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Somerville Pedestrian Struck by Car Dies in Hospital

July 15, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A borough resident crossing East Main Street near the intersection of Loeser Avenue was struck by a car and later died at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick Saturday night.

The victim, 62-year-old Charles Evans II of Fairview Avenue, was hit by a car driven by 46-year-old South Bound Brook resident Todd Sarboukh, according to Somerville Police Traffic ...

Detectives Seize Heroin, Cocaine; 18 Arrrested in Bi-County Drug Sweep

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A drug sweep in Somerset and Middlesex counties netted a quantity of heroin, cocaine and other drugs, resulting in 18 arrests, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The investigation resulted in the seizure of approximately 370 grams of raw heroin, 2 pounds of marijuana, approximately 1,300 bags of heroin, approximately 44 grams of cocaine, 20 ...

Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Reaccredited by N.J. State Association of Chiefs of Police

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office has been approved for reaccreditation by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.

The three-year accreditation renewal certificate was presented at the June 13 freeholders meeting by Harry Delgado, NJSACOP accreditation program manager.

Mr. Delgado made the presentation to Sheriff Frank Provenzano; ...

Somerville: K9 Children’s Book Author Donates Proceeds to Buy Protective Vest for K9 Basilone

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Author Jim Wiater came up with the story by chance. He was multi-tasking – driving the car and entertaining his young daughters, Nikki and Kaci with a story that he made up as he drove.  

Over the years, he expanded and refined the story line, sat down, and began to write. Finally, last year, he self-published “The Adventures of Solo, The Big ...

Community Rallies to Help Dunellen Fireman Critically Injured in Piscataway House Explosion

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Joseph Keleman’s gofundme campaign is trending because in the past four days, 54 people have raised $4,290 of the $50K goal for the Piscataway resident who was critically injured after his home exploded early Sunday morning, June 11. 

"The force of the blast completely leveled the home which was fully engulfed in flames by the time fire fighters arrived ...

Summit Mayor Thanks Somerville for Help and Compassion Following Death of Police Officer Matthew Tarentino

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The mayor of Summit sent a hand-written letter to Somerville Mayor Brian Gallagher thanking the borough, its police force and residents for helping her town work its way through the emotional roller coaster that accompanied the unexpected death of Summit police officer Matthew Tarentino, who grew up and lived in Somerville.

Tarentino, 29, was killed in a three-car accident on ...

Like Father, Like Son: Hillsborough Rookie Cop Follows in Footsteps of Father, Grandfather

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Thomas E. Stout, Hillsborough’s newest and youngest police officer, says he can remember wanting to be like his dad as young as three or four.

“My dad would come home in his uniform, I’d hear the stories about helping out people, I just knew from a young age that it was something I wanted to do, it was really the only thing I knew. As I grew ...

Prosecutor: Suspect Shot Victim Twice 4 Days Apart

SOMERVILLE, N.J. - A Bound Brook man charged with attempted murder shot the victim on two separate occasions during the same week, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Isaiah Wilson, 25, of  Fisher Avenue, Bound Brook is charged with 1st degree, attempted murder and 2nd degree, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose.

Robertson provided the ...

Corrosive Spill from Overturned Truck Shuts Down Busy Route 28/Finderne Avenue Intersection

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A truck overturned at a busy intersection Wednesday morning, spilling a corrosive liquid on to the roadway, with nearby residents advised to stay indoors.

Police expect traffic in the area of Finderne Avenue, Route 28 and surrounding roadways will be affected through Wednesday evening.

The truck, owned by Solid Logistics LLC of Newark, was traveling west on Route 28 and ...

NJ Attorney General Honors Fallen Police Officer from Somerville with Community Grant Program

 

TRENTON, NJ – Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino has announced creation of the “Detective Matthew L. Tarentino Community Policing Grant Program,” to provide grants to police departments for innovative programs aimed at fostering strong police-community relations.

The program is named in honor of Tarentino, a Somerville resident and Summit police officer who ...

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