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Fake Gun In Franklin High School Leads To Lockdown

Fake Gun In Franklin High School Leads To Lockdown

Township police are looking into why a 15-year-old Franklin High School student took a fake gun to school on Dec. 5. The gun fell out of the student’s backpack in-between classes, at about 9:30 a.m., prompting school security to call for a school lockdown, according to a press release from the FTPD. The lockdown lasted […]

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FMS 7th Grader Temporarily Taken Into Custody By FTPD After School Fight

FMS 7th Grader Temporarily Taken Into Custody By FTPD After School Fight

A Dec. 1 fight among Franklin Middle School students ended with one of the combatants being temporarily placed in custody by the Franklin Township Police Department. Police released few details because the incident involved juveniles. But FTPD spokesman Lt. Phil Rizzo did provide an emailed statement. “Our School Resource Officer and School Security were alerted […]

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Updated: Police Said To Be Investigating Incident At Pine Grove Manor School

Updated: Police Said To Be Investigating Incident At Pine Grove Manor School

Update: Police said the incident was not a threat, simply a parent who was not familiar with the school’s pick-up procedures trying to get their children. No children were threatened. Original Story: Police are investigating an incident involving children that occurred Nov. 27 at Pine Grove Manor School, according to district officials. According to a […]

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Update: Township Man Seriously Injured After Deer Crashes Through Car’s Windshield

Update: Township Man Seriously Injured After Deer Crashes Through Car’s Windshield

Update: Police said that Mark Rodgers died from his injuries at 2:50 p.m. on Nov. 28. Original Story: A 63-year-old township man was listed in serious condition Nov. 25, one day after a deer crashed through his car’s windshield on South Middlebush Road. Police said that Mark Rodgers of Somerset was driving his 2017 Hyundai […]

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Electronics Thieves Hit Conerly Road School

Electronics Thieves Hit Conerly Road School

Another township school was hit by electronics thieves, who got away with about 50 computers, police and district officials say. Sometime in the overnight hours of Nov. 19, a window at Conerly Road Elementary School was broken, allowing entry for the thieves, said FTPD spokesman Lt. Phil Rizzo. A total of 50 computers were taken […]

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Police Investigate Possible Links Among Shooting Of Two Men, Recovered Handguns, And Man Arrested On Gun And Drug Charges

Police Investigate Possible Links Among Shooting Of Two Men, Recovered Handguns, And Man Arrested On Gun And Drug Charges

Police are investigating the Nov. 14 shooting of two Franklin Township residents as they sat in a car on Winston Drive. Both unidentified men, aged 23 and 24 years, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to a press release on the incident from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. As part of their investigation, authorities are trying to […]

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FTPD Sergeant Accused In Road Rage Incident With Off-Duty Cop Released From Jail

FTPD Sergeant Accused In Road Rage Incident With Off-Duty Cop Released From Jail

The man a Franklin Township Police sergeant allegedly pulled a gun on and pursued in a car in southern New Jersey was an off-duty police officer. That was just one of the revelations Nov. 8 during a pre-trial detention hearing for the township officer, Sgt. Teddy Cerra. Cerra was arrested on multiple charges by State […]

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Hillsborough Man Charged With Two Township Bank Robberies

Hillsborough Man Charged With Two Township Bank Robberies

A Hillsborough man remains in the Somerset County Jail, Somerville, facing charges that he robbed two township banks over the last three months. Quintin D. Watson, 50, was arrested at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in the parking lot of an unnamed Hillsborough restaurant in connection with bank robberies that took place in September and November, […]

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Township Police Sergeant, Firearms Dealer, Arrested On Multiple Charges In Burlington County

Township Police Sergeant, Firearms Dealer, Arrested On Multiple Charges In Burlington County

A Franklin Township Police sergeant remained in the Burlington County Jail in Mt. Holly Nov. 5, following his arrest by State Police on multiple charges. Sgt. Teddy Cerra, 42, of Southampton, was charged on Nov. 1 with a weapons offense, robbery, aggravated assault and driving while intoxicated after an altercation with another driver on Red […]

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‘Suspicious Man’ Reported At Franklin Middle School

‘Suspicious Man’ Reported At Franklin Middle School

Township police are “actively investigating” reports of a “suspicious person” on the perimeter of Franklin Middle School. A Nov. 3 message from the township to FMS parents via NIXLE said that the man has been sighted over the past several days in the mornings and afternoons. FTPD Lt. Phil Rizzo said that no children were […]

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