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Police: Drug Bust Results in Seizure of $17,000 Pot Stash

Two Minetta Drive women were arrested Oct. 25 on drug related charges after police found more than $17,000 worth of marijuana in the basement of their home. Taken into custody, police said, were Donna Walters, 44, and Sheena Brown,  23. Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime Task Force detectives and township police executed a search […]

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Two Somerset Men Nabbed in $80,000 Pennsylvania Holdup

A Somerset man remains in the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center, North Brunswick, on a money laundering charge in connection with a Pennsylvania robbery. Adrian Herrera, 24, was arrested at about 11 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Bridgewater-Somerset Hotel, Davidson Avenue, by State Police detectives. Herrera is allegedly one of a gang of four men […]

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Somerset Man Among Those Arrested in Child Pornography Operation

Somerset Man Among Those Arrested in Child Pornography Operation

A 30-year-old Somerset man was among 14 arrested over the last month as part of a joint state and federal child pornography operation. Huahao “Howard” Chang was arrested Sept. 30 as part of the operation by the state Attorney General’s Office and the federal ICE Homeland Security Investigations. Chang was charged with 3rd-Degree possession of […]

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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 Log: Oct. 18 – Oct. 20, 2013

Brent Scott of Land O Lakes, Fl. was cited Oct. 18 for careless driving, using a cell phone while driving and failure to stop at a stop sign after he was involved in a collision Atrium Drive and Davidson Avenue. Scott said he was driving on Atrium while checking his phone. He told police his […]

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Police Log: Oct. 16, 2013

Karthikey Palamalai of Dayton was cited Oct. 16 for careless driving after the car he was driving rear-ended one driven by Karen Pecorella of Somerset on Elizabeth Avenue. Palamalai told police his foot slipped off the brake pedal. § Sadie Porowski of North Plainfield was cited for careless driving Oct. 16 after the car she […]

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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 Log: Oct. 15, 2013

William Anderson of Bound Brook was cited Oct. 15 for careless driving after he backed his car into a parked car, owned by Ruth Walkoviak of Manville, at Mandell’s Plaza on Cedar Grove Lane. § Jacquelin Stone of Kingston was cited for careless driving Oct. 15 after her car struck a car driven by Dawn […]

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Police Log: Oct. 14, 2013

Cars driven by Gregory Oman of Hillsborough and Clara Santana of Somerset collided Oct. 14 on Hamilton Street, near Franklin Boulevard. Oman told police that Santana signaled she was turning left, so he tried to pass her on the right when her car made a right turn into his. Santana initially told police that she […]

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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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