arrested for Possession of Marijuana. All information was provided by Hillsborough Police: June 24, 2018 -  Guido Fromm, 24, of Somerset was arrested for Possession of Marijuana after being stopped in a ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office detectives and township police officers recovered a stolen commercial-grade trailer generator valued at $141,000 and arrested a township man with fresh paint on his hands for receiving stolen property, according to Somerset County ...

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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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