Day: August 9, 2021

52 Year Old Killed In Toms River Accident

August 9, 2021

TOMS RIVER, NJ (OCEAN)–On Monday, August 9, 2021, at approximately 7:00 AM, police and fire units were dispatched to Route 571 near Oak Ridge Parkway for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment and a vehicle fire. Claudine Silvestri, 52 of Toms River, was traveling westbound on route 571 in the left lane when she suddenly drifted into the right lane and struck a curb and a guard rail according to a witness. The vehicle then veered to the left and entered the oncoming traffic lanes where she collided head-on with a sign truck before her vehicle caught fire.

Upon arrival, Police officers and EMTs extinguish the fire. Ms. Silvestri was trapped inside and had to be extricated from the vehicle. She was pronounced at the scene.

Along with Toms River Police, Toms River EMT‘s, Pleasant Plains and Silverton Fire Companies, the Ocean County Prosecutor‘s Office, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI, and Berkeley Hazmat reported to the accident scene.

The accident remains under investigation by Toms River Traffic Safety Officers Mark Nater and Ryan Fitzgerald.


Updated: 23 Year Old Man Killed In Early Morning House Fire In Hamilton

August 9, 2021 — Updated with Hamilton Township Police Press Release Below:

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The Hamilton Township Fire Department responded to a serious house fire around 4:45 a.m. 61 Lenox Avenue. When firefighters arrived they reported a heavy fire in a two story wood frame home and a full first alarm was called. By 5:20 a.m. the firefighters had the majority of the fire knocked down and were still hitting hot spots. The fire was under control around 5:40 a.m.

Fire investigators were on scene most of the morning investigating the fire.

Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri told MidJersey.news that a 23-year-old man died in the fire and was the only person in the house at time of the fire. No further information is available at this time.


Updated 7:30 p.m. –Hamilton Township Police Press Release set out this evening:

Hamilton, NJ: On August 9, 2021, at approximately 04:45 hours, Hamilton Police were detailed to 61 Lenox Ave. on a reported structure fire. Responding officers and fire personnel arrived on scene and observed the rear of the residence to be fully engulfed in flames.

The fire was reported to be extinguished at approximately 05:40 hours. Detectives from both the Hamilton Police Division and the Mercer County Prosecutors Office reported that a deceased 23 year old male was located in an upstairs bedroom of the residence after the fire was extinguished.

This incident is still under investigation with the Hamilton Police Division and the Mercer County Prosecutors Office. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Detective Frank Burger of the Criminal Investigations Section at (609) 581-4010 or via email at fburger@hamiltonpd.org. The public can also leave a message on the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at (609) 581-4008.


Photos by: Brian McCarthy OnScene News



July 2021 Robbinsville Police Blotter

August 9, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Robbinsville Township Police Department Police Blotter for July 2021.

All accused are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a Court of law.


1.            Narcotics

Date:  July 3, 2021

Time:  2256

Location:  I-195

Reporting Officer:  Patrolman Thomas Septak

Accused:              Michael Cruz Age 19

                                Plainfield, NJ

Charged:              Possession of Xanax

                                Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

                                CDS in a Motor Vehicle

                                Unsafe Lane Change

                                Unregistered Vehicle

Accused:              Miguel Abreu-Cruz Age 24

                                Patterson, NJ

Charged:              Possession of Xanax

                                Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Accused:              Jose Santos-Paniagua Age 20

                                Plainfield, NJ

Charged:              Possession of Xanax

                                Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Charged and released pending Court.

2.            Narcotics

Date:  July 5, 2021

Time:  0225

Location:  Route # 130

Reporting Officer:  Patrolman Kevin Corrigan

Accused:              Michael Corsan Age 56

                                Hamilton, NJ

Charged:              Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

                                Speeding                            

                                Failure to Maintain Lane

Charged and released pending Court.

3.            Theft

Date:  July 5, 2021

Time:  1538

Location:  Kadco

Reporting Officer:  Patrolman David Fegler

Cantillated Converters removed from 4 vehicles.  Value $6,000

4.            Theft

Date:  July 8, 2021

Time:  1455

Location:  Municipal Volley Ball Courts

Reporting Officer:  Patrolman Shane Heisler

Victim reported Apple Iphone stolen from the Volley Ball Courts.

Value of stolen phone is $710.

5.            Narcotics

Date:  July 8, 2021

Time:  2017

Location:  I-195

Reporting Officer:  Sergeant Scott Kivet

Accused:              Nicole Frank Age 29

                                Toms River, NJ

Charged:              Possession of Heroin

                                Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

                                CDS in a Motor Vehicle

Charged and released pending Court.

6.            Narcotics

Date:  July 13, 2021

Time:  0152

Location:  Route # 130

Reporting Officer:  Patrolman Thomas Septak

Accused:              Christoph Sanchezreyes Age 25

                                Trenton, NJ

Charged:              Possession of Oxycodone

                                Destruction of Evidence

                                Possession of Forged Documents

                                Unlicensed Driver

                                Failure to Signal Lane Change

                                Unregistered Vehicle

Charged and released pending Court.

7.            Burglary/Theft

Date:  July 14, 2021

Time:  1104

Location:  300 Block Of Meadowbrook Road

Reporting Officer:  Patrolman James Pica

Victim reported generator and other miscellaneous items removed from property.  Value is approximately $2000.

8.            DWI

Date:  July 19, 2021

Time:  0046

Location:  Sharon Road

Reporting Officer:  Sergeant Peter Galazka

Accused:              Osadera Baraka Age 22

                                Robbinsville, NJ

Charged:              Driving While Intoxicated

                                Reckless Driving

                                Careless Driving

Charged and released pending Court.

9.            Narcotics

Date:  July 20, 2021

Time:  2038

Location:  Walgreens

Reporting Officer:  Patrolman Colin Lockwood

Accused:              Luiz Caprio Age 51

                                Stanhope, NJ

Charged:              Possession of Heroin

                                Possession of Hypodermic Needle

                                Possession of Forged Prescription

Charged and released pending Court.

10.          DWI

Date:  July 21, 2021

Time:  2148

Location:  Route #130

Reporting Officer:  Patrolman Ryan Meehan

Accused:              Jessica Villalva Age 26

                                Hamilton, NJ

Charged:              Driving While Intoxicated

                                Reckless Driving

                                Careless Driving

                                Speeding

                                Unsafe Lane Change

                                Following to Closely

Charged and released pending Court.

11.          Narcotics

Date:  July 22, 2021

Time:  1406

Location:  Route # 130

Reporting Officer:  Patrolman John Cain

Accused:              Jessica Solarski Age 37

                                East Windsor, NJ

Charged:              Possession of Crack Cocaine

                                Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

                                CDS in a Motor Vehicle

                                Suspended Driver

Charged and released pending Court.

12.          Theft

Date:  July 23, 2021

Time:  1353

Location:  Taco Rito                        

Reporting Officer:  Sergeant Peter Galazka

Accused:              Guang Zheng Age 32

                                Allentown, NJ

Charged:              Theft

Charged and released pending Court.

13.          Theft

Date:  July 25, 2021

Time:  2009

Location:  Amazon

Reporting Officer:  Sergeant Michael Farrell

Accused:              Fahad Syed Age 26

                                Morrisville, PA

Charged:              Theft of Ipods    Value $199

Charged and released pending Court.

14.          Theft

Date:  July 26, 2021

Time:  1908

Location:  Amazon

Reporting Officer:  Patrolman Michael Slininger

Accused:              Alex Farkas Age 23

                                Trenton, NJ

Charged:              Theft of Game Console                 Value $112

Charged and released pending Court.

15.          DWI

Date:  July 27, 2021

Time:  0546

Location:  Route # 130

Reporting Officer:  Patrolman John Cain

Accused:              Nicholas Cubillas Age 28

                                Bordentown, NJ

Charged:              Driving While Under the Influence

                                Reckless Driving

                                Unsafe Lane Change

Charged and released pending Court.

16.          Narcotics

Date:  July 28, 2021

Time:  1310

Location:  Route # 130

Reporting Officer:  Patrolman Justin McLaughlin

Accused:              Nora Miller Age 35

                                Pemberton, NJ

Charged:              Possession of Heroin

                                Possession of Methamphetamine

                                Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

                                Littering from a Motor vehicle

Charged and released pending Court.

17.          DWI

Date:  July 31, 2021

Time:  0139

Location:  Route# 33

Reporting Officer:  Patrolman Ryan Meehan

Accused:              Myaja McDaniels Age 36

                                Lawrence, NJ

Charged:              Driving While Intoxicated

                                Reckless Driving

                                Careless Driving

                                Open Container of Alcohol

                                Refusal to Submit to Breath Testing

                                Driving While Intoxicated with Minor in the Vehicle

Charged and released pending Court.

18.          DWI

Date:  July 31, 2021

Time:  0159

Location:  Route# 33

Reporting Officer:  Patrolman Colin Lockwood

Accused:              Juan Apuango-Tobo Age 37

                                Hamilton, NJ

Charged:              Driving While Intoxicated

                                Reckless Driving

                                Suspended Driver

                                Failure to Maintain Lane

                                Refusal to Submit to Breath Testing

Charged and Released pending Court.


All accused are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a Court of law.