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Video: See The Live-Stream From The 2017 Police Unity Tour Send-Off At FTPD Headquarters

Video: See The Live-Stream From The 2017 Police Unity Tour Send-Off At FTPD Headquarters

We were live the morning of May 10 at the send-off for the 2017 Police Unity Tour from the Franklin Township Police Department’s headquarters in the municipal complex on DeMott Lane. Hundreds of police officers from around the state and the country – as far away as California – assembled at the headquarters to start […]








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Updated: Fourth Township Shooting In Two Weeks Under Investigation

Updated: Fourth Township Shooting In Two Weeks Under Investigation

Update 2: Suspects have been identified in the four shootings that left four people wounded over the last three weeks, township Police Chief Lawrence Roberts told the Township Council on May 9. “Due to the investigative efforts of the detective bureau, we already have suspects,” Roberts said. “We’re diligently working on the case, we’ve put […]








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Updated: Police Seek Public’s Help In Locating Missing 15-Year-Old Girl

Updated: Police Seek Public’s Help In Locating Missing 15-Year-Old Girl

Update: Police said she returned home May 8. Original Story: Township police need the public’s help in looking for a missing 15-year-old girl. Police said that Shyyane Coley left her home in the Township after an argument with her mother. Her leaving was reported to police on April 16. She was last seen wearing a […]








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Philadelphia Man Charged With Burglarizing Township Business Twice In 24 Hours

Philadelphia Man Charged With Burglarizing Township Business Twice In 24 Hours

A 30-year-old Philadelphia man as been charged with burglarizing the same township business twice in less than 24 hours. Amadou Ba was charged with two counts of 3rd Degree Burglary in connection with the incidents, which occurred on May 3 and 4, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Township police […]








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Township Shooting Leaves 18-Year-Old Woman Wounded

Township Shooting Leaves 18-Year-Old Woman Wounded

Authorities are investigating an April 28 shooting which wounded a teenager who was not the intended target. At about 11:48 p.m., township police received a 9-1-1 call reporting gunshots around Baier Avenue, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Responding officers found an 18-year-old woman near Baier Avenue who was suffering […]








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Major Crime In Township Down 4.6 Percent From 2015 To 2016

Major Crime In  Township Down 4.6 Percent From 2015 To 2016

Although some categories did see increases, overall major crime in the township decreased by more than 4 percent from 2015 to 2016. According to “index crime” statistics gathered by the Franklin Township Police Department, the number of reported crimes in the Eight Villages decreased from 1,177 in 2015 to 1,123 in 2016, a drop of […]








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Police Seek Help In Fuller Street Shooting Investigation

Police Seek Help In Fuller Street Shooting Investigation

Police are asking for the public’s help in their investigation of the April 19 shooting of a New Brunswick man on Fuller Street. At about 3:35 p.m., township police responded to multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting gunshots being fired near Fuller Street, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Upon arrival, police […]








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Two Township Men Caught In County Sheriff’s Non-Support Sweep

Two Township Men Caught In County Sheriff’s Non-Support Sweep

Two township men were among 31 people rounded up by the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office in a three-day sweep of alleged deadbeat parents. Jesse Sutton, 57, and Charles Burney, 56, were among the men and women arrested in the roundup, which was carried out from April 4 to April 6. Sutton, who the Sheriff’s Office […]








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Police: We Weren’t Told Of Potential SGS Luring Incident

Police: We Weren’t Told Of Potential SGS Luring Incident

A potential luring incident early in the morning of April 5 involving elementary school children was never reported to township police, although a message from the school district said the FTPD was immediately notified after it happened. Lt. Phil Rizzo, a police department spokesman, said that police did not learn of the incident until they […]








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Police: $7,000 In Goods Stolen From Car

Police: $7,000 In Goods Stolen From Car

Nearly $7,000 in electronics, clothing and medications was stolen April 1 from a car parked on Appleton Road. Police did not say whether the car, a 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe, was locked at the time. Stolen was a Canon EOS7 camera with a accessories, valued at $3,600; an iPad Pro valued at $900; an iPad Air2 […]








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