Day: October 4, 2021

Accident With Reported Injuries In Front Of Glory’s In Jackson Township

October 4, 2021

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)–Just before 9:00 p.m. Jackson Police and Jackson First Aid Squad were dispatched to CR526 E. Commodore Boulevard and CR 527 Cedar Swamp Road in front of Glory’s for an accident. It was unclear how many were injured and/or transported but appeared to be a two vehicle accident. Jackson Township Police is investigating the crash. No further information is available.

Two Dead In Surf City “Targeted Attack” Identified As Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit And Others Continue To Investigate

October 4, 2021

SURF CITY, NJ (OCEAN)–Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Surf City Police Chief John N. Casella, Jr., announced that the two deceased individuals discovered at a residence in Surf City on October 3, 2021, have been positively identified as John Enders, 87, of Surf City, and Francoise Pitoy, 75, of Manchester.

“This is an active and ongoing investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Surf City Police Department, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit.  As we stated earlier, both deaths are suspicious in nature but there is no danger to the public at this time.  Our investigation indicates this was a targeted attack against both decedents,” Prosecutor Billhimer stated. “We will be able to release more information once post-mortem examinations have been completed,” Prosecutor Billhimer concluded.

Anyone in possession of information concerning this investigation is urged to contact Detective Lindsay Woodfield of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-929-2027, extension 3989, or Sgt. Victor Rice of the Surf City Police Department at 609-494-8121.


East Windsor Mayor Janice Mironov Administered Oath Of Office To New Police Officers

October 4, 2021

EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Janice S. Mironov administered oaths of office to new police officers, Juan Polanco and Aaron Edler, who fill police department vacancies resulting from recent police department retirements.  Both police officers Polanco and Edler will be assigned to the Uniform Services Division of the police department. 

Police Officer Juan Polanco graduated from the Camden County College Police Academy in June 2021, and previously served as an Infantryman with the New Jersey Army National Guard from 2015 to 2020.

Police Officer Aaron Edler graduated from the Ocean County Police Academy in May 2019 and now is pursuing an Associate of Science degree from Mercer County Community College.  Prior to joining the East Windsor Police Department, Mr. Edler worked as a Police Officer for Lambertville.

Mayor Mironov welcomed the family members and the large number of police officers in attendance to support these new police officers, and stated, “I congratulate these new police officers who have the good career fortune to join an outstanding, professional and community caring organization of police officers under the leadership of Chief Geary and our superior ranked officers.  These new police officers have successfully passed the rigorous selection process to become part of a quality and effective team in East Windsor. ” 

Princeton And Trenton Residents Identified As Victims Of Weekend Gun Violence In Trenton

October 4, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office has identified two victims from a weekend of gun violence in the City of Trenton.

The homicide victim from the 400 block of Stuyvesant Avenue has been identified as Omar Burgess, 49, of Trenton.

The homicide victim from the 800 block of Roebling Avenue has been identified as Elias Juarez Lopez, 31, of Princeton.


Names of 2021* homicide victims: 

  1. 2/18/2021 Jabree Saunders, 26, from shooting on May 14, 2018
  2. 2/22/2021 Khalil Gibbs, 25, of West Windsor, shooting
  3. 2/25/2021 Lovelle Laramore, 60, of Trenton shooting
  4. 4/15/2021 Kaheem Carter, 22, of Trenton, shooting
  5. 4/20/2021 Shaquan McNeil, 25, of Trenton, shooting
  6. 4/24/2021 Cheryl Jones, 65, of Trenton, shooting
  7. 4/29/2021 Ramire Harvey, 25, of Trenton, shooting
  8. 5/15/2021 David Williams 36, of Trenton, shooting
  9. 5/29/2021 Edgar Geovani Sis-Luis, 34, of Trenton, aggravated manslaughter
  10. 7/05/2021 Dion Ellis, 16, Trenton, Shooting
  11. 7/14/2021 Pablo Herrera Chun, 53, Trenton, Shooting
  12. 7/19/2021 William Mitchell, 33, Trenton, Shooting
  13. 7/19/2021 Jermel Carter, 38, Trenton, Shooting
  14. 7/29/2021 Leonard Pettigrew, 58, Trenton, Shooting
  15. 7/30/2021 Shaquil Loftin, 23, Shooting, Trenton
  16. 8/01/2021 Daquan Basnight, 30, of Ewing, Shooting
  17. 8/13/2021 Javier Chaj-Ajtun, 33, of Trenton, Shooting
  18. 8/19/2021 Herberth Ramirez Pimentel, 37, of Trenton, Shooting
  19. 8/23/2021 Yanquai Edwards, 25, of Rancocas, NJ, Shooting
  20. 8/25/2021 Daron Cheston, 18, Trenton, Shooting
  21. 8/30/2021 Fred Davis, 43, Trenton, Shooting
  22. 9/06/2021 Shamiem Young, 26, Trenton, Shooting
  23. 9/17/2021 Jeff Charles, 37, Trenton, Shooting
  24. 9/25/2021 Shemiah Davis, 15, Trenton, Shooting
  25. 10/2/2021 Omar Burgess, 49, of Trenton, Shooting
  26. 10/3/2021 Elias Juarez Lopez, 31, of Princeton, Shooting

*Updated to reflect the person who died in 2021 from complications from a shooting on May 14, 2018 as per medical examiner report.






Suspicious Deaths In Surf City Being Investigated

October 4, 2021

SURF CITY, NJ (OCEAN)–Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Surf City Police Chief John N. Casella, Jr., announced that on October 3, 2021, Officers of the Surf City Police Department discovered  two deceased individuals at a residence on North 7th Avenue.

The deaths are currently being investigated by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Surf City Police Department, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit.  “At this point in time, these deaths are considered to be suspicious. More information will be released as it becomes available,” Prosecutor Billhimer stated.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone in possession of information concerning this investigation is urged to contact Detective Lindsay Woodfield of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-929-2027, extension 3989, or Sgt. Victor Rice of the Surf City Police Department at 609-494-8121.