23 Aug 2014
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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Three Students Arrested While Protesting In Somerset County

Three Students Arrested While Protesting In Somerset County

Three Students traveled to the Footprint Power Headquarters in Bridgewater to protest a proposed natural gas plant in their state.
'Highly Intoxicated' Teen Rescued From Somerset County Roof Top

'Highly Intoxicated' Teen Rescued From Somerset County Roof Top

A “highly intoxicated” 19-year-old Plainfield resident was escorted off of a residential roof top by the North Plainfield Fire Department.
Somerset County Man Charged With Sex Crime

Somerset County Man Charged With Sex Crime

A 33-year-old Somerset County man has been charged for a sex crime involving a minor committed in 2000.
ADVISORY: Traffic Along Route 78 Due To Car Fire, Reports Say

ADVISORY: Traffic Along Route 78 Due To Car Fire, Reports Say

There is reportedly a 5 minute delay on Route 78 as of 7:31 a.m. at exit 33 for Route 525/Liberty Corner Road/Martinsville Road.
Basking Ridge Woman Dies In Single-Car Accident

Basking Ridge Woman Dies In Single-Car Accident

A 51-year-old Basking Ridge woman died in a single-car accident in Watchung at around 1:30 a.m. on Friday.
Bernards Police Seek Information In Recent Burglary

Bernards Police Seek Information In Recent Burglary

The detective bureau is asking for assistance from residents in the Whitenack Road area.
'Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over' In Somerset County

'Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over' In Somerset County

Law enforcement officers in Somerset County will be focusing on drunk drivers as part of the 2014 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over"
Two Middlesex County Men Indicted For Somerset County Bid-Stealing Scheme

Two Middlesex County Men Indicted For Somerset County Bid-Stealing Scheme

Two Middlesex County men have been indicted by a Somerset County Court for an alleged bid-stealing scheme carried out in 2012.
Stolen Middlesex County Municipal Vehicle Found In Somerset County

Stolen Middlesex County Municipal Vehicle Found In Somerset County

A middlesex man was arrested after he was found stopped at a Somerset County Dunkin' Donuts with the municipal car he allegedly stole.
Bernards: Police Pursuit May Have Been Cause Of Crash On Route 287

Bernards: Police Pursuit May Have Been Cause Of Crash On Route 287

Two suspects from the same vehicle were taken away from the scene of a crash in the Bernards section of Route 287 in handcuffs on Monday.
Woman Crashes Into Front Porch Of A Somerset County Home

Woman Crashes Into Front Porch Of A Somerset County Home

A 61-year-old Somerset County woman crashed into the front porch of a Franklin Township home for "unknown reasons" on Sunday morning.
UPDATE: Lanes Open Up After I-287 Was Closed In Both Directions Due To Accident In Bernards

UPDATE: Lanes Open Up After I-287 Was Closed In Both Directions Due To Accident In Bernards

UPDATE: South bound shoulder and right lane as well as all north bound lanes are open now open on I-287 after a serious accident in Bernards
Bernards Man Dies After Route 287 Accident

Bernards Man Dies After Route 287 Accident

Steven Walker, 52, of Bernards Township died in an accident along Route 287 after his car struck a tree on Saturday.
Somerset County Man Survives Jump Off Goethals Bridge

Somerset County Man Survives Jump Off Goethals Bridge

A 30-year-old Bedminster man jumped about 135 feet off the Goethals Bridge in an attempted suicide and survived.
21-Year-Old Somerset County Resident Caught With $5,000 Worth Of Marijuana

21-Year-Old Somerset County Resident Caught With $5,000 Worth Of Marijuana

Tobias G. Vestal, 21, of Somerset County was arrested for possession of marijuana - street value estimated at about $5,000.
Bernards: Public Invited For Comments As Part Of Police Department Assessment

Bernards: Public Invited For Comments As Part Of Police Department Assessment

A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) is conducting a pubic call in session on August 4.
Somerset County Man Used Cologne To Set Ex-Girlfriends Home On Fire

Somerset County Man Used Cologne To Set Ex-Girlfriends Home On Fire

A Somerset County man has been indicted for setting his ex-girlfriends home on fire with cologne while her 14-year-old sister was inside.
Basking Ridge: Do You Have An Alarm System In Your Home?

Basking Ridge: Do You Have An Alarm System In Your Home?

The Bernards Township Police Department is asking all residents and businesses with burglary and fire alarm systems to register them.
Somerset County Woman Arrested In Narcotics Sting

Somerset County Woman Arrested In Narcotics Sting

A 29-year-old Somerset County woman was arrested on Tuesday for possessing a large quantity synthetic cannabinoid and cocaine.
Basking Ridge Man Still In Critical Condition After 'Apparent Suicide Attempt'

Basking Ridge Man Still In Critical Condition After 'Apparent Suicide Attempt'

A 21-year-old Basking Ridge man is still in critical condition after falling off a parking decking in a "apparent suicide attempt."