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Second New Brunswick Man Charged With May 2019 Township Resident’s Murder

Second New Brunswick Man Charged With May 2019 Township Resident’s Murder

A 29-year-old New Brunswick man has been arrested din connection with the May 2019 murder of a Franklin residents. The man is the second person arrested in the case, the first arrest coming in November 2019. At that time, a 28-year-old New Brunswick man was charged with the killing of 30-year-old David D. Anderson, according […]

Township Man Wounded In Early Morning Weekend Shooting

Township Man Wounded In Early Morning Weekend Shooting

Police are investigating a May 16 shooting that left a township man wounded. Township police received a call at about 1:05 a.m. reporting gunshots near Oak Avenue and Route 27, according to a press release the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office issued on May 20. Arriving officers found a car with bullet holes, and a man […]

South Brunswick Man Killed Crossing Route 27

South Brunswick Man Killed Crossing Route 27

A 63-year-old South Brunswick man was killed early on March 12 when he tried to cross Route 27 near South Middlebush Road, police said. Police said the man was struck by a 2006 Lexus traveling south on the state highway shortly after 6 a.m. Responding officers found the man lying on the road, unresponsive, according […]

Township 19-Year-Old Charged With Murder Of New Brunswick Man

Township 19-Year-Old Charged With Murder Of New Brunswick Man

A 19-year-old township man faces a murder charge in connection with the death of Sharif Austin, 21, of New Brunswick, according to a January 2 press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. Police say that Austin was shot at the corner of Lee Avenue and Handy Street in New Brunswick at about 11:55 p.m. […]

Barker Road Shooting Under Investigation; No Reported Injuries

Barker Road Shooting Under Investigation; No Reported Injuries

Law enforcement authorities are investigating a shooting that occurred on Barker Road on December 30. There were no injuries in the shooting, just property damage, said Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Det. Frank Roman. “We can confirm that there was a shooting with no injuries, just property damage,” Roman said in an email. “The matter […]

Updated: Four Rubin Family Members, Two Others, Charged With Running Retail Theft Ring

Updated: Four Rubin Family Members, Two Others, Charged With Running Retail Theft Ring

UPDATE: A Somerset County Grand Jury handed down indictments for the four Rubin family members and their two employees, the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office said on December 20. The Grand Jury charged David Rubin, Lisa Rubin, Sherylee Rubin, Batsheva Rubin-Rivera, Andre Watts and Dunia Patricia Hernandez with second degree operating an organized retail theft enterprise, […]

Four Township Men Among 19 Snagged In ‘Operation Open Door’ Child Sex Sting

Four Township Men Among 19 Snagged In ‘Operation Open Door’ Child Sex Sting

Four township men were among 19 alleged child predators caught in a multi-agency law enforcement sting, authorities said Oct. 31. The men were caught in “Operation Open Door,” a sting led by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, in cooperation with a number of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the Franklin Township Police. […]

20-Year-Old Shooting Victim Dies Of Injuries; $5,000 Reward Still Offered

20-Year-Old Shooting Victim Dies Of Injuries; $5,000 Reward Still Offered

A 20-year-old township woman who was found shot in her car on Oct. 22 died two days later from her injuries, authorities said. Police found Monserrat Noyola-Narvaez unconscious behind the wheel of her car on Phillips Road, near Matilda Avenue, shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 22. Once officers realized she had been shot, she […]

$5,000 Reward Offered In Phillips Road Shooting

$5,000 Reward Offered In Phillips Road Shooting

Authorities are offering a reward of up to $5,000 to solve the Oct. 22 shooting on Matilda Avenue that left a 20-year-old township woman in critical condition. Earlier reports that the victim had been killed were incorrect. Police responded to a 9-1-1 call at about 7:20 p.m. reporting that shots had been fired, and a […]

Dayton Man Seriously Injured In Motorcycle Accident

Dayton Man Seriously Injured In Motorcycle Accident

A 20-year-old Dayton man sustained “numerous” serious injuries Oct. 14 after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car on Hamilton Street. Police said that Danyal Rizwan was riding his Yamaha motorcycle east on Hamilton Street shortly after 3 p.m. when it collided with a Toyota Highlander, driven by Mark Varga, 60, of Princeton, […]

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