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Township Resident Shot, Police Looking For Help

Township Resident Shot, Police Looking For Help

Police are investigating a July 17 shooting on Barker Road that left a township resident wounded. A 9-1-1 call reporting the shooting was received by Franklin Township Police at about 5:29 p.m., according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. FTPD detectives responding to the call found the unidentified victim, who was […]

Police Investigate Gunshot Damage To King Road Home

Police Investigate Gunshot Damage To King Road Home

What was thought at first to be fireworks turned out to be gunshots near a King Road home, and police are turning to the public for help in finding out who was responsible. Franklin Township Police received a 9-1-1 call reporting firework damage to a house in the King Road area at about 6:42 p.m. […]

Reward Increased For Information On Township Man’s Shooting Death

Reward Increased For Information On Township Man’s Shooting Death

The reward for information leading to the indictment of whoever is responsible for the May shooting death of a 30-year-old township man has been increased to up to $3,500. The increase of the reward from Crime Stoppers of Somerset County was announced in a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. David Anderson of […]

Reports: Double Shooting Results In Second Shooting Death In One Week

Reports: Double Shooting Results In Second Shooting Death In One Week

According to several unconfirmed reports, a man who was in an automobile that crashed into a Foxwood Drive home on May 25 was shot to death, and another man was shot and wounded. Rescue personnel responding to the accident call at about 11:10 p.m. found the man in the car, which had crashed into the […]

Four Township Men Caught In ‘Non-Support’ Sweep

Four Township Men Caught In ‘Non-Support’ Sweep

Four township men – including one who owed more than $16,000 – were caught up in the latest deadbeat parent sweep conducted by the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office. The sweep, held from May 7 to 9, resulted in the arrests of 37 deadbeat parents who owed a collective $1.3 million, according to a press release […]

Township Man Shot To Death, Police Seek Public’s Help

Township Man Shot To Death, Police Seek Public’s Help

A 30-year-old township man was shot to death May 18 in Naaman Williams Park, and authorities are seeking the public’s help in their investigation. David D. Anderson of Henry Street was found by police at an area hospital, where he was being treated for multiple gunshot wounds, according to a press release from the Somerset […]

Five Township Residents Arrested In ‘Operation X Out;’ Alleged Heroin Ring Busted

Five Township Residents Arrested In ‘Operation X Out;’ Alleged Heroin Ring Busted

Five township residents have been arrested, and a local heroin distribution ring dismantled, in connection with an investigation authorities dubbed “Operation X Out.” The five face gun- and drug-related charges, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Raids by police yielded heroin and marijuana valued at more than $52,000, as well […]

Township Woman Seriously Hurt In Auto-Truck Crash

Township Woman Seriously Hurt In Auto-Truck Crash

A 17-year-old Franklin Park woman was seriously injured April 5 after the car she was  driving collided with a Freightliner truck at Olcott Street and Amwell Road, police said. Police said the woman was making a left turn from Olcott to Amwell in a Honda Accord when the accident happened. Upon arrival, police found the […]

Franklin High School Student Charged With Making False Bomb Threat

Franklin High School Student Charged With Making False Bomb Threat

A 19-year-old Franklin High School student was arrested April 3 and charged for allegedly phoning in a false bomb threat to the school in January. The woman, Annissia Gayle of Somerset, remained in the Somerset County Jail, Somerville, on April 4 pending her detention hearing, according to court records. Gayle allegedly phoned in the threat […]

FTPD Gets $11,000 To Crack Down On Distracted Driving In April

FTPD Gets $11,000 To Crack Down On Distracted Driving In April

You shouldn’t be doing it anyway, but think twice for the first three weeks of April before you pick up that phone while driving. The state’s annual “U Text, U Drive, U Pay” crackdown on distracted driving begins April 1 – no joke – and the Franklin Township Police Department is one of 207 departments […]

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