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FTPD Gets First Black Captain; Two Others Promoted

FTPD Gets First Black Captain; Two Others Promoted

The Franklin Township Police Department’s first Black Captain is set to be formally sworn in to his post during the October 13 virtual Township Council meeting. Capt. Sean Hebbon, a nearly 24-year veteran of the FTPD, is one of three members of the force who were recently promoted to Captain. Also being formally sworn in […]

Two Somerset Men Busted On Drug Charges

Two Somerset Men Busted On Drug Charges

Two Hillcrest Avenue residents face multiple drug-related charges after a September 14 search of their home revealed cocaine valued at $50,000. The arrests stem from a joint investigation carried out by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force and the United State Postal Inspection Service that started on September 11, according […]

Lionel Macauley Remembered At Weekend Vigil

Lionel Macauley Remembered At Weekend Vigil

By Emma Richter.     A celebration of life for Lionel Macauley, one of the victims of the September 13 shooting in New Brunswick, was held Sept. 19 in Castleton Park. The event started drawing a crowd to the park at around 5 p.m., and by the end of the vigil, both basketball courts were filled […]

New Brunswick Birthday Party Shooting Leaves Two Township Residents Dead

New Brunswick Birthday Party Shooting Leaves Two Township Residents Dead

Update: A ninth victim of the shooting has come forward, the MCPO reported on Sept. 14. The person, who was not named, suffered minor injuries that did not require hospitalization. A GoFundMe account has been set up to defray the funeral costs for Robinson, who was the father of a 2-year-old girl. The page can […]

Somerset Man Among Pair Charged With July Murder

Somerset Man Among Pair Charged With July Murder

A 28-year-old Somerset man was among two who were charged in August with the July murder of a township man. The man was arrested on August 25, after a two-month investigation into the shooting death of 27-year-old Raphael Edwards of Village Drive, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Police also […]

New Brunswick Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Two Youths In Township

New Brunswick Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Two Youths In Township

A 40-year-old New Brunswick man was arrested August 13 on charges that he sexually assaulted two juveniles during a party in the township. The man was allegedly attending a party on August 8 when he “inappropriately touched” the two juveniles while they were on a swing set in a township home’s back yard, according to […]

Highland Park Man Arrested In Township On Drug Charges

Highland Park Man Arrested In Township On Drug Charges

A 31-year-old Highland Park man was arrested in the township’s Somerset section on drug-related charges. The man was arrested after a brief chase on August 5, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Little information was provided in the release. The arrest was the result of a three-month investigation, during which […]

Fourth Suspect In December Shootings Arrested

Fourth Suspect In December Shootings Arrested

A 20-year-old South Dover Avenue man has been charged in connection with two shootings in the township on December 30 and 31, 2019. The man is the fourth suspect charged in the shootings, which left a King Road man wounded. Early in the morning of December 30, 27 shots were fired at a Barker Road […]

Updated: Township Man Shot To Death, Police Ask Public’s Help

Updated: Township Man Shot To Death, Police Ask Public’s Help

Update 2: Police have released two surveillance videos showing two people of interest and an automobile of interest. One person of interest appears to have a distinct walk, and the vehicle appears to be a dark- or gray-colored sedan. The car turned left on Route 27 and headed north, police say. Police are seeking any […]

Township Public Safety Director Gets National Post With NOBLE

Township Public Safety Director Gets National Post With NOBLE

The township’s new Public Safety Director is one of the newest members of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives’ executive board. Quovella Spruill will serve a one-year term as the organization’s national financial secretary, according to a press release from the Franklin Township Police Department. According to the release, the group, NOBLE, was […]

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