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Police Log: July 11 – 15, 2017

Police Log: July 11 – 15, 2017

July 11 A car driven by Brent Leoni of Hillsborough rear-ended one driven by Rebecca Jimenez, also of Hillsborough, at Amwell Road and Cedar Grove Lane. Leoni said he looked away from traffic momentarily before the accident. Robin Sanjuan of Somerset was cited for careless driving after her car collided with one at Amwell and […]








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Four-Vehicle Crash Injures Three, Shuts Down Parts Of Easton Avenue

Four-Vehicle Crash Injures Three, Shuts Down Parts Of Easton Avenue

A four-vehicle accident on Easton Avenue during rush hour July 18 resulted in three injuries and a partial closure of the road, police said. Police said a 1998 Freightliner dump truck driven south on Easton by Antonio Gomes, 58, of Linden rear-ended a 2007 Acura RDX driven by Francisco Camacho, 59, of Somerset. The accident’s […]








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Police Log: July 7–4, 2017

Police Log: July 7–4, 2017

July 4 Grace Proctor of Franklin Park was cited for careless driving after her car rear-ended one on Easton Avenue driven by Timothy Hagerty of New Brunswick. July 5 Jean Cseke of Somerset was driving down Hamilton Street when, she said, a car driven by Hilda Ngangmuta of Somerset turned in front of hers and […]








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Two Township Residents Charged In Seven-Month Narcotics Investigation

Two Township Residents Charged In Seven-Month Narcotics Investigation

Two township residents were among 18 people arrested following a 7-month investigation that netted nearly $80,000 worth of drugs and a handgun. Michael Faligiano, 40, and Jennifer Gallo, 29, both of Somerset, were among 14 people charged with 3rd Degree Conspiracy and 3rd Degree Attempt to Possess a Controlled Dangerous Substance, according to a July […]








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Police Log: June 27 – July 4, 2017

Police Log: June 27 – July 4, 2017

June 27 Ronald Myers of North Brunswick was cited for driving without insurance after his car was backed into by one driven in a Route 27 parking lot by Mark Fonah of Franklin Park. Brianna Reece of Somerset was cited for improper passing after her car passed a number of stopped vehicles on the right […]








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Police Log: June 20-24, 2017

Police Log: June 20-24, 2017

June 20 Cara Padovano of North Brunswick was cited for failure to produce her driver’s license and failure to produce her insurance card, and Mark Keene, also of North Brunswick, was cited for careless driving after the two collided on Skillmans Lane.  The two were negotiating a curve on Skillmans when Keene’s car drifted out […]








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Two Somerset Residents, Six Others, Indicted In Connection With $500,000 Car Theft Scheme

Two Somerset Residents, Six Others, Indicted In Connection With $500,000 Car Theft Scheme

Two township residents were among eight people indicted on a variety of conspiracy and money laundering charges related to the alleged theft of cars and car loans worth more than $500,000. James Lamont Tutt, 43, and Shanel Terry, 35, were among those indicted by a state grand jury June 26. Also indicted were David L. […]








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Somerset Man, Two Others, Arrested With Eight Kilograms Of Cocaine

Somerset Man, Two Others, Arrested With Eight Kilograms Of Cocaine

A 30-year-old Somerset man was among three people arrested on charges that they conspired to distribute multi-kilograms of cocaine in and around New Brunswick. Yunior Martinez-Jimenez of Somerset, Palemon Silvestre Sierra, 41 and Indhira de los Santos Padilla, 33, both of New Brunswick, appeared in federal court in Newark on June 28 to face the […]








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Two FTPD Officers Defuse Situation With Distraught Girl Holding Knife

Two FTPD Officers Defuse Situation With Distraught Girl Holding Knife

Two township police officers are credited with defusing a tense situation with a distraught 11-year-old girl who had locked herself in her bedroom with a knife. At about 8:30 p.m. June 20, police received a 9-1-1 call about a person having a psychological crisis, according to a press release from the township Police Department. When […]








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After 30 Years, Police Chief Lawrence Roberts Is Calling It A Career

After 30 Years, Police Chief Lawrence Roberts Is Calling It A Career

Township Chief of Police Lawrence Roberts will retire in February, 2018, ending a 30-year career with the FTPD. Roberts, who has been chief since 2011, said that he has begin transferring some of his duties to Deputy Chief Richard Grammar, his probable successor. “We have in Franklin a succession plan, we plan for the future,” […]








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