Post Date: 04/05/2017 6:00 PM

Franklin Township Weekly Police Blotter - 03/29/2017-04/04/2017

03/30/2017

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Stolen Vehicle:  A Clover Hills Drive resident reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect stole a locked 2011 Jaguar XF from the driveway of the residence.

Shoplifting:  A Business on Route 27 reported that sometime in the evening hours, two unknown suspects shoplifted $49 in diapers and meat and fled.

03/31/2017

Criminal Mischief:  A Coventry Lane resident reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect broke the driver’s side window ($150) of a 2016 Nissan Versa.

Criminal Mischief:  A Rue Chagall resident reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect threw a rock at the front door/window of the residence, causing the window ($200) to crack. 

04/01/2017

Burglary/Theft:  An Appleman Road resident reported that during the afternoon hours, the resident left the trunk from a 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe open and unattended.  During that time, an unknown suspect stole an Oakley Backpack ($250) containing an Apple iPad Air 2 ($400), Apple iPad Pro 12.9” ($900), Bose Headphones ($350), Cannon EOS7D Camera w/Accessories ($3600), First Aid Kit ($50), Oakley Sunglasses ($300), Oakley Jacket ($200), Under Armour Jacket ($150) and Medications ($629).

04/02/2017

Criminal Mischief:  A Barker Road resident reported that in the early morning hours, an unknown suspect threw a brick at the rear driver’s side door of a 2008 Suzuki Forenza, causing dents to the door.

Burglary/Theft/Criminal Mischief:  An East Brunswick, NJ resident reported that while their vehicle was parked on Hamilton Street, an unknown suspect broke the passenger side window of a 2014 Toyota FR-S and stole $2 in loose change from the center console. 

Burglary/Theft:  A Hamilton Street home was burglarized through a garage door by an unknown suspect between 03/31/2017 and 04/02/2017 and stole the copper pipe throughout the house. 

Arrest:  Michael A. Nickerson, 48, of New Brunswick, NJ was taken into custody at the New Brunswick Police Department and arrested on a $500 outstanding warrant out of Franklin Township, NJ.  Nickerson was lodged at the Somerset County Jail in lieu of bail.  “NOTE: We are required by the Rules of Court to include herein a statement explaining that the charges are merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.”

04/04/2017

Burglary/Theft:  A Business on Easton Avenue reported that an unknown suspect gained entry to a business through the roof and stole Banquet Chairs ($1575) and Banquet Tables ($350).