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Franklin Township: Local Man Shot on Franklin Boulevard, Police Investigating

September 13, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - A local man was shot on Franklin Boulevard at approximately 8:10 pm Wednesday evening, according to police. 

The unnamed man was taken to an area hospital and is in stable condition according to police. 

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said in a statement that the victim was the intended target and the shooting was an isolated ...

Early Morning Fire Destroys South Middlebush Road House

SOMERSET, NJ - A raging fire completely gutted a South Middlebush Road house early Thursday morning, police said.

Police and fire units responded just before 5 a.m. Thursday morning to find the house fully engulfed in flames.

Firefighters from Middlebush Fire Department, Elizabeth Avenue Fire Department, Little Rocky Hill Fire Department, Franklin Park Fire Department, Millstone Valley Fire ...

Franklin Police Seeking Public's Help with Ongoing Burglary Investigations

SOMERSET, NJ - Local law enforcement officials are seeking the public's help with several ongoing burglary investigations, according to a social media post. 

"The Franklin Township Police Department is actively investigating several burglaries that have occurred within the community," the department's Facebook page reads. "Residents are urged to stay vigilant ...

New York Woman Charged With Prostitution Out Of Township Massage Parlor

SOMERSET, NJ - Police charged a Flushing, New York woman with engaging in prostitution after allegedly offering sex for money to an undercover detective on Aug. 15.

According to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, Xu Huiqin, 47, of Flushing, allegedly offered a sexual act to an undercover detective of the county’s Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force ...

19-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck By Motor Vehicle On Easton Avenue; Investigation Continues

On August 22, 2018 at 12:01pm, the Franklin Township Police Department responded to several 911 calls reporting a female pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle on Easton Avenue near JFK Boulevard.

Upon arrival to the scene, responders discovered that Somerset resident Jada Montrese Vennie, 19, had been struck by a 2017 Hyundai Sonata while crossing Easton Avenue. Law enforcement has ...

Local Man with Fresh Paint on his Hands Arrested For Receiving Stolen Property

SOMERSET, NJ - Police charged a township man Aug. 15 with receiving a $141,000 commercial-grade trailer generator that was reported stolen out of Paterson, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

Police charged Hunt Road resident Aaron Taylor-Fajardo, 43, with receiving stolen property in the third degree and released on his own recognizance pending an ...

Franklin Man Charged With Hillsborough Home Invasion, Second Suspect Sought

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police charged a township man with breaking into an occupied Hillsborough home early Thursday morning and are looking for a second suspect in the apparent home invasion.

Hillsborough Police and detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office charged Jhamir Hoagland, 18, of Taylor Drive in Franklin Township, with second degree unlawful possession of a weapon, ...

Suspect at Large after Bank Robbery in Warren, Police Release More Info and Seek Public’s Assistance

WARREN, NJ -  Police released additional information on Thursday regarding the robbery of TD Bank in Warren Township  on Saturday, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Warren Township Chief of Police William Keane announced.

Additional surveillance photos of the vehicle of a man ...

Franklin Township: Firefighters Called to 'Smoke Condition' at Stop & Shop

SOMERSET, NJ - Multiple Firefighters responded to a smoke condition at the Stop & Shop on Easton Avenue at approximately 7 pm, according to an alert from the Breaking News Network. 

The smoke condition didn't appear to impact shoppers as of 7:15 pm. 

Editor's note: This story will be updated if any additional details are made available. 

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Somerset County Launching Annual 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' Campaign

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office has announced that police agencies all over Somerset County, and around New Jersey, are participating in the state's largest drunk driving crackdown.

According to a release, the 2018 "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Statewide Labor Day Crackdown begins Aug. 16 and finishes Sept. 4.

During the campaign Somerset and ...

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