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Franklin Township: Six Displaced by Early Morning Fire

November 12, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - A Monday morning fire has displaced six local residents from their home, according to police. 

Reports of a structural fire prompted the Franklin Township Police Department to respond to a home on Hamilton Street near the area of Hadler Drive. Police arrived at approximately 7:57 am Monday morning, according to a news release. 

The residents, three adults, ...

Franklin Township: Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Blackwells Mills Road

SOMERSET, NJ - A Plainfield man died Saturday night from injuries sustained during a motorcycle crash on Blackwells Mills Road near Van Cleef Road, according to police. 

George Garrett, a 35-year-old man from Plainfield, was determined to be the victim, according to police. 

The Franklin Township Police Department received a 9-1-1 call on Nov. 10 at 11:37 pm ...

St. Matthias priest “borrowed” $500,000 from church, an internal audit revealed (UPDATE)

SOMERSET, NJ - Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, Public Information Officer Det. Jeanne Trillhaase, confirmed via email that "the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the matter but can’t comment further since the investigation is active and ongoing."

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Rev. Douglas J. Haefner “borrowed” around $500,000 – ...

Franklin Township: Local Man Murdered His Mother, Police Say

SOMERSET, NJ - A local man murdered his mother and is now under police guard in an area hospital, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Dalton Chiscolm Jr., age 60,  has been charged with the homicide death of his mother, Roberta Ann Taylor, age 82, according to Robertson.

Officers from the Franklin Township Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call ...

Franklin Township: Credit Union Theif Arrested, Charged with Multiple Bank Robberies


SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 52-year-old Hillsborough man has been charged with at least three bank robberies in central New Jersey over the past month, and may face additional charges as a police investigation continues in adjoining counties and Pennsylvania.

Mark Elbaum, a resident of Merritt Drive, has been charged in the Oct. 1 robbery of the Financial Resources ...

4 Pets Perish in South Brunswick 2 Alarm Mobile Home Fire

On October 24th at approximately 4:00am, South Brunswick Police responded to an active mobile home fire in the Brookside Mobile Home Park. Upon arrival to the scene, officers reported that the fire had spread to a second mobile home.

All occupants of the mobile homes that were in flames were able to get to safety prior to the arrival of the police, and all remaining occupants of mobile homes ...

Prosecutor: Local Man Used Marijuana before Accident that Killed RU student

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Franklin Township man faces a vehicular homicide charge for allegedly driving after using marijuana last month when he struck and killed a 19-year-old Rutgers University student in downtown New Brunswick.

David Stewart, 36, of the Somerset section of Franklin, was under the influence of marijuana on Sept. 28 when his car struck, Cory Aufiero of Colts Neck, on George ...

Piscataway Man Charged in Hit and Run Accident that Killed Local Man

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 21-year-old  Piscataway man was charged in the hit-and-run accident in which a New Brunswick vice principal was struck and killed during what authorities said was a bunch of drivers drag racing in Piscataway.

Freddy S. Garcia was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree aggravated manslaughter in the death of Tyrone Harrison, 49, of Somerset, Middlesex ...

Grand Jury Charge Two Franklin Men in Hillsborough Burglaries

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Two 18-year-old Franklin Township men have been indicted by a Somerset County Grand Jury charging them with multiple crimes arising from a burglary and discharge of a weapon at a home on Mersher Court in Hillsborough Township that occurred on Aug.16, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Jhamir I. Hoagland of Taylor Road in Franklin Township was ...

Franklin Township: Coffee with a Cop Happening Today

SOMERSET, NJ - Please feel free to join members of the Franklin Township Police for Coffee with a Cop at three different locations.

Officers will be at the Hamilton Luncheonette at 606 Hamilton Avenue from 7 am to 9 am, Corner Cafe & Grill at 1695  Amwell Road from 11 am to 1 pm, and Confectionately Yours at 3391 Route 27 from 6 pm to 8 pm on Oct.


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Local Man Honored at New Jersey Firefighters 31st Annual Valor Awards Dinner

November 8, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center presented Assistant Chief Vincent Inzano of Community Fire & Rescue Department #1 with a Special Recognition Award during the 31th Annual Valor Awards held on October 25, 2018.

Last December, Assistant Chief Inzano was on his way home when he noticed a significant amount of smoke that turned out to be a house on ...