Police & Fire

Police Blotter

Franklin Township Weekly Police Blotter

abf397edc5d1ea6b8d3f_Police_Blotter.jpg
abf397edc5d1ea6b8d3f_Police_Blotter.jpg

Franklin Township Weekly Police Blotter 03/01/2017-03/07/2017

Post Date: 03/08/2017 1:24 PM

03/01/2017

Sign Up for E-News

Stolen Vehicle:  An Auburn, NJ resident reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect stole his rental car (2017 Ford Expedition) from a parking lot on Atrium Drive.

Theft:  A Franklin Boulevard resident reported that during the afternoon hours, an unknown suspect stole four (4) packages containing miscellaneous clothing ($700) from the resident’s doorstep.

Shoplifting:  Allyson L. Barnacz, 37, of Franklin Park, NJ was arrested during the afternoon hours for shoplifting $577 in groceries from a Business on Route 27.  Barnacz 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.”


03/02/2017

Burglary/Theft:  A Reler Lane resident reported that sometime during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect burglarized a vehicle by smashing the driver’s side window of a 2005 Jeep Liberty and stole a wallet containing miscellaneous cards and $185 in US Currency.

Burglary/Theft:  A Holland Drive resident reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect burglarized an unlocked 2001 Ford Explorer and stole a black backpack ($30) and a Garmin GPS ($100).

Criminal Mischief:  A Ralph Street resident reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect smashed the rear window ($150) of a 2010 Chevy Express.  Nothing was stolen.

Burglary/Theft:  A Hunt Road resident reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect burglarized an unlocked 1998 Ford Explorer and stole a Purse ($100) containing an Identification Card, Stethoscope (49) and $180 in US Currency.

Arrest:  Jose L. Colon, 49, of Piscataway, NJ was arrested on $650 in an outstanding warrant from New Brunswick, NJ.  Colon was transferred over to the New Brunswick Police Department 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:  Alberto Mendez, 40, of North Brunswick, NJ was arrested on two outstanding warrants; Milltown, NJ ($750) and South River, NJ ($506).  Mendez was released on his 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.”

03/03/2017

Burglary/Criminal Mischief/Theft:  A Holland Drive resident reported that sometime between 02/26/2017 and 03/03/2017, an unknown suspect burglarized a 2016 Toyota IA by smashing the passenger side window ($250) and stole the vehicle’s registration and insurance card.

Burglary/Theft:  A Marigold Lane resident reported that sometime during the overnight hours of 02/28/2017 into 03/01/2017, an unknown suspect burglarized an unlocked 2012 Honda Accord and stole a Tote Bag ($10), Driver’s License and $100 in US Currency.


03/04/2017

Arrest:  Eddie L. Maxwell, 28, of Trenton, NJ was arrested on $250 in outstanding warrants out of Elizabeth, NJ.  Maxwell was released on his 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.”

03/05/2017

Shoplifting:  A Business on Easton Avenue reported that during the afternoon hours, two unknown suspects attempted to shoplift a cart of groceries ($192.47), but fled the scene without proceeds when confronted.

03/06/2017

Fire:  A Douglas Avenue resident reported that during the early morning hours, a vehicle caught fire in the driveway and caused damage to a home.

Criminal Mischief:  A Hamilton Street resident reported that sometime between 03/03/2017 and 03/06/2017, an unknown suspect shattered the passenger side window ($150) of a 2005 Dodge Caravan

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.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Franklin Township

Franklin Republicans take part in Somerset County reorganization

June 17, 2018

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Franklin Township Republican Committee participated in a second meeting this week. On Monday night, June 11th, the Committee met for its own reorganization meeting. The very next night on Tuesday, June 12th several Committee members traveled to Hillsborough to meet at the Peter J. Biondi Municipal Building for the Somerset County reorganization.

Al Gaburo, who is a ...

Bridgewater Police: Avoid Mall for Ongoing Police Investigation

June 14, 2018

UPDATE: According to a Nixle alert from the Bridgewater Township Police Department at 9 p.m., the investigation at the mall has been completed, and the mall will be resuming normal business operations.

Police emphasized that there is no immediate threat to the public and no injuries were reported.

Keep checking back for more information.

Related article: Bridgewater Mall Shut Down ...

Students Lead ‘Die-In’ at Congressman Lance’s Westfield Office; Summit Boy Arrested

WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventeen-year-old Summit High School student Ben Schachter was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a gun safety “die-in” protest led by local high school students at Congressman Leonard Lance's Westfield office. Lance was not present at the office at the time.

Read: Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman Talks Gun Violence, School Safety, ...

Dozens of Highland Park Residents Rally Against Recent ICE Detainment of Neighbor, Father of 4

Dozens of community members rallied in front of The Reformed Church of Highland Park on Friday afternoon to voice their opposition towards the recent detainment of local resident Cloyd Edralin by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The rally was planned just four days after Edralin, 47, a green card holder from the Philippines and father to four children who are U.S. citizens, was ...

Hillsborough teacher charged with ‘sexual conduct’ with student

NEW BRUNSWICK - A Plainsboro man and tenured English teacher at Hillsboro High School was being held in the Middlesex County jail today on charges of having improper contact with a 17-year-old student that occurred over a period of five months, authorities said today.

Kenneth Shindle, 27, is charged with one count of engaging in sexual conduct that would impair or debauch the morals of the ...

$200K Police Settlement a 'Total Disgrace,' Reiner Says

RARITAN TWP., NJ – A recent TAPinto report that $200,000 was paid to a former township man after he filed a federal suit alleging excessive force by police here prompted a passionate defense of township police by Committeeman Louis Carl Reiner at last night’s Township Committee meeting.

The suit was filed by Dennis Shuman against the township Police Department and several of its ...

Raritan Twp. Paid $200K to Settle 'Excessive Force' Lawsuit

RARITAN TWP., NJ – The township has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle a lawsuit filed in federal court against its police.

The suit was filed by Dennis Shuman against the township Police Department and Patrol Officers D. S. Carson and Aaron Roth; Lt. Nicholas Buck; Sgt. Scott Lessig; and Police Chief Glenn Tabasko. It alleges assault and battery; negligence; emotional distress; abuse of ...

Bridgewater Police: Avoid Mall for Ongoing Police Investigation

June 14, 2018

UPDATE: According to a Nixle alert from the Bridgewater Township Police Department at 9 p.m., the investigation at the mall has been completed, and the mall will be resuming normal business operations.

Police emphasized that there is no immediate threat to the public and no injuries were reported.

Keep checking back for more information.

Related article: Bridgewater Mall Shut Down ...

Students Lead ‘Die-In’ at Congressman Lance’s Westfield Office; Summit Boy Arrested

WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventeen-year-old Summit High School student Ben Schachter was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a gun safety “die-in” protest led by local high school students at Congressman Leonard Lance's Westfield office. Lance was not present at the office at the time.

Read: Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman Talks Gun Violence, School Safety, ...

Dozens of Highland Park Residents Rally Against Recent ICE Detainment of Neighbor, Father of 4

Dozens of community members rallied in front of The Reformed Church of Highland Park on Friday afternoon to voice their opposition towards the recent detainment of local resident Cloyd Edralin by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The rally was planned just four days after Edralin, 47, a green card holder from the Philippines and father to four children who are U.S. citizens, was ...

Summer Camp Programs for Children and Teens Announced By Environmental Education Center

June 15, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Each summer, the Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Basking Ridge holds programs that let children and teens explore nature for summer activities that both entertaining and an opportunity to learn about the environment.

The programs are organized and led by the EEC's staff of naturalists.

The EEC is a Somerset County facility located at 190 Lord ...

Somerset County Employees' Health Center Opens in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and officials from Integrity Health gathered for a June 12 ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new health care facility on East Main Street.

The Somerset County Partnership Health Center (SCPHC) will serve as an on-site health, wellness and care coordination center for employees of Somerset County, the county park commission, the ...

Long May It Wave: Somerville Elks' Festival Salutes American Flag

SOMERVILLE, NJ The Somerville Elks are hosting their annual salute to America, patriotism and the American Flag  June 15 on the green adjacent to the historic Somerset County Courthouse on East Main Street, beginning at 5 p.m.

The Flag Day Country Music Festival features “Big Hix,” a country/western tribute cover band that takes the stage at 7 p.m. for a free 90-minute ...

Summer Camp Programs for Children and Teens Announced By Environmental Education Center

June 15, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Each summer, the Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Basking Ridge holds programs that let children and teens explore nature for summer activities that both entertaining and an opportunity to learn about the environment.

The programs are organized and led by the EEC's staff of naturalists.

The EEC is a Somerset County facility located at 190 Lord ...

Somerset County Employees' Health Center Opens in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and officials from Integrity Health gathered for a June 12 ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new health care facility on East Main Street.

The Somerset County Partnership Health Center (SCPHC) will serve as an on-site health, wellness and care coordination center for employees of Somerset County, the county park commission, the ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 16

Summer is in the air, and the latest episode of AtlantiCast is ready to help you enjoy some fun outdoors while staying safe! This week’s episode opens with tips for sunscreen usage from Atlantic Health System’s Chief Medical and Academic Officer, Dr. Jan Schwarz-Miller. You’ll also learn about how Atlantic Health System is advancing the future of health care through ...