The New Jersey State Police have arrested Tyshiek Shaw, 30, of Trenton, N.J., and Colin Blake, 26, of Hamilton, N.J., for various weapons and drug offenses.
September 18, 2020
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–State Police Arrest Two and Seize Rifle, Hollow Point Ammunition, and Drugs
Trenton, N.J. – The New Jersey State Police have arrested Tyshiek Shaw, 30, of Trenton, N.J., and Colin Blake, 26, of Hamilton, N.J., for various weapons and drug offenses.
During a six-month investigation, troopers from the New Jersey State Police Crime Suppression Central Unit and the Strategic Investigation Unit determined Shaw and Blake were allegedly selling narcotics in the area of Boudinot Street in Trenton. As a result, detectives obtained arrest warrants for both suspects.
On Thursday, September 17, detectives from the New Jersey State Police Crime Suppression Central Unit, Fugitive Unit, and the Strategic Investigation Unit along with assistance from the Hamilton Township Police Department and Trenton Police Department, located and arrested Shaw at a residence on Boudinot Street and seized one brick of heroin. A short time later, detectives located and arrested Blake at a residence in Hamilton Township and seized a Riley Defense 7.62 caliber rifle, hollow point ammunition, and five grams of marijuana.
Tyshiek Shaw was charged with possession of heroin, distribution of heroin, distribution with 1000 feet of a school zone, and distribution within 500 feet of a park. Colin Blake was charged with possession of marijuana, distribution of marijuana, possession of a firearm while committing CDS offense, possession of hollow point ammunition, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Tyshiek Shaw and Colin Blake were lodged in Mercer County Jail pending a detention hearing.
This case is being prosecuted by the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.
Charges are merely accusations, and the accused are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
US Supreme Court Press Office and NJ Governor’s Office:
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. She was 87 years old. Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1993. She was the second woman appointed to the Court and served more than 27 years. She is survived by her two children: Jane Carol Ginsburg (George Spera) and James Steven Ginsburg (Patrice Michaels), four grandchildren: Paul Spera (Francesca Toich), Clara Spera (Rory Boyd), Miranda Ginsburg, Abigail Ginsburg, two step-grandchildren: Harjinder Bedi, Satinder Bedi, and one great-grandchild: Lucrezia Spera. Her husband, Martin David Ginsburg, died in 2010.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. said of Justice Ginsburg: “Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her — a tireless and resolute champion of justice.”
Justice Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn, New York, March 15, 1933. She married Martin D. Ginsburg in 1954. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, attended Harvard Law School, and received her LL.B. from Columbia Law School. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edmund L. Palmieri, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, from 1959–1961. From 1961–1963, she was a research associate and then associate director of the Columbia Law School Project on International Procedure. She was a Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law from 1963–1972, and Columbia Law School from 1972–1980, and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California from 1977–1978. In 1971, she was instrumental in launching the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, and served as the ACLU’s General Counsel from 1973–1980, and on the National Board of Directors from 1974–1980. She was appointed a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980. During her more than 40 years as a Judge and a Justice, she was served by 159 law clerks.
While on the Court, the Justice authored My Own Words (2016), a compilation of her speeches and writings.
A private interment service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery.
Statement from Governor Murphy on the Death of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“Justice Ginsburg was a woman whose career became an inspiration to countless young women and girls across our nation, and around the globe.
“Justice Ginsburg dedicated her life and career not only to the premise of equal justice and equity under the law, but also to the most basic premise that, regardless of gender, or race, or religion, or orientation, or identity, or nationality and ethnic heritage, we all must commit to fight for the things that we care about.
“Before she became a national figure, she was a pioneering professor at Rutgers-Newark School of Law, and her time there would correspond with an influx of women into the law school, where, no doubt, she would greatly influence them and their careers. She was a tireless advocate at the ACLU, fighting for gender equality at the Women’s Rights Project.
“In her final years at Rutgers, she served as the advisor to the Women’s Rights Law Review – and, in the words of a former editor, ‘She went where other people wouldn’t go. She took a leap. Once she came on board, everything fell into place. We felt empowered.’
“For nearly three decades, we have been treated to Justice Ginsburg’s singular expertise. We have been made a better nation, and a better people, through her reasoned approach and sharp-minded opinions.
“Justice Ginsburg summed up her life’s principles the following way: ‘Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.’ For those who study the law, even her dissents have moved the law in the right direction.
“My sincere hope is that her life and work continue to draw good people, with true and honest intentions to move us forward, to careers in the law and the pursuit of justice.
“Last year, I had the distinct honor of presenting Justice Ginsburg with The Golden Pea on behalf of MARCHENLAND Berlin. Tammy and I, and our daughter, Emma, will never forget the time she spent with us. She was an American icon.”
Statement from Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal on the Death of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“We mourn the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a trailblazing jurist and crusader for women’s rights and equal protection for all under the Constitution, whose jurisprudence will impact as well as inform our democracy for generations to come.
Justice Ginsburg’s unflagging pursuit of justice, her incisive opinions and dissents, and her principled progressivism have inspired, and will continue to inspire, all of us who cherish our society as a nation based on the rule of law.
While we can never repay what she has gifted us, we can honor her legacy by continuing her tireless fight for a more inclusive world. Our nation has come so far in equality and in justice, and we owe so much of this progress to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Rest In Peace, RBG.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice, was born in Brooklyn, New York, March 15, 1933. She married Martin D. Ginsburg in 1954, and has a daughter, Jane, and a son, James. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, attended Harvard Law School, and received her LL.B. from Columbia Law School. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edmund L. Palmieri, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, from 1959–1961. From 1961–1963, she was a research associate and then associate director of the Columbia Law School Project on International Procedure. She was a Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law from 1963–1972, and Columbia Law School from 1972–1980, and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California from 1977–1978. In 1971, she was instrumental in launching the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, and served as the ACLU’s General Counsel from 1973–1980, and on the National Board of Directors from 1974–1980. She was appointed a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980. President Clinton nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and she took her seat August 10, 1993.
Months Long Investigation Leads to Drug and Child Endangerment Charges
September 18, 2020
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Chief Raymond J. Hayducka of the South Brunswick Police Department announced today that a three month long joint investigation into drug distribution in the Kendall Park section of the Township has led to charges against a 36 year old South Brunswick man. The joint investigation between the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and South Brunswick Police Department was the result of complaints from community members about unusual activity on New Road and complaints of hypodermic needles being discarded on the side of the road. In response to the complaints detectives began monitoring the area of Benson Road and determined the activity centered on a home at 12 Benson Road. Investigators developed probable cause that methamphetamine and heroin were being dealt from the residence. Detectives obtained a search warrant from a Superior Court judge with the assistance of the Middlesex County Prosecutors Office.
Early Thursday morning, detectives executed a knock-first search warrant at 12 Benson Road. After being granted entry into the residence, the team located Michael Mcgarty hiding behind a dryer in the residence. Mcgarty was taken into custody for a probation violation warrant for previously spitting on officers. During the search, detectives recovered narcotics, drug paraphernalia, and weapons. Mcgarty was charged with unlawful of a possession of a weapon, possession of a prohibited weapon, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of unlawful possession of various narcotics, and endangering the welfare of a child. Mcgarty was lodged at the Middlesex County Correction Center pending his bail hearing.
Chief Hayducka credited the community and the other law enforcement agencies for their assistance. “Clearly the neighborhood was suffering from the impact of the drug activity. It was brought to an end by the community members who came forward along with the assistance of the DEA and Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. I want to also recognize the work of Detective Tim Hoover who pursued all the investigative leads to bring this operation to an end,” said Chief Hayducka.
September 18, 2020 Updated at 5:15 with full press release, see below original story for complete information.
7:00 pm update a source traveling though the area says the roadway has been reopened.
LACEY TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)–Around 6:00 am this morning sources say that a dump truck and a car collided with entrapment around mile marker 19. Sources also say there was a fatality at the scene and a fuel spill. The roadway has remained closed though late afternoon for accident investigation and clean up.
Route 539 is still closed as of 4:30 pm between Route 72 and Harry Wright Blvd. in Manchester Township. Seek alternate routes if you need to travel in that area.
Full press release below:
Michael C. DiBella Chief of Police
Lacey Township Police Department PRESS RELEASE:
On Friday, September 18, 2020, at approximately 0600 hours, the Lacey Township Police Department responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on County Route 539 in the vicinity of mile marker 19.5. Initial reports indicated entrapment of an occupant of one vehicle that was fully engulfed in flames. Investigation at the scene revealed that a 2000 Lexus operated by a 37-year-old female from Staten Island, NY, was traveling north in the southbound lane on County Road 539 approaching mile marker 19.5.
A 2006 Kenworth tri-axle dump truck was traveling south at the same time and the Lexus struck the front of the dump truck at a high rate of speed.
Witnesses reported that the operator of the Lexus had passed multiple vehicles well in excess of the posted 55 MPH speed limit while traveling north just prior to the crash. Witnesses further reported that after passing another vehicle the operator of the Lexus failed to return to the northbound lane, and continued traveling north in the southbound lane, right into the path of the dump truck.
The impact caused the Lexus to burst into flames upon colliding with the truck, with the occupant still inside the vehicle. By all accounts it does not appear the initial impact was survivable. The operator of the dump truck, Sergio Pernilla, 37, of Hamilton, New Jersey suffered minor injury.
The identity of the driver of the Lexus is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The crash resulted in significant damage to the vehicles involved and caused the roadway to be shut down for an extended period of time. The crash also caused the diesel fuel tank of the dump truck to become compromised, resulting in the spill of a significant amount of diesel fuel onto the roadway.
As of 1500 hours on today’s date, clean-up efforts are still underway and the road remains closed. It is estimated that the roadway should be reopened by late evening.
The Forked River and Bamber Lakes Fire Department, Berkeley HAZMAT Team, Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Office, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, New Jersey State Police, Stafford Township Police Department, Barnegat Police Department, Ocean County Road Department, NJ State DOT, and Accurate Towing all assisted with the investigation and/or clean-up efforts. Sergeant Robert Flynn, Lacey Township Police Department, is investigating the crash.
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–A sex assault that occurred in Trenton over the summer remains under investigation and police are once again asking the public for assistance with the case.
On July 23, 2020, a 29-year-old woman was walking to work in the early morning hours in the area of S. Broad Street and Chestnut Avenue when she was approached by her attacker. Described as a heavyset black male with dark hair, possibly in his 30s, the suspect forced the victim into a nearby alley where he sexually assaulted her.
The Special Victims units of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and the Trenton Police Department have been working for weeks to solve the case. They have surveillance photos of the suspect and have identified a person of interest, and they are certain there are individuals out there that have information, but no one is coming forward to assist the police.
“We are getting calls to the tip line telling us there are people who know who did it. They are giving us drips and drabs and ‘word on the street,’ but we need more,” Mercer County Prosecutor’s SVU Sgt. Joe Paglione said. “We just need that last piece of information to take a dangerous man off of the street and stop this from happening to the next victim.”
“Law enforcement can perform its job so much more effectively when the public and media help,” Prosecutor Onofri stated. “Just recently, following the publication of an article and photo on the arrest of Eridson Rodriguez for sexually assaulting women at two separate gatherings at his apartment, more victims came forward. He now faces charges for assaulting three more victims, and we have information that there are many more out there. This is what can happen when we all work together for justice.”
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect in the photographs or the case is asked to contact Sergeant Joe Paglione of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit at (609) 273-0065 or Sergeant Lisette Rios of the Trenton Police Department SVU at (609) 989-4155.