Day: September 23, 2022

Construction Worker Dies At BAPS Mandir In Robbinsville, NJ

September 23, 2022

ROBBINSVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)—Robbinsville Township Police reported that on Friday September 23, 2022 Robbinsville Police, Robbinsville Fire, Robbinsville EMS were dispatched at 3:44 p.m. to the BAPS Temple at 100 North Main Street in the Windsor section of the Township for a construction accident. Upon arrival police officers were directed to the rear of the property where curbing was being installed. It was determined that a construction accident occurred resulting in a worker fatality. The victim a 57-year-old male from Hillside, NJ was located and pronounced dead at the scene. Police say that next of kin notifications are pending and the incident is being investigated by the Robbinsville Township Police Department.

A spokesperson for the Department of Labor told MidJersey.News that OSHA-Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also investigating.

MidJersey.News File photos from May 11, 2021

Previous stories about BAPS Mandir from May 2021 there have been no updates provided from authorities about the below stories from 2021.

NJ State Police Bomb Squad Called To Hamilton Township Public Works For Unknown “HazMat”

September 23, 2022

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Around 2:50 p.m. the Hamilton Township Police Department and Hamilton Township Fire Department was dispatched to the Hamilton Township Public Works Department at 240 Tampa Avenue for a “Hazardous Materials” incident but the worker reporting the hazmat would not say what it was. About 4 minutes later additional fire units were sent to the scene at Hamilton Public Works Garage for some kind of incident in the hazardous materials storage unit. A short time later a NJ State Police Bomb Unit and members of their Hazardous Materials Team arrived. Fire crews stretched a hose line for protection.

Around 4:27 p.m. a man in a full protective bomb suit emerged and carried something with wires away from the scene.

Around 5:20 p.m. the situation was under control and all fire units were returning to their stations.

It was unclear what exactly was found and what the bomb squad was doing there.

This is a breaking news report and when official information becomes available the story will be updated.

Above: A NJ State Trooper in a protective bomb suit carries out something that appears to have wires attached to it. Hamilton Township Fire Department is standing by for fire protection. Hamilton Police closed off Tampa Avene at South Olden Avenue to the entrance to Public Works. It is unclear exactly what the device or chemicals were. The situation was resolved around 5:00 p.m.

Trenton Cycling Revolution Rides for Safe Roads

September 23, 2022

By: Trenton Cycling Revolution

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–A couple of weeks ago, Trenton Cycling Revolution members & friends did a ride to honor and remember people who have been killed or seriously injured walking/biking in the City. 

Along the ride, we put up a ghost bike in honor of Thaddeus Peterson, a U.S. Marine veteran and lifelong Trentonian, who was killed riding his bike on North Olden Avenue. 

We then visited the most dangerous intersections in the country, Route 129 & Lalor Street. There we had a moment of silence and put up a memorial for the many people who have been killed on this state road including Imaya Moreland (age 3), Billy Roy Ouch (22), Antonio Wiley (56), Karen Beauchamps (50), Andrew Majofsky (36), Abraham Lopez (49), and Celso Rivera (35). 

While the recent announcement about addressing the signal times was an encouraging one, it will do nothing without actual infrastructure change. We want to see an actual plan to change the design of this roadway without forcing people walking and biking to climb an overpass every time they want to visit a neighbor, access the light rail, or do their groceries. We want to see actual change that will slow the many vehicles and trucks coming into the City right off the interstate and put people’s lives and wellbeing as a priority rather than throughput and traffic. 

We’re waiting to hear from NJDOT and our elected officials what the next steps are. Residents have been calling for changes to 129 since 1994. Enough is enough, a single death or serious injury is too many.  

Lawrence Police Stops Man, Takes Into Custody For Outstanding Warrants; After Investigation Of Area Robberies, Also Charged With Burglary, Theft and Criminal Attempt Burglary

September 23, 2022

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Lawrence Township Police reported that on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at approximately 9:21 a.m., Lawrence Township Police Officers were dispatched to the Volvo dealership located on Brunswick Pike in Lawrence Township on a report of a Burglary that occurred in the early morning hours.

During the on-scene investigation, it was determined the suspect had entered the building at approximately 3:16 a.m. Once inside the building, the suspect proceeded to steal items from the service area and main office area. The suspect then exited the Volvo dealership with the stolen property. A short time later, the same suspect attempted to enter the Midas Muffler also located on Brunswick Pike in Lawrence Township.

On Thursday, September 22, 2022 at approximately 5:48 a.m., Officer Wells of the Lawrence Township Police Department was patrolling the Township and spotted a vehicle exiting a business that was closed on Brunswick Pike in Lawrence Township. Officer Wells conducted a motor vehicle stop and the operator, Jeremiah Kramer, 28 years old of Sycamore Court, Lawrenceville, NJ was subsequently taken into custody for outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Officer Steimle of the Lawrence Township Investigative Division completed an extensive follow up investigation and charged Jeremiah Kramer with Burglary, Theft and Criminal Attempt Burglary for the two separate incidents detailed above. Kramer was lodged at the Mercer County Correction Center pending a court appearance.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Lawrence Township Police Department @ 609-896-1111.