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Franklin Township Weekly Police Blotter

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Weekly Police Blotter

10/25/2017-10/31/2017

10/25/2017

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Arrest:  Tamir D. Murdock, 22, of Somerset, NJ was taken into custody at the New Brunswick Police Department and arrested on $250 in outstanding warrants from Franklin Township, NJ.  Murdock was lodged at the Somerset County Jail without incident.  “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.”

Theft:  A Park Street resident reported that during the overnight hours from 10/22/2017 to 10/23/2017, an unknown suspect stole the front license plate from a vehicle.

10/26/2017

Burglary/Theft:  A Monmouth Junction resident reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect entered a trailer on Girard Avenue through an unlocked window and stole construction tools and materials valued at approximately $5250.

Arrest:  Jessica S. Wong, 37, of Franklin Park, NJ was arrested subsequent to a motor vehicle stop on a $400 outstanding warrant out of Montgomery, NJ.  Wong posted her bail and was released.  “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 Lenape Drive resident reported that during the overnight hours from 10/24/2017 into 10/25/2017, an unknown suspect burglarized a vehicle and stole a Gucci Watch ($1700), a Bulgari Jacket ($595) and the Vehicle Registration.

10/27/2017

Arrest:  Julia Beckley, 50, of Long Branch, NJ was arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI)/Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and released to a responsible party.  “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/Criminal Mischief/Theft:  A Business on Easton Avenue reported that during the early morning hours, an unknown suspect smashed the front door ($2000) to the Business and stole a Bottle of Virtussin ($200).

Criminal Mischief:  A Buttonwood resident reported during the day, an unknown suspect damaged the screen ($100) to the front window.

Burglary/Criminal Mischief/Theft:  A Reler Lane resident reported that during the evening hours, an unknown suspect broke the passenger window ($75) to a vehicle and stole $25 in US Currency.

10/28/2017

Criminal Mischief:  A Regency Drive resident reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect reported that damaged the sun roof ($800) to a vehic

10/29/2017

Burglary/Criminal Mischief/Theft:  A Hamilton Street resident reported that during the early morning hours, an unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger window ($100) to a vehicle and stole a bag of clothes ($100).

Burglary/Theft:  A Drake Road resident reported that an unknown suspect entered an unlocked vehicle and stole $100 in US Currency from her purse.

Attempted Burglary:  An Abbott Road resident reported that sometime between 10/24/2017 and 10/29/2017, an unknown suspect attempted to burglarize a home.

Burglary/Theft:  A Lebed Drive resident reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect burglarized an unlocked vehicle and stole a HP Laptop ($400).

Burglary/Theft:  A Hunt Road resident reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect burglarized a vehicle and the stolen items (Leatherman Surge, SOG Switch Pliers, Coghlans Sierra Saw, Men’s Wallet and Identification Cards) were found down the street from the residence.

Burglary/Theft:  A JFK Boulevard resident reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect burglarized an unlocked vehicle and stole a Leather Wallet, $100 in US Currency, Identification Cards and a pair of Wayfair Ray Ban Sunglasses ($150).

Burglary/Criminal Mischief/Theft:  A Concord Drive resident reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect damaged the passenger front door of the vehicle and stole a Samsung Tablet ($1000).

10/30/2017

Criminal Mischief:  A JFK Boulevard resident reported that during the early morning hours, an unknown suspect threw a brick through the front driver’s side door of a vehicle.

Burglary/Criminal Mischief:  A Delar Park resident reported that during the afternoon hours, an unknown suspect forced entry into the front door of a residence and damaged a television ($100)

Theft:  A Business on Hamilton Street reported that an unknown suspect received $37 in gasoline and fled the scene without paying.

10/31/2017

Arrest:  Gerard A. Derogatis, 45, of Perth Amboy, NJ was taken into custody at the Elizabeth Police Department and arrested on $2500 in an outstanding warrant out of Franklin Township, NJ.  Derogatis 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.”

Criminal Mischief:  A New Brunswick, NJ resident reported that during the evening hours, an unknown suspect scratched her vehicle while it was parked at a Business on Route 27.

Stolen Vehicle:  A Townsend Court resident reported that during the afternoon/evening hours, the resident lost her cars keys in the parking lot and an unknown suspect stole the resident’s vehicle.

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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