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One Person Injured, Two Families Displaced in Early Morning House Fire

One person was injured Oct. 27 in an early morning fire that displaced two families. Police said the fire at the Matilda Avenue two-family home was reported at about 3:25 a.m. When police arrived, they saw heavy smoke coming from the house and determined that all the residents and pets were out of the building. […]

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Police: Power Tools Stolen From Business

More than $800 worth of power tools were stolen from a Cedar Grove Lane landscaping company sometime over the past week, police said. Cedar Hill Landscaping’s John Jahno told police that a weed whacker and two attachments – a pole saw and a hedge trimmer – were stolen from the business. Jahno told police he […]

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Police: Cell Phone Stolen En Route to Purchaser

A cell phone worth $250 was stolen from a Hempstead Drive man while it was en route to his home last week, police said. Muhammed Anifowoshe told police that he’d bought an HTC Droid phone online, which was supposed to be delivered to his home by the U.S. Postal Service. Anifowoshe said that he used […]

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Police: Princeton Man Commits Suicide Near Griggstown Causeway

A 48-year-old Princeton resident killed himself Oct. 7 near the Griggstown Causeway, police said. The man shot himself in the chest, police said. Township police received a 9-1-1 call at about 3:59 p.m. reporting a “disturbed, possibly suicidal male” in the area, police said. When township police arrived at the scene, they found Montgomery police […]

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Police: Attempted Break-In of Poe Avenue Home May Be Caught on Video

A Poe Avenue resident may have videotaped a man who allegedly tried to break into her neighbor’s house, police said. The potential victim was on vacation on Oct. 1 when the incident occurred, police said. Jay Fillmore told police on Oct. 5 that he returned home from vacation to find that someone tried to break […]

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‘Cash for Gold’ Sting Results in Civil, Criminal Charges

‘Cash for Gold’ Sting Results in Civil, Criminal Charges

A Somerset jewelry store faces more than $219,000 in civil fines and another township store owner faces criminal charges following a joint law enforcement sting operation on Somerset County jewelry stores. Venus Jewelers, Rutgers Plaza, was hit with 439 municipal court violations for allegedly failing to abide by the state’s cash-for-gold consumer protection laws, according […]

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Car Burglar Scores $3,000 in Cash, May Have Been Filmed

Police said a Whittier Avenue man may have captured on tape a burglary of his car which netted the thief $3,000 in cash. Police said that an outdoor surveillance camera system recently installed by Ramiro Gonzalez captured the image of a man approaching his 2009 Lexus while it was parked at his house. The video […]

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Somerset Man Killed in North Brunswick Accident, Charges Filed

A New Brunswick man faces three charges – including vehicular homicide – following his alleged involvement in a Sept. 28 accident that killed a 22-year-old Somerset man. Police said Shareef Holder, 27, was also charged with aggravated manslaughter and eluding police. Holder was allegedly fleeing police in his car on Jersey Avenue when he crashed […]

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Police: Construction Truck Taken on Joy Ride at Job Site

Someone took a construction vehicle for a joy ride last weekend at a construction site at School House and Randolph roads, police said. Police said employees of Renda Roads told them that a 1978 Caterpillar grader had been driven around the job site sometime between the early evening of Sept. 21 and early morning of […]

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Seizure Leads to Arrest of Manville Man Wanted by Police in Two States

An effort by police to look up an injured man’s address so his bicycle could be returned to him ended up with the man in handcuffs, police said. Derek Ray, 26, of Manville was charged Sept. 24 with being a fugitive from justice after police discovered that he was wanted in Virginia and Tennessee. It […]

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