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Police Investigate 3-Car Crash on Route 22, Seek Public’s Help

January 15, 2019

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Authorities are investigating a three-vehicle crash on Route 22 and are requesting the public’s help.

North Plainfield police responded to what originally was a two-car collision at 5:56 a.m. Jan. 12 in the vicinity of Route 22 East and West End Avenue; a third car struck one of the disabled vehicles while police were investigating, according to Somerset County ...

Somerset Prosecutor Investigates Jan. 9 Shooting Death

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A 29-year-old Old Bridge man is dead following a shooting incident at residence on Farm Lane in Bound Brook on Jan. 9, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Bound Brook Chief of Police Vito Bet confirmed the death of Terrence C. Coulanges.

Robertson provided the following details:

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Somerville Man Charged in Hillsborough Arson Detained by Court

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Somerville man charged with aggravated arson and attempted murder in connection with a fire at a home on Starview Drive in Hillsborough last month has been detained by the court following a pretrial detention hearing before Superior Court Judge Peter J. Tober.

Patrick M. Hammond, 34, a resident of Somerville, appeared with his counsel on Friday, Jan. 4 in regard to the ...

Eight Occupants Escape; Somerville Man Charged with Setting Fire to Hillsborough Residence

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 34-year-old Somerville man faces charges of attempted murder and aggravated arson after police say he intentionally set fire to a Hillsborough residence where his former girlfriend lived.

All eight occupants of the home, including a 4-year-old, escaped unharmed, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. A pet cat perished in the fire.

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Christmas Eve Stand-off in Bridgewater; Christmas Day Shooting in Franklin

It was anything but quiet for police in Bridgewater and Franklin Township on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Bridgewater Police, assisted by the Somerset County SWAT team and Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office were able to neutralize a stand-off with a man armed with a weapon peacefully after 90 minutes on Christmas Eve; three hours later, police in Franklin Township and the ...

Fair Warning: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Law enforcement officials from Somerset and Hunterdon Counties will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign.

Beginning Dec. 7 and continuing through Jan.3, 2019, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety ...

Still No Arrests in 2013 Christmas Murder

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The fifth anniversary of the fatal shooting of a Green Brook in Plainfield on Christmas morning five years ago remains unsolved.

Investigators continue to seek information from the public hoping to solve the crime, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

There have been no charges filed to date in connection with the death of 25-year-old Rashad ...

Two Women Charged with Prostitution in Somerset County

A New York City woman and a Green Brook woman have been charged with prostitution following separate undercover investigations by Somerset County Prosecutor Office detectives and police in Franklin Township and Green Brook.

Yuhong J. Chen,  47, of Flushing, NY. was arrested Dec. 11 at 1:45 p.m. at the Healthy Tone Spa on Route 27, Franklin, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael ...

Watchung Woman Still Missing on Her Birthday, Police Seek Public’s Help

WATCHUNG, NJ - Today, Dec. 18 is Helen Kim’s birthday and she is still missing from Watchung. Police are seeking help from the public locating her and reuniting her with her family.

Kim has been missing since Dec. 6.

A missing person investigation has been underway into the disappearance of Kim, 48 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor ...

Three Occupants Escape Hillsborough House Fire

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  Firefighters battled for one hour late Friday afternoon to extinguish a house fire at 5 Wolfe Drive.

Three occupants – Michael Treffinger, Carolyn Treffinger and Clifford Kepniss -  were able to escape the fire, which was contained to the second floor, but their dog was trapped inside and died, according to police.

The call came in at 5:12 p.m.; when ...

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