Day: July 20, 2020

2nd Alarm Commercial Building Fire In Lawrence

July 20, 2020

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Around 7:40 pm the Trenton Fire Department and Lawrence Township Fire Departments were dispatched for smoke in the area calls. A fire was located at 1010 Spruce Street involving a commercial building and a 2nd Alarm was called for. Crews were met with a building well involved in fire, utility poles down with live wires and excessive heat being close to 100F due to a heat wave in the area. Mutual aid was sent from surrounding towns including Ewing, Hamilton and Princeton. No further information about the fire is available at this time.

Multiple Shooting In Trenton

Reported as multiple people shot, victims were transported by private vehicle to the hospital.

July 20, 2020

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Just before 7:30 pm shots rang out in the city again this time in the 300 Block of Centre Street. When Trenton Police, Trenton Fire and Trenton EMS arrived on scene they found that the shooting victims were transported by personal vehicle to a local hospital.

Trenton Police were on scene marking locations of bullet casings and looking for and collecting evidence.

No other information will be available unless a person from the shooting dies and information comes from the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office. Trenton Police does not usually release information unless it is a shooting death and if there is a death information is usually provided by a different agency.

This is breaking news information, obtained from on scene and radio reports. If official information becomes available the story will be updated.

Photos by: Brian McCarthy OnScene News

NJ American Water Company Outdoor Watering Ban In Monmouth And Ocean Counties Due To High Demand

July 20, 2020

MONMOUTH/OCEAN COUNTIES, NJ –NJ American Water has issued a mandatory outdoor watering ban in Monmouth and Ocean Counties do to high water demand. See below from NJ American Water’s Twitter:

We have issued a mandatory outdoor water ban for Monmouth & Ocean Counties due to an issue at one of our primary plants and increased high water demands. We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our website, but the full press release is attached to this post.

Serious Accident In Millstone, Victim Flown To Trauma Center By NJSP Helicopter

July 20, 2020

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–The Millstone Township Fire Department was dispatched at 10:22 am to the intersection of Perrineville Road and Giant Maple Court for a two vehicle accident. Firefighters requested assistance from Monroe Township Fire Department Station 57 to help with the extrication of a person trapped.

A Jeep overturned and up righted during the two vehicle collision. The driver of the Jeep was heavily entrapped and was freed by firefighters from Millstone and Monroe Townships using extrication tools.

While firefighters were conducting a heavy extrication they called for a medical helicopter for faster transport to the trauma center. The New Jersey State Police sent the “North Star” medical helicopter and landed at the little league field on Perrineville Road. The patient was transferred from the Robert Wood Johnson Ambulance to the helicopter and was flown to RWJ Hospital New Brunswick trauma center. Manalapan Township Fire Department stood by at the landing zone and assisted.

There were no reported injuries in the other vehicle in the collision.

A Perrineville Road accident victim is loaded onto the NJ State Police Helicopter “North Star” at the Millstone Township little league field on Perrineville Road July 20, 2020

Hamilton Firefighters Extinguish House Fire In Extreme Heat And Humidity

July 20, 2020

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The Hamilton Township Fire Department responded to the 200 Block of Lynwood Avenue around 8:20 am. First arriving fire apparatus reported smoking coming from the building and fire in the ceiling an “all hands” was transmitted bringing additional resources to the scene. Firefighters quickly put two hand lines in service and knocked down the fire. Fire was under control within 20 minutes.

Not only did firefighters have to deal with the heat of the fire they had to deal with extreme heat and humidity from the current heatwave.

No further information is available at this time.

DEVELOPING STORY: FBI Investigating North Brunswick Shooting At Federal Judge’s Home

July 20, 2020

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–The FBI Newark office is investigating a shooting that occurred around 5 pm on Point of Woods Drive at the home of Judge Esther Salas.

Police were reportedly looking for a white male wearing a FedEx uniform and a light grey Nissan Sentry.

Sources tell MidJersey.News that her husband defense attorney Mark Anderi was shot, originally reported as critical and after surgery is in stable condition at RJW Barnabas Hospital in New Brunswick. Her son was killed by the gunman.

If you have any relevant information involving this case you are asked to contact the FBI at 1-973-792-3000

Statement by Governor Murphy on Shooting of Judge Esther Salas’ Family

“Judge Salas and her family are in our thoughts at this time as they cope with this senseless act. This tragedy is our latest reminder that gun violence remains a crisis in our country and that our work to make every community safer isn’t done.”