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August 8, 2022

SOMERSET, NJ - A Somerset man has been arrested for attempted murder after a verbal altercation at a local gas station led to a stabbing incident, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald Matthew B. Hall, 32, of Somerset has been charged with first-degree attempted murder, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A select group of 17 sixth- and seventh-grade students experienced first-hand the daily routines, challenges and rewards experienced by police officers who work the streets and neighborhoods of the 2.5 square-mile municipality, the seat of Somerset County government. The ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - A 27-year-old New York City woman has been arrested and charged with leaving threatening phone messages and texts to a former co-worker and her employer, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald. Quanajah Pinnock of Jamaica, NY, is charged with 3rd degree ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of borough residents enjoyed the great outdoors Tuesday at Carol Pager Park where the 'Ville celebrated the annual National Night Out event. Somerville Police Officer Vito Spadea honored longtime volunteers Leigh McLachlan and Art and Andrea Adair with certificates of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Come celebrate all that is good about the 'Ville as Somerville commemorates National Night Out at Carol Pager Park on Aug. 2 between 6-8 p.m. Sponsored by the Somerville Recreation Department and the Somerville Police Department, the annual night out brings together the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers Police are investigating the burglaries of several dormitory rooms in a residence hall on the on the university’s Livingston Campus. Police said the burglaries happened at the residence hall above Rutgers Cinemas at 105 Joyce Kilmer Ave. on Tuesday between 9 a.m. and ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ – A 24-year-old township resident is facing multiple charges after police found a stolen handgun in a lunch box on his kitchen table, loaded with a large capacity ammunition magazine which contained hollow point bullets, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A township woman has been charged with the theft of $75,000 from the nonprofit organization Middle Earth where she had worked for 15 years as financial manager, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald. Jolee Roberts, 55, of Bridgewater, is said to have cashed ...

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SOUTH BOUND BROOK, NJ –Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutors' Office have concluded a four-month undercover investigation with the arrest of three suspects and confiscation of six ounces of cocaine with a street value of $10,320, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Come celebrate all that is good about the 'Ville as Somerville commemorates National Night Out at Carol Pager Park on Aug. 2 between 6-8 p.m. Sponsored by the Somerville Recreation Department and the Somerville Police Department, the annual night out brings together the ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - A Manville man is dead, and a Flemington man who was helping the victim move from his residence on North 12th Avenue is facing first degree murder charges, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald. Samuel C. Coggins, 30, a resident of Flemington is charged with ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Committee Tuesday night is expected to approve a five-year contract with RWJ Barnabas Mobile Health Services to continue providing emergency medical services throughout the 55 square-mile municipality. RWJ Barnabas Mobile Health Services had provided emergency ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ – A Bound Brook woman with four outstanding arrest warrants was arrested after fleeing police following a traffic stop, then crashing her car into a telephone pole after police broke off the chase, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald. Jerrie Lee Williams, 25, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The great-grandson of a borough police officer killed in the line of duty more than 100 years ago was instrumental in working with the borough's Historic Advisory Committee to erect a historic marker near the site of where his family patriarch, Julius Sauter, was killed in the line ...

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WEST TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey leaders are encouraging all eligible men and women to apply to be a State Trooper with the New Jersey State Police. It's part of a recruiting campaign from Gov. Phil Murphy, members of Murphy's cabinet and members of the Legislature. The application process opened ...

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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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