Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Crimestoppers offers $2,500 reward for information on Plainfield resident Jahad Perkins.
Watchung police are searching for Jahad Perkins, 22, of Plainfield, after an April 18 incident at Watchung Square Mall where he and another man allegedly stole an iPhone while showing a handgun. According to a news release issued Wednesday by Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano, Somerset County Chief of Detectives Stuart A. Buckman and Watchung Borough Chief of Police Timothy Wenzel, Perkins and Brian Ward, 21, of Plainfield, approached a man who wanted to sell his iPhone at a store in the mall at about 7 p.m. April 18, offering to buy the phone directly. Perkins and Ward then reportedly asked the victim to accompany them to their car, at which point, Perkins is reported to have lifted his shirt to show a handgun in his …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Police investigate incidents that occurred over the past week.
A pair of motor vehicle thefts were reported between Sept. 6 and Sept. 13, according to police in Watchung and Warren. The reports included the theft of a 2007 BMW 328, taken sometime after 11 p.m. Wednesday after the Loren Way owner left the keys in the unlocked vehicle parked at the residence. The vehicle was recovered by New Jersey State Police on Interstate 78 in Hillside at about 2:45 a.m. Thursday, however, a 2011 Dodge Charger stolen in Watchung has not been located. Watchung police said the $25,000 vehicle was stolen from a Shadybrook Court driveway sometime between 5 p.m. Sept. 5 and 6 a.m. Sept. 6. The Warren theft was the first reported since January, when two vehicles were taken, part of a series of thefts in the area at the …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Crashed caused Friday afternoon backup near Berkeley Heights border.
An accident on Route 78 in Watchung near the Berkeley Heights border is causing a two-mile long traffic back up. Details of the accident, which occurred at about 2:25 p.m., haven't been confirmed, but drivers in the area reported seeing several ambulance and other emergency vehicles at the scene. Patch will update this story as information is available.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Charges follow vehicle stop in Watchung.
Watchung police reported charging two Warren residents with possession of heroin, after police stopped the vehicle they were in on High Oaks Drive at 10:09 p.m. April 6. Gabrielle Leonardis, 20, of Upper Warren Way, and Sean Hilbert, 21, of Saddlemount Avenue, were both charged after police discovered six folded papers containing heroin during a search of the vehicle. Hilbert was released, pending an appearance in municipal court on the charge, while Leonardis was turned over to Union County officials for processing on outstanding warrants from that county.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Also cited for possession of marijuana with intent to sell.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012