Police Investigating Shooting of Two Franklin Residents and Somerset Man Arrested on Firearm and Narcotics Charges, Police Say

November 17, 2017

SOMERSET, NJ - A 20-year-old resident of Franklin Township was arrested and charged with firearm and narcotics charges, and authorities have opened up an investigation into the shooting of two local residents, according to a news release. 

"On November 14, 2017, at approximately 7:48 p.m., Franklin Township Police received a 9-1-1 call reporting that two males had been shot while in ...

Phone Syncing Leads To Car Thieves Arrest (WITH ROUTE 1 CAR CHASE VIDEO)

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Syncing your phone to a stolen car will likely lead police straight to your doorstep.

That’s the lesson learned by three Somerset County juveniles this week.

Police charged the three with theft, receiving stolen property and eluding a police officer after they led police on a brief chase Nov. 6.

According to police, the incident started at 5:30 p.m. when ...

Police Following Leads To Capture Alleged Car Thieves After Route 1 Man Hunt

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police are following several leads to try and apprehend three or four alleged car thieves that escaped Monday night’s manhunt on Route 1.

Capt. Jim Ryan said the suspects evaded officers from South Brunswick, North Brunswick, Franklin Township and a K-9 unit from the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office during a search of the area around the Royal Oaks ...

Hillsborough Man Charged in Two Franklin Township Bank Robberies

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The man responsible for two bank robberies in Franklin Township has been arrested, according to an announcement made by law enforcement officials. 

In a statement, Referencing the Sept. 3 robbery of the Route 27 TD Bank and the Nov. 1 robbery of the Elizabeth Avenue Chase Bank, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said Quintin D. Watson, age 50, of ...

Third Suspect Identified in Somerville Shooting, Charged with Attempted Murder




SOMERVILLE, NJ - A 20-year-old Somerville man has been identified as the third suspect in an Oct. 26 mid-day shooting on the south side of the borough.

Alquan J. Harris, a resident of South Gaston Ave. is wanted by law enforcement for his involvement in the shooting, which left a 26-year-old resident of Easton, Pa., wounded in the leg, according to Somerset ...

Franklin Township: Police Investigating Elizabeth Avenue Bank Robbery

SOMERSET, NJ - The Chase Bank on Elizabeth Avenue was robbed by an unknown assailant on Wednesday night at approximately 6 p.m., according to police. 

Employees at the bank reported to responding officers, that a black male approached a bank teller and handed them a note announcing the robbery while he motioned towards his waistband as if he had a concealed weapon, police ...

Franklin Township: Elderly Woman Seriously Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - An elderly woman was struck by a car while walking on John F. Kennedy Boulevard, and transported to a local trauma center with a head injury and fractured leg, on Oct. 31, according to police. 

At approximately 4 p.m. Nada Gilbert, 28, of Somerset struck Hendrika Houben, 74, of Somerset on JFK Boulevard in the area of New Brunswick road, police say.

Gilbert was ...

Fight at Greek Life party near Rutgers campus escalates to shooting, police say

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A fight at a party near Rutgers College Avenue Campus turned violent early Saturday morning, when a New Brunswick man at the party was shot in the shoulder, police said in a statement.

At around 1:30 a.m., a group of between eight and 10 African American males attempted to gain entry to a large Greek Life gathering on the 100 block of Hamilton Street, according to a ...

Somerville Resident Charged with Attempted Murder

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Mechanic Street resident has been charged with attempted murder following Thursday afternoon’s shooting in the area of Third Street and Center Street.

Azikwa D. Rustin, 30, faces formal charges of first degree attempted murder, second-degree possession of a firearm, second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, and second-degree certain persons prohibited from ...

Franklin Township: Police Seeking Help in Hit and Run, Vehicle vs. Building

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Franklin Township Police Department closed its hit and run investigation involving the Senior Center on Demott Lane, according to a Facebook post. 

Joseph Driggers Jr., 40, of Somerset was the driver of the 2001 Chevy Impala that struck the Senior Center, police say. Driggers was charged with reckless driving, careless driving, leaving the scene of a ...

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