Police & Fire

October 13, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan and members of the Borough Council, escorted by the officers of the borough’s fire department and accompanied by snare drummers from the Somerville Middle School band and Somerset County Police Pipes & Drums, filed alongside dozens of firefighters and ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ – Police are seeking the whereabouts of a hit-and-run driver after a 12-year-old was struck crossing Valley Road early Tuesday evening. The victim was with a group of friends, but was the only one hit by the vehicle, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — A man was struck and killed by a freight train at the New Market Road railroad crossing in Piscataway Saturday morning. Township police issued a travel alert at about 11:15 a.m. advising that “all railroad crossings from Prospect Ave. to New Brunswick Ave. are closed for an ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A familiar face to all throughout town, borough Police Officer Vito Spadea is tasked with reaching out to young students, senior citizens, residents and those who come to town to work or take advantage of the growing list of restaurants and other attractions downtown. As the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Just for a minute yesterday, Det. Jeanne Trillhaase forgot she was driving in a pink police car, which helped to explain why so many pedestrians, motorists and passers-by were staring at her. Trillhaase, who works in the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office was one of several ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The borough’s Police Department is joining with more than 1,000 communities nationwide in coffee shops, diners and restaurants to observe “Coffee with a Cop” day. Police officers will take the time to meet and chat with residents on Friday, Oct. 4th from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the ...

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    SOMERVILLE, N.J. - Three police vehicles from Franklin Township, Branchburg Township and the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office have been wrapped in pink to heighten awareness of Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October. The vehicles will be utilized for community ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – A single-engine Cessna 172 plane crashed into the treetops along the south side of the Manville Causeway Tuesday around noon on its approach to the runway at Central Jersey Regional Airport in Hillsborough. The pilot, identified as a 33-year-old Somerset County resident, told ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A 29-year-old township resident has been charged with 2nd Degree Sexual Assault in connection with an incident that occured in August, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Ryan J. Zamorsky of Eves Drive Road was arrested and charged by Somerset County ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots will honor first responders at the Wednesday, Sept. 11th game at TD Bank Ballpark. First pitch against the Sugar Land Skeeters is scheduled for 6:35 pm. All first responders will receive a complimentary ticket to the game and their family members and ...

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SOUTH BOUND BROOK, N.J. – A borough resident has been charged with Identity Theft following a month-long investigation that began with a traffic stop, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Sherman Martin, 26 of Swing Bridge Lane has been charged with two counts of 2nd ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. - A New Brunswick man has been arrested and charged with heroin possession, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, who provided the following details:  Marcelino Ortiz, of Harvey Street, was seen by police on a bicycle in the area of Hamilton Street ...

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BEDMINSTER, N.J. – A 26-year-old Milford man has been charged with criminal mischief after police say he tore apart the 11th and 13th greens at Trump National Golf Course with his car in two separate incidents, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The suspect, Richard J.

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TRENTON, NJ - The police chief in Palisades Park is retiring after a scathing review of the operation of his department, but only after he cashes more than $115,000 in checks for unused sick time. It’s just the latest example of a long string of abuses suffered by property taxpayers in the ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Imagine that your close friend or family member died in an accident, and officials not only wouldn’t tell you how the wreck happened, but that they wouldn’t even confirm the death. That’s exactly what happened to some of those close to William D. Hildebrant, the 34-year-old ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Monmouth County Detention Hearing for Thomas Kaiser set for Friday morning morning has been postponed following the defense's request for an adjournment. The proceedings, now set for Friday, Sept. 13, will determine if Kaiser will be detained in Monmouth County on ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and South Plainfield Police Chief James Parker have announced that additional charges have been filed against 55-year-old borough resident Thomas G. Kaiser. On Sept. 2, Kaiser was arrested and charged with ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The 62nd Annual South Plainfield Labor Day Parade was canceled early Monday morning after authorities found a number of suspicious destructive devices near the home of resident Thomas G. Kaiser, 55, who was arrested and charged with one count of possession of a destructive ...

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JACKSON, NJ - Security personnel at Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park combined with Jackson Police to arrest a job applicant they say was acting irrationally, and confiscated several weapons and ammunition from his car and residence. The following account was provided by Jackson ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The annual Labor Day Parade, 5k run and fireworks have been cancelled due to a security issue.. In the overnight hours the area around the PAL and the parade route were blocked off.  Heavy policy activity was observed throughout the area, as well as in Spring Lake ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Michael McMahon, a 22-year veteran of the township police force, was sworn In as the new Chief of Police Aug. 13, replacing former Chief Darren Powell, who retired Aug. 1. The Township Committee also honored Captain Charles Boyle and Lieutenant Michael Fitzpatrick at the ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ. – A 26-year-old woman looking for her boyfriend entered a Route 22 sports bar armed with a paintball gun, pointing the weapon at patrons who ran outside and hid behind cars in the parking lot, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Bryanna ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The Division of Highway Traffic Safety is awarding more than $540,000 to local law enforcement agencies to crack down on drunk and impaired drivers as part of the national initiative, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” Somerville is one of nine police departments in Somerset County ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. – A 15-year-old has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a 16-year-old on National Night Out Aug. 6, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, who provided the following details: The suspect, identified as Q.C of North Plainfield, turned ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The annual Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival will return to Stangl Road here on Saturday. The event will be held from noon until 8 p.m. Thousands attended last year’s staging of the event, which celebrates sweet Jersey tomatoes, heirloom corn, craft beer, live music and family ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Hillsborough man has been arrested on child pornography charges after explicit pictures of children were found on his computer when he brought it to be repaired at an electronics store in Bridgewater, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Michael Iden, ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. – Police are investigating the Aug. 6 shooting death of a 16-year-old who was found in the area of Steiner Avenue by police responding to a 911 call, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Robertson provided the following account: The 911 call, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - There were any number of diversions during the borough's annual Night Out celebration at Carol Pager Park, hosted by the Somerville Police Department. For Police Officer Vito Spadea, it was handing out ice cream to the kids in the crowd. For Mayor Dennis Sullivan, it was ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – A man charged with weapons offenses here was arrested after making violent threats toward Temple University and its police department, according to Bucks County (Pa.) District Attorney Matthew D. Weintraub. Patrick J. Buhler, 29, who has addresses in both Morrisville Borough and ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  A man and a woman have been arrested and face multiple charges in the assault of a North Plainfield police officer who was dragged by their car after he made a traffic stop, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Alasia M. Holder, age 22 of Suskin ...

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