Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Hillsborough police say westbound lanes closed.
The westbound lanes on Triangle Road are closed between Auten Road and Beekman Lane, after an accident there Wednesday morning. Details on the accident haven't been released, but witnesses said a vehicle flipped over in front of the CVS pharmacy. Patch will update this article as information becomes available.
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.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Hillsborough police say vehicle crashed into tree.
Anthony Lorenc, 44, of Bound Brook, died after the 2012 Nissan Maxima he was driving on Triangle Road crashed into a tree in the center median, police said. The accident occurred at 1:42 a.m. Sunday just west of Banor Drive. No other vehicles were involved in the accident. Lorenc was taken to Somerset Medical Center following the accident, where he died from injuries received in the accident. Police closed Triangle Road for about three hours following the accident, and are continuing to investigate the accident. Hillsborough Rescue Squad, Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Co. no. 2 and Somerset Medical Center Paramedics also responded.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Hillsborough Police report thefts, criminal mischief.
Hillsborough police are investigating the theft of appliances from new houses being built on French Drive. The thefts were reported Feb. 25, and included items from three different sites under contruction. The total value of items taken is $3,700. Police are also investigating the theft of copper pipe and tools, valued at $1,000 altogether, from a Millstone River Road residence sometime between Feb. 12 and Feb. 18. Other police reports include:
Monday, February 25, 2013
After incident reports increase over six-month period, February marks a decline.
Hillsborough police have investigated 24 residential burglaries since August 2012, with the last reported Feb. 1, when a Zion Road resident reported $64,223 worth of jewelry taken after an afternoon burglary to the property. That brings the total value of items taken in the burglaries at $143,921. Police received a steady stream of reports through much of the fall of 2012 and into January, with only October reporting no burglaries. During that span, the incidents appeared to increase in frequency in western neighborhoods of the township. The map indicates the burglary reports by month (color of marker), amount of property stolen (large markers indicate more than $5,000 in property stolen), and general location of the burglaries.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Hillsborough police investigating burglaries reported Jan. 14 and Jan. 16.
Hillsborough police are investigating a pair of burglaries reported the week of Jan. 14 in which residents reported items valued at more than $9,000 in total had been stolen. An Amwell Road resident reported a daytime burglary to their residence on Jan. 14, noting the thieves took items valued at $4,905 including a handgun. That report was followed by a burglary reported occurring on Zion Road during the evening of Jan. 16. The resident reported jewelry valued at $4,348 was taken in the incident. Police are also investigating the theft of a Freightliner truck, valued at $20,000, from a Beekman Lane property. The truck was stolen sometime between Jan. 24 and Jan. 25, police said.
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.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
At least two people believed involved in plan to defraud credit union.
Green Brook, Hillsborough and East Orange Police are investigating a check kiting scam that defrauded Affinity Federal Credit Union of $567 between Jan. 9 and Jan. 30, according to police reports. According to a report field by a loss control officer with the credit union, a woman opened savings an checking accounts at the Hillsborough branch of Affinity on Jan. 9. On two subsequent occasions in the next five days, a man deposit checks to the checking account—including a $2,500 deposit made in Green Brook on Jan. 14. Eight minutes after making that deposit, a withdrawal was made at an ATM in Dunellen, according to the bank, even though the checks deposited had not cleared issuing banks. The deposited checks were later returned due to …
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 …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Hillsborough police continue investigating reported break-ins.
Hillsborough police received three reports of burgaries between Jan. 10 and Jan. 20, all occurring during the daytime, according to the homeowners. Two of the victims are still determining what items may have been taken, but a Surrey Drive resident reported jewelry valued at $17,860 had been taken Jan. 10. A Hockenbury Road resident reported a burglary to the house while it was unoccupied during the daytime hours Jan. 11, while a Zion Road resident reported a similar burglary Jan. 20. Daytime buglaries have often vexed investigators, since neighbors may overlook potentially suspicious visits to a neighbor's house. Many detectives encourage residents to report any unknown vehicles at unattended houses for long periods of time.