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Call to Duty for Somerville Firefighters: A Visit to NJ Firemen's Home

July 24, 2017

 

BOONTON, NJ - The call to duty Saturday for 50 Somerville volunteer firefighters wasn’t about responding to an alarm or a training drill. It was driving the half hour to the New Jersey Firemen’s Home here to host a memorable outing for those who served before them.

A caravan of Somerville’s “bravest” gave up a good portion of their day to hold a ...

South Brunswick Police Save Infant From Locked, Hot Car

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Officers averted tragedy in Thursday’s sweltering heat when they saved an 18-month-old accidentally locked in a vehicle.

The incident took place at 11:20 a.m. Thursday at the Nassau Square townhouse complex when a mother and her 18-month-old daughter stopped to drop something off at a friend’s house.

The unidentified mother told arriving officers that ...

Cranbury: Police Investigate Crash That Overturned Car On Route 130

CRANBURY, NJ – Township police are investigating a crash on Route 130 Monday night that injured at least one of the drivers.

According to police, the crash took place at 9:13 p.m. on the northbound shoulder of Route 130 at Dey Road.

Police said that a 2008 Hyundai Accent, driven by Colleen Monahan, 46, of Monroe Township, struck the back of a 2007 Honda Ridgeliner SUV, driven by John ...

South Brunswick Police Charge Two Teens in Mischievous Crime Spree

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police said Tuesday that believe they have two juveniles responsible for a series of crimes committed during the early part of the month.

Police said the crimes, committed between July 2-8, ranged from allegedly taking a motor vehicle without consent to slashing vehicle tires.

The criminal mischief involved three different vehicles having their tires slashed in ...

South Brunswick: Police Retrieve Dog Chasing Kids

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police quickly reunited a mother and three young children Friday afternoon after they ran off, chasing the family dog, officials said.

According to police, a frantic mother in the South Ridge townhouse complex called 911 at 4:30 p.m. to report that her three young children, ages 9, 8, and 2, disappeared from a room in the home while she was doing housework in a ...

South Brunswick: FedEx Driver Saves Crashed Motorist From Fiery Wreck

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – The quick actions of a Federal Express delivery driver saved a crash victim Thursday evening after he flipped his car on Ridge Road, causing it to catch fire, police said.

According to police, the incident took place at 8:28 p.m. Thursday evening when police received several 911 calls of a motor vehicle accident involving an overturned vehicle that was on fire on ...

South Brunswick’s Route 1 Abandoned Yacht Mystery Solved

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Mechanical failure for the truck transporting a 37-foot yacht from New York to Maryland led to the vessel ending up on the shoulder of Route 1 south yesterday, police said.

Police learned overnight that the yacht had recently been sold and was in the process of being transported from Mamaroneck, N.Y. to Maryland by Otter Creek Marina and Boat Transportation.

The ...

‘The Mystery Of The Maraliya:’ South Brunswick Police Find 37-Foot Yacht Abandoned On Route 1

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Talk about making waves.

Police discovered an apparently abandoned 37-foot yacht on the shoulder of Route 1 south near Beekman Road around 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon, officials said.

Officers found the “Maraliya” with blocks holding up the bow and two tripods holding up either end of its stern on the shoulder of the road.

Police Capt. Jim Ryan said ...

18 Arrrested; Two Hillsborough Residents Caught Up in Bi-County Drug Sweep

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A drug sweep in Somerset and Middlesex counties netted a quantity of heroin, cocaine and other drugs, resulting in 18 arrests, including two residents of Hillsborough, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The investigation resulted in the seizure of approximately 370 grams of raw heroin, 2 pounds of marijuana, approximately 1,300 bags of heroin, ...

South Brunswick: Police Charge Kentucky Man With Heroin DUI After He Passes Out Driving On Route 130

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police charged a Kentucky man with driving under the influence of heroin after he passed out at the wheel on Route 130 Friday, officials said.

According to police, Raymond Tucker, 50, of Lexington, Kentucky, was driving his white pickup truck with a passenger on Route 130 Friday afternoon when he slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle at 2:10 p.m., police ...

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