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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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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Township Man Charged In Murder Of His Elderly Mother

Township Man Charged In Murder Of His Elderly Mother

A 60-year-old township man has been charged with killing his 82-year-old mother in their home, authorities said. Dalton Chiscolm Jr. of Haverhill Place was charged with 1st Degree Homicide in connection with the death of his mother, Roberta Ann Taylor, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. An autopsy on Taylor […]

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Township Man Charged With Vehicular Homicide In Rutgers Student’s Death

Township Man Charged With Vehicular Homicide In Rutgers Student’s Death

A 36-year-old Somerset man has been charged with vehicular homicide in the Sept. 28 death of a Rutgers student in New Brunswick. David Stewart has been charged by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office with with 3rd Degree Strict Liability Vehicular Homicide for being under the influence of marijuana when his car hit and killed a […]

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Part Of Easton Avenue To Be Closed For Accident Investigation

Part Of Easton Avenue To Be Closed For Accident Investigation

Part of Easton Avenue will be closed for several hours Oct. 7 for a continuing investigation into a fatal accident. Easton Avenue between Cedar Grove Lane and Willow Avenue will be closed for “two to three hours” starting at 8 a.m., according to Franklin Township Police Department Lt. Phil Rizzo and Somerset County Public Safety. […]

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Woman Killed, Two Injured, In Easton Avenue Car Crash

Woman Killed, Two Injured, In Easton Avenue Car Crash

A 59-year-old Clinton woman was killed and two other people were injured Oct. 4 in an auto accident at Easton Avenue and Culver Street, police said. The accident happened shortly before 2 p.m., police said, when a 2005 Dodge Ram pickup driven southbound on Easton Avenue by Jhonny Herrera, 40, of North Brunswick struck a […]

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Update: Township Men Face Weapons, Burglary Charges In Alleged Hillsborough Attempted Break-In

Update: Township Men Face Weapons, Burglary Charges In Alleged Hillsborough Attempted Break-In

Update: Authorities are looking for an 18-year-old township man in connection with the attempted burglary of a Hillsborough home in August. An arrest warrant has been issued for Omar S. Griggs, whose last known address was on Hempstead Drive, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Griggs and Jhamir Hoagland have […]

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