Day: July 4, 2021

Developing: Victim Flown To Jersey Shore Medical Center After Altercation In Toms River

UPDATE: 27 Year Old Scotch Plains Man Charged With Aggravated Assault In July 4th Toms River Incident

July 4, 2021

TOMS RIVER, NJ (OCEAN)–Toms River Police say that, on Sunday July 4, 2021, at approximately 9:30 p.m., police units were called to Hazelwood Road in Toms River for a reported injured person. Initial investigation revealed there was an altercation in the street and one victim was flown to Jersey Shore Medical University for serious injuries. The investigation is on-going at this time.

Further details to follow

Jackson Police Seek To Identify Hit And Run Suspects Who Damaged The One Stop Shop

July 4, 2021

JACKSON, NJ (OCEAN)–The Jackson Police Department is requesting your assistance with helping us to identify this female and male in these surveillance photos that were involved in a hit and run motor vehicle accident on 7/3/2021 at the One Stop Shop located on Toms River Road.

The suspect vehicle, which was operated by a female at the time, backed up into the building and then exited the vehicle and went out of camera sight. Shortly thereafter a male is seen entering the vehicle as the driver and both parties drive off in the same vehicle. It appears as if they were having an argument which may have been a contributing circumstance. As a result of the accident, the One Stop Shop had to be closed for service until structural repairs were done to the establishment.

The female driver suspect can be seen wearing a gray long sleeve top and jeans as the male can be seen wearing what appears to be a gray hooded style top shirt and shorts. The vehicle in question appears to be a gray possibly Toyota Corolla or similar vehicle. If anyone recognizes either of these two subjects, please contact Officer Stephen Purtell #309 who is investigating the incident. If you wish to remain anonymous you can also utilize our “Stop It” app. See the attached to see how to utilize that.

-The media and the public are reminded that any persons arrested or charged with any offenses or crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

UPDATE: 2nd Alarm Fatal Fire In Trenton Being Investigated As Suspicious

Mercer County Prosecutors Office Tells MidJersey.News that the fire is being investigated as “suspicious” at this time.

July 4, 2021 — 12:15 p.m. Update

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)—Around 4:30 a.m. the Trenton Fire Department was sent to the 500 Block of Second Street for a reported house fire. During a search a victim was found and a 2nd alarm was called.

Acting Director Fire and Emergency Services, Chief, Christopher Maziarz said, upon arrival we found heavy fire on the second floor, a search was initiated and a victim found. A second alarm was called at approximately 4:35 a.m.

Acting Director Maziarz said that the victim was a female in her mid 30s, the cause is under investigation. There was one knee injury to a fire officer on scene and was being treated.

As of 12:15 p.m. the Mercer County Prosecutors Office spokesperson Casey DeBlasio told MidJersey.News that the fire “is being investigated as suspicious at this time.”

No further details are available.

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