Police & Fire

November 4, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The most recent police blotter released by the township Police Department includes incidents between Sept. 30 and Oct. 31. All those ticketed and facing charges are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in Municipal Court. In all instances, those charged were released after ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater resident Kelvin Lee is a student, restaurant server and a reserved man – and now he is a hero. Lee, 25, is recovering from multiple stab wounds after he and a friend were attacked by the friend’s ex-boyfriend in her apartment in Sayreville Oct. 24. Lee was badly ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Hillsborough woman was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick after her vehicle crashed into a utility pole on Route 22 Thursday morning, according to Bridgewater Township Police. Police were called to Route 22 West in the area of the Bridgewater ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Members of the Hillsborough Police Department welcomed patrons of Starbucks Coffee yesterday afternoon during the annual "Coffee with a Cop," a day of recognition and casual interaction with the community sponsored by the national coffee chain. While Chief Mike McMahon mingled ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A 26-year-old Hillsborough man is one of 12 suspects nabbed in an online sting operation that targeted sexual predators. Five other suspects live in Somerset County; three came to New Jersey from out-of-state and the others live in New Jersey. Somerset County Prosecutor ...

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WARREN - Roads have reopened after an extensive search by multiple agencies for suspect(s) in a Mercedes SUV stolen in Hillsborough failed to find the driver and possible passengers, police said. The vehicle exited I-78 at exit 40 and crashed near Stonehouse on Stirling Road. After a ...

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SOMERVILLE, N.J. – Seven motor vehicles were stolen over the weekend in Somerset County, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor. During a 48-hour period from Friday Oct. 16 to Sunday, Oct. 18, seven thefts were reported: 3 in ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - K9 Officer Marco, a Belgian Malinois, retired from the Hillsborough Police Department Oct. 16 after serving the community for 9 years. Marco was generously donated to the Township by Dr. Caesar DePaço and Deanna Padovani-DePaço in 2013. K9 Marco assumed the K9 Officer ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - While driving down Main Street or on patrol in the residential areas of the borough the past few weeks, Police Officer Vito Spadea has been told more than a few times that he looks good in pink. It's not difficult to understand why - Spadea's patrol SUV has been wrapped in pink ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The remnants of Hurricane Delta have settled over central New Jersey, forcing postponement of Tuesday's "Wrapped in Pink" breast cancer awareenss event on the lawn of the Historic Somerset County Courthouse on East Main Street. The event will now be held Thursday, Oct. 15 at 11 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A pack of Somerville police officers took off from their staging point in front of the Van Derveer School and ran the Special Olympics Torch of Hope through the downtown shopping and restaurant district Friday afternoon. The torch had been passed by a group of Bridgewater police ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The following incidents were reported by the Hillsborough Police Department between Sept. 1 and Sept. 24. Those charged are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in municipal court. Sept. 1, 2020: Juan Ponce, 23, of Philadelphia, was arrested and charged with Possession of ...

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SOMERVILLE, N.J. - Seven police vehicles from different juristictions in Somerset County, including Somerville, have been wrapped in pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A ceremony to introduce the “pink” police vehicles is being held on Tuesday, Oct.13 at 11a.m. outside the Somerset ...

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BEDMINSTER – A 24-year-old New Brunswick man has been arrested and faces charge in the drug overdose death of a Bedminster woman in January one day after a suspected drug transaction between the two, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Lashawn D. Boyd, of Harvey Street, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - News posted on TAPinto Hillsborough that the former "Diamond Jim Brady" estate on River Road had been destroyed in a fire early in the morning of Oct. 1 spread as quickly on social media as the fire itself. Former and current township residents and others from the central New ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Investigators from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, township police department and township fire marshal continued their investigation yesterday at the site of Thursday's early morning fire that destroyed the expansive 19th century country retreat of "Diamond Jim ...

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Editor's Note: This story will be updated as more details become available. HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The fabled "Diamond Jim Brady" house on River Road, built in the 19th century and once the lavish country retreat of the legendary New York man-about-town was destroyed by fire overnight. A 911 call ...

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NEW JERSEY - Will weed grow in the Garden State? Ballot Question No. 1 asks voters to approve amending the Constitution of New Jersey to legalize a controlled form of marijuana called cannibis. Cannibis is a psychoactive drug - one that affects the mind - used mostly for medical or recreational ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Saturday's protest rally at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse was a family-friendly event, with young children clutching the hands of their parents as they mixed in with the crowd.  Organizer Jade McQueen reminded the gathering of a few dozen people that they had come ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Central New Jersey activists will participate in a Saturday afternoon protest at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse while on Sunday evening, Our Revolution of Hillsborough will host a candlelight vigil in the aftermath of a Grand Jury decision in Louisville, Ky earlier this ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police have arrested a couple in connection with a string of late night landscaping robberies in the Kendall Park area of the township. Stolen items included solar landscaping lights, potted flowers, a bird feeder, and lawn decorations, according to police. Danielle ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Police are seeking the public's help in locating a man who eluded capture following an attempted motor vehicle stop. Saul Weaver III, 48, of Hampton has been charged with second degree eluding and a warrant has been issued for his arrest, according to Somerset County ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. – With an assist from the US Postal Inspection Service, detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office arrested two men on a variety of drug offenses and seized cocaine with an estimated value of $50,000, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

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 HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Certified Child Passenger Safety technicians will offer free car seat safety checks and educational materials to parents and caregivers at Hillsborough Fire Co. No. 2, 375 Route 206 on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 3-6:30 p.m. and again on Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m The safety checks ...

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RARITAN, NJ - A Bridgewater man has been charged with driving while intoxicated, with additional criminal charges pending, following the death of a pedestrian who was struck by his vehicle on Old York Road Friday, according to the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office. Kevin D. Betyeman, 56, was ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -The police department’s K9 Titan will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Titan’s vest is sponsored by Tonya Beauregard of Milton, VT and will be embroidered with the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A member of the City Council said that although this week’s shooting that left two dead and seven injured has made national headlines, this isn’t a “wild west city where there’s shootings going on all the time.” “That’s not who we are,” said Glen Fleming, a council member ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Authorities have identified the victims of Sunday morning’s shooting on Delafield Street. Anthony Robinson 23, of New Brunswick, and Lionel Macauley, 28, of Franklin, have been identified as the two male victims who were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A chilling video shows four men emerging from a car with guns drawn and unleashing a hail of bullets that left two dead and six injured early Sunday morning. In the video provided to TAPinto New Brunswick, the shooters can be seen emerging from the four-door sedan with hoods ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The owners of Parc Apartments, who suffered a $16 million loss three weeks ago when one of their two buildings was gutted by a four-alarm fire - just weeks short of being rented - presented a check for $18,000 Wednesday to Somerville Fire Chief Brian Iselin, a gift that is an ...

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