Franklin Township Crime Report: June 12-18, 2022

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Franklin Township Police Department has reported the following criminal related incidents that required police response between June 12-18, 2022. The incidents represent just a portion of all incidents responded to by the department.

06/12/2022

A Freehold, NJ resident reported the theft of his catalytic converter valued at $300.00 from his vehicle. The theft occurred during the overnight hours while his vehicle was parked in the area of Gregory Ln. The suspect(s) is unknown.

A Somerset, NJ resident reported $40.00 worth of damage to a screen on her door after a black male knocked aggressively on her front door and ran away. The incident happened in the area of John E. Busch Ave.

06/13/2022

A Somerset, NJ resident reported the theft of a wallet from his unlocked vehicle. The crime occurred during the overnight hours by an unknown suspect(s) in the area of Amethyst Way.

A fire was reported in a common laundry room in the area of Ari Dr. The Fire Department extinguished the fire without incident. The fire may have been intentionally set by an unknown suspect(s).

06/14/2022

A business located on Somerset St. reported the shoplifting of $28.00 worth of merchandise during the overnight hours. The black male suspect fled the location prior to police arrival. He was identified and the manager was advised of complaint signing procedures.

A business located on Hamilton St. reported a customer who caused a disturbance and threw a cash register after demanding a refund. The black female suspect fled the location prior to police arrival. The manager was advised of complaint signing procedures.

06/15/2022

John Harris Jr., 58, of Somerset, NJ was arrested on a $200.00 warrant out of Raritan Twp. during an investigation regarding a dispute at a business located on Easton Ave. He was processed and released on his own recognizance. NOTE: We are required by the Rules of Court to include herein a statement explaining that the charges are merely an accusation, and that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.”

A Middlesex, NJ resident reported the theft of her wallet while left unattended at a local business located on Easton Ave.

A Somerset, NJ resident reported the theft of property from her unlocked vehicle while parked in the area of Garcia Ln. It is unknown when the burglary occurred. The suspect(s) is unknown.

06/16/2022

A Somerset, NJ resident reported the theft of two potted plants valued at $50.00 from her porch by an unknown suspect(s).

06/17/2022

A Somerset, NJ resident reported criminal mischief to a business located on Easton Ave. The suspect(s) is unknown.

A Somerset, NJ resident reported the theft of his vehicle under fraudulent circumstances on 06/14/2022. The vehicle was recovered in New York on 06/17/2022. A black male and black female subject are believed to be the thieves.

A business located on Easton Ave. reported a shoplifting of $309.00 worth of merchandise by a known suspect. The suspect fled prior to police arrival and left behind the stolen goods. The manager was advised of complaint signing procedures.

A South Bound Brook, NJ resident reported a burglary to her unlocked vehicle while it was parked at a business on Elizabeth Ave. The unknown suspect removed the victim’s purse from her vehicle.

A business located on Hamilton St. reported the shoplifting of $243.00 worth of products by a black male. The suspect fled the store on a bike prior to police arrival.

06/18/2022

A business located on Somerset St. reported the shoplifting of $65.00 worth of energy drinks by an unknown white male suspect. The suspect fled the store prior to police arrival.

A Somerset, NJ resident reported the theft of her motor vehicle while making a delivery. The vehicle was left running with the keys in it. Several male suspects entered the vehicle and fled the area. The vehicle was later recovered the same day.

Clifton Clarke, 52, of Somerse, NJ was arrested on a $2500.00 warrant out of Milltown, NJ and A $750.00 warrant out of North Brunswick, NJ during a motor vehicle stop. He was later released on his own recognizance.