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Franklin Township: Pet Cat Dies in House Fire

January 22, 2018

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Two cats were left unconscious and one of them died due to injuries sustained from an afternoon fire on Millstone Road, Franklin Township police reported.   

According to a Monday news release police were called at 3:41 p.m. reporting a structure fire on Millstone road. Police reported heavy smoke coming from the residence, and firefighters from East ...

Plainfield Man Killed in Car Crash in Piscataway; Somerset Man Charged

PISCATAWAY, NJ – A Somerset man is facing charges for causing the death of a 22-year old Plainfield man after crashing his SUV into a tree on West 4th Street early Monday morning, Piscataway police reported.

According to a Monday news release about the 3:40 a.m. accident, Suraj Gagneja, 25, of Somerset lost control of his 2006 Ford Explorer after a passenger, Antoine King, Jr.

Franklin Township: Two Displaced in Friday Night House Fire

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A Friday night house fire on Burnham Street left two residents displaced, according to police. 

Police were called late last night to a home on Burnham Street, and upon their arrival observed heavy smoke coming from the second floor of the building, according to police. 

The residents of the home were able to escape unharmed as the officers ...

Franklin Township: Local Woman Hit by Car and Suffers Head Injury

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A local woman was hit by a car at the intersection of Easton Avenue and JFK Boulevard, and taken to an area hospital Thursday evening, according to a news release. 

Dorian Appling, a 36-year-old, from Somerset was hit by a 2005 Lincoln Navigator operated by Karen Gomora-Molina, a 22-year-old also from Somerset, according to police. 

Lt. Phil Rizzo ...

Bound Brook Fire Victim Identified

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office has identified the body of a woman found inside a multi-family residence gutted by a Jan. 7 fire as 25-year-old Litze Romero.

The positive identification was made by the New Jersey Regional Medical Examiner's Office, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The fire occurred at the victim’s ...

Franklin Township: Police Investigating 18 Cases of Criminal Mischief

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Last night police received 18 complaints of criminal mischief, due to multiple mailboxes being damaged in the area of John E. Busch Ave, Walnut Ave, Culver Street, 9th Street and 12th Street, according to police.

"Members of the Franklin Township Police Department’s Patrol Division, Detective Bureau and Traffic Safety Bureau are actively ...

Franklin Township Police Department, Rewards Youth Academy Graduate

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Franklin Township Police Department just proved good guys don't always finish last.

Like most Central Jersey towns, Franklin Township saw its share of car burglaries in 2017. 

One of the burglaries involved stolen credit cards, and one of the cards stolen was used to buy high-end footgear and other clothing items. The credit card company paid the ...

School Bus Crashes on Route 27, 3 Kids Hospitalized

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Three students were hospitalized with minor injuries following a school bus crash Monday afternoon on Route 27, at the border with Franklin Township, police officials said.

The four-car pileup started when a 17-year-old New Brunswick motorist traveling southbound on Route 27 rear-ended a 1999 Infiniti trying to make a left turn, according to Franklin Township Police ...

Franklin Township: Police Investigate Suspicious Incident at Local School

SOMERSET, NJ - During a preplanned lockdown drill at Sampson G. School, a school security officer heard 3-5 loud bangs, she believed were gunshots, according to a news release.

Officers responded to the scene in the area of Amwell Road and Demott Lane to investigate the incident, according to police.

Officers did not find any evidence of gunshots or any other dangerous activity at the ...

BREAKING NEWS: Police Seek Route 27 Wells Fargo Bank Robber

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police are actively seeking a suspect of a morning bank robbery on Route 27 and New Road.

According to police, a six-foot tall black male described as being in his late 20s, wearing a black and blue vinyl jacket and a black scarf covering his face, entered the Wells Fargo Bank at Route 27 and New Road at 9:37 a.m. Monday and demanded money from the teller.

He ...

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