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Police: Princeton Man Commits Suicide Near Griggstown Causeway

A 48-year-old Princeton resident killed himself Oct. 7 near the Griggstown Causeway, police said. The man shot himself in the chest, police said. Township police received a 9-1-1 call at about 3:59 p.m. reporting a “disturbed, possibly suicidal male” in the area, police said. When township police arrived at the scene, they found Montgomery police […]

Police Log: Oct. 4 – Oct. 5, 2013

Jerry DeSarno of North Brunswick was cited Oct. 4 for failure to yield to oncoming traffic after his car was involved in an accident on Veronica Avenue with one driven by Myra Marante of Somerset. Marante said she was traveling down Veronica when DeSarno’s car turned in front of hers. § Ibrahim Bangura of Somerset […]

Police: Attempted Break-In of Poe Avenue Home May Be Caught on Video

A Poe Avenue resident may have videotaped a man who allegedly tried to break into her neighbor’s house, police said. The potential victim was on vacation on Oct. 1 when the incident occurred, police said. Jay Fillmore told police on Oct. 5 that he returned home from vacation to find that someone tried to break […]

‘Cash for Gold’ Sting Results in Civil, Criminal Charges

‘Cash for Gold’ Sting Results in Civil, Criminal Charges

A Somerset jewelry store faces more than $219,000 in civil fines and another township store owner faces criminal charges following a joint law enforcement sting operation on Somerset County jewelry stores. Venus Jewelers, Rutgers Plaza, was hit with 439 municipal court violations for allegedly failing to abide by the state’s cash-for-gold consumer protection laws, according […]

Police Log: Sept. 28 – 30, 2013

Milton Macauley of Somerset was cited for careless driving Sept. 28 after he lost control of his car while driving down Westminster Drive, jumped the curb and then hit a tree. Police said Macauley was “traveling at an unsafe speed” when he lost control of it. § A car driven by Zeborah Davenger of Philadelphia […]

Car Burglar Scores $3,000 in Cash, May Have Been Filmed

Police said a Whittier Avenue man may have captured on tape a burglary of his car which netted the thief $3,000 in cash. Police said that an outdoor surveillance camera system recently installed by Ramiro Gonzalez captured the image of a man approaching his 2009 Lexus while it was parked at his house. The video […]

Somerset Man Killed in North Brunswick Accident, Charges Filed

A New Brunswick man faces three charges – including vehicular homicide – following his alleged involvement in a Sept. 28 accident that killed a 22-year-old Somerset man. Police said Shareef Holder, 27, was also charged with aggravated manslaughter and eluding police. Holder was allegedly fleeing police in his car on Jersey Avenue when he crashed […]

Police Log: Sept. 25, 2013

Balbina Pelaee-Rivero of Somerset was driving her car on Millstone Road Sept. 25 when it was hit by a car driven by Theresa DeGuzman, also of Somerset, as it was pulling out of a parking lot. DeGuzman told police the sun got in her eyes, and she did not see the other car. Pelaee-Rivero was […]

Police: Construction Truck Taken on Joy Ride at Job Site

Someone took a construction vehicle for a joy ride last weekend at a construction site at School House and Randolph roads, police said. Police said employees of Renda Roads told them that a 1978 Caterpillar grader had been driven around the job site sometime between the early evening of Sept. 21 and early morning of […]

Police Log: Sept. 23 – 24, 2013

Tyrone Daniels of East Orange told police Sept. 23 that his car was hit the night before while parked on Berry Street. Police said they could find no witnesses. § Hector Rivera of New Brunswick told police on Sept. 23 that he was making a left turn from Franklin Boulevard to Baier Avenue, talking on […]