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Franklin Township: 'Coffee with a Cop' set for Oct. 4

September 24, 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Oct. 4 is "National Coffee With a Cop Day" an event created in 2011 by members of the Hawthorne Police Department. 

The event is designed to provide cops and the community a chance to meet in a casual setting to communicate ideas, concerns, and to develop relationships.

"Community policing has long been considered a framework for establishing ...

Somerset Man Injured in New Brunswick Shooting

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — One person has been hospitalized with serious wounds and another two injured as a result of a shooting Tuesday night near Throop Avenue, police confirmed in a statement.

Authorities believe that multiple suspects targeted multiple victims. The incident was not random, New Brunswick police Capt. J.T. Miller said. The shooting ...

Cops Not Naming Medical Practice Whose Patient Records Were Stolen

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — Authorities won't yet name the local medical practice whose patient records were stolen from a storage unit in East Brunswick.

The incident came to light this week, when the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office announced the arrest of Fernando Rios. Cops claimed the 33-year-old Sayreville resident stole and then sold more than 1,000 medical ...

Franklin Township: Police and Fire Officials Rescue Elderly Man from D&R Canal

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Police and fire officials rescued a 71-year-old man from Scotch Plains who was clinging to a tree branch while he was in chest deep water, according to a news release. 

Officer Alex Sodbinow, along with Franklin Township Office of Fire Prevention’s Deputy Director Andrew Berardo and Fire Inspector Peter Haver responded to the scene after the police ...

Somerville: Police Departments Hold Supply Drive for Texas Hurricane Victims

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Several police departments in Somerset County are collecting donations to be shipped to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Dickinson, Texas.

A 42-foot trailer is parked at the Bernards Township police headquarters. Police are trying to get the trailer packed to capacity as soon as possible so that the needed supplies can be on their way to Texas, according to Officer ...

Franklin Township man found guilty in Perth Amboy murder

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jahmmel Cephas, 35, of the Franklin Park, was found guilty of aggravated manslaughter for fatally shooting a man on Valentines Day in 2015, according to a news release. 

Officials say Cephas shot Richard Pryce, 31, of Perth Amboy on Amboy Avenue at the Barclay Street intersection following an argument at a bar on Amboy Avenue.

"After being shot, the victim ...

Franklin Township: Police Seeking Help in Route 27 Bank Robbery

FRANKLIN PARK, NJ - Law officials are seeking the public's assistance into the robbery of TD Bank located on Route 27 that occurred on Sunday, according to police. 

Photos of the suspect were obtained from the bank's video footage describe a 6’03” black male with an athletic build, according to police. 

Police say, he was last seen wearing a charcoal grey ...

Franklin Township: Bank Robbery Reported on Route 27 (UPDATE)

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A robbery of a bank on Route 27 has been reported and the suspect was last seen fleeing on foot heading towards a CVS, according to the Breaking News Network. 

No one was injured in the incident and the Franklin Township Police Department is investigating the robbery, according to Lt. Philip Rizzo.

No description of the alleged suspect is available at this ...

Franklin Township: Fire Safety Tips from Station 25

SOMERSET, NJ - This month the area has seen a number of fires, one caused significant damage to property, another fire resulted in a "minor injury" to a firefighter, and one was fatal. 

Community Volunteer Fire Company Station 25 provided safety tips to TAPinto Franklin Township in hopes to help keep the public safe. 

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SWAT Responds to Man Barricaded in Hotel in Franklin

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County SWAT and Hostage/Crisis Negotiator teams responded to a Franklin Township hotel Saturday to take Ian Bockus, age 26, of Somerville into custody after he barricaded himself in his room, according to officials.               

"On Aug. 18, at approximately 8:28 p.m., Franklin Township dispatchers received a 9-1-1 ...

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