Day: October 9, 2021

Harvest Festival Held At Capital City Farm

October 9, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The harvest season was celebrated today at Trenton’s Capital City Farm with the cream of the crop! Foods were prepared by chef Yvonne Mitchell made from Capitol City Farm’s own produce. There was live music and live painting with some of Trenton’s best artists, including Pup Donald Bolding, a songwriter, guitarist and producer whose talents have taken him from school and church ensembles in Trenton to touring and recording gigs with such hitmakers as Nelly, Case, Deborah Cox and Sarah Dash. The live painting demonstrations featured Raven George, whose work explores the concept of identity in infinite variations of divine beauty including natural elements of earth; Liz Amaral and her dreamy abstract works using acrylics and ink; and Walter Roberts, known for his pastel portraits featuring prominent Trentonians. Artist Sarah Kavage was on hand to discuss the straw bale sculpture/edible garden installation The Future is Open Ended and her work with the Lenapehoking~Watershed art project as a whole. There were even free pumpkins while supplies lasted.

Photos by: Brian McCarthy OnScene News

.22 Caliber Handgun And Ammunition Recovered At Jackson Liberty High School Football Game; Teen Charged With Possession Of Firearm On School Property

October 9, 2021

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)–On Friday October 8, 2021, Jackson Police Officers who were assigned to the football game at Jackson Liberty High School received information that a teenaged male at the game was reportedly in possession of a firearm.

The officers and school security located the male and took him into custody without incident. A search of the male’s backpack led to the discovery of a .22 caliber handgun and ammunition. The male was transported to police headquarters for further investigation while other officers stayed on scene at the football game until the game was over and spectators cleared the event.

Detectives assisted with the continuing investigation which resulted in the teenaged male being charged with the unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of a firearm on school property. He was later transported and lodged in Ocean County Juvenile Intake.

The investigation did not reveal any specific threats made against any persons and as the investigation has continued into today, there have been no threats or additional safety concerns identified in relation to this incident.

– 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.

Commercial Fishing Vessel Runs Aground On Island Beach State Park Near A-23

October 9, 2021 — Updated

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)–A 10:00 p.m. a witness noticed a fishing vessel run aground on Island Beach State Park in Area 23. The witness and 9-1-1 caller stated that it appeared the the vessel lost power and drifted onto shore. According to other sources there were three aboard and no injuries reported.

Last night, watchstanders at the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command center received notification via channel 16 from a 68-foot fishing vessel stating that the vessel had three people aboard and ran aground on the beach off #BarnegatLight. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light arrived on scene and confirmed that the mariners were not in immediate distress.The Sector Delaware Bay command center maintained communication with the vessel throughout the night.The boatcrew from Station Barnegat Light, Towboat US, and Shamrock Marine Towing and Salvage are currently on scene assisting the vessel.

As of right now, we know that a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light is on scene with the vessel. Towboat US and another local towing and salvage company are also currently assisting the vessel.  — USCG District 5 Public Affairs

The vessel is marked “Bear” and home port appears to be Barnegat Light, NJ according to the Boat Database and USCG Maritime Information Exchange, Port State Information Exchange.

Vessel Information:Vessel Particulars:
Vessel Name: BEAR
Primary Vessel Number: 674417 (Official Number (U.S.))
Hull Identification Number: N/A
Manufacturer Hull Number: N/A
IMO Number: N/A
Vessel Call Sign: WDD6926
Service: Commercial Fishing Vessel
Length: 68.00 ft
Breadth: 19.00 ft
Depth: 8.00 ft
Build Year: 1984
Alternate VINs:CG246444 (Coast Guard Number)
Service Information:Tonnage Information:
Service Status: Active
Out Of Service Date: N/A
Last Removed From Service By: N/A
Cargo Authority: N/A
Tonnage:72 – Simplified, Gross Ton57 – Simplified, Net Ton
Vessel Documents and Certifications
DocumentAgencyDate IssuedExpiration DateCERTIFICATE OF DOCUMENTATIONUSCGJanuary 15,2021February 28,2022Fishing Vessel DecalN/AMarch 10,2020March 10,2022

Update: Fatal Accident, Car vs Bicyclist On Route 33-Nottingham Way In Hamilton Township

October 9, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–On October 8, 2021, at approximately 7:56 p.m., a 2021 Nissan Sentra, driven by a 39-year-old female from Hamilton, was traveling eastbound on Nottingham Way near Klockner Rd when it collided with a bicyclist that was traveling westbound on the eastbound side of the road.  The bicyclist, a 57-year-old male from Hamilton, suffered serious injuries from the collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The crash is being investigated by Officers C. Clugsten, J. Anaya, and B. DiBiasi of the Hamilton Police Traffic Unit with the assistance of the Mercer County Prosecutors Serious Crash Response Team. Any witnesses are asked to contact the Hamilton Police Traffic Unit at (609) 581-4000.

The names of all parties involved have been withheld pending notification to family members.

Information may also be left anonymously on the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at 609-581-4008.

Earlier MidJersey.News story here:

It was almost a year ago on October 31, 202, a block away, where another pedestrian was struck on the same stretch of highway in a serious crash: