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Somerville Firefighters Better Equipped wth $185,000 Federal Grant

September 19, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Borough volunteer firefighters will be safer and taxpayers less burdened with the approval of $185,000 in federal grant money to be used for the purchase of 30 new self-contained breathing apparatus.

News of the grant was announced yesterday by Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th) during a visit to the Somerville Fire Museum where he met with town officials and officers of the fire ...

Hillsborough Man Snagged in Statewide Sting of Suspected Child Predators

TRENTON, NJ – A 54-year-old Hillsborough man is one of 24 suspects arrested in “Operation Open House,” a sting set up by law enforcement officials to capture alleged child predators using social media to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity, according to state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

The sting was set-up at a residence in Toms River. The underage ...

Hillsborough Woman, 73, Faces Two Charges of Shoplifting Alcohol from Liquor Store

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - All information on this Police blotter was provided by Hillsborough police. Those facing charges are considered innocent unless proven guilty in Hillsborough Municipal Court. All defendants charged by police were processed and released pending a court appearance.

Aug. 4, 2018 - Michele Neri, 24, of Middlesex was arrested for Possession of Marijuana after being ...

Suspect Charged with Sex Crimes Involving a Six-Year-Old Child 

BOUND BROOK, NJ – Police say a Bound Brook man engaged in a sexual act with a six-year-old child back in 2016. 

Manuel A. Rodriguez, 51, of East Main Street, has been charged with 2nd Degree Sexual Assault and 3rd Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child ...

North Plainfield Homicide Suspects Fleeing to Mexico Captured in Texas

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two suspects wanted in connection with the Aug. 19 murder of  a North Plainfield man have been captured in Texas while trying to flee to Mexico, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Nelson Salomon Aquilar-Lopez, 20 and Gicsy Baleria Galindo-Acosta, 22, both of West Front Street, Plainfield, were arrested in Texas near the Louisiana ...

Somerville Bust Nets $30,000 in Drugs, Handgun; Two Suspects Arrested

SOMERVILLE, NJ – More than $30,000 in narcotics were confiscated and two suspects arrested for possession and distribution of drugs from their residence on Bartine Street after a two-month investigation, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

A loaded automatic Glock handgun was also confiscated, according to Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Somerville ...

Third Suspect in Murder of North Plainfield Man Surrenders to Police

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  A third suspect wanted in connection with the murder of  Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez during a fight on Grove Street on Aug. 19 has surrendered to police, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Patricio M. Piruch-Nekta,  25, Clinton Place, Plainfield, turned himself in to North Plainfield police at headquarters  on ...

Highway Fatality: Pedestrian Struck by Car While Walking on Route 22

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A 28-year-old woman was killed Sunday after she was struck by a vehicle while walking on Route 22 at the intersection of Country Club Road, according to township police.

Shivangi Sharma was pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville.

Police responded to the reported accident scene at 11:43 p.m.

The operator of the vehicle was identified as ...

Three Suspects Charged in Murder of North Plainfield Man

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  Three Plainfield men have been arrested in connection with the murder of  Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez during a fight on Grove Street on Aug. 19, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Garcia-Lopez, 24,  was the intended target of the assault but authorities have not released a motive. After conducting dozens of ...

Sexual Assault Thwarted in Washington Valley Park, Suspect Arrested

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The intended victim of a sexual assault in Washington Valley Park was able to fend off her attacker who was later captured by police, according To Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Elvin Martinez, 18, of Plainfield, is charged with third degree criminal sexual contact, third degree criminal restraint, fourth degree criminal coercion and simple assault in the ...

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