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Township Club Basketball Coach Charged With Child Endangerment

Township Club Basketball Coach Charged With Child Endangerment

A 40-year-old township resident who served as a club basketball coach was charged March 25 with endangering the welfare of a minor. The charge against the man, who police said was formerly a coach with the Central Jersey Havoc Basketball Club but left to form his own team, is a Second Degree crime, according to […]

New Brunswick Man Charged With Murder Of Somerset Resident

New Brunswick Man Charged With Murder Of Somerset Resident

A 43-year-old New Brunswick man has been charged with the murder of a 60-year-old township man in a North Brunswick motel. North Brunswick police responding to an emergency call for an unresponsive man at noon on March 20 at the Farrington Inn found the Somerset man, who showed signs of physical injury, according to a […]

Texas Man Faces Charges After Attempted ATM Theft

Texas Man Faces Charges After Attempted ATM Theft

A 20-year-old Texas man was hit with multiple charges March 15 after he allegedly tried to break into an automated teller machine with a truck at an Elizabeth Avenue bank. Police said they received a 9-1-1 call about the attempted theft at about 3:11 a.m. The responding officer tried to top the truck, and the […]

Man With Somerset Ties Charged In Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol Riot

Man With Somerset Ties Charged In Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol Riot

A 32-year-old man with township ties was one of two men charged March 14 in connection with the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Julian Elie Khater of State College, Pa., was arrested as he stepped off a plane at Newark International Airport, according to the FBI. Khater and a West Virginia man, George […]

New Brunswick Man Killed In Auto Accident

New Brunswick Man Killed In Auto Accident

A 28-year-old New Brunswick man was killed late in the evening on March 12 after a car collision at Route 27 and Franklin Boulevard, police said. Police said that at approximately 11 p.m., Rafelo Peralta was traveling south on Franklin Boulevard when his Toyota Scion collided with a Ford F-150 pickup, driven by Jose Velez-Fernandez, […]

California Man Arrested For Sexual Assault On Minor

California Man Arrested For Sexual Assault On Minor

A 22-year-old California man is awaiting extradition to Somerset County after having been arrested for sexual assault on a minor. The alleged victim, a 14-year-old Somerset County girl, told detectives that she had sexual intercourse with the man on two occasions when he visited her in December 2020, according to a press release from the […]

Toddler Killed After Being Struck By Truck

Toddler Killed After Being Struck By Truck

A 2-year-old boy was killed February 20 after he was struck by a pickup truck on his property, police said. Police said a 60-year-old man was backing the pickup to leave the residence at about 8:46 a.m. when the boy was struck. Responding police initiated life-saving measures until they were relieved by EMS personnel, police […]

Township Man Faces Drug, Weapon Charges

Township Man Faces Drug, Weapon Charges

Trying to avoid a law enforcement vehicle check resulted ina township man being arrested on weapons and drug charges on February 9, police said. The 29-year-old man allegedly turned out his vehicle’s lights several times and ultimately abandoned his car in an attempt to avoid members of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and […]

New Brunswick Man Charged With Murder Of Somerset Resident

New Brunswick Man Charged With Murder Of Somerset Resident

A 34-year-old New Brunswick man was charged on January 17 with the murder of Thomas Segun, 62, of Somerset, police said. Police responding to a Hamilton Street multi-use building found Segun in a common stairwell of the building, suffering from stab wounds to his upper body, according to a press release from the Middlesex County […]

Updated: Township Doctor Charged In Sexual Assault Case

Update 2: Police filed a third charge, 2nd Degree Sexual Assault, after a woman told police that she was assaulted by the doctor during a June 2020 medical appointment. Update: Police filed an additional charge against the doctor, 4th Degree Sexual Contact, after a woman told them that she was sexually assaulted by the doctor […]

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