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Warren County man wanted for eluding police

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Somerset County)  – Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating Saul Weaver III who allegedly eluded police in Franklin Township, Somerset County, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson.

Saul Weaver III, 48, of Diane Court in Washington Township has been charged with second-degree eluding.

On Tuesday, Sept. 22 members of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force, along with Franklin Township Police detectives were conducting a “Quality of Life” investigation in the area of Hamilton Street in Somerset, New Jersey. During the course of this investigation Weaver was observed by police conducting a suspected narcotic transaction, Robertson said.

Detectives attempted to stop Weaver’s vehicle utilizing their emergency lights and sirens. Weaver failed to yield to authorities and continued to operate the motor vehicle by fleeing from the police in an attempt to avoid apprehension. The vehicle pursuit was terminated on Franklin Boulevard by police detectives for safety purposes, Robertson said.

Weaver was last observed traveling on Franklin Boulevard towards Landing Lane. Weaver was positively identified by detectives through his vehicle registration and photo driver’s license, Robertson said.

Anyone with information relating to this investigation or the whereabouts of Weaver can contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force at (908) 231-7100 or the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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