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Snow Collapses Two Structures

Collected snow from multiple storms last week was blamed for the collapse of two structures in the township, police said. On Feb. 13, a 100 x 75-foot portion of a roof at 65 Clyde Rd. collapsed due to the weight of collected snow, police said. There was no one in the building at the time, […]

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Middle School Teacher Charged With Possession Of Heroin; Sweep Finds No Drugs In Classroom

Middle School Teacher Charged With Possession Of Heroin; Sweep Finds No Drugs In Classroom

A Franklin Middle School teacher has been arrested on charges of possession  and distribution of heroin, according to court records. The Franklin Reporter & Advocate is not naming the teacher because the arrest has not yet been publicly announced. Details of the arrest are included in Superior Court records reviewed by the FR&A. The teacher […]

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Police: Stolen Car Recovered In New Brunswick, Bumpers, Wrenches Gone

Police: Stolen Car Recovered In New Brunswick, Bumpers, Wrenches Gone

A car stolen from a Parkside Street resident was found later the same day in New Brunswick, police said. The resident told police that he parked his black 2000 Honda Civic in the building’s north parking lot around 6 p.m. on Jan. 27. He said he found the car missing when he returned to the […]

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Police: Stop & Shop Employee Charged With Stealing From Register

An 18-year-old North Brunswick woman remains in custody in the Somerset County Jail, Somerville, on a theft charge. Police said that Nicole  Hopkins was seen on surveillance film Jan. 23 pocketing $350 at a cashier’s station at the Stop & Shop on Route 27. Police said the video showed Hopkins counting some money, then placing […]

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Two Somerset Men Among Three Charged With Home Invasion

Two Somerset men remain incarcerated at the Middlesex County Jail, New Brunswick, on robbery charges stemming from an alleged Jan. 4 home invasion. The two were among three men arrested as they allegedly fled from the scene, police said. Juan K. Dunlap, 31 and Rick R. Barley, 54, were charged with Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit […]

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Manhunt Over, Rappers’ Accused Murderers Arrested

Manhunt Over, Rappers’ Accused Murderers Arrested

The two brothers accused of murdering a 28-year-old New Brunswick resident have been arrested, police said. Police said that Zaire Cromedy, 21, of Langley Place, New Brunswick surrendered to detectives at the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office in Somerville at about 5 p.m. His brother, Antwan Cromedy, 28, of Vosseller Avenue, Bound Brook, was arrested at […]

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UPDATE: New Brunswick Man Killed In Somerset Street Shooting Was Up-And-Coming Rapper

UPDATE: New Brunswick Man Killed In Somerset Street Shooting Was Up-And-Coming Rapper

The 28-year-old New Brunswick man killed Dec. 29 at a Somerset Street barber shop was an up-and-coming rapper known as E-9. Eric Andrews Jr. – who also went by the name E’An – was shot shortly before 6 p.m., police said. Police discovered his body outside the Nu Trendz Hair Studio, 563 Somerset St., after […]

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New Brunswick Man Killed in Head-On Collision on Franklin Boulevard

A 49-year-old New Brunswick man was killed Dec. 28 in a head-on car accident that shut down Franklin Boulevard for four hours. Police said Mark Byrd was unresponsive when they arrived at the scene of the accident shortly after 5 p.m. Byrd’s car, a 1997 Mitsubishi Galant, had collided with a 2006 Toyota Sienna driven […]

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Police: Somerset Man Killed By Car When Crossing Route 27

[wpgmappity id=”9″]   A 63-year-old Somerset man was killed Dec. 23 when he was struck by a car while crossing Route 27, police said. Tajudeen Basha was crossing the street, near Holland Drive, at about 8:30 p.m. when he was struck by a car driven by Jean Ambrose, 81, also of Somerset, police said. Police […]

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Somerset Woman Busted With $72,000 Worth of Marijuana

Somerset Woman Busted With $72,000 Worth of Marijuana

A 25-year-old Somerset woman was arrested Dec. 12 after police said she accepted delivery of a package containing more than $72,000 worth of marijuana. Police said Latoya Drew of Hamilton Street accepted the package, delivered by a United States Postal Service Inspector, at about 11:30 a.m. Authorities had established surveillance on Drew’s home after receiving […]

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