School Bus Driver Charged with Sex Assaults Against Students

March 20, 2018

MONTGOMERY, NJ – An 84-year-old township resident has been arrested and charged with sexual assault against an 8-and 12-year-old and as many as seven other children while a bus driver going back to the 1960s, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Edward Atoeff of Cherry Valley Road was the owner and operator of Jastyke Transportation at the time of the alleged ...

Suspended HS Athletic Director Charged with Theft

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Suspended Hillsborough High School Athletic Director Michael Fanizzi has been arrested and charged with the theft of $10,704 in athletic event receipts over a four-year period from 2013-2017, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Fanizzi, 53, a resident of Conover Way in Hillsborough who had been athletics director for 14 years, had been ...

Moment of Silence, Walkout, and 17 Acts of Kindness in Warren and the Watchung Hills Mar. 14

WARREN, NJ – It’s been one month since the shootings at a Parkland, Florida high school that left 17 dead and another 17 injured, and area students have joined in identifying  March 14, 2018 as a day for a nationwide school walkout

“We are walking out of WHRHS to show that students are unified in taking safety concerns seriously,” said ...

Watchung Man Charged With Fraud and Tax Evasion

WATCHUNG , NJ - A Watchung man has been arrested on charges of fraud and tax evasion, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced today.

Pedro L. Carbajal, age 43, of Watchung, was arrested  on charges arising out of the fraudulent activities of Options Staffing, a New Jersey corporation that provides temporary workers for warehouse, loading dock and trucking jobs, ...

Two Charged in Warren Township Burglary, Tied to Watchung Burglary

SOMERVILLE, NJ –  Two men were arrested after they were caught in the act of burglarizing a Warren home, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Warren Township Chief of Police William Keane announced today.


During a search of the men’s vehicle, a 2003 Infiniti G35 that was ...

Franklin High School Student, 17, Taken into Custody with Handgun at School

SOMERSET, NJ - A 17-year-old male Franklin High School student was taken into custody and charged with possession of a firearm, according to a news release. The Franklin Warriors compete in the Skyland Conference with the Watchung Hills Warriors.

"On Friday, Feb. 23, at approximately 11:30 a.m., members of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and ...

Millburn Volleyball Coach Arrested on Charges of Sexual Contact with a Minor

MILLBURN, NJ  — Peter Nguyen, Millburn High School's head volleyball coach and a bookkeeper for the Millburn Township Board of Education, was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of sexual contact with a 14-year old female who was a member of the Impact Volleyball Club. Nguyen also faces two second degree counts of endangering the welfare of a child, ...

Rahway’s Rayford Charged with Distributing Fentanyl-laced Crack Cocaine that Killed Three

RAHWAY, NJ - George Rayford, 38 of Rahway, has been arrested and charged with distributing crack cocaine that led to the death of three people and sent others to the hospital, it was announced Friday by Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

“Considering the high levels of purity found in illegal drugs being sold throughout Union County and New Jersey, as well as the potential ...

State Women's Prison Guard Arrested on 15 Counts

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A senior corrections officer at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility has been arrested and charged on 15 counts.

Ronald Coleman Jr., 39, of Bethlehem Township, Pa., was arrested at his home following a joint investigation by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the New Jersey Department of Corrections Special Investigations Division, ...

Heavy Presence from Sheriff's Office DWI Enforcement Team During Super Bowl Sunday, Officials Say

Planning on having a few cold ones during the big game this Sunday? If you do, be sure to assign a designated driver or find alternative means to get to and from your locations. 

The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office has put plans in place to keep the community safe from drunk and distracted drivers during this annual event, according to a news release. 

The Sheriff’s ...

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Student Led Walkout at WHRHS

March 12, 2018

Students at Watchung Hills Regional High School have planned a walkout to protest the inaction regarding gun reform and to urge politicians to pass meaningful gun safety legislation on Wednesday, March 14, at 10:00 AM for 17 minutes, to honor the 17 victims who tragically lost their lives in the Parkland, Florida school shooting. The walkout, which is student led and organized, is expected to ...