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Fire Rips Through Three Homes In Kingsberry Acres

Fire Rips Through Three Homes In Kingsberry Acres

Three families were displaced following a fire Feb. 13 at Kingsberry Acres. No residents were injured in the blaze, but a Franklin Township Police officer was treated for a minor injury, according to a press release from the FTPD. The Kingsberry Drive blaze was initially reported at 6:26 a.m., according to the release. Arriving officers […]

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Police Seek Public’s Help In Locating Truck That Possibly Damaged Griggstown Bridge Tender’s Station

Police Seek Public’s Help In Locating Truck That Possibly Damaged Griggstown Bridge Tender’s Station

Township police are seeking the public’s help in locating the driver of a car that may have damaged the historic Griggstown bridge tender’s station. On Feb. 6, police were alerted to damage to the station, located at the Griggstown Causeway off Canal Road, according to a press release from the FTPD. The station was last […]

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Two Men Arrested, Third Sought In Green Brook Robbery That Spilled Into Township

Two Men Arrested, Third Sought In Green Brook Robbery That Spilled Into Township

Two men were arrested and a third is still at large in connection with a Jan. 27 incident that began with a robbery in Green Brook and ended with an attempted carjacking and an abandoned getaway vehicle in the township. Antwon Barksdale, 19, of Irvington, and Mario Cumberbatch, 32, of Brooklyn, N.Y. were arrested on […]

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Updated: Franklin Park Man Who Fled Religious Persecution Arrested By ICE, Facing Deportation

Updated: Franklin Park Man Who Fled Religious Persecution Arrested By ICE, Facing Deportation

Update 2: NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said he has “serious concerns” regarding how ICE picked up Liem and Sanger, according to a press release. In a Jan. 25 letter to U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Grewal wrote that “the fact that ICE arrested two parents as they were driving away from their children’s […]

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Family Cat Killed, House Heavily Damaged In Millstone Road Fire

Family Cat Killed, House Heavily Damaged In Millstone Road Fire

One of two family cats was killed in an afternoon fire Jan. 22 that severely damaged a Millstone Road home. Police said that a 9-1-1 call reporting the fire was received at about 3:41 p.m., and that responding officers reported seeing heavy smoke coming from the house. Fire fighters from East Franklin and Community fore […]

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Township Man Charged In Plainfield Resident’s Death

Township Man Charged In Plainfield Resident’s Death

An early morning car accident Jan. 22 resulted in the death of one man, and the arrest of a 25-year-old Franklin resident. Suraj Gagneja, of Somerset, was charged with 2nd Degree Death by Auto, 4th Degree Assault by Auto, and Driving While Intoxicated in connection with the death of Antoine King Jr., 22, of Plainfield, […]

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Family Displaced After Late-Night Fire

Family Displaced After Late-Night Fire

A late-night fire in a Burnham Street home displaced its residents, but did not result in any injuries. A 9-1-1 call reporting the fire was received by Franklin Township Police at about 10:15 p.m. on Jan. 19, according to an FTPD release. Police responding to the call saw heavy smoke coming from the home’s second […]

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Township Woman Seriously Injured When Struck By Car

Township Woman Seriously Injured When Struck By Car

A 36-year-old township woman was seriously injured Jan. 18 after she was hit by a car on Easton Avenue. Police responding to a 9-1-1 call placed at 10:11 p.m. found Dorian Appling lying in the road at Easton Avenue and JFK Boulevard, suffering from serious head injuries, according to a press release from the Franklin […]

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Vandals Strike Mailboxes In 18 Incidents On Five Streets

Vandals Strike Mailboxes In 18 Incidents On Five Streets

Police are investigating 18 cases of criminal mischief reported on five streets Jan. 14. In each of the cases, someone drove a vehicle onto properties and struck mailboxes, according to a release from the Franklin Township Police Department. The incidents happened on John E. Busch and Walnut avenues, and Culver, 9th and 12th streets, according […]

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Car Burglary Leads To Donation Of Sports Gear To FHS Student

Car Burglary Leads To Donation Of Sports Gear To FHS Student

Sometimes things do work out for the best. Te theft and use of a credit card last year recently ended with the victim being made whole, and a Franklin High School student the recipient of some new sports gear, according to township police. During a rash of car burglaries in 2017, a township resident’s purse […]

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