Police & Fire

October 14, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Members of the Borough Council, former Mayor Brian Gallagher and Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter, escorted by the officers of the borough’s fire department and accompanied by drummers from the Somerset County Police Pipes & Drums and Somerville Middle School Band, filed ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A second man has been arrested in connection with the fatal accident in which a New Brunswick vice principal was struck and killed by one of several drivers who authorities say were drag racing on Stelton Road in Piscataway last Saturday,  Sohjah Powell-Warner, 21, of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Ellen Brain and members of the Borough Council, escorted by the officers of the borough’s fire department will hold the borough’s annual inspection of firefighters, rescue squad members and equipment Saturday afternoon on West Main Street, adjacent to Borough Hall. The ...

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MONTGOMERY, NJ - The site mananger of the Transcontinental Pipeline Company property on North Street in Belle Mead has been charged with stealing $20,000 from the company that was intended to pay real estate taxes, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Joo Kim, 63. of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Montgomery High School teacher who lives in Hillsborough has been arrested and faces charges of sending nude photos of herself and sexually-explicit messages via social media to a Montgomery High School student over a period of several months. Michelina Aichele, 29 of ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Police are asking help from the public to identify a robber who held up the Financial Resources Federal Credit Union bank branch on Easton Avenue Monday morning, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Franklin Police received a call that a robbery ...

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-MANVILLE, NJ –A 35-year-old borough resident has been arrested and charged with armed robbery in connection with an incident in the Market Place Parking lot Sept. 18. Jennifer Mingle of North 7th Avenue is charged with 1st Degree Armed Robbery and 4th degree Possession of an Imitation Firearm ...

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READINGTON, NJ - An investigation into two deaths here first reported yesterday has revealed it was a murder-suicide, according to, Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III. The incident is a result of domestic violence, he said. Readington police were dispatched to a Readington Road ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Details of the death of a Readington couple are sketchy, based on a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III. The statement assured that, “There is no threat to the public.” Readington police were dispatched to the home on Readington Road Friday ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Borough volunteer firefighters will be safer and taxpayers less burdened with the approval of $185,000 in federal grant money to be used for the purchase of 30 new self-contained breathing apparatus. News of the grant was announced yesterday by Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th) during ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A 54-year-old Hillsborough man is one of 24 suspects arrested in “Operation Open House,” a sting set up by law enforcement officials to capture alleged child predators using social media to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity, according to state Attorney General Gurbir S.

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - All information on this Police blotter was provided by Hillsborough police. Those facing charges are considered innocent unless proven guilty in Hillsborough Municipal Court. All defendants charged by police were processed and released pending a court appearance. Aug. 4, ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ – Police say a Bound Brook man engaged in a sexual act with a six-year-old child back in 2016.  Manuel A. Rodriguez, 51, of East Main Street, has been charged with 2nd Degree Sexual Assault and 3rd Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, according to Somerset County Prosecutor ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two suspects wanted in connection with the Aug. 19 murder of  a North Plainfield man have been captured in Texas while trying to flee to Mexico, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Nelson Salomon Aquilar-Lopez, 20 and Gicsy Baleria Galindo-Acosta, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – More than $30,000 in narcotics were confiscated and two suspects arrested for possession and distribution of drugs from their residence on Bartine Street after a two-month investigation, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. A loaded automatic Glock ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  A third suspect wanted in connection with the murder of  Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez during a fight on Grove Street on Aug. 19 has surrendered to police, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Patricio M. Piruch-Nekta,  25, Clinton Place, Plainfield, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A 28-year-old woman was killed Sunday after she was struck by a vehicle while walking on Route 22 at the intersection of Country Club Road, according to township police. Shivangi Sharma was pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville. Police ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  Three Plainfield men have been arrested in connection with the murder of  Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez during a fight on Grove Street on Aug. 19, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Garcia-Lopez, 24,  was the intended target of the assault but ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The intended victim of a sexual assault in Washington Valley Park was able to fend off her attacker who was later captured by police, according To Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Elvin Martinez, 18, of Plainfield, is charged with third degree criminal sexual ...

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WARREN, NJ– A 37-year-old Burlington County man has been arrested and charged in connection with the Aug. 11 robbery at the TD Bank located on Mountain Boulevard.. Police had to drive 70 miles to arrest Eric Dicinti, a resident of Marlton in Evesham Township, a Philadelphia suburb. Dicinti ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Manville resident has been indicted for attempted murder and faces other charges in connection with a sword attack on June 13. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson announced the return of a Grand Jury Indictment charging Jared Razzano,  35, of North 9th Avenue, with ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – The Manville Police Benevolent Association #236 is adding $2,000 in reward money, with Crime Stoppers of Somerset County increasing its reward from $750 to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for a binge of tire slashings in the borough that have ...

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MANVILLE, N.J. – For the third time in as many months, homeowners in the northwest section of town woke up Wednesday morning to a crime spree that targeted 80 automobiles parked on the street, with 130 tires punctured. The victims live in an area bounded by North 3rd Avenue and North 13th ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office detectives and township police officers recovered a stolen commercial-grade trailer generator valued at $141,000 and arrested a township man with fresh paint on his hands for receiving stolen property, according to Somerset County ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A $750 reward is being offered by Somerset County Crime Stoppers for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect(s) in the fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old North Plainfield man Aug. 19, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Robertson provided ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - One suspect has been arrested, and a second suspect is being sought for an attempted home invasion on Mersher Court at 1:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. Jhamir Hoagland, 18, of Taylor Drive, Franklin Township is charged with 2nd Degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, 2nd degree ...

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WARREN, NJ – Township police and the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office need the public's help in identifying a bank robbery suspect who escaped from the TD Bank on Mountain Boulevard with an undisclosed amount of cash. The robbery occurred at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, according to Somerset ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Police agencies in Somerset County and around New Jersey are gearing up for the state’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown. The 2018 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Statewide Labor Day Crackdown begins Aug.16 and concludes on Sept. 4, according to .PSomerset County ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff’s Officer David Daneker was in the midst of a presentation when his radio crackled with a message that he was needed in Montgomery to help with a motor vehicle stop on Route 206. He promised the young cadets in the Somerville Youth Police Academy he would ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff’s Officer David Daneker was in the midst of a presentation when his radio crackled with a message that he was needed in Montgomery to help with a motor vehicle stop on Route 206. He promised the young cadets in the Somerville Youth Police Academy he would ...

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