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Somerset County Freeholder Director Promises Aid For Bound Brook; Arson Suspect Arrested

Somerset County Freeholder Director Promises Aid For Bound Brook; Arson Suspect Arrested

In the wake of news of an arrest in the massive January 12 Bound Brook fire that destroyed nearly two blocks, the Somerset County Freeholder Director promised the county’s help in the borough’s rebuilding efforts. The fire, which burned for about 4.5 hours before it was declared under control, destroyed two apartment buildings under construction […]

Township 19-Year-Old Charged With Murder Of New Brunswick Man

Township 19-Year-Old Charged With Murder Of New Brunswick Man

A 19-year-old township man faces a murder charge in connection with the death of Sharif Austin, 21, of New Brunswick, according to a January 2 press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. Police say that Austin was shot at the corner of Lee Avenue and Handy Street in New Brunswick at about 11:55 p.m. […]

Barker Road Shooting Under Investigation; No Reported Injuries

Barker Road Shooting Under Investigation; No Reported Injuries

Law enforcement authorities are investigating a shooting that occurred on Barker Road on December 30. There were no injuries in the shooting, just property damage, said Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Det. Frank Roman. “We can confirm that there was a shooting with no injuries, just property damage,” Roman said in an email. “The matter […]

Updated: Four Rubin Family Members, Two Others, Charged With Running Retail Theft Ring

Updated: Four Rubin Family Members, Two Others, Charged With Running Retail Theft Ring

UPDATE: A Somerset County Grand Jury handed down indictments for the four Rubin family members and their two employees, the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office said on December 20. The Grand Jury charged David Rubin, Lisa Rubin, Sherylee Rubin, Batsheva Rubin-Rivera, Andre Watts and Dunia Patricia Hernandez with second degree operating an organized retail theft enterprise, […]

Pedestrian Killed When Hit By Car On Amwell Road

Pedestrian Killed When Hit By Car On Amwell Road

Police are investigating a December 17 accident on Amwell Road that left one man dead. Police said that the man, who was not identified pending notification of his next of kin, was trying to cross Amwell Road, near Doria Road, at around 9:35 p.m. when he was hit by a person driving a Kia Sorento. […]

‘Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over’ Enforcement Campaign Underway

‘Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over’ Enforcement Campaign Underway

Somerset County law enforcement officials will once again participate in the annual “Drive Sober of Get Pulled Over” campaign now through January 1, 2020. During that time, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated, according to a joint press release […]

Public Comments Invited In FTPD Accreditation Process

Public Comments Invited In FTPD Accreditation Process

Township residents will have a chance to weigh in on the performance of the FTPD on December 17. A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police will arrive at the department that day to begin the re-accreditation process, according to a press release from the department. The assessors will […]

Fatal Hempstead Drive Fire Under Investigation

Fatal Hempstead Drive Fire Under Investigation

One man was killed November 14 in an early afternoon fire in a Hempstead Drive apartment, authorities said. The fire is currently under investigation, according to a press release from the Franklin Township Police Department. Police received a call about the fire at about 1:37 p.m., according to the release. The unidentified occupant of the […]

North Brunswick Man Charged In Township Shooting

North Brunswick Man Charged In Township Shooting

A 31-year-old North Brunswick man has been arrested in connection with a Nov. 4 shooting on Somerset Street. Kasin A. Coffey was charged on Nov. 8 with 2nd Degree Aggravated Assault and 2nd Degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the shooting, which left a 25-year-old New Brunswick man with non-life-threatening injuries, according to a […]

New Brunswick Man Shot On Somerset Street, Injury Not Life-Threatening

New Brunswick Man Shot On Somerset Street, Injury Not Life-Threatening

A 25-year-old New Brunswick man was shot in the morning of Nov. 4 on Somerset Street, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. The man took himself to an area hospital for treatment, and his wound is not considered life-threatening, according to the release. At about 9:22 a.m., Franklin Township Police […]

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