Day: March 16, 2023

Robbinsville Firefighters Respond To Reported Carbon Monoxide Incident In Windsor Section Of Township

March 16, 2023

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Details are sketchy but around 9:23 p.m. last night March 15, 2023, the Robbinsville Township Fire Department and EMS along with Police responded to 93 North Main Street in the Windsor section of the Township for a reported Carbon Monoxide Emergency. Upon arrival firefighters reported a carbon monoxide leak from a broken vent. It was reported that one person was transported to the hospital for evaluation but no word of condition. The Township Fire Official and Township Building Official were called to the scene to investigate.

This morning there were large red/orange signs posted at all the entrances that were visible from the street and once zoomed in it appeared that they read Unsafe Structure Notice with the date of 3/15/2023. There appeared to be yellow tape around the back of one of the buildings on the property. It was also reported a large amount of people were staying at the property and needed to find other places to stay once the building was closed.

Township Officials would not comment and referred all comments to the Robbinsville Township Police Department who would also not comment on the call last night.

If further details become available, the story will be updated.

Buildings at 93 North Main Street in the Windsor section of Robbinsville were posted with Unsafe Structure Notice. Yellow tape could be seen around the back of the building. All photos taken from across the street.

Millstone Firefighters Respond To Overturned Vehicle On Fire

March 16, 2023

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–Millstone Township Fire Department responded to a crash last night on Smithburg Road between Baird and Route 33 on the border with Manalapan Township. The vehicle reportedly hit a utility pole, overturned and was fully engulfed in fire on arrival of the fire department. NJ State Police reported that Manalapan Township Police is handling the investigation. No other information is available at this time.

East Windsor Police Blotter Through March 15, 2023

March 16, 2023

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–The East Windsor Township Police Department initiated the following police reports through Wednesday, March 15, 2023.

  • False Report/Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Accident

Location: East Windsor Police Headquarters

Time/Date: 10:45 PM, 03/10/2023

An individual responded to East Windsor Police Headquarters to report damage to his vehicle from a motor vehicle accident. Investigation revealed that the individual had been involved in a motor vehicle accident, but he was responsible for the crash and left the scene without notifying police or speaking to the other driver. The individual was placed under arrest and later released pending court action.

Defendant: Ziaree Garcia Lakehurst, NJ 30 Years of Age

Charges: False Report to Law Enforcement Leaving the Scene of an Accident Failure to Report an Accident

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Chelsea Lyons

  • Shoplifting

Location:     319 Route 130 (ShopRite)

Time/Date:     5:41 PM, 03/13/2023

The officer responded to ShopRite for a report of shoplifting. Investigation revealed that the individual left the store without paying for $52.68 worth of merchandise. The individual was later identified and charged on a complaint summons.

Defendant:             Jeremiah Krameer Lawrenceville, NJ 29 Years of Age

Charges:                 Shoplifting

Arresting Officer:  Patrol Officer Michael Adelung

  • DUI/Obstructing

Location: Twin Rivers Drive North

Time/Date: 8:23 PM, 03/14/2023

The officer responded to the area of Twin Rivers Drive North for a report of a motor vehicle accident. Investigation revealed that the vehicle struck several parked vehicles. The driver fled the scene on foot, but was apprehended by officers. The driver exhibited signs of impairment and was placed under arrest. The driver was later released pending court action.

Defendant: Francisco Chavez-Arriaga East Windsor, NJ 32 Years of Age

Charges: Obstruction of Administration of Law DUI

Reckless Driving Careless Driving

Leaving the Scene of an Accident Failure to Report an Accident Open Container within Vehicle Unlicensed Driver

Failure to Exhibit Registration Failure to Exhibit Insurance Card

Arresting Officer:     Patrol Officer Brian Rust

  • Shoplifting

Location:     70 Route 571 (Target)

Time/Date:     12:16 PM, 03/15/2023

The officer responded to Target for a report of shoplifting. Investigation revealed that the individual left the store without paying for $322.35 worth of merchandise. The individual was later identified and charged on a complaint summons.

Defendant: Anthony Smith Bronx, NY 30 Years of Age

Charges: Shoplifting

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Maria Smith

Serious Injury Reported In Quakerbridge Road Crash

March 16, 2023

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Hamilton Police reported that on March 16, 2023, at approximately 12:30 a.m., a 2013 Hyundai Elantra, driven by Maxwell Williams, 22-years-old, from Hamilton, was traveling northbound on Quakerbridge Road near Nami Lane, when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a telephone pole.  The vehicle rolled over and continued northbound before striking a second telephone pole and coming to a stop.  Williams had to be extricated from the vehicle by members of the Hamilton Fire Division.  He suffered serious injuries and was transported to Capital Health Hospital at Fuld by ambulance for treatment.

     The crash is being investigated by Officers K. McDonald and B. Wood from the Hamilton Police Traffic Unit.

  Any witnesses are asked to contact the Hamilton Police Traffic Unit at (609)581-4000. 

Hamilton Township Professional Firefighters reported that Around 1:00 a.m, Rescue 1/Engine1/Squad1/ and Battalion 1 responded to the area of 3500 Quakerbridge Rd for a reported Motor Vehicle Accident. Battalion 1 Arrived to find 1 victim trapped in the vehicle unresponsive. Rescue 1 started extricating the victim, the victim was removed from the vehicle in under 7 minutes. Patient care was turned over to Robert Wood EMS and Capital health Paramedics, and transported to the trauma center in critical condition. Update on the patient this morning was that he is stable. Hamilton Fire would like to thank the bystanders that stopped and attempted to keep the patient conscious.

Nottingham High School Step Team To Compete In March-Madness Style Brackets Culminating At The World-Famous Apollo Theater

March 16, 2023

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–On March 13th, Nottingham High School (NHS) Step Team of Nottingham High School (N.J.), one of New Jersey’s best high school step teams, begins its quest for the 2023 National High School Performing Arts (NHSPA)

 “Steptime at the Apollo” Step Championship. In a “March-Madness” type bracketed tournament, the competition’s first round matches will occur virtually, with the final four teams scheduled to compete at Harlem’s World-Famous Apollo Theater in April.

The Nottingham HS Step Team, based in Hamilton, N.J., has been stomping the Hamilton grounds with the Nottingham school spirit for several years. NHS Step Team actively performs at basketball games and various events at the school, throughout Hamilton Township and in Trenton, N.J. This year, the 13 active members are advised by Trish Tammaro and coached by NHS alumna Rachel Sanchez.

The competition begins with eight seeded teams paired off in head-to-head matches, with online fan voting battles to determine the top four teams. The third seeded NHS Step Team will face off against face sixth seeded Vision Steppers of New Rochelle (N.Y.), which has grown to more than 60 members strong and have performed and competed in many different cities across the country. The victor will advance to the NHSPA National Step Championship final four at the “StepTime at the Apollo” event on April 22nd. 

Co-produced by NHSPA and the World of Step (WOS), the championship will feature action-packed “Mano a Mano” excitement, empowering steppers with the opportunity to compete like athletes for $3,000 in cash prizes, a National Championship, NHSPA Step All-American recognition and school pride.

“The NHSPA Step Championship is an important event for showcasing the talents of young performers on a national stage,” said Victoria Duruh, Chief Talent Officer of UEG. “Fostering this new talent is significant to UpStaged, as we are dedicated to supporting the growth of the next generation of performing artists – this championship in particular is an incredible platform for celebrating student performers who deserve the same recognition and celebration as athletes.”

WOS is the Nation’s preeminent youth step producer, platform, and educator. NHSPA and WOS are working together to create a truly exceptional championship weekend event to highlight the talents of these incredible performers.

“These talented high school steppers have an unbelievable opportunity to compete for a National Championship at the Nation’s most storied historically black theater in the most world renowned black cultural Mecca, Harlem,” said WOS Founder and CEO Jessica Remo. “This is the Superbowl of Step, being played out in the Madison Square Garden of Performing Arts Venues.”

East Windsor Township Proclaims Boy Scouting Anniversary Week

March 16, 2023

EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Janice S. Mironov issued a Mayoral Proclamation recognizing Boy Scouting Anniversary Week, February 5 to 11, 2023Mayor Mironov presented the Proclamation, accompanied by pesonal donations of support, to each of the four local boy scout troops and their Troop leaders;  Boy Scout Troop 59 Scoutmaster Gary Schwartz, Boy Scout Troop 5700 Scoutmaster Bruce Kramer, Boy Scout Troop 6284 Assistant Scoutmaster Gayle Wilton, and Cub Scout Pack 53 Den Leader Robert Lisk.

            The Mayoral Proclamation, noting that the Boy Scouts of America was officially founded in 1910 and celebrating its 113th anniversary, praised Boy Scouting as a “youth program of character development, value-based programs and leadership training” and further stated “the Boy Scouts have continued to set an excellent example for all through their volunteerism, commitment to others, and dedication to bettering themselves and their communities.”  Mayor Mironov’s Proclamation “expressed appreciation to and commended the outstanding work of the Boy Scout organization, their scout members, leaders and volunteers in our community.” 

            Mayor Mironov expressed her “enthusiastic support of the local Boy Scout organizations,” noting “We are proud to recognize our local Boy Scout Troops during Scouting Anniversary Week and touting the great opportunities scouting provides young people in East Windsor.  We are very proud of our local Boy Scouts and the terrific adults who volunteer their time and abilities to provide young people with the opportunity to learn new skills and make friends, while instilling in them strong values.  For the young people who join Boy Scouts, we commend you on making a wise choice which will enhance your life experiences.  The Township has been proud to partner with so many Scouts for their Eagle Projects, which have been a great service and benefit to the community.  We appreciate all of the scouts and leaders who have contributed to the success of such a vibrant organization in East Windsor.”

Mayor Janice S. Mironov presented the Proclamation for Boy Scouting Anniversary Week, along with a personal donation of support, to local Boy Scout Troop 5700.- Pictured (from left to right) are: – Mayor Janice S. Mironov;    Jess Collecton, Assistant Scoutmaster;  Bruce Kramer, Scoutmaster;- Joey Rogers;  Adam Lewandowski;  Brennan Clissold;  Sam Zanghi;  Jack Conner;  Joey Nielsen;  Josh Conner;  Cody Lisk;  Cash Colleton, and Connor Suk.

Mayor Janice S. Mironov presented the Proclamation for Boy Scouting Anniversary Week, along with a personal donation of support, to local Boy Scout Troop 6284.- Pictured (from left to right) are: -Alice Hillary;  Teddy W.;  Aiden W.;  Mayor Janice S. Mironov;  Charlie F., and Gayle Wilton, Assistant Scoutmaster.

Mayor Janice S. Mironov presented the Proclamation for Boy Scouting Anniversary Week, along with a personal donation of support, to local Boy Scout Troop 59.- Pictured (from left to right) are: -Gary Schwartz, Scoutmaster;  Noah Schwartz;  Mayor Janice S. Mironov;  Milan Shah;  Sahaan Shyam, and Ellen Schwartz.

Mayor Janice S. Mironov presented the Proclamation for Boy Scouting Anniversary Week, along with a personal donation of support, to local Cub Scout Pack 53.- Pictured (from left to right) are: – Mayor Janice S. Mironov;Jonathan Connor;  Bethany Connor, and Robert Lisk, Den Leader.