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Bronx Man Faces Child Porn Charges After ‘Sexually Explicit’ Communications With Township Girl

Bronx Man Faces Child Porn Charges After ‘Sexually Explicit’ Communications With Township Girl

A 31-year-old Bronx man faces child pornography charges after he allegedly asked an 8-year-old township girl to send him nude pictures of herself. Efrain A. Martinez was arrested in his Bronx home on Feb. 10, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. On Jan. 21, according to the release, township police […]








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Father Of Alleged Dewald Avenue Shooter Turns Himself In, Faces Hindering Charge

Father Of Alleged Dewald Avenue Shooter Turns Himself In, Faces Hindering Charge

The father of the man police say shot a person Jan. 3 on Dewald Avenue turned himself in to authorities. Jason Lewis, 43, turned himself in to authorities at the Somerset County Jail, Somerville, on Feb. 10, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Lewis, of Somerset, had been wanted for […]








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Anonymous Facebook Threat Against FHS Administrator Deemed Not Credible, Investigation Continuing

Anonymous Facebook Threat Against FHS Administrator Deemed Not Credible, Investigation Continuing

An anonymous Facebook threat seen Feb. 5 against a Franklin High School administrator was deemed by investigators to not be credible, police and school district officials said. A school district official said the threat against the unidentified administrator was seen the evening of Feb. 5. Although police determined that the threat was not credible, there […]








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Police: Handgun Among Items Stolen In Home Burglary

Police: Handgun Among Items Stolen In Home Burglary

A 9mm pistol was among the items stolen Jan. 27 from a Holland Drive home. Police said the burglar gained entry by cutting through a widow screen. The gun, an FMK G2, was valued at $500. Also stolen were assorted pieces of jewelry valued at $5,000, an Apple MacBook Pro valued at $1,000, a Michael […]








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Easton Avenue Collision Leaves One Car Overturned, No Reported Injuries

Easton Avenue Collision Leaves One Car Overturned, No Reported Injuries

A two-car collision on Easton Avenue on Feb. 1 apparently resulted in no major injuries, police said. Shortly after 10 a.m., a 2001 Honda Civic driven by Anderson Moronta, 25, of Somerset collided with a 2002 Honda Civic driven by Yaxanna Rivera, 19, of East Brunswick, while the two cars were on Easton Ave., near […]








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New Brunswick Man Pleads Guilty To Drug-Related Charges In Township

New Brunswick Man Pleads Guilty To Drug-Related Charges In Township

A New Brunswick man has pleaded guilty to drug-related charges stemming from a 2015 arrest in the township. Elvin Guzman-Rodriguez, a.k.a. Joel Matos-Santiago, 38, pleaded guilty to 1st Degree possession of five ounces or more of cocaine with intent to distribute and 2nd Degree eluding, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s […]








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Police: Township Man Carjacked, Then Bank Account Looted

Police: Township Man Carjacked, Then Bank Account Looted

Police are searching for two armed men who they say forced a township man to withdraw money from a bank ATM before stealing his car. Police said the man, a Van Cleef Road resident, told them he’d arrived at his house at around 11 p.m. Jan. 16 when he was approached by two men armed […]








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Fire Forces Two Residents From Hillcrest Avenue Home

Fire Forces Two Residents From Hillcrest Avenue Home

There were no injuries in a late-night fire Jan. 16 in a Hillcrest Avenue home, but it did chase out the home’s two residents. Police said that the fire was reported shortly before 11 p.m. and that when police arrived, they saw heavy smoke coming from the home. Firefighters from “numerous” township departments responded and […]








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Township Police Department ‘Solidifying’ Procedures For Possible Body Cam Program

Township Police Department ‘Solidifying’ Procedures For Possible Body Cam Program

The township Police Department has not yet finished its research into whether it would be feasible to equip officers with body worn cameras. Police Chief Lawrence Roberts has said he is taking a slow approach to the program, mainly to make sure it’s financially feasible, in light of the “back end” costs associated with such […]








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Update: Township Father And Son Wanted In Connection With Dewald Avenue Shooting

Update: Township Father And Son Wanted In Connection With Dewald Avenue Shooting

                          Update:  Somerset County Crime Stoppers has increased to $1,000 the reward for information leading to the arrest of the Lewises. Original Story: A township father and son – one considered armed and dangerous – are wanted by police in connection with the […]








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