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September 19, 2022

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Several Hunterdon County residents were arrested in Hunterdon County on narcotics charges, according to a release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Renee Robeson. Robeson announced the arrest of 18 total individuals as a result of a joint initiative between the Hunterdon ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Dozens of Somerset County residents and religious leaders gathered at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, in Bridgewater, for an Active Shooter Awareness Training at the end of August. Held by the county sheriff's Office and open to the entire community for ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – Police responding to an early morning 911 call on Sept. 11 found two men each suffering from gunshot wounds in the vicinity of North Weiss Street, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald. Both victims are expected to recover from their wounds, according to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Elected officials, police, fire, and first responders and residents gathered at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Sunday to honor the memory of 39 Somerset County residents killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. "Today we honor the lives ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ - Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald, and Franklin Township Public Safety Director Quovella M. Maeweather announced in a joint statement that Juaquan S. Fitzgerald, 33, of Philadelphia has been arrested for the 2020 murder of Duane S. Banks, 27 of Franklin ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A fatal shooting that took place in Piscataway early Monday morning is under investigation, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Thomas Mosier of the Piscataway Police Department announced today. On September 5th at approximately 4:02 A.M., authorities received ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ. – Authorities are continuing to investigate the death of a two-year-old girl who they say suffered a heart attack after she was left unattended in a vehicle on Tuesday, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald. The following account was provided by ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Somerset County Prosecutor's Officer confirmed the death a child in Franklin Township via email at approximately 3:55 pm.  "Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office along with Franklin Township Police are actively investigating a child fatality which occurred ...

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FRANKLIN PARK, NJ - An ambulance caught fire in the IHOP parking lot Route on 27 at approximately 12:26 pm today according to a Breaking News Network alert. No injuries or damage to surrounding structures have been reported.  Editor's note: This story will be updated if/when more information ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township Police Department recently announced application information for its next entry level police exam will be available on the township website at https://www.franklintwpnj.org/jobs on Sept. 1.   The exam will be administered at Franklin High School at 500 ...

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FRANKLIN PARK, NJ - Franklin Township Police are investigating a Monday afternoon robbery of a Chase Bank located on Route 27 in Franklin Park, according to a joint news release from Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald, and Franklin Township Public Safety Director Quovella M.

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SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin Township Police arrested a man on Sunday for attempted murder and kidnapping of a woman at an unidentified hotel on World's Fair Drive, according to a joint news release from Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald, and Franklin Township Public Safety Director Quovella ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway firefighters battled an afternoon blaze that burned through a Park Avenue home on Monday. No injuries were reported. “The homeowner is out of the house, she’s okay,” said Mayor Brian Wahler. “They got the dog out, but one of her cats is deceased. Her son just arrived, ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin Township Police are investigating multiple early morning armed robberies of businesses that occurred over a three-day span in the township, according to a joint news release from Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald, and Franklin Township Public Safety Director ...

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RARITAN, NJ - A Raritan man was arrested for lewdness at the Nevius Street Bridge Aug. 4, and has since been charged in connection with sexual assaults in Bridgewater and Franklin. Rogelio Calyeca Postrero, 38, was arrested Aug. 4 after a citizen reported to Raritan Borough Police that someone ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Authorities are working to identify a man whose body was recovered from the Raritan River on Monday, Aug. 8. The body was recovered near the Albany Street Bridge at about 3 p.m., according to New Brunswick Police Deputy Director J.T. Miller. Miller said members of the New ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A Somerset man has been arrested for attempted murder after a verbal altercation at a local gas station led to a stabbing incident.  Matthew B. Hall, 32, of Somerset has been charged with first-degree attempted murder, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in finding a white tractor that was last seen in South Brunswick with a woman screaming for help out of the passenger side. Police have released a photograph of the tractor along with a surveillance video. Officials have ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township Police Department will host its first National Night Out event in over a decade this coming Tuesday from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Franklin Township Municipal Complex located on 475 Demott Lane.  The day will mark the third out of four of the township's Franklin ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township Police Department held a Graduation Ceremony for its 12th annual Youth Police Academy class on July 22, in the Auditorium at Samsung G. Smith Middle School. During the week-long session the class experienced and learned what police do, how they train and, in ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A fire has forced two families out of their homes Saturday afternoon.  Police responded to reports of a fire to a backyard structure behind a Victor Street apartment building at approximately 3:39 pm, according to a news release. Responding officers reported seeing fire ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A local woman was saved from drowning after crashing her car into the Delaware-Raritan Canal Thursday night.  Sara Goyal, 23 of Franklin was rescued from the edge of the D&R Canal by members of the Franklin Township Police Department, according to a news release.  Police ...

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Update: Nelisson Delarosa-Peralta, 19, of Franklin was the victim in the fatal crash on Easton Avenue Thursday night.  SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin Township Police are investigating a crash that killed an 18-year-old motorcycle rider after he struck a car making a left turn on Easton Avenue Thursday ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The ShopRite on Elizabeth Avenue in Somerset was evacuated for approximately two hours, following a bomb threat received just before 1 pm this afternoon.  At approximately 12:56 pm, the Franklin Township Police Department received a call from ShopRite reporting they had received a ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township Police Department kicked off its 12th annual Youth Police Academy at Franklin Middle School (Sampson G. Smith Campus) Friday morning. The six-day program will give recruits the opportunity to learn aspects of law enforcement from local, county, state and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police are investigating after two men and a woman were treated for injuries after they were shot with projectiles from a car on Saturday, July 16. The incident happened at about 2:45 a.m. on the 100 block of Remsen Avenue, according to a statement released by the ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin's first National Night Out event in more than a decade will happen Tuesday Aug. 2, at the Municipal Complex from 6 pm to 9 pm.  The Franklin Township Police Department's Community Relations Bureau is partnering with the Franklin Township Parks and Recreation Department to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 22-year-old city man was treated at an area hospital for a gunshot wound to his leg. The man’s wounds appear to be self-inflicted, according to an announcement from the city on Thursday, July 7. According to the statement, the man walked into the hospital on Wednesday, ...

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UPDATE: The date for this event is July 28 and not July 18 as originally reported.  SOMERSET, NJ - The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s Mobile Unit will be in Franklin Township on July 28 from 10am to 2pm, giving residents the chance to avoid a trip down to the local DMV. The Community ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are trying to locate and identify an older confused man who was walking in a local park earlier today along Route 27. According to the South Brunswick Police, the man is "confused" and "unable to give his name." He is 5'10, in his late 50s or early 60s, wearing ...

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