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Franklin Township Weekly Police Blotter

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Post Date: 05/24/2017 5:00 PM

Weekly Police Blotter: 05/17/2017-05/23/2017

05/17/2017

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Burglary/Criminal Mischief/Theft:  A Stirrup Way resident reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect forced entry into a vehicle by prying the window open.  The suspect stole a Navigation System ($1000), Dash Wood Panel Trim ($200), Identification Cards, Dewalt 20V XR Cordless Drill ($275) and a Dewalt Rechargeable Battery ($95).

05/18/2017

Burglary:  A Mustang Trail resident reported that during the afternoon hours, an unknown suspect entered a residence possibly using a hidden key.  Nothing was taken.

Shoplifting:  A Business on Route 27 reported that during the afternoon hours, an unknown suspect stole over $300 of Tide clothes cleaner.  The suspect left the business without being apprehended.

Arrest:  Willie C. Jefferson, 45, of Ridgefield Park, NJ was taken into custody at the Middlesex County Correctional Facility and arrested on a $1000 outstanding warrant out of Franklin Township, NJ.  Jefferson 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.”

Burglary/Theft:  A Home Street resident reported that an unknown suspect kicked in the front door to a residence and stole some items, which the resident was unable to immediately identify.

Criminal Mischief:  While on patrol, an Officer noticed that an unknown suspect caused damage to Inman Park by spray painting the north end of the park.

Arrest:  Laquesha M. Cathcart, 27, of New Brunswick, NJ was arrested subsequent to being in a park after hours for a $350 outstanding warrant out of New Brunswick, NJ.  Cathcart was summonsed for Hindering Apprehension and Violating Township Park Hours and was turned over to New Brunswick, NJ. 

05/19/2017

Criminal Mischief:  A Baier Avenue resident reported that an unknown suspect keyed the resident’s car. 

Arrest:  Mauricio A. Ramos, 20, of Somerset, NJ was arrested subsequent to a motor vehicle stop for Possession of Marijuana and summonsed for Careless Driving, Unlicensed Driver, Open/Unsealed Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Ramos was lodged at the Somerset County Jail in lieu of bail.

05/20/2017

Burglary/Theft:  A California resident reported that an unknown suspect burglarized a vehicle that was parked on Stone Manor Drive.  The suspect entered the unlocked vehicle and stole a wallet containing $100 in US Currency and two (2) credit cards.

05/21/2017

Theft:  A Freehold, NJ reported that an unknown suspect stole a purse from a Business on Amwell Road.  The suspect stole a black leather purse ($80) containing a Coach Wallet ($100) and $22 in US Currency.

Burglary/Theft:  A Skillman, NJ resident reported that while their vehicle was parked at a Business on Route 27 during the afternoon hours, an unknown suspect smashed the driver’s side window to a vehicle and stole a Wallet ($100) containing $10 in US Currency and various Debit/Credit Cards.

05/22/2017

Burglary/Theft:  A Berger Street resident reported that between 05/15/2017 and 05/21/2017, an unknown suspect burglarized a residence and stole a 1982 Gibson SG Guitar ($2200), 1969 Fender Stratton Guitar ($7000), 1975 Ibanez Guitar ($2000), 1986 Ibanez Guitar ($2500), 1984 Ibanez Aires Guitar ($2500) and 1983 Fender Stratton ($800).

Burglary/Theft:  A Ridgewood, NJ resident reported that an unknown suspect burglarized a vehicle on Franklin Square Drive and stole an Apple iPhone 6 ($400).

Stolen Vehicle:  A Juniper Court resident reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect stole a 2011 Dodge Ram from the front of the residence. 

05/23/2017

Burglary/Theft:  A Heller Park Lane resident reported that an unknown suspect burglarized a residence through an open side window and stole $50 in loose change, a Diamond Ring ($900), Pandora Bracelet ($2000) and a Silver Charm Bracelet ($500).

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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