EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Janice S. Mironov, and Council Members Marc Lippman, Denise Daniels, Peter Yeager and John Zoller, joined by members of Mercer County Moms Demand Action, issued a Mayoral Proclamation recognizing June 2 as “National Gun Violence Awareness Day,” to raise awareness about the impacts of gun violence and to encourage responsible gun ownership and use. Mercer County Moms Demand Action is a grassroots movement seeking to raise awareness about the impacts of gun violence and keeping families safe.
Mayor Mironov stated, “Gun violence is a tragic reality nationwide, with more than 110 Americans killed each day. ‘National Gun Violence Awareness Day’, is an opportunity to focus together to honor and remember all victims and survivors of gun violence and to recommit ourselves to doing all that we can to reduce the impacts of senseless gun violence in our community and in our nation.” Mayor Mironov added, “Irregardless of anyone’s views, there are many things we all can agree on and do, such as using gun locks when storing weapons.”
The Mayoral Proclamation issued by Mayor Mironov states, “Americans are 26 times more likely to die by gun homicide than people in higher-income nations. New Jersey has the 44th highest rate of gun deaths in the United States with 475 gun deaths every year and a rate of 5.2 deaths per 100,000 people. We renew our commitment to reduce gun violence and encourage responsible gun ownership to help keep all of our citizens and children safer.”
Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members present Proclamation recognizing “National Gun Violence Awareness Day” to members of Mercer County Moms Demand Action. Pictured (from left to right) are: Council Member John Zoller; Zoe McKeown; Council Member Peter Yeager; Graelynn McKeown; Alan Dzubak; Cheryl Dzubak; Regina Quince; Lamia Guarniere; Mayor Janice Mironov; Richard Bauman; Judy Stober; George Clark; Pat Clerk; Council Member Denise Daniels and Deputy Mayor Marc Lippman.
EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Janice S. Mironov administered the oath of office to new police officers Daniel Burgess and Anthony Clayton at a recent ceremony.
Police Officer Daniel Burgess, an East Windsor Township resident, graduated from the Ocean County Police Academy in April 2022 and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Justice Studies from Montclair University. Prior to joining the East Windsor Police Department, Officer Burgess worked as a Law Enforcement Officer for the Surf City Police Department, and will be assigned to Uniform Services.
Police Officer Anthony Clayton, who also will be assigned to Uniform Services, graduated from the Ocean County Police Academy in February 2023. Prior to joining the East Windsor Police Department, Officer Clayton worked as a Law Enforcement Officer for the Seaside Park Police Department.
Mayor Mironov welcomed family members and police officers in attendance, and stated, “This is an exciting evening for East Windsor Township and our Police Department, as we welcome two new police officers to our department. I congratulate new Police Officers Burgess and Clayton who successfully passed the selection process to become part of our East Windsor team. We wish them a great and satisfying career here, and look forward to their service to our community.”
East Windsor Township Mayor Janice S. Mironov administered the oath of office to new Police Officer Anthony Clayton (center left) and new Officer Daniel Burgess (center right) in a ceremony attended by Chief of Police James Hart (right), elected officials and other police officers.
EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP. Mayor Janice S. Mironov announced East Windsor Township is participating in the “Trex Plastic Film Challenge,” enabling Township residents to recycle plastic film products. Residents are encouraged to collect and recycle plastic bags and film, which can now be dropped off at the Public Works Facility on Ward Street & Etra Road and during East Windsor Township Recycling Days (next event, Wednesday, July 12 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.). The types of plastic film which can be dropped off for recycling are: grocery bags, bread bags, bubble wrap, dry cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, plastic shipping envelopes, Ziplock and other re-closable food storage bags, cereal bags, case overwrap, salt bags, pallet wrap and stretch film, wood pellet bags and produce bags.
Trex manufactures composite decking and railing from recycled plastics it reclaims from these collected grocery bags and other plastic film. To capture more bags and plastic film, Trex sponsors an annual challenge program rewarding groups who collect more than 500 pounds of plastics within six months with a free bench.
Mayor Mironov stated, “Plastics do not fully decompose but break down into smaller and smaller pieces, so these microplastics pose a huge risk to wildlife and are extremely difficult to clean up. Recycling plastic bags and film reduces harmful plastic pollution from littering our community, wildlife habitats and green spaces. The Trex Challenge is a creative way to eliminate grocery bags and other plastic film from our waste stream, which need to be separated from the curbside recycling program as they can damage the mechanical equipment used during the recycling process. Designating our Public Works Facility on Ward Street & Etra Road as a drop-off site enables residents to participate in the challenge.”
“East Windsor Township continues to be a leader in recycling and last year, more than 14,000 tons of recyclables were collected in the Township, and this initiative expands those efforts.” Mayor Mironov continued, “Not only is recycling plastic film beneficial for the environment, but it saves taxpayers money by helping to reduce landfill tipping fees.”
EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)– Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members presented to Sydelle Norris and to Marc Platizky the 2022/2023 “Sylvia Weiss Senior Citizen Award for Outstanding Service as a Volunteer,” at a ceremony at the East Windsor Township Senior Center.
Sydell Norris, a generous and kind individual and 56-year East Windsor resident, who has been volunteering for East Windsor Township for over 25 years, is a member and Chair for the past five years of the Township Commission on Aging. The Commission on Aging advocates for older adults, provides recommendations to the Township Mayor and Council on matters involving senior citizens in the Township and provides support to the Senior Center. For over five years, Sydelle has volunteered as a Medicare Counselor at the Township Senior Center and in the broader Mercer County area, providing one-on-one Medicare counseling to over 300 people as well as screening individuals’ eligibility for State programs to financially assist residents paying premiums, deductibles and copays. Sydelle states she “is grateful for her volunteer work at the East Windsor Township Senior Center as through these efforts she has made friends, felt a sense of community and enjoys the gratification that comes from helping others.”
Marc Platizky, a dedicated and tireless volunteer, has served in a variety of ways including as a past President and currently Vice President of the Twin Rivers Trust Board of Directors, member of the East Windsor Municipal Utilities Authority, recently joined the Wheaton Pointe Board of Directors, and volunteers for the Joshua Harr Shane Foundation, a local charity offering assistance to the critically ill, to special needs individuals and to our miliary. Marc also volunteers at the Senior Center, teaching computer literacy and smart phone use to seniors, and helps out anyone needing assistance. Marc states he “is extremely happy to give back to the community as a sign of gratitude and appreciation to all who make East Windsor a wonderful place to live and raise their families and encourages all to volunteer, even a little of their time, to making East Windsor even better.”
Mayor Mironov praised the honorees, stating, “Sydelle Norris is an incredibly dedicated and caring individual who devotes many hours and personal efforts to our senior community with her extensive knowledge and skills. Sydelle, a generous and kind individual, always goes above and beyond in helping others.”
She continued, “Marc Platizky enthusiastically helps out in any way that is asked of him, sharing his time, skills and interests for the betterment of our community. Marc’s great spirit and many contributions set a wonderful example for everyone to get involved in our community. We are proud and very appreciative to present this award to Sydelle Norris and Marc Platizky for their tremendous volunteer service to East Windsor’s senior citizens and our community which truly exemplifies the spirit of volunteerism.”
The Sylvia Weiss Senior Citizen Award for Outstanding Service as a Volunteer, presented annually by East Windsor Township, recognizes a senior citizen who has exhibited outstanding service through volunteerism to the community by way of schools, religious institutions, service organizations or directly to the public. Sylvia Weiss is a former East Windsor Township Council Member, past Council Senior citizen advisor and chairperson of the Commission on Aging and was instrumental in the original formation of the senior citizen program.
Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members Denise Daniels and John Zoller present the 2022/2023 “Sylvia Weiss Senior Citizen Award for Outstanding Service as a Volunteer” to honorees Sydelle Norris and Marc Platizky. Pictured (from left to right) are: Council Member John Zoller; Marc Platizky; Mayor Janice S. Mironov; Sydelle Norris, and Council Member Denise Daniels.
Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members Denise Daniels and John Zoller present the 2022/2023 “Sylvia Weiss Senior Citizen Award for Outstanding Service as a Volunteer” to honoree Sydelle Norris. Pictured (from left to right) are: Council Member John Zoller; Mayor Janice S. Mironov; Sydelle Norris, and Council Member Denise Daniels.
Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members Denise Daniels and John Zoller present the 2022/2023 “Sylvia Weiss Senior Citizen Award for Outstanding Service as a Volunteer” to honoree Marc Platizky. Pictured (from left to right) are: Council Member John Zoller; Mayor Janice S. Mironov; Marc Platizky, and Council Member Denise Daniels.
EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP. NJ (MERCER)– Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members Denise Daniels, Peter Yeager and John Zoller along with community garden participants celebrated the kick-off for the 2023 Community Garden, located in Disbrow Hill Park adjacent to the Disbrow Hill playing fields and across from Etra Lake Park.
Mayor Mironov stated, “We are excited to launch a new year of our successful community garden, another initiative in our Township’s commitment to green sustainable efforts. The popular community garden, which provides residents the opportunity to grow their own fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs, offers unique benefits and educational opportunities to residents to learn basic agricultural principals, have fun and connect with their neighbors.”
Launched in 2016, the community garden is comprised of twenty plots. The garden provides an opportunity for residents to rent a plot of land to plant fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers of their choosing while also providing a positive outdoor activity for families, friends and individuals. Community gardens give people an opportunity to learn and share knowledge on gardening, nature and cooking, and provide a strengthened sense of community and social opportunities where community members of varying backgrounds can come together.
The Community Garden represents another example of East Windsor’s pro-active sustainable initiatives. The Township achieved Sustainable Jersey Silver Level Certification in 2015, 2018 and again in 2021 for a host of green initiatives including creation of a Green Team, community outreach programs, emergency communications planning, municipal on-site solar system, farmland preservation plans, sustainable land use pledge, business recognition programs, open space preservation, environmental assessment ordinance, green grounds and maintenance policy, pest management, community recycling/paper shredding events, backyard composting program, and “Cut it and Leave it” program.
Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members Denise Daniels, Peter Yeager and John Zoller join with gardeners to kick off the opening of the 2023 East Windsor Township Community Garden.
EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP. NJ (MERCER)– Mayor Janice S. Mironov recognized the elementary school winners of the East Windsor Township Earth Day Recycling Poster Contest at a recent Council meeting. The theme of the poster is to promote any or all of the “4 R’s” of the East Windsor Township Recycling Program Logo, which are:
RECYCLE all items that can be recycled.
REUSE other items rather than throw them out in the trash.
REDUCE materials into their homes that then have to be disposed of.
REBUY buy goods that use recycled materials.
Winners from Grades K – 2 and Grades 3 – 5 all received Mayoral Certificates of Recognition and gift certificates to Barnes and Noble, donated by corporate sponsor Shiseido America.
Mayor Mironov congratulated all of the students stating, “we are proud of all of the students who participated in the Township Earth Day Recycling Poster Contest, and who demonstrated an interest at a very young age in encouraging recycling as an important tool for creating a greener environment. The posters designed by the students creatively and colorfully serve to remind everyone of the importance of practicing and promoting recycling to help protect and preserve our environment. All of the participating students did an outstanding job and are to be commended for their great interest in recycling.”
The student winners were:
Grades K – 2
1st Place – Sahasra Prabakaran (Ethel McKnight)
2nd Place – Jenise Ahenkora (Walter C. Black)
3rd Place – Jazmin Vergara (Walter C. Black)
Honorable Mention – Lucy Loonan (Ethel McKnight)
Grades 3 – 5
1st Place – Mukund Sairakshan Prabakaran (Perry L. Drew)
2nd Place – Jenessa Ahenkora (Grace N. Rodgers)
3rd Place – Logaranjan Kannan (Perry L. Drew)
Honorable Mention – Aadhav Saravanababu (Perry L. Drew)
Mayor Janice S. Mironov recognized the Grades K-2 student winners of the East Windsor Township Earth Day Recycling Poster Contest at a recent Council meeting. Pictured (from left to right) are: Lucy Loonan; Jenise Ahenkora; Mayor Janice S. Mironov; Sahasra Prabakaran, and Jazmin Vergara.
Mayor Janice S. Mironov, joined by Council Member John Zoller, recognized the Grades 3-5 student winners of the East Windsor Township Earth Day Recycling Poster Contest at a recent Council meeting. Pictured (from left to right) are: Mukund Sairakshan Prabakaran; Jenessa Ahenkora; Logaranjan Kannan, and Aadhav Saravanababu.
EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP. NJ (MERCER)– Mayor Janice S. Mironov announced that East Windsor Township is launching a Child Passenger Car Seat Safety initiative to run from June through September, underwritten by a $7,500 New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety grant. This pro-active initiative, offered for Township residents will be held at the East Windsor Police/Court building located at 80 One Mile Road on Wednesday, May 10,Thursday, June 8,Monday, July 10, Tuesday, and Friday, September 22 from 3 P.M. to 7 P.M. and at the Township National Night Out event at the East Windsor PAL Complex (30 Airport Road) on Tuesday, August 1 from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M.
The Township program is designed to outreach and educate motorists about properly securing children passengers in child seats as required by State law. Pursuant to this program, residents, at no cost, can have their child car seats inspected for proper fit and installation in their vehicles and receive educational materials regarding use of child car seats and current child restraint laws. A complete inspection of a child passenger car seat takes less than 10 minutes and is conducted by a nationally certified child passenger safety seat technicians, no appointment is necessary.
According to Mayor Mironov, “Statistics assembled from several organizations including the American Automobile Association and the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety underscore that having a properly installed child passenger car seat is extremely important to ensure the safety of our young children in motor vehicles. It is noteworthy that motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for young children and that four out of five child car seats are incorrectly installed. The proper use of child car seats is one of the simplest and most effective means to protect young children passengers.” Mayor Mironov added, “This pro-active initiative is to focus publicly on the high value of using child car seats and most critically using them properly. East Windsor’s grant-funded program will allow residents, at no cost, to have their child car seats inspected by a professionally certified technician to ensure they are properly installed, and receive educational literature offering tips on child safety in vehicles. All East Windsor residents with child passenger car seats are strongly encouraged to attend one of these free events.” Motor vehicles crashes are the leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths among children ages 14 and under in the United States. Properly installed child safety seats, can prevent injuries and save lives. Young children restrained in child seats have an 80 percent lower risk of fatal injury than those who are unrestrained. Child safety seats have been shown to reduce fatal injury by 71 percent for infants less than one year old and by 45 percent in toddlers ages one through four years. National studies have determined that most child safety seats are improperly installed or misused, thus negatively impacting the safety value of these devices.
Amid National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Decades-Old Mystery of East Windsor Teen’s Death Is Solved
April 26, 2023
EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER) — Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced that a collaborative, multi-agency investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force in conjunction with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Cold Case Network and the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) has resulted in the conclusive identification of Nathaniel Harvey, formerly of East Windsor, as the individual responsible for the sexual assault and murder of Donna Macho in 1984. Harvey died in South Woods State Prison in Bridgeton in November 2020.
Ms. Macho, 19, went missing from the East Windsor home where she resided with her parents and sisters on or about February 26, 1984. Her skeletal remains were discovered in a wooded area in Cranbury, N.J., on April 2, 1995, and she was positively identified using dental records.
Throughout the initial and subsequent investigation by the East Windsor Township Police Department, with assistance from the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, persons of interest were developed in the case. Harvey, who was arrested around the same time Ms. Macho went missing and held in connection with several sexual assaults as well as an unrelated murder in the Windsor/Plainsboro, N.J. area, was identified early on as a possible suspect, but investigative leads dissipated and the case went cold. During the commission of his crimes, prosecutors say Harvey typically entered unlocked homes, where he would hold captive and rape young women.
In February 2022, at the direction of Prosecutor Onofri, the case was presented to the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability’s Central Regional Cold Case Task Force, one of the task forces statewide that makes up the Cold Case Network, formed in 2019. The investigation was reopened.
All viable physical evidence was resubmitted to the NJSP Central Regional Laboratory, including DNA evidence and fingerprints. During the initial investigation police found Harvey’s semen in Ms. Macho’s bedroom. But DNA testing was less precise at the time, and the testing conducted on that evidence was unable to match the bodily fluid to one specific individual. The reinvestigation of the case, and reexamination of the evidence using present-day DNA technology, matched it to Mr. Harvey, and determined that his DNA was the only DNA evidence in the room that should not have been present.
Ms. Macho’s body was found in April 1995 in a wooded area by a farm that Harvey briefly worked at around the time of her disappearance. Her vehicle was found abandoned by a nearby sewer plant, within walking distance of Harvey’s residence.
Though the initial autopsy ruled Ms. Macho suffered a gunshot wound to her head, further examination of her remains by the Middlesex Regional Medical Examiner’s Office during this cold case investigation determined that, although it was clear a head injury caused the victim’s death, it was not conclusively a gunshot wound. The cause of death was amended to evidence of homicidal violence and Ms. Macho’s manner of death remained recorded a homicide.
Harvey was sentenced to life imprisonment in connection with a different homicide in Middlesex County, and he remained incarcerated from the time of his arrest in 1985 until his death in 2020.
“By sharing personnel, expertise, and technological resources, the Central Regional Cold Case Task Force took a fresh look at this decades-old mystery and identified the suspect in this horrific crime,” said Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin. “We are grateful Prosecutor Onofri referred this case to the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability, and that all the agencies involved collaborated as a team to bring some resolution to the victim’s family. The life and the loss of Donna Macho was not forgotten, and this announcement illustrates the Cold Case Network will not relent in its pursuit of justice.”
“This case illustrates the importance and effectiveness of the Cold Case Network, and its ability to dedicate resources, including cutting-edge technology, to revive cold cases, apply previously unavailable tools to reexamine evidence and bring resolution to grieving families long haunted by unanswered questions,” said Carolyn Murray, Director of the Integrity Bureau of OPIA, which includes the Cold Case Network. “It also ensures with greater accuracy that the proper suspects are identified in connection with these cases, and those who are innocent are not falsely accused of criminal conduct.”
“Nearly 40 years have passed since the life of a 19-year-old was mercilessly stolen by a predator who discarded her remains in a shallow grave, leaving them unrecovered for more than 10 years,” said Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police. “Time does not erase the quest for justice, and although this murderer was imprisoned for another killing and died in custody in 2020, it does not make this conclusion any less meaningful. I applaud the Central Regional Cold Case Task Force and the State Police forensic scientists who were hopefully able to offer the slightest measure of consolation to the victim’s family after all these years.”
“All of the evidence that was viable to be tested has been tested and all leads have been exhausted,” said Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri. “After a comprehensive, cooperative investigation, cold case detectives were able to eliminate other potential suspects and are confident that Nathaniel Harvey is the perpetrator in the sexual assault and murder of Ms. Macho and the case is now closed.”
“I’m grateful to the Attorney General’s Office and the NJSP for the formation of the Cold Case Task Force,” said Prosecutor Onofri. “The technological and investigative resources made possible through this collaboration of law enforcement agencies are invaluable and allow us to bring some closure to families like the Machos after decades of questions and uncertainty.”
Attorney General Platkin and Prosecutor Onofri commended all of the Central Regional Cold Case Task Force’s participating agencies, including the Attorney General’s Office of Public Integrity and Accountability under the leadership of OPIA Executive Director Tom Eicher, the New Jersey State Police, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office.
They also expressed their appreciation to the NJSP Office of Forensic Sciences, the NJSP Central Regional Laboratory, the Middlesex Regional Medical Examiner’s Office, the New Jersey Department of Corrections’ Special Investigations Division, and the East Windsor Township Police Department for their assistance.
EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Janice S. Mironov proclaimed National Library Week April 23 to 29, with the theme “There’s More to the Story” and recognized the important role of the two East Windsor library branches, Hickory Corner and Twin Rivers, of the Mercer County Library System. Mayor Mironov presented the Proclamation, along with Barnes and Noble gift certificates donated by Shiseido America, to Sharon Galbraith Ryer, Branch Manager of the Hickory Corner Library and Jeanne Murray, Branch Manager of the Twin Rivers Library branch, along with East Windsor Township Mercer County Library Commission Representative Phyllis Anker, President of the Friends of the Library for Hickory Corner Library Debbie Scherholz, President of the Friends of the Library for Twin Rivers Library Allan Siskind, and Vice President of the Friends of the Library for Twin Rivers Library Terry Goldstein.
Mayor Mironov stated, “Our libraries are an important center and resource here in East Windsor Township where groups can meet, residents have free access to books, newspapers and magazines, movies, music as well as use of computers. I am always excited to see how many people, young and old, embrace and utilize East Windsor’s two public libraries, the Hickory Corner Branch and the Twin Rivers Branch. Our libraries open doors to information, programs and opportunities are key building blocks of our democracy, and I am proud to continue to support their efforts to serve the people of our community.”
The Mayoral Proclamation issued by Mayor Mironov states, “our public libraries provide all people with books, information, computers, videos, audio cassettes and other resources to enrich their lives.” The Proclamation continues, “Librarians provide the essential guidance and support needed by children, teenagers and adults alike in their search for knowledge and information, as well as their pursuit of avocational and leisure interests.”
East Windsor Township Mayor Janice S. Mironov proclaimed National Library Week April 23 to 29, 2023, and presented the Proclamation and Barnes and Noble gift certificates donated by Shiseido, to local library representatives. Pictured (from left to right) are: Phyllis Anker, East Windsor Township Mercer County Library Commission Member; Debbie Scherholz, President of the Friends of the Library for Hickory Corner Library; Sharon Galbraith Ryer, Hickory Corner Library Branch Manager; Mayor Janice S. Mironov; Jeanne Murray, Twin Rivers Library Branch Manager; Terry Goldstein, Vice President of the Friends of the Library for Twin Rivers Library, and Allan Siskind, President of the Friends of the Library for Twin Rivers Library.
The Robbinsville Township Police Department and Director of Public Safety Dave Fried are happy to report that Patrolman Connor Boyle, 25, was released from the hospital and sent home to begin the healing process.
We want to thank Robbinsville Division of Fire and EMS, Capital Health Medic Unit, As well as the Nurses and Doctors at Capitol Health Regional Trauma Center for taking such great care of Patrolman Boyle. We would like to also thank our community, our elected officials, local business owners, our colleagues in Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS for your outpouring of support, thoughts, prayers and words of encouragement. They mean the world to Patrolman Boyle and all of the Police Officers and Dispatchers of the Robbinsville Police Department.
Patrolman Boyle, who was struck by a hit-and-run driver on April 22, 2023 while assisting a disabled vehicle on Route 130 south near Voelbel Road, is expected to make a full recovery and looks forward to getting back to work in his new position as School Resource Officer at Pond Road Middle School.
April 23, 2023
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–On Saturday April 22, 2023 at approximately 11:32 p.m., Patrolman Connor Boyle, 25 years of age was assisting a disabled vehicle on Rt. 130 Southbound at mile marker 66.1. While the officer was speaking with the driver of the disabled vehicle, outside of his marked Dodge Charger patrol car with Emergency Lights activated, a 2020 Volkswagen Passat, traveling South on Rt. 130 struck the patrol car, then the officer, and subsequently the disabled vehicle before it continued to travel South on Rt. 130.
The driver of this vehicle did not stop to render aid or to report the crash and left the scene. The Police Officer was able to radio for assistance and Robbinsville Police, Robbinsville Station 40, and Robbinsville EMS arrived on scene. Robbinsville EMS transported the injured Police Officer to Capital Health Regional Medical Center for treatment where he remains in stable condition.
The suspect vehicle was later located by our Officers at her residence in East Windsor, NJ. The driver of the vehicle, Rachel Glatt age 52, from East Windsor was subsequently criminally charged with 2nd Degree Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer (2C:12-1B(1)5(a)) and 4th Degree Assault by Auto (2C:12-1C(1)).
In addition, Mrs. Glatt was also charged with Reckless Driving (39:4-96), Careless Driving (39:4-97), Failure to maintain lane (39:4-88), Failure to change lanes for an emergency vehicle (39:4-92.2), Failure to report a motor vehicle crash (39:4-130) and Leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash involving personal injury (39:4-129A).
Mrs. Glatt was processed and transported to Mercer County Correctional Facility. Anyone with pertinent information related to this case is asked to contact the Robbinsville Township Police Criminal Investigations Unit at 609-259-3900.
Patrolman Connor Boyle, 25, was released from the hospital and sent home to begin the healing process.
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Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri wants to warn the public of a telephone scam where a caller falsely claimed to be a law enforcement Officer employed by the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.
On April 20, 2023, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, Cyber Crimes Unit, was contacted by the Cranbury Township Police Department in Middlesex County and advised that a victim reported that they received a call from a number purporting to be the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and the caller falsely claimed to be “Sergeant Whitlock” with the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office. The scammer claimed the resident had a warrant for their arrest and directed the victim to drive to a drugstore to purchase gift cards.
As a reminder, law enforcement will never ask for payment of any type over the phone, nor will they ask for personal identifying information that could be used for fraudulent purposes. Law enforcement, government agencies, and courts will never ask you to pay by unusual methods, such as gift cards, wire transfer, or cryptocurrency.
Scammers often research their potential victims on the internet and social media. Scammers will call and deceive their victims into thinking the callers are law enforcement officers, prosecutors or police employees. Scammers may spoof a law enforcement telephone number, falsely showing on the victim’s caller ID. Spoofed phone numbers are typically done through a VPN (Virtual Private Network) making it difficult for law enforcement to track the actual caller. The scammers may threaten their victims with arrest for outstanding warrants or other legal issues.
Should you receive a call from a police department within Mercer County and/or the Prosecutor’s Office, please confirm with whom you are speaking. If you believe you received a scam telephone call, hang up and call the main phone number to the police department or Prosecutor’s Office (609-989-6351). If legitimate, you’ll be connected with a Police Dispatcher or receptionist who can verify the caller’s identity. Report any scam calls to your local law enforcement agency.
EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–On Thursday, April 13, 2023 sometime around 11:45 a.m. East Windsor Police and EMS were sent to Route 33 and Twin Rivers Drive for a multi vehicle crash with injuries. Two were transported by EMS to local hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. No further details are available.
EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP. NJ (MERCER)– Mayor Janice S. Mironov, joined by East Windsor Council Member Denise Daniels, Senator Linda Greenstein, Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami-Covello, Mercer County Board of Commissioners Chair Lucylle Walter and Mercer County Commissioner Nina Melker, issued a Proclamation recognizing Women’s History Month.
Mayor Mironov noted the purpose of Women’s History Month is to “recognize and applaud the distinguished and valuable contributions made by women today and throughout our history in all fields.” She thanked these accomplished elected officials as examples of women to encourage other women who are interested in public service.” Mayor Mironov further stated, “it is important to take time to remind everyone of the important roles women play in our communities and in government, noting that women bring a different perspective to the table, and encourage, cultivate and mentor other women in making their own life decisions.”
Each elected official in attendance offered comments about the importance of recognizing Women’s History Month, about the significance of women being involved in government and public service, and their own personal experiences.
The Mayoral Proclamation issued by Mayor Mironov states, “the contributions made by women to our civic, political and cultural life throughout the history of the United States, the State of New Jersey and the Township of East Windsor are noteworthy and have benefited all of us. Women have made important changes in areas including social reform, women’s equality, health care reform, education reform, archaeology and anthropology, business and politics.”
Women’s History Month had its origins in 1980 as a national celebration when President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the week of March 8, 1980 “Women’s History Month,” highlighting women’s history as an essential and indispensable heritage that is crucial to understanding the true history of our country and the need for full equality under the law for all.
Mayor Janice S. Mironov issued a proclamation recognizing Women’s History Month, joined by local, county and state elected officials. Pictured (from left to right) are: East Windsor Council Member Denise Daniels; Senator Linda Greenstein; Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson; Mayor Janice S. Mironov; Mercer County Commissioner Lucylle Walter; Mercer County Commissioner Nina Melker, and Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami-Covello.
EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Firefighters from Hightstown and Robbinsville responded to a vehicle fire just south of New Jersey Turnpike Exit 8 at mile post 66.5 south bound inner roadway for a car fully engulfed in flames at 11:01 a.m. Firefighters arrived and found a van well involved in fire and quickly extinguished the fire. Traffic at the time of the fire had a 1 mile delay according to Google Maps. No additional information is available.
EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–East Windsor Fire Company Station 46 responded to a well involved vehicle fire on Route 33 east bound between Route 133 and Lake Drive yesterday March 18, 2023 just before 4:00 p.m. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and notified the NJ Department of Environmental Protection for a small fuel spill. No other information is available.