Day: December 30, 2022

Trenton Police Department Increases Enforcement Efforts on New Year’s Eve

December 30, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–On New Year’s Eve, the Trenton Police Department (TPD) will operate several roving DUI patrols concentrating in and around the liquor establishments and heavily traveled roadways. The New Jersey State Police (NJSP) will be conducting their own DUI patrols within the Capital City.

According to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, alcohol-related DUIs for drivers’ whose Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is 0.10% or greater can result in the loss of a driver’s license for up to 1 year, over $4,000 in fines, and a 30-day prison sentence.

Trenton Police Department Director Steve Wilson stated, “If you plan to drink alcohol on New Year’s Eve, you should not be driving. Even if you don’t plan on drinking tomorrow, please help keep your family and friends safe on New Year’s Eve.”

Tomorrow, TPD will also be strategically deploying officers to patrol high-crime areas in the City of Trenton. The Street Crimes Unit will also be augmenting these crime prevention efforts to keep residents safe.

Mayor W. Reed Gusciora stated, “We are all wishing for a happy and healthy new year this year and TPD is working around the clock to do their part to make this a reality. Now, let’s do our part.”

Trenton City Clerk Certifies the Results of the December 13, 2022 Municipal Election

December 30, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Today, the Trenton City Clerk, Brandon Garcia, certified the results of the December 13, 2022, election, which resulted in the election of two new Trenton City Councilmembers: Jennifer Williams (North Ward) and Jenna Figueroa Kettenberg (South Ward).

As a result, the December 13th election results have now been certified by the Mercer County Clerk and the Trenton City Clerk. The Office of Mercer County Clerk, Paula Sollami Covello, provided certificates of election to Garcia along with the official vote count.

On January 1, 2023, four Trenton City Councilmembers, Jennifer Williams (North Ward), Teska Frisby (West Ward), Joe Harrison (East Ward), and Jenna Figueroa Kettenberg (South Ward), will be sworn in as representatives of their respective wards. Since a majority of the Trenton City Council has been elected, which means that gubernatorial appointments to the remaining seats will not occur.

The remaining three Trenton City Council seats will be filled after the upcoming January 24th municipal election has been certified.

City Hall file photo by: Brian McCarthy

Brooklyn, NY, Man Charged With Aggravated Assault On NJ State Trooper And Other Charges, After 50 Mile Persuit On NJ Turnpike In Stolen Car

December 30, 2022

EDISON, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Sgt. Alejandro Goez from the New Jersey State Police, Public Information Unit told that yesterday December 29, 2022, at approximately 11:51 a.m., Troopers were alerted by Georgia State Police of a stolen vehicle traveling northbound on the New Jersey Turnpike. In the area of Mile Post 38.8, (prior to the James Fenimore Cooper Service Area in Mt. Laurel) Troopers located the vehicle and attempted to stop it, but driver failed to stop. Using lights and sirens troopers continued to follow the vehicle for approximately fifty miles. Troopers deployed a tire deflation device on the vehicle. Shortly after, the driver veered off the road, struck the concrete barrier and intentionally struck several troop cars. In the area of Mile Post 88.9 (just past Exit 10 and Prior to Exit 11 in Edison) the suspect vehicle became disabled, and Troopers removed the suspect from the vehicle. Isarael Bleier, 37, of Brooklyn, NY was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a trooper, eluding, resisting arrest, and receiving stolen property. He was lodged in the Middlesex County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Patients Diverted To Other Hospitals As CentraState Medical Center Reports IT Security Issue

December 30, 2022

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–A spokesperson for CentraState Medical Center stated this morning that CentraState Medical Center is experiencing some technical problems related to an IT security issue. We are investigating the cause and impact at this time. Critical patient care has not been adversely affected, but as a precautionary measure we have diverted all new patients to other facilities for care.

The state Department of Health was notified.

The FBI’s Newark office said it is aware of the situation at CentraState.

New Jersey 101.5 has also reported on the issue at CentraState

CentraState Medical Center Facebook Photo