Category: Hamilton

Vehicle Overturns on Route 130 in Hamilton

November 25, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–At 9:25 p.m. Hamilton Police recieved multiple calls reporting an overturned vehicle on Route 130 near Horizon Center and Sprit of 76 Boulevard. Hamilton Township Fire Department and RWJ Hamilton EMS responded to the scene for reported entrapment. Upon arrival there was no entrapment. Hamilton Fire Department stood by until 10:22 p.m. until the vehicle could be up righted and towed away. Hamilton Township Police is investigating the crash. No further information was available.


Trenton Man Arrested in Armed Home Invasion, Kidnapping, Robbery in Hamilton

November 23, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–On November 22, 2021, Hamilton Police Officers were detailed to a residence in the 300 block of Tindall Avenue on a home invasion/ robbery. Responding officers were advised by the elderly female victim, that she was awakened by a black male suspect that entered her residence with a handgun. The elderly victim explained that the suspect pushed in a first-floor window air conditioning unit to gain entry to her residence.  Once inside, he held her at gun point and took several items of value and left with her personal vehicle.

Hamilton Police Detective Frank Palmieri was assigned the case, and an alert was entered for the victims’ stolen motor vehicle.   

On the evening of November 22, 2021, the suspect, 19-year-old Trenton resident, Kahider Carmichael, was arrested by the New Jersey State Police Crime Suppression Central Unit, while driving the victims’ vehicle in Trenton. 

Kahider Carmichael was transported to Hamilton Police headquarters where he was charged with Robbery, Burglary and Kidnapping. 

Kahider Carmichael is currently being held at the Mercer County Correctional Facility awaiting arraignment.

Hamilton Police Detectives are asking the public if anyone has additional information concerning this incident, to contact Hamilton Police Detective Frank Palmieri of the Criminal Investigations Section at (609) 581-4041 or via email at fpalmieri@hamiltonpd.org or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at (609) 581-4008.

Every defendant is presumed innocent until being found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Commemorates 50 Years Serving the Community

November 23, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Hamilton, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, held a procession ceremony on Friday, November 19, 2021 to mark the hospital’s 50-year milestone of providing high quality healthcare to the Mercer County community.

In 1971, Trenton General Hospital moved to a 67-acre campus in Hamilton Township and was renamed Hamilton Hospital. A half-century later, the hospital, now Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, exemplifies the best in patient care, quality and safety. Today, the hospital is nationally recognized for its exceptional medical care, patient satisfaction, and continued commitment to promote, preserve, and restore the health of the community it serves. 

The procession ceremony recreated the first time the ambulances pulled into Hamilton Hospital five decades ago and will feature EMS a well as firetrucks, police vehicles, and ambulances who will drive through the hospital grounds, mirroring that historic day.

Following the procession, remarks were made by:

  • Mercer County Commissioner Nina D. Melker, Chairman of RWJUH Hamilton Foundation and Vice Chairman of the RWJUH Hamilton Board of Trustees
  • Richard Freeman, President and Chief Executive Officer, RWJUH Hamilton
  • Hamilton Township Mayor Jeffrey S. Martin

Another Gun Violence Incident in Mercer County This Week Involving Juveniles, This Time in Trenton

November 22, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Police report that there was a shooting in the area of 55 Garfield Avenue this morning only a few blocks from another shooting incident in Hamilton on Saturday night involving juveniles. There were three juveniles in a vehicle, one of the juveniles was grazed by a bullet. It was unclear where he was grazed. No other information is available at this time as the investigation is ongoing.

This is the second incident this week involving juveniles in Mercer County, the first incident was at Greenwood Avenue and Connecticut Avenue in Hamilton Township a few blocks from the Trenton border where a juvenile (reported as 12-year-old) was shot in the leg and head, transported to the hospital and was expected to survive. Hamilton Police are still investigating that incident.

You can read that MidJersey.News story here:



Hamilton Police investigate a shooting involving juveniles in Hamilton Township on November 20, 2021



Hamilton NJ: On November 20, 2021 at approximately 6:34 PM, Hamilton Police were dispatched to the area of the Greenwood Avenue and Connecticut Avenue on a report of shots fired with one person struck in the leg.  Upon arrival Officers located a juvenile victim bleeding from his upper left leg.  A bystander was applying pressure to the area and Officers applied a tourniquet to control the bleeding.  Firefighters from Engine 14 arrived on scene and assisted with treating the victim.  Officers spoke to the juvenile victims who stated they were hanging out on the corner of Greenwood Avenue and Connecticut Avenue when they were approached by males in a silver/gray Honda.  The rear right passenger rolled down the window and began yelling at the juveniles.  The juveniles started to run away when the suspect brandished a handgun and starting firing at them.  The vehicle then fled the scene down Connecticut Avenue towards Hamilton Avenue.  Officers located eighteen shell casings at the scene.  The victim sustained a gunshot wound to his left leg and head.  He was transported to Bristol-Myers Squibb Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University in New Brunswick for further treatment and is in stable condition.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Frank Palmieri of the Hamilton Police Division’s Criminal Investigations Section at 609-581-4041 or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at 609-581-4008.

Connecticut Avenue Shooting Update:

November 21, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Hamilton Township Police said, on November 20, 2021 at approximately 6:34 PM, Hamilton Police were dispatched to the area of the Greenwood Avenue and Connecticut Avenue on a report of shots fired with one person struck in the leg.  Upon arrival Officers located a juvenile victim bleeding from his upper left leg.  A bystander was applying pressure to the area and Officers applied a tourniquet to control the bleeding.  Firefighters from Engine 14 arrived on scene and assisted with treating the victim.  Officers spoke to the juvenile victims who stated they were hanging out on the corner of Greenwood Avenue and Connecticut Avenue when they were approached by males in a silver/gray Honda.  The rear right passenger rolled down the window and began yelling at the juveniles.  The juveniles started to run away when the suspect brandished a handgun and starting firing at them.  The vehicle then fled the scene down Connecticut Avenue towards Hamilton Avenue.  Officers located eighteen shell casings at the scene.  The victim sustained a gunshot wound to his left leg and head.  He was transported to Bristol-Myers Squibb Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University in New Brunswick for further treatment and is in stable condition.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Frank Palmieri of the Hamilton Police Division’s Criminal Investigations Section at 609-581-4041 or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at 609-581-4008.

Last night’s breaking news story here:




BREAKING: Shooting Investigation on Connecticut Ave. in Hamilton Township

UPDATE HERE:


Hamilton NJ: On November 20, 2021 at approximately 6:34 PM, Hamilton Police were dispatched to the area of the Greenwood Avenue and Connecticut Avenue on a report of shots fired with one person struck in the leg.  Upon arrival Officers located a juvenile victim bleeding from his upper left leg.  A bystander was applying pressure to the area and Officers applied a tourniquet to control the bleeding.  Firefighters from Engine 14 arrived on scene and assisted with treating the victim.  Officers spoke to the juvenile victims who stated they were hanging out on the corner of Greenwood Avenue and Connecticut Avenue when they were approached by males in a silver/gray Honda.  The rear right passenger rolled down the window and began yelling at the juveniles.  The juveniles started to run away when the suspect brandished a handgun and starting firing at them.  The vehicle then fled the scene down Connecticut Avenue towards Hamilton Avenue.  Officers located eighteen shell casings at the scene.  The victim sustained a gunshot wound to his left leg and head.  He was transported to Bristol-Myers Squibb Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University in New Brunswick for further treatment and is in stable condition.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Frank Palmieri of the Hamilton Police Division’s Criminal Investigations Section at 609-581-4041 or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at 609-581-4008.


Last night’s Breaking News story here:

November 20, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)—Around 6:40 p.m. the Hamilton Police Department, Hamilton Fire Department, RWJ EMS and Capital Health Paramedics responded to the 300 Block of Connecticut Avenue near Greenwood Avenue for a reported shooting. It was reported that a young person (reported as age 12) was shot in the upper leg and transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton and a trauma alert was called En route to the hospital.

A video reportedly from near the scene was shared on the “Ring Neighbors Application” where numerous gunshots could be heard. Playing the video back a ¼ speed 13 rounds were heard in the video and a car speeding off in the distance could also be heard.

Hamilton Township Police had a crime scene set up and were seen checking the area for evidence. Hamilton Township Fire Department responded with a Special Service Unit to provide lighting of the crime scene.

No official or further information is available at this time.

This is a Breaking News report from reports from the scene, radio reports and witnesses. Once official information becomes available from authorities the story will be updated and any corrections and changes made at that time.



Three Current and Former Ewing Township Police Officers Indicted on Civil Rights Charges in Their Roles Assaulting a Minor Victim During the Course of an Arrest

November 19, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Three current and former Ewing Township Police Department officers were indicted by a grand jury on civil rights charges for their roles in assaulting a minor victim during the course of an arrest, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today.

Michael Delahanty, 51, of Robbinsville, New Jersey, a retired Ewing Township Police lieutenant; and Matthew Przemieniecki, 43, of Hamilton, New Jersey, and Justin Ubry, 33, of Burlington, New Jersey, both current Ewing Township police officers, are charged in a two-count indictment with deprivation of rights under color of law. Delahanty and Przemieniecki are charged in Count One with a felony offense of deprivation of rights under color of law causing bodily injury, and Ubry is charged in Count Two with a misdemeanor offense of deprivation of rights under color of law. Delahanty, Przemieniecki, and Ubry surrendered this morning and are scheduled to appear by videoconference this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni.

According to the indictment:

At approximately 8:15 a.m., on Jan. 5, 2018, more than a dozen police officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in Ewing Township. Officers located the vehicle, which had crashed, and saw the driver of the vehicle running from the scene. Shortly thereafter, officers located the driver, a minor, in a detached shed on a residential property, removed the minor from the shed, and laid him face down on the snow-covered ground. While other officers handcuffed the victim, Delahanty used his boot to step on the back of the victim’s head, pressing his face into the snow. Przemieniecki kicked snow three times directly into the victim’s face, and Ubry also kicked snow directly into the victim’s face. Przemieniecki then used his boot to step on the victim’s head, again driving his face into the snow. The victim did not resist law enforcement at any time while on the ground. Under the circumstances, the force that defendants Delahanty, Przemieniecki, and Ubry applied to the victim was unreasonable and excessive and violated the victim’s constitutional right to be free from such force.

The felony civil rights charge against Delahanty and Przemieniecki carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000. The misdemeanor civil rights charge against Ubry carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.

Acting U.S. Attorney Honig credited special agents of the FBI Trenton Resident Agency, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge George M. Crouch Jr. in Newark, with the investigation leading to the charges.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Martha K. Nye of the Criminal Division in Trenton, and Senior Civil Rights Counsel R. Joseph Gribko of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Criminal Division in Newark.

Acting U.S. Attorney Honig and Acting New Jersey Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck recently announced the creation of a federal-state Civil Rights Criminal Enforcement Initiative to enhance coordination in the investigation and prosecution of federal, state, and local cases involving civil rights violations by law enforcement officers and others acting under color of law. This initiative combines resources from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Attorney General’s Office of Public Integrity and Accountability, and the FBI in a cooperative approach to criminal civil rights enforcement.

The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Defense counsel:
Delahanty: David P. Schroth Esq., Ewing 
Przemieniecki: Jerome A. Ballarotto Esq., Trenton
Ubry: Eric Marcy Esq., Woodbridge, New Jersey



14 Busted on Party Bus in Hamilton Township with Guns, Ghost Guns, High-Capacity Magazines, Hollow-Point Ammo and Drugs

November 12, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The New Jersey State Police have arrested 14 individuals and seized 6 guns including 2 ghost guns, high-capacity magazines, hollow-point ammunition, and drugs after an investigation led detectives to a party bus traveling through Mercer County.

Detectives with the Crime Suppression Central Unit learned that a party bus carrying multiple occupants in possession of weapons was traveling through Mercer County and that it would return to the Trenton area via Interstate 195.

On October 31, at 3:30 a.m., detectives with the Crime Suppression Unit and Opioid Enforcement Task Force along with members of the Trenton Police Department and Hamilton Police Department located and stopped the bus on Interstate 195 in Hamilton Township. As detectives approached the bus, they observed the occupants attempting to conceal several weapons within the bus. The occupants of the bus were arrested.

As a result of the investigation, detectives recovered three 9mm handguns, including two ghost guns, a .45 caliber handgun, a .40 caliber handgun, a .380 caliber handgun, three high-capacity magazines, hollow-point ammunition and promethazine, suspected codeine syrup. A ghost gun is a firearm that is assembled from various parts that are not imprinted with a serial number registered with a federally licensed manufacturer, making them difficult for law enforcement to trace.


The individuals were charged with the following:

Javon McKinney, 22, of Trenton, N.J.

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

• Possession of a handgun without a serial number

• Possession of a high-capacity magazine

Maurice Nance, 20, of Trenton, N.J.

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

• Possession of a high-capacity magazine

Kena West, 25, of Trenton, N.J.

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

• Certain persons not to possess a handgun

• Possession of a high-capacity magazine

• Possession of hollow-point ammunition

Jahmel Johnson, 24, of Trenton, N.J.

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

• Certain persons not to possess a handgun

• Possession of a high-capacity magazine

• Possession of CDS

Makai Brown, 21, of Atlanta, GA

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

• Possession of a high-capacity magazine

Jaquan Harper, 20, of Trenton, N.J.

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

• Possession of a high-capacity magazine

Zaire Leary, 24, of Trenton, N.J.

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

• Certain persons not to possess a handgun

• Possession of a high-capacity magazine

• Possession of hollow-point ammunition

Daquane McRae, 25, of Trenton, N.J.

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

• Certain persons not to possess a handgun

• Obstruction

• Resisting arrest

Khalil Glanton, 22, of Trenton, N.J.

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

Daquan Lewis, 27, of Trenton, N.J.

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

• Certain persons not to possess a handgun

• Possession of a high-capacity magazine

• Possession of hollow-point ammunition

Aaron Turner, 31, of Trenton, N.J.

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

• Certain persons not to possess a handgun

• Possession of a high-capacity magazine

• Possession of hollow-point ammunition

Tahvon Goss, 23, of Trenton, N.J.

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

• Certain persons not to possess a handgun

• Possession of a high-capacity magazine

• Possession of hollow-point ammunition

Harold Ruiz, 22, of Trenton, N.J.

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

• Certain persons not to possess a handgun

• Possession of a high-capacity magazine

Juvenile female of Ewing, N.J.

• Unlawful possession of a handgun

• Possession of a high-capacity magazine


This case is being prosecuted by the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice.

Charges are mere accusations, and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.


Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Flies 300 Flags for Heroes During Pre-Veterans Day Celebration with the Rotary Club of Robbinsville Hamilton

November 10, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Hamilton, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, and the Rotary Club of Robbinsville Hamilton hosted a pre-Veterans Day community celebration of Flags for Heroes on Saturday, Nov. 6 at RWJUH Hamilton.

A total of 300 full-sized American flags raised by 80+ volunteers affixed with personal messages to local heroes have been placed on the grounds of the hospital and will continue to fly through Nov. 19. Flag sponsorships were purchased by area residents and businesses through the Rotary Club of Robbinsville Hamilton to honor heroes in their lives, including members of the military, COVID-19 essential workers, family members and others.

“We’re privileged to have partnered with the Rotary Club of Robbinsville Hamilton to once again recognize our local heroes through such a powerful display ahead of Veterans Day,” said Richard Freeman, President and Chief Executive Officer, RWJUH Hamilton, “This year we not only honored our local military veterans for their service but also some of our own healthcare heroes for their dedication throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We’d like to thank members of the local community who made this event possible through their flag sponsorships.”

“This event is an ideal way to bring the town together,” said Joe Bellina, Robbinsville Hamilton Rotary President. “It allows people to commemorate and acknowledge someone that has or had such a profound impact on their lives. We expanded our flags from 200 to 300 this year and that is meaningful.”

The public ceremony included a short program with guest speakers and community leaders, including Hamilton Mayor Jeff Martin. A portion of the proceeds from flag sponsorships will be provided to the Mercer County Military Action Council (MCMAC) to help service members travel home for the holidays.

For more information on RWJUH Hamilton visit: http://www.rwjbh.org/Hamilton.



Porch Pirate From Trenton Busted In Hamilton Thefts

November 10, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–On September 9, 2021, Detectives from the Hamilton Police Criminal Investigations Section, along with Officers from the Hamilton Police Anti- Crime Unit, conducted surveillance of a section of Hamilton that has been plagued with a substantial increase in porch package thefts over the past several months.  Investigators were able to identify 38 year old Trenton resident, Calvin T. Stevens, as a suspect responsible for many of these thefts.

On September 9, 2021, officers conducting surveillance of the area witnessed suspect Calvin T. Stevens, remove a package from a porch on the 2100 block of S. Broad Street, and attempted to ride away on his bicycle with the proceeds.  Mr. Stevens was stopped and placed under arrest for the theft of the package.  Further investigation revealed he also had proceeds of one additional porch package theft from Independence Avenue, that was delivered on the same date.

 Calvin T. Stevens was charged with an additional (5) five previously reported package thefts in Hamilton.  Hamilton Police Detectives are still reviewing cases involving Calvin T. Stevens for additional charges.

Calvin T. Stevens was transported to the Mercer County Correctional Facility and is awaiting arraignment for these charges.

The Hamilton Police Division is asking the public to be aware of the dates  their packages are being delivered during the holiday season, and retrieve them from their porches as soon as they are delivered to avoid these types of thefts.

Hamilton Police are asking the public if anyone has additional information regarding porch package thefts in their neighborhood possibly involving Calvin T. Stevens, to contact Detective Patrick Quick of the Criminal Investigations Section at (609) 581-4111 or via email at pquick@hamiltonpd.org  or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at (609) 581-4008.

Every defendant is presumed innocent until being found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Project Freedom Breaks Ground For Freedom Village At Hamilton Woods

November 9, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Project Freedom broke ground for a new development with 72 units, called “Freedom Village At Hamilton Woods” today located at Justice Samuel A. Alito Way &Whitehorse Mercerville Road.

Congressman Chris Smith thanked members of Project Freedom for the tremendous work that has been done to make affordable, accessible and barrier free housing available to people. Congressman Smith met Executive Director, Norman Smith three and a half decades ago, he said Norman is not a guy you can say no to, that he is tenacious and has a dream. People in this state have been able to live a greater quality life of life because of Norman’s dream and everyone’s efforts at Project Freedom. Congressman Smith said this has always been bipartisan, Jack Rafferty was always a believer in Project Freedom and talked about the first grant back in the mid-1980s for Project Freedom.

Hamilton Mayor Jeff Martin said, “What you see to be able to get to this point today is a partnership between a lot of people and a lot of organizations. Today is not possible without support from our Federal, State, County and Local Governments. It takes that many organizations besides our non-profits, private organizations and the board of Project Freedom to provide a barrier free living facility and residences. We are here today to support a project like this and there are others throughout the State. On behalf of Hamilton, we welcome Project Freedom again to the town and we look forward to many years of continuing partnership.

County Executive Brian Hughes said, “Its an honor to be part of the Project Freedom family. We have been working with this great organization to try and get housing in the right place at the right time with the right idea in mind and in locations that really make sense and this location today cannot make more sense. Your across the street from the Library, the YMCA and the Police Department is a walk away.” “Mercer County is proud to be part of this organization.”

Norman Smith Executive Director of Project Freedom said, “Today is like a second homecoming for Project Freedom and for myself. I grew up in Hamilton, spend many hours in the library over there (across the way) with my Dad. In addition, my first position as an advocate for people with disabilities was in the Mayor’s Office on Disabilities that was also located in the library.

Similarly, Project Freedom was founded in Hamilton and supported by Hamilton legends Franny McManimon and the late Mayor Jack Rafferty. This was when people with disabilities were hardly thought about in the political calculus, but both Hamilton leaders supported us because they saw the problem and they saw Project Freedom as the proper solution. My friend Jack went on to be Project Freedom’s first guardian angel helping us in many ways that have brought us here today, said Norman Smith.

This past October marked the 20th anniversary of the opening of Project Freedom’s first Hamilton complex. Those 48 apartments have provided the foundation for tenants to be employed, have families, and enjoy the Hamilton community. One of the original tenants received an award from FEMA and was invited to the White House to receive it, Smith said.

Other Hamilton tenants have represented the United States as medal winners in the Paralympics and the Special Olympics. Still others achieved more personal goals of self-reliance and independence. This is the essence of what Project Freedom housing accomplishes. This is what I am most proud of. While others see apartment units as bricks and mortar, I see them as catalysts for lives being changed thought the opportunity and enjoyment of freedom. These 72 new apartments will do the same. What we start today will bring freedom to some, a comfortable sanctuary for others, and for everyone the opportunity to say Hamilton is a great place to call their hometown, said Smith.






Hamilton Man Indicted On Receiving Stolen Property And Misconduct By Corporate Official

November 6, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)– Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Tracy M. Thompson announced that a Mercer County man was charged Wednesday with receiving stolen checks and for allegedly using a corporate bank account to receive the stolen funds.

Wayne Bessant, 40, of Hamilton, N.J., was indicted on second-degree receiving stolen property and second-degree misconduct by a corporate official. The indictment was handed up by a state grand jury on November 3, 2021.

Between August 9, 2019 and September 16, 2019, Bessant allegedly received twenty-three stolen checks. Bessant was also charged with second-degree misconduct by a corporate official for allegedly using the company, New Tech Restoration LLC, to receive more than $75,000 in stolen funds.   

The charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Second-degree crimes carry a sentence of five to 10 years in state prison and a fine of up to $150,000.

Deputy Attorney General Jennifer L. Menjivar presented the case to the State Grand Jury for the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor under the supervision of Bureau Chief DAG Cheryl Maccaroni, and Assistant Bureau Chief Crystal Callahan of the Private Insurance Fraud Bureau. Sergeant Wendy Berg and Detective Matthew Armstrong investigated the case under the Supervision of Lieutenant Kelly Howard.

Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Thompson noted that many cases have started with anonymous tips. People who are concerned about insurance cheating and have information about a fraud can report it anonymously by calling the toll-free hotline at 1-877-55-FRAUD, or visiting the website at www.NJInsurancefraud.org. State regulations permit a reward to be paid to an eligible person who provides information that leads to an arrest, prosecution, and conviction for insurance fraud.


One Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Wins $1,061,112 Jackpot, Sold At Pantry 1 Food Mart In Hamilton

November 1, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $1,061,112 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Friday, October 29, drawing. The winning numbers were: 10, 20, 31, 42, and 45 and the XTRA number was: 02. The retailer will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for the winning ticket sold. That ticket was sold at Pantry 1 Food Mart, 2013 Hamilton Ave., in Mercer County. 


Hamilton Man 26, Thought He Was Meeting a 15-Year-Old For Sex; Busted By MCPO Internet Crimes Against Children Unit Instead

November 1, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported today that an investigation into online child exploitation has resulted in the arrest of a Hamilton man.

Francis Frobose, 26, of Hamilton, NJ, is charged with second-degree attempted kidnapping, second-degree attempted luring, second-degree attempted sexual assault and third-degree attempted endangering the welfare of a child.  The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain Frobose pending trial.  He is being held in the Mercer County Correction Center in Hopewell and a detention hearing is scheduled for this week in Mercer County Superior Court before Judge Robert W. Bingham II.

In August 2021, detectives with the prosecutor’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit began an investigation into individuals attempting to use the internet to sexually exploit children.  Frobose was identified as a subject and began chatting online with ICAC detectives.  More than 100 messages were exchanged between Frobose and detectives. The complaint alleges Frobose described the sexual acts that were to be committed, set up a meet, and showed up to the location to pick up an individual he believed to be a 15-year-old girl and engage in the sexual conduct discussed.

On Thursday afternoon, October 28, 2021, detectives followed Frobose from his Hamilton home to the meet location, where he was taken into custody without incident by officers with the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.

Second-degree crimes carry a sentence of five to 10 years in state prison and a fine of up to $150,000.  Third-degree crimes carry a sentence of three to five years in state prison and a fine of up to $15,000.

Prosecutor Onofri urged anyone with information about suspected improper contact by unknown persons communicating with children via the internet or possible exploitation or sexual abuse of children to please contact his Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit at 609-989-6568 or the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force tip line at 888-648-6007.

“I want the residents of Mercer County to know we are out there online, protecting our children,” Prosecutor Onofri said.  “This year alone, the ICAC Task Force has conducted 180 investigations into child pornography, child exploitation and luring minors to engage in illicit sexual activity.  Thirty search warrants have been executed and 29 people have been charged, with more than 100,000 child pornography images and videos recovered.”

“We will use every investigative tool at our disposal to aggressively pursue and prosecute these predators that attempt to exploit our most innocent victims,” he continued.

Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Rotary Club Of Robbinsville Hamilton, 2021 Flags For Heroes; 300 Flags Flying In Front Of RWJ University Hospital At Hamilton

October 31, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The Rotary Club of Robbinsville Hamilton Flags For Heroes is on display in front of RWJ University Hospital at Hamilton Until November 19, 2021.

The Rotary reported that 80+ volunteers helped raise 300 patriotic flags in tribute to this year’s Flags For Heroes Heroes. ONE Project Service Club of Robbinsville HS, Sewa International USA Youth Organization (www.sewausa.org) and Mercer County Military Action Council helped the Rotary setting up the display.

A community celebration of Flags for Heroes is scheduled for Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. on the grounds of Robert Wood Johnson University (RWJU) Hospital at the intersection of Klockner Road and Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Road, Hamilton. The public ceremony will include a short program with guest speakers and community leaders, including Hamilton Mayor Jeff Martin.

Flag sponsorships were purchased by area residents and businesses through the Rotary Club of Robbinsville Hamilton to honor heroes in their lives, including members of the military, COVID-19 essential workers, family members and others. Medallions with heartfelt messages from the sponsors to their heroes are attached to the flags, which are flying on the hospital grounds – a football field long – from Nov. 1-19.


A portion of the proceeds from flag sponsorships will be provided to the Mercer County Military Action Council (MCMAC) to help service members travel home for the holidays.




Update: Driver Involved In Fatal June 26 West Windsor Accident That Killed Hamilton Resident, Charged With Death By Auto And 3 Counts Of Assault By Auto

October 28, 2021

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)—After the investigation West Windsor Police today, charged driver Ddjena Elysee of Newark, NJ with Death by Auto and (3) Counts of Assault by Auto for an accident on Route 1 on June 26, 2021. Elysee was processed at West Windsor Police Headquarters and was turned over to the Mercer County “Workhouse” Correction Center pending a court date at the Mercer County Superior Court.

*Please note that charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.*


June 26, 2021

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–On Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 3:30 a.m., West Windsor Patrol Units were detailed to a two vehicle crash on U.S. Route 1 South, approximately one quarter mile north of Carnegie Center Blvd.

When responding officers arrived on scene, they found a black Volkswagen Passat and a black Chevrolet Cruze in the roadway, both with heavy damage and injuries to the occupants. The front seat passenger of the Volkswagen Passat was also heavily entrapped in the car. Additional emergency resources were requested and responded to the scene.
 
The initial investigation revealed the following: The Volkswagen was traveling south on US Route 1 approaching Carnegie Center Blvd. The Volkswagen drove off the roadway to the right where it struck a utility pole, followed by a road sign, and then a second utility pole, before spinning back onto the roadway, disabled in the center lane with its passenger side exposed to oncoming traffic. The Chevrolet was traveling south on Rt. 1 in the center lane and struck the front passenger side of the Volkswagen.
 
After the front seat passenger of the Volkswagen was extricated from the vehicle, he was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center initially in critical condition, however, he later succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the Volkswagen and the two other passengers of the car were also transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.

The driver of the Chevrolet was transported to the Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

U.S. Route 1 South between Alexander Rd. and Carnegie Center Blvd. was closed for approximately four (4) hours to conduct the investigation.
 
This crash remains under investigation. No charges have been issued at the time of this release. 

If anyone has any additional information, please contact Traffic Officer LaRoccca at LaRocca@westwindsorpolice.com, Traffic Sgt. Bal at Bal@westwindsorpolice.com, or by calling (609) 799-1222. In addition, persons can Reply with TIP to this Nixle or call our Confidential Tip Line at (609) 799-0452.

Responding to the scene were: WWPD Patrol Division, Administration, Detective Bureau, & Traffic Unit (Lead Investigators), West Windsor Division of Fire & Emergency Services (WWDFES), Princeton Junction Volunteer Fire Company (Station #44), West Windsor Volunteer Fire Company (Station #43), Capital Health Paramedics, Plainsboro EMS, Princeton EMS, Lawrence EMS, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab EMS, Plainsboro Police Department and the Mercer County Prosecutors Office Serious Collision Response Team (SCRT).

Driver #1 – 24-year-old Ddjena Elysee 
              Resident of Newark, NJ 07106 (Was originally reported as Hamilton, NJ)
 
              Front Seat Passenger of vehicle #2– 23 year old 
                     **DECEASED**
              Resident of Hamilton, NJ 08620
             
              Rear Seat Passenger of vehicle #2– 24 year old
              Resident of Trenton, NJ 08611
 
              Rear Seat Passenger vehicle #2– 26 year old
              Resident of Trenton, NJ 08610
 
              Driver #2 – 50 year old
              Resident of Willingboro, NJ 08046


Previous MidJersey.news story here:


The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office ObservesDomestic Violence Awareness Month

October 28, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–As Domestic Violence Awareness Month comes to an end, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office would like to remind the community that we are here to help. Domestic violence transcends all boundaries: age, gender, race, ethnic, geographical, economic and sexual orientation. Applications for temporary restraining orders are available Monday through Friday during business hours at the Mercer County Civil Courthouse located at 175 South Broad Street in Trenton. After business hours and on weekends, TRO applications can be made at your local police department. Our Office of Victim Witness Advocacy is here to assist you at (609) 989-6428. If you are in imminent danger or an emergency situation, always call 9-1-1.

Hamilton Township Accepts Donation of Land on Route 33 Plans to Preserve as Open Space

October 26, 2021

HAMILTON, NJ (MERCER)– The Hamilton Township Council unanimously voted to accept a donation of a parcel of land on Route 33 at no cost to the Township with the intention of preserving it as open space.

The 2.02-acre wooded property, donated to the Township by Anthony Palagano, sits adjacent to the Cross and Shamrock on Route 33. The Township intends to continue to keep the property undeveloped through open space.

“I want to thank Mr. Palagano for his donation to Hamilton,” said Mayor Jeff Martin. “It is a win-win for Hamilton – help to control development on Route 33 at no expense to our taxpayers.”

Hamilton Township currently has over 5,700 acres of combined preserved land – a total that is greater than the entire City of Trenton. For more information on Hamilton Township Land Use and Planning, visit http://www.HamiltonNJ.com/CED.

Limitless Behavioral Services and Consulting Expands Autism Services to Second Location in Hamilton

October 26, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Limitless Behavioral Services and Consulting was welcomed to Hamilton by Mayor Jeff Martin with a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, September 24, 2021.

Limitless Behavioral Services and Consulting provides applied behavior analysis (ABA) services for children with autism spectrum disorder and similar behavioral or developmental disabilities. ​Founder, Rebecca Zegas began her career in Maryland at the Community Services for Autistic Adults & Children providing Early Intervention services in homes; she later returned to New Jersey to teach at the Princeton Child Development Institute and later taught students with autism in the South Brunswick School District. 

Through her work, Zegas saw a need for additional services for children with ASD and similar behavioral or developmental disabilities in Mercer County. Zegas opened the Limitless Behavioral Services and Consulting in Lawrenceville but quickly saw the need to expand to a second location. She found the perfect space to expand at 3635 Quakerbridge Road in Hamilton due to its proximity to the existing center as well as to their students.  

The Lawrenceville Center will now serve children ages 1-9, house their Social Sprouts Program, offer 1:1 ABA and Saturday Social Skills programs while the Hamilton location will serve children ages 10 and older, offer 1:1 ABA, and weeknight and Saturday Social Skills programs.

“It is truly remarkable to see the exceptional work Rebecca and her team at Limitless are doing for children in Hamilton and the surrounding communities. We are proud to welcome them to Hamilton,” said Mayor Jeff Martin.

To learn more about Limitless Behavioral Services and Consulting, visit their website at www.lbsac.com or check them out on Facebook @LBSAC.NJ.

Visit www.HamiltonNJ.com/EconomicDevelopment to learn of the new businesses that have recently opened or have relocated to Hamilton and read up on why Hamilton is a great place for businesses to call home! 

Multiple Injuries In NJ Turnpike Crash In Hamilton Township

October 24, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–At 9:35 p.m., Saturday, October 23, the Robbinsville Township Fire Department and Bordentown Township Fire Department were dispatched to the New Jersey Turnpike at mile marker 57 for multiple motor vehicles involved in a crash with entrapment. EMS from Robbinsville, Bordentown and Capital Health Paramedics responded to the scene plus additional BLS ambulances were also dispatched. Once the extrication was completed it was reported that five people were transported to local hospitals and others injured did not seek transport to the hospital. No further information if available at this time. NJ State Police is investigating the crash.


Hamilton Township to Discuss Environmental Clean-Up of Former Nearpara Rubber Site at Public Meeting

October 22, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Hamilton Township will host a public meeting to present and discuss proposed remediation and the future plans for redevelopment, of the former Nearpara Rubber Company site.

Nearpara Rubber Company opened in the late 1920s where they processed tires from across the region at the property, located at 1849 East State Street until they closed down in 1990. The site has been abandoned ever since and has faced public scrutiny over environmental health concerns including mosquito harborage areas and contaminants that have leached into the ground beneath the property.

The Hamilton Township Council has twice approved resolutions supporting a redevelopment study of the property funded by a grant awarded to the Township by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The Hazardous Discharge Remediation Fund provides grant monies to public entities to cover the full costs of investigation and a portion of the costs for the cleanup of contaminated sites identified as areas in need of redevelopment. Hamilton Township has been awarded over $250,000 to date through this grant.

“The NJDEP’s grant has allowed the Township to evaluate the environmental state of the property and provide an understanding of the scope of work needed to clean it up and turn it into something our residents can appreciate,” stated Mayor Jeff Martin. “Our goal is to redevelop the site within a three-year period after it has been fully remediated and is safe.”

The public meeting to discuss the remediation and redevelopment plans is being held at 6:00 PM on Monday, October 25 at the Hamilton Township Senior Center. For more information, please contact the Hamilton Township Division of Planning at (609) 890-3674 or visit www.HamiltonNJ.com/Planning



Hamilton Township Council to Vote on Demolition of East State Street Properties Damaged in 2015, 6-Alarm Fire

October 19, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The Hamilton Township Council is set to vote on the demolition of East State Street properties damaged in a 2015 six-alarm fire. 

If approved by Council at their meeting on Tuesday, seven of the eight condemned properties damaged in the fire that tore through the 1700 block of East State Street, displacing dozens of residents, will be demolished. A private developer purchased the eighth property prior to the acquisition of the other vacant properties in 2021 by the Township. 

When stepping into office, Mayor Martin promised to address the vacant and abandoned properties within the Township. By acquiring the East State Street properties, the Township will look to convert the vacant properties to affordable housing units.  

“For six years, the residents of Hamilton have been reminded of the awful fire that took place in 2015,” stated Mayor Jeff Martin. “Moving to tear down the vacant buildings and convert the properties into new affordable housing is the right thing to do after all of this time. We have more work to do on many other vacant and abandoned properties, but this is a great place to start.”

The Hamilton Township Council will meet this evening at 6:30 pm at the Hamilton Township Senior Center located at 409 Cypress Lane. 






Mentioned at a June 16, 2020 Black Lives Matter Protest in Hamilton:


“I am going to mention one more thing about the Bromley Section of the city. We know that structure racism exists, houses burned down in the Bromley Section almost 5 years ago, those houses are still sitting there, that would happen in no other neighborhood in Hamilton but Bromley. That has to change. That’s racism. That’s separation. That’s underclass and we must speak up against that. We have some action items that we are going to demand Hamilton and Mercer County hold to before this is over.” –Black Lives Matter protester Tracey D. Syphax


Mentioned at the Black Lives Matter Protest in Hamilton Township, June 16, 2020:

7 minutes 25 seconds in this video you can hear the statement about the fire 5 years ago in the Bromley Section:


Hamilton Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Roof Fire At The Sticky Wicket

October 17, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Around 1:00 a.m. Hamilton Township firefighters responded to the Sticky Wicket at 2465 S Broad Street for a fire on the roof. First arriving firefighters reported flames showing from the roof. Firefighters laddered the building and extinguished the fire on the roof. There are no further details available at this time.



Update: Hamilton Man Arrested With Explosive Device

October 17, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–On October 16, 2021, Hamilton Police were conducting an investigation in the area of Groveville / Allentown Road, regarding ongoing reports of  numerous loud explosions in the area.  At approximately 6:30 PM, the Hamilton Police Anti- Crime Unit witnessed and stopped a vehicle occupied by a male suspect that detonated an explosive device on Groveville Allentown Road.  A motor vehicle stop was conducted a short distance from the explosion site and the suspect,  47 year old Hamilton resident, Branton B. Meshofski, was arrested. 

The New Jersey State Police Bomb Unit responded and rendered the area safe.

Branton B. Meshofski was charged with several counts of 2nd degree Possession of an Explosive Device and 2nd degree Possession of a Destructive Device.  Mr. Meshofski was transported to the Mercer County Correctional Facility and is awaiting arraignment for these charges.

 Detectives from the Mercer County Prosecutors Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation also assisted with this Investigation.

Hamilton Police are asking the public if anyone has additional information concerning this incident to contact Hamilton Detective Daniel Inman of the Criminal Investigations Section at (609) 581-4035 or via email at dinman@hamiltonpd.org or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at (609) 581-4008.

Every defendant is presumed innocent until being found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.



Pedestrian Motor Vehicle Crash With Serious Injuries In Hamilton Township

October 16, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–On October 16, 2021 at approximately 4:23 pm, a 2017 Nissan Rogue driven by Scott Ertel, a 48 year old male from Hamilton, was traveling east bound on Hobson Ave approaching the intersection of S. Broad St. (RT 206). As the driver began to make a right turn onto S. Broad St. he did not see the pedestrians enter the crosswalk and struck Angel Ortiz a 51 year old from Trenton and his mother, Anna Ortiz a 75 year old from Trenton. Anna Ortiz was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center by ambulance for serious injuries. Angel Ortiz was evaluated at the scene with no visible injuries.

The crash is under investigation by Officer Paul Micharski and Officer Christopher Clugsten. Any witnesses are asked to please contact the Hamilton Police Traffic Unit at (609)581-4000.

Information may also be left anonymously on the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at 609-581-4008


Hamilton Township Mercer County Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Loaded Handgun With 30 Rounds Of Ammunition In Furtherance Of Drug Crime

October 15, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–A Mercer County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for possessing a handgun in furtherance of a drug crime, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Armond Holloway, 45, of Hamilton, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp via videoconference to Count Two of an indictment charging him with possession of a firearm in furtherance of possession with intent to distribute heroin. Judge Shipp imposed the sentence by videoconference today.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

On July 31, 2017, Holloway was on parole after having served a term of imprisonment. Holloway’s parole officer received information from an anonymous source that Holloway, who had known gang affiliations, was in possession of a gun, 300-400 bricks of heroin, and a large amount of money at his residence.

On Aug. 1, 2017, the parole officer, along with other law enforcement officers, conducted a parole search of Holloway’s residence, where they recovered a Masterpiece Arms 9 mm firearm with an obliterated serial number, loaded with 30 rounds of ammunition, under Holloway’s bed. They also found a barrel extension that fit the gun. Also recovered from Holloway’s bedroom was more than $14,000 in cash and more than 400 bricks of heroin from Holloway’s basement.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Shipp sentenced Holloway to five years of supervised release.

Acting U.S. Attorney Honig credited special agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey L. Matthews in Newark; the New Jersey State Parole Board, under the direction of Chairman Samuel J. Plumeri Jr.; and the New Jersey State Police, under the direction of Col. Patrick J. Callahan, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Elisa T. Wiygul and Michelle S. Gasparian of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Criminal Division in Trenton.

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Defense counsel: Lisa Van Hoeck Esq. and Brian P. Reilly Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defenders, Trenton


Serious Crash On Route 130 In Hamilton Township Being Investigated

October 14, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–On October 13, 2021, at approximately 8:04 am, a 2014 Freightliner Box Truck, driven by Escarlin Dedios-Corporan, a 40yoa male from Trenton, was traveling southbound on Rt 130 near Rt 156 when it collided with a 2012 Chevy Impala that was traveling northbound on Rt 130 and making a left turn into the FedEx Business complex.  The driver of the Impala, Davonica Chavies, 30yoa female from Trenton, had to be extricated from her vehicle by the Hamilton Fire Division.  She and her 3-year-old male passenger suffered serious injuries and were transported to Capital Health Hospital at Fuld for treatment.  The crash is being investigated by Officer P. Micharski of the Hamilton Police Traffic Unit

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

Information may also be left anonymously on the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at 609-581-4008.


Accident Whitehorse Ave and Arena Drive In Hamilton Township

October 13, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–A two vehicle accident occurred just after 9:00 p.m. at the intersection of Whitehorse Avenue and Arena Drive. Hamilton Township Police, Hamilton Township Fire Department and RWJ Hamilton EMS responded to the scene. Minor injuries were reported in the accident. No further details are available at this time.


Mercer County Narcotics Task Force Seizes $22,500 in Heroin, Guns, Cash, In N. Johnston Avenue Home In Hamilton

October 13, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The Mercer County Narcotics Task Force concluded a two-month investigation this week with one arrest and the seizure of $22,500 in heroin and three guns, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

At approximately 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, members of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, the Ewing Police Department, the Hamilton Police Division and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, under the command of the prosecutor’s Special Investigations Unit, executed search warrants at multiple locations in Ewing and Hamilton.  The target of the investigation, Justin Hill, was taken into custody during a motor vehicle stop in Ewing Township.  He was found to have a 9mm semi-automatic handgun concealed in his waistband and two bricks of heroin were observed on the center console of the Jeep Cherokee he was operating.

A search of 43 N. Johnston Avenue in Hamilton revealed 150 bricks of heroin in a second-floor bedroom and an automatic firearm with a suppressor and 30-round magazine on the floor in the living room.  Detectives executing a search warrant at Hill’s residence on Conway Avenue in Ewing located an AR-15 style rifle without a serial number, a 60-round magazine drum, a 30-round pistol magazine, and numerous rounds of rifle ammunition.  Cash totaling $1,048 was also seized during the investigation.  Onofri stated that the seized heroin has an approximate street value of $22,500.

Hill, 33, was charged with first- and second-degree narcotic and weapons offenses, and lodged at the Mercer County Correction Center pending a detention hearing.

Despite having been charged, all persons are presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.



Update: Fatal Accident, Car vs Bicyclist On Route 33-Nottingham Way In Hamilton Township

October 9, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–On October 8, 2021, at approximately 7:56 p.m., a 2021 Nissan Sentra, driven by a 39-year-old female from Hamilton, was traveling eastbound on Nottingham Way near Klockner Rd when it collided with a bicyclist that was traveling westbound on the eastbound side of the road.  The bicyclist, a 57-year-old male from Hamilton, suffered serious injuries from the collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The crash is being investigated by Officers C. Clugsten, J. Anaya, and B. DiBiasi of the Hamilton Police Traffic Unit with the assistance of the Mercer County Prosecutors Serious Crash Response Team. Any witnesses are asked to contact the Hamilton Police Traffic Unit at (609) 581-4000.

The names of all parties involved have been withheld pending notification to family members.

Information may also be left anonymously on the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at 609-581-4008.

Earlier MidJersey.News story here:



It was almost a year ago on October 31, 202, a block away, where another pedestrian was struck on the same stretch of highway in a serious crash: