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Township Man Charged With Possession Of Child Porn

Township Man Charged With Possession Of Child Porn

A 70-year-old township man and retired math teacher has been released from Somerset County Jail following his Feb. 23 arrest on child pornography related charges. Kent Kollmer of Norris Road in Somerset was released through a court order, according to court documents. Kollmer taught math for nearly 40 years in New Brunswick High School, retiring […]

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Franklin High School Investigation Results In Increased Police Presence On Campus

Franklin High School Investigation Results In Increased Police Presence On Campus

Authorities are investigating information received by township police Feb. 23 which prompted an increased police presence at Franklin High School. The matter is the subject of an “ongoing juvenile investigation” by the FTPD and Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office detectives, SCPO spokesman Jack Bennett said in an email. “No additional information to be released at this […]

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Police: 14-Year-Old Made Threat Against High School

Police: 14-Year-Old Made Threat Against High School

A 14-year-old township boy was arrested and suspended from school in connection with his allegedly making an online threat against Franklin High School on Feb. 15. Police and district officials determined the threat to not be credible before the youth was arrested, according to a press release from the Franklin Township Police Department. No students […]

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Fire Rips Through Three Homes In Kingsberry Acres

Fire Rips Through Three Homes In Kingsberry Acres

Three families were displaced following a fire Feb. 13 at Kingsberry Acres. No residents were injured in the blaze, but a Franklin Township Police officer was treated for a minor injury, according to a press release from the FTPD. The Kingsberry Drive blaze was initially reported at 6:26 a.m., according to the release. Arriving officers […]

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Police Investigating Shotgun Blasts Near Beekman Road And Rachel Court

Police Investigating Shotgun Blasts Near Beekman Road And Rachel Court

[huge_it_maps id=”6″] There were no apparent injuries Feb. 9 after a shotgun was fired out of a car in the Rachel Court/Beekman Road area, police said. The car left the area after the shots were fired, said Franklin Township Police spokesman Lt. Phil Rizzo. “Multiple” shotgun shells were found on Beekman, near its intersection with […]

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Police Seek Public’s Help In Locating Truck That Possibly Damaged Griggstown Bridge Tender’s Station

Police Seek Public’s Help In Locating Truck That Possibly Damaged Griggstown Bridge Tender’s Station

Township police are seeking the public’s help in locating the driver of a car that may have damaged the historic Griggstown bridge tender’s station. On Feb. 6, police were alerted to damage to the station, located at the Griggstown Causeway off Canal Road, according to a press release from the FTPD. The station was last […]

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Federal Judge Temporarily Stays Deportation Of Indonesian Men Arrested By ICE

Federal Judge Temporarily Stays Deportation Of Indonesian Men Arrested By ICE

A federal district court judge on Feb. 2 temporarily stayed the deportation of two Indonesian men – one of whom is a Franklin Park resident – who were arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The men, Gunawan Liem of Franklin Park and Roby Sanger of Metuchen, were arrested on Jan. 25 after they dropped their […]

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Two Men Arrested, Third Sought In Green Brook Robbery That Spilled Into Township

Two Men Arrested, Third Sought In Green Brook Robbery That Spilled Into Township

Two men were arrested and a third is still at large in connection with a Jan. 27 incident that began with a robbery in Green Brook and ended with an attempted carjacking and an abandoned getaway vehicle in the township. Antwon Barksdale, 19, of Irvington, and Mario Cumberbatch, 32, of Brooklyn, N.Y. were arrested on […]

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Updated: Franklin Park Man Who Fled Religious Persecution Arrested By ICE, Facing Deportation

Updated: Franklin Park Man Who Fled Religious Persecution Arrested By ICE, Facing Deportation

Update 2: NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said he has “serious concerns” regarding how ICE picked up Liem and Sanger, according to a press release. In a Jan. 25 letter to U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Grewal wrote that “the fact that ICE arrested two parents as they were driving away from their children’s […]

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Family Cat Killed, House Heavily Damaged In Millstone Road Fire

Family Cat Killed, House Heavily Damaged In Millstone Road Fire

One of two family cats was killed in an afternoon fire Jan. 22 that severely damaged a Millstone Road home. Police said that a 9-1-1 call reporting the fire was received at about 3:41 p.m., and that responding officers reported seeing heavy smoke coming from the house. Fire fighters from East Franklin and Community fore […]

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