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Somerset County Grand Jury Indicts 6 Suspects in Murder of North Plainfield Man

November 16, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A Somerset County Grand Jury has indicted five men and one women for the murder of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, 24 of North Plainfield, according to:Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The indictments for murder and related crimes were returned on Nov. 13 against:

- Oscar Ivan Baquendo-Martinez, 23, West 4th Street, Plainfield;

- Patricio M.

Police Seek Public's Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Wednesday Morning Bank Robbery

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are asking for assistance in identifying a man who committed a robbery at Provident Bank, on Union Avenue, Wednesday morning.

According to a Facebook post from the police, the robbery occurred around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Anyone who can identify the individual or has information to share regarding the robbery should contact Det. Steve Zeichner at ...

Convicted Double-Murderer Gets Two Consecutive Life Sentences

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A former Raritan resident convicted of killing a mother and her daughter in 2015 has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Ramon Cadiz, 54, formerly of First Avenue, was sentenced on Nov. 9 to two consecutive life terms of imprisonment following his guilty pleas to two counts of first degree murder before ...

Democrat Harris Gains Seat On Bernards Committee Following Mail-In Vote Count

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Democrat Joan Bannan Harris will take a seat on previously all-Republican Township Committee in 2019, after a count of votes by mail under the state's new mail-in system overturned a lead by two Republican candidates tallied up after polls closed last Tuesday.

The Somerset County website released its "final unofficial" vote count late on this Tuesday. The ...

38 Parents Arrested for Delinquent Child Support Payments

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff's officers made 38 arrests over a three-day period in an effort to collect delinquent child support payments.

Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano said the sweep occurred Oct. 23-25 and involved 41 Sheriff's Officers, operating in teams, who served outstanding warrants and made arrests. Those arrested owed a combined total of almost ...

Police Ask for Help Tracking Down Naked Peeping Tom

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public to identify a "Peeping Tom" who has exposed himself and been sighted naked in the vicinity of residents' homes.

Four sightings have been reported since July 31; police say it is the same person in at least two of those incidents.

The most recent incident occurred Nov. 1, 2018 at 7 p.m. when a resident of Meadowbrook ...

Police Investigating Reported Assault on 68-year-old Bernards Man

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police are investigating the reported assault of a 68-year-old township man that occurred while the victim said he was walking his dog near his house during the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 10.

Police responded to the area of Vail Terrace, located off Lake Road and Kinnan Way, at approximately 5 a.m. on Saturday to ...

Veterans Day Ceremonies to Honor our Heroes

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - World War I ended on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.

This year, Nov. 11 falls on Sunday, and members of the military will be honored with the Veterans Day Parade that will start in Highland Park and proceed over the bridge into New Brunswick.

"We should come out and thank a veteran for their service," said city council Vice ...

Son Charged with Killing Mother; Body Discovered Inside Home They Shared

 

 

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 60-year-old township man has been charged with murdering his 82-year-old mother, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Dalton Chiscolm Jr., of Haverhill Place, Somerset, is charged with First Degree Murder in the death of his mother, Roberta Ann Taylor, 82, with whom the suspect lived, Robertson said.

Robertson ...

Historic Courthouse Bell to Ring 21 Times on Centennial of Armistice Day

SOMERVILLE, NJ – One hundred years ago, on Nov. 11, 1918, the signing of an armistice agreement marked the end of hostilities of World War I. The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in partnership with the county Cultural & Heritage Commission and Office of Veteran Services, will commemorate the centennial of Armistice Day by ringing the Historic Courthouse bell 21 ...

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