Day: December 28, 2022

Bank Robbery Under Investigation In Middletown, NJ

December 28, 2022

MIDDLETOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–An investigation has been launched into a bank robbery from earlier this morning in Middletown Township, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Wednesday.

On Wednesday December 28, 2022, at approximately 10:40 a.m., the Middletown Township Police responded to a report of a bank robbery at the Valley National Bank on Rt. 35 in the Kohl’s Plaza.

The investigation revealed the suspect to be a white male, possibly Hispanic, wearing a dark North Face winter coat, blue face mask and a light colored winter hat. The suspect may be operating a silver vehicle, possibly a Honda Accord. Details on a license plate are not available at this time.

The investigation is being handled in conjunction by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, the Middletown Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations’ Red Bank Office.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is urged to contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Nicolas Logothetis at 800-533-7443 or Middletown Police Detective Keith Hirschbein at (732) 615-2120.

Police Identify Woman Found On Side of Route 1 Dead In West Windsor

December 28, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–West Windsor Police say that on December 25, 2022 at 5:23 p.m., Patrol Units responded to the area of 3466 US Route 1 North (an unoccupied former car dealership) on multiple reports of a possible deceased person.  Upon Patrol’s arrival, they located an unknown white female believed to be possibly in her 40’s lying deceased in the shoulder of US Route 1 North.

The WWPD Detective Bureau and Administration arrived at the scene thereafter.  The WWPD Detective Bureau took over the investigation in conjunction with members of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force (HTF).  The Middlesex Regional Medical Examiner’s Office removed the deceased female.  

The victim has been identified as Stephanie A. Carmody.  The Manner and Cause of Death are still being determined at this time.   Anyone with any pertinent information can contact Det. Sgt. Jason Jones at (609) 799-1222, our Anonymous Tipline at (609) 799-0452, or email at

Stephanie A. Carmody was found dead on Christmas on the side of Route 1 in West Windsor. The Manner and Cause of Death are still being determined at this time.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the police.

Unconscious Driver Extricated From Car After Crashing Into Building In Lawrence; Several Residents Rescued From 2nd Floor

December 28, 2022

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Lawrence Township Police say that on December 28, 2022 at approximately 1:35 p.m., the Lawrence Township Police Department received multiple 9-1-1 calls of a car that had crashed into a building in the 2600 block of Lawrence Road (Route 206).

Responding officers found a 2018 Mazda sedan crashed into the north side of the building, dislodging a staircase leading to second floor apartments. The driver (72-year-old male from Bucks County, Pennsylvania) was found to be unconscious and trapped inside of the vehicle. The driver was extricated from the vehicle by the Lawrence Township Fire Department and transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton, NJ. Several residents were assisted from the second-floor apartments above the crash, and were uninjured.

At the time of this Press Release, the extent of injuries to the driver were still being evaluated.

A portion of Lawrence Rd (Route 206) was closed in both directions during the incident. Damage to the building is being evaluated by the Lawrence Township Building Inspector.

The crash is being investigated by Lawrence Township Police Officer Shareef Hardin. Witnesses to the crash, or anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Hardin at 609-896-1111 or

Good Samaritan Pulls Intoxicated Driver From Fiery Crash In West Windsor

December 28, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–West Windsor Police reported that on December 27, 2022, at 7:10 p.m., a serious motor vehicle collision was reported to the West Windsor Police Department Communications Center involving a single car into tree.  Initial reports were that the driver was injured, and the car was on fire.  The West Windsor Division of Fire & Emergency Services (WWDFES), West Windsor Fire Company Station #43, West Windsor Police Department Patrol & Traffic Units all responded to the scene.  The West Windsor Division of Fire and Emergency Services and West Windsor Fire Company Station #43 extinguished the fire. 

The following was initially determined; a 2011 Honda Accord had been traveling east on South Mill Road just prior to a curved section for the intersection of New Edinburg Road.  The Honda crossed the center line, left the road to the left, crossed over New Edinburg Road, and crashed into a white pine tree.   A Good Samaritan/Pedestrian stopped and removed the driver from the vehicle, which proceeded to catch fire.  The driver (and sole occupant of the Honda) sustained serious, non-life threatening injuries.  It was determined that the driver was Driving While Intoxicated.  The driver was transported to Capital Health Regional Trauma Center–Trenton.  

The crash is still under investigation.  If anyone has any pertinent information, please contact the West Windsor Police Department’s Traffic Officer E. McQuade at (609) 799-1222 or email  The roadway was closed for approximately (2.5) hours.  

Princeton University Student’s Death Ruled A Suicide

December 28, 2022

PRINCETON, NJ (MERCER)–The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office reported that the autopsy report on Misrach Ewunetie, the Princeton University student whose body was discovered outside on the Facilities grounds behind the tennis courts on October 20, 2022, is complete.

The autopsy was conducted by the Middlesex Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.  Ms. Ewunetie’s death was ruled a suicide.  The cause of her death was determined to be “Bupropion, Escitalopram and Hydroxyzine Toxicity.”

Out of respect for Ms. Ewunetie’s family, and at their request, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office will not be providing additional information. 

A massive multi-day search was conducted of the Princeton University Campus as well as surrounding areas including Carnegie Lake. Those participating in the search were the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, the Princeton University Department of Public Safety, the Princeton Police Department, the New Jersey State Police, the New Jersey State Park Police, the West Windsor Township Police Department, the Hamilton Police Division, the Lawrence Township Police Department, the Princeton Fire Department, West Windsor Emergency Services, the Princeton First Aid Squad and the Trenton Fire Department Dive Team.

Princeton University student Misrach Ewunetie.