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Township Police Play ‘Integral’ Role In Apprehending Suspected House Burglar

Township Police Play ‘Integral’ Role In Apprehending Suspected House Burglar

Township police played an unspecified but “integral” role in the April 1 arrest of an Edison man who authorities said burglarized homes in Middlesex and Bergen counties. Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano said in a release that Herbbie Sheffield, 46, was arrested in Old Bridge by members of the Somerset County Burglary Task Force […]

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UPDATE: Reward Offered In Violent Assault Of Franklin High School Senior

UPDATE: Reward Offered In Violent Assault Of Franklin High School Senior

An 18-year-old Franklin High School senior who was “violently assaulted” early in the morning of April 26 remains in critical condition, officials said. A $2,500 reward is being offered by Crime Stoppers of Somerset County for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person responsible for the attack on the 18-year-old woman, according to […]

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Lumberton Man Convicted Of Robbing Township Electronics Store

A Lumberton man was convicted March 27 of 1st Degree Armed Robbery in connection with an October 2011 robbery at a township Radio Shack store. Michael Mitchell, 31, was convicted after a trial in state Superior Court, Somerville, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. In the release, authorities said Mitchell […]

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St. Matthias School Evacuated After Written Bomb Threat Found

A “limited number” of St. Matthias School students were evacuated for a short time March 10 after a written bomb threat was found on a door of a 4th grade classroom, police said. Police said the threat was found by a teacher at the John F. Kennedy Boulevard school shortly after 8 a.m. The not […]

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Police: Metal Table Stolen From Apartment Patio

A Franklin Greens apartment resident reported March 1 that someone stole a metal table from their patio. Police said the apartment is located on the first floor of building facing John F. Kennedy Boulevard. The 40-inch table, valued at $150, was described as being made of brown metal with a glass top. The owner said […]

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Township Child Treated At St. Barnabas After Accidentally Burning Himself

A 7-year-old township child is being treated at St. Barnabas Burn Center after sustaining 2nd degree burns over 30 percent of his body, police said. Police responded to a 9-1-1 call at about 4:42 p.m. to find that the boy had accidentally pulled a pot of boiling water onto himself. Emergency medical personnel from Robert […]

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No Abuse Or Neglect In Case Of Child Left On School Bus; Prosecutor Still Reviewing Incident

A January incident in which a 3-year-old was left on a Franklin Park School bus all day was deemed by a state agency to not be a case of child abuse or neglect, but rather one of “miscommunication.” But the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office and township police are still reviewing the matter for possible criminal […]

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Update: Township Youth Charged With Arson For High School Fire

A 16-year-old township resident has been arrested in connection with the Feb. 27 fire that briefly emptied out Franklin Township High School. In a release about the incident, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Capt. Jack Bennett said the youth has been charged with 2nd Degree Aggravated Arson. Bennett said the youth used a lighter to […]

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Police: Ray Street Car Used For Target Practice?

An unoccupied car on Ray Street was shot at multiple times the evening of Feb. 25, police said. Township police received a call about gunshots at about 8:40 p.m., according to a release on the incident from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Township police officers, detectives and members of the prosecutor’s Major Crimes Unit responded, […]

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Police: Dispute Over Cell Phone Charger Lands Man In Hospital

A fight over a cell phone charger led to a man being sent to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, police said. Police reported that on Feb. 25, a fight between two men broke out in front of a Pickering Place home. Police said the two men – identified only as a 41-year-old Asian […]

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