Police & Fire

September 27, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Saturday's protest rally at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse was a family-friendly event, with young children clutching the hands of their parents as they mixed in with the crowd.  Organizer Jade McQueen reminded the gathering of a few dozen people that they had come ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Central New Jersey activists will participate in a Saturday afternoon protest at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse while on Sunday evening, Our Revolution of Hillsborough will host a candlelight vigil in the aftermath of a Grand Jury decision in Louisville, Ky earlier this ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. – With an assist from the US Postal Inspection Service, detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office arrested two men on a variety of drug offenses and seized cocaine with an estimated value of $50,000, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Borough officials are inching closer to finalizing plans for a Public Safety complex on the former site of the Gaston Avenue Bakery, with a vacant house on the 1.1-acre property fronting on East Cliff Street slated for demolition in the next few weeks. Three other buildings on ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The owners of Parc Apartments, who suffered a $16 million loss three weeks ago when one of their two buildings was gutted by a four-alarm fire - just weeks short of being rented - presented a check for $18,000 Wednesday to Somerville Fire Chief Brian Iselin, a gift that is an ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - In keeping with Gov. Phil Murphy’s order allowing museums to reopen with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the Somerville Firemen’s Museum is again welcoming visitors. Located in a restored 1888 firehouse at 23 North Doughty Ave., the museum features a look at 185 years of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The owners of a four-story, 88-unit apartment building gutted by a fire just one month prior to leasing will donate $18,000 to the borough's volunteer firefighters for their efforts in keeping the Aug. 21 fire from spreading to a second building on the property. Abe Strulovich, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Investigators from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office and other federal, state and local agencies continued to search for the cause of the multi-alarm fire at 200 Parcview Apartments Friday morning, which caused an estimated $16M n damages to the unoccupied 88-unit building, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Investigators from local, county and state agencies were on site Saturday combing through the ruins of the 200 Parcview Apartments looking for the cause of Friday's multi-alarm fire at the four-story structure. As investigators worked inside the shell of the building, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A multi-alarm fire swept through a newly-constructed luxury apartment building off James Street Friday morning, burning through hundreds of feet of attic space above the fourth floor. The building, 200 Parcview Apartments, was unoccupied but nearing residency. An adjacent ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A 40-year-old man has been arrested and charged with a variety of sexual assault offenses against two juveniles under 16 who were playing on a swing set at a backyard party, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Francisco Leal-Ibarra, 40 of French ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A Highland Park resident faces multiple drug charges following a three-month investigation by Somerset County Prosecutor's Office detectives, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Isiah Daniels, 31, of River Road, Highland Park, faces charges of 2nd ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A fourth suspect has been arrested in connection with two separate shooting incidents on Dec. 30 and New Year's Eve, 2019, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Kevin Lewis, 20, of South Dover Avenue, Somerset, has been charged with two counts of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and Somerset County Sheriff Darrin Russo are locked in a dispute over a bias crime/race unit and website created by the sheriff - separate and apart from an already established unit in the prosecutor's office - a development that has ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The sounds of chain saws and generators in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias have faded since Tuesday after 40-50 mph winds blew through the borough, uprooting trees, snapping limbs and branches, and ripping down power lines. "Compared to other towns around us, we did ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Sheriff Darrin Russo has launched a Hate Crimes Awareness and Prevention Unit within his department to help protect the diverse religious, racial, ethnic and other communities in the county. The effort began in January with one-on-one and group meetings with ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and other law enforcement officials from Hunterdon and Warren counties will moderate a Use-Of-Force Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, July 28th beginning at 5:30 p.m. The forum will also address other related police-community ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A lightweight experimental sports plane crashed in Sacred Heart Cemetery along the property line adjacent to Central New Jersey Airport around 5 p.m. Tuesday. The pilot was able to unstrap his seat harness and slithered out of the plane. He was uninjured, according to ...

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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 identification and arrest of the individual(s) responsible for the July 7 homicide of Raphael Edwards, 27, Village Drive, Franklin Park, according to Somerset County ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ  -  Alerted by a 911 call reporting gunfire, police found a 27-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound on Village Drive, the same street where he lived, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Lifesaving efforts were made by police and emergency ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Two days in to the July 4th Holiday weekend, all is quiet along the Raritan River, according to Somerville Police who report they've turned away several car loads of out-of-town motorists looking to park and carry their coolers, chairs and grills to picnic along the mud flats known ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerville and Somerset County officials have shut down the South Bridge Street access to the Raritan River and Somerville Beach after a crowd of 250-300 people last weekend left behind 980 pounds of trash scattered along the riverbank, raising fears that it could happen again ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Seven suspects have been arrested and six pounds of marijuana seized following a month-long investigation into a drug distribution network, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The suspects are all charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ. - Multiple law enforcement agencies since May have been assisting the US Postal Inspection Service investigating suspicious packages being shipped to New Jersey from California, leading to the arrest of 5 suspects and the seizure of 18 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – Police are investigating an early-morning shooting on Baier Street June 20 that wounded a Woodbridge man, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Responding to a 911 call at 1:55 a.m., Franklin Police found the victim in the driveway of a home where ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A 911 call just before midnight led Bridgewater and Somerville police to pull over a car on Route 22 eastbound late Saturday night with several passengers, including a man with a single gunshot wound, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The caller ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Small groups of Black Lives Matter protestors will continue to press their agenda for police reform and social justice this week, meeting daily outside the office of Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th at 75 No. Bridge St. They will set off each day at 3 p.m. to walk through the ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – A Somerville man made his initial court appearance by video conference Wednesday on charges that he enticed a minor over the internet to engage in sexual activity and traveled to the Philippines to engage in sex with the minor, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. James A.

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FRANKLIN, NJ - Two 19-year-olds have been arrested and face murder and weapons charges in the death of Dominic J. Frederick, 25, Winston Drive, who was found shot in his vehicle after it crashed into a residence on Foxwood Drive on May 25, 2019. The year-long investigation led to the arrest of ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – A car was set on fire and tires were slashed on 42 vehicles parked on the streets and in driveways early Wednesday morning In an incident similar to three others that occurred in the northwest section of the borough in June and August, 2018 when a total of 155 cars were ...

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