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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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Police Log: May 9 – 16, 2017

Police Log: May 9 – 16, 2017

May 9 James Lawrence of Somerset was cited for careless driving after his car collided with one driven by Julius Arinzeh of Somerset. Arinzeh said he was driving on Route 27 when Lawrence’s car turned in front of his. Stephanie Beckles of Somerset was cited for careless driving and failure to exhibit driving credentials after […]








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Video: See The Live-Stream From The 2017 Police Unity Tour Send-Off At FTPD Headquarters

Video: See The Live-Stream From The 2017 Police Unity Tour Send-Off At FTPD Headquarters

We were live the morning of May 10 at the send-off for the 2017 Police Unity Tour from the Franklin Township Police Department’s headquarters in the municipal complex on DeMott Lane. Hundreds of police officers from around the state and the country – as far away as California – assembled at the headquarters to start […]








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Updated: Fourth Township Shooting In Two Weeks Under Investigation

Updated: Fourth Township Shooting In Two Weeks Under Investigation

Update 2: Suspects have been identified in the four shootings that left four people wounded over the last three weeks, township Police Chief Lawrence Roberts told the Township Council on May 9. “Due to the investigative efforts of the detective bureau, we already have suspects,” Roberts said. “We’re diligently working on the case, we’ve put […]








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Updated: Police Seek Public’s Help In Locating Missing 15-Year-Old Girl

Updated: Police Seek Public’s Help In Locating Missing 15-Year-Old Girl

Update: Police said she returned home May 8. Original Story: Township police need the public’s help in looking for a missing 15-year-old girl. Police said that Shyyane Coley left her home in the Township after an argument with her mother. Her leaving was reported to police on April 16. She was last seen wearing a […]








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Philadelphia Man Charged With Burglarizing Township Business Twice In 24 Hours

Philadelphia Man Charged With Burglarizing Township Business Twice In 24 Hours

A 30-year-old Philadelphia man as been charged with burglarizing the same township business twice in less than 24 hours. Amadou Ba was charged with two counts of 3rd Degree Burglary in connection with the incidents, which occurred on May 3 and 4, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Township police […]








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Township Shooting Leaves 18-Year-Old Woman Wounded

Township Shooting Leaves 18-Year-Old Woman Wounded

Authorities are investigating an April 28 shooting which wounded a teenager who was not the intended target. At about 11:48 p.m., township police received a 9-1-1 call reporting gunshots around Baier Avenue, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Responding officers found an 18-year-old woman near Baier Avenue who was suffering […]








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Police Log: April 19 – April 25, 2017

Police Log: April 19 – April 25, 2017

April 18 James Genes of Hillsborough was cited for careless driving when his car rear-ended one driven on Amwell Road by Mechele Pron of Ringoes. Tahani Hamawy of East Brunswick was cited for careless driving after her collided with one driven by Maryellen Tetnowski of Belle Mead at the intersection of Laurel Avenue and Union […]








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Major Crime In Township Down 4.6 Percent From 2015 To 2016

Major Crime In  Township Down 4.6 Percent From 2015 To 2016

Although some categories did see increases, overall major crime in the township decreased by more than 4 percent from 2015 to 2016. According to “index crime” statistics gathered by the Franklin Township Police Department, the number of reported crimes in the Eight Villages decreased from 1,177 in 2015 to 1,123 in 2016, a drop of […]








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