Police & Fire

December 18, 2018

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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Santa gets around this time of year in any number of ways - firetrucks, flatbed trucks, horse-drawn carriage, small airplanes, and courtesy of the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, a huge, lumbering SWATmobile. Santa was the guest of honor at the Steeplechase Cancer Center at ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a township woman missing since Dec. 6. A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A nerve-wracking week filled with false rumors that had the entire Somerville High School community on edge has ended, with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tim Teehan once again reaching out to students, teachers and parents to reassure them that all threats of violence have been ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Schools Supt. Dr. Timothy Teehan continues to battle rumors while trying to ease the concerns of students, parents and staff regarding threats of violence that have been directed at individual students and Somerville High School by phone and online social media platforms over the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police say a woman driving a late model pick-up truck tried to lure a young boy into the vehicle as he was walking home from a school bus stop on Dec. 5. The incident occurred around 4:10 p.m. in the vicinity of 117 Bluebird Drive, according to police. The age of the boy ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Superintendent of Schools Dr. Timothy Teehan has released the following update and timeline concerning the phone calls and Instagram messages received by some Somerville High School students over the weekend and on Monday: The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office and Somerville ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office and borough police detectives are investigating a series of phone calls and Instagram posts received by Somerville High School students over the weekend that threatened each of them with bodily harm. “It’s an active investigation,” ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of volunteer firefighters and first responders from throughout the state will festoon their emergency vehicles with strings of light and blow-up cartoon characters for the V!I annual Holiday Lights Parade Saturday, Dec. 1, beginning at dusk. Sponsored by Somerville ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Police officers here and across the state are now restricted from asking you certain questions because of  a directive issued by state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. Grewal’s policy – which applies to all state, county and local law enforcement agencies – also limits the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Santa Claus has reached out to Somerville elementary school students and the Somerville Police Department to help him collect and distribute toys this Christmas on behalf of Foster and Adoptive Family Services. This is the 12th year that the Somerville Policemen's Benevolent ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging sober driving in an effort to keep impaired drivers off the road. In anticipation of increased car travel approaching the holidays, Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano stressed the importance of safe and sober driving. “I want to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A youth minister at a Franklin Township church has been convicted of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl in his Hillsborough home. A Superior Court jury found Shawn Butler, 52, guilty of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree criminal ...

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  BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - A Basking Ridge man faces charges of selling Xanax on two occasions to undercover detectives, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Stefan F. Larbig, 28 of Constitution Way, was arrested after a two-month investigation.. Robertson provided ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – A man charged with a sex crime in connection with his job at the state’s only woman’s prison has been acquitted after a two-week jury trial, according to Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III. Brian Y. Ambroise, 35, of Union, was acquitted on one count each of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Provident Bank on Union Avenue was robbed early Wednesday morning shortly after opening. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson provided the following details: Bridgewater Township Police Department were called by bank employees at 8:32 a.m. to report the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff's officers made 38 arrests over a three-day period in an effort to collect delinquent child support payments. Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano said the sweep occurred Oct. 23-25 and involved 41 Sheriff's Officers, operating in teams, who served ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public to identify a "Peeping Tom" who has exposed himself and been sighted naked in the vicinity of residents' homes. Four sightings have been reported since July 31; police say it is the same person in at least two of those incidents. The ...

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    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 60-year-old township man has been charged with murdering his 82-year-old mother, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Dalton Chiscolm Jr., of Haverhill Place, Somerset, is charged with First Degree Murder in the death of his mother, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Township police continue their investigation in to four separate reports of a naked man exposing himself outside residences throughout the township. Police confirmed an incident that occurred on Sept. 14 involves the same man as the most recent incident, which occurred ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Township resident Izaia Bullock, 22 was arrested on Tuesday and charged with attempted murder and conspiracy for plotting to kill the family members of an acquaintance, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey. Bullock, a student at Rutgers University and member ...

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        SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 52-year-old Hillsborough man has been charged with at least three bank robberies in central New Jersey over the past month, and may face additional charges as a ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police have arrested township resident Richard Jensen for tampering with a political sign. The incident occurred on Thursday, Oct. 25 in the area of Roycebook Road and Burnet Lane, according to Chief Darren Powell. Jensen, 62, faces charges of theft of moveable property.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Township Police and the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office are asking the public for assistance identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a bank robbery at the Peapack-Gladstone Bank on East Main Street, Oct. 23. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson provided ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ – State, County and local law enforcement agencies plan a coordinated crackdown on underage drinking at Saturday's Far Hills Race Meeting. Police will conduct identification checks of underage individuals suspected of drinking alcoholic beverages on the race grounds. Those ...

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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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