Day: November 13, 2023

Toms River Man Charged After 100 Mile Persuit in Several Central Jersey Towns

November 13, 2023

Howell Township — On the evening of November 11th, 2023, Howell Township patrol units responded to Longhorn Steakhouse in reference to a disorderly person inside the establishment. Restaurant staff described the male as erratic and confrontational. They were unsure if the male was under the influence of narcotics or alcohol. When patrol units arrived, the subject, 38-year-old Zachariah Hartman of Toms River, attempted to flee the scene, subsequently striking a police cruiser. Hartman then eluded police through the township which resulted in him striking two other Howell police cruisers, disabling one.

Hartman continued onward with police following through several municipalities. These towns including Lakewood Township, Jackson Township, Freehold Township, Freehold Borough, Millstone Township, Plumstead Township and Colts Neck Township. In total, the pursuit lasted over 2 hours and ranged approximately 100 miles.  He was eventually apprehended in Jackson Township without incident.

No injuries were sustained as a result of the pursuit. Hartman was criminally charged with 2 counts of eluding, 2 counts of aggravated assault and 1 count of obstruction. He was transported to Monmouth County Correctional Institute where he was lodged pending his detention hearing.

Capital Health Center for Comprehensive Breast Care Receives Local Support

November 13, 2023

Hopewell, NJ—On Saturday, October 28, 2023, the Rothwell and Henderson families and Pennington Quality Market hosted a one-day shopping event donating 5% of the day’s proceeds to Capital Health’s Center for Comprehensive Breast Care. In its ninth consecutive year, this event has raised nearly $47,000 to benefit services and programs available to the women (and men) cared for at the Capital Health Center for Comprehensive Breast Care. The Pennington Quality Market is a family owned and operated grocery store in Pennington that is committed to supporting the community.

“With profound gratitude and appreciation, Capital Health thanks the Rothwell and Henderson families, as well as Pennington Quality Market, for their continued commitment to patient care and for generously supporting the Cancer Center,” said Capital Health President and CEO, Al Maghazehe.

“My mother’s death from breast cancer 30 years ago taught all of us the importance of raising awareness to educate women on early breast care and benefit services,” said Mike Rothwell, Pennington Quality Market. “It was a pleasure to work with you and your talented team from Capital Health on this very important event. My sisters, Barbara and Terri, are both survivors. Together we take great personal pride in the success we achieve each year for Hope is in the Bag.”

The Capital Health Center for Comprehensive Breast Care provides a complete range of breast care under one roof, from annual screenings and advanced diagnostics to genetic testing, leading-edge oncology care and a high-risk breast cancer program. The Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program of the American College of Surgeons. For more information, visit

Trenton Neighbors in Uproar as Home Burns Again on Centre Street

November 13, 2023

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–About 9:10 a.m. this morning, Trenton Fire Department was dispatched to 511 Centre Street (again) for a house fire. Engine 3 arrived with a smoke condition and an All Hands was called sending additional units to the scene. Firefighters found small fires on Divisions (floors) two and three. The searches of the building were negative, and no victims were found. The fires were extinguished and firefighters remained on scene for overhaul. 511 Centre has been the scene of other fires as well. Past fires have also been reported in the 500 block Neighbors were outside their homes and in an uproar stating the city refuses to do anything about the burned out abandoned homes there that keep attracting vagrants. Units 511 thru 519 have burned more than once, some 3 times. The address of 511 is attached to 509 which is still occupied. 

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