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Seizure Leads to Arrest of Manville Man Wanted by Police in Two States

An effort by police to look up an injured man’s address so his bicycle could be returned to him ended up with the man in handcuffs, police said. Derek Ray, 26, of Manville was charged Sept. 24 with being a fugitive from justice after police discovered that he was wanted in Virginia and Tennessee. It […]

Police Log: Sept. 20-22, 2013

Victor P. Battagliotti of Kendall Park told police Sept. 20 that he was driving south on Route 27, near Andover Road, when the sun blinded him and his car crashed into the rear of one driven by Manoj Kumar of North Brunswick. Kumar’s car was stopped in traffic at the time. § Police said Thomas […]

Somerset Man Arrested on Outstanding Warrant After Car Accident

A Somerset man had a double dose of bad luck on Sept. 20 when he was involved in a car accident and was later arrested on an outstanding warrant from Piscataway. Police said Blair A. Wilson, 40, was driving down Girard Avenue when his car struck one driven by Eloise Jacobs, also of Somerset. Jacobs […]

Somerset Man Arrested for Shoplifting Nearly $300 From K-Mart

A Somerset man wanted in two other towns was arrested Sept. 20 after police said he was seen trying to leave K-Mart on Easton Avenue with nearly $300 in merchandise. John Highland, 46, was allegedly seen by a store security guard putting $196 worth of Red Bull energy drinks and $98 in miscellaneous clothing items […]

Surveillance Video Leads to Arrest of Alleged Jewelry Thief

A Somerset man faces theft and criminal mischief charges for allegedly stealing jewelry worth more than $6,000 at a Cedar Brook Drive home. Archie Ashley, 26, was arrested after he was seen on surveillance tapes removing items from the home, according to an affidavit filed in Superior Court, Somerville by Franklin Det. Kenneth Daly. Daly […]

Thefts, Drugs Lead to Indictments

A Somerset County Grand Jury returned indictments against several township residents on Sept. 19. Oliver Fields, 43, of Somerset was indicted on charge of endangering the welfare of a child. Authorities allege that between April 10, 2013 and July 5, 2013, Fields possessed “film and/or a computer program” depicting a child in prohibited sexual acts. […]

Car Burglar Nets More Than $300 in Goods, Cash

More than $300 in cash and items was stolen from a car owned by Sheliza Bacchus of John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Somerset. Bacchus told police that she discovered the burglary at about 8:44 a.m. Sept. 19. Police said Bacchus told them she did not lock the car. Stolen was an iPod Touch valued at $150, […]

Police Log: Sept. 18-19, 2013

Elizabeth A. Kuhn of Somerset was cited Sept. 18 for careless driving after she was involved in an accident on Hamilton Street. Kuhn told police that she was adjusting her car’s radio while she was driving and did not see that a car ahead of hers, driven by Amit Kalra of Hillsborough, had stopped at […]

Somerset Man Indicted for August Burglary

A Somerset County Grand Jury on Sept. 18 indicted Jarret Jackson, 18, of Lewis Street, on burglary and theft charges Jackson is charged with being the lookout for another unnamed man who broke into a Lewis Street home on Aug. 18 and robbed the occupant of a gold chain valued at $300. In an affidavit […]

Car Burglary Nets $250 in Cash

In the fifth reported car burglary in the township in the last week, a Rachel Court man told police that someone entered his car and stole $250 from his wallet. Lawrence C. Labirt told police Sept. 17 that the burglary occurred sometime between late Sept. 15 and early Sept. 16. He said he did not […]