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Texas Man Takes Dip in Hotel Pond – In His Car

Texas Man Takes Dip in Hotel Pond – In His Car

A Texas man on Nov. 24 took an early morning dip in the pond in front of the DoubleTree Hotel on Atrium Drive. The problem was that he was in his car when he did it. Police said that Wayne Schertz, 54, of Carlton, Texas, was driving his rented Cadillac down Atrium Drive around 2 […]

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Police Log: Nov. 23 – 25, 2013

Nov. 23, 2013 Jie Cui of Princeton told police that she was driving down Route 518 when suddenly a piece of debris flew at her windshield. She said she swerved to the right to avoid it, but hit a mailbox at 18 Rt. 518.  Police said they could find no debris in the road. § […]

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Operation ‘Somer Gold:’ Franklin Jeweler Indicted, Stolen Items Recovered

The owner of a Franklin “cash for gold” store was indicted on several charges related to last summer’s Operation “Somer Gold” sting by local, county and state law enforcement. David H. Rubin, 55, of Highland Park, owner of Wireless Source/Cash For Gold on Hamilton Street, was indicted on charges of 3rd Degree fencing, 3rd Degree […]

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Somerset Man Indicted for Attempting to Kill Township Police Officers

Somerset Man Indicted for Attempting to Kill Township Police Officers

A 26-year-old Somerset man who police said tried to kill a township police officer during a struggle last summer has been indicted on several charges, including attempted murder. An indictment charging Archie L. Ashley with five counts of 1st Degree attempted murder, 1st Degree disarming a police officer, 2nd Degree possession of a weapon for […]

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Police Log: Nov. 20, 2013

Kimberly Briganti of Raritan Borough told police she was driving down Easton Avenue when the car ahead of hers, driven by Emma Holbrook of North Plainfield, stopped suddenly. Briganti said she could not avoid hitting the rear of Holbrook’s car. The impact sent Holbrook’s car into one ahead of hers, driven by Ruth Betzer of […]

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Police Log: Nov. 18 – 19, 2013

Nov. 18 Donna Zsoldos of North Brunswick was driving down Route 27, near Route 518, when a deer suddenly ran out in front of her car. Zsoldos told police she could not avoid hitting the animal. § Katherine Gangi of Manalapan was cited for careless driving after the car she was driving rear-ended one driven […]

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Venus Jewelers Pleads Guilty to 10 Violations of State Cash-for-Gold Consumer Protection Law

Venus Jewelers Pleads Guilty to 10 Violations of State Cash-for-Gold Consumer Protection Law

A Somerset jewelry store pleaded guilty to 10 violations of state cash-for-gold consumer protection laws and must pay more than $5,000 in fines and court costs. Venus Jewelers, Rutgers Plaza, was one of five Somerset County jewelry stores caught earlier this year in a joint sting operation run by the state Attorney General’s Office, the […]

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Police Log: Nov. 15 – 16, 2013

Nov. 15 Maureen Ogallo of North Brunswick told police that as she was driving down Hamilton Street, intense sun glare prevented her from seeing that the car ahead of hers, driven by Michaelle LaPointe, also of North Brunswick, was slowing. Ogallo’s car rear-ended LaPointe’s. § Ralph Monge of Lakewood was cited for careless driving, failure […]

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Distracted Drivers Target of Somerset County Law Enforcement

Distracted Drivers Target of Somerset County Law Enforcement

Law enforcement agencies throughout the county are stepping their enforcement of laws banning using cell phones while driving. Traffic patrols will be deployed on a random basis to find drivers talking and texting while driving, according to a press release from Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano, North Plainfield Chief of Police and President of the Somerset […]

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Lint Build-Up Blamed for House Clothes Dryer Fire

A Boulder Lane home was damaged the afternoon of Nov. 13 when a clothes dryer caught fire, police said. Police responded to the home at about 4:45 p.m. and were told there was a fire in the house’s utility room. Police officer Leonard Bird said he and Dan Krushinski, chief of the East Franklin Fire […]

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