Day: March 9, 2023

Cherry Hill Man Charged With Murder Died From The Result of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound On NJ Turnpike

Investigation Yields Cause of Death Determination at Clara Barton Rest Stop on Feb. 28, 2023

March 9, 2023

PEDRICKTOWN — The Attorney General’s Office today announced that the ongoing investigation into the incident that occurred at a New Jersey Turnpike Service Area in Salem County on February 28, 2023, has revealed that Kyle Foggy, 29, of Cherry Hill, died as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

As previously announced, Mr. Foggy suffered the self-inflicted wound at approximately 1:45 p.m. at the Turnpike’s Clara Barton Service Area in the Pedricktown section of Oldmans Township, Salem County, while in the presence of law enforcement. He was pronounced dead at 10:16 p.m. later that same night at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware.

A review of the incident is being conducted by the Integrity Bureau within the Attorney General’s Office of Public Integrity and Accountability, pursuant to Attorney General Directive 2019-4.

That review is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.

East Windsor Police Blotter Though March 8, 2023

March 9, 2023

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–The East Windsor Township Police Department initiated the following police reports through Wednesday, March 8, 2023.

  • DUI

Location: Route 133

Time/Date: 12:43 AM, 03/05/2023

The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing the vehicle driving over the speed limit and failing to maintain its lane of travel. The driver exhibited signs of impairment and was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests. The driver was later released pending court action.

Defendant: Richard Malcolm Philadelphia, PA 49 Years of Age

Charges: DUI

Reckless Driving Careless Driving

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Joshua Pohl

  • Weapons Offense

Location:     Route 130

Time/Date:     9:01 PM, 03/06/2023

The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 130 after observing the vehicle improperly using its high beam headlamps and failing to maintain its lane of travel. Investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of an illegal handgun. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to the Mercer County Corrections Center pending court action.

Defendant:             Kevin Mercer Jr. Newark, NJ 23 Years of Age

Charges:                 Unlawful Possession of a Weapon

Certain Persons not to Possess Weapons Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose Failure to Maintain Lane

Improper Use of High Beams Unclear Plates

Failure to Exhibit Driver’s License Failure to Exhibit Insurance Card

Arresting Officer:  Patrol Officer Michael Whalen

  • Drugs/Shoplifting

Location: 839 Route 130 (Walmart) Time/Date: 4:00 PM, 03/07/2023

The officer responded to Walmart for a report of shoplifting. Investigation revealed that two individuals left the store without paying for $625.89 worth of merchandise. Both individuals were placed under arrest and later released pending court action.

Defendant:             Michael Battalia Fairless Hills, PA 32 Years of Age

Charges:                 Possession of Heroin

Possession of Methamphetamine Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Shoplifting

Defendant:             Amanda Devries Hamilton, NJ 33 Years of Age

Charges:                 Possession of Heroin

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Arresting Officer:     Patrol Officer Andrew Smith

Car Fire Extinguished Near South Brunswick High School

March 9, 2023

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ (MERCER)–South Brunswick Police reported that there was a car fire near South Brunswick High School at the start of school today. No injuries were reported in the fire. Monmouth Junction Fire Department quickly extinguished the fire.