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Surveillance Video Leads to Arrest of Alleged Jewelry Thief

A Somerset man faces theft and criminal mischief charges for allegedly stealing jewelry worth more than $6,000 at a Cedar Brook Drive home. Archie Ashley, 26, was arrested after he was seen on surveillance tapes removing items from the home, according to an affidavit filed in Superior Court, Somerville by Franklin Det. Kenneth Daly. Daly […]

Thefts, Drugs Lead to Indictments

A Somerset County Grand Jury returned indictments against several township residents on Sept. 19. Oliver Fields, 43, of Somerset was indicted on charge of endangering the welfare of a child. Authorities allege that between April 10, 2013 and July 5, 2013, Fields possessed “film and/or a computer program” depicting a child in prohibited sexual acts. […]

Car Burglar Nets More Than $300 in Goods, Cash

More than $300 in cash and items was stolen from a car owned by Sheliza Bacchus of John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Somerset. Bacchus told police that she discovered the burglary at about 8:44 a.m. Sept. 19. Police said Bacchus told them she did not lock the car. Stolen was an iPod Touch valued at $150, […]

Somerset Man Indicted for August Burglary

A Somerset County Grand Jury on Sept. 18 indicted Jarret Jackson, 18, of Lewis Street, on burglary and theft charges Jackson is charged with being the lookout for another unnamed man who broke into a Lewis Street home on Aug. 18 and robbed the occupant of a gold chain valued at $300. In an affidavit […]

Car Burglary Nets $250 in Cash

In the fifth reported car burglary in the township in the last week, a Rachel Court man told police that someone entered his car and stole $250 from his wallet. Lawrence C. Labirt told police Sept. 17 that the burglary occurred sometime between late Sept. 15 and early Sept. 16. He said he did not […]

Purses, Wallet Worth $560 Stolen From Car, Window Broken to Gain Entry

Two purses and a wallet valued at a total of $560 were stolen sometime between Sept. 15 and 16 from a car owned by Kristen Martinez of Amberly Court, police said. Martinez told police that someone broke the front passenger’s side window on her car and stole a Coach purse valued at $300, a Long […]

Flowers Stolen From Cedarhill Cemetery

Four Mum shrubs were stolen sometime late the night of Sept. 16 or early the next morning from the Cedarhill Cemetery on Wortman Street, police said. A cemetery employee reported the theft shortly before noon on Sept. 17, police said. The employee told police that the shrubs, valued at about $20, were located near the […]

Car Burglaries Net More Than $5,000 in Cash and Items

A watch valued at $5,000 was one of the items stolen in three car burglaries that occurred sometime late in the night of Sept. 12 or early the next morning, police said. In the first case reported, at about 9:18 a.m. on Sept. 13, Prashant Kumar of Green Hill Manor Drive told police that someone […]

Franklin-Somerset First Aider Cited for Improper U-Turn, Misuse of Lights

An accident investigation Sept. 13 resulted in summonses for a member of the Franklin-Somerset First Aid Squad for allegedly making an improper U-turn on Easton Avenue and misuse of the emergency lights on the ambulance he was driving. The first aider, Evan M. Shegoski, 23, of Somerset, told police that he thought he had an […]

Township Police Department Recognized As Among ‘Elite’ Departments

Township Police Department Recognized As Among ‘Elite’ Departments

The township police department formally received its certificate of accreditation from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police at the Sept. 10 Township Council meeting. The designation is awarded after a lengthy review of a department’s policies and procedures and interviews with community members. Harry Delgado, the association’s accreditation manager, said that only […]