Day: December 11, 2022

Trenton, NJ Man Arrested Involved In Atlantic City Shooting

December 11, 2022

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Atlantic City Police Department reports, that on December 6, 2022, a shooting investigation led to the quick arrest of a Trenton, NJ man and the recovery of a handgun.

At 7:06 p.m., patrol officers were dispatched to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, in reference to a male that walked into the emergency room seeking treatment for a gunshot wound. The victim, 50, of Atlantic City, suffered a non-life-threatening injury as a result of being shot.

Responding patrol officers were able to determine the altercation originated at a residence in the 1600 block of Adriatic Avenue with the shooting occurring outside of the residence. Upon responding to the residence, Officers Jesse Oliver-Logan and Anthony Nastasi, witnessed a male on the front stoop of the home. The male, Anthony Matthews, observed the officers and immediately retreated back into the residence. A perimeter was quickly set up around the residence and a crisis negotiator was summoned to the scene.

Officer Franco Sydnor, a crisis negotiator, made contact with Matthews and soon learned that four young juveniles were also inside the residence with Matthews. Officer Sydnor persuaded Matthews to release the children to the safety of Officer Sydnor and additional officers that were stationed outside of the residence. Matthews was ultimately taken into custody by officers without incident.

The ensuing investigation led to a search of the residence where officers recovered a Ruger handgun believed to have been used in the shooting. Officers also located evidence of gunfire in the 300 block of North Kentucky Avenue.

ARRESTED: Anthony Matthews, 31, of Trenton, NJ.

CHARGES: Aggravated assault (two counts), unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and certain persons not to possess weapons.

Matthews was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. The public is reminded that charges are mere allegations, and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.

Anyone with information about this shooting incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Violent Crimes Unit at 609-347-5766 or text anonymously to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD.

Bald White Male Driver, With Christmas Tree On Roof, Flips “The Bird” Rolls Down Window And Yells Expletives And Racist Slur At Student Driver In West Windsor

December 11, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–West Windsor Police actively investigating a Harassment and Bias Intimidation incident that happened yesterday around 1:00 p.m. yesterday, December 10, 2022, on Princeton-Hightstown Road/South Mill Road.

 West Windsor Police Department Communications Center detailed Patrol Officer Pollini & Traffic Officer Brown to investigate a Harassment and Bias Intimidation Incident where the following was reported; the victim was teaching her daughter to drive on South Mill Road at the traffic signal for Princeton-Hightstown Road.  Another vehicle, described as a Subaru Forester blue or green in color (Christmas tree on the roof) with unknown NJ license plates, was directly behind their vehicle. The inexperienced driver, took slightly longer to accelerate through the intersection.  The driver of the Subaru, a white male with bald head, began to blare his vehicle’s horn.  The Subaru changed into the right lane of Princeton-Hightstown Road while the victim’s vehicle remained in the left lane.  As the Subaru passed the victim, the male prominently displayed his middle finger at the victim.  The victim exchanged the greeting.  As they both came to a stop, side by side, at the intersection of Clarksville Road, the victim rolled down her window and asked for the white male’s patience with them as there was a new driver learning.  The white male responded with expletives and a racial slur directed at the victim.  The white male then spit at the victim prior to driving west bound on Princeton-Hightstown Road.  

                    The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office–Bias Crimes was notified of the incident and Det. Robles was assigned as the Lead Detective.  The WWPD is still actively investigating and would like to identify the W/M.  We are asking for any assistance from the community who may have seen this incident or may know who the W/M is from the description provided.  Please contact Det. Robles at (609) 799-1222, our Anonymous Tipline at (609) 799-0452, or email  

Chimney Fire Extinguished In East Windsor

December 11, 2022

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Yesterday afternoon, December 10, 2022 local firefighters responded to the 100 Block of Dorchester Drive for a smoke condition reported coming from the basement. Firefighters arrived and investigated the smoke condition and found a fire in the chimney. Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control.

It is good practice to have a Chimney Sweep, clean and inspect your chimney prior to operating the fire place, wood stove or other fuel burning appliance each year prior to operation to the fuel burning season.

Photos by: Steven Kadir