Update: Hamilton Man Arrested With Explosive Device

October 17, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–On October 16, 2021, Hamilton Police were conducting an investigation in the area of Groveville / Allentown Road, regarding ongoing reports of  numerous loud explosions in the area.  At approximately 6:30 PM, the Hamilton Police Anti- Crime Unit witnessed and stopped a vehicle occupied by a male suspect that detonated an explosive device on Groveville Allentown Road.  A motor vehicle stop was conducted a short distance from the explosion site and the suspect,  47 year old Hamilton resident, Branton B. Meshofski, was arrested. 

The New Jersey State Police Bomb Unit responded and rendered the area safe.

Branton B. Meshofski was charged with several counts of 2nd degree Possession of an Explosive Device and 2nd degree Possession of a Destructive Device.  Mr. Meshofski was transported to the Mercer County Correctional Facility and is awaiting arraignment for these charges.

 Detectives from the Mercer County Prosecutors Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation also assisted with this Investigation.

Hamilton Police are asking the public if anyone has additional information concerning this incident to contact Hamilton Detective Daniel Inman of the Criminal Investigations Section at (609) 581-4035 or via email at dinman@hamiltonpd.org or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at (609) 581-4008.

Every defendant is presumed innocent until being found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.



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