JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)–Jackson Township Fire Departments were dispatched 624 Maria Street for a structure fire at 4:18 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. Upon arrival firefighters reported a fully involved manufactured home and a second alarm was called for 4:23 p.m. One person needed to be checked for smoke inhalation. Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire.
The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating a shooting homicide in Trenton.
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2022, Trenton police responded to a Shot Spotter activation for multiple rounds in the 800 block of Carteret Avenue. Responding officers arrived on scene to discover a white Mercedes SUV that had been struck numerous times by gunfire. An adult male was located in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s identity will be released after family notification has been made.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406. Information can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Shots rang out again in less than 24-hours in the City of Trenton, this time around 1:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Carteret Avenue Trenton Police, Trenton EMS, Trenton Fire and Captial Health Paramedics responded to the scene.
The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that The Mercer County Homicide Task Force is responded to the 800 block of Carteret Avenue in Trenton for a shooting investigation. No additional details are available at this time.
Names of the 2022 homicide victims in the City of Trenton:
PLUMSTED TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)–Plumsted Township/New Egypt firefighters responded to the 400 Block of Route 539 also known as Pinehurst Road around 12:00 p.m. and found a 50 x 60-foot Transmission Shop heavily involved in fire. Mutual aid was called from several area departments including Upper Freehold Township-Allentown, Millstone Township, Jackson Township, Cookstown, Jacobstown, and others. A tanker task force responded to bring water to the scene and firefighters used hand lines and two ladders for master stream operations. The fire was contained quickly but firefighters remained on scene for quite some time overhauling the fire. A helicopter was called for a burn victim from the structure fire and a landing zone was set up at New Egypt Speedway but the helicopter was recalled and the person was transported by ground to a local hospital. It appears that the business owner lost everything since the entire building was consumed by fire. The fire is currently under investigation. Additional details will be posted as they become available.
NEPTUNE, NJ (MONMOUTH) – A local man who engaged in a lengthy standoff with police after allegedly committing an armed robbery of a Neptune Township pharmacy surrendered peacefully late last night and remains in custody, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced Thursday.
Jeffrey V. Migliore, 34, of Ocean Township is charged with first-degree Armed Robbery and three related weapons offenses.
Shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16, members of the Neptune Township Police Department responded to a pharmacy on the 1200 block of Corlies Avenue for a report of a robbery. At that location it was learned that a man later identified as Migliore had entered the store, brandished a handgun, demanded cash from the store clerk, and made off with several hundreds of dollars.
Migliore was then quickly tracked to a home on the 1200 block of 11th Avenue in Neptune Township, a short distance away, and he initially refused several orders to surrender to arriving police, after which, neighboring homes and properties were evacuated for safety reasons. Members of MCPO, the Monmouth County Emergency Response Team (MOCERT) and Rapid Deployment Force (RDF), Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Medical Unit, New Jersey State Police Technical Emergency and Mission Specialists (TEAMS) Unit, Jersey City Police Department SWAT, and the Neptune Township Police Department, Fire Department, Emergency Services, and Office of Emergency Management all thereafter responded to the scene, where they established a perimeter and engaged in lengthy negotiations with Migliore, who surrendered peacefully shortly after 10:30 p.m. A handgun was also recovered at the scene.
Migliore remains in custody pending a detention hearing and first appearance to take place in Monmouth County Superior Court. This matter remains under joint investigation by members of MCPO and the Neptune Township Police Department, and anyone with information about Migliore’s activities is being urged to contact Neptune Township Police Department Detective Robert Hagerman at 732-988-8000, Ext. 419.
“That this extraordinarily delicate and complicated situation was resolved with no injuries or loss of life to any civilians or members of law enforcement was no accident – it was the result of very carefully planned, coordinated, and well-executed actions of dozens upon dozens of members of local, county, and state agencies, all working closely together in close quarters and under tremendous pressure,” Acting Prosecutor Santiago said. “This outcome is a testament to the quality of their efforts.”
“The manner in which the local, county and state law-enforcement community worked together to resolve a tenuous situation peacefully speaks volumes in our ability to collaborate,” Neptune Township Police Chief Larry B. Fisher added. “The professionalism of all agencies involved cannot be more appreciated.”
Anyone who prefers to remain anonymous but has information about this or any crime can submit a tip to Monmouth County Crime Stoppers by calling their confidential telephone tip-line at 1-800-671-4400; by downloading and using the free P3 Tips mobile app (available on iOS and Android – https://www.p3tips.com/1182), by calling 800-671-4400; or by going to the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com.
Convictions on first-degree criminal charges are commonly punishable by terms of 10 to 20 years in state prison.
Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–In an update to the story MidJersey.News brought you yesterday the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office has identified the individual who was killed during the home invasion as Jomar Rodriguez, 29, of Trenton, who was shot multiple times in the chest and pronounced dead at the hospital.
The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday evening in the city, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.
At approximately 7:15 p.m. on November 16, 2022, Trenton police responded to the 200 block of Hewitt Street on a report of a man shot. Upon arrival, officers spoke to an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound to the hand. He was transported to Capital Health Medical Center for treatment. While on scene, officers learned that two more gunshot victims had arrived at St. Francis Medical Center. A second adult male was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg. A third victim, Jomar Rodriguez, 29, of Trenton, was shot multiple times in the chest and pronounced dead at the hospital.
Preliminary investigation indicates the incident was a home invasion. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406. Information can also be emailed to email@example.com
Yesterday’s MidJersey.News story here:
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NEWARK, N.J.— An Indiana man was arrested by police after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers removed the components of a handgun and 15 bullets spread across two of the man’s carry-on bags at a Terminal B security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
It was the 12th gun caught at one of the airport checkpoints so far this year.
The 9mm handgun was detected when the TSA officer who was staffing a checkpoint X-ray monitor spotted the firearm parts inside two of the man’s carry-on bags. When the bags were searched, the components of the firearm were found along with the ammunition. Had the components been assembled, they would have resulted in the use of a working gun. TSA officials alerted Port Authority Police who confiscated the handgun components and arrested the man on weapons charges.
The traveler told officials that he had driven to the area, however his car was stolen, so he was flying home to Indiana and he thought it would be okay to travel with a disassembled gun. However, firearms and firearm parts are prohibited through a security checkpoint.
“The busy Thanksgiving holiday travel period officially gets underway on Friday and our TSA officers are focused on our mission to continue to stop weapons from being carried through our security checkpoints,” said Thomas Carter, TSA Federal Security Director for New Jersey. “It is important for travelers to know what can and cannot be carried through our checkpoints—especially during what is typically the busiest travel period of the year. Any prohibited item, from a firearm to an oversized liquid, that is detected in a carry-on bag slows down the checkpoint screening process for the travelers whose carry-on bags trigger an alarm for a prohibited item. You do not want to be that person.”
Individuals who own firearms “should familiarize themselves with the laws and regulations as it pertains to traveling with their guns,” Carter added. TSA has details on how to properly travel with a firearm posted on its website.
Bringing a gun to an airport checkpoint carries a federal civil penalty because TSA reserves the right to issue a civil penalty to travelers who have guns and gun parts with them at a checkpoint. Civil penalties for bringing a handgun into a checkpoint can stretch into thousands of dollars, depending on mitigating circumstances. This applies to travelers with or without concealed gun carry permits because even though an individual may have a concealed carry permit, it does not allow for a firearm to be carried onto an airplane. The complete list of civil penalties is posted online. Additionally, if a traveler with a gun is a member of TSA PreCheck®, that individual will lose their TSA PreCheck privileges.
Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality and passengers should do their homework to make sure that they are not violating any local firearm laws. Travelers should also contact their airline as they may have additional requirements for traveling with firearms and ammunition.
Last year TSA officers detected 5,972 guns at security checkpoints nationwide and 86 percent of them were loaded.
TSA firearms catches at Newark Liberty International Airport checkpoints, 2017 to 2022
2022(As of 11/16/22)
Guns caught at Newark Liberty International Airport checkpoints