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Purses, Wallet Worth $560 Stolen From Car, Window Broken to Gain Entry

Two purses and a wallet valued at a total of $560 were stolen sometime between Sept. 15 and 16 from a car owned by Kristen Martinez of Amberly Court, police said. Martinez told police that someone broke the front passenger’s side window on her car and stole a Coach purse valued at $300, a Long […]

Flowers Stolen From Cedarhill Cemetery

Four Mum shrubs were stolen sometime late the night of Sept. 16 or early the next morning from the Cedarhill Cemetery on Wortman Street, police said. A cemetery employee reported the theft shortly before noon on Sept. 17, police said. The employee told police that the shrubs, valued at about $20, were located near the […]

Police Log: Sept. 16-17, 2013

A Somerset woman escaped injury Sept. 16 after her car crashed through a residential fence and into a tree. Autumn Benning told police that she was driving on John F. Kennedy Boulevard when a deer ran in front of her car. Benning said she swerved to avoid hitting the deer, lost control of her car […]

Car Burglaries Net More Than $5,000 in Cash and Items

A watch valued at $5,000 was one of the items stolen in three car burglaries that occurred sometime late in the night of Sept. 12 or early the next morning, police said. In the first case reported, at about 9:18 a.m. on Sept. 13, Prashant Kumar of Green Hill Manor Drive told police that someone […]

Police Log: Sept. 13-15, 2013

A fender-bender at Laurel Drive and Route 27 Sept. 13 resulted in a car chase involving the two drivers into South Brunswick, police said. Police said a Mack truck driven by David Moeller of Bristol, Pa., was preparing to move after the traffic light at Laurel and Rt. 27 turned green when his truck rolled […]

Franklin-Somerset First Aider Cited for Improper U-Turn, Misuse of Lights

An accident investigation Sept. 13 resulted in summonses for a member of the Franklin-Somerset First Aid Squad for allegedly making an improper U-turn on Easton Avenue and misuse of the emergency lights on the ambulance he was driving. The first aider, Evan M. Shegoski, 23, of Somerset, told police that he thought he had an […]

Police Log: Sept. 9-10, 2013

A Pennsylvania woman was cited Sept. 9 for careless driving after the car she was driving struck the rear end of another stopped car on School House Road. Police said the woman, Keeshia M. Muhammad,  said she did not stop in time. The other vehicle was driven by Nicholas Gerardi of Hillsborough, who told police […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]