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Car Burglary Nets $250 in Cash

In the fifth reported car burglary in the township in the last week, a Rachel Court man told police that someone entered his car and stole $250 from his wallet. Lawrence C. Labirt told police Sept. 17 that the burglary occurred sometime between late Sept. 15 and early Sept. 16. He said he did not […]

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Purses, Wallet Worth $560 Stolen From Car, Window Broken to Gain Entry

Two purses and a wallet valued at a total of $560 were stolen sometime between Sept. 15 and 16 from a car owned by Kristen Martinez of Amberly Court, police said. Martinez told police that someone broke the front passenger’s side window on her car and stole a Coach purse valued at $300, a Long […]

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Flowers Stolen From Cedarhill Cemetery

Four Mum shrubs were stolen sometime late the night of Sept. 16 or early the next morning from the Cedarhill Cemetery on Wortman Street, police said. A cemetery employee reported the theft shortly before noon on Sept. 17, police said. The employee told police that the shrubs, valued at about $20, were located near the […]

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Car Burglaries Net More Than $5,000 in Cash and Items

A watch valued at $5,000 was one of the items stolen in three car burglaries that occurred sometime late in the night of Sept. 12 or early the next morning, police said. In the first case reported, at about 9:18 a.m. on Sept. 13, Prashant Kumar of Green Hill Manor Drive told police that someone […]

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Franklin-Somerset First Aider Cited for Improper U-Turn, Misuse of Lights

An accident investigation Sept. 13 resulted in summonses for a member of the Franklin-Somerset First Aid Squad for allegedly making an improper U-turn on Easton Avenue and misuse of the emergency lights on the ambulance he was driving. The first aider, Evan M. Shegoski, 23, of Somerset, told police that he thought he had an […]

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Township Police Department Recognized As Among ‘Elite’ Departments

Township Police Department Recognized As Among ‘Elite’ Departments

The township police department formally received its certificate of accreditation from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police at the Sept. 10 Township Council meeting. The designation is awarded after a lengthy review of a department’s policies and procedures and interviews with community members. Harry Delgado, the association’s accreditation manager, said that only […]

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Police News: Department Accreditation Ceremony Set For Council Meeting

Police News: Department Accreditation Ceremony Set For Council Meeting

A ceremony recognizing the recent accreditation of the Police Department by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police is set for the Sept. 10 Township Council meeting. The department was evaluated by a team from NJSACOP in February, according to a release from the department. “Verification by the team that the Franklin Township […]

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Tractor-Trailer Overturns, Dumps 90,000-pound Concrete Form on Hamilton Street

Tractor-Trailer Overturns, Dumps 90,000-pound Concrete Form on Hamilton Street

  A portion of Hamilton Street was closed for several hours Wednesday after a tractor-trailer overturned at Veronica Avenue, dumping a 90,000-pound concrete form into the intersection. No one was injured in the 6:35 a.m. accident, police said. The tractor was driven by Ronald Kinmon, 57, of Bay Minette Alabama. Police blocked off Hamilton Street […]

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Somerset Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Somerset Man Charged With Attempted Murder

A township man remains in the Somerset County Jail after being charged Sept. 3 with the attempted murder of a woman in her apartment. Ahmed Taylor-Kamara, 26, of Arlington Avenue, was charged with 1st Degree Attempted Murder and 3rd Degree Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes, according to a release from the Somerset County […]

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Franklin Police Participate in Undercover Prostitution/Drug Operation

Township police participated in an undercover operation with four other law enforcement agencies that resulted in the Aug. 22 arrests of 14 people from five states on prostitution and drug-related charges. According to a press release on the arrests, the township police worked on a task force with detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, […]

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