Police & Fire

June 21, 2020

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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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy is hailing a new directive that requires hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the state to reveal the names of cops who have been reprimanded or fired as “a step forward for transparency.” The order from Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s office will require ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ - In the wake of days of civil unrest across the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy addressed New Jersey's efforts by law enforcement at collaboration and trust-building with the public while also unveiling a new data point to bolster his decision to move the state farther along its path toward ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan closed out Monday's Borough Council meeting by reading an open letter to the community, prompted by the death of 46-year-old George Floyd, who was seen in a 9-minute video circulated on social media platforms being questioned and then detained by a Minneapolis ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes. "George Floyd should be alive today – ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ– Police are asking the public for help in their investigation of two car thefts early this morning in the Neshanic Station area of the township Both vehicles were believed to have been unlocked at the time(s) that they were stolen, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A second suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in the May, 2019 shooting death of 30-year-old David D. Anderson at Naaman Williams Park, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Ameer Harris aka “A Dot”, 29, of Camner Avenue, New Brunswick ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A 26-year-old suspect who police say watched a house burn to the ground early Wednesday morning has been charged with arson after he was seen entering and leaving the uninhabited house at 197 Maple Ave., according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Borough ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. – Wednesday's early morning three-alarm fire on Maple Avenue - the third in two weeks - has been labeled suspicious, with an individual being questioned by police, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The other two fires occurred on May 12 and May ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two residents were injured in a three alarm-fire in a residence on Grove Street Tuesday morning, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Police and fire personnel responded to a 911 call reporting the fire at 11:03 a.m., according to Somerset County ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Anxious to escort their brother to the next stop on his recovery from the coronavirus, police cruisers and vans from County Corrections Departments throughout New Jersey formed a line on Rehill Avenue outside Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset early Monday morning, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — New Jersey State Police continue an investigation to determine the identity of human remains found on the shoulder of Route 287 last week by an off-duty state trooper. The trooper was traveling southbound on Route 287 on Friday, May 1, at 3:24 p.m. when he discovered the remains ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Police have identified township resident Duane S. Banks, 27, of Park Street as the victim of a homicide after his body was discovered in a wooded area on Park Street April 29.  Police responded to the neighborhood after several persons had called after finding the body. Police ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — A section of Route 287 South in Piscataway was closed for several hours on Friday after a New Jersey State Trooper found human remains in the travel lanes north of Exit 8 for Centennial Ave. and Possumtown Road, said police officials. The trooper, who was off-duty at the time ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Police are seeking the public's help in a homicide investigation after a body was fund in a wooded area behind a home on Park Street. Police were called at 6:38 p.m. Wednesday after several people had seen the body,  "Responding officers made contact with numerous individuals ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A 33-year-old woman and mother of three children has been charged with setting fire to her apartment April 20 and fleeing before police and fire apparatus arrived just before midnight on April 20, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Jacklyn McLoughlin ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, announced the following recent enforcement actions related to COVID-19, including those involving individuals in violation of Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive ...

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TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, continue to update enforcement actions related to COVID-19, including those involving individuals in violation of Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Order 107: Theft of Personal ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Residents in the vicinity of Craig Drive were awakened early Thursday morning by a State Police helicopter hovering over their neighborhood, with several police officers, including a K-9 officer and dog searching the adjacent wooded areas along Route 206 for a suspect who police ...

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  TRENTON, NJ – Police statewide are continuing to issue summonses and make arrests in the ongoing crackdown against violations of executive orders issued by Gov. Phil Murphy to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19). Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, ...

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SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A suspect from Newark has been charged with kidnapping and sexual assault of a woman in Montgomery at an undisclosed location, which continued at a hotel in Middlesex County before the woman escaped and called police, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

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BEDMINSTER, NJ - Police Patrol Sergeant AlTerek Patterson died Easter Sunday morning from complications of the coronavirus COVID-19, according to police Chief Karl Rock.   “Sergeant Patterson fought a courageous battle against COVID-19 and unexpectedly passed away early this morning,” Chief Rock ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Nearly 300 vehicles representing first responders from across the state gathered in the parking lot of the Brunswick Square Mall in East Brunswick Sunday to form a procession to honor New Jersey Corrections Officer Nelson Perdomo,. The procession traveled from the mall past ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police have charged a man in connection with a string of fraudulent food orders placed at multiple pizzerias in the area. Police have identified five different restaurants that were targeted, along with others in Montgomery, Plainsboro and West Windsor.

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TRENTON, NJ – Police statewide continue to make more arrests of residents suspected of violating Gov. Phil Murphy's executive orders related to COVID-19. - Newark Enforcement.  The Newark Police Department’s COVID-19 task force issued 180 summonses for violation of the emergency orders and ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal continues to urge the public and business owners to comply with the Governor’s emergency orders - not only to keep themselves and others healthy, but to avoid creating more work and risks for hard-pressed law enforcement officers. He warned that ...

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