Franklin Township: 3 Taken to Hospital After Easton Avenue Crash

July 18, 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - At approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday, a dump truck caused a four vehicle crash on Easton Avenue causing traffic delays and a partial road closure, according to police. 

Police say, two victims were extricated from their vehicles by firefighters and transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and evaluation. 

Antonio Gomes, 58, of Linden was traveling ...

Man Charged with Attempted Murder After New Brunswick Shooting

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A North Brunswick man is facing an attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting a woman on Friday morning, according to a press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and the New Brunswick Police Department.

Christian Cortes, 25, allegedly shot a 38-year-old New Brunswick woman at 10:30 a.m. July 14, according to the announcement. The victim was ...

2 Somerset Residents Among 18 Caught up in Operation 'Up in Smoke'

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A seven-month investigation led to the seizure of over $100,000 in cash and controlled dangerous substances, and arrests that included two Somerset residents in a law-enforcement operation called "Up in Smoke," according to police. 

The investigation included law enforcement officials from Somerset and Middlesex Counties. 

"The investigation ...

Somerset Man Among 3 Arrested by ICE on Drug Charges

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The three people who were arrested yesterday, June 27, by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents appeared in federal court in Newark today for allegedly conspiring to sell multiple kilograms of cocaine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

New Brunswick residents Palemon Silvestre Sierra, 41, and Indhira de los Santos Padilla, 33, and Somerset resident ...

Franklin Police Peacefully End Incident With Knife-wielding, Child

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Police calmed a knife-wielding girl, Wednesday after she locked herself in the bedroom of her Somerset home, officials said.

Responding officers were told by the resident of the home that her 11-year old autistic daughter had an outburst and grabbed a large kitchen knife and locked herself in her bedroom, police say. 

Officer's Brian Quigley and ...

Franklin Township: Haz-Mat Spill on Somerset Street

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Yesterday at approximately 6 p.m. the Franklin Township Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a fuel leak near Millstone Road and Somerset Street, official say. 

Responding officers found a 2016 Audi Q5 with a ruptured fuel tank, according to authorities. 

The rupture was a result of a female driver striking a pole sticking out of ...

Police Searching for Suspect in Commercial Avenue Shooting

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A 19-year-old city man was shot in both of his legs early this morning at a Commercial Avenue apartment complex, according to police.

The victim, whose name wasn’t released, was with friends outside Building 1 of the New Brunswick Apartments, 33 Commercial Ave., shortly before the incident, according to a press release. A suspect then approached the group ...

Police: Man Shot to Death in Piscataway Driveway

PISCATAWAY, NJ — (Updated Sat., 6/17/17) Police are investigating the shooting of a Piscataway man who was found Friday evening lying in the driveway of his W. 3rd Street home with multiple gunshot wounds, said Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Piscataway Police Chief Scott Cartmell.

The victim, Henry Stevenson, Jr., 24, was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital ...

Like Father, Like Son: Franklin Cop's Son Follows in His Footsteps


FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Thomas E. Stout, Hillsborough’s newest and youngest police officer, says he can remember wanting to be like his dad as young as three or four.

“My dad would come home in his uniform, I’d hear the stories about helping out people, I just knew from a young age that it was something I wanted to do, it was really the only thing I knew. As I grew ...

Franklin Township: Bunker Hill Road Accident Leads to Haz-Mat Incident

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A utility vehicle containing approximately 200 gallons of commercially used lawn chemicals overturned on Bunker Hill Road this afternoon, according to police. 

Kevin Lobur, 24, from Colonia was driving a 2005 Isuzu JW4, stated he was traveling eastbound on Bunker Hill Road when he drifted to the right to avoid an oncoming vehicle, according to ...

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