Day: February 2, 2022

Vehicle Hits Utility Pole and Ends Up in Field in Upper Freehold Township

February 2, 2022

UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–About 2:39 p.m. the NJ State Police, Allentown-Hope Fire Company and Allentown-Capital Health First Aid Squad responded to the 700 Block of County Road 527 also known as New Canton-Stone Tavern Road for an accident. Upon arrival it was found that a car hit a utility pole and ended up in a field. No serious injuries were reported. Jersey Central Power and Light-First Energy was called for the damaged pole and wires. George’s Garage removed the vehicle from the field using the crane on a rotator then transferred the car to a flatbed tow truck. The roadway was expected to be closed for hours for the repairs. Monmouth County Road Department set up road closed signs at CR-524 at Sharon Station Road and also Imlaystown-Hightstown Road. No further information is available at this time.

Vehicle fire extinguished by Hamilton firefighters

February 2, 2022

HAMILTON TWP (MERCER)– Hamilton Fire Department Engine Company 15 responded to a vehicle fire at the McDonald’s on South Broad Street this evening.

Engine 15 responded after multiple callers reported a vehicle on fire 20 feet away from the building. Upon quick arrival, a bumper line was stretched to extinguish the fire, which appeared to be confined to the engine compartment.

Trenton Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Fire on 3rd Floor of “Taxpayer”

February 2, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Just after 1:00 p.m. Trenton Fire Department was dispatched for a fire in a commercial building on East State Street near North Stockton Street. Upon arrival there was reported smoke and fire in a 3-story “taxpayer” which is a term that there are businesses on the bottom and residential appartements above.

The fire was located on the 3rd floor of 242 East State Street and two handlines were stretched to the third floor. It was reported that truck (ladder) companies were on the roof opening up to vent the fire. A short time later the fire was knocked down and brought under control. A fire investigator, PSE&G and housing inspector were also detailed to the location. No other information is available about the fire.

Photos by: Brian McCarthy, OnScene News

Update: Police Say Man Critical After Being Shot 9 Times on Hart Ave Last Night

February 2, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–A Trenton Police Department Spokesperson told MidJersey.News that one individual was shot 9 times throughout his body was listed in critical condition.  The shooting occurred in the area of 25 Hart Avenue.

Last night’s story:

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)-At 8:42 p.m. Trenton Police, Trenton Fire Department, TEMS and Capital Health Paramedics were all detailed to the 1st Block of Hart Avenue for a shooting. Upon arrival it was reported that the shooting victim was transported by personal vehicle to the Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center. There was no word on that person’s condition.

Trenton Police had a crime scene set up on Hart Avenue from North Clinton Avenue to Hurley Street.

RWJ University Hospital and Rutgers RWJ Medical School Deploy First FDA-Approved Clinical Robotic Tele-Cardiac Ultrasound Technology in the USA

Successful Transatlantic Cardiac Sonogram Testing Offers View into the Future of Remote-enabled Heart Care

February 2, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–The future of cardiac imaging arrived at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) last week via special delivery from France. The MELODY™ robotic tele-cardiac ultrasound technology is the first of its kind deployed in the United States for clinical use, and opens the door for providing patients with more access to expert diagnostic imaging in a convenient, telehealth delivery model.
The MELODY™ robotic tele-ultrasound system features a robotic arm, an ultrasound machine and video conferencing technology that connects the patient with an expert at two separate locations. Last week, experts in Naveil, France connected the system to the RWJUH and RWJMS Cardiovascular team, led by Partho Sengupta, MD, FACC, in New Brunswick, NJ. The team tested the limits of the system by performing several hours of trans-Atlantic diagnostic ultrasound imaging in real time over a routine 4G cellular network.
This system is being successfully used in Europe and Canada and has been approved for clinical use in the US by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The technology benefits patients through:

  • Improved access to diagnostic ultrasound imaging expertise in real time
  • Facilitation of earlier disease detection
  • Reduced travel times and transport costs

Benefits to health care professionals are significant and include:

  • Reduction in work-related injury from overuse and repetitive movements from manual ultrasound imaging delivery
  • Addressing the chronic shortage of ultrasound technologists and sonographers in health care today, nationwide
  • Reduction in exposure of providers to infectious diseases such as COVID-19 or influenza, or to radiation when the study is performed in the catheterization laboratory

Whereas the first MELODY™ robot in the US is located at RWJUH right now, experts envision the day when such technology is commonplace in rural community hospitals, pharmacies, rehabilitation facilities or even senior living locations.
According to Dr. Sengupta, who is the Henry Rutgers Professor of Cardiology and Chief of the Division of Cardiology at RWJMS, and Chief of Cardiology at RWJUH, and a member of the Combined Medical Group of RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Health, making advanced diagnostic imaging capabilities available to patients in remote locations may prove to be a gamechanger in the fight against cardiovascular disease and toward reducing the impact of “healthcare deserts” emerging in small towns due to staff shortages.
“Imagine that a patient comes to an Emergency Department in the middle of the night and there are no sonographers present to perform the imaging exam that he or she needs,” Dr. Sengupta explains. “In the very near future, we can connect with a sonographer at another hospital or from their home to perform a cardiac ultrasound exam that could be lifesaving.”
Dr. Sengupta says he will combine this technology with new Artificial Intelligence (AI) cardiovascular diagnostic capabilities to advance cardiac care.
“Many cardiovascular diseases remain undetected for a long time and can be silent killers,” Dr. Sengupta notes. “Combining robotic tele-ultrasound technology with new and existing AI capabilities will provide us with a tremendous opportunity for early detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease in our communities and help us save lives.”
RWJUH and RWJMS clinicians along with representatives from AdEcho Tech, the MELODY™ system’s manufacturer, performed the successful transatlantic robotic cardiac tele-ultrasound test on January 24, 2022. The test was followed the next day by successful ultrasounds at RWJUH. Over the next two months, the team will work with sonographers to implement the technology for clinical care in order to make it available to the public later this year.

Alleged Arsonist Charged with 25 Counts of Aggravated Arson; Set Fires in Lakewood, Little Egg Harbor and Manchester

February 2, 2022

TOMS RIVER, NJ (OCEAN)–Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on January 31, 2022, Gregory Fullman, Jr., 32, of Manchester Township, was charged with twenty-five counts of Aggravated Arson in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:17-1a(5), in connection with multiple fires that occurred in the Townships of Little Egg Harbor, Manchester, and Lakewood – between May 2021 and January 2022.

On January 31, 2022, a multi-jurisdictional investigation into numerous forest fires intentionally set in Ocean County culminated with Fullman’s arrest. The investigation revealed that Fullman was responsible for setting fires and destroying or damaging wooded areas in Little Egg Harbor Township on May 16, 2021 and December 8, 2021, Manchester Township on December 1, 2021 and December 16, 2021, and Lakewood Township on December 1, 2021 and January 21, 2022. Fullman was taken into custody on January 31, 2022, and is presently lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.

“I extend my sincere appreciation to the many law enforcement agencies that were involved in this very thorough and wide-ranging investigation,” Prosecutor Billhimer stated. “The resolve and determination exhibited by these professionals over the last eight months has resulted in this arrest. I am thankful for their hard work, and grateful that no one was hurt or killed as a result of these fires,” Prosecutor Billhimer concluded.

Prosecutor Billhimer commends the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit-Arson Squad, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Unit, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crime Unit, Little Egg Harbor Township Police Department, Manchester Township Police Department, Lakewood Township Police Department, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigations Unit, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Field Services Unit, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Administrative Unit, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office, Ocean County Vehicle Services Department, New Jersey State Forest Fire Service, New Jersey State Police Office of Forensic Sciences, New Jersey State Police Regional Operations Intelligence Center, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Monmouth County Fire Marshal’s Office, Wall Township Police Department, and City of Bridgeton Fire Department Bureau of Fire Prevention K-9 Unit, for their collective and collaborative efforts relative to this extensive investigation.

The charges referenced above are merely accusations and the press and public are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

R.P.C. 3.6(b)(6).