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Franklin Township Weekly Police Blotter: Easton Avenue Shoplifter, Stolen Car, Tequila Theft & More

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05/17/2018

Andy Cartagena-Aragon, 18, of Somerset, NJ was arrested for Criminal Trespass. Cartagena-Aragon was released from custody on a summons. “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.”

A Green Brook resident reported that unknown suspect(s) scratched their vehicle, which was parked on Easton Ave., during the afternoon hours causing $160 in damages.

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05/18/2018

A Manville resident reported that unknown suspect(s) scratched their vehicle, which was parked on Heller Park Ln., during the morning hours causing approximately $500 in damages

A business located on Easton Ave. reported that an unknown Hispanic male shoplifted $367 in teeth whitening products and fled without paying for the products.

A business located on Easton Ave. reported that an unknown Hispanic male shoplifted a total of $177 in Red Bull energy drinks during the evening hours of May 16, 2018 and May 17, 2018.

05/19/2018

A Eugene Ave. resident reported their vehicle stolen during the evening hours by unknown actor(s). The vehicle was later recovered in Newark, NJ.

A Rt. 27 business reported that during the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) stole their advertising sign.

05/20/2018

Dimond Beckley-Jones, 21, of Piscataway, NJ was arrested for Disorderly Conduct during a dispute investigation. Beckley-Jones was released from custody on a summons. “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.”

Tiyanna Rackley, 20, of Vineland, NJ was arrested for Disorderly Conduct during a dispute investigation. Rackley was released from custody on a summons. “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.”

A business located on Rt. 27 reported that an unknown male shoplifted $60 in Red Bull energy drinks during the afternoon hours.

A North Lawrence Ave. resident reported their vehicle stolen during the evening hours by unknown actor(s). The vehicle was later recovered in New Brunswick, NJ.

05/21/2018

A Hillcrest Ave. resident found two unknown males in their driveway after discovering their backyard shed door was open. The males fled and the homeowner discovered a table saw and leaf blower missing from the shed.

Unknown suspect(s) broke into a Canal Rd. resident’s vehicle by breaking the passenger window and stole a purse during the overnight hours.

A Hillcrest resident’s home video surveillance system recorded two unknown actors enter their backyard during the early morning hours and steal a bottle of tequila from an outdoor bar after unsuccessfully attempting to enter their work shed.

Unknown suspect(s) caused damage to several Paulina Pl. residences which are under construction. The damage occurred sometime between May 7, 2018 and May 21, 2018.

Brian Cahill, 55, of Boonton, NJ was issued a summons for Theft of services after dining at Rt. 27 restaurant and refusing to pay for his meal. “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.”

Sammie Mackey, 66, of North Brunswick, NJ was arrested on a $750.00 outstanding warrant out of Franklin Twp., NJ. Mackey was 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.”

A gas station on Amwell Rd. reported the theft of $40 in gas during the afternoon hours by an unknown black male.
Javale Hanson, 21, of Somerset, NJ was arrested for Possession of CDS. Hanson was released from custody on a summons. “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.”

05/22/2018

An Easton Ave. resident reported their vehicle stolen during the overnight hours by unknown actor(s).

05/23/2018

Shannon Dodd, 27, of Kendall Park, NJ was arrested for Hindering Apprehension during a motor vehicle stop. Dodd was found to have $2700 in outstanding warrants from New Brunswick, North Brunswick and Highland Park. She was later released to the custody of the New Brunswick Police Dept. “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.”

Donald Simmons, 44, of New Brunswick, NJ was arrested on a $5000.00 outstanding warrant out of Franklin Twp., NJ. Simmons was 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.”

Diomedes Castillo, 25, of Brooklyn, NY was arrested on $1495 in outstanding warrants out of Summit, Morristown and Clark, NJ. Castillo was released to the custody of the Morristown Police Dept. “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.”

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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