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Overturned Truck Releases Small Chemical Spill On Bunker Hill Road

Overturned Truck Releases Small Chemical Spill On Bunker Hill Road

Part of Bunker Hill Road was closed for four hours June 15 after several gallons of lawn pesticides were spilled during a single-auto accident. According to police, FTPD received a 9-1-1 call at about 1:51 p.m., reporting that a utility truck had overturned on the road. Responding officers found a 2005 Isuzu JW4 on its […]








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Police Investigating Fight At FHS Resulting In Two Arrests

Police Investigating Fight At FHS Resulting In Two Arrests

A fight that resulted in the arrests of two Franklin High School students is under investigation by township police. FTPD spokesman Lt. Philip Rizzo said the fight occurred on June 8, and that the two 16-year-old youths taken into custody were later released to their parents. The incident is currently being investigated by the department’s […]








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FTPD Members Run For Special Olympics NJ

FTPD Members Run For Special Olympics NJ

A half-dozen Franklin Township police officers joined their colleagues across the state June 9 in running a stage of the 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run for the NJ Special Olympics. The officers ran with a contingent of South Brunswick police officers from their starting point at Bennington Parkway and Route 27. Accompanied by police cars […]








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Updated: Township Man Faces Multiple Charges, Including Sexual Assault, Attempted Murder

Updated: Township Man Faces Multiple Charges, Including Sexual Assault, Attempted Murder

Update: Cox pleaded guilty to charges of kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault, according to a published report. Cox in October will be sentenced to 23 years in prison, must register as a Meagan’s Law offender and faces parole for life, according to the report in the Highland Park Planet. Original Story: A 23-year-old township man […]








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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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Police Log: May 16 – May 23, 2017

Police Log: May 16 – May 23, 2017

May 16 Yi Shu of Connecticut was cited for careless driving after the car she was driving rear-ended one on Franklin Boulevard driven by Hetal Patel of Pennsylvania. Patel told police that she had slowed for a cat running across the road when her car was hit. Tara Kanetkar of Somerset was cited for careless […]








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