Day: November 10, 2022

East Windsor Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month And Participation In in Womanspace “Communities of Light” On December 5

November 10, 2022

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Janice Mironov, Deputy Mayor Peter Yeager, and Council Members Denise Daniels, David Russell, Alan Rosenberg and John Zoller, joined by Womanspace Chief Operating Officer, Client and Community Services Susan Victor and Chief of Police Jason Hart, proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, praising Womanspace and the Domestic Violence Victim Response Team “for their commendable efforts in focusing attention on the important community subject of domestic abuse and providing support and resources for abuse victims.”   

            Mayor Mironov noted, “East Windsor was the first municipality in Mercer County to step up and establish a Domestic Violence Victim Response Team with the help of Womanspace and our Police Department.”  Mayor Mironov’s Proclamation reads, “The East Windsor Domestic Violence Victim Response Team and Womanspace have provided a coordinated community response that has served hundreds of local residents during its years of operation, and has improved many lives in our community by advocating the importance of victim safety as well as accountability for abusers.  The pro-active commitment by East Windsor Township through its Domestic Violence Victim Response Team and Womanspace visibly demonstrates to our residents and surrounding municipalities that we are united in combating domestic violence and that it is unacceptable to our entire community.”

            Mayor Mironov and Township officials further kicked off East Windsor Township’s participation in Womanspace December 5 “Communities of Light encouraging residents and local groups to join in and support this event, geared to raise funds and awareness of domestic violence and services available to victims.  Mayor Mironov stated, “We hope that our participation will help focus public attention on the important subject of domestic violence and to encourage residents to become more aware of support efforts available to victims and families.  As a community, we wish to express our strong support for Womanspace and to recognize the important assistance they provide to victims of domestic violence.”  She added, “the lighting of luminaries is a unique means of increasing local awareness of the ongoing presence of domestic violence in all of our communities and to serve as a symbol of hope for all those who struggle with violence in their homes.”

Mayor Mironov called on all residents and businesses to participate by purchasing candles and gathering at the East Windsor Municipal Building (16 Lanning Boulevard) on December 5, 2022 at 5 p.m. to light up the East Windsor Municipal Building, followed by light refreshments.  Citizens can participate by purchasing luminary kits, containing six candles each, for $10 at any time at the Police/Municipal Court Building (80 One Mile Road) and bringing luminary kits to the event.  All proceeds will go 100% directly to Womanspace, the primary Mercer County organization providing a comprehensive array of services to individuals affected by domestic violence and dedicated to improving the quality of life of abuse victims and their families.  For further information, call (609) 448-5678, ext. 236.

Mayor Janice Mironov and Council Members present Proclamation recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month – October to Womanspace and kicks off East Windsor Township participation in the Womanspace “Communities of Light” event on Monday, December 5. Pictured (from left to right) are:  Council Member Denise Daniels, Council Member David Russell,  Womanspace Chief Operating Officer Susan Victor,  Council Member Alan Rosenberg,  Mayor Janice Mironov,  Council Member John Zoller,  Chief of Police Jason Hart and Deputy Mayor Peter Yeager.

Truck Driver Suffers Serious Injuries In Route 1 Crash

November 10, 2022

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–South Brunswick Police report that yesterday November 9, 2022, 10:11 a.m., a truck traveling Route 1 south swerved onto Promenade Boulevard to avoid a car and overturned. The plywood on the truck spilled onto the roadway and struck four vehicles. The 53-year-old truck driver suffered serious injuries.

Missing Votes Found And Being Counted In Mercer County

November 10, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello told MidJersey.News in an email, “Although this is under the board of elections, I have been informed that they were all found by them and are being counted.”

As reported yesterday by a bag of Robbinsville emergency ballots went missing, and also 3 Princeton districts also appeared to be missing as of this morning.

The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Spokesperson  Casey DeBlasio, told in an email, “I can confirm the county clerk did reach out to the prosecutor today.  We are reviewing her concerns to determine what further action should be taken.” did reach out to Mercer County Board of Elections this morning and have not received a reply yet.

Check back with we will update as information becomes available.

Yesterday’s MidJersey.News story here:

Trenton Man Charged With First-Degree Murder

November 10, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The Trenton man recently arrested for purposefully disturbing, moving and/or concealing human remains was charged this week with the murder of Corrine Daniels, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

Alton Eubanks, 48, of Trenton, was arrested on October 12, 2002, in Middleburg, NY, by members of the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force.  On November 7, 2022, he was charged with first-degree murder.  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.

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

An autopsy conducted by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded Daniels’ death was a homicide caused by multiple blunt force injuries.

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

Alton Eubanks, 48, of Trenton

Alton Eubanks, 48, of Trenton, was arrested on October 12, 2002, in Middleburg, NY, by members of the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force.  On November 7, 2022, he was charged with first-degree murder.  The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain Eubanks pending trial.

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
  18. 10/26/2022 Rayshawn Baines, 41, of Trenton
  19. 11/10/2022 from 9/21/2022 Corrine Daniels, 41, of Park Avenue multiple blunt force injuries

** Under Investigation Pending determination:

20. ** Cause of fire under investigation by Mercer County Prosecutors Office Brian Wharton, 57, of Trenton

Sayerville, NJ Man Arrested For Posting A Manifesto Containing Threats To Attack A Synagogue And Jewish People

November 10, 2022

A Middlesex County, New Jersey, man was arrested today for transmitting via the internet a manifesto containing threats to attack a synagogue and Jewish people, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

Omar Alkattoul, 18, of Sayreville, New Jersey, was arrested this morning and is charged by complaint with one count of transmitting a threat in interstate and foreign commerce on or about Nov. 1, 2022. He is scheduled to appear this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jessica S. Allen in Newark federal court.

“No one should be targeted for violence or with acts of hate because of how they worship,” U.S. Attorney Sellinger said. “According to the complaint, this defendant used social media to send a manifesto containing a threat to attack a synagogue based on his hatred of Jews. Along with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners, we acted swiftly to respond to the alleged threat. There is nothing the U.S. Attorney’s Office takes more seriously than threats to our communities of faith and places of worship. Protection of these communities is core to this office’s mission, and this office will devote whatever resources are necessary to keep our Jewish community and all New Jersey residents safe.”

“When we learn of credible threats to our community – whether based in hate toward religion, race, sexual orientation, or gender – we call on law enforcement and community partners to assist in identifying and mitigating that threat,” Special Agent in Charge James E. Dennehy said. “Thanks to the collaborative efforts among our Joint Terrorism Task Force Members, a potentially harmful situation was averted. I would like to commend and show our appreciation for the resources from the District of New Jersey’s U.S. Attorney’s Office, New Jersey State Police, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, the Sayreville Police Department, and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. Let it be known that when a threat of violence comes to our attention, the FBI and our partners will respond to keep the public safe.”

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

On Nov. 1, 2022, Alkattoul used a social media application to send an individual a link to a document entitled “When Swords Collide” and admitted to this individual that he wrote the document, stating: “It’s in the context of an attack on Jews.” According to a second individual, Alkattoul also sent the document to at least five other people using another social media application. In the document, Alkattoul wrote the following:

I am the attacker and I would like to introduce myself. . . I am a Muslim with so many regrets but I can assure you this attack is not one of them and Insha’Allah many more attacks like these against the enemy of Allah and the pigs and monkeys will come.

I will discuss my motives in a bit but I did target a synagogue for a really good reason according to myself and a lot of Muslims who have a brain. Let’s be aware of the fact that the Jews promote the biggest hatred against Muslimeen even in the west. The Jews are in fact a very powerful group in the west which is why western countries today shill for them on top of the murtadeen in Saudi Arabia and every Arab country.

This attack was just to remind the Jews that as long as 1 Muslim remains in this world they will never live a pleasant life until the Muslims in Palestine, Syria, West Africa, and South Asia are living a pleasant life. The Jews support terror against the muslimeen and they always have . . . . So the motive of this attack is hatred towards Jews and their heinous acts and I don’t want anyone to tell me for a second that “not all Jews support terror against Muslims” yes they do! They have since day one. Their Torah justifies their acts and let’s keep in mind it was a Jew that tried to kill the nebi SAW.

The charge of transmitting a threat in interstate and foreign commerce is punishable by a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents of the FBI and task force officers of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Dennehy in Newark, with the investigation leading to today’s arrest. He also thanked agents of the FBI Field Office in Tampa, Florida, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge David Walker; the FBI Field Office in New York, under the direction of Assistant Director in Charge Michael J. Driscoll; and the FBI Washington Field Office, under the direction of Assistant Director in Charge Steven D’Antuono; as well as the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, under the direction of Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin; the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone; and officers of the Sayreville Police Department, under the direction of Chief Daniel Plumacker.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jonathan Peck, Christopher Amore, and Benjamin Levin of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s National Security Unit, with assistance from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Counterterrorism Section of the National Security Division.

The charges and allegations contained in the complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Defense counsel: Timothy Donahue Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender, Newark

Truck Burns On NJ Turnpike In Cranbury

November 10, 2022

CRANBURY, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Last night around 11:30 p.m. firefighters were dispatched to the New Jersey Turnpike outer roadway at mile post 70.6 south bound for a well involved truck fire. Upon arrival firefighters quickly knocked down the flames. Firefighters from Hightstown, Cranbury, Monroe Township and Millstone Township were called to the scene. Firefighters remained on location until 12:42 a.m. No other information is available at this time.