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Police & Fire

July 1, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough held a June 29 forum for subcontractors interested in bidding on work at the planned 46,000 square-foot Public Safety complex on Gaston Avenue, with groundbreaking expected in October. Frank Rotondo, senior project manager for the general contractor, Harvey-Cleary, ...

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 MANVILLE, N.J. – A second suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with a daylight shooting incident in the vicinity of South Street and South 3rd Street on Tuesday, June 28, according to.Somerset County Acting Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart, Police reported no injuries. Rasheedah ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 23-year-old Hillsborough man has been indicted on attempted murder charges in connection with an unprovoked attack during which the victim was stabbed in the back while walking his dog, according to Somerset County Acting Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart. Safi N. Hill, a resident ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - A 23-year-p;d Highland Park man has been arrested for discharging a weapon in the vicinity of South Street and South 3rd Street on Tuesday, June 28., according to Somerset County Acting Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart. Emmanuel Williams, of Woodbridge Avenue in Highland Park, is ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ – A 40-year-old coach of a 13U baseball team punched an umpire after he was ejected from a June 4th game and has been charged with Aggravated Assault 3rd degree and Assault at a Youth Sports Event 4th degree according to Somerset County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart. Jerry Otero, a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Borough Police are looking to reward kids for doing the right thing this summer. A safety program called #SummerVilleSafe has been implemented to make sure youngsters in town are vigilant, staying safe and being careful in their neighborhoods and on the streets, according to ...

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  WARREN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 15-year-old student at Watchung Hills Regional High School has been charged with phoning in a threat to the school, claiming he was in a bathroom at the school with weapons, threatening to shoot up the school when the bell rang in between periods when the hallways would ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough will host a June 29 forum for subcontractors interested in bidding on work at the planned 46,000 square-foot Public Safety complex on Gaston Avenue, with groundbreaking expected in October. The general contractor, Harvey-Cleary, will discuss the project and answer ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Borough Police detectives responded to the Middle School on Friday after administrators reported the existence of a "concerning" post on a social media platform and spent the weekend investigating, concluding there was no credible threat, according to a message circulated to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A pack of Somerville police officers and civilian police dispatchers escorted the Special Olympics Torch of Hope through the downtown shopping and restaurant district Friday afternoon. Somerville Police picked up where a group of Bridgewater police and Somerset County Sheriff’s ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Auten Road School was locked down for 25 minutes Friday afternoon after an argument escalated between two parents who had been called to the school office over a dispute between their children. The lockdown triggered a shelter-in-place situation for all students, teachers ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A pack of Somerville police officers and civilian police dispatchers will take off from their staging point in front of the Van Derveer School Friday afternoon to escort the Special Olympics Torch of Hope through the downtown shopping and restaurant district. Somerville Police ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. – The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office has identified the dead body of a man found inside a car parked at a convenience store on Route 206 as that of 28-year-old Michael Sokolinski of Bridgewater, according to Acting Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart. Classified as an "unatended ...

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FRANKLIN TWP., N.J. – A 29-year-old Franklin Township woman described by authorities as "endangered" and last seen in Somerville on May 29, has been found, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart. Shekinah Dover, who lives with her mother, was reported missing May 30. She had ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A missing Franklin Township woman, described as "endangered," was last seen leaving the Somerset County Jail on Grove Street in Somerville on May 29 around 2:30 p.m. Shekinah D. Dover, 29, was observed walking on Grove Street towards Main Street in Somerville, according to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Detectives from the township police department and Somerset County Prosecutors Office are investigating the "unattended" death of a person found in a parked car at the QuickChek store on Route 206 at 8:30 p.m. Monday. The death does not appear to be suspicious, according to ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A Franklin Township Police officer is accused of driving drunk and causing a crash that left a motorist dead in Warren County.  “ We are deeply saddened by this recent unfortunate incident involving our officer, Lawrence Stiscia, FTPD Police Director Quovella Maeweather said in a ...

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TRENTON, NJ -.New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022 deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. "Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said. "We do not have to accept that we live in a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Borough officials invite residents to a public information meeting June 1 to learn more details of the planned Emergency Services facility that will be built on North Gaston Avenue. The meeting will be held beginning at 7 p.m.at the Somerset County Administration building in the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Part of Route 22 was closed for a while in the early Monday morning hours as firefighters worked on a fire at the Bridgewater Diner. According to Green Knoll Volunteer Fire Company Chief Kevin Driscoll, fire companies were dispatched to the restaurant at 12:07 a.m. Monday, and ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Crime Stoppers of Somerset County Inc., is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of the individual responsible for a sexual assault May 16 that occurred near Blackwells Mills Road and Canal Road. A forensic artist assigned to the New ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office has released a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with a sexual assault May 16 near Blackwell Mills Road and Canal Road. A forensic artist assigned to the New Jersey State Police Forensic Imaging Unit created ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – Hillsborough Police were called in to assist in a search for a suspect involved in a sexual assault that occurred on the canal trail near Blackwells Mills Road and Canal Road May 16, according to Somerset County Acting Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart. Taggart provided the ...

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SPARTA, NJ -  A third dog has been attacked by a bear in Sparta.  On Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. police said they got a call from residents on Meredith Drive. Their dog had received “a laceration” from a bear. “The homeowner said the dogs were barking like they wanted to go out,” Lt. Jeff ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Shawn Lipani and the Hillsborough Township Committee issued a proclamation recognizing the township's Police Department in conjunction with National Police Week, May 15-21. In addition to the proclamation, Deputy Mayor Janine Erickson highlighted recent training ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Late Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Detective James Yeager is finally having his name engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, in Washington D.C., with a ceremony set for May 19 as part of National Police Week. It has been 22 years since the detective ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Borough police officer Vito Spadea slowed his bicycle and stopped along East Main Street mid-afternoon Monday to greet his wife, two daughters and other supporters as several hundred police officers from New Jersey towns passed through the borough on their way to Washington, DC ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. – A 23-year-old township man has been charged with attempted murder after police say he attacked and stabbed a man walking his dog on May 4, according to Acting Somerset County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart. Taggart provided the following account:. Hillsborough Police ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A 60-year-old township resident has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography, according to Acting Somerset County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart. Gary J. Babey of Haverford Court, Hillsborough. was arrested at the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office May ...

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