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Updated: Society Hill Condominium Fire Claims One Life, Forces Dozens Out Of Homes

Updated: Society Hill Condominium Fire Claims One Life, Forces Dozens Out Of Homes

Update: A 73-year-old woman was killed Aug 13 when fire ripped through her Society Hill condominium, authorities said. Maria Cisyk of Gregory Lane was found by firefighters after they were able to enter her first-floor condominium, according to a press release from the Franklin Township Police. Preliminary results from an autopsy showed that she died […]

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Township Man Charged In Shooting Death Of 18-Year-Old Woman

Township Man Charged In Shooting Death Of 18-Year-Old Woman

An 18-year-old Somerset man faces murder and other charges after police said he shot an 18-year-old woman in the neck in front of her Battle Place home on Aug. 9. Tamar Reaves, aka “T-Mac,” of Park Street, was charged with 1st Degree Murder, 2nd Degree Possession of a Handgun Without a Permit, and 2nd Degree […]

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Home Burglary Nets More Than $24,000 In Jewelry, Clothing

Home Burglary Nets More Than $24,000 In Jewelry, Clothing

More than $24,000 worth of jewelry and other items were stolen from a Kingsberry Drive home on Aug. 8, police said. No information was provided on how the thefts occurred. The thefts were reported at 1:35 p.m. The items reported stolen included: A white gold wedding band and ring, valued at $11,000 Assorted jewelry valued […]

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Updated: Man In Serious Condition After Being Struck By Car On Easton Avenue

Updated: Man In Serious Condition After Being Struck By Car On Easton Avenue

Update: Police have identified the injured man as Patrick McDonald, 71, of New Brunswick. McDonald suffered a non-life-threatening head injury, and is in stable condition at a local hospital, police said. The car’s driver, Unab Javed, was cited for careless driving, police said. Original Story: A 71-year-old New Brunswick man was in serious condition July […]

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Four-Vehicle Crash Injures Three, Shuts Down Parts Of Easton Avenue

Four-Vehicle Crash Injures Three, Shuts Down Parts Of Easton Avenue

A four-vehicle accident on Easton Avenue during rush hour July 18 resulted in three injuries and a partial closure of the road, police said. Police said a 1998 Freightliner dump truck driven south on Easton by Antonio Gomes, 58, of Linden rear-ended a 2007 Acura RDX driven by Francisco Camacho, 59, of Somerset. The accident’s […]

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Two Township Residents Charged In Seven-Month Narcotics Investigation

Two Township Residents Charged In Seven-Month Narcotics Investigation

Two township residents were among 18 people arrested following a 7-month investigation that netted nearly $80,000 worth of drugs and a handgun. Michael Faligiano, 40, and Jennifer Gallo, 29, both of Somerset, were among 14 people charged with 3rd Degree Conspiracy and 3rd Degree Attempt to Possess a Controlled Dangerous Substance, according to a July […]

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Two Somerset Residents, Six Others, Indicted In Connection With $500,000 Car Theft Scheme

Two Somerset Residents, Six Others, Indicted In Connection With $500,000 Car Theft Scheme

Two township residents were among eight people indicted on a variety of conspiracy and money laundering charges related to the alleged theft of cars and car loans worth more than $500,000. James Lamont Tutt, 43, and Shanel Terry, 35, were among those indicted by a state grand jury June 26. Also indicted were David L. […]

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Somerset Man, Two Others, Arrested With Eight Kilograms Of Cocaine

Somerset Man, Two Others, Arrested With Eight Kilograms Of Cocaine

A 30-year-old Somerset man was among three people arrested on charges that they conspired to distribute multi-kilograms of cocaine in and around New Brunswick. Yunior Martinez-Jimenez of Somerset, Palemon Silvestre Sierra, 41 and Indhira de los Santos Padilla, 33, both of New Brunswick, appeared in federal court in Newark on June 28 to face the […]

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Two FTPD Officers Defuse Situation With Distraught Girl Holding Knife

Two FTPD Officers Defuse Situation With Distraught Girl Holding Knife

Two township police officers are credited with defusing a tense situation with a distraught 11-year-old girl who had locked herself in her bedroom with a knife. At about 8:30 p.m. June 20, police received a 9-1-1 call about a person having a psychological crisis, according to a press release from the township Police Department. When […]

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Overturned Truck Releases Small Chemical Spill On Bunker Hill Road

Overturned Truck Releases Small Chemical Spill On Bunker Hill Road

Part of Bunker Hill Road was closed for four hours June 15 after several gallons of lawn pesticides were spilled during a single-auto accident. According to police, FTPD received a 9-1-1 call at about 1:51 p.m., reporting that a utility truck had overturned on the road. Responding officers found a 2005 Isuzu JW4 on its […]

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