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Found Bullet Prompts ‘Shelter In Place’ Order At Sampson G. Smith School

Found Bullet Prompts ‘Shelter In Place’ Order At Sampson G. Smith School

Sampson G. Smith Intermediate School students were placed under a “shelter in place” order for about two hours May 30 after a bullet was found on a hallway floor. At 12:25 p.m., a Franklin Township Police officer patrolling the school as part of the district’s new safety initiative was told by school officials that they […]

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Police Seek Public’s Help In Locating Car Assailant

Police Seek Public’s Help In Locating Car Assailant

Township police are seeking the public’s help in finding who is responsible for an attack on a driver on Willow Avenue. Police received a 9-1-1 call at about 12:30 a.m. May 27 from a woman who reported that someone had thrown a rock through her car’s window. The woman, who was not identified, told police […]

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Piscataway Man Slips, Falls In Canal While Fishing

Piscataway Man Slips, Falls In Canal While Fishing

A 77-year-old Piscataway man apparently escaped injury May 24 after he slipped and fell into the Delaware & Raritan Canal in East Millstone. Township police received a report of a man in the water near Amwell Road and Market Street at about 11:15 a.m., according to a press release from the FTPD. Arriving police and […]

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South Brunswick Man Busted For Chain Robbery In Franklin Park

South Brunswick Man Busted For Chain Robbery In Franklin Park

A 22-year-old South Brunswick man stands charged with 2nd Degree Robbery after he allegedly punched a 70-year-old man and stole his gold chain in Franklin Park. The victim, a Monmouth Junction resident, was in a Route 27 strip mall parking lot May 18 when he was approached by a man who struck up a conversation […]

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Township Man Sentenced To 17 1/2 Years In Prison For Sexual Crimes

Township Man Sentenced To 17 1/2 Years In Prison For Sexual Crimes

A 40-year-old township man was sentenced on May 11 to more than 17 years in state prison after his convictions on seven counts of sexual crimes. Thomas Canales was sentenced by state Superior Court Judge Colleen Flynn, sitting in New Brunswick, to 17 1/2 years in state prison. He will have to serve 85 percent […]

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Police Seek Public’s Help In Finding Man Wanted For Stabbing

Police Seek Public’s Help In Finding Man Wanted For Stabbing

Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating the suspect in a May 8 stabbing in the Hempstead Drive area. Township police received a 9-1-1 call at about 9:57 p.m. of shots fired in the area, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Responding police found a 28-year-old New Brunswick man […]

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2018 Police Unity Tour Sets Off From Municipal Complex

2018 Police Unity Tour Sets Off From Municipal Complex

The front of township police headquarters was once again the starting point for several hundred law enforcement officers who set off on the 2018 Police Unity Tour early in the morning of May 10. The tour is a bike ride from various starting points across the country with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in […]

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Township Police Officer Among Somerset County 200 Club Valor Award Recipients

Township Police Officer Among Somerset County 200 Club Valor Award Recipients

A Franklin Township Police Officer is among four recipients of the 2018 200 Club of Somerset County Valor Awards. Cpl. Keith Hermann will be honored for his actions in stopping a burglary in his own Manville home, according to a press release about the event. Hermann in November 2017 received the New Jersey PBA’s Valor […]

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Woman Injured In Two-Car Collision at JFK And Hamilton

Woman Injured In Two-Car Collision at JFK And Hamilton

A 41-year-old township woman was injured May 5 after her car was hit by another at John F. Kennedy Boulevard and Hamilton Street. Franklin Township Police Lt. Phil Rizzo said a 2016 Honda Pilot driven by Daisy Outram was turning left from Hamilton to JFK at about 11:05 a.m. when it was struck by a […]

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Four Township Residents Plead Guilty To Drug Distribution Charges

Four Township Residents Plead Guilty To Drug Distribution Charges

A township man is the latest of four Franklin residents to plead guilty to a charge of operating or participating in a multi-county cocaine distribution ring. Michael “Augue” Rodriguez, 40, of Somerset pleaded guilty on April 30 to a first degree count of being the leader of a narcotics trafficking network, according to a press […]

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