Police & Fire

August 26, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrests of 21 suspects Wednesday, all of whom are charged with sexually exploiting children online. The 19 men, one woman, and one juvenile male were arrested in “Operation Screen Capture,” a collaborative operation launched in ...

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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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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — A solidarity march sponsored by the Hillsborough chapter of Our Revolution attracted between 40-50 protestors Saturday afternoon, many carrying flags, banners and hand-made signs advocating for a number of social justice causes. Hillsborough Police provided security and ...

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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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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough held a special drive-by Thursday to honor Raritan Fire and Police. Residents were invited to decorate their cars, make signs and beep their horns driving by the fire department and police department to honor the first responders.

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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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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission has rescinded a plan to restrict access to some areas of Washington Valley Park and has called off a Wednesday night meeting to discuss the plan. The park commission instead will work more closely with the Bridgewater Township Police ...

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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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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Hundreds of volunteer firefighters from Hillsborough and surrounding towns worked for two hours to contain a fire at the Reckitt & Benckiser manufacturing facility, 799 Route 206 Monday afternoon. Four alarms were called in after the initial report of the 1:37 p.m.

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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 - The Township Police Department has released its lmost recent Police Blotter. The Rules of the Court require police to explain that any charges are merely an accusation and that those accused are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Unless stated otherwise, all of those arrested ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A gunman apparently posing as a delivery man gained entrance to U.S. District Judge Esther Salas’ North Brunswick home and shot her husband and their son on Sunday night. The shooting, confirmed to TAPinto New Brunswick by a spokesperson in the FBI’s Newark Office, left ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The father of the pilot whose plane crashed during take-off at Central Jersey Airport Tuesday was a legendary aviator and instructor who washed and polished airplanes in exchange for flying lessons at Hadley Airport in South Plainfield, learning to fly before the Depression ...

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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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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Two suspects have been arrested in connection with a mid-afternoon home invasion on Bloomingdale Drive June 17, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Both are charged with first degree robbery Amir Enoe, 19 of River Park Drive, Raritan, and Ahmad ...

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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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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Police have identified the 37-year-old Somerville man who drowned while swimming in the Chimney Rock Reservoir Monday afternoon. The victim was identified as Michael Woskey. According to police, officers were dispatched to the Chimney Rock Reservoir for a ...

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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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FLEMINGTON, NJ — A Pittstown area woman, in response to Flemington Borough Mayor Betsy Driver’s decision to have the controversial blue line down the center of Main Street removed, organized a protest in support of law enforcement Saturday at the old courthouse that ended in attendees using chalk ...

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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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