Day: December 29, 2022

West Windsor Firefighters Save Dog Stuck In Thin Ice

December 29, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–On December 29, 2022, at approximately 9:30 a.m., on-duty personnel responded to Village Grande at Bear Creek for an animal in distress

While en route, units were made aware that a dog was stuck in thin ice on the Bear Creek, a short distance from the roadway. Before calling 9-1-1 for assistance, the dog’s owner attempted to reach the dog but was unable.

Once on scene, Firefighter Oravsky donned proper PPE and entered the water. Firefighter Oravsky was able to grasp the pup and return to the bank to pass him over to Firefighters Vandegrift and Moore

Upon exiting the water, the dog was ushered into an area to warm up while the owner arranged transport to an area veterinary hospital for evaluation.

Please stay off the ice. The thickness of ice is unpredictable and unsafe. If you see a person or an animal in distress on the ice, do not try to rescue them. Call 9-1-1 while maintaining a visual on them until help arrives, and you can point them out to the responder.

West Windsor Police Seek “Person Of Interest” In Christmas Route 1 Death Investigation

December 29, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and the West Windsor Police Department are seeking information about a “person of interest” in a death investigation on Christmas, December 25, 2022 on the side of Route 1 in West Windsor.

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 who was later identified as Stephanie A. Carmody 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 Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and the West Windsor Police Department have released this image of a “Person of Interest” surrounding the death of a woman found on the side of Route 1 on Christmas. 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

The victim has been identified as Stephanie A. Carmody of the Trenton, NJ area.

Photos from the scene in West Windsor on Christmas.