TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Police responded to a “Shot Spotter” activation in the area of Ellsworth Avenue sometime after 8:00 p.m.
At 8:11 p.m. Trenton Police found an unresponsive gun shot victim suffering from multiple gun shot wounds on the side of 59 Ellsworth Avenue, police said. Preliminary information indicated numerous shell casings were found and the Mercer County Homicide Task Force responded and is investigating.
The investigation is active and no arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406. Information can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Names of 2021* homicide victims:
2/18/2021 Jabree Saunders, 26, from shooting on May 14, 2018
WEST WINDSOR – HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Sometime around 4:00 p.m. police received on 9-1-1 call reporting a plane down in the area of Mercer County Park that crashed in or near the lake. Police responded from both West Windsor and Hamilton Township as well as Mercer County Park Rangers. Police from the West Windsor side appeared to have at least three drones in the air and Hamilton appeared to have two drones searching. West Windsor Emergency Services, Princeton Junction Fire Company and West Windsor responded and deployed boats to search the water for any aircraft.
Police reportedly made contact with local airports to ask if there were any missing aircraft and none were reported. After a through search of the area the search was called off since nothing was found. It appears that it was a good intent call.
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The Mercer County Homicide Task Force, the Mercer County Shooting Response Team and the Trenton Police Department are investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 1:45 p.m. on July 19, 2021, in Trenton at the Breunig Avenue Park. Officers responded to the area of 14 Breunig Avenue and located the adult male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center and pronounced dead a short time later.
The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Scott Peterson at the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406. Information can also be emailed to email@example.com
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)—Around 9:20 a.m. Hamilton Police, Fire Department and RWJ EMS were dispatched to South Clinton and East Park Avenue near Hamilton High West, for a two vehicle crash and overturned with people trapped.
Hamilton Township Fire Department arrived and assisted victims and a second ambulance was called to the scene.
It was unclear exactly how many were transported to the hospital from the crash.
Hamilton Township Police Department is investigating the crash.
JACKSON, NJ (OCEAN)–Witnesses told MidJersey.news that this afternoon Ocean County Sherriff Officers and Jackson Township Police had the entrances to Great Adventure closed for a short period of time not letting anyone in or out. Unofficial sources stated what ever the incident was it appeared to be a false alarm and the park was reopened.
MidJersey.news reached out to Six Flags Great Adventure representatives and they told MidJersey.News in a statement that “Out of an abundance of caution, the main entrance to Hurricane Harbor was temporarily closed following a routine safety check by the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit. Hurricane Harbor’s entrance reopened following a thorough review by the Jackson Police and New Jersey State Police.”
Statement from Jackson Police Department: “Six Flags Great Adventure Hurricane Harbor – Update The main entrance to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor was closed for several hours today. Following a routine safety check a safety concern was brought to the attention to park management and local Law Enforcement on site. After a more thorough check was conducted everything was found to be in order and the park entrance was reopened.”
Officials did not specify exactly what the incident was.
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)—Around 1:45 p.m. Trenton Police, Trenton Fire, TEMS and Capital Paramedics responded to Breunig Ave Park between Breunig Avenue and St. Joes Avenue for a shooting victim. Upon arrival it was reported a person was found shot multiple times and was rushed by TEMS and Paramedics to the Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center, CPR in progress and a Trauma Code was called.
This is a developing story, Trenton Police, TPD Shooting Response Team as well as the Mercer County Homicide Task Force was on scene investigating.
OCEAN CITY, NJ — At 12:38 p.m. Monday (July 19, 2021), Ocean City police and fire crews responded to a call that a banner plane made an emergency landing on the Route 52 Causeway between Ocean City and Somers Point.
Landon Lucas, an 18-year-old flying for Paramount Air Service, reported that his plane began to experience engine trouble as he was flying near Steel Pier in Atlantic City. He released his banner into the ocean and was attempting to reach Ocean City Municipal Airport when he spotted a gap in traffic in the westbound lanes of the causeway.
The pilot successfully landed with no damage to the plane and no injury to himself or any motorist.
Investigators are on the scene, and crews are working to remove the wings and tow the plane away.
Both inbound lanes to Ocean City are open, and a single lane of outbound traffic is now open while the investigation continues.
Photos and Story by: Marcy Sanchez, LANDSTUHL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
LANDSTUHL, Germany – Growing up in a small town, MaryCatherine Innace’s sports experience was limited to what her high school had to offer. Still, she enjoyed being active and was eager to try new activities when the opportunity arose, including weightlifting, powerlifting, and track and field throughout high school.
While in college, a random social media message allowed Innace to tackle a new sport she still adores.
“I went from a really small high school to a huge university so I had absolutely no idea what rugby was,” said the Eatontown, New Jersey native. “I showed up to a practice and immediately just felt at home. (The team) was really accepting, kept me involved and four years later, I was looking for my next team.”
Following graduation, the Rutgers University alumna searched for new ventures and enlisted in the Army. Now a nutrition care specialist with the rank of sergeant assigned to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, Innace is making new headlines with the sport she so adored in college.
“By my second weekend (in Germany), I was playing with (a local rugby team) in a tournament and eventually coached the team,” recalls Innace. “Now I get to play at a new level.”
In June, Innace was selected as a team member for the All-Army Women’s Rugby Team. The team was tested against teams from the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force (with Space Force personnel) and Coast Guard during the second-ever Armed Forces Women’s Rugby Championship, and went undefeated, winning top honors at the championship.
Although Innace’s contributions on the field are obvious, her goals go beyond the goal line with hopes to directly impact Soldiers across the Army.
“Fitness has pretty much always been in my life. I’ve played sports since I was little,” said Innace. “Learning what I could do with my body, in terms of strength training, just made me realize the term ‘athlete’ means so much more than just somebody who plays for the NBA, the WNBA, professional football, etc. It can be anyone who’s training for something.”
Armed with her bachelor’s degree in exercise science and her lifelong experience in fitness, Innace has her eyes set on earning a master’s degree in public health through the Army’s Green to Gold Scholarship. Following school, she will commission as an Army officer and hopes to help Soldiers reach their full potential through the Army’s Holistic Health and Fitness System, a program which aims to empower and equip Soldiers to take charge of their health, fitness, and well-being in order to optimize individual performance, while preventing injury and disease.
“I want to work with Soldier-athletes. I want to help design programs to help Soldiers think of themselves as athletes, regardless if they participate in sports or not,” explains Innace. “(Service Members) are in the military, (they) are athletes. (I want to teach them) how to live as one.”
Additionally, Innace believes an athlete’s mindset is just as critical to their performance, a notion tested last year when COVID-19 shut down most sporting events and training activities across the world.
“I’ve been able to keep myself busy, keep myself active, keep working out, being in the military has helped out with that. You are constantly training,” said Innace. “I always want to have a goal and be in that mindset, it’s helped me a lot. That’s what mission readiness is about, regardless if you know you have a mission coming up or not. (Soldiers) are always preparing for what could happen. If you take that mindset to a team sport atmosphere, you’re combining training with other people and you’re having fun doing it.”
MANASQUAN INLET, N.J. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a 60-foot Arrow yacht approximately 6 miles northeast of Manasquan Inlet on Sunday July 18, 2021.
Watchstanders from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command center and U.S. Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet received notification via VHF channel 16 of a 58-year-old male passenger experiencing shortness of breath.
The Sector Delaware Bay command center consulted with a Coast Guard flight surgeon who recommended to medevac the individual.
A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet launched to meet the yacht.
Once on scene, the MLB boatcrew removed the person from the vessel and transferred him to emergency medical services waiting in Shark River Inlet.
“Well prepared mariners who are equipped with all of the necessary safety equipment including reliable communications enable us to assist them in their time of need,” said Mr. Joseph Hartline, Operation Unit Controller at the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command center.
MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Around 2:00 a.m. Monroe Police, Fire Department and EMS were dispatched to Rutherford Hayes Drive for a well involved house fire. Upon arrival firefighters were met with a fully involved structure and a 2nd Alarm was struck sending mutual aid from Jamesburg, Millstone and Hightstown Fire Departments. Firefighters battled the flames for approximately an hour before bringing the fire fully under control.
Monroe Township EMS units provided medical support, rehabilitation services and transported one burn victim to the burn center at St. Barnabas Medical Center.
Fire departments from all three Monroe Township fire districts responded, as well as companies from Middlesex, Mercer, and Monmouth Counties.
OLD BRIDGE, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Acting Chief Peter LoPresti of the Old Bridge Police Department announce that a man has been charged for a fatal motor vehicle collision, which resulted in the death of a woman in another motor vehicle.
On July 18, 2021, authorities responded to Route 9 South near Texas Road following the report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Upon their arrival, officers located a Toyota Echo containing four occupants with varying injuries. One of the occupants, Ciara Gee, 20, of Raleigh, North Carolina was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers also located Sergio Seixeiro, 40, of Monroe in his damaged Ford Expedition.
An initial investigation by Officer Steve Connolly of the Old Bridge Police Department and Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined Seixiero’s truck impacted the rear of the Toyota Echo. At this time, speed, reckless driving and intoxication are believed to be contributing factors.
Seixeiro has been charged with one count of Aggravated Manslaughter, one count of Vehicular Homicide, and three counts of Assault by Auto. Seixeiro was also issued a motor vehicle summons for Driving While Intoxicated.
Seixeiro is presently lodged at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center where he is being held pending a pre-trial detention hearing in Superior Court.
The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Connolly at (732)721-5600 ext. 3821 or Detective Berman at (732) 745-4328.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Seixeiro are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.