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FTPD Participates In Annual Torch Run For NJ Special Olympics

FTPD Participates In Annual Torch Run For NJ Special Olympics

A team of Franklin Township Police Department officers took part June 7 in the 41st annual Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraiser, helping to raise more than $50,000 for the organization. The group of 13 officers took off from the corner of Route 27 and Bennington Parkway after getting a hand-off of the torch from a […]

Hundreds Of Police Officers Leave Franklin For Police Unity Tour

Hundreds Of Police Officers Leave Franklin For Police Unity Tour

Four Franklin Township police officers were among nearly 400 men and women in blue who assembled in front of the Public Safety Building on DeMott Lane on a very rainy May 10 in preparation for the start of the 2024 Police Unity Tour to Washington, D.C. Over the next three days, the group, with the […]

Police Log for Feb. 25 To March 9, 2024

Police Log for Feb. 25 To March 9, 2024

02/25/2024 A Somerset resident was the victim of fraudulent activity on 02/23/24. The victim received a scam phone call from an alleged chief of police. The unknown suspect advised the victim to go to Walmart and have a barcode he provided scanned by an employee to transfer money. The victim suffered a loss of $3,960.00 […]

Five New Police Officers – Four Franklin Natives – Sworn In At Council Meeting

Five New Police Officers – Four Franklin Natives – Sworn In At Council Meeting

Five new Franklin Township Police officers – two of whom are graduates of the Youth Police Academy – were ceremoniously sworn in at the January 23 Township Council meeting. Additionally, four of the five are township natives, said Township Public Safety Director Quovella Maeweather. Those ceremoniously sworn in, and their hometowns, were: Speaking about the […]

‘Suspicious Package’ Shuts Down Municipal Complex

‘Suspicious Package’ Shuts Down Municipal Complex

UPDATE: Police have released a few more details about the incident. Police said that at about 4 p.m. on October 19, a man walked into police headquarters looking for help in opening a box he had received from a stranger. The man told police that he believed there was a large amount of cash and […]

New Brunswick Woman Sentenced To 11 Years In Prison For Crash That Killed Franklin Youth

New Brunswick Woman Sentenced To 11 Years In Prison For Crash That Killed Franklin Youth

A 33-year-old New Brunswick woman was recently sentenced to 11 years in state prison for a wrong-way fatal car crash that killed two children, including a boy from Franklin Township. Yokauri Batista-Alcantara was sentenced on August 16 by Superior Court Judge Benjamin Bucca. She will have to serve at least six years before she is […]

Garden State Track Club Awards Five Scholarships

Garden State Track Club Awards Five Scholarships

Five local students were awarded scholarships August 8 by the Garden State Track Club. The $500 scholarships were generated by funds from the annual Garden State 10 Miler, held by the Club each March in Colonial Park. The awards were distributed at the August 9 Township Council meeting. The scholarships show that “the police department, […]