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South Brunswick Man Killed Crossing Route 27

South Brunswick Man Killed Crossing Route 27

A 63-year-old South Brunswick man was killed early on March 12 when he tried to cross Route 27 near South Middlebush Road, police said. Police said the man was struck by a 2006 Lexus traveling south on the state highway shortly after 6 a.m. Responding officers found the man lying on the road, unresponsive, according […]

Third Man Arrested In Connection With December 2019 Township Shootings

Third Man Arrested In Connection With December 2019 Township Shootings

A third man has been arrested and charged in connection with shootings that occurred in the township on December 30 and 31, 2019. police said. The man, a 19-year–old Mustang Trail resident, was charged with two counts of 1st Degree Attempted Murder and one count of 2nd Degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful […]

Township Man Indicted For Bias Intimidation, Threats Against Jamesburg Police Officers

Township Man Indicted For Bias Intimidation, Threats Against Jamesburg Police Officers

A 25-year-old Somerset man has been indicted by a Middlesex County Grand Jury on charges of bias intimidation and making terroristic threats toward police officers. The indictment was handed up on February 6, according to a press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. The man was indicted for one count of 1st Degree Bias […]

‘Driver Fatigue’ Probable Cause Of Ambulance Crash

‘Driver Fatigue’ Probable Cause Of Ambulance Crash

Driver fatigue has been tabbed as the probable cause behind a January 31 crash of an ambulance into a Hamilton Street home, police said. Franklin Township Police Lt. Philip Rizzo said that investigators had determined fatigue on the part of the driver of the RWJ Barnabus Health ambulance caused him to veer into the opposite […]

Two More Township Men Charged For Shooting Incidents

Two More Township Men Charged For Shooting Incidents

Two more township men have been arrested in connection with December 30 and 31, 2019 shootings which resulted in the wounding of one elderly man. The suspects, aged 20 and 23, were arrested on February 5 in separate locations, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. The 20-year-old, a Holly Street […]

Fodor: Crime Suppression Team Making Dozens Of Arrests

Fodor: Crime Suppression Team Making Dozens Of Arrests

A special “crime suppression team” comprised of township and county detectives made nearly three dozen arrests in January, the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives said during a town hall meeting on February 4. Chief of Detectives John Fodor, who is also serving as the Franklin Township Police Department’s senior officer, made the statement […]

Township Violence Is Topic Of Town Hall Meeting

Township Violence Is Topic Of Town Hall Meeting

Ways to stem the kind of violence that has recently resulted in shooting deaths in the township will be the topic of a town hall meeting set for 6 p.m. February 4 at Franklin Middle School – Hamilton Street Campus, 415 Francis Street. The meeting was called by Township Councilman Carl Wright (D-Ward 4), who […]

Two EMTs Hurt When Ambulance Hits Car, House On Way To Call

Two EMTs Hurt When Ambulance Hits Car, House On Way To Call

Police are investigating the circumstances which led an ambulance driver to veer off the road on Hamilton Street January 31, hit a car and then hit a house near Pershing Street. The driver and passenger in the RWJ Barnabus Health ambulance were injured in the accident, but there was no patient on board, according to […]

Somerset County Freeholder Director Promises Aid For Bound Brook; Arson Suspect Arrested

Somerset County Freeholder Director Promises Aid For Bound Brook; Arson Suspect Arrested

In the wake of news of an arrest in the massive January 12 Bound Brook fire that destroyed nearly two blocks, the Somerset County Freeholder Director promised the county’s help in the borough’s rebuilding efforts. The fire, which burned for about 4.5 hours before it was declared under control, destroyed two apartment buildings under construction […]

Murder Of Township 20-Year-Old Woman May Have Been Mistaken Identity

Murder Of Township 20-Year-Old Woman May Have Been Mistaken Identity

The 20-year-old township woman killed in her car in October may have been mistaken for another person, prosecutors said in announcing the arrest of a suspect on January 8. A 19-year-old Franklin Boulevard man was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Murder in the shooting death of Monserret Noyola-Narvaez, according to a press release from […]

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