Police & Fire

August 17, 2018

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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SOMERVILLE., NJ – A Somerville man and his two sons, plus a fourth suspect from Newark, have been charged with kidnapping and assaulting  a 21-year-old Somerville resident. Arrested and charged with First Degree Kidnapping and Third Degree Assault are David Alex Villegas, 22, of Davenport ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A township resident faces multiple charges in the armed robbery of a WaWa store after the suspect was confronted by a gas station attendant, who tried to confine the suspect inside a booth where a cash register was located. Dupre J. McCalla, 45, of Pear Tree Lane, ...

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  WARREN, NJ –  A 14-year old boy was killed and a 17-year old boy is charged with vehicular homicide following a high-speed chase involving a car stolen in Warren. Both juveniles are from Newark. The 17-year old has been charged with 2nd degree Death by Auto, 2nd degree Eluding, 2nd ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Perhaps more than any other borough police officer, Vittorio Spadea is the most recognizable cop in town. He’s the cop pedaling his police bicycle up and down Main Street and the side streets of the borough, waving to pedestrians and motorists, stopping occasionally to talk with ...

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  CLINTON, NJ - Christine A. McConnachie, age 52 years, of Clinton Township, NJ, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Somerville, NJ. Born in Philadelphia, daughter of Ralph and Elizabeth Houseknecht Adamson, of Moorestown, NJ, she had resided in the Flemington and Clinton areas since ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The intersection of East Main Street and Grove Street where a fatal accident occurred early Tuesday morning  in front of the Somerset Hotel should be closed to traffic and transformed into a pedestrian mall, according to Councilman Dennis Sullivan. Christine McConnachie, a ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – Another 35 cars parked on neighborhood streets had their tires slashed between midnight and 4 a.m. Thursday, the second such incident in less than two months. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said the most recent slashings occurred within the northwest section of ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ  - A pedestrian struck by a van in front of the Somerset Hotel on Grove Street Tuesday morning has been identified as Christine McConnachie, a 52-year-old resident of Clinton Township in Hunterdon County. She was transported to Robert Wood Johnson/University Hospital in New ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - A 52-year-old woman crossing Grove Street in front of the Hotel Somerset was struck by a van Tuesday morning around 9 a.m. The pedestrian was transported to Robert Wood Johnson/University Hospital in New Brunswick where she was pronounced dead, according to Somerville Police ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - A suspected drug dealer was busted by police riding his bicycle. Arthur N. Green, 60, of N Weiss Street was arrested July 26 after a three-week investigation into the distribution of heroin and crack cocaine by the suspect, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Borough Police Department has an opening for a police officer and is now accepting resumes. Applicants must have completed the Basic Course for Police Officers and be certified by the New Jersey Police Training Commission or be enrolled currently in the Basic Course for ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A seven-month investigation by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office has resulted in the arrests of six suspects, all charged with operating an organized retail theft ring and knowingly purchasing stolen merchandise for resale at a Hamilton Street storefront and on the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots and 9-1-1 On FOX are asking for Hero First Responder nominations from the community. Anyone can nominate a first responder to be recognized on the field during the pre-game ceremony and throw out a ceremonial first pitch at the Saturday, Aug. 4th Patriots ...

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    SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano presided at a swearing-in ceremony of newly-hired and promoted officers last month while Superior Court Judge Michael J. Rogers administered the oaths in the county’s historic courthouse on East Main Street. Provenzano ...

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  GREEN BROOK, NJ – A Plainfield man faces multiple charges in connection with the burglary of a Green Brook residence on July 6th. Khiry Moody, 28, of Sumner Avenue, Plainfield, has been charged with 2nd degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, 2nd degree Possession of a Firearm by Certain ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – Two suspects face weapons charges in the wake of a large fight and shooting on June 23 in the vicinity of Foxtails Lounge on South Street. Rashir Abner, 31, of Hamilton Street, Bound Brook and  Najee McCoy, 30 of West 5th Street, Plainfield, have each been charged with 2nd Degree ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – Police have determined that the body of a man found in a wooded area off Phillips Road Sunday night is the victim of a homicide. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson identified the victim as Darren Fordham, Jr., 26 of Somerset. Fordham suffered multiple ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – Police are seeking help from the public after a man's body was found in  a wooded area off Phillips Road Sunday night. The investigation is ongoing, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, who provided the following account: A 911 call was ...

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SOMERSET MAN CHARGED IN ATTEMPTED MURDER     FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 21-year-old township resident has been charged with attempted murder and related charges in connection with a June 23 shooting on Reler Lane. The suspect, Christopher Williams of Reler Lane, also faces charges of 2nd ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ.- A Somerset County Jury has found Michael Washington, 28, of Paterson, guilty in connection with the Oct. 16, 2017, Bound Brook fatal shooting of William Roberts, 27, of Center Street, Somerville. Washington was found guilty of first degree aggravated manslaughter as a lesser ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- In anticipation of increased car travel around the Fourth of July, Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano is stressing the importance of safe and sober driving. “I want to remind drivers that law enforcement will be out in full force to thwart impaired driving crashes ...

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SOMERVILLE , NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano recently welcomed the Rev. Joseph Lugo as chaplain of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office. Father Lugo was sworn in June 7 by Superior Court Judge Michael J. Rogers at the Somerset County Historic Courthouse. Father Lugo is a ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - Four Somerset County Corrections Officers competed in the Police Fitness & Nutrition and City Challenge Race “Battle of the Frontlines” held at Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus. “I am very proud of my Corrections staff for taking the initiative in working on their fitness ...

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SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A Franklin Township man is being held in the Somerset County Jail pending a court hearing after he was arrested by police with a loaded gun and suspected marijuana, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Michael Davis, 19 of Almond Drive, is charged with ...

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SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A Franklin Township man is being held in the Somerset County Jail pending a court hearing after he was arrested by police with a loaded gun and suspected marijuana, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Michael Davis, 19 of Almond Drive, is charged with ...

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