Day: April 16, 2022

Update: Suspect Arrested in Yesterday’s Shooting; Gun Recovered

April 17, 2022 UPDATE:

The City of Trenton reports that a suspect has been arrested in yesterday’s shooting at Spring and Prospect Streets. The Trenton Police Department Shooting Response Team recovered a gun. A victim suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to an extremity. More information to follow as it becomes available.

April 16, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Sometime around 6:30 p.m. Trenton Police, Trenton EMS, Capital Health Paramedics and Trenton Fire Department responded to Spring and Prospect Street for a male reported shot in the leg. The victim was found at Prospect Street and Jarvis Place and was quickly transported to Captial Health Regional Medical Center Trauma Unit by TEMS and Paramedics and a “trauma alert” was called en route to the hospital. Trenton Police is investigating the shooting. No further details are available at this time.

Photos and video by: Brian McCarthy

Fatal Pedestrian Crash on NJ Turnpike in East Windsor Backs Up Traffic for Over 6 Miles

April 18, 2022–Update

The victim has been identified as Charles H. Niclas 3rd, 43 of Somerdale per NJ State Police.

April 16, 2022

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–According to New Jersey State Police at approximately 1226 p.m., troopers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck on the NJ Turnpike north in outer roadway at mile post 68.4 in East Windsor.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the victim remained on scene and did not report any injuries.  The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries. The right two lanes are currently closed for the accident investigation.

Google Traffic has New Jersey Turnpike traffic starting to back up just north of Exit 7A in Robbinsville to the accident scene 6.5 miles to the north of the area. Avoid the NJ Turnpike in the north bound direction though the afternoon until the accident investigation is completed.

Man, Allegedly Exposes and Pleasures Himself in Front of 17-Year-Old While Fishing

April 16, 2022

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–On April 15, 2022, a 17-year-old juvenile reported that a white male, later identified as John V. Kreiser of Hamilton, New Jersey, had approached him while he was fishing near Zachary Arms Apartments. The two engaged in casual conversation when Kreiser pulled his pants down exposing his private parts and began to pleasure himself in front of the 17-year-old juvenile. The juvenile called police and Kreiser was arrested shortly in the area by Hamilton Police Officer Brandon Kent and Officer Roman Babyak.
Kreiser was transported to Hamilton Police Headquarters without incident and was charged with Lewdness and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Kreiser was released from Hamilton Police Custody pending a court date.

If anyone has any further information to add to this case, they are urged to contact Hamilton Police Detective Joseph Ialacci at (609) 689-5822, email:, or The Hamilton Police Division’s Crime Tip Line (609) 581-4008.
Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

2nd Alarm in Lakewood Extinguished

April 16, 2022

LAKEWOOD, NJ (OCEAN)–Last night April 15, 2022, around 11:20 p.m. The Lakewood Fire Department was detailed to the 200 Block of Lincoln Street for a house fire. Lakewood Engine 5 arrived and called for a general alarm. E-5 reported heavy fire out the C-D first-floor windows extending towards the roof. Fire crews made a push inside with 1 3/4″ attack lines and knocked bulking of the fire on the first and second floors. Fire quickly spread to the roof area; fire crews tried pulling ceilings to get to the fire but discovered the fire was inaccessible. Fire crews then switched to a defensive position with master streams to knock the fire down in the roof area. After the roof was extinguished fire crews went back in and hit hot spots. Crews remained on scene for an extensive time for overhaul and an investigation.

Mutual aid responding stations: Station 21 Breton Woods Fire Company (Brick Twp), Station 22 Pioneer Hose Company (Brick Twp), Station 24 Herbertsville Fire Company (Brick Twp), Station 55 Jackson Twp Fire Company #1, Station 57 Whitesville Fire Company (Jackson Twp), Station 30 Pleasant Plains Fire Company (Toms River Twp), Station 75 Point Pleasant Boro Fire Department.

No further information is available at this time.

Photos and video by: Ryan Mack, Jersey Shore Fire Response