Franklin Township Weekly Blotter 02/02/2017 - 02/07/2017

Post Date: 02/08/2017 9:55 AM

02/02/2017

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A business on Executive Drive reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect entered the locked business and stole $1800 in US Currency from a locked refrigerator.

A Liam Street resident reported that on January 24, 2017, an unknown suspect stole a package containing $13 in computer equipment from the exterior of a residence.

Jonathan E. Donaldson, 24, of New Brunswick, NJ was arrested on $250 in outstanding warrants out of Franklin Township, NJ and transported to 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.”

02/03/2017

A Village Drive resident reported that during the daytime hours, an unknown suspect stole a package containing office equipment valued at $722 from the porch of the residence.

Mariya Belokopytaya, 31, of Staten Island, NY was arrested for shoplifting $432 in assorted medications from a business on Easton Avenue. Belokopytaya was released on her own recognizance. “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.”

Grover C. Blair, 40, of New Brunswick, NJ was arrested on $708 in outstanding warrants out of Franklin Township, NJ and lodged in 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.”

02/04/2017

A New Brunswick, NJ resident reported that sometime in the evening hours on 02/03/2017, an unknown suspect vandalized his vehicle on North Dover Avenue by scratching the hood and stole all four tires ($1500), leaving the vehicle resting on rocks.

02/05/2017

A 12th Street Resident reported that sometime in the evening hours on 02/04/2017, an unknown suspect burglarized a vehicle and stole a wallet containing multiple credit cards ($20), Identification cards, $98 in US Currency and a $200 American Express Gift Card.

Clifton M. Smith, 39, of Ocean Grove, NJ was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Franklin Township, NJ and lodged in 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.”

02/06/2017

A Helmetta, NJ resident reported that sometime between 02/03/2017 and 02/06/2017, an unknown suspect vandalized a company van and the windshield was cracked ($800).

A Girard Avenue resident reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect burglarized an unlocked vehicle and stole a gym bag ($10) containing $200 in US Currency.

Louis Ord, 27, of Somerset, NJ was arrested for DWI subsequent to a motor vehicle crash. Ord was released from custody. “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.”

02/07/2017

A Glensdale, PA resident reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect damaged ($500) and burglarized a vehicle stealing a Garmin GPS ($200), Coach Sunglasses ($200), Gift Cards ($60) and a pair of Clarke Shoes ($100).