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FTPD, PBA 154 Thank 3rd Grader For Donation With Surprise Party

FTPD, PBA 154 Thank 3rd Grader For Donation With Surprise Party

As far as 9-year-old Meghna Sakar knew, she, her parents, brother and some friends were visiting the township Police Department June 5 for a private tour. The tour had been arranged by FTPD Chief Richard Grammar, as a way to say “Thank-You” to the 3rd Grader for raising $300 for the department’s Bullet Proof Vest […]

Report: Township Cop Busted For DWI While On Duty; Details Shrouded In Prosecutor’s Investigation

Report: Township Cop Busted For DWI While On Duty; Details Shrouded In Prosecutor’s Investigation

An on-duty township Police officer was charged in April with driving under the influence of drugs the same day the case was transferred from Franklin Township Municipal Court to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Court records show that Matthew D. Ellery was charged on April 15 with DWI, for an incident that occurred a little […]

‘Porn Production Company’ Members Charged With Child Endangerment

‘Porn Production Company’ Members Charged With Child Endangerment

Four township residents who authorities say ran a “pornography production company” out of their Coburn Lane home have been arrested on charges including aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, according to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. The four residents were allegedly filming pornography in the house, and, the release said, investigators […]

Reports: Double Shooting Results In Second Shooting Death In One Week

Reports: Double Shooting Results In Second Shooting Death In One Week

According to several unconfirmed reports, a man who was in an automobile that crashed into a Foxwood Drive home on May 25 was shot to death, and another man was shot and wounded. Rescue personnel responding to the accident call at about 11:10 p.m. found the man in the car, which had crashed into the […]

Early Morning Fire Damages Two Becket Place Condominiums

Early Morning Fire Damages Two Becket Place Condominiums

Residents of two Becket Place condominiums were displaced May 23 as a result of an early morning fire. There were no reported injuries. Police received a call about the fire at approximately 5:49 a.m., according to a Franklin Township Police Department press release. Responding officers saw black smoke and flames coming from the units’ garage […]

Four Township Men Caught In ‘Non-Support’ Sweep

Four Township Men Caught In ‘Non-Support’ Sweep

Four township men – including one who owed more than $16,000 – were caught up in the latest deadbeat parent sweep conducted by the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office. The sweep, held from May 7 to 9, resulted in the arrests of 37 deadbeat parents who owed a collective $1.3 million, according to a press release […]

Township Man Shot To Death, Police Seek Public’s Help

Township Man Shot To Death, Police Seek Public’s Help

A 30-year-old township man was shot to death May 18 in Naaman Williams Park, and authorities are seeking the public’s help in their investigation. David D. Anderson of Henry Street was found by police at an area hospital, where he was being treated for multiple gunshot wounds, according to a press release from the Somerset […]

Township Man Given 27-Year Sentence In 2017 Shooting Death Of Woman

Township Man Given 27-Year Sentence In 2017 Shooting Death Of Woman

A township man must serve a minimum of 23 years in state prison for the August 2017 shooting death of  18-year-old Chamari Webb in front of a relative’s Battle Place home. Tamar Reaves, 20, of Park Street, was sentenced on May 16 to 27 years in state prison with 23 years of parole ineligibility after […]

Staten Island Man Caught In Child Sex Sting At Township Coffee Shop

Staten Island Man Caught In Child Sex Sting At Township Coffee Shop

A 31-year-old Staten Island man faces multiple charges after he was arrested May 10 when he thought he was meeting a 13-year-old girl at a township coffee shop for a rendezvous that would lead to sex. Thomas McKernan was arrested at about 11:35 a.m. at the unnamed Cedar Grove Lane shop, following a month-long investigation […]

Five Township Residents Arrested In ‘Operation X Out;’ Alleged Heroin Ring Busted

Five Township Residents Arrested In ‘Operation X Out;’ Alleged Heroin Ring Busted

Five township residents have been arrested, and a local heroin distribution ring dismantled, in connection with an investigation authorities dubbed “Operation X Out.” The five face gun- and drug-related charges, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Raids by police yielded heroin and marijuana valued at more than $52,000, as well […]