Somerset County News

December 4, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - World War II hero Robert Vaucher celebrated his 100th birthday Monday night, receiving a proclamation from Mayor Dennis Sullivan that recognized his patriotism, heroism and civic accomplishments. Lt. Col. Vaucher was the lead pilot in a 525-plane formation that flew over the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Tuesday night more than 30 people chatted in the audience for almost an hour as they waited for council members to return from an unexpected Executive Session that was announced immediately after the Pledge of Allegiance. The topic of the session was an update on an ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Borough of Watchung has announced that a deer management program will begin on Nov. 26, 2018 and will continue until Feb. 1, 2019.  The deer management program will be conducted as follows: 1.  Week of November 26 2.  Week of December 3 3.  Week of December 10 4.  ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A youth minister at a Franklin Township church has been convicted of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl in his Hillsborough home. A Superior Court jury found Shawn Butler, 52, guilty of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree criminal ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The  arrest of Segundo F. Rimarachin-Ipanaq, age 47 of Lawrence Avenue, North Plainfield, on charges of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child was announced by Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A former Raritan resident convicted of killing a mother and her daughter in 2015 has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Ramon Cadiz, 54, formerly of First Avenue, was sentenced on Nov. 9 to two consecutive ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are asking for assistance in identifying a man who committed a robbery at Provident Bank, on Union Avenue, Wednesday morning. According to a Facebook post from the police, the robbery occurred around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Anyone who can identify ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Unofficial results are in.  Democrats swept the five available seats for four four-year terms in the council race in North Plainfield on Tuesday. Results are:  Wendy Schaefer (D)3,669 Lawrence LaRonde (D)3,629 Douglas Singleterry (D)3,578 Everett Merrill ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - A court order issued on Election Day by Superior Court Judge Yolanda Ciccone will effectively postpone the final results of many elections in Somerset County until Wednesday, when the Board of Elections resumes counting a record number of mail in ballots – any number of which ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Township police continue their investigation into four separate reports of a naked man exposing himself outside residences throughout the township. Police confirmed an incident that occurred on Sept. 14 involves the same man as the most recent incident, which occurred ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 52-year-old Hillsborough man has been charged with at least three bank robberies in central New Jersey over the past month, and may face additional charges as a police investigation continues in adjoining counties and Pennsylvania. Mark Elbaum, a resident of Merritt ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Artist Doug Hoekzema has traveled the world painting bigger-than-life murals on the facades of commercial buildings, hotels, resorts and convention centers, but none perhaps as heartfelt as the three-story mural that emerged over the past four days on the stucco wall of  Redelico's ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson, and the Bridgewater Township Police Department are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Tuesday afternoon at the Peapack-Gladstone Bank on East Main Street. According to Robertson, at about 12:10 p.m. Oct. 23, the police ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ - A Warren real estate investor, a Watchung builder, and a Millington real estate settlement attorney were arraigned Wednesday on multiple charges in connection with their alleged roles in a mortgage fraud scheme using “straw buyers” to fraudulently obtain mortgage loans from a bank , ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The award-winning Somerville High School Pioneer Marching Band will host its 38th Annual Marching Band Festival on Saturday Oct. 6.with 14 high school bands scheduled to perform at the event. The festival will be held at SHS, 222 Davenport St. and will begin at 4:30 p.m. with ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Eric. S. Komar, a Hillsborough resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performed for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide, was sentenced Tuesday to 82 months in prison for receiving images of child sexual abuse, according to U.S.

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BERNARDSVILLE, N.J. - An armed, 28-year-old Bernardsville man surrendered to police Thursday after a standoff that lasted for 3 1/2 hours. , Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Bernardsville Chief of Police Kevin Valentine announced that an approximately 3 ½ hour standoff ended ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Arts on Division is presenting “Strength, Passion and Design,” an exhibit of original art from Thursday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Gallery on Division, 15B Division St.. The exhibit features the works of four New Jersey artists including the strong portraits of Aaron ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The call went out and the North Plainfield community responded.  Cooper, an eight year old boy from North Plainfield, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 3. His mom posted a message that Cooper would be holding a sugar and carb free lemonade stand, coinciding with ...

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UPDATE: As of 7 a.m. Saturday, Alexander R. Dirner, who was reported missing Friday afternoon, has been found safe, according to Bridgewater Township Police. BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing 86-year-old "at risk" male, who was last ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - An urgent Bayberry School update was sent to parents and guardians on Thursday. The opening of school will most likely be delayed due to mold in the school. Work on remediation is scheduled to begin on Saturday, Sept.1. “Dear Parents and Guardians, Please see the attached letter ...

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

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  Three Plainfield men were charged in relation to the on-going homicide investigation of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, age 24, of North Plainfield, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North Plainfield Chief of ...

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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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NORTH PLAINFIELD, A 24-year old North Plainfield man was fatally stabbed over the weekend and an investigation is underway, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti announced on Monday. The ...

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 SOMERVILLE, NJ – Laura Gonzalez, of Paramus has been found guilty of 2nd degree endangering the welfare of a child and simple assault, a disorderly person’s offense.  The guilty verdicts were returned by a petit jury after a trial in New Jersey Superior Court before the Honorable Angela ...

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WARREN, NJ –  A 14-year old boy was killed and a 17-year old boy is charged with vehicular homicide following a high-speed chase involving a car stolen in Warren. Both juveniles are from Newark. The 17-year old has been charged with 2nd degree Death by Auto, 2nd degree Eluding, 2nd ...

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Bridgewater, NJ - A Bedminster woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a car in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Commons Mall Monday. Marion Kelley, 62, was struck by a vehicle while walking in lot four near the Macy's merchandise pick up area at around 3:20 p.m. Monday. The ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - A former New York City Police sergeant was sentenced on Friday to five years in state prison,  with 42 months to be served without parole, after she was found guilty of second-degree possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose and disorderly persons criminal mischief in an ...

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