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Police: Local Man Arrested with Loaded Hand Gun

June 19, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A local man was charged with multiple weapons and a drug charge after police found three hollow point bullets and what they believe to be marijuana in his possession, according to a news release. 

A loaded black 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun was also recovered and believed to belong to the Franklin man. 

Police say, Michael Davis, 19 of Franklin Township was ...

Franklin Township Police Department Accepting Applications

SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township Police Department recently announced it is now accepting applications for an entry-level exam for September. 

In order for a candidate to be considered for employment as a full-time police officer, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements in addition to Chapter 50 of the Franklin Township Municipal ...

Prosecutor's Office Still Reviewing Footage from Incident at Bridgewater Commons Mall, Cannot Confirm Shots Fired

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - As of 11:30 a.m. Friday, the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office was still reviewing surveillance footage regarding the fight that broke out at the Bridgewater Commons Mall Thursday evening.

According to Det. Jeanne Trillhaase, with the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, they cannot confirm that shots were fired in the mall, as they are still investigating ...

Bridgewater Mall Shut Down for 2 Hours for Fight Investigation, Report of Shots Fired

UPDATE: According to a Nixle alert from the Bridgewater Township Police Department at 9 p.m., the investigation at the mall has been completed, and the mall will be resuming normal business operations.

Police emphasized that there is no immediate threat to the public and no injuries were reported.

Keep checking back for more information.

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - No injuries have been reported ...

Franklin Township: Pierce Street Bagel Cafe' Deli & Grill to Host Coffee with a Cop

SOMERSET, NJ - In an ongoing effort of community outreach, members of the Franklin Township Police Department will be hosting Coffee With a Cop at Pierce Street Bagel Cafe Deli & Grill on June 19 from 8 am to 12 pm. 

"No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and an opportunity to get to know the officers in your neighborhood," a flyer ...

Suspect has surrendered in connection to assault on police

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police say the suspect involved in a Tuesday afternoon assault on a detective turned himself in due to pressure from law enforcement and tips on social media from the public. 

Alan Fratello Jr of Monmouth Junction turned himself in at 12:20 pm Wednesday afternoon, according to police. 

"He knew we were going to track him down, it was just a matter ...

South Brunswick Police Seek Help from Public

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department is asking for the public's help to locate two individuals involved with a motor vehicle stop on Tuesday.

At 3:45 p.m. Tuesday motorists observed a 2016 gray Kia Sorrento driving erratically on Route 32 east near the intersection of Route 535, according to police.  Detective Eric Tighelaar and Detective Monica ...

South Brunswick: Area Man Helps Lead Police to Car Burglars

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two North Brunswick teens were captured by police after their vehicle crashed off Route 27 in Princeton, according to police.  

Mohammad Farooqi followed Mwanza Fitzpatrick and Jose Rosado both age 18 of North Brunswick after Farooqi observed the two suspects breaking into his car, according to police. 

South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka says ...

Franklin Police Will Carry Special Olympics  “Torch of Hope” Down Route 27 Today

FRANKLIN PARK, NJ – The Franklin Township Police Department will join thousands of police officers to carry the “Flame of Hope” through several towns Friday to commemorate this weekend’s 35th Annual New Jersey Special Olympics Summer Games.

The three-day event will be held at the College of New Jersey in Ewing Township.

"Officers from the Franklin ...

Piscataway Man Identified in Pedestrian Fatality on I-287 in Bridgewater Wednesday

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Piscataway man was identified as the tow truck operator killed when he was struck by another vehicle on I-287 in Bridgewater Wednesday afternoon, according to NJ State Police Sgt. Lawrence Peele.

Nicholas Coble, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene after he was struck by a vehicle while clearing another car from the roadway at 1:44 p.m.

According to Peele, Coble was in ...

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Police Searching For Two Fugitives After Assaulting Police Officer ” from South Brunswick Twp Police Department

June 12, 2018

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ At 3:45PM today motorists observed a 2016 grey Kia Sorrento driving erratically on Route 32 east near the intersection of Route 535.  Detective Eric Tighelaar and Detective Monica Posteraro located the Kia Sorrento and conducted a motor vehicle stop. 

Detective Tighelaar approached the Kia Sorrento and began speaking with the driver Alan Fratello Jr, age 46 of ...