Hillsborough Cops Pay $20 Apiece to Grow Their Beards for a Cause

November 18, 2017


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Patrolmen, detectives, some civilian employees, even a few ranking officers on the township police force have been looking pretty scruffy the past few weeks.

Despite a departmental edict that limits facial hair to mustache only, beards have sprouted throughout the ranks, although Police Chief Darren Powell shaved off his beard earlier this week.

“I ...

Somerville Seeks Guardians for 200 Fire Hydrants

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Borough is looking for guardians to take care of over 200 fire hydrants throughout town.

The community service project, Adopt a Fire Hydrant. was developed and deployed by Somerville Troop 84 Eagle Scout candidate Shanmukha  Akkapeddi.  

Mirrored after a similar Adopt a Hydrant program in Boston, MA, the Somerville program allows for the ...

Police Investigate Shooting of Two Franklin Residents; Somerset Man Arrested on Firearm and Narcotics Charges

SOMERSET, NJ - A 20-year-old resident of Franklin Township was arrested and charged with firearm and narcotics charges, and authorities have opened up an investigation into the shooting of two local residents, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. 

Franklin Township Police received a 911 call that two men had been shot while in the area of Winston Drive. Patrol ...

Couple Faces Weapons Charges After Arrest at Motel

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A Manville couple has been arrested and face multiple weapons and assault charges following an incident at a Route 22 hotel in Bridgewater, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Justin M. Matthews, 37, and Deborah L. Nickerson, 35, both of Brooks Boulevard in Manville are being held in Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Robertson ...

Michigan Man Charged with Car Hijack, Assault, Other Offenses

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A Michigan man has been arrested in connection with a carjacking in Branchburg, and faces additonal charges, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Kylle L. Alexander, 23, is charged with first degree carjacking, second degree eluding, third degree aggravated assault, fourth degree resisting arrest, third degree receiving stolen property, two counts ...

Suspect in Oct. 26 Somerville Shooting Surrenders to Prosecutor

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A borough resident wanted by police in connection with an Oct. 26 shooting on the south side of Somerville has turned himself in to the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office. 

Alquan J. Harris, 20, of South Gaston Ave., has been charged with first degree attempted murder, second degree possession of a firearm, and second degree unlawful possession of a firearm, ...

Police Searching for Missing 51-Year-Old Man Along River

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are continuing their search for a missing 51-year-old man in the area of Duke Island Park, according to an alert sent out at 3 a.m. Saturday morning, and again at 9 a.m.

The New Jersey State Police NorthStar helicopter circled over the area early Saturday morning with its searchlight in an attempt to locate the man, described as possibly wearing a ...

Operation Bird Cage: Drugs, Weapons Seized in Somerset and Other Counties


SOMERVILLE, NJ – Multiple suspects, including a Hillsborough man, were arrested in a multi-county operation dubbed “Operation Bird Cage,” with police confiscating over $300,000 in drugs, 19 guns, and more than $100,000.

Police also seized nine vehicles, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Those arrested include Timothy Jenkins, 47, of ...

Hillsborough Man Charged in Two Bank Robberies; More Charges Pending

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 50-year-old Hillsborough Township man has been charged with two counts of first degree robbery in connection with two bank robberies in the Somerset section of Franklin.

Quintin D. Watson, a resident of Stratford Court is charged in the armed robberies at the Route 27 TD Bank in Somerset on Sept. 3 and Nov. 1 at the Chase Bank on Elizabeth Avenue, according to Somerset ...

Police Investigate Bank Robbery


SOMERVILLE, NJ – Police are continuing their investigation of a bank robbery in Franklin Township Wednesday night, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Franklin Township police responded to an alarm activation at the Chase Bank on Elizabeth Avenue in the Somerset section of Franklin Township at 6 p.m. Bank employees told police a man approached a bank ...

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