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Township Police Department Recognized As Among ‘Elite’ Departments

Township Police Department Recognized As Among ‘Elite’ Departments

The township police department formally received its certificate of accreditation from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police at the Sept. 10 Township Council meeting. The designation is awarded after a lengthy review of a department’s policies and procedures and interviews with community members. Harry Delgado, the association’s accreditation manager, said that only […]



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Police News: Department Accreditation Ceremony Set For Council Meeting

Police News: Department Accreditation Ceremony Set For Council Meeting

A ceremony recognizing the recent accreditation of the Police Department by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police is set for the Sept. 10 Township Council meeting. The department was evaluated by a team from NJSACOP in February, according to a release from the department. “Verification by the team that the Franklin Township […]



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Police Log: Sept. 8, 2013: Attempted Burglary, Shoplifting, Fire

A Clover Place resident reported that someone tried to break into their home while they were away. Police said the resident said the incident happened between 2 p.m. and 4:19 p.m. The resident said she and her husband had just returned from a wake to find that someone had tried to break in through a […]



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Tractor-Trailer Overturns, Dumps 90,000-pound Concrete Form on Hamilton Street

Tractor-Trailer Overturns, Dumps 90,000-pound Concrete Form on Hamilton Street

  A portion of Hamilton Street was closed for several hours Wednesday after a tractor-trailer overturned at Veronica Avenue, dumping a 90,000-pound concrete form into the intersection. No one was injured in the 6:35 a.m. accident, police said. The tractor was driven by Ronald Kinmon, 57, of Bay Minette Alabama. Police blocked off Hamilton Street […]



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Somerset Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Somerset Man Charged With Attempted Murder

A township man remains in the Somerset County Jail after being charged Sept. 3 with the attempted murder of a woman in her apartment. Ahmed Taylor-Kamara, 26, of Arlington Avenue, was charged with 1st Degree Attempted Murder and 3rd Degree Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes, according to a release from the Somerset County […]



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Franklin Police Participate in Undercover Prostitution/Drug Operation

Township police participated in an undercover operation with four other law enforcement agencies that resulted in the Aug. 22 arrests of 14 people from five states on prostitution and drug-related charges. According to a press release on the arrests, the township police worked on a task force with detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, […]



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Sayreville Man Charged With Township Robbery

Sayreville Man Charged With Township Robbery

Authorities have charged a Sayreville man with the Aug. 3 armed robbery of a township resident. Christopher Boston, 19, of Smith Street, Sayreville was charged with First Degree Robbery, police said. A 15-year-old told police that he was sitting in a car at Hempstead Gardens at about 8:30 p.m. when a man pointed a gun […]



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$5,000 Reward, But No New Leads in Multiple Shooting Incidents

$5,000 Reward, But No New Leads in Multiple Shooting Incidents

A $5,000 reward has been posted for information into last weekend’s multiple shootings that left a township man wounded and included a shootout in a parking lot. Police have no new information on the incidents, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Jack Bennett said Wednesday. The incidents began on shortly after 3 p.m. Aug. 23 when […]



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Somerset Men Indicted on Attempted Murder, Weapons, Drug Charges

Somerset Men Indicted on Attempted Murder, Weapons, Drug Charges

Two Somerset men were indicted Aug. 28 on drug-related, weapons and attempted murder charges. A Grand Jury returned indictments on multiple charges against Pablo Hernandez-Garcia, 26 and Luis Carreon, 24 in connection with a July incident in the township. The two face charges of 1st Degree attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder,  2nd Degree […]



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