Police & Fire

September 7, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The owners of a four-story, 88-unit apartment building gutted by a fire just one month prior to leasing will donate $18,000 to the borough's volunteer firefighters for their efforts in keeping the Aug. 21 fire from spreading to a second building on the property. Abe Strulovich, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - All information in the Police Blotter has been provided by the Hillsborough Police Department. All those facing charges are presumed innocent prior to the outcome of their hearings before a municipal court judge. July 7, 2020 - Michael Piorkowski, 38, of Manville was arrested ...

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FRANKLIN PARK, NJ - Two men have been arrested in connection with the July 7 shooting death of Franklin Park resident Raphael Edwards, 27, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. William Brandon, 28, of Somerset, and Chris Gardner, 29, of New Brunswick, were both arrested ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- As conversations about the role of police and how they interact with the communities they serve continue across the nation, officials in Franklin Township hope to set an example that others will follow with the opening of a community relations bureau and a dedicated community ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Franklin Township woman whose car veered off the road into the pond in Ardmaer Park was rescued from the submerged vehicle by two medics from a Robert Wood Johnson Mobile Intensive Care unit that arrived moments after the crash. Bridgewater Township Police were called to ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrests of 21 suspects Wednesday, all of whom are charged with sexually exploiting children online. The 19 men, one woman, and one juvenile male were arrested in “Operation Screen Capture,” a collaborative operation launched in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Investigators from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office and other federal, state and local agencies continued to search for the cause of the multi-alarm fire at 200 Parcview Apartments Friday morning, which caused an estimated $16M n damages to the unoccupied 88-unit building, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — A solidarity march sponsored by the Hillsborough chapter of Our Revolution attracted between 40-50 protestors Saturday afternoon, many carrying flags, banners and hand-made signs advocating for a number of social justice causes. Hillsborough Police provided security and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Investigators from local, county and state agencies were on site Saturday combing through the ruins of the 200 Parcview Apartments looking for the cause of Friday's multi-alarm fire at the four-story structure. As investigators worked inside the shell of the building, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A multi-alarm fire swept through a newly-constructed luxury apartment building off James Street Friday morning, burning through hundreds of feet of attic space above the fourth floor. The building, 200 Parcview Apartments, was unoccupied but nearing residency. An adjacent ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A 40-year-old man has been arrested and charged with a variety of sexual assault offenses against two juveniles under 16 who were playing on a swing set at a backyard party, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Francisco Leal-Ibarra, 40 of French ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A Highland Park resident faces multiple drug charges following a three-month investigation by Somerset County Prosecutor's Office detectives, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Isiah Daniels, 31, of River Road, Highland Park, faces charges of 2nd ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A fourth suspect has been arrested in connection with two separate shooting incidents on Dec. 30 and New Year's Eve, 2019, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Kevin Lewis, 20, of South Dover Avenue, Somerset, has been charged with two counts of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and Somerset County Sheriff Darrin Russo are locked in a dispute over a bias crime/race unit and website created by the sheriff - separate and apart from an already established unit in the prosecutor's office - a development that has ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission has rescinded a plan to restrict access to some areas of Washington Valley Park and has called off a Wednesday night meeting to discuss the plan. The park commission instead will work more closely with the Bridgewater Township Police ...

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