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Township Man Charged In Plainfield Resident’s Death

Township Man Charged In Plainfield Resident’s Death

An early morning car accident Jan. 22 resulted in the death of one man, and the arrest of a 25-year-old Franklin resident. Suraj Gagneja, of Somerset, was charged with 2nd Degree Death by Auto, 4th Degree Assault by Auto, and Driving While Intoxicated in connection with the death of Antoine King Jr., 22, of Plainfield, […]

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Family Displaced After Late-Night Fire

Family Displaced After Late-Night Fire

A late-night fire in a Burnham Street home displaced its residents, but did not result in any injuries. A 9-1-1 call reporting the fire was received by Franklin Township Police at about 10:15 p.m. on Jan. 19, according to an FTPD release. Police responding to the call saw heavy smoke coming from the home’s second […]

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Township Woman Seriously Injured When Struck By Car

Township Woman Seriously Injured When Struck By Car

A 36-year-old township woman was seriously injured Jan. 18 after she was hit by a car on Easton Avenue. Police responding to a 9-1-1 call placed at 10:11 p.m. found Dorian Appling lying in the road at Easton Avenue and JFK Boulevard, suffering from serious head injuries, according to a press release from the Franklin […]

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Vandals Strike Mailboxes In 18 Incidents On Five Streets

Vandals Strike Mailboxes In 18 Incidents On Five Streets

Police are investigating 18 cases of criminal mischief reported on five streets Jan. 14. In each of the cases, someone drove a vehicle onto properties and struck mailboxes, according to a release from the Franklin Township Police Department. The incidents happened on John E. Busch and Walnut avenues, and Culver, 9th and 12th streets, according […]

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Car Burglary Leads To Donation Of Sports Gear To FHS Student

Car Burglary Leads To Donation Of Sports Gear To FHS Student

Sometimes things do work out for the best. Te theft and use of a credit card last year recently ended with the victim being made whole, and a Franklin High School student the recipient of some new sports gear, according to township police. During a rash of car burglaries in 2017, a township resident’s purse […]

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Four Hurt In Multi-Auto Crash On Route 27

Four Hurt In Multi-Auto Crash On Route 27

Four people – including three New Brunswick High School students – were injured Jan. 8 after a multi-vehicle accident on Route 27. Police said that at about 2:52 p.m. a 2006 Nissan Quest driven by a 17-year-old from New Brunswick was traveling south on Rt. 27 when the car rear-ended a 1999 Infiniti, driven by […]

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Admitted Killer Of Rap Artist Denied Parole

Admitted Killer Of Rap Artist Denied Parole

One of two brothers who admitted to the 2013 murder in the township of an aspiring rap artist was recently denied parole. Antwan Cromedy, 32, was denied parole as of Jan. 3, according to a notification from the state Division of Criminal Justice. Cromedy, of Bound Brook, and his brother Zaire, 25, of New Brunswick, […]

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Township Clerk Charged With Insurance Fraud, Theft By Deception; Suspended Without Pay

Township Clerk Charged With Insurance Fraud, Theft By Deception; Suspended Without Pay

Township Clerk Ann Marie McCarthy remains free on no bail following her arrest in mid-December on insurance fraud and theft by deception charges. McCarthy, 52, faces between three and five years in prison for each of the two charges for which she was arrested: 3rd Degree Insurance Fraud and 3rd Degree Theft by Deception. She […]

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Township Man Convicted On Variety Of Sex Crime Charges

Township Man Convicted On Variety Of Sex Crime Charges

A 40-year-old township resident faces more than 30 years in jail following his Jan. 2 conviction on sex crime charges. Thomas Canales was found guilty of seven criminal counts, including three counts of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault, three counts of 3rd Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and one count of 4th Degree sexual […]

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Franklin Man Sentenced To 60 Years In State Prison For 2015 Murder

Franklin Man Sentenced To 60 Years In State Prison For 2015 Murder

A 35-year-old township man was sentenced to 60 years in state prison Dec. 21 for the murder of a Perth Amboy man on Valentine’s Day in 2015. Jahmmel Cephas was sentenced in New Brunswick by Superior Court Judge Colleen Flynn to 50 years in state prison for aggravated manslaughter, plus 10 years in prison for […]

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