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Two Somerset Men Busted On Drug Charges

Two Somerset Men Busted On Drug Charges

Two Hillcrest Avenue residents face multiple drug-related charges after a September 14 search of their home revealed cocaine valued at $50,000. The arrests stem from a joint investigation carried out by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force and the United State Postal Inspection Service that started on September 11, according […]

Lionel Macauley Remembered At Weekend Vigil

Lionel Macauley Remembered At Weekend Vigil

By Emma Richter.     A celebration of life for Lionel Macauley, one of the victims of the September 13 shooting in New Brunswick, was held Sept. 19 in Castleton Park. The event started drawing a crowd to the park at around 5 p.m., and by the end of the vigil, both basketball courts were filled […]

Updated: New Brunswick Birthday Party Shooting Leaves Two Township Residents Dead

Updated: New Brunswick Birthday Party Shooting Leaves Two Township Residents Dead

Update 2: A 19-year-old Somerset man was arrested February 5 and charged with the two murders. The man was charged with two counts of 1st Degree murder, one count of 1st Degree Conspiracy to Commit Murder, seven counts of 1st Degree Attempted Murder, one count of 2nd Degree Conspiracy to Possess a Firearm for an […]

Somerset Man Among Pair Charged With July Murder

Somerset Man Among Pair Charged With July Murder

A 28-year-old Somerset man was among two who were charged in August with the July murder of a township man. The man was arrested on August 25, after a two-month investigation into the shooting death of 27-year-old Raphael Edwards of Village Drive, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Police also […]

New Brunswick Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Two Youths In Township

New Brunswick Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Two Youths In Township

A 40-year-old New Brunswick man was arrested August 13 on charges that he sexually assaulted two juveniles during a party in the township. The man was allegedly attending a party on August 8 when he “inappropriately touched” the two juveniles while they were on a swing set in a township home’s back yard, according to […]

Highland Park Man Arrested In Township On Drug Charges

Highland Park Man Arrested In Township On Drug Charges

A 31-year-old Highland Park man was arrested in the township’s Somerset section on drug-related charges. The man was arrested after a brief chase on August 5, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Little information was provided in the release. The arrest was the result of a three-month investigation, during which […]

Fourth Suspect In December Shootings Arrested

Fourth Suspect In December Shootings Arrested

A 20-year-old South Dover Avenue man has been charged in connection with two shootings in the township on December 30 and 31, 2019. The man is the fourth suspect charged in the shootings, which left a King Road man wounded. Early in the morning of December 30, 27 shots were fired at a Barker Road […]

Updated: Township Man Shot To Death, Police Ask Public’s Help

Updated: Township Man Shot To Death, Police Ask Public’s Help

Update 2: Police have released two surveillance videos showing two people of interest and an automobile of interest. One person of interest appears to have a distinct walk, and the vehicle appears to be a dark- or gray-colored sedan. The car turned left on Route 27 and headed north, police say. Police are seeking any […]

Township Public Safety Director Gets National Post With NOBLE

Township Public Safety Director Gets National Post With NOBLE

The township’s new Public Safety Director is one of the newest members of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives’ executive board. Quovella Spruill will serve a one-year term as the organization’s national financial secretary, according to a press release from the Franklin Township Police Department. According to the release, the group, NOBLE, was […]

County Prosecutors Host Virtual Use Of Force Town Hall

County Prosecutors Host Virtual Use Of Force Town Hall

County Prosecutor Offices from Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren counties will hold a joint Use of Force virtual Town Hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. July 28. The virtual town hall will include an information session to learn about the current Use-of-Force policy, followed by multiple opportunities to provide feedback, according to a press release from the […]