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Public Comments Invited In FTPD Accreditation Process

Public Comments Invited In FTPD Accreditation Process

Township residents will have a chance to weigh in on the performance of the FTPD on December 17. A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police will arrive at the department that day to begin the re-accreditation process, according to a press release from the department. The assessors will […]

Fatal Hempstead Drive Fire Under Investigation

Fatal Hempstead Drive Fire Under Investigation

One man was killed November 14 in an early afternoon fire in a Hempstead Drive apartment, authorities said. The fire is currently under investigation, according to a press release from the Franklin Township Police Department. Police received a call about the fire at about 1:37 p.m., according to the release. The unidentified occupant of the […]

North Brunswick Man Charged In Township Shooting

North Brunswick Man Charged In Township Shooting

A 31-year-old North Brunswick man has been arrested in connection with a Nov. 4 shooting on Somerset Street. Kasin A. Coffey was charged on Nov. 8 with 2nd Degree Aggravated Assault and 2nd Degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the shooting, which left a 25-year-old New Brunswick man with non-life-threatening injuries, according to a […]

New Brunswick Man Shot On Somerset Street, Injury Not Life-Threatening

New Brunswick Man Shot On Somerset Street, Injury Not Life-Threatening

A 25-year-old New Brunswick man was shot in the morning of Nov. 4 on Somerset Street, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. The man took himself to an area hospital for treatment, and his wound is not considered life-threatening, according to the release. At about 9:22 a.m., Franklin Township Police […]

Four Township Men Among 19 Snagged In ‘Operation Open Door’ Child Sex Sting

Four Township Men Among 19 Snagged In ‘Operation Open Door’ Child Sex Sting

Four township men were among 19 alleged child predators caught in a multi-agency law enforcement sting, authorities said Oct. 31. The men were caught in “Operation Open Door,” a sting led by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, in cooperation with a number of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the Franklin Township Police. […]

20-Year-Old Shooting Victim Dies Of Injuries; $5,000 Reward Still Offered

20-Year-Old Shooting Victim Dies Of Injuries; $5,000 Reward Still Offered

A 20-year-old township woman who was found shot in her car on Oct. 22 died two days later from her injuries, authorities said. Police found Monserrat Noyola-Narvaez unconscious behind the wheel of her car on Phillips Road, near Matilda Avenue, shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 22. Once officers realized she had been shot, she […]

$5,000 Reward Offered In Phillips Road Shooting

$5,000 Reward Offered In Phillips Road Shooting

Authorities are offering a reward of up to $5,000 to solve the Oct. 22 shooting on Matilda Avenue that left a 20-year-old township woman in critical condition. Earlier reports that the victim had been killed were incorrect. Police responded to a 9-1-1 call at about 7:20 p.m. reporting that shots had been fired, and a […]

Dayton Man Seriously Injured In Motorcycle Accident

Dayton Man Seriously Injured In Motorcycle Accident

A 20-year-old Dayton man sustained “numerous” serious injuries Oct. 14 after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car on Hamilton Street. Police said that Danyal Rizwan was riding his Yamaha motorcycle east on Hamilton Street shortly after 3 p.m. when it collided with a Toyota Highlander, driven by Mark Varga, 60, of Princeton, […]

Township Man Charged With Child Endangerment

Township Man Charged With Child Endangerment

A 50-year-old Somerset man who teaches at Watchung Hills Regional High School has been arrested on charges connected with his alleged sexual pursuit of a student there. Sean DiGiovanna, of Renfro Road, was arrested Oct. 10 at Warren Township Police headquarters and charged with one count of 3rd Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child […]

Somerset County Prosecutor Finds No Criminal Or Administrative Violations In FTPD ‘Union Time’ Use

Somerset County Prosecutor Finds No Criminal Or Administrative Violations In FTPD ‘Union Time’ Use

The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office has closed its investigation into township police use of its “union time” benefit, saying there is no evidence that any officer who used the perk violated the law or department policy. The Prosecutor’s Office did, however, criticize the FTPD’s former administrative team for poor record-keeping relating to the granting of […]

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