Day: January 24, 2022

Trenton Man Charged with Burglary and Theft in Hamilton Township

January 24, 2022

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–On January 23, 2022 at approximately 5:08 a.m., Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of East Franklin Street on a report of someone burglarizing a vehicle.  Upon arrival Officers spoke to the witness who received an alert from his home surveillance cameras that showed someone entering his neighbor’s vehicle.  He exited his residence and confronted the suspect who started to run away.  The witness chased after the suspect and caught him at the intersection of East Franklin Street and Fairmount Avenue.  The suspect again fled but left a brown bag that contained his cell phone, baby clothing, and a left handed black/red Milwaukee glove.  The baby clothing was taken from the vehicle.  Officers checked the area and located a male matching the description of the suspect walking in the area of Quinton Avenue in Trenton.  Officers stopped the male who was identified as Calvin Stevens, 38, of Trenton.  A show up was conducted and Stevens was identified by the witness as the male he saw burglarizing the vehicle and chased after.  Stevens had in his possession a right handed black/red Milwaukee glove.  Stevens was arrested and charged with Burglary and Theft. 

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Nick Schulte of the Hamilton Police Division’s Criminal Investigations Section at 609-689-5825 or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at 609-581-4008.

Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Grand Reopening of East Windsor McDonalds

McDonald’s brand new modernized restaurant

January 24, 2022

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Janice S. Mironov along with Council Members Denise Daniels, Alan Rosenberg, David Russell and John Zoller joined local owners and management staff for the grand re-opening ribbon cutting of the newly constructed McDonald’s, on the corner of Route 130 South and Dutch Neck Road.

Mayor Mironov stated, “East Windsor happily welcomes back to our community the very popular McDonald’s and their many dedicated and long-term employees who service their loyal customers.  The Township appreciates McDonald’s long term investment in East Windsor, with this brand new modernized restaurant on this prominently located site.  The new design incorporates enhanced customer service and safety with additional ordering lanes and menu boards, along with modernized and efficient technology to support the restaurant operations.”

Demolition of the old building began earlier this year, and construction of a similar sized, approximately 4,940 square foot modernized McDonald’s restaurant replaced the long existing building. Improvements included side-by-side drive-thru kiosks and new menu boards and pre-browse menu boards to expand vehicle stacking capacity and enhance ordering safety, as well as new free-standing and wall signage, repaved and upgraded parking areas, added landscaping and related improvements.

McDonald’s was founded in 1940 and has grown to become the world’s largest restaurant chain by revenue serving over 69 million customers daily in over 100 countries. McDonald’s, best known for its hamburgers, cheeseburgers and french fries also features chicken, breakfast, salads, fish, fruit, milkshakes and desserts on its menu.

Current restaurant hours are daily from 6 A.M. to 11 PM, and drive-through hours are Monday through Thursday and Sunday, 5:30 A.M. to 1 A.M., and Friday and Saturday, 5:30 A.M. to 2 A.M. For more information, visit or call (609) 443-4433.

Fully Involved House Fire in Brick Township

January 24, 2022

BRICK TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)–Around 2:45 p.m. Brick Police received multiple 9-1-1 calls for a possible structure fire at 171 Walnut Drive. Herbertsville 2471 was first due to the fire as the fire station is down the road. When firefighters arrived, they reported heavy fire throughout a 2-story wood frame. Firefighters put the deck gun in service with the tank water and protected the D exposure as there was an issue with the fire possibly spreading to other structures. Stations 23,22,21 and 75 also responded to the scene. Firefighters put two master streams into service and knocked the fire down. The cause of the fire is and is under investigation by the Brick Township Police Department and the Fire Bureau.

Story, photos and video by: Ryan Mack, Jersey Shore Fire Response