Day: January 30, 2021

BREAKING: Accident Investigation at Quakerbridge Road and Nassau Park Blvd.

January 30, 2021

Read update here: UPDATE: 3 Injured In West Windsor Crash

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Around 8:00 pm a multi-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Nassau Park Boulevard and Quakerbridge Road trapping two people in one of the vehicles. Firefighters from West Windsor and Lawrence Township responded for the rescue, West Windsor EMS-Emergency Services, Princeton First Aid, and Capital Health Paramedics. West Windsor and Lawrence Township Police responded and provided traffic control. At least two people were extricated and then transported to the Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center from the accident. One person had minor injuries and one was transported with more serious injuries needing for a “trauma alert” to be called.

West Windsor Police closed the roadway and conducted a accident investigation. The roadway was reopened by 10:15 pm.

This is a breaking news report. West Windsor Police will be issuing a press release sometime tomorrow and once received the story will be updated and any corrections made.

New Brunswick Man Charged for Attempted Kidnapping

January 30, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Director Anthony A. Caputo of the New Brunswick Police Department announced today that a City man has been charged with attempted kidnapping.

On January 29, 2021, Gary Prichard, 41, of New Brunswick was arrested and charged with fourth-degree possession of an imitation firearm for an unlawful purpose and second-degree attempted kidnapping. 

Prichard was charged following an investigation by Detective Keith Walcott of the New Brunswick Police Department.  The investigation determined that, on Monday, January 25, 2021 at approximately 11:30 P.M., Prichard drove up to the victim as she was walking on Easton Avenue.  As Prichard approached the victim, he drew what appeared to be a handgun and demanded she get into his truck.  When the victim refused, Prichard fled the area.  Prichard was ultimately identified as the driver and owner of the truck, which was captured on camera as he fled the scene.  A starter pistol was also recovered from Prichard’s truck following the execution of a search warrant.  

Prichard is presently lodged at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center where he is being held pending a pre-trial detention hearing in Superior Court next week. 

The investigation is active and continuing.  Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Walcott at (732) 745-5217.  As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Prichard are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Into Canal Involving 17 Year Old Victim

January 30, 2021

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ (SOMERSET)–Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Franklin Township Public Safety Director Quovella M. Spruill announce an ongoing investigation into a fatal motor vehicle crash. On January 29, 2021 at 9:22 PM the Franklin Township Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting that a motor vehicle had left the roadway and went into the canal near Suydam Road.

Police Officers, Firefighters, EMS Personnel and divers from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Emergency Response Team responded to the scene. After searching for approximately an hour, the vehicle was located with the assistance of the New Jersey State Police Aviation Unit. Divers entered the water and found the 17 year-old female driver from Kendall Park within the vehicle. She was transported to a local area trauma center where she was pronounced deceased.

The Franklin Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau and Detectives from the Franklin Township Police Department are conducting an investigation into the factors that contributed to this incident. The initial investigation revealed that the female driver was travelling southbound on Canal Road in a 2006 Jeep Commander when she left the roadway and entered the canal.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Sgt. James Raics at 732-873-5533 extension 3177 or at

Accident on NJ Turnpike In Robbinsville

January 30, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–At 12:02 am the Robbinsville Township Fire Department and EMS, Hightstown EMS and Fire Department were dispatched to the NJ Turnpike north bound at mile marker 64 for an accident. Upon arrival the accident was minor and the first aid squad reported the person refused transport to the hospital. The NJ State Police is investigating the crash. No other information was available.