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Police & Fire

June 28, 2022

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police will host a discussion and question and answer period starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, on how they keep the township one of the safest towns in America _ and how residents can help protect themselves. Cheif Michael Shimsky and other officers ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Local fun-filled Food Truck and Music Festival was a success for the Liberty Corner Fire Company this past Saturday, June 25. The proceeds from this event went to the Volunteer Liberty Corner Fire Co. who has been the firefighting organization serving Bernanrds Township since ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Liberty Corner Fire Company is hosting a Food Truck and Music Festival with 18 gourmet food trucks, live music, vendors and activities for children from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Saturday, June 25, on the Liberty Corner Fireman's Field off Church Street in Liberty ...

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WARREN, NJ -- Watchung Hills Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Jewett, on Wednesday, provided an update to the learning community regarding the May 25 lockdown at the school. The update follows a joint release from the Somerset County Prosecutors' office on Tuesday night. SEE HERE Jewett also addressed ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A missing woman has been found safe after someone saw a social media post and alerted the Franklin Township Police department according to a news release.  Shekinah D. Dover, 29 of Franklin was reported missing over the Memorial Day weekend.  “Our law enforcement partners were ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Detectives from the township police department and Somerset County Prosecutors Office are investigating the "unattended" death of a person found in a parked car at the QuickChek store on Route 206 at 8:30 p.m. Monday. The death does not appear to be suspicious, according to ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Shekinah D. Dover, 29, of Franklin was last seen walking on Grove Street towards Main Street in Somerville on May 29 around 2:45 pm, according to a news release.  Authorities say Dover is a "missing endangered" resident and described as being 5’ 8" and approximately 160 pounds.  ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are reporting that missing teen Hailey Dippold has been found and is safe. Police reported that she had been missing as of midnight June 6. At 11:30 a.m. Monday, police reported she had been found safe.

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Although Memorial Day has always been the official kickoff for summer, it's also always been a special day in Basking Ridge to pause and remember those who made "the ultimate sacrifice" in defending the nation. The annual Memorial Day parade returned to Basking Ridge in 2022, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - One Sunday in 1974, Marc Friedman stopped in to see what the volunteer Liberty Corner Fire Co. was all about. Friedman says he was "warmly greeted" and he became a firefighter, a role he says, "You will either love from day one, or decide it's not for you." Forty-eight ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township's annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony honoring those who are veterans or in active service returns to downtown Basking Ridge this year. Step off of the parade is set for 9:30 a.m. at Collyer Lane on Monday, May 30. The parade will make its way to the ...

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WARREN, NJ -- After a phone threat that caused a lockdown Wednesday at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) was deemed not credible by investigators, Warren Township Police said: Thank you to our local, county, state, and federal partners who not only immediately responded and assisted us ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Committee is planning to recognize two longtime township officials for many decades of service at its meeting scheduled for 8 p.m. this Tuesday, A resolution on the agenda for the May 24 meeting thanks Marc Friedman, who has volunteered for the Liberty ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A number of officer promotions and another retirement of a longtime officer have taken place, or pending at the Bernards Township police department. Two officers were recently promoted, and additional sergeant promotions are in the works, said Police Chief Michael Shimsky, He ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Late Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Detective James Yeager is finally having his name engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, in Washington D.C., with a ceremony set for May 19 as part of National Police Week. It has been 22 years since the detective ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Township police released information on Monday that they had wrapped up an investigation into an accident in the Hills last month in which a vehicle driven by a Bedminster woman struck and seriously injured a 71-year-old Basking Ridge resident. The accident report quoted the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Borough police officer Vito Spadea slowed his bicycle and stopped along East Main Street mid-afternoon Monday to greet his wife, two daughters and other supporters as several hundred police officers from New Jersey towns passed through the borough on their way to Washington, DC ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police said this week that the investigation is continuing into an April 13 accident in which a 71-year-old Basking Ridge resident, Yashoward Gupta, had been struck and seriously injured at the intersection of Allen Road and Tartan Drive in The ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Bernards Township has been ranked eighth in the annual Safest Cities in New Jersey list by home security company Safewise. It was also ranked 19th on the list of Top 100 Safest Towns in America for 2022. Sparta took the top spot this year for New Jersey, and was also given ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A composite sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with an April 13 home invasion that led to the suspect groping a woman while she was taking a shower has led to several tips as to the identity of the suspect, according to Frank Roman, deputy chief of the Somerset County ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A woman taking a shower inside her Andria Avenue residence was groped by a naked man who entered the shower and grabbed her from behind before she was able to fight him off, according to Somerset County Acting Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart. The woman called police after the ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The US National Weather Service has issued a flood watch beginning at 6 p.m. tonight, until 6 a.m. tomorrow morning. At this time, rain from a coastal storm is beginning to overspread the region and will continue to push eastward this evening. Strong winds, ...

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LONG HILL, NJ — Stirling Fire Department, Millington Fire Department, Berkeley Heights Fire Department, and Long Hill First Aid Squad all responded to Valley Mall Tuesday morning after a car was seen racing through the parking lot and striking a tree behind Home Goods around 10:30 am, witnesses ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Rise Against Hate, a non-profit organization working to raise awareness about racism and civil rights, has filed a second lawsuit against Bridgewater Township and clerk Linda Doyle in her capacity as official records custodian for the township, alleging a violation of OPRA ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ - With the hiring of a new police officer last week, the township police force is searching for one officer to bring the department back up to 38 officers, even after a few recent retirements and resignations, according to the police chief.   The Bernards Township ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A GoFundMe campaign has been started for a Bridgewater family whose 11-year-old daughter was killed while riding her bike on Fulton Street Saturday evening. The Bastos family, in Bridgewater, is mourning the loss of Victoria, who was hit by a pick-up truck while riding her ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A female juvenile died early Saturday evening after being struck by a pickup truck in the intersection of Fulton Street and 3rd Street, according to a release from Bridgewater Township Police. According to police, officers responded Saturday at 6:08 p.m. to a report of a ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Police Sgt. Margaret “Peggy” Corsentino was honored with an official Retirement Walk Out Ceremony outside the Police Department on Thursday, March 31, 2022. Sgt. Corsentino, Bernards Township's first woman police sergeant, had a busy month. At the March 15 meeting of the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Law enforcement officers in Somerset and Hunterdon counties are working together with the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the national U Drive, U Text, U Pay initiative, according to a release. The program will run from ...

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