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Franklin Township Weekly Police Blotter

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Post Date: 05/17/2017 5:00 PM

Weekly Police Blotter: 05/10/2017-05/16/2017

05/10/2017

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Burglary/Theft:  A Village Drive resident reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect burglarized a vehicle on Bennington Parkway and stole a Purse ($40) containing a Wallet ($20) with multiple identification cards.

Criminal Mischief:  An unknown suspect damaged he front door to an abandoned structure on Baier Avenue.

Arrest:  Donte I. Dowdell, 21, of Somerset, NJ was arrested on a $1000 outstanding warrant out of New Brunswick, NJ and released on 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.”

Arrest:  John M. Archibald, 32, of Somerset, NJ was arrested on $776 in outstanding warrants from Franklin Township and multiple jurisdictions.  Archibald 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.”

Arrest:  Mildred J. Godfrey-Phipps, 30, of Somerset, NJ was arrested on $4558 in outstanding warrants out of Franklin Township, NJ and multiple jurisdictions.  Godfrey-Phipps 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.”

Arrest:  Antonio L. Killings, 39, of Somerset, NJ was arrested on an outstanding “No Bail” warrant out of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.  Killings 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.”

Arrest:  Michael D. Thomas, 47, of Somerset, NJ was arrested on a $2283 outstanding warrant out of Franklin Township, NJ.  Thomas was lodges 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.”

05/11/2017

Burglary/Theft/Criminal Mischief:  An East Brunswick, NJ resident reported that an unknown suspect burglarized a residence by forcing entry through rear windows and stole copper piping from the basement.  The property damage and copper were valued at $2500.

Attempted Burglary:  A Hillcrest Avenue resident reported that during the afternoon hours while home, an unknown suspect was attempting to climb a kitchen window before being scared off by the resident.

Criminal Mischief:  A Haverhill Place resident reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect scratched the resident’s vehicle with an unknown object causing an estimated $800 in damage.

Burglary/Theft:  An Evelyn Avenue resident reported that sometime between 05/09/2017 and 05/10/2017, an unknown suspect stole a handbag from a vehicle.  The handbag was recovered at the rear of an Evelyn Avenue residence on 05/11/2017.

Arrest:  Julius D. Godfrey-Phipps, 40, of North Brunswick, NJ was arrested on a $4000 outstanding warrant out of Franklin Township, NJ.  Godfrey-Phipps was lodges 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.”

Arrest:  Troy D. Byrd, 20, of Somerset, NJ was arrested for Possession of Marijuana, Hindering Apprehension and $1104 in outstanding warrants.  Byrd 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.”

Arrest:  Kate Morris, 28, of New Brunswick, NJ was arrested during a field interview on $1550 in outstanding warrants out of New Brunswick, NJ.  Morris was released on bail.

Arrest: Javon R. Newsome, 39, of Highland Park, NJ was arrested for Possession of Marijuana and $1700 in outstanding warrants.  Newsome 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.”

05/12/2017

Criminal Mischief/Possible Attempted Burglary:  A Clover Place resident reported that sometime in the late morning hours, an unknown suspect shattered the sliding door to a residence with an unknown object.  Nothing was taken and the damage was estimated at $500.

Burglary/Theft:  A Drake Road resident reported that sometime during the daytime hours, an unknown suspect burglarized a residence through a rear sliding door and stole two (2) Televisions ($450) and two (2) computers ($400).

05/13/2017

Burglary/Theft/Criminal Mischief:  A Piscataway, NJ resident reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect burglarized a vehicle on Hamilton Street by breaking a window ($200) ransacking the vehicle and stealing $1.00 in loose change.

Criminal Mischief/Attempted Burglary:  A Lindsey Court resident reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect damaged the passenger side of the vehicles ($500).  Entry was not made to the vehicle.

05/15/2017

Arrest:  Quadir M. Howard, 21, of Somerset, NJ was arrested during a field interview for $1112.00 in outstanding warrants out of Franklin Township, NJ and multiple jurisdictions.  Howard was lodged at the Somerset County Jail in lieu pf 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.”

05/16/2017

Burglary/Theft:  A Crown Road resident reported that sometime during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect entered the resident’s unlocked vehicle in the driveway and stole $35.00 in US Currency.

Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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