Day: November 8, 2023

Serious Crash I-295 South In Lawrence Township Near Hamilton Border

November 8, 2023


LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–A serious crash involving a pedestrian was reported on I-295 south bound near mile post 66.8 in Lawrence Township just before the Hamilton Township border around 6:15 p.m. NJ State Police, Lawrence Township Police, Hamilton Fire, Hamilton EMS, and Captial Health Paramedics responded to the scene. There were reports of “traumatic cardiac arrest” and CPR was in progress. The victim was rushed to the Trauma Center at Captial Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton.

Currently there is a 1-mile traffic delay and additional traffic backing up on the Route 1 ramp for I-295 south.

511NJ reports right lane and shoulder closed for a crash investigation with a 5-to-10-minute traffic delay.

Avoid the area if possible until the traffic investigation is complete.

No further details are available at this time.

Plumsted Township Police Attempt to Identify Subject In Woods Seen with Gun

November 8, 2023

Plumsted Township Police Department has removed the post from their Facebook page, so the subject has possibly been identified.

PLUMSTED TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)–Plumstead Township Police posted photos of a man seen with a gun in a wooded area and are attempting to identify the subject. No reason was given why they are seeking the identification of the subject. If you know this person, contact Plumsted Township Police Department at (609) 758-7185.

Posted to Facebook:

**ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY** If you know the subject in the attached pictures, please contact the Plumsted Township Police Department at (609) 758-7185.

Plumsted Township Police Department has removed the post from their Facebook page, so the subject has possibly been identified.

Pennington First Aid Squad Grant Creates New Opportunities for Trenton Residents and Emergency Services at Capital Health

November 8, 2023

TRENTON, NJ – This fall, the Capital Health Foundation received a $50,000 gift from the Pennington Area First Aid Squad to support Capital Health’s Trenton Neighborhood Initiative (TNI), a progressive five-year program.

Pennington First Aid Squad’s donation will benefit those interested in pursuing EMS careers, as well as furthering the education of seasoned Capital Health emergency medical technicians (EMTs).

“The generosity of the Pennington First Aid Squad has a three-fold impact,” said Alex Lewinsky, director of EMS Capital Health. “We are able to enroll, train and outfit up to 12 new EMT Academy interns this fall and provide current EMTs at Capital Health the opportunity to pursue paramedic training. Adding to our workforce and supporting advanced training has a positive impact on the communities we serve in times of crisis and need.”

Capital Health’s EMT Academy trains future EMTs and transitions them to positions as full-time employees, supporting the TNI goal of mitigating social determinants of health such as socioeconomic status or access to training. The program is open to anyone who wants to pursue a new career or is just starting out.

“For currently employed Capital Health EMTs, professional development – specifically paramedic training – is important,” said Lewinsky. “Paramedics are more highly trained EMTs and they are capable of more advanced medical procedures, such as providing oral and intravenous medication, monitoring electrocardiograms (EKGs), and performing advanced airway techniques.”

The gift from the Pennington First Aid Squad allows Capital Health to structure a program for current EMTs to remain full-time in the workforce while attending a two-year, accredited paramedic program. Upon their successful credentialing, the employed paramedics commit to a minimum of three years of service to Capital Health communities. For many, this opportunity will also have a generational impact on local families.

The Pennington First Aid Squad provided emergency medical services to local communities from 1954 until February, 2023 when they responded to their last 911 call.

For more information about the EMT Academy at Capital Health, contact Alex Lewinsky at To make a gift of support to Capital Health’s Trenton Neighborhood Initiative, contact Jennifer M. Antinoro at  For more information about the Trenton Neighborhood Initiative visit

Manhunt Underway In Jamesburg-Helmetta Area for Man Connected to January 6th Attack on U.S. Capitol

November 10, 2023 UPDATE

Jamesburg Police report that Gregory Yetman, of Helmetta NJ, wanted by the FBI, has turned himself in to local authorities. He is currently in police custody. As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Yetman are merely accusations, and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

November 8, 2023

JAMESBURG, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Jamesburg Police Department reports that the FBI Newark SWAT, Jamesburg Police Department, and Middlesex County Prosecutors Office, are currently searching for a man named Gregory Yetman, wanted in connection with the January 6th attack on the US Capitol, in Helmetta, NJ. We are asking the public with information on his whereabouts to call FBI Newark at (973) 792-3000.”

Jamesburg Police report that Gregory Yetman, of Helmetta NJ, wanted by the FBI, has turned himself in to local authorities. He is currently in police custody. As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Yetman are merely accusations, and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Workers Injured as Wall and Roof Collapse In Edison

November 8, 2023

EDISON, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Late yesterday afternoon November 7, 2023, emergency personnel responded to the 300 Block of Mill Road for a building collapse. Upon arrival of first responders they found that a dividing structural wall and roof that collapsed at a warehouse with several workers reporting injuries. Edison firefighters called second alarm bringing several mutual aid departments and Urban Search And Rescue companies to the scene.

Police say that a shelf that came off a load bearing wall. The shelf caused the wall to fall and the debris came down on 62 workers. One worker was hospitalzed.

Photos by: NJ Public Safety News Alerts

Woman and Two Children Rescued from Burning Building in Trenton

November 8, 2023- Story by: Mike Ratcliffe

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER) – A woman and two children were rescued by city firefighters from their burning residence in the 100 block of Passaic Street early this morning (Wednesday, Nov. 8).

It was about 2:40 a.m. when Engines 1, 8 and 10, Ladder 4, Rescue 1 and Battalion 5 were dispatched in response to the first 911 call about the fire. The address given was 112 Passaic Street and it was reported that a woman, seen in an upper-floor window, was trapped inside. 

As firefighters were responding, additional 911 calls were received reporting that at least three people were trapped. Based on those reports, the “All Hands” signal for a working fire was transmitted before firefighters even arrived on scene and the remaining units of the full first alarm (Engine 9, Ladder 1, Special Services 1, and Battalion 1) were sent.

Smoke was pouring from the first floor of the three-story semi-detached dwelling when first-due Engine 1 arrived. Firefighters mounted an aggressive interior attack, putting two hoselines in service to knock down flames on the first floor. According to fireground radio transmissions, a woman and two children were rescued from the third floor by members of Rescue 1. They were passed to Trenton Emergency Medical Service personnel and transported to hospital. No information was available on the extent of their injuries.

A fourth person was also reportedly removed from the first floor by the crew of Ladder 1, No details were available about that person’s injuries.

The fire was officially declared under control at 3:05 a.m. The cause of the fire is being investigated by Trenton fire officials. Due to the civilian injuries. a representative of the state Division of Fire Safety was also called to the scene to assist with the investigation.

The Red Cross was also called to the scene to assist displaced residents. An ambulance from Lawrence Township responded as well to support Trenton EMS personnel.

Robbinsville Voters Reject $4.8M School Question, Pass Open Space Question, Town Council and School Board Members Elected

November 8, 2023

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–The Township Council candidate slate of incumbent vice president Mike Todd, longtime Councilwoman Chris Ciaccio, and political newcomer Amit Chopra emerged victorious when the dust settled in Tuesday’s General Election.

Unofficial numbers just after midnight had Mr. Todd (2,539), Ms. Ciaccio (2,468) and Mr. Chopra (2,329) securing four-year seats. The “Committed to Community” slate defeated first-time candidate Lea Borghard (1,550) and Kiran Agrahara (1,270).

Results are not final and official until all votes are counted and the election is certified by the Mercer County Clerk.

“We would like to thank residents all over Robbinsville for their support in this year’s Township Council race,” Mr. Todd said on behalf of his slate. “The three of us all live in this amazing community and consider it an honor to continue serving on Council. We’ve been fortunate to earn the trust of our neighbors – many of whom we now call friends. Our bond with the Robbinsville community has only grown stronger over time, as has our desire to make Robbinsville an even better place to live, work, and raise a family.”

Despite the three available Council seats, much of the focus in this year’s General Election was on the two ballot questions.

Municipal Question 1 called for a 1-cent increase in the open space tax. That passed by a margin of 2,208 to 1,833 after failing last November.

Maintaining it had no other viable option, the Robbinsville Board of Education voted unanimously August 9 to place Public Question 2 on the November ballot, asking voters for nearly $5 million in the form of tax increases to cover anticipated deficits in upcoming school budgets. That highly controversial question failed 2,188 to 1,828, per the unofficial Mercer County tally.

“Thank you, Robbinsville,” Mayor Dave Fried said of the Open Space passage. “This was never about any one property. This was about making sure we secure the funding to maintain our open space legacy, which we are extremely proud of. This will go a very long way, and the Township thanks residents for their faith and trust. We understand this was a very difficult ask in a particularly tough budget year for many.”

Maintaining it had no other viable option, the Robbinsville Board of Education voted unanimously August 9 to place a public question on the November general election ballot, asking voters for nearly $5 million to cover anticipated deficits in upcoming school budgets. 

The new Township Council of President Debbie Blakely, Mike Cipriano, Vice President Todd, Ms. Ciaccio and Mr. Chopra, who replaces retiring longtime Councilman Ron Witt on the governing body, will be seated on January 15, 2024.

The three top vote-getters to earn seats on the Board of Education were Amanda Hill D’Angelo (2,457), Harry Ray (2,229) and Nadia Bandukda (2,208).

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Fatal Crash Reported in Lawrence Township

November 8, 2023

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Police say that on November 7, 2023, at approximately 2:43 p.m., the Lawrence Township Police Department responded to the area of Fackler Rd and Deer Run for a report of a vehicle that crashed into a tree.

The driver of the vehicle (Jared Fowler, 78-year-old male, Pennington, NJ) was transported to Capital Health System – Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. The passenger of the vehicle (Janne Fowler, 78-year-old female, Pennington, NJ) sustained significant non-life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash appears to be medically related.

The Lawrence Township Police Department was assisted by the Lawrence Township Fire Department & Emergency Medical Services, Capital Health System Advanced Life Support and Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.

Witnesses to the crash are asked to contact the investigating officer, Officer Thomas Everist @ 609-896-1111 / or Detective Dean Sawasky @ 609-844-7127 /

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