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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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Carbon Monoxide From Faulty Boiler Sickens Two Families, Family Dog

Carbon Monoxide From Faulty Boiler Sickens Two Families, Family Dog

Two Churchill Avenue families and a family dog were sickened Dec. 15 when the boiler in the basement of their home malfunctioned and emitted carbon monoxide, police said. Police were alerted at about 11:42 a.m. by staff from an area hospital, in which the staff requested a welfare check on residents at the home, according […]

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Second Fake Gun Found On FHS Student

Second Fake Gun Found On FHS Student

Franklin High School officials have once again found a fake gun in a student’s possession. At about 1:30 p.m. Dec. 14, an “alert teacher” at the high school saw a 14-year-old male student put what she believed to be a handgun in his backpack, according to a press release from the Franklin Township Police Department. […]

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Township Man Faces Numerous Charges After ‘Three-Month Crime Spree’

Township Man Faces Numerous Charges After ‘Three-Month Crime Spree’

A 25-year-old Franklin Park man faces multiple charges – including six for attempted murder – following his alleged participation in what police said was a “three-month crime spree” that resulted in one death. Anthony “Smoke” Pinson was among seven members of what authorities called a “major gang” that committed robberies and murder in Middlesex and […]

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Police Log: Nov. 27 – Dec. 2, 2017

Police Log: Nov. 27 – Dec. 2, 2017

Nov. 27 A package containing a Sony Playstation 4 valued at $199 was stolen from a Minebrook Lane home’s porch. Two packages containing $170 worth of Old Navy clothing was stolen from the porch of a Holland Drive home. Nov. 28 A door frame on a Kingsberry Drive home was reported damaged. A Christmas wreath […]

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Fake Gun In Franklin High School Leads To Lockdown

Fake Gun In Franklin High School Leads To Lockdown

Township police are looking into why a 15-year-old Franklin High School student took a fake gun to school on Dec. 5. The gun fell out of the student’s backpack in-between classes, at about 9:30 a.m., prompting school security to call for a school lockdown, according to a press release from the FTPD. The lockdown lasted […]

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