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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 […]

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 […]

Bound Brook Men Charged With September Drive-By Shooting

Bound Brook Men Charged With September Drive-By Shooting

Two Bound Brook men were charged recently with attempted murder in connection with a September drive-by shooting on Franklin Boulevard. Dyshawn O. Williams, 23 and Sekuann D. Copeland, 22, both of Talmadge Avenue in Bound Brook, were charged with 1st Degree Attempted Murder and 2nd Degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose following […]

Six Injured In Early Morning Car Crash At Easton Avenue, Landing Lane

Six Injured In Early Morning Car Crash At Easton Avenue, Landing Lane

Six people were injured Nov. 26 in a two-car crash at Easton Avenue and Landing Lane that closed Easton for more than two hours. Township police received a 9-1-1 call reporting the accident at about 7:03 a.m., according to a press release from the FTPD. Arriving officers found the occupants of both cars trapped in […]

Police: Former Township Youth Minister Charged With Sexual Assault Of Teenagers

Police: Former Township Youth Minister Charged With Sexual Assault Of Teenagers

Update: Butler was found guilty on Nov. 16 of endangering the welfare of a child in the third degree and criminal sexual contact in the fourth degree, according to a press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office   Butler faces five years in state prison when he is sentenced on Feb. 11, 2019. As part of […]

Updated: Federal Judge Temporarily Stays Deportation Of Indonesian Men Arrested By ICE

Updated: Federal Judge Temporarily Stays Deportation Of Indonesian Men Arrested By ICE

Update: Liem and Sanger were released on bond on Nov. 15. The two are still fighting deportation. Original Story: A federal district court judge on Feb. 2 temporarily stayed the deportation of two Indonesian men – one of whom is a Franklin Park resident – who were arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The men, […]

Somerset Man Among 38 Busted For Non-Payment Of Child Support In Three-Day Sweep

Somerset Man Among 38 Busted For Non-Payment Of Child Support In Three-Day Sweep

A Somerset man was among 38 people arrested for non-support in Somerset County last month. Mark Montgomery, 55, was arrested on Oct. 23 for owing $23,603.02 in back child support payments, according to a press release from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office. Arrests were conducted throughout Somerset County and elsewhere, according to the release. In […]

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