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Bound Brook Fire Victim Identified

January 17, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office has identified the body of a woman found inside a multi-family residence gutted by a Jan. 7 fire as 25-year-old Litze Romero.

The positive identification was made by the New Jersey Regional Medical Examiner's Office, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The fire occurred at the victim’s ...

Raccoon Attacks Hillsborough Woman and Dog Outside Residence

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - A raccoon attacked a 63-year-old woman and her dog a few steps outside the front door of her residence Tuesday morning, according to police.

Irene Rothschild told police she had walked out the front door of her home at 424 Bigley Road with her dog around 11 a.m. when the raccoon attacked, biting and scratching the dog.

Neighbors on social media say Rothschild went ...

Crime Fighting Phone App Helps Police Nab Manville Fugitive

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Wanna help fight crime? If you live in Somerset County there is an app for that. 

Justin Tomlinson, 29, of Manville was arrested thanks to the STOPit app, according to the Somerset County Prosecutor's office and Manville Borough Police Chief Mark Peltack

"On Friday, January 5, 2018 at approximately 1 a.m. an anonymous report, via the ...

Franklin Township Clerk Suspended, Charged with Insurance Fraud

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Franklin Township Clerk Ann Marie McCarthy has been suspended after she was arrested last month and and charged with insurance fraud.

She is accused of deceiving Horizon Blue Cross for payments of services for which she did not receive, according to court documents. 

Between Jan. 1, 2016 and Sept. 1, 2017, McCarthy made it appear as though she received treatment and ...

Former Franklin Fire Official Guilty in Sex Crimes Spree

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former fire commissioner for Franklin Township could spend as many as 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of a sex crimes spree.

Thomas Canales, 39 of Franklin Township, was found guilty of seven counts by a jury, including sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

The guilty finding ...

Phone Scam Warning Issued by Somerset County Sheriff's Office

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County residents are receiving calls from a Lt. Dan O’Brien or Sgt.  Dan O’Brien from telephone number  908-505-8872 advising them they have an active warrant and that they need to handle this matter.

This individual has asked people to meet with him or purchase vouchers at a CVS to pay off the warrant, according to the advisory from ...

Body Found in Parking Lot of North Plainfield Apartment Complex

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The body of a young woman was found in the parking lot of an apartment complex this week. 

Authorities are  investigating the discovery at  Greenbrook Gardens apartment complex off Rock Avenue and Route 22 where neighbors reported seeing the body of a young woman in the parking lot. The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office is assisting in ...

Hillsborough School Officials Contend with Police Probe and Personnel Issue

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – There are two high-profile developments impacting the high school community as 2017 draws to a close.

The Hillsborough Board of Education has its final meeting Monday night, Dec. 18, with a lengthy agenda that includes dozens of routine items, approving a Florida trip for the cheerleaders, accepting the resignation of a board member, appointments of long-term ...

Hillsborough Schools Superintendent Asks Police to Investigate Missing Funds

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Police Chief Darren Powell has confirmed that township police detectives, assisted by detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, have begun an investigation into the theft of funds from an account at Hillsborough Township High School.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jorden Schiff requested the police investigation, according to Powell.

Powell would ...

Gang Members Charged In Multi-County Crime Spree

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police charged seven “major gang” members with a series of serious crimes spanning several communities including the Oct. 15 robbery of the BP Gas Station on Route 27 where the attendant was shot and critically injured, officials announced Wednesday afternoon.

The arrest of the seven members of a major gang, came following an extensive investigation of a ...

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