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FMS 7th Grader Temporarily Taken Into Custody By FTPD After School Fight

FMS 7th Grader Temporarily Taken Into Custody By FTPD After School Fight

A Dec. 1 fight among Franklin Middle School students ended with one of the combatants being temporarily placed in custody by the Franklin Township Police Department. Police released few details because the incident involved juveniles. But FTPD spokesman Lt. Phil Rizzo did provide an emailed statement. “Our School Resource Officer and School Security were alerted […]

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FTPD Recovers Some Computers Stolen From Elementary Schools, Investigation Ongoing

FTPD Recovers Some Computers Stolen From Elementary Schools, Investigation Ongoing

Some of the computers stolen from two district schools since the start of the 2017-18 school year have been recovered. the township’s top school administrator said on Nov. 30. Although some of the electronic devices stolen from Hillcrest and Conerly Road schools were found, no arrests have been made as yet, a Franklin Township Police […]

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Updated: Police Said To Be Investigating Incident At Pine Grove Manor School

Updated: Police Said To Be Investigating Incident At Pine Grove Manor School

Update: Police said the incident was not a threat, simply a parent who was not familiar with the school’s pick-up procedures trying to get their children. No children were threatened. Original Story: Police are investigating an incident involving children that occurred Nov. 27 at Pine Grove Manor School, according to district officials. According to a […]

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Update: Township Man Seriously Injured After Deer Crashes Through Car’s Windshield

Update: Township Man Seriously Injured After Deer Crashes Through Car’s Windshield

Update: Police said that Mark Rodgers died from his injuries at 2:50 p.m. on Nov. 28. Original Story: A 63-year-old township man was listed in serious condition Nov. 25, one day after a deer crashed through his car’s windshield on South Middlebush Road. Police said that Mark Rodgers of Somerset was driving his 2017 Hyundai […]

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Electronics Thieves Hit Conerly Road School

Electronics Thieves Hit Conerly Road School

Another township school was hit by electronics thieves, who got away with about 50 computers, police and district officials say. Sometime in the overnight hours of Nov. 19, a window at Conerly Road Elementary School was broken, allowing entry for the thieves, said FTPD spokesman Lt. Phil Rizzo. A total of 50 computers were taken […]

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Township Police Officer Given State PBA ‘Valor Award’

A Franklin Township Police officer who shot a man who had broken into his home was one of the state PBA’s “Valor Award” recipients Nov. 18. Officer Keith Hermann was one of 11 state PBA members to win the association’s “Bronze” award. Hermann’s actions came in March, 2017, when he confronted 19-year-old Tyree Cook of […]

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Police Investigate Possible Links Among Shooting Of Two Men, Recovered Handguns, And Man Arrested On Gun And Drug Charges

Police Investigate Possible Links Among Shooting Of Two Men, Recovered Handguns, And Man Arrested On Gun And Drug Charges

Police are investigating the Nov. 14 shooting of two Franklin Township residents as they sat in a car on Winston Drive. Both unidentified men, aged 23 and 24 years, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to a press release on the incident from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. As part of their investigation, authorities are trying to […]

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Police Log: Nov. 9-13

Police Log: Nov. 9-13

Nov. 9 A Carriage Trail resident told police that someone entered her home and stole her purse, and the $11 cash in it. Nov. 10 A man was seen looking into parked cars early in the morning on Whittier Avenue. Surveillance video showed the man was about 5’5″ to 6′ tall, and was wearing a […]

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FTPD Sergeant Accused In Road Rage Incident With Off-Duty Cop Released From Jail

FTPD Sergeant Accused In Road Rage Incident With Off-Duty Cop Released From Jail

The man a Franklin Township Police sergeant allegedly pulled a gun on and pursued in a car in southern New Jersey was an off-duty police officer. That was just one of the revelations Nov. 8 during a pre-trial detention hearing for the township officer, Sgt. Teddy Cerra. Cerra was arrested on multiple charges by State […]

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Hillsborough Man Charged With Two Township Bank Robberies

Hillsborough Man Charged With Two Township Bank Robberies

A Hillsborough man remains in the Somerset County Jail, Somerville, facing charges that he robbed two township banks over the last three months. Quintin D. Watson, 50, was arrested at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in the parking lot of an unnamed Hillsborough restaurant in connection with bank robberies that took place in September and November, […]

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