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Police Seek Help In Identifying Alleged Township Bank Robber

Police Seek Help In Identifying Alleged Township Bank Robber

Authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of robbing an Elizabeth Avenue bank on Nov. 1. Township police responded to an alarm activation at the Chase Bank at about 6 p.m., according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Bank employees told police that a man handed a […]

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Township Senior Citizen In Critical Condition After Being Struck By Car

Township Senior Citizen In Critical Condition After Being Struck By Car

A 74-year-old township woman is in critical condition at a local hospital after being struck by a car while crossing John F. Kennedy Boulevard on Oct. 31. Police said Hendrika Houben of Somerset was struck by a 2012 Nissan Maxima driven by by Nada Gilbert, 28, also of Somerset, as Gilbert was making a left […]

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Somerville Gunshot Victim Calls Franklin Police For Aid, One Man Charged

Somerville Gunshot Victim Calls Franklin Police For Aid, One Man Charged

A Somerville man faces attempted murder and other charges in an incident that started in Somerville and spread into Franklin Township. Azikwa D. Rustin, 30, faces multiple charges in the incident in which a 26-year-old Easton, Pa. man was reportedly shot while sitting in his car near Third and Center streets in Somerville, according to […]

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Updated: Township Man – Former ICE Officer – Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison

Updated: Township Man – Former ICE Officer – Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison

Update: Echevarria, 40, was sentenced Oct. 24 to 84 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Esther Salas, sitting in Newark. Judge Salas also sentenced Echevarria to three years of supervised released and ordered him to pay forfeiture of $75,000, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Original Story: A township man […]

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Update: Hit-And-Run Driver Smashes Hole In Community Center Wall, Headlight Recovered

Update: Hit-And-Run Driver Smashes Hole In Community Center Wall, Headlight Recovered

Update: What a police spokesman called “good, old-fashioned police work” resulted in the discovery that a township man drove the car that  smashed into the side of the community center. Police said that Joseph Driggers, Jr. 40, of Somerset was identified as the driver of the 2001 Chevy Impala that hit the building before fleeing […]

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Update: Point Pleasant Man Dies In Construction Accident At Claremont Road School

Update: Point Pleasant Man Dies In Construction Accident At Claremont Road School

Update: A GoFundMe account has been established to raise money for the Marotana family. The donation page can be accessed here. Original Story: A 39-year-old Point Pleasant construction worker was killed Oct. 17 after he fell from the roof of the Claremont Road School. Police said that Peter Marotana was working on the roof at […]

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Township Man Sentenced To 23 Years In Prison For Kidnapping, Assault In Highland Park

Township Man Sentenced To 23 Years In Prison For Kidnapping, Assault In Highland Park

A 23-year-old township man was sentenced Oct. 16 to 23 years in state prison for a kidnapping and sexual assault in Highland Park. Under the sentence imposed by state Superior Court Judge Alberto Rivas, Brandon Cox of Somerset will have to serve 85 percent of his term – 9.5 years – before he is eligible […]

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Township Man Arrested On Gun-Related Charges

Township Man Arrested On Gun-Related Charges

A township man remains in custody at the Somerset County Jail, Somerville, following his arrest on gun-related charges. Rashan M. McMillan, 44, of Somerset was arrested Oct. 4 after he was found by police with a loaded revolver holding several spent shell casings stuffed in the waistband of his pants, according to a press release […]

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‘Coffee With A Cop’ Program Deemed A Success

‘Coffee With A Cop’ Program Deemed A Success

Franklin police deployed to several sites in the township on Oct. 4, but not for emergencies. The officers were participating in the national “Coffee With A Cop” program, in which police officers were stationed at various businesses in towns to meet and talk with residents. In Franklin, officers were sent to the Dunkin’ Donuts on […]

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Scotch Plains Man Hits Wrong Button On Scooter, Ends Up In Canal

Scotch Plains Man Hits Wrong Button On Scooter, Ends Up In Canal

A push on the wrong button on a power chair ended up with a 71-year-old man needing a rescue from the Delaware & Raritan Canal Sept. 12. Police said that the Scotch Plains man, who was not identified, was riding a “Jazzy” scooter along the canal tow path with another person walking alongside him, when […]

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