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Township Doctor Charged In Sexual Assault Case

A township-based doctor faces two sexual assault charges stemming from an alleged January 12 incident, police said. The 64-year-old doctor, who lives in Belle Mead, was charged with 2nd Degree Sexual Assault and 4th Degree Sexual Contact, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Police said the victim reported that she […]

Somerset Man Faces Gun Charges

Somerset Man Faces Gun Charges

A 25-year-old Somerset man faces multiple gun-related charges after a motor vehicle stop on January 8. Police were conducting a “Quality of Life” investigation along Millstone Road, which included a motor vehicle stop on Spruce Street, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. During the investigation, police found a loaded 9mm […]

Police Investigating Shooting Incident On Voorhees Avenue

Police Investigating Shooting Incident On Voorhees Avenue

Authorities are seeking the public’s help in investigating a shooting that occurred in the evening of January 3. This is the second shooting incident in the township in two days. A New Brunswick man was shot to death outside a Cedar Grove Lane hotel on January 1. Township police, responding to a “shots fired” 9-1-1 […]

New Brunswick Man Shot Outside Township Hotel

New Brunswick Man Shot Outside Township Hotel

Police are asking for the public’s help in looking for the person who shot a man outside of a township hotel on New Year’s Day. Township police responding to a 9-1-1 call at about 2:31 a.m. at a Cedar Grove Lane hotel January 1 found a New Brunswick man, suffering from a gunshot wound, outside […]

Two Men Charged In November Murder Of Township Resident

Two Men Charged In November Murder Of Township Resident

Two men have been charged with the November 2 murder of a 34-year-old Franklin Park resident, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. A 30-year-old Edison man was arrested on December 22 and a 30-year-old Augusta, Ga. man was arrested on December 30, according to the release. The Edison man was […]

FTPD Holds Inaugural ‘Tuesday Night Talk’ On Facebook

FTPD Holds Inaugural ‘Tuesday Night Talk’ On Facebook

A word to the wise: the FTPD will be paying special attention to speeders on South Middlebush Road and to parked cars facing the wrong way on township streets. Those items were among the variety of public safety issues discussed December 1 during the Franklin Township Police Department’s inaugural virtual “Tuesday Night Talk.” Participating in […]

Updated: Township Man Dies From Gunshot Wound

Updated: Township Man Dies From Gunshot Wound

Update: Crime Stoppers of Somerset County, Inc. is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the people responsible for Sanchez’s homicide. Original Story: A 34-year-old township resident died November 2 from a gunshot wound, authorities said. The man, Denny Sanchez of Franklin Park, was found inside […]

Montauk School Buses Damaged By Fire In Yard

Montauk School Buses Damaged By Fire In Yard

Nine school buses owned by the Montauk Transit Service were damaged by fire early in the morning of November 3, authorities said. The buses were damaged while parked in the company’s Route 27 bus yard, according to an FTPD press release. Franklin Township police received a 9-1-1 call about the fire at about 12:17 a.m. […]

FTPD Gets First Black Captain; Two Others Promoted

FTPD Gets First Black Captain; Two Others Promoted

The Franklin Township Police Department’s first Black Captain is set to be formally sworn in to his post during the October 13 virtual Township Council meeting. Capt. Sean Hebbon, a nearly 24-year veteran of the FTPD, is one of three members of the force who were recently promoted to Captain. Also being formally sworn in […]

Two Somerset Men Busted On Drug Charges

Two Somerset Men Busted On Drug Charges

Two Hillcrest Avenue residents face multiple drug-related charges after a September 14 search of their home revealed cocaine valued at $50,000. The arrests stem from a joint investigation carried out by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force and the United State Postal Inspection Service that started on September 11, according […]

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