MAN TRIES TO RUN PROSTITUTES OUT OF RARITAN RAMADA

\@ approximately 4:09 AM – Police arrested Robert J. Smith, age 38 and Erin N. Cranmer, age 22, both of Voorhees, NJ and charged each with multiple offenses after contact with them at the Ramada Inn. Police were initially called to the motel for a report of a suspicious person…

FRIENDLY SONS OF ST. PATRICK SUPPORT HUNTERDON COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE K9 UNIT

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, announced that the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of Hunterdon County have donated a ballistic vest to Finn, the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s K9 Officer. In a ceremony on Tuesday night, Prosecutor Kearns, K9 Handler Detective Ed Pawlick and K9 Finn were presented the…

SUSPENDED DRUNK DRIVER WITH OPEN CAUSES CRASH – this cats a mess

@ approximately 6:49 PM – Police arrested Michael Arcamone, age 50 of Feasterville, PA and Dawn M. Frycki, age 51 of Raritan Township and charged them each with offenses following a single motor vehicle crash on Rt. 202/31. Police were initially called to Rt. 202/31 in the area of Cornet…

Speed with weed

@ approximately 11:33 PM – Police arrested Anthony R. Borno, age 23 of Rockaway Township and charged him with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 202/31. Borno was initially stopped for a view obstruction and speeding….

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WEST AMWELL TWP FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Chief of Detectives John J. Kuczynski, and West Amwell Township Police Department OIC Captain Stephen Bartzak announced that fire investigators were investigating a fire at ABC Building Supply on Route 179 in West Amwell Township which occurred on Monday, November 13, 2017. According…

SPEED WITH HASHISH

@ approximately 4:29 PM – Police arrested Michael A. Sachs, age 25 of Basking Ridge, NJ and charged him with possession of over 5 grams of hashish and possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana following a motor vehicle stop on Old York Road. Sachs was initially stopped for…

CAR HIT BY TRAIN IN HUNTERDON

at 1821 hours, officers responded to the intersection of Stanton Station Road and Lilac Drive for a report of a motor vehicle struck by a train. When officers arrived, they discovered that a 2016 VW GTI driven by Carl E. Ailara, from Frenchtown, NJ had become stuck on the tracks…

HUNTERDON COUNTY MOST WANTED OF THE WEEK SIGURDUR ARNASON

Last known address:  Tinton Falls, NJ Age 37, Caucasian male, 5’09”, 180 lbs. Gray eyes Brown Hair Sigurdur Arnason was Indicted for Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Terroristic Threats and Resisting Arrest in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. An arrest warrant was issued on July 15, 2011 when he…

K9 Basilone receives Body Armor Vest from proceeds of children’s book written by local author.

November 2017 (Millstone, NJ) – Big Dog Books LLC and author James Wiater of Millstone NJ continues to donate Body Armor and Safety Equipment to K9 Officers through proceeds of his children’s book. Wiater recently ordered and received his fourth piece of K9 Body Armor which cost $2900.00 and was…

TEEN CHARGED WITH CYBER HARASSMENT

@ approximately 3:19 PM – Police arrested Jeremy M. Burgos, age 18 of Raritan Township and charged him with cyber-harassment following an investigation. Police were alerted of a threatening video message that was posted on Snapchat My Story. The investigation led to Burgos who was subsequently charged. Burgos was released…

Credit Card thief nabbed in Raritan Twp

@ approximately 3:14 PM – Police arrested Darius J. Griffin, age 19 of Gibsonton, FL and De John Anthony Thomas, age 20 of Riverview, FL and charged each with multiple offenses following a motor vehicle stop on South Main Street. Griffin was initially stopped for a view obstruction. He was…

SUSPENDED DRIVER WITH COCAINE

@ approximately 12:18 AM – Police arrested Charles B. Rauschert, age 54 of Stockton, NJ and charged him with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (suspected cocaine) following a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 202/31. Rauschert was initially stopped after a random license plate inquiry revealed that his driver’s license…

7-11 shoplift

@ approximately 6:25 AM – Police arrested Michael J. Dyda, age 38 of Flemington, NJ and charged him with shoplifting from 7-11 on Rt. 202/31. Police were initially called to the store for a third party report of a shoplifting in progress, during which the male suspect was arguing with…

Light out pot

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ approximately 12:06 AM – Police arrested Chase J. Merone, age 18 of Raritan Township and Alex DiGiovanni, age 19 of Readington Township and charged each with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on…

MARIJUANA CHARGES

@ approximately 2:01 AM – Police arrested Xavier J. Rainey, age 18, and Reginald L. Polk, age 27, both of Willingboro, NJ and charged each with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 31. Rainey was initially…

VAPE EXPLODES IN READINGTON

On Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 1353 hours, the Readington Township Police responded to a residence on South Branch Drive to assist the Whitehouse Rescue Squad with a 19 year old male suffering burns from an exploding vape cigarette. The male stated that he was walking into his house, when…

DWI Arrest – woman has problem getting out of car

On Thursday, October 19, 2017 at approximately 2030 hours, Ptl. Mazellan stopped Fyrossa Neuwirth (65) from Whitehouse Station on School Rd. for driving while intoxicated. Neuwirth failed Ptl. Mazellan’s field sobriety tests and was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated and issued a summons for careless driving. Neuwirth was…

STONED DRIVER creates risk of an accident

@ approximately 4:45 PM – Police arrested Javier Del Rio Correa, age 43 of Philadelphia, PA and charged him with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on Old York Road. Correa was initially stopped for speeding. He was…

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LIGHTS OUT – marijuana

@ approximately 12:59 AM – Police arrested Michael F. Cleary, age 22 of Ewing, NJ and charged him with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana following a motor vehicle stop on Rt.31. Cleary was initially stopped for having two tail lights out on his vehicle and an unclear…

FOR THIS FELLA APPARENTLY THE HEROIN WASN’T ENOUGH HE NEEDED CRACK TOO

@ approximately 12:23 AM – Police arrested Philip J. Wolski, age 60 of Raritan Township, Jacqueline M. Hull, age 33 of Philadelphia, PA and Kevin J. Rivera, age 31 and also of Philadelphia, PA and charged each with narcotics offenses following contact with them at the Ramada Inn. Police were…

DRIVING THAT CAR HIGH On – Oxycodone and cocaine

@ approximately 9:25 PM – Police arrested Andrew J. Massa, Jr., age 24 of Bridgewater, NJ and Yeini D. Cedeno, age 24 of Phillipsburg, NJ and charged them with narcotics offenses following a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 202. Massa was initially stopped for failure to maintain lane control. He…

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SUSPICIOUS CAR HOTEL – pot

@ approximately 10:37 PM – Police arrested Michael A. Fleming, age 26 of Frenchtown, NJ and charged him with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following contact with him in the parking lot of the Travel Inn on Rt. 202. Police initially made…

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IN HUNTERDON JOINT INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN INDICTMENT FOR SEX CRIMES

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, announced the indictment of Carlos M. Hernandez-Escobar, age 30, of Flemington, NJ. On October 19, 2017, Mr. Hernandez-Escobar was indicted by a Hunterdon County Grand Jury for two counts of 2nd degree Sexual Assault and two counts of 3rd degree Endangering the Welfare…

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TWO MEN INDICTMENT FOR BURGLARY AND THEFT IN READINGTON

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, announced the indictment of Brian J. Cromen, age 41, of Branchburg, NJ, and Kwame O. Bey, age 34, of Piscataway, NJ, by a Hunterdon County Grand Jury on October 19, 2017. Mr. Cromen was indicted for four counts of 3rd degree Burglary, four…

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IN TEWKSBURY LEAVING THE SCENE etc…

On 10-21-17 at 2144 pm, officers arrested Gregory R. Laracy of Laurel Mountain Way, Califon, NJ (age 32) for Possession of under 50g marijuana, Possess Paraphernalia, Obstruction of administration of law, Driving While Intoxicated, Refusal to Consent to Breath Samples, Refusal to Submit to Chemical Testing, Possession of CDS in…

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Lebanon man arrested at Bridgewater Mall

On 10/12/17, Camilo Pombo (age 68) of Lebanon NJ was arrested for theft of merchandise valued at approximately $300.00, while at the Bridgewater Commons Mall.  Pombo was processed for the arrest, served with a complaint summons for theft and was released with a pending court appearance.

Stop for School Busses – It’s the Law / A Message from Readington Police

Recently the Readington Township Police Department has received an increase number of complaints about motorists passing school busses with their flashing lights on. Motorists should be aware that all Readington Township School busses are outfitted with cameras that record the entire bus route. These cameras are capable of capturing the…

MAN ARRESTED IN HUNTERDON WITH 1100 DECKS OF HEROIN IN UNDERCOVER NARCOTICS INVESTIGATION

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Chief of Detectives John J. Kuczynski, and Readington Township Police Chief Joseph Greco announced that a joint investigation by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, & Narcotics Task Force and the Readington Township Police Department has led to the arrest of one…

IN HUNTERDON THREE INDICTED FOR NARCOTICS CRIMES

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, announced the indictment of Ricardo R. Phillips, age 39, of Roanoke, Va., Dustin L. Hart, age 27, of Troutville, Va., and Jennifer N. Ramos, age 32, of Roanoke, Va.   The three defendants were indicted on October 12, 2017, for 3rd degree Possession…

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DRUNK CAUSES RUCKUS AT HUNTERDON MED CENTER AT TEN IN THE MORNING

@ approximately 10:36 AM – Police arrested Stephen M. Johnson, age 57 of Whitehouse Station, NJ and charged him with driving under the influence of alcohol following contact with him at Hunterdon Medical Center (HMC). Police were initially called to the HMC Emergency Department for a report of an intoxicated…

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CLINTON TWP BURGLAR TACKED DOWN AT TRAIN STATION

Burglary/Theft: September15, 2017 at 1:10Pm: On the above date and time, a residential burglary occurred at an Allerton Road home.  Police responded and conducted an investigation.  It was initially determined that various jewelry and electronic equipment were stolen from the home. On Saturday, September 16, 2017 at approximately 5:45Pm, Detectives…

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SUSPENDED DRIVER WITH WEAPON

@ approximately 11:58 PM – Police arrested Christopher P. Pranger, age 47 of Malvern, PA and charged him with possession of a prohibited weapon following a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 202/31. Pranger was initially stopped for failure to signal turn and a cracked tail light lens. He was also…

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Police alerted to car via its own alarm

@ approximately10:46 PM – Police arrested Megan M. Ward, age 31 of Pittstown, NJ and charged her with possession of a hypodermic syringe following contact with her in the IHOP parking lot on Royal Road. Police initially stopped to check on Ward’s vehicle after hearing the car alarm going off…

1:24Am DUI

October 14, 2017 at 1:24Am: On the above date and time, Clinton Township Police arrested Vincent Pasquarelli, 25, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889 Mr. Pasquarelli was stopped by police on State Highway 22 near Potterstown Road for traffic violations.  Mr. Pasquarelli was transported to police headquarters for arrest processing. Mr. Pasquarelli…

HEROIN CL TWP

Possession of Heroin: October 15, 2017 at 12:53Am:   On the above date and time, Clinton Township Police arrested:   Marco Minuto, 36, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458 Amanda Zahos, 22, Whitehouse, NJ 08889 This arrest was the result of a traffic stop on State Highway 22 and the Fountain…

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DRIVING ON PHONE – weed

@ approximately 9:59 AM – Police arrested Leslie Leo Ofosu-Darko, age 22 of Easton, PA and charged him with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana following a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 31. Ofosu-Darko was initially stopped for use of a wireless telephone or electronic communication device in…

LIGHT OUT LEADS TO POT

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ approximately 1:50 AM – Police arrested David W. Newnam, age 21 of Cambridge, MD and charged him with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 31. Newnam was initially stopped for a…

Driving with pot

Possession of Under 50 grams of marijuana: October 9, 2017 at 11:10Pm: On the above date and time, Clinton Township Police arrested: Rashad Robinson, 28, Youngstown, Ohio 44502 Mr. Robinson was arrested as a result of a traffic stop during which officers determined that Mr. Robinson was in possession of…

HIGH BRIDGE MAN ARRESTED IN JOINT NARCOTICS INVESTIGATION

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Chief of Detectives John J. Kuczynski, Lebanon Township Police Chief Jack Gale, and High Bridge Borough Police Chief Brett Bartman announced that a joint investigation by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, & Narcotics Task Force the Lebanon Township Police Department, and…

Hydrocodone and Alprazolam in vehicle

@ approximately 12:38 PM – Police arrested Kenyatta Rodgers, age 31 of Bloomsbury, NJ and Samantha Miles, age 35 of Bloomsbury, NJ and charged each with narcotics offenses following a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 202/31. Rodgers was initially stopped for an expired inspection sticker on the vehicle that she…

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POT IN CHILLIS PARKING LOT

approximately 11:40 AM – Police arrested Salil M. Naimo, age 28 of Bloomsbury, NJ and James M. Walther, age 24 of Flemington, NJ and charged each with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana following contact with them in the parking lot of Chili’s on Rt. 202. Police initially…

SPEED WITH WEED

@ approximately 8:07 AM – Police arrested Deborah Walsh, age 61 of Stockton, NJ and charged her with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana following a motor vehicle stop on Meadowbrook Road. Walsh was initially stopped for speeding. She was also issued motor vehicle summonses for speeding and…

COUNTY FUGITIVE SWEEP CAPTURES 21 WANTED IN HUNTERDON

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, and Hunterdon County Sheriff Frederick W. Brown announces the Hunterdon County Joint Fugitive Task Force apprehended twenty fugitives in Hunterdon and surrounding counties, on outstanding warrants. Detectives from the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office and Hunterdon County Sheriff’s Office successfully teamed with law enforcement…

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Obstruction Arrest – Readington

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, at approximately 1400 hours Lt. Insabella stopped a vehicle in the Kings Shopping Plaza after it had parked in a NO PARKING FIRE ZONE area in front of the Rite Aid Pharmacy. The driver, who was finally identified as Gary M Abalsamo Jr. (age 32)…

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Wack job In Raritan twp Impersonating a police officer

@ approximately 6:41 PM – Police charged Michael F. Lakat, age 65 of Raritan Township, with impersonating a police officer following an investigation. On September 7, 2017 police received a report of a vehicle, which did not appear to be a police or emergency services vehicle, using red and blue…

SUSPENDED DRIVER WITH WEED

@ approximately 12:30 PM – Police arrested Dexter H. Williams, age 35 of Philadelphia, PA and charged him with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on Old York Road. Williams was initially stopped for window tint and exhaust…

TEEN HITS DUMP TRUCK AND THEN ANOTHER CAR

@ approximately 3:14 PM – Police were dispatched to Minneakoning Road, at the intersection with River Road, for a reported motor vehicle crash involving a dump truck and a passenger vehicle. Upon arrival, investigation on scene revealed the following: Marc S. Fischer, age 53 of Fairless Hills, PA was driving…

AT EDNA MAHAN PRISON ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK – new indictments

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, announced that a Hunterdon County Grand Jury has issued a superseding indictment charging Brian Y. Ambroise, age 34, of Union, NJ, with two counts of 2nd degree Sexual Assault, two counts of 2nd degree Official Misconduct, and one count of Pattern of Official…

Suspended driver with weed

@ approximately 11:30 AM – Police arrested Hugh Wells, age 26 of Trenton, NJ and charged him with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 202/31. Wells was initially stopped for a broken side view mirror on…

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WOMAN ARRESTED IN RARITAN TWP FOR KNIFE SKIRMISH

Sunday, October 1, 2017 @ approximately 7:40 PM – Police arrested Kathleen Herald, age 47 of Raritan Township and charged her with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and harassment following a call to Darts Mill Grove. Police were initially called to the area for a report that…

HUNTERDON COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE OPERATION DOWNTOWN SHUTDOWN NABS 13 FOR DRUG DISTRIBUTION

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, and Hunterdon County Chief of Detectives John J. Kuczynski have announced the culmination of an undercover operation by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force. In response to the ever increasing number of overdoses, including 15 deaths so far in 2017, the…

HUNTERDON COUNTY MOST WANTED OF THE WEEK RALPH RIOS and CHRISE SCHAUB

Last known address: Phillipsbury, NJ Ralph Rios and Cherise Schaub are co-defendants. Rios was charged with obstruction and Schaub has been charged with eluding in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. An arrest warrant was issued for Ralph Rios on December 16, 2016 for failure to appear in court. An arrest warrant was…

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HUNTERDON’S START INITIATIVE EXPANDS WITH THE DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION PARTNERING TO PROMOTE THE DEA’S CAMPUS DRUG PREVENTION PROGRAM

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Chief of Detectives John J. Kuczynski, Lesley Gabel, of Prevention Resources, the Hunterdon County Chiefs of Police Association and the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, are pleased to announce that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has now joined the START…

HUNTERDON HEROIN OVERDOSES RISE FOR THIRD YEAR IN A ROW – death toll climbs

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, released new statistics showing the continuing increase in overdoses from the heroin epidemic in Hunterdon County. Through September of this year, Hunterdon County already has had 40 reported overdoses resulting in 15 deaths, compared to 45 reported overdoses resulting in 15 deaths, in…

HEROIN HOLDING UP TRAFFIC

@ approximately 11:41 PM – Police arrested Brittany R. Rash, age 28 of Raritan Township and Thomas G. Connell, age 29 of Hamilton, NJ and charged each with narcotics offenses following a motor vehicle stop on Copper Hill Road. Rash was initially stopped for delaying traffic. She was charged with…

Suspended driver with unreg car and pot

@ approximately 2:54 PM – Police arrested Danish Rashid, age 26 of Philadelphia, PA and charged him with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 202/31. Danish was initially stopped for an expired registration on the vehicle…

HUNTERDON COUNTY MOST WANTED OF THE WEEK MEGHAN CRAWFORD

Last known address: Flemington, NJ Age 33, Caucasian Female Blue Eyes and Blonde Hair 5’5″ 135 lbs Meghan Crawford was charged with Narcotics Possession and Possession of Paraphernailia in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. An arrest warrant was issued on July 31, 2017 when she failed to comply with the court. Persons…

HOLLAND TWP MAN SENTENCED FOR SEX ASSAULT AND WEAPONS OFFENSES

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, announced the sentencing of Daniel Veselko, age 51, of Holland Township, NJ.   According to Prosecutor Kearns, “On September 22nd, Mr. Veselko was sentenced by the Honorable Judge Angela F. Borkowski, JSC, to a total ten of years in state prison for sexual…

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HUNTERDON COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE SECURITY AND RISK MITIGATION FOR HOUSES OF WORSHIP

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III, and Chief of Detectives John J. Kuczynski announces the recent Security and Risk Mitigation training attended by law enforcement members, faith based leaders, and support staff. The purpose of the training was to promote safety and security for houses of worship. On Tuesday,…

Dog mistakenly shot by hunter

On September 20, 2017 at 7:17 PM police were called to the area of Old Readington Rd and Freeman Lane for a report of a dog being shot. The incident was reported by the dog owner as well as the shooter. Ptl. Bodine and Ptl. Woolverton responded and determined that…

Chief’s Message From the New Police Chief of Readington

On behalf of the Readington Township Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our website. I am honored to serve the Readington Township community and lead the officers of this department with our commitment to our mission statement, to protect and serve the public. Our number one goal…

NO SEATBELT = CRACK AND HEROIN

@ approximately 1:09 PM – Police arrested Carl W. Frankenfield, age 60 of Levittown, PA and charged him with narcotics offenses following a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 202/31. Frankenfield was initially stopped for failure to wear seatbelt and having a brake light out on the vehicle that he was…

POT DEALER FROM RHODE ISLAND GRABBED IN RARITAN TWP

@ approximately 11:04 PM – Police arrested Albert W. Steinhauer, age 24 of Portsmith, RI and charged him with narcotics offenses following a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 202/31. Steinhauer was initially stopped for multiple view obstructions. He was charged criminally with possession of over 50 grams of marijuana, possession…

HASH AND POT IN THE VEHICLE

@ approximately 11:42 PM – Police arrested Theodore N. Thompson, age 22 and Grace L. Hill, age 21, both of Media, PA and charged each with narcotics offenses following a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 202. Thompson was initially stopped for an obstructed rear license plate and a view obstruction….

NOT WEARING SEATBELTS SINKS HIGH BRIDGE DUO WITH HEROIN

@ approximately 11:54 AM – Police arrested Brian R. Walther, age 40 and William J. Crosson, age 38, both of High Bridge, NJ and charged each with narcotics offenses following a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 202/31. Walther was initially stopped for improper passing and because the front seat passenger…

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LIGHT OUT POT AND OPEN CONTAINER

@ approximately 4:38 AM – Police arrested Gladys Yolanda Alvarez, age 26 of Monroe, NC and charged her with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 202/31. Alvarez was a passenger in a vehicle that was initially…

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WANTED MAN HUNTED DOWN IN TEWKSBURY

On 9-19-2017 officers arrived at the residence of John Henry Grant on Oldwick Road to serve two ATS Warrants totaling $5750.00.  During the arrest, Mr. Grant allegedly had marijuana on him.  He was subsequently charged for the marijuana.  After processing, Mr. Grant was transported to the Somerset County Jail where…

RECKLESS DUI AT 2 a.m.

@ approximately 2:05 AM – Police arrested Francis D. McCrystal, age 53 of Flemington, NJ and charged him with driving under the influence of alcohol following a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 31. McCrystal was initially stopped for failure to maintain lane control and failure to observe traffic signal. He…

SUSPENDED DRIVER WITH HEROIN

@ approximately 10:53 PM – Police arrested Jesse L. Anson, age 37 of Richville, NY and charged him with narcotics offenses following a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 202.31. Anson was initially stopped after a Random License Plate Inquiry revealed a suspended registration on the vehicle that he was driving….

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Apparently smoked enough to delay traffic

@ approximately 1:44 AM – Police arrested William R. Smith, Jr., age 43 of Bushkill, PA and charged him with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on rt. 202/31. Smith was initially stopped for obstructed view and delaying…

BAD LANE CHANGE – pot

@ approximately 12:13 AM – Police arrested Hennessy A. Franklin, age 35 of Durham, NC and charged her with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 202/31. Franklin was initially stopped for failure to signal lane change…

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LIGHT OUT POT WANTED

@ approximately 8:13 AM – Police arrested Khalif French, age 24 of Trenton, NJ and charged him with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 202/31. French was a passenger in a vehicle which was initially stopped…

OBSTRUCTED VIEW – POT

@ approximately 12:03 AM – Police arrested William G. Clark, Jr., age 29 of Scranton, PA and charged him with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 202/31. Clark was initially stopped for failure to keep right…

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SHOPLIFTER WITH A SWEET TOOTH

@ approximately 5:18 PM – Police arrested Karla M. Reiss, age 64 of Raritan Township and charged her with shoplifting from Shop-Rite on Rt. 202/31. Police were called to the store by a loss prevention employee who observed Reiss conceal several items in her bag and attempt to leave the…

MAN HOPPED UP ON HEROIN HITS POLICE CAR

@ approximately 1:52 AM – Police arrested Eric V. Lezott, age 30 of North Haledon, NJ and charged him with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin) and possession of hypodermic syringes following a motor vehicle crash on Rt. 202 at the intersection with Voorhees Corner. A police supervisor was…

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TWO EAST ORANGE MEN ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT IN FRENCHTOWN

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Chief of Detectives John J. Kuczynski and Frenchtown Borough Police Chief Al Kurylka announced that a joint investigation by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Frenchtown Borough Police Department has led to the arrest of two individuals on sexual assault charges. On September…

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MOTORCYCLE ON FIELD AT CENTRAL FOOTBALL GAME

The Raritan Township Police Department conducted a trespassing and disorderly conduct investigation after during the home varsity football game at Hunterdon Central Regional High School on Friday, September 8. A motocross style motorcycle was driven onto the field. The rider entered a gate at the northeast end of the field…

HEROIN BUST LEADS TO PERSON WANTED FOR MULTIPLE

@ approximately 12:49 AM – Police arrested Alexis K. Martone, age 27 of Phillipsburg, NJ and charged her with narcotics offenses following a motor vehicle stop on Raritan Avenue. Martone was initially stopped for a view obstruction, failure to maintain lane control and failure to keep right on Rt. 202/31….

Heroin, cocaine and Buprenorphine creates crash in Raritan Twp

@ approximately 9:07 PM – Police arrested Raven L. Augustus, age 27 of Cameron, NC and charged her with narcotics offenses following a motor vehicle crash on Rt. 202/31. Police were called to the scene of a motor vehicle crash on Rt. 202/31 in front of Flemington Chevrolet. Police learned…

NEW READINGTON POLICE CHIEF SWORN IN – Chief Joseph Greco

  Chief Joe Greco began his Law Enforcement career in 1998 with the Hunterdon County Sheriffs Department where he was assigned to the Narcotics Task Force.  In 1999 he was hired by Readington Township Police Department and assigned to the patrol division where he held the rank of Corporal and…

WOMAN BILKS WAL MART OUT OF 75K Plus in fake hours

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, announced the indictment of Nicola Stasak, age 35, of Phillipsburg, NJ. On August 31, 2017, Ms. Stasak was indicted by a Hunterdon County Grand Jury for one count of 2nd degree Theft by Deception and one count of 3rd degree Forgery. Ms. Stasak was…

THE PASSING OF RETIRED CALIFON POLICE CHIEF KENNETH BURD

It is with deep regret and sadness that Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Chief of Detectives John J. Kuczynski and the Hunterdon County Police Chiefs Association, President Chief Allan Kurylka announce the passing of retired Califon Chief of Police Kenneth R. Burd.   In a joint statement Prosecutor Kearns and…

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WOMAN TRIES PRESCRIPTION PHONE SCAM

August 22, 2017 @ approximately 8:54 PM – Police arrested Brienne L. Fitzsimmons, age 31 of Califon, NJ and charged her with attempting to obtain a prescription legend drug by forgery or deception from Shop-Rite Pharmacy on Rt. 202/31. At approximately 1:17 PM police were called to the pharmacy and…

RECKLESS DUI

@ approximately 11:12 PM – Police arrested Giovanna Mannino, age 50 of Raritan Township and charged her with driving under the influence of alcohol following a motor vehicle stop on Old York Road. Mannino was initially stopped for failure to maintain lane control. She was issued an additional motor vehicle…

SMOKING MARAHOCHIE ON THE TRAIN TRACKS

@ approximately 7:35 PM – Police arrested Brad T. Weber, age 20 of Flemington, NJ and charged him with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana following contact with him off River Road. Police were initially checking the railroad tracks off River Road for trespassers after observing several vehicles…

IT’S A GOOD THING THE POT DIDN”T LIGHT THE FIREWORKS UP

  @ approximately 3:01 AM – Police arrested Christian E. ChaneyMartial, age 25 of Willingboro, NJ and Leslie M. Taylor, age 27 of Moorestown, NJ following a motor vehicle stop on Rt.31. Chaney-Martial and Taylor were passengers in a vehicle that was stopped for failure to keep right, obstructed view…

WEED KNOCKS PASSENGER ON HIS KEISTER

@ approximately 11:27 PM – Police arrested Denzel A. Ingram, age 23 of North Brunswick, NJ and charged him with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana following contact with him in the parking lot of Walmart on Rt. 31. Police initially stopped to check on a vehicle after…

Smoking weed behind the quick check

WEST AMWELL at approximately 1714 hours Corporal Jonathan Sellner observed a suspicious vehicle parked behind the Quick Chek store on Rt 31. Corporal Sellner Approached the vehicle to speak with the occupants when he detected the odor of marijuana.  After an investigation Hamza Hashim (18 year old male from Edison NJ)…

MARIJUANA IN THE SCHOOL ZONE

WEST AMWELL at approximately 2139 hours Patrolman Kelly stopped a vehicle on Rt 179 in the area of the Elementary School for a traffic violation. As Patrolman Kelly spoke with the driver, Paul Spina (37 year old male from Staten Island NY), he detected an odor of marijuana coming from…

Driving with weed

WEST AMWELL at approximately 2253 hours Corporal Jonathan Sellner stopped a vehicle on Rt 31 in the are a of Rt 518 for a traffic violation. As Corporal Sellner spoke with the driver, Ryan Wyckoff ( 19 year old male from Hopewell NJ ), he detected the odor of marijuana…

THREE MEN INDICTED FOR BUGLARY AND THEFT AT YMCA CAMP BERNIE

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, announced the indictment of Shawn S. Lance, age 27, of Washington, NJ, Richard J. Mack, age 24, of Hackettstown, NJ, and Charles W. Pickett, age 26, of Washington, NJ. On August 24, 2017, the men were indicted by a Hunterdon County Grand Jury…

IN CL TWP Several Vehicles Burglarized: Sometime between 2:00Am and 9:30Am August 27, 2017:

Four vehicles were burglarized in Clinton Township early Sunday morning August 27, 2017.   One vehicle burglary occurred on Westminster Drive and three more occurred on nearby Summit Court in Oak Knoll Village.   Various items were stolen from the unlocked vehicles.   The Clinton Township Police Department encourages its…

STOPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE INTERSECTION?? dui

August 21, 2017 @ approximately 10:27 PM – Police arrested Gary M. Dinmore, age 53 of Upper Black Eddy, PA and charged him with driving under the influence of alcohol following a motor vehicle stop on Lavada Lane. While on patrol, Sgt. Robert Landolina observed a vehicle stopped in the…

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Passout behind Quick Check – DUI

at approximately 2349 hours Patrolman Matthew Kelly responded to the Quick Chek store on Rt 31 for a report of a suspicious person in a vehicle. Upon arrival Patrolman Kelly found Justin Byrne (36 year old male from Hopewell NJ) sleeping in the vehicle.  After an investigation Mr. Byrne was…

93 yr old woman found in car in Raritan Twp severely dehydrated

@ approximately 3:32 PM – Police arrested Shoghik Karapetyan, age 59 of Brooklyn, NY and charged her with neglect of elderly or disabled persons. P.O. Scott Phibbs was patrolling the parking lot of the Flemington Marketplace when he was flagged down by a female. The female requested assistance with a…

FLEMINGTON MAN ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT 29 yr old with a girl under 13

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Flemington Borough Police Chief Jerry Rotella, and Raritan Township Police Chief Glenn Tabasko announced that a joint investigation by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, Flemington Borough Police Department, and Raritan Township Police Department has led to the arrest of one…

HUNTERDON COUNTY PROSECUTOR WARNS OF “VIRTUAL KIDNAPPING” TELEPHONE SCAM HAPPENED TWICE NOW IN HUNTERDON

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, is alerting the public to a nationwide telephone scam that is increasing in popularity. The phenomena has been dubbed “virtual kidnapping” by the FBI and is sweeping the nation. In the last two months two reported incidents have been reported here in Hunterdon…

COCAINE IN CAR ON 31

at 12:14Am: The Clinton Township Police Department arrested and charged the following subjects with possession of cocaine, following a traffic stop on SH 31 at Echo Lane: Matthew D. Voyski, 21, Washington, NJ 07882 Jason M. Ganz, 20, Washington, NJ 07882 Both subjects were processed at police headquarters and released…

VA FELLAS WITH HEROIN AND METH IN CL TWP

at 11:18Am: The Clinton Township Police arrested the following subjects following a traffic stop on SH 31 North at I78 West for possession of illegal drugs Ricardo R. Phillips, 39, Roanoke, Virginia 24012 Jennifer N. Ramos, 32, Roanoke, Virginia 24015 Casey M. Trail, 21, Salem, Virginia 24153 Casey Trail was…

READINGTON POLICE LOOKING FOR NEW OFFICER

The Readington Township Police Department is accepting resumes for the position of full time police officer. Applicants must be New Jersey police training commission certified as a Basic Police Officer or in the process of completing their PTC. Applicants must be citizens of the United States, residents of New Jersey…