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March 26, 2017

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - During the month of April, law enforcement agencies throughout Somerset and Hunterdon Counties will be out in force looking for distracted drivers as part of the U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign, a high-visibility law enforcement effort to enforce distracted-driving laws.

“Texting and driving is illegal and dangerous yet we see it happen all the time,” ...

Pedestrian Struck by Bus in Mountainside was from North Plainfield

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Mountainside Police Department is investigating a crash in which a pedestrian, identified as German Rivas of North Plainfield, was struck by a NJ Transit bus on Tuesday March 21, 2017 at 4:25 p.m.

According to a press release from the department, the crash occurred on Route 22 East in front of the AMC Movie Theater.

Initial reports indicated that the pedestrian walked ...

North Plainfield Police Chief Offers Burglary Prevention Tips

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Spring break is quickly approaching and families throughout North Plainfield will soon putting the final touches on their vacation destination plans. However, for many, along with the anticipation of getting away comes the anxiety of leaving one’s home unattended for an extended period of time.

Empty homes, apartments, and condos can be targets for ...

Somerset County Police Academy Offering Free Personal Safety Program for High School Seniors

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In an effort to help graduating seniors prepare for life after high school, the Somerset County Police Academy will hold two free programs this spring.

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and Somerset County Police Academy Director Dr. Richard Celeste announced last week that the “Personal Safety for High School Seniors” program – open ...

Traffic Stop Nets 11 Pounds of Marijuana and Two Suspects

SOMERVILLE, N.J. – An early-morning traffic stop in Warren led to the arrest of two suspects from West Virginia and the seizure of 11 pounds of marijuana, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Police arrested Lloyd M. Thatcher, 30, of Grant Avenue and Casey L. Dillow, of Palisades Drive, both located in Morganville, W. Va., according to Robertson, who ...

North Plainfield Police Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Suspect

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –The North Plainfield Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is conducting a theft by deception investigation and is attempting to identify the pictured subject. Police allege that the subject convinced a North Plainfield resident to cash a check that was later determined to be fraudulent.

“Right now, this person is someone of interest in this ...

New York Man Arrested in North Plainfield with a Kilogram of Cocaine

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Jossie A. Lopez of New York, NY was arrested and charged with 1st degree, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, and 3rd degree, possession of CDS (cocaine) in North Plainfield on February 14th.  The cocaine seized has a estimated street value of $80,000, according to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

Somerset County Prosecutor ...

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