Post Date: 04/13/2017 5:00 PM

Franklin Township Weekly Police Blotter - 04/05/2017-04/11/2017

04/05/2017

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Criminal Mischief:  A Business on Arlington Avenue reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect spray painted the gate to the business ($50) and spray painted a vehicle in the parking lot ($600).

Burglary/Theft:  A Business on Easton Avenue reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect stole kitchen equipment from the business valued at $50,000.

Theft:  A Franklin Boulevard resident reported that during the daytime hours, an unknown suspect stole a package containing sneakers ($14) from the front stoop of the residence.

Arrest:  John Mills 3rd, 26, out of South Plainfield, NJ was arrested and taken into custody at the Piscataway police Department (NJ) on $396 in an outstanding warrant out of Franklin Township, NJ.  Mills was lodged at the Somerset County Jail in lieu of bail.

04/06/2017

Burglary/Criminal Mischief:  A Bound Brook, NJ resident reported that sometime during the late night hours, an unknown suspect smashed the front passenger side window ($200) of a vehicle on Hamilton Street.  Nothing was taken.

Burglary/Criminal Mischief:  A Piscataway, NJ resident reported that sometime during the late night hours, an unknown suspect smashed the front passenger side window ($200) of a vehicle on Hamilton Street.  Nothing was taken.

04/07/2017

Burglary/Criminal Trespass:  A Business on Executive Drive reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect entered the business.  Nothing was taken. 

Shoplifting:  A Business on Franklin Boulevard reported that during the afternoon hours, two (2) unknown suspects shoplifted over the counter medications (Mucinex ($42), Aleve ($17) and Tylenol ($11).  Both suspects fled the scene.

Criminal Mischief:  A Fir Court resident reported that sometime between 04/02/2017 and 04/03/2017, an unknown suspect vandalized a car by keying the driver’s side of a vehicle ($450).

Criminal Mischief:  A Pasture Trail resident reported that an unknown suspect threw a rock and broke a window ($400). 

Criminal Mischief:  A Mustang Trail resident reported that an unknown suspect threw a rock and broke a window ($700).

04/09/2017

Attempted Burglary:  A Carson Court resident reported that during the evening hours, two (2) unknown suspects were observed in a vehicle.  They were approached by a bystander and fled the scene.  Nothing was taken.

Arrest:  Leonard W. Brown, 43, of Bound Brook, NJ was arrested at the Watching Police Department (NJ) and taken into custody on $515 in outstanding warrants out of Franklin Township, NJ.  Brown 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.”

04/10/2017

Stolen Vehicle:  A JFK Boulevard resident reported that during the early morning hours, an unknown suspect stole a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant.  The owner accidentally left the keys in the vehicle.

Theft:  A Matilda Avenue resident reported that sometime between 04/07/2017 and 04/8/2017, an unknown suspect stole a license plate from a vehicle.

Burglary/Theft:  A JFK Boulevard resident reported that sometime between 04/09/2017 and 04/10/2017, an unknown suspect burglarized a vehicle and stole $8 in loose change.

Burglary/Theft:  A JFK Boulevard resident reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect burglarized an unlocked vehicle and stole a Wooden Baseball Bat ($80), Composite Baseball Bat ($250), Batting Glove ($60), Prescription Safety Goggles ($274) and a Baseball Helmet ($40).

Criminal Mischief:  A Saddle Court resident reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect threw a rock at the residence and broke a window ($150).

Theft:  A Lewis Street resident reported that during the late morning and afternoon hours while at a Business on Franklin Boulevard, the victim left a wallet in the store, which was subsequently stolen by an unknown suspect.  The wallet contained identification cards and $55 in US Currency.