Day: November 12, 2021

NJ Turnpike Pursuit Ends in Mansfield, Burlington County

Update:

November 12, 2021

MANSFIELD, NJ (BURLINGTON)–Around 5:30 p.m. New Jersey State Police was in pursuit of a vehicle South Bound on the New Jersey Turnpike. There were unconfirmed reports that the pursuit started due to brandishing a firearm at an off-duty police officer. NJ State Police reportedly deployed stop sticks at certain locations on the turnpike but were unsuccessful. Eventually a NJ State Police Major that the vehicle could be stopped using a “Box In” maneuver. The maneuver worked and the vehicle was stopped in Mansfield Township around the 51-mile marker south of Exit 7 but just before the change for the PA Turnpike Extension. Once the vehicle was stopped the two occupants were taken into custody.

This is a breaking news report from witnesses, sources, and radio traffic. Once official information becomes available from the NJ State Police the story will be updated and any corrections made. (See link above for update)


14 Busted on Party Bus in Hamilton Township with Guns, Ghost Guns, High-Capacity Magazines, Hollow-Point Ammo and Drugs

November 12, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The New Jersey State Police have arrested 14 individuals and seized 6 guns including 2 ghost guns, high-capacity magazines, hollow-point ammunition, and drugs after an investigation led detectives to a party bus traveling through Mercer County.

Detectives with the Crime Suppression Central Unit learned that a party bus carrying multiple occupants in possession of weapons was traveling through Mercer County and that it would return to the Trenton area via Interstate 195.

On October 31, at 3:30 a.m., detectives with the Crime Suppression Unit and Opioid Enforcement Task Force along with members of the Trenton Police Department and Hamilton Police Department located and stopped the bus on Interstate 195 in Hamilton Township. As detectives approached the bus, they observed the occupants attempting to conceal several weapons within the bus. The occupants of the bus were arrested.

As a result of the investigation, detectives recovered three 9mm handguns, including two ghost guns, a .45 caliber handgun, a .40 caliber handgun, a .380 caliber handgun, three high-capacity magazines, hollow-point ammunition and promethazine, suspected codeine syrup. A ghost gun is a firearm that is assembled from various parts that are not imprinted with a serial number registered with a federally licensed manufacturer, making them difficult for law enforcement to trace.


The individuals were charged with the following:

Javon McKinney, 22, of Trenton, N.J.

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

• Possession of a handgun without a serial number

• Possession of a high-capacity magazine

Maurice Nance, 20, of Trenton, N.J.

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

• Possession of a high-capacity magazine

Kena West, 25, of Trenton, N.J.

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

• Certain persons not to possess a handgun

• Possession of a high-capacity magazine

• Possession of hollow-point ammunition

Jahmel Johnson, 24, of Trenton, N.J.

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

• Certain persons not to possess a handgun

• Possession of a high-capacity magazine

• Possession of CDS

Makai Brown, 21, of Atlanta, GA

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

• Possession of a high-capacity magazine

Jaquan Harper, 20, of Trenton, N.J.

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

• Possession of a high-capacity magazine

Zaire Leary, 24, of Trenton, N.J.

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

• Certain persons not to possess a handgun

• Possession of a high-capacity magazine

• Possession of hollow-point ammunition

Daquane McRae, 25, of Trenton, N.J.

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

• Certain persons not to possess a handgun

• Obstruction

• Resisting arrest

Khalil Glanton, 22, of Trenton, N.J.

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

Daquan Lewis, 27, of Trenton, N.J.

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

• Certain persons not to possess a handgun

• Possession of a high-capacity magazine

• Possession of hollow-point ammunition

Aaron Turner, 31, of Trenton, N.J.

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

• Certain persons not to possess a handgun

• Possession of a high-capacity magazine

• Possession of hollow-point ammunition

Tahvon Goss, 23, of Trenton, N.J.

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

• Certain persons not to possess a handgun

• Possession of a high-capacity magazine

• Possession of hollow-point ammunition

Harold Ruiz, 22, of Trenton, N.J.

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

• Certain persons not to possess a handgun

• Possession of a high-capacity magazine

Juvenile female of Ewing, N.J.

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

• Possession of a high-capacity magazine


This case is being prosecuted by the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice.

Charges are mere accusations, and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.


Robbinsville Firefighters Extinguish Car Fire at Robbinsville High School

November 12, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Robbinsville Police and Robbinsville Fire Department were dispatched to the Robbinsville High School parking lot for a car fire last night November 11, 2021, at 8:44 p.m. Robbinsville Police arrived and reported a well involved vehicle fire. Firefighters arrived and quickly extinguished the fire. It was reported that the vehicle was parked and caught fire in the parking lot. No injuries were reported, and no further information was available about the fire.

NJ National Guard Major Promoted to Next Rank

November 12, 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–U.S. Army Major Joshua Ferris Yorgey, Joint Operations Center, Operations Officer, New Jersey National Guard, was promoted to next rank, Nov 7, 2021, in Lawrenceville, NJ. The JOC Directorate, leads, plans, coordinates, and manages all aspects of NJNG Defense Support to Civil Authorities. (U.S. Army National Guard photos by SSG Diana Rossi)

TAXPAYER WASTE: Trenton Gets $1.8 Million Dollar “Bridge to Nowhere” But Can’t Get Pedestrian Overpass Built at Dangerous Intersection on Route 129

How many more must die or be seriously injured at this intersection before improvements are made?

EDITORIAL – OPINION

November 12, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)—Another reported fatal pedestrian crash occurred at the intersection of Route 129 and County Road 650 commonly known as Lalor Street around 11:00 p.m. last night. The site is well known as one of the most dangerous intersections in Mercer County. There has been talk for years of building a pedestrian overpass to accommodate the elderly that live in the South Village I & II Apartments and for other residents to cross Route 129 and the River Line Railroad safely. The government’s answer was to hire a crossing guard to make the intersection safer because they did not have the money to put in an overpass. The intersection is so dangerous that even one of the crossing guards hire to make the crossing safer was struck and killed on April 18, 2016. Shortly after the crossing guard was killed in 2016 there was talk of finally constructing an overpass, but the project only gets so far due to estimated costs for the bridge.

Recently on October 19, 2021, Mercer County announced a $1.88 Million Dollar replacement of a “railroad bridge” carrying an “abandoned trail” over Parkside Avenue that goes virtually NOWHERE! There is no official rail trail, the area is full of crime, shootings, people drink, do drugs and throw things off that old abandoned “railroad bridge” The property is marked owned by CSX and “No Trespassing” signs are displayed. Plus, there is no hope to eventually hook to an old railroad right of way since a portion to the north was sold and approximately 20 houses were built on the old railroad bed going towards Ewing Township.

It is our opinion that yes, the old bridge was dangerous and should be removed but no money should have been used to replace a railroad bridge that will never be used for a railroad or even a future rail trail of any significance.

Wouldn’t it be more beneficial for residents in Trenton that cross Route 129 every day to provide them with save passage with a pedestrian overpass instead of blowing $1.8 MILLION in tax dollars on the “Bridge To Nowhere” ?

$1.88 Million Tax Dollars wasted in Mercer County when it could be used to help save lives by building a pedestrian overpass over Route 129 and the River Line and other much needed safety improvements to the roadway.






















Traffic Alert: Route 129 Closed At Lalor Due To Pedestrian Crash

November 12, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Sometime before 11:00 p.m. last night November 11, 2021 Trenton Police, Trenton EMS responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash at the intersection of Route 129 and Lalor Street. It appears that a vehicle struck the pedestrian traveling south bound on the highway and the crash appears fatal. Accident investigators were on scene investigating the crash.

MidJersey.News has reached out to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office as well at Trenton Police for official information and when that becomes available the story will be updated and any corrections made.