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Three Shooting Incidents Over Memorial Day Weekend Leave One Wounded, One Arrested

Three Shooting Incidents Over Memorial Day Weekend Leave One Wounded, One Arrested

A township man was wounded and another arrested on gun related charges in separate incidents over the Memorial Day Weekend. In total, there were three incidents involving guns over the weekend, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. That brings to seven the number of shooting incidents in the township over […]



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Township Woman Killed After Being Struck By Car

Township Woman Killed After Being Struck By Car

An 81-year-old township woman was killed May 28 after she was struck by a car while crossing a road, police said. Police said Ernestine Register, 81, of Franklin Park was struck by a car driven by Kylie Fisher, also of Franklin Park, while Register was crossing Ten Mile Run Boulevard. Responding to multiple 9-1-1 calls, […]



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Township Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of 4-Year-Old

Township Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of 4-Year-Old

A 31-year-old Whittier Avenue resident was charged May 25 with the sexual assault of a 4-year-old in a township store. David Lutz was charged with 2nd Degree Sexual Assault and 3rd Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child after the incident, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Police were called […]



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.45 Caliber Handgun, Hollow-Nose Bullets Net Weapons Charges For Bound Brook Man

.45 Caliber Handgun, Hollow-Nose Bullets Net Weapons Charges For Bound Brook Man

A Bound Brook man faces several weapons-related charges after he was allegedly found with a 45-caliber handgun and hollow-nose bullets. Isaiah Wilson, 25, was arrested at about 4:30 p.m. May 23 after he was stopped by members of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force and the Franklin Police Department in […]



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Guitars Worth $17,000 Stolen From Berger Street Home

Guitars Worth $17,000 Stolen From Berger Street Home

Musical instruments valued at $17,000 were stolen from a Berger Street home. Police said the owner reported the equipment was stolen sometime between May 15 and May 17. Stolen was: a wood-colored 1982 Gibson SG guitar valued at $2,200 an off-white 1969 Fender Stratocaster guitar, valued at $7,000 a wood-colored 1975 Ibanez guitar valued at […]



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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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