Day: August 15, 2022

Female Shot In Stomach In Trenton

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Around 2:22 p.m. August 15, 2022 Trenton Police, Trenton Fire Department, TEMS and Captial Paramedics were detailed to the 200 Block of Grand Street for a female shot in the stomach. The female was quickly transported to the Trauma Center at Captial Health Regional Medical Center.

The Public Information Officer for the City of Trenton, Timothy J. Carroll confirmed the shooting and that several police units including the Shooting Response Team were on scene investigating.

Fatal Marlboro Township Collision Under Investigation

MARLBORO, NJ (MONMOUTH)–A three-vehicle collision that took place on a rural road in Marlboro Township over the weekend has left a Middlesex County motorcyclist dead and his passenger hospitalized with serious injuries, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced Monday.

Shortly before 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, members of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Marlboro Township Police Department responded to the area of Tennent Road and Peregrine Drive. At that location, first responders located the three vehicles involved in the collision: a Ford Explorer driven by a 46-year-old female from Long Branch, a GMC Acadia driven by a 52-year-old male resident of Hillsborough, and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle driven by a 40-year-old male resident of Piscataway.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, and his passenger, a 32-year-old female resident of Piscataway, was transported via medical helicopter to Jersey Shore Regional Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries not believed to be life-threatening. The drivers of the other two vehicles remained on the scene and were not seriously injured.

The circumstances behind this matter remain under active investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has any information about it is urged to contact MCPO Detective Nicolas Logothetis at 800-533-7443 or Marlboro Township Police Department Corporal David Ruditsky at 732-536-0100.

Suspect In Custody Involving Stolen Vehicle From Bristol, PA And Stolen Lawn Equipment From Princeton and Lawrence Townships

Suspect Was Tracked By GPS

August 15, 2022

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Lawrence Township Police say that on Monday August 15, 2022 at approximately 8:41 a.m., the Lawrence Township Police Department received a call from Bucks County Pennsylvania relating that a vehicle was stolen from Bristol, PA over the weekend and that the GPS tracking device had it located at the WAWA store on Brunswick Pike in Lawrence Township.  Officers then checked the area but no vehicle was located. 

At 10:00 a.m. on Monday August 15, 2022, the Lawrence Township Police Department was again contacted by the Princeton Police Department who stated that the aforementioned stolen vehicle was in their jurisdiction but was traveling North Bound on Princeton Pike headed to Lawrence Township.  The owner of the stolen vehicle related that he tracked the vehicle to the parking lot of 2997 Princeton Pike, in Lawrence.  On arrival of Lawrence Police officers, a male party later identified as Douglas McIntyre, 38, of Butterfly Lane, Levittown, PA ran from the vehicle.  After a brief foot pursuit, McIntyre was taken into custody.  A subsequent search of the stolen vehicle located a backpack blower that was stolen out of Princeton, NJ and several gas cans that were stolen out of Lawrence Township.  McIntyre was subsequently charged with two counts of receiving stolen property, one count of theft and one count of obstruction. 


Trenton, NJ Man Charged With Criminal Homicide And Other Related Charges In January 2020 Killing In Bristol, PA

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)/BRISTOL, PA—According to a Police Criminal Complaint and Affidavit of Probable Cause, filed on August 11, 2022, Robert Shannon Christie of the 400 Block of Centre Street, Trenton, NJ has been charged with several charges related to a January 19, 2020 homicide of Joshua Mcrae of Trenton, NJ in Bristol, PA. The affiants are Trooper Michael Gesualdo, Sergeant Brandon Corby of the Pennsylvania State Police and Detective David Hanks of the Bucks County Detective Bureau, Office of the District Attorney.  

According to the affidavit on January 19, 2020, at 1:39 a.m., the Bucks County 9-1-1 Center received the first call about a body lying on the side of I-295 near the Pennsylvania Turnpike on-ramp in Bristol Township, Bucks County, PA. The call was then transferred to the Pennsylvania State Police, Trevose Station, the body was identified as Joshua Mcrae of Trenton, NJ. A postmortem was performed by Medical Examiner Dr. Hood who determined that Mcrae died of gunshot wounds. The manner of death was deemed a Homicide.

The victim Joshua Mcrae was born on April 18, 1988, and he was killed on January 19, 2020, at the age of 31. Joshua Mcrae resided in Trenton, New Jersey at the time of his death. Joshua Mcrae is survived by several children and was not married at the time of his death.

The investigation that followed lead to identification of Robert Shannon Christie, of Centre Street, Trenton, NJ as a target in the homicide of Joshua Mcrea.

According the affidavit, based on the facts, law enforcement investigation and subsequent Presentment by the Bucks County Investigating Grand Jury of Thursday August 11, 2022, a warrant of arrest was issued for Robert Shannon Christie DOB: 05/27/86 for the following violations of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code:

  1. Criminal Homicide.
  2. Criminal Conspiracy.
  3. Possession of Firearm prohibited.
  4. Flight to avoid apprehension.
  5. Tamper with evidence.
  6. Abuse of Corpse.
  7. Possession instrument of crime.
  8. Hindering Apprehension.

Multiple Injuries Reported When Boat Runs Aground In Toms River, NJ

A total of eight occupants were on board when a boat ran aground and ejected three of them into the water. Of the eight occupants five were injured, one serious, one moderate and three with minor injuries.

TOMS RIVER, NJ (OCEAN)–New Jersey State Police Trooper Charles Marchan told MidJersey.News that Troopers responded August 14, 2022, at 9:04 p.m. to a vessel crash at Middle Sedge, Toms River, Ocean County.

Based on preliminary investigation the vessel ran aground on Middle Sedge, Barnegat Bay. There was a total of eight occupants on board and three were ejected. The vessel was being operated by John P. Boyle III, a 58-year-old male from Bedminster, N.J. who sustained moderate injuries. Three occupants sustained no injuries, three sustained minor injuries and one sustained serious injuries. The cause of the crash remains under investigation and there is no additional information available at the moment.

The scene were a person with the most serious injuries was flown to a trauma center. Photos By: Ryan Mack, Jersey Shore Fire Response

East Windsor Township Dedicates Restored Etra Lake Park Arboretum Supported By Sustainable Jersey Grant

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members joined with Environmental Commission members and Sustainable Jersey to dedicate the restored Township Arboretum at Etra Lake Park.  A Sustainable Jersey grant funded by the PSEG Foundation, supported the Arboretum project which included cleanup and access improvements, planting of native trees, installation of identification signage and markings which can be accessed via smartphone, and preparation of maps and informational materials to share with the community and promote the Arboretum. 

Mayor Mironov stated, “East Windsor is excited to open to the public this Arboretum located at Etra Lake Park to establish an educational center for students and our entire community.  The Township Arboretum will serve as a ‘living’ outdoor museum and educational resource for the community to share information on the legacy of trees and forest ecology in a creative and fun convenient park setting.  We look forward to residents utilizing the Arboretum to learn more about native trees and their role in local landscaping and planning, and providing and promoting self-guided tour materials to share the Arboretum.”   

The East Windsor Arboretum is easily accessible within East Windsor’s crown jewel Etra Lake Park, which offers many recreation opportunities including walking and jogging trails along with a rich landscape of plant species, birds and wildlife.    The Arboretum features 29 native tree species, a mix of newly planted and mature trees, marked with identification tags.  Each tree has a scannable smartphone QR code which provides a link to the description of the characteristics and origins of the tree.  The Arboretum start place is designated by a new large sign next to the park’s Environmental Center displaying a map and tree locations.   Some of the native tree species include:  sweetgum, white oak, sassafras, sycamore, mulberry, mockernut hickory, sweetbay magnolia and witch hazel, among the 29 trees featured.  An accompanying brochure with a depiction of the Arboretum map and tree locations assists self-guided tours.  The Arboretum provides educational value to the local community and schools.

East Windsor Township achieved and remains at the prestigious Silver Certified Level New Jersey Sustainable community and has been a Tree City USA municipality for the past 21 years.  Sustainable Jersey is a voluntary program open to municipalities and schools which desire to work collectively toward a more sustainable New Jersey. Acting with state agencies, non-profit organizations, foundations, academia and industry, Sustainable Jersey researches best practices for what communities could do to contribute to a sustainable future.

Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members join with members of the East Windsor Environmental Commission and Green Team for the dedication of the restored Township Arboretum at Etra Lake Park. Pictured (from left to right) are: Council Member Alan Rosenberg; Ronald Balint, Chairperson, Environmental Commission and Green Team; Council Member John Zoller; Council Member David Russell; Adam Palant, Environmental Commission Member; Gary Wroblewski, Environmental Commission Member; Council Member Marc Lippman; Deputy Mayor Peter Yeager;  Mayor Janice Mironov, and Randall Solomon, Executive Director, Sustainable Jersey.

Allentown FFA chapter of Allentown, NJ, named 3 Star Chapter for 2022 National Chapter award by National FFA Organization

The Allentown FFA chapter of Allentown, NJ, has been recognized in 2022 National Chapter Award Program from the National FFA Organization.

The program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters from throughout the country that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization. These chapters improve chapter operations using the National Quality FFA Chapter Standards and a Program of Activities that emphasizes growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture. Chapters are rewarded for providing educational experiences for the entire membership.

Chapters that received star ratings during judging this summer and will be recognized at the 95th National FFA Convention & Expo, Oct 26-29.

All star-rated FFA chapters receive honors made possible by corporate sponsor John Deere.

“At John Deere, we believe that FFA will grow the next generation of leaders capable of changing the world for the better,” Aaron Wetzel, vice president of production systems at John Deere, said. “Star chapters help inspire these vital leaders through their exceptional commitment to FFA’s mission, which they bring to life through inspiring agricultural education, rich career exploration, and meaningful community service.”

The National FFA Organization is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 735,000 student members as part of 8,817 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Shots Fired On Lamberton Road; Suspects Captured With 9mm Weapon On Mulberry & St. Joe’s

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora posted that early this morning August 15, 2022 there were shots fired on Lamberton Road near the Trenton Marine Terminal. Trenton Police pursued the suspected auto to Mulberry & St Joe’s Avenue where the suspect auto crashed. The occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody with a 9MM weapon. Shell casings were reportedly found at the scene. No injuries or property damage at this time.

19-Year-Old From Perth Amboy Killed In I-195 Motorcycle Crash In Robbinsville, NJ

New Jersey State Police Trooper Charles Marchan told MidJersey.News that Troopers responded on August 14, 2022 at 8:41 p.m. to a motor vehicle crash on Interstate 195 west, milepost 5.7, Robbinsville, Mercer County.

Based on a preliminary investigation a Shannon B. Monsell, a 34-year-old female of Ringoes, N.J. was operating a Nissan Rogue on I-195 west In Robbinsville. Mohammad A. Abbas a 19-year-old male of Perth Amboy was operating a Kawasaki motorcycle on I-195 west. In the area of milepost 5.7 the Nissan struck the rear of the motorcycle. As a result of the crash Mohammad Abbas was ejected from his vehicle and sustained fatal injuries. The crash remains under investigation and there is no additional information available at the moment.

The Robbinsville Township Fire Department, EMS, and Captial Health Paramedics responded to the scene.

Last night’s MidJersey.News story here: