Day: October 2, 2020

BREAKING: Police Investigate Shooting On Daymond Street

October 2, 2020

BREAKING NEWS REPORT: From on scene reporting. Once official information becomes available story will be updated and any corrections made.

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–A crime scene was set up on Daymond Street this evening and it appeared that police were actively investigating a shooting at the end of the street. A pair of sandals and some other articles of clothing were left in the street in the area of the investigation. No information was available about the shooting.

Robbinsville Over Princeton Football 42-6

October 2, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Robbinsville won their football game during the home opener tonight with a final score of 42-6 against Princeton. It was Robbinsville’s Senior Night. Senior nights have been pushed forward in the season due to COVID. Also there was no handshake tradition at the end of the game, both teams lined up across from each other and wished each other good luck with the rest of the season.

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Robbinsville Man Killed By Drunk Driver, Man From Edison Charged With Vehicular Homicide

October 2, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Director Anthony A. Caputo of the New Brunswick Police Department announced today that an individual has been arrested and charged with causing the death of another person in a crash that occurred on Route 1 South in New Brunswick on the night of October 1, 2020.

Arsalan Gul, 21, of Edison, was charged with one count of second-degree Vehicular Homicide, one count of third-degree Hindering Apprehension, and one count of Driving While Intoxicated.

On October 1, 2020 at approximately 11:30 P.M., New Brunswick Police officers responded to a motor vehicle crash involving three vehicles.  An investigation by Officer Peter Maroon of the New Brunswick Police Department and Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that Gul, who was driving an Infiniti sedan, crashed into a Honda Civic causing it to strike a Lexus SUV in the adjacent lane. The driver of the Civic, Brian O’Donnell, 32, of Robbinsville, was pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. 

 Subsequently, it was determined Gul was operating his vehicle under the influence of alcohol and a controlled dangerous substance.

Gul is currently being held at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center pending a Detention Hearing.

The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Maroon at (732) 745-5005, or Detective Berman at (732) 745-4328.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Gul are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

4 Injuries In S. Broad St. Crash, Suspect Fled Scene Captured After Foot Pursuit

October 2, 2020

Breaking News Report: From radio reports, witnesses and on scene reporting. If official information is released story will be updated and additions and corrections made.

Story by: Tyler Eckel

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Two cars were involved in a crash at South Broad Street and Highland Avenue just before 6:30 Friday night. Hamilton Fire Departments responded to the scene and performed a “door pop” to free a patient from one of the vehicles. One of the accused in the crash fled the scene on foot into the wooded area on Highland Avenue. The accused was apprehended at Grand view and sodden after a foot pursuit

There were four reported total injured and Robert Wood Johnson EMS transported three to the hospital, one person refused medical care.

Troopers Stop Car, Arrest 3 and Seize $4,300 of Drugs On I-195

October 2, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–The New Jersey State Police have arrested Sean Fitzgerald, 20, of Litchfield CT, and Jahseem Sanders, 22, and Juwan Seaton, 23, both of Philadelphia, PA, and seized $2,000 worth of marijuana, $300 worth of ecstasy, and $2,000 worth of hallucinogenic mushrooms during a traffic stop in Robbinsville Township, Mercer County.

On Thursday, October 1, at 10:29 a.m., Trooper Anthony Ferretti stopped Fitzgerald for a traffic violation at milepost 7.9 eastbound on Interstate 195. During the stop, Tpr. Ferretti discovered that Fitzgerald and his passengers, Sanders and Seaton, were in possession of marijuana, ecstasy, and hallucinogenic mushrooms, and arrested them without incident.

Sean Fitzgerald, Juwan Seaton, and Jahseem Sanders were charged with possession of CDS, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, and possession of CDS paraphernalia. Sanders was additionally charged with possession of prescription legend drugs. Fitzegrald, Sanders, and Seaton were charged and released pending a future court date.

Charges are mere accusations, and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Governor Murphy Wishes President Trump The Best And Contact-Tracing Process Is Underway

October 2, 2020

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–In a joint statement from Governor Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy they said:

“Tammy and I send our best wishes to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a speedy and complete return to good health. If there is one thing we have learned in New Jersey over these months, it’s that we pull together and support everyone fighting this virus.

“The contact-tracing process is underway. We urge everyone who attended yesterday’s event in Bedminster to take full precautions, including self-quarantining and getting tested.”

Governor Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy last met with Presdident Trump at the Bedminster golf course for dinner was on June 13, 2020. President Trump Tweeted about the event and the Portal North Bridge. See full story here: Announcement from President Trump Following Tonight’s Dinner with Governor Murphy at Bedminster

Governor Murphy also thanked the President for accelerating funds for the Portal North Bridge: Governor Murphy Thanks President Trump For Accelerating $766.5 Million Funding For Portal North Bridge

Update: 3 Injured In I-195 Crash In Hamilton, Crash Remains Under Investigation

See last night’s MidJersey.News story here: BREAKING: 3 Trauma Alerts Called In Serious Accident On I-195

October 2, 2020

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–NJ State Police Spokesman Sgt. Lawrence Peele told MidJersey.News that the crash occurred at 9:06 p.m. on Interstate 195 eastbound in Hamilton Township, Mercer County.  Preliminary information indicates that in the area of Exit 3 (milepost 3.2) two pedestrians were standing outside of their Ford Escape which was parked in a construction zone in the right lane.  A Dodge Ram was traveling eastbound when it entered the construction zone and struck the rear of a Freightliner crash truck.  The crash truck was pushed forward striking the Ford Escape and the two pedestrians.  Both pedestrians sustained serious injuries and the driver of the Dodge sustained moderate injuries.  All 3 were transported to an area hospital.  The right lane and the Exit 3 ramp were closed for approximately 6 hours.  Cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The Hamilton Township Fire Department, RWJ Hamilton EMS, Robbinsville Township Fire Department EMS, and paramedics from Capital Health responded to the scene for the injured. Hamilton Township Fire Department performed the extrication.

Petzl Recalls Safety Ropes Due to Fall and Injury Hazard

These ropes are used in professional use, including work-at-height use, difficult access, technical rescue and industrial applications; and for recreational use, including climbing, caving and mountaineering. 

October 2, 2020

Name of product: Low-Stretch Kernmantle Ropes


The rope can have a deep cut or tape securing two ends of rope together, which can cause the rope to fail, posing fall and injury hazards to the user.Remedy:ReplaceRecall date:September 30, 2020Units:

About 14,850 (In addition, about 2,500 were sold in Canada) Consumer Contact:


The recalled low-stretch kernmantle ropes are designed for professional use, including work-at-height use, difficult access, technical rescue and industrial applications; and for recreational use, including climbing, caving and mountaineering.  The ropes have a nylon core and polyester sheath material.  Only ropes with serial numbers ranging between 18 C 0000000 000 and 20 H 0000000 000 are included in the recall.  The recalled rope models include:

  • Axis 11mm rope (white, yellow, black, blue, red and orange) available in 150, 200, 600 and 1200 feet.  Model Numbers R074AA00 – R074AA27.
  • Parallel 10.5mm (white, yellow, black, blue, red and orange), available in 50, 100, 200 and 500 meters.  Model Numbers R077AA03 – R077AA28. 
  • Vector 12.5mm rope (white, yellow, black, blue, red and orange) available in 150, 200, 600 and 1200 feet. Model Numbers R078AA00—R078AA27.
  • Segment 8 mm (white) available in 50, 100 or 200 meters.  Model Numbers R076AA00 – R076AA06.
  • Ray 12 mm (yellow/black) available in 25, 50, 75, 100 and 200 feet.  Model Numbers R091AA00 – R091AA04.
  • ASAP’AXIS 11 mm (white) available 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 meters. Model numbers R074DA00 — R074DA05
  • Push 200 9 mm (white, orange) available in 200 meters.  Model Numbers R40AW200 and R40AO200.
  • Club 200 10 mm (white, orange) available in 200 meters.  Model Numbers R39AW200 and R39AO200. 
  • Top 9.8 mm (Not sold in North America) 
  • Lead 9.8mm (Not sold in North America)
  • JAG Rescue Kit model numbers K090AA00-K090AA02

The recalled safety ropes have the model name and serial number on the label affixed to each end of the rope.   Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ropes and inspect the rope for a deep cut or tape connecting two ends of rope together, and if either is found, contact Petzl America for instructions on receiving a free replacement rope.Incidents/Injuries:

None reported.Sold At:

GME Supply, Karst Sports and industrial and recreational stores nationwide, and online at and from March 2018 through July 2020 for between $200 and $1,200.Importer(s):

Petzl America Inc., of Salt Lake City, Utah   Manufactured In:FranceRecall number: 20-194

Consumer Contact:

Petzl America toll-free at 877-807-3805 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email at, or online at and select Professional or Sport then click on Customer Service/Security Alerts located at the top of the page for more information.