Day: October 13, 2022

South Brunswick Police Searching For Man In Connection Of $24,000. Stolen Tools At Hotel Construction Project On Route 1

October 13, 2022

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–South Brunswick Police say they are no longer searching the area off Route 1 for the burglary suspect.  The incident began at 11:30 a.m. when staff at the Sonesta Suites at 4375 Route 1 reported finding numerous tools in a guest’s room. The tools were believed to have been stolen from several commercial shipping containers at the hotel overnight. The hotel is in the process of being remodeled and several contractors have items stored in the containers in the parking lot. In addition to the containers, two vehicles were broken into and items stolen. Police had earlier taken reports of over $24,000 in tools stolen overnight.

As police were responding, the victims of the thefts, who were staying only rooms away confronted the suspect, Travis Mollett age 33 of Dayton, Ohio who was renting the room. Mollett was working for a commercial painting contractor out of Ohio doing work in the area. Mollett fled when police arrived and a perimeter was set up to attempt to locate him. Two K9 dogs from the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office tracked Mollett’s sent along Route 1 headed south. After an extensive search of the wooded areas behind the hotel, the search was called off at 3:30 pm.

Detectives assisted by the Middlesex County Prosecutors Office obtained a search warrant for the hotel room. Detectives recovered numerous stolen tools and equipment from the hotel room. Detectives are following several leads to locate Mollett. When located he will be charged in connection to the thefts.

Anyone with information is asked to call South Brunswick Police at (732) 329-4646.

Update: Unidentified Man Pronounced Dead After Being Struck By Two Vehicles On East Park Avenue

October 14, 2022 Update:

Police have identified the pedestrian as Antonio Santiago, 35-year-old male, from Hamilton.

October 13, 2022

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–According to Hamilton Township Police, on October 13, 2022, at approximately 6:29 a.m., a motor vehicle crash occurred involving two vehicles and a pedestrian on East Park Avenue at Berg Avenue. The pedestrian suffered serious injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The pedestrian has not been identified but is described as a 30–35-year-old light skinned male, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing approximately 140 pounds, and wearing all dark clothing. The pedestrian was in the roadway on East Park Avenue when he was struck by a 2022 Honda HRV, driven by Diego Marin 39-year-old from Hamilton, which was traveling east bound. After the collision, Marin stopped and exited his vehicle, when the pedestrian was struck a second time by a 2013 Nissan Altima, driven by Dominick Rogers 20-years-old from Hamilton, which was also traveling east bound. Both drivers remained on scene and called 911. Members of the Hamilton Fire Division and Trenton EMS arrived on scene to assist.

The crash is under investigation by officers from the Hamilton Police Division’s Traffic Unit.

Any witnesses are asked to contact the Hamilton Police Traffic Unit at (609)581-4000.

This morning’s Breaking News story here:

Trenton Man Arrested in Connection to Suspicious Death Investigation

October 13, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–A Trenton man has been arrested and charged in connection to the recent death of Corrine Daniels, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

Alton Eubanks, 48, of Trenton, is charged with purposefully disturbing, moving and/or concealing human remains.  He was arrested on October 12, 2002, in Middleburg, NY, by members of the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force.  The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain Eubanks pending trial.

The charge is the result of an investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department.  On September 21, 2022, Trenton Communications received a call for a well-being check at a residence on Park Avenue.  Responding officers forced entry and located the body of a deceased individual in the basement.  On September 22, an autopsy was conducted by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office.  The victim was identified as Corrine Daniels, 41, of Park Avenue in Trenton.  The cause and manner of Ms. Daniels death are pending as the medical examiner’s office awaits the results of additional testing.

Investigation into Ms. Daniels’ suspicious death thus far has revealed that she and Eubanks lived together at the Park Avenue address as boyfriend and girlfriend.  After Ms. Daniels death, Eubanks placed her body in a black trash bag and moved her to the basement where she was located by officers.

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

Photos by: Brian McCarthy

Names of the 2022 homicide victims in the City of Trenton:

  1. 2/15/2022 Antwone Barnes, 37, of Trenton, Stabbing
  2. 2/23/2022 Leonardo Fernandez, 32, of Trenton, Stabbing
  3. 3/01/2022 Shimon Nesmith Jr., 19, of Trenton, Shooting
  4. 3/03/2022 Helen Nelson, 73, of Trenton, Physical Assault
  5. 3/15/2022 Albert L. Barnes, 46, of Trenton, Shooting
  6. 3/25/2022 Sequoya Bacon-Jones, 9, of Trenton, Shooting
  7. 3/31/2022 Tahaad Goss, 16, of Trenton, Shooting
  8. 4/07/2022 Jaquir Queen, 26, of Willingboro, Shooting
  9. 4/09/2022 Leroy Davis, 31, of Trenton, Shooting
  10. 5/01/2022 Jamir McNeil, 25 of Trenton, Shooting
  11. 5/22/2022 Ali Abdullah, 25, of Trenton, Shooting
  12. 6/01/2022 Dreiby Osorio, 16, of Trenton, Stabbing
  13. 9/02/2022 Rasheed Barlow, 35, of Trenton, Shooting
  14. 9/11/2022 Chron Jenks, 34, of Ewing, Shooting
  15. 9/20/2022 Keenan Anthony Trower, 31, of Hamilton Shooting
  16. 10/09/2022 Daquan Brown, 33, of Trenton, Shooting
  17. 10/10/2022 Daveigh Brooks, 25, of Ewing

Pending determination:

18. ** Cause of “Suspicious death” for Corrine Daniels, 41, of Park Avenue in Trenton has not been released yet from MCPO ** Once official determination is made the list will be updated.

Lieutenant Jason Hart Sworn In As New East Windsor Township Chief Of Police

October 13, 2022

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Lieutenant Jason Hart was sworn in as East Windsor Township’s new Chief of Police by East Windsor Mayor Janice S. Mironov, at a ceremony in the Municipal Courtroom, attended by large numbers of Township officials, police officers and family and friends.  Chief Hart’s appointment follows the retirement of Chief of Police James Geary, who served 27 years with the police department.

Mayor Mironov detailed Chief Hart’s career and accomplishments with the Township department.  Chief of Police Hart joined the Township police department in January 2004, after graduating from the Ocean County Police Academy and serving as a Special Police Officer in Seaside Park Borough.  During his career with the Township, Chief Hart has been a Defensive Tactics Instructor, Field Training Officer, Secondary Officer in Charge, Evidence Technician, Firearms Instructor, and Detective in Investigative Services.  He was promoted to Sergeant in July 2015, serving as a Platoon Supervisor, Traffic Safety Unit Supervisor and Investigative Services Supervisor.  Chief Hart was promoted to Lieutenant in January 2020 serving as Investigative Services Commander, Uniform Services Commander and Internal Affairs Commander. 

Chief Hart has been awarded the Life Saving Medal, the Samaritan Officer of the Year Award, two Unit Citation Medals, Educational Achievement Medal, several Awards of Merit and numerous Letters of Recognition from his superior officers and members of the community.  He received a bachelor’s degree from Albright College and master’s degree from The Collage of New Jersey, and is a 2019 graduate of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Command and Leadership Academy.

Mayor Mironov stated, “Chief Jason Hart comes to this top position with an extremely wide breath of law enforcement experience, substantial training and credentials, and demonstrated performance and leadership.  We are confident that Chief Hart brings to this position of responsibility the background and personal qualities which will enable him to be an effective Police Chief and to continue to develop a high caliber of performance for our department.”

Chief Jason Hart, after taking the oath of office administered by Mayor Mironov, expressed his gratitude to the Mayor and Council and to all of his fellow police officers and former Township police chiefs.  Chief Hart stated, “I am very excited and truly honored to have been granted the opportunity to serve as East Windsor Township’s chief of police.  I look forward to many years of continued service with the men and women of our police department on behalf of the entire community.”

Mayor Janice S. Mironov administered the oath of office to new East Windsor Township Chief of Police Jason Hart as his wife Beth holds the Bible.

Mayor Mironov and newly appointed Chief of Police Jason Hart at the October 6 swearing-in ceremony.

BREAKING: Hamilton Police Conducting Serious Crash Investigation On E. Park Ave. By George E. Wilson Elementary School And Hamilton West High School

Update here:

October 13, 2022

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Around 6:30 a.m. the Hamilton Township Police Department, RWJ EMS, Captial Health Paramedics and Hamilton Township Fire Department responded to the 500 Block of East Park Avenue for a serious pedestrian crash. Police found the crash in front of George E Wilson Elementary School between Wilfred and Parkinson Avenues. The Hamilton Township Fire Department is assisting the Hamilton Township Police Department Serious Crash Investigation Unit with the investigation. No further details are available at this time.

Update: As per school officials, “The accident is unrelated to the school or district.”

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