News & Events

Happy Holidays

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Events, News | 0 comments

Red Christmas gift box and baubles on background of defocused golden lights.

All of us here at the Frenchtown Borough Police Department Wish you the beauty, blessings and joy this season brings. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Halloween Parade

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in News | 0 comments

The Frenchtown Halloween Parade will be held on Saturday October 29th, 2016. Registration will be at the American Legion on 6th Street from 3pm to 6pm. Parade forms on River Road by the Bridge at 6pm, step off is 6:30pm. Judging will be at the Legion.
Trick or Treating will be on Monday October 31st from 6 to 8pm.

Project Medicine Drop

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in News | 0 comments

During the past few months we have collected 54 lbs of medication.  Anyone is welcome to come in to Police Headquarters to drop off any old medication in the Drop Box located here. We can accept any medications with the exceptions of liquids and sharps (needles).  All medications get incinerated. If you have any questions, please call us at 908-996-2341

Medicine Drop ready for incineration 4-14-15 - 3

 

File of Life

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in News | 0 comments

We would like to remind everyone about our File of Life program. The packet offered contains 1 Red sticker, 1 Clear/Red folder, 1 card which will contain your vital information. This is a great and easy way for First Responders to get your vital information in the event you are unable to give that information yourself.
The card is filled in with your vital/emergency/medical information and is placed in the folder. The Sticker would then be secured to and the folder placed in an area which can be easily found by First Responders (ex. the refrigerator). For further details contact us at 908-996-2341.
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Property Damage

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Officer:  Ptl. Edward Krutsick

On Saturday April 3, 2016, a large tree fell behind 13 Kingwood Ave., damaging the roof of 13 Kingwood along with 2 windows at 15 Kingwood Ave.  In the driveway between both residences 2 vehicles sustained damage, 1 being a 2006 Jeep Laredo, which was totaled, the other being a 2006 VW Jetta which sustained front end damage.  Both vehicles are owned by the residents at 15 Kingwood Ave.

The Frenchtown Fire Dept. responded and did an excellent job in securing the roof at 13 Kingwood Ave., and then removing the tree from the damaged vehicles.

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Det. Matthew McGinley

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Frenchtown Borough Police Dept. Chief Allan W. Kurylka, Patrolman Paul Murphy, Patrolman Edward Krutsick and Patrolman Robert Young Jr. dressed to attend the services for Det. Matthew McGinley.

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Important Messages delivered by Nixle

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in News | 0 comments

The Frenchtown Police uses Nixle to send out important updates or information to residents. Please register with Nixle today to receive these important messages. Nixle is a free, information service that delivers messages to you via the web, mobile app, cell phone, email and Google. To register, simply go to www.nixle.com

Street Smart Campaign

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Mayor Warren Cooper and Police Chief Al Kurylka announced on May 11, 2015 that the Borough of Frenchtown is participating in a new pedestrian safety education campaign to reduce pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes in New Jersey. The local collaboration, “Frenchtown Street Smart” includes the Borough, local volunteers and HART Commuter Information Services, the local non-profit dedicated to sustainable transportation.

This campaign will focus on reinforcing four key behaviors to improve safety. Motorists will be reminded to obey posted speed limits and stop for pedestrians in crosswalks (as required by New Jersey law). Pedestrians will be reminded to use crosswalks. Both motorists and pedestrians will be encourage to avoid distractions, such as talking or texting on a cell phone.

“Everyone has a role to play in pedestrian safety,” says Mayor Warren Cooper. “Frenchtown’s participation in this program is based on our interest in keeping Frenchtown a safe, walkable community,” he adds.

“Approximately 4,000 vehicles travel the Uhlerstown-Frenchtown bridge daily,” says Chief Al Kurylka. “That is a significant volume of traffic traveling through the heart of our downtown,” he notes. “Keeping pedestrians safe is a top priority and we welcome a campaign like this to raise awareness of both motorists and pedestrians.”

The Street Smart Frenchtown awareness campaign includes a street banner on Bridge Street, posters, displays and information cards distributed throughout town to reinforce the four key behaviors noted above. Students from Frenchtown Elementary School have created lawn signs to promote the messaging and various forms of social media will be employed to spread the word.

Law enforcement officials will also monitor key locations for the safety of all roadway users. “We’ll be interacting with motorists to make sure they know and obey the law and stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk,” said Chief Al Kurylka. “We’ll also be reminding pedestrians to use crosswalk or cross at intersections and not jaywalk.” Officers will also address speeding and distracted driving and walking, which often contribute to pedestrian-related crashes.

Businesses, organizations and individuals interested in helping to promote the Frenchtown Street Smart message in Frenchtown or in bringing a Street Smart campaign to their community may contact Liz Usmiani, liz@harttma.com or call 908-788-5553, or visit www.harttma.com/streetsmart

A Message from Chief Kurylka

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in News | 0 comments

I would like to dispel a rumor  that the individual arrested in Tinicum Township for a home invasion was one of the subjects we had for soliciting without a permit. THIS IS NOT TRUE!

However, there are several vehicles being broken into on River Road in Pennsylvania. I urger you to lock your vehicles and by all means, DO NOT leave your keys or anything of value in the vehicle. If you should see anything suspicious or appears to be out of place, call the police.

Strong Arm Robbery

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in News | 0 comments

On Sunday, March 22, 2015, Patrolman Robert Young Jr. responded to the Frenchtown IGA for a reported theft. Upon arrival, patrol met with a 91 year old female, who related that an unknown subject pulled her purse off of her shoulder and took off running. There was a witness who took off after the suspect. A search of the area was with negative results. The victim was not hurt and the total dollar amount in the purse was $20.00.

Description of the suspect is as follows: White male, dark blue jeans, green sweat jacket with hood on his head, 5′ 10″, 170 lbs, 19-20 years of age, slim build with no facial hair. If anyone has information, please contact the Frenchtown Police at 908-996-2341. The Hunterdon County Crime Stoppers have posted a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of this suspect.