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Police: 81-Year-Old Man Assaulted Over ‘MAGA’ Hat (Updated)

Police: 81-Year-Old Man Assaulted Over ‘MAGA’ Hat (Updated)

Update: 19-year-old Ryan M. Salvagno has been charged with assault, a disorderly person’s offense and harassment, a petty disorderly person’s offense after he allegedly tried to take a “Make America Great Again” cap from an 81-year-old man, assaulting him in the process. A release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office said that Salvagno followed the […]

Updated: Township Man, NBHS Vice-Principal, Killed By Drag-Racing Car

Updated: Township Man, NBHS Vice-Principal, Killed By Drag-Racing Car

Update 3: Garcia on Feb. 22 was indicted on a number of charges in connection with the incident, including aggravated manslaughter in the first degree, vehicular homicide in the second degree, knowingly leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death in the second degree, causing death while driving with a suspended license in the […]

New York Man Charged With Municipal Building Burglary

New York Man Charged With Municipal Building Burglary

A 25-year-old New York man was arrested on burglary and theft charges Feb. 15 in connection with a break-in at the township Municipal Building on DeMott Lane. Police said that Rasheem Robinson was charged with 3rd Degree Burglary, 3rd Degree Theft, and Criminal Mischief, a disorderly persons offense. According to a Franklin Township Police Department […]

Somerset Man Indicted For Death Of Rutgers Student

Somerset Man Indicted For Death Of Rutgers Student

A 36-year-old Somerset man was indicted Jan. 25 in connection with the September 2018 death of a Rutgers student in New Brunswick. A Grand Jury sitting in New Brunswick indicted David Stewart for 3d Degree Strict Liability Vehicular Homicide and for driving with a suspended license while involved in a motor vehicle accident causing the […]

FHS Evacuated After Bomb Threat, No Device Found

FHS Evacuated After Bomb Threat, No Device Found

A phoned-in bomb threat to Franklin High School the afternoon of Jan. 23 resulted in the school being evacuated, but no bomb being found. The threat was phoned in to the school at about 12:45 p.m., according to a press release from the Franklin Township Police Department. Patrol officers and detectives responded, and after an […]

Franklin High School Issued ‘Shelter In Place’ Order After ‘Veiled Threat’ Found

Franklin High School Issued ‘Shelter In Place’ Order After ‘Veiled Threat’ Found

Franklin High School was under a “shelter in place” order for about 90 minutes Jan. 18 after a teacher discovered what was thought to be a threatening note. The threat was later determined to be a hoax, according to township police. Just before 1 p.m., Franklin Township Police received a call about the note, which […]

Bound Brook Men Charged With September Drive-By Shooting

Bound Brook Men Charged With September Drive-By Shooting

Two Bound Brook men were charged recently with attempted murder in connection with a September drive-by shooting on Franklin Boulevard. Dyshawn O. Williams, 23 and Sekuann D. Copeland, 22, both of Talmadge Avenue in Bound Brook, were charged with 1st Degree Attempted Murder and 2nd Degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose following […]

FTPD, Prosecutor’s Detectives Investigating Christmas Eve Shooting

FTPD, Prosecutor’s Detectives Investigating Christmas Eve Shooting

Township police and county detectives are investigating the shooting of a 25-year-old North Brunswick man that may have occurred late on Dec. 24 near Stothoff Street. Officials from an unnamed area hospital contacted police at about 12:17 a.m. Dec. 25 to report that they were treating a man with a gunshot wound. The man underwent […]

New York Woman Charged With Prostitution In Township Massage Parlor

New York Woman Charged With Prostitution In Township Massage Parlor

A 47-year-old New York woman has been charged with prostitution after a month-long investigation into a township massage parlor. Yuhong J. Chen was arrested at about 1:45 p.m. Dec. 11 at Healthy Tone Spa on Route 27, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime […]

Township’s Presiding Municipal Court Judge Charged With Ethics Violations Over ‘Inappropriate’ Remark

Township’s Presiding Municipal Court Judge Charged With Ethics Violations Over ‘Inappropriate’ Remark

An alleged sexually charged quip made from the bench to a defendant has landed the township’s presiding Municipal Court judge in hot water with the state. The state Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct on Dec. 12 filed a formal complaint against Judge Hector Rodriguez, charging him with violating three canons of the state’s […]