By TAPINTO FRANKLIN/SOMERSET STAFF
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 individuals responsible for the homicide of David D. Anderson and Dominic J. Frederick.
Police are also investigating the shooting of an unnamed person on Baker Road and shots being fired on King Road. Yesterday, police-reported a North Brunswick man who shot an unidentified New Brunswick man turned himself in to police.
Monserrat Noyola-Narvaez, 20 was shot on Oct. 22 and later died of her gunshot wounds on Oct. 24. Noyola-Narvaez was studying to be a nurse, and her family donated her organs following her death.
“She was a girl who always dreamed of helping and saving lives, that’s why she was studying to be a nurse,” Noyola told TAPinto while speaking of her sister. “Our family decided to donate her organs to a non-profit organization and that way, she made her dreams come true and saved six lives.”
Back in August Mayor Phil Kramer called on the public to speak to police on the record to help end the cycle of violence.
“At the local level, it’s about gun violence,” “When there are gun crimes in Franklin the police usually can figure out who did it very quickly,” Kramer told TAPinto in August. “They do a good job. Too often, however, people are not willing to speak on the record and thus the assailant gets away with it. This prevents the police from ending the cycle of violence.”
Back in October 2017, the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office launched the STOPit app. The STOPit account for Somerset County is called Somerset Strong and has had over 400 anonymous reports come in since its inception, according to officials. The reports have provided information on numerous types of police matters such as fugitives, narcotics, as well as information on homicides.
“STOPit is a powerful tool that allows citizens to provide information to law enforcement anonymously, without fear of reprisal,” Robertson told TAPinto in a statement. “Law enforcement cannot be everywhere so citizens are our best source of information. The confidential STOPit app allows everyday people within the community to have a voice.”
With the app, users can upload photos, and videos anonymously, it also allows for real-time communication/chats with police dispatchers and/or law enforcement officers.
Robertson says the app can also has a “get help” section be used to communicate with the public with information on how to get resources for things such as opioid addiction, child abuse, sexual assault, suicide, and domestic violence.
The STOPit app can also push information out to the people of Somerset County by way of STOPit broadcasts.
Curious why over 5,000 organizations worldwide are using STOPit’s anonymous reporting software and 24/7/365 monitoring services?