Police & Fire

January 7, 2021

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Four suspects are facing a long list of charges stemming from a police chase through three counties that ended in a multi-car crash on Stelton Road and a foot chase through Piscataway neighborhoods on Wednesday. A State Police spokesman said the car chase began in Readington ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police arrested a burglary suspect after a short car chase, and found the victim's personal belongings, including a dog, in the back seat of the man's car. Nico Rogers, 31, of 8th Avenue, Irwin, Pa. was arrested Jan. 4 and is charged with 2nd degree Eluding, 2nd degree ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Police are investigating a Jan. 3 shooting that happened during the evening hours in the area of Voorhees Avenue, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Police responded to a 911 call at 8:49 p.m. reporting shots fired at a residence on Voorhees Avenue, ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Police are investigating an early-morning New Year's Day shooting of a New Brunswick man that took place at a hotel on Cedar Grove Lane, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Police responded to a 911 call reporting a male with a gunshot wound outside the ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Two suspects have been arrested in connection with a shooting death that took place at a Hamilton Street barbershop on Nov. 2, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.  Todd C. Smith, 30, of Edison, and Tayyab A. Ware, 30, of Augusta, Georgia were arrested in ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – An unlicensed juvenile driver has been charged with causing the death of his passenger in a Nov. 19 collision with a freight train in Piscataway. The male juvenile, whose name was not released is charged with aggravated manslaughter, vehicular homicide, causing a death while ...

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    MONTGOMERY, NJ – Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Montgomery Township Police Captain James Gill are requesting the public’s assistance with identifying a burglary suspect. Robertson ...

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RARITAN, NJ - A 74-year-old borough man was arrested on weapons charges after police and SWAT responded to a report of a man firing a gun inside a home on Dec. 12, according to a report Friday from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office. Stephen E. McManus is charged with second degree ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Doug Tomson and the Township Office of Emergency Management have issued the following advisory in anticipation of the first major Nor'easter of 2020, with weather forecasts predicting in excess of 12 inches of snow and strong winds beginning Wednesday afternoon and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson reminds motorists that law enforcement officials from Somerset County and throughout New Jersey are cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The volunteer firefighters of Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Co. #2 are busy with their annual toy drive, and are asking residents to donate a new toy that will be given to the Community Assistance Network for distribution. Many families are having a hard time with finances and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Smack in the middle of the second wave of a Covid-19 outbreak, eight city firefighters have tested positive for the highly contagious, potentially deadly virus within the past week, Fire Chief Thomas Freeman said. The news comes as the State of New Jersey surpassed its record ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of New Jersey volunteer firefighters, friends and family gathered in the staging area on Veterans Memorial Drive late Saturday afternoon stringing lights, inflating blow-up figures and decorating their trucks for the annual Somervillle Firefighters Holiday Lights ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Darrin Russo stood on the steps of the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Thursday and spoke of a big man, with a big smile and big heart, a public servant who never stopped doing for others. "He enjoyed helping people and making people smile," Russo ...

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SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A Bound Brook man has been indicted by a Somerset County Grand Jury in connection with the Jan. 12 fire that destroyed two apartment buildings under construction on Main Street, Bound Brook and several adjacent buildings. Juan Hector Padilla, age 29, of East Second Street ...

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SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A 65-year-old bicyclist ignored a red light Tuesday morning and was struck in the crosswalk by an SUV traveling east on West High Street at the intersection of North Bridge Street in front of the Somerset County Prosecutors' Office, according to a borough police officer who ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Undeterred by the raging COVID-19 pandemic, Somerville Fire Co. 1 is inviting fire departments, rescue squads and police departments from throughout New Jersey to participate in its annual Festival of Lights parade Saturday night, Dec. 5, beginning at 6 p.m. Community-based ...

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TRENTON, NJ — State Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs expect an uptick in fraud this holiday season, warning consumers to be on the lookout for new scams and a slew of cyber attacks targeting shoppers. According to a National Retail Federation survey, more ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 70-year-old student pilot and his 73-year-old instructor were injured after their plane struck a tree and crashed on to the runway at Central Jersey Regional Airport late Tuesday afternoon. It was the second crash of a single-engine plane at the airport in seven days, and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ — Ahmed Mackey, a long-time Piscataway resident and Somerset County Sheriff’s officer died on Sunday from an apparent heart attack while getting ready to go on detail, according to Somerset County Sheriff Darrin Russo. Russo said Mackey, who had been a member of the Somerset ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Hundreds of grocery bags filled with donated food and household items were loaded on to a bus outside the ShopRite supermarket Saturday by members of the Hillsborough Police Department PBA #205, thanks to the generosity of shoppers responding to the annual "Stuff the Bus" food ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — A freight train collided with a vehicle late Thursday night at a railroad crossing at the intersection of New Brunswick Avenue and Tyler Place killing a passenger and injuring the driver, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Thomas Mosier of the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - High winds are believed to have caused a single-engine plane with a student pilot at the controls to flip over after touching down on the runway at Central Jersey Airport late Wednesday morning  "The way that wind was gusting today, it was brutal," said Joe Horner, airport ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ – A 65-year-old township resident is dead following a two-vehicle crash on Routes 202/206 intersection at  River Road, with the second driver charged with Driving Under the Influence and several other related charges, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - There will be a major police presence in front of the Nelson's Corner ShopRite Supermarket Saturday with police keeping a close eye on a school bus in the parking lot. Shoppers are expected to exercise caution as they pull in to the parking lot and slow down to see what's ...

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WARREN, NJ. – Four suspects from Newark led police on a high-sped chase in two stolen cars before they were subdued after crashing both vehicles, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Robertson provided the following account: A woman called police at 8:10 a.m. Nov. 7 ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A crowd detained a Plainfield man after police say he intentionally ran down another man with his car following an argument on Somerset Street early Monday morning. The 20-year-old suspect, Emilio J. Liranzomercedes, Putnam Avenue, Plainfield, is charged with second degree ...

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SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A four-hour standoff with borough police and the Somerset County SWAT team ended peacefully at 8:45 p.m. Thursday when a woman left her apartment and surrendered after police say she brandished a handgun and shouted obscenities at maintenance workers outside her apartment ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A woman who had parked her car in front of the Quick Chek on Route 206 was dragged by the vehicle after it began rolling in reverse through the parking lot, before striking a concrete post adjacent to the gasoline pumps in front of the store. Emergency responders jacked up the ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Crime Stoppers of Somerset County, Inc. is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the individual(s) responsible for the Nov. 2 homicide of Denny Sanchez, 34, of Franklin Park, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

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