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POLICE INVESTIGATE FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP SHOOTING

SOMERVILLE, N.J. –Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Franklin Township Chief of Police Lawrence Roberts announced that an investigation is ongoing regarding last evening’s shooting in the Somerset section of Franklin Township. 

Prosecutor Robertson stated that at approximately 7:44 p.m., multiple 9-1-1 calls were received by the Franklin Township Police Department, reporting gunshots in the area of Dewald Avenue. Responding officers located a 31 year old male outside a Dewald Avenue residence, suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his leg. Officers provided medical aid to the victim, who was then transported to a local trauma center for emergency treatment.

Prosecutor Robertson stated that detectives from the Franklin Township Police Department, along with detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene to conduct the investigation. The investigation thus far has revealed that this was an isolated incident and the victim was the intended target. 

Prosecutor Robertson, Chief Fodor and Chief Roberts request anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100, the Franklin Township Police Department (732) 873-5533 or the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888577tips.org or www.scpo.net and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

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December 8, 2017

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Police Seek George's Road Cleaning Store Robbery Suspect

December 4, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are seeking a suspect in a robbery at a cleaning store around 9:30 p.m. Monday night.

According to police, a male suspect entered the Metro Cleaners store on George's Road at 6:10 p.m. and pointed a knife at a worker and demanded money.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot male with a "puffy jacket," wearing a mask, hood and gloves.

He fled on ...

South Brunswick: Driver Ticketed In Ambulance Crash, EMS Workers Suffer Only Minor Injuries

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police issued four traffic citations to the Bloomfield driver that caused a township ambulance to overturn on Route 522 yesterday morning.

According to police, Nhi Hoang, 45, of Bloomfield, received tickets for an improper turn signal with a red arrow, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, careless driving and obstructing the flow of traffic which caused the ...

Police Seek George's Road Cleaning Store Robbery Suspect

December 4, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are seeking a suspect in a robbery at a cleaning store around 9:30 p.m. Monday night.

According to police, a male suspect entered the Metro Cleaners store on George's Road at 6:10 p.m. and pointed a knife at a worker and demanded money.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot male with a "puffy jacket," wearing a mask, hood and gloves.

He fled on ...

South Brunswick: Driver Ticketed In Ambulance Crash, EMS Workers Suffer Only Minor Injuries

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police issued four traffic citations to the Bloomfield driver that caused a township ambulance to overturn on Route 522 yesterday morning.

According to police, Nhi Hoang, 45, of Bloomfield, received tickets for an improper turn signal with a red arrow, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, careless driving and obstructing the flow of traffic which caused the ...

Time to Recognize the Women of Franklin Township

December 5, 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Our diverse town has many successful women doing extraordinary things every day, and now it is time to recognize them. We have less than a month to make our voices heard. 

Dec. 31 is the last day to send nominations to the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women for its 2018 Outstanding Women in Somerset County awards ...

PHOTOS: Cannon Fire, Ridge Singers, Help Kick Off Colonial Christmas; More to Come

BEDMINSTER TWP., NJ - The 15th annual Colonial Christmas fundraiser to continue the restoration and development of the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum started off with a bang last Friday, including a demonstration of cannon fire, a performance by the Ridge High School A Cappella choir, appearances by Colonial-era re-enactors and crafters, and more.

One of the new features this year was a ...

Time to Recognize the Women of Franklin Township

December 5, 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Our diverse town has many successful women doing extraordinary things every day, and now it is time to recognize them. We have less than a month to make our voices heard. 

Dec. 31 is the last day to send nominations to the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women for its 2018 Outstanding Women in Somerset County awards ...

PHOTOS: Cannon Fire, Ridge Singers, Help Kick Off Colonial Christmas; More to Come

BEDMINSTER TWP., NJ - The 15th annual Colonial Christmas fundraiser to continue the restoration and development of the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum started off with a bang last Friday, including a demonstration of cannon fire, a performance by the Ridge High School A Cappella choir, appearances by Colonial-era re-enactors and crafters, and more.

One of the new features this year was a ...

Police Seek George's Road Cleaning Store Robbery Suspect

December 4, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are seeking a suspect in a robbery at a cleaning store around 9:30 p.m. Monday night.

According to police, a male suspect entered the Metro Cleaners store on George's Road at 6:10 p.m. and pointed a knife at a worker and demanded money.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot male with a "puffy jacket," wearing a mask, hood and gloves.

He fled on ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 008

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll learn about a groundbreaking new clinical trial in the fight against pancreatic cancer, meet an award-winning child neurologist at Goryeb Children’s Hospital and hear about the new Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center at Atlantic Orthopedic Institute – plus stay tuned at the end to see our debut episode of the AtlantiCast Medical ...