Thursday, April 18, 2013
Hillsborough Township police reports.
On April 11, a Roycefield Road resident reported the theft of a Kubota tractor, valued at $20,000, police said. The resident told police the theft could have occurred anytime between August 2012 and this month. To see details on this month's police reports, click on a marker on the map.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Two Hillsborough men face charge after trying to avoid police.
Hillsborough police reported two incidents leading to charges of hindering police investigations between Feb. 26 and March 6. Javehy Toney, 21, was charged with hindering apprehension on Feb. 26 when he gave false information to police investigating a theft. Police said he was also charged with theft, after allegedly taking items valued at $600 from a neighbor. On March 6, police attempted to stop Vishal Cheruku, 39, of Hillsborough, as he was driving on Route 206, but he attempted to escape officers by pulling off the road and driving his vehicle behind a business. It didn't work: he was found and charged with obstruction and speeding.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Police close road as emergency crews on scene
Hillsborough police closed Millstone River Road between Blackell's Mills Road and Millstone Borough at about 2:15 p.m. Friday, after a vehicle driven by Sunnyside Lane resident Michael Walker, 40, went off the roadway and overturned. Police said Walker's 2011 Ford F-150 truck was headed north on the road when he struck a utility pole, and went off the roadway. No serious injuries were reported. Hillsborough Rescue Squad and Hillsborough Fire Co. 3 volunteers also responded to the incident. Hillsborough police are continuing to investigate the accident.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Accident occurred on Willow Road near Hillsborough Road Thursday night.
A 16-year-old passenger needed to be extricated and airlifted to the hospital after an SUV struck a concrete bridge structure on Willow Road and rolled over several times near Hillsborough Road Thursday night. The accident occurred shortly after 9 p.m., as the vehicle was traveling north on Willow Road at a high rate of speed, police said. The 17-year-old driver, of Princeton, lost control of the 2004 Mercury Mountaineer as it crossed Hillsborough Road, police said. The driver was able to get out of the vehicle, and was taken by Hillsborough Rescue Squad to Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries, police said. The passenger was trapped and needed to be extricated by Hillsborough Fire Department and Rescue Squad …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Road was closed for about 10 hours after utility pole knocked down.
A township man fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a utility pole and fire hydrant, causing the closure of Amwell Road for about 10 hours Friday night, Hillsborough Police said. Arnold Trabb, 69, did not report being injured after the incident, which occurred shortly before 4 p.m., police said. Police closed the road from Hoceknbury to Woodfern roads overnight, as Verizon crews worked to repair the downed pole and utility lines that were on the roadway blocking traffic. Hillsborough Rescue Squad also responded to the incident, as well as volunteers from the Flagtown and Neshanic Fire Companies.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Downed pole and wires caused detour on town's western edge.
An accident that took down a utility pole closed a section of Amwell Road Friday evening, Hillsborough Police said. A Nixle alert released Saturday at about 7 a.m. said the roadway had been reopened. The road closure between Hockenbury and Woodfern roads was made shortly after 5 p.m. Police said wires remained down and the roadway was "closed until further notice," according to a Nixle alert released Friday at about 7 p.m.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Police say resident reported items may have been taken sometime during two-week period.
A Brookside Lane resident reported a burglary, with jewelry valued at $6,679 stolen, police said. The resident reported the theft on Dec. 28, and told police the burglary occurred sometime in the previous two weeks. Hillsborough police are continuing to investigate the burglary. Police are also investigating a Dec. 18 theft from a vehicle, parked at a business on Route 206. The victim, a Flemington resident, reported electronic items valued at $300 were stolen from the vehicle while it was parked.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Accident occurred Thursday evening on Amwell Road.
Three people were hospitalized after a head-on collision on Amwell Road at about 5:45 p.m. Thursday, police said. Carol Zdan, 57, and Katherine Hunter, 48, both of Hillsborough, and an unidentified passenger in Hunter's vehicle were taken to Somerset Medical Center following the accident near the exit for the Route 206 bypass under construction. Police said Zdan was heading west on Amwell Road when the 2007 Ford she was driving crossed the center line and hit the Toyota Hunter was driving east on the road. Hillsborough Rescue Squad transported both drivers and the passenger to Somerset Medical Center, where they were treated for injuries and released. Hillsborough police are continuing to investigate the accident and reported no summonses …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Crews working on repairs on Route 206 near New Amwell Road.
Hillsborough police issued a traffic advisory late Tuesday, as ongoing work repairing a gas line leak alongside Route 206, just south of New Amwell Road, continues. Police say traffic may be detoured as the work continues. Work on the site began earlier today, with the shoulder and turn lanes to the Sunnyland Plaza strip mall blocked. Local emergency responders searched for three days for the source of leaking gas, which was infiltrating local sewer lines and emanating odors that prompted calls to police for several days. Calls centered in the area around Hamilton Road and Monday, crews began checking a gas pipeline running across Route 206 just south of New Amwell Road for leaks using robotic cameras.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Resident brings envelope to police station.
A Capricorn Drive resident received an envelope in the mail containing a white, powdery substance that couldn't be identified, police said. The material, held inside a plastic wrapper in the envelope, was tested by the Somerset County Hazmat Team which determined the powder did not present a biological risk, after the resident brought it to the police station at about 5:15 p.m. Thursday. Hillsborough police forwarded the material to state police for further testing, and are continuing to investigate the incident.