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Second New Brunswick Man Charged With May 2019 Township Resident’s Murder

Second New Brunswick Man Charged With May 2019 Township Resident’s Murder

A 29-year-old New Brunswick man has been arrested din connection with the May 2019 murder of a Franklin residents. The man is the second person arrested in the case, the first arrest coming in November 2019. At that time, a 28-year-old New Brunswick man was charged with the killing of 30-year-old David D. Anderson, according […]

Township Man Wounded In Early Morning Weekend Shooting

Township Man Wounded In Early Morning Weekend Shooting

Police are investigating a May 16 shooting that left a township man wounded. Township police received a call at about 1:05 a.m. reporting gunshots near Oak Avenue and Route 27, according to a press release the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office issued on May 20. Arriving officers found a car with bullet holes, and a man […]

Homicide Victim Identified As 27-Year-Old Park Street Man

Homicide Victim Identified As 27-Year-Old Park Street Man

Authorities said on May 5 that that the man found dead near a Park Street home in late April was 27-year-old Duane S. Banks of Park Street. Banks was identified during an autopsy conducted by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. The Examiner also ruled […]

Police Investigating Apparent Homicide; Body Found On Park Street

Police Investigating Apparent Homicide; Body Found On Park Street

Police are investigating the apparent homicide of an African American man whose body was found in a wooded area near a Park Street home on April 29. The incident is being classified a homicide pending an autopsy, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Township police responded to a call about […]

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 […]

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