Police & Fire

June 5, 2020

SOMERSET, NJ - On the heels of another peaceful protest in Franklin, the Franklin Township Police Department issued a document answering some frequently asked questions concerning the use of force by police.  Below are answers from the department to some frequently asked questions:  Question: ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A New Brunswick man is facing charges related to the shooting death of a Franklin man, according to a press release from Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.  Police say Ameer Harris aka “A Dot”, 29, of New Brunswick has been arrested in relation to the shooting of ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - An unidentified local man suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound was found in a vehicle in the area of Oak Place early Saturday morning according to police.  Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said police are investigating the shooting.  Read: Police ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Police released the name of a local man as the homicide victim discovered last week in a wooded area on Park Street, according to a news release.  Duane S. Banks, 27, of Park Street, was identified as the victim.  Officers responded to a suspicious activity call on Wednesday, ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Police are seeking the public's help in a homicide investigation, according to a news release.  Officers responded to a suspicious activity call on Wednesday, April 29 at approximately 6:38 pm at a home on Park Street, according to authorities.  "Responding officers made ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - For the first time in its history, the Franklin Township Police Department will be headed by an African-American woman, Quovella M. Spruill a retired Chief of Detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.  Spruill is no stranger to making history as she was the first ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - An unidentified 63-year old South Brunswick resident was hit by a car while crossing Route 27 in the area of South Middlebush Road, according to the Franklin Township Police department.  Police received a 9-1-1 call Thursday morning at approximately 6:21 am reporting a pedestrian ...

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UPDATE: SBPD issued the following message - Advisory: The missing juvenile has been found. We would like to thank our community for all their help locating him! SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Police issued a juvenile missing person alert Wednesday evening asking for the public's ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ - A six-alarm fire is raging through an apartment building under construction on Main Street in Bound Brook Sunday evening according to multiple Breaking News Network alerts.  The first alert reported a three-alarm fire on Mountain Avenue and E Main Street at 8:01 pm. At 8:37 pm ...

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The following press release was issued by Somerset County Prosecutor's Office: – Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor announced the ongoing investigation into three separate shootings which occurred in Franklin Township, New ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Police are investigating shots being fired Monday morning on Barker Road.  "We can confirm that there was a shooting with no injuries just property damage," Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Deputy Chief, Frank Roman Jr. said in an email. "The matter is actively being ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ - Three Franklin High School graduates died from injuries suffered in a Friday night car crash according to a NJ.com report.  "Franklin has been strick with a tragedy, Mayor, Phil Kramer said in a social media post. "Three young women, Brianna Martinez, Michaela Powell, Uchechukw ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Motorists should avoid the area of Highland Avenue and Franklin Boulevard. The Breaking News Network reported an overturned auto at 12:25 pm. Editor's Note: This alert will be updated if/when more information becomes available.  Download the FREE TAPinto App!  Click here for ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Police are investigating a fatal Tuesday evening crash on Amwell Avenue, according to a news release.  The Franklin Township Police department responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a hit pedestrian on Amwell Road near Doria Road at around 9:53 pm.  Responding officers discovered ...

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SOMERSET, NJ — A local Somerset 4-year old is being called a hero for calling 911 for help when her mother collapsed on the kitchen floor and did not get back up earlier this month. Isla Glaser was honored on Wednesday in a ceremony at the Franklin Police Headquarters for her bravery in calling ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A quick-thinking 4-year-old local girl may have saved her mother's life, according to police.  Isla Glaser called 9-1-1 at approximately 7:54 am on Dec. 6 and spoke with Julie Kozo and Olivia Klein, Franklin Township Police department dispatchers, according to a news ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Police issued an alert looking for a missing boy, at 10:37 am.  Police say the boy's name is Luxile Diony, and anyone with information should call (732)329-4646. No further information was provided at this time.  Sign Up for E-News to get top stories ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - An unidentified local man died following an afternoon fire on Hempstead Drive, according to a news release.  "There is an ongoing investigation into a fatal fire that occurred today in Franklin Township," Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said in a news ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin has seen more than its share of shootings this year. One of the first shootings happened last Christmas and two men were shot to death in May. Police are offering reward money to anyone with information leading to the arrest and indictment of the individual or ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A North Brunswick man turned himself into police on Friday after he was identified by police as the suspect responsible for a shooting that took place on Nov. 4 in the area of Somerset Street, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Kasin A. Coffey, 31, of ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A 25-year-old New Brunswick resident was shot once while in the area of Somerset Street Monday morning, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Police patrolling the area of Somerset Street were notified at approximately 9:22 am that a shooting had taken ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A 20-year-old unidentified local woman is listed in critical condition following a shooting in the area of Phillips Road and Matilda Avenue, according to a news release.  Police received a 9-1-1 call reporting shots fired Tuesday evening at approximately 7:20 pm. Officers ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Police are investigating a Monday morning crash that sent a local juvenile to an area  hospital with serious injuries, according to a news release.  The unidentified 11-year old was hit crossing Franklin Boulevard while walking to school, police say. The unidentified driver of the ...

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UPDATE at 12:50 PM: A 5th grade Hillcrest Student was struck by a car on Franklin Boulevard this morning, according to authorities. He was taken to the hospital where he has been joined by his family.  SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin Boulevard is closed in the area of Norman and Matilda Avenue pending a ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Officers from the Franklin Township Police department spoke to customers and local residents passing by Somerset Unisex Barber Shop on Hamilton Street Saturday afternoon.  The event, titled “Barber Shop Talk with Cops,” was coordinated by FTPD Sgt. Sean Hebbon who is responsible ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A 20-year-old man suffered serious injuries following a Monday afternoon crash on Hamilton Street, according to a news release.  Police say they received a 9-1-1 call Monday at 3:05 pm reporting an accident at the intersection of Hamilton Street and Home Street. Responding ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township Police department issued a scam alert to residents on its Facebook page. The alert warns residents to be aware of an individual who is posing as a realtor. No description of the scammer was provided.  The alert reads as follows: Recently the FTPD was ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Another accident on Easton Avenue may make the evening commute a lot tougher for motorists driving in the area.  At approximately 5:45 pm police and a tow truck could be seen responding to a two-car crash near Saint Peter's Sports Medicine Institute on Easton Avenue.  One ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - An early afternoon fire displaced a family of four. According to a news release a 9-1-1 call to police reported a structural fire on Ray Street at approximately 12:07 PM.  Police arrived at the scene and reported heavy smoke coming from the residence.  "It was quickly ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Township of Franklin issued a statement regarding the recent police department takeover and its "substantial mismanagement." The unsigned statement says the recent arrest of a patrolman and the retirement of Chief Richard Grammar prompted the council to take necessary steps to ...

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