Category: East Windsor

East Windsor Police Blotter Through October 6, 2021

October 7, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–The East Windsor Township Police Department initiated the following police reports through Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

1. DUI

Location: Route 130/Route 133 Time/Date: 11:00 PM, 10/1/2021

The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing a vehicle speeding on Route 133. During the motor vehicle stop the individual exhibited signs of impairment and was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests. The individual was later released pending court action.

Defendant:             Christine Lee-Garcia

Toa Alta, PR

28 Years of Age

Charges:                 DUI

Reckless Driving Careless Driving

Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle Failure to Maintain Lane

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Joshua Pohl

2. Shoplifting

Location: Walmart (839 Route 130 North) Time/Date: 2:27 PM, 10/2/2021

The officer responded to Walmart for a reported shoplifting. The individuals left the area prior to police arrival. Investigation revealed that the two individuals left the store without paying for merchandise valued at $72.53. The officer located the vehicle and one of the individuals at a nearby residence. Both individuals were identified and charged.

Defendants:           Rosia Hill

East Windsor, NJ 35 Years of Age

David Gorman East Windsor, NJ 37 Years of Age

Charge:                  Shoplifting

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Michael Pidhorecki

3. DUI

Location: Route130 North/Town Center Road Time/Date: 11:40 PM, 10/2/2021

The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 130 north near Town Center Road after observing the vehicle traveling slowly in the left  lane and impeding  the flow of traffic.  During the motor vehicle stop the individual exhibited signs of impairment and was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests. The individual was later released pending court action.

Defendant:             Kevin Washington Trenton, NJ

38 Years of Age

Charges:                 DUI

Reckless Driving Careless Driving Impeding Traffic

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Michael Whalen


All accused are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a Court of law.


East Windsor Police Blotter Through September 29, 2021

October 7, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)-East Windsor Police Blotter though September 29, 2021.

1. Obstructing

Location: Route 33/Lake Drive Time/Date: 11:27 PM, 9/22/2021

The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing a vehicle speeding on Route 133. During the motor vehicle stop the individual provided a false name to the officer. Once the individual’s true identity was established the officer discovered an active warrant for his arrest. The individual was arrested and later turned over to the custody of the Monmouth county Sheriffs Department for the active warrant. .

Defendant:

Charges:

Lester Brown Trenton, NJ

51 Years of Age

Obstructing Hindering Unlicensed Driver

Driving While Suspended

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Michael Whalen

2. DUI/Assault by Auto

Location: Route 130/Town Center Road Time/Date: 6:22 PM, 9/25/2021

The officer responded to Route 130 south near Town Center Road for a reported motor vehicle collision involving four vehicles. Investigation revealed that the driver of vehicle #I rear-ended vehicle #2 as vehicle #2 was stopped in traffic. Vehicle #1 careened off of vehicle #2 and struck vehicle #3, which in-turn caused vehicle #3 to jolt forward and strike vehicle #4. Four occupants in vehicle #3 complained of pain but refused medical treatment. The driver of vehicle #1 displayed signs of impairment and was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests. The individual was arrested and later released pending court action.

Defendant:

Charges:

Octavio·Flores-Flores East Windsor, NJ

45 Years of Age

Assault by Auto (4 counts) Child Endangerment

DUI

Reckless Driving Careless Driving

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Brian Rust

3. DUI

Location: Target (70 Route 571) Time/Date: 9:15 PM, 9/25/2021

The officer responded to the Target parking lot for a female reportedly slumped over behind the wheel. The driver exhibited signs of impairment and was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests. The officer subsequently conducted a vehicle search and located a powdery substance and prescription narcotics in the vehicle. The individual  was later released pending court action.

Defendant:            Candelari Noriega East Windsor, NJ 40 Years of Age

Charges:                DUI

Reckless Driving Careless Driving

Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle

Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (X2) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Under the Influence of CDS

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Christopher McDermott


All accused are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a Court of law.


East Windsor Mayor Janice Mironov Administered Oath Of Office To New Police Officers

October 4, 2021

EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Janice S. Mironov administered oaths of office to new police officers, Juan Polanco and Aaron Edler, who fill police department vacancies resulting from recent police department retirements.  Both police officers Polanco and Edler will be assigned to the Uniform Services Division of the police department. 

Police Officer Juan Polanco graduated from the Camden County College Police Academy in June 2021, and previously served as an Infantryman with the New Jersey Army National Guard from 2015 to 2020.

Police Officer Aaron Edler graduated from the Ocean County Police Academy in May 2019 and now is pursuing an Associate of Science degree from Mercer County Community College.  Prior to joining the East Windsor Police Department, Mr. Edler worked as a Police Officer for Lambertville.

Mayor Mironov welcomed the family members and the large number of police officers in attendance to support these new police officers, and stated, “I congratulate these new police officers who have the good career fortune to join an outstanding, professional and community caring organization of police officers under the leadership of Chief Geary and our superior ranked officers.  These new police officers have successfully passed the rigorous selection process to become part of a quality and effective team in East Windsor. ” 

Grand Opening Of Spice Wok in Windsor Center

September 29, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members Peter Yeager, Marc Lippman, Alan Rosenberg and John Zoller joined owner Imtiyaz Ahmad for the Grand Opening of the new restaurant Spice Wok in Windsor Center at the intersection of Route 130 South and Route 571.

Mayor Mironov stated, “East Windsor is excited to welcome this new Asian Fusion restaurant Spice Wok to complement the many varied culinary choices offered in the Township.  This new eatery offers a variety of Asian dishes in their spacious restaurant or convenient take-out service at their highly visible location in Windsor Center on Route 130 South”. 

Family-owned Spice Wok offers a variety of popular Asian Fusion cuisine, such as chicken, beef, lamb, seafood, and vegetable entrees prepared in a variety of ways including traditional Mongolian, Manchurian, Szechuan and Thai styles.  Spice Wok, which is occupying the corner space, joins other Windsor Center businesses including Aldi, Staples, Ross Dress for Less, and Retro Fitness.  The restaurant offers dine-in and take-out service for customer convenience.  Current hours of operation for Spice Wok are Tuesday through Sunday 11 A.M. to 10 P.M.  Ordering is available via phone at (609) 308-2070 or on their website at www.spice-wok.com.

Serious Motor Vehicle Crash On Windsor-Perrineville Road In East Windsor Injures 5

September 20, 2021–Updated September 21, 2021 with additional details.


Updated: All four occupants of the car were Allentown High School Students, two who are on the Allentown High School Soccer Team according to officials.



EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–According to East Windsor Police, on Monday, September 20, 2021, at approximately 7:00 a.m., East Windsor Police responded to Windsor-Perrineville Road and Cedarville Road for a report of a head-on motor vehicle collision involving multiple injuries. One of the vehicles was a sedan with four juvenile occupants; the other was a pickup truck with a sole occupant. Upon arrival, East Windsor Police, Robert Wood Johnson EMS, Capital Health Paramedics, East Windsor Rescue Squad # 1, East Windsor Rescue Squad #2, Robbinsville EMS, and Millstone Fire-EMS personnel immediately began administering first aid to several individuals. Millstone Township Fire Department, Hightstown Fire Company and East Windsor Fire Company responded and extricated a passenger from the sedan.

All four individuals in the sedan suffered serious injuries. The driver was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center by Millstone Township Fire Department EMS. The front passenger and a rear seat passenger were transported to the McKnight Elementary School by Robert Wood Johnson EMS and East Windsor Rescue Squad #1 and then transported by medevac to RWJ New Brunswick by NJ State Police Northstar Medical Helicopter and RWJBarnabas Health Helicopter. A third helicopter from Hackensack Meridian Health was not needed. The other rear seat passenger was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center by Robbinsville EMS. The driver of the pickup truck suffered minor injuries and was transported to RWJ New Brunswick by East Windsor Rescue Squad #2.

Police say, the preliminary investigation revealed that the sedan was traveling west on Windsor-Perrineville Road and the pickup truck was traveling east on Windsor-Perrineville Road. The vehicles collided, head-on, near the intersection of Cedarville Road. The East Windsor Township Police Department and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Serious Collision Response Team are actively investigating the crash.

Vehicle Involved:

Driver:

2005 Toyota Tundra
New Jersey Registration: C27EXU

Hector Esteban-Palomo (41 Years of Age) Trenton, NJ

Vehicle Involved:

Driver:

2019 Nissan Sentra
New Jersey Registration: Z64NHX

Driver: Juvenile (17 Years of Age) Front seat passenger: Juvenile (16 Years of Age) East Windsor, NJ

Rear passengers: Juvenile (16 Years of Age) Juvenile (14 Years of Age) Millstone, NJ

Charges: None

Responding Agencies:

East Windsor Township Police Department, Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Serious Collision Response Team, Capital Health Paramedics, East Windsor Rescue Squad #1, East Windsor Rescue Squad #2, Millstone EMS, Robert Wood Johnson EMS, East Windsor Fire Company 1 & 2, Robbinsville Township Fire Department & EMS, Millstone Township Fire Department, Hightstown Fire Company, NJ State Police Northstar Helicopter, RWJBarnabas Health Helicopter, Hackensack Meridian Health Helicopter.








East Windsor Police Blotter Through September 15, 2021

September 16, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–The East Windsor Township Police Department initiated the following police reports through Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

1) DUI
Location: Dutch Neck Road/Woodside Avenue Time/Date: 11:10 PM, 9/10/2021

The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing a vehicle fail to observe a red traffic signal on Route 130 south at Town Center Road. The individual exhibited signs of impairment and was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests. The individual was later released pending court action.

Defendant:

Charges:

Victor Guachisaca East Windsor, NJ 46 Years of Age

DUI
· Careless Driving Reckless Driving
Refuse to Submit to Breath Tests Failure to Observe Signal

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Christopher McDermott


2) Obstructing
Location: Route 130/Old Cranbury Road Time/Date: 11:25 AM, 9/12/2021

The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 130 north near Old Cranbury Road after discovering that the driver’s license was suspended. During the motor vehicle stop, the passenger provided a false name to the officer. The individual’s true identity was discovered and he was placed under arrest for obstructing and active warrants. The individual was later transported to the Mercer County Jail for the active warrants.

Defendant: Jeffrey A. Schnettler Jr.
Stewartsville, NJ
40 Years of Age

Charges: Obstructing Justice

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Thomas Nicola


3) DUI
Location: Twin Rivers Drive Time/Date: 8:20 PM, 9/15/2021

The officer responded to Twin Rivers Drive near Edison Drive for a rep01i of a motor vehicle collision. Investigation revealed that the driver was intoxicated and lost control of the vehicle and struck two unoccupied vehicles while traveling on Twin Rivers Drive. The individual was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests and later released pending court action.

Defendant:

Charges:

Luis Pasato
East Windsor, NJ
48 Years of Age

DUI
Careless Driving Reckless Driving

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Brian Rust


4) Robbery
Location: 7-Eleven (Dutch Neck Commons) Time/Date: 1:00 PM, 9/15/2021

Officers responded to the 7-Eleven parking lot in Dutch Neck Commons for a reported disturbance. Investigation revealed that an individual robbed someone at gunpoint during a pre­ arraigned sale of a video game terminal that was negotiated over the internet. No injuries were sustained during the incident. The investigating Detective observed the suspect in the Colonade Motel parking lot shortly thereafter. A search of a motel room revealed a pellet gun and the clothing the suspect was wearing. The individual was arrested and detained in the Mercer County Jail pending court action.

Defendant: Raekwon Hill Trenton, NJ
19 Years of Age

Charges:                 Robbery

Unlawful Possession of a Weapon

Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose Theft

Criminal Mischief Arresting Officer: Detective Joseph Carabelli


The charges referenced above are merely accusations and the press and public are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


East Windsor Man Indicted for New Brunswick Shooting

September 16, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Director Anthony
A. Caputo of the New Brunswick Police Department announce an East Windsor man has been indicted in connection with a September 2, 2020 shooting.

On September 15, 2021, a Middlesex County Grand Jury indicted Kyale Simonson, 33, of East Windsor with one count of first-degree Attempted Murder, one count of second-degree Aggravated Assault, and one count of second-degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose.

On September 2, 2020, at approximately 9:28 P.M., members of the New Brunswick Police responded to the area of Lee Avenue and Seaman Street and located two men who been shot. The men were taken to a nearby hospital and treated for their injuries.

An investigation by Detective Brandt Gregus of the New Brunswick Police Department and Detective Sean Sullivan of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office identified Simonson as the gunman.

The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Gregus of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732)745-5200, or Detective Sullivan of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4060.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Simonson are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.


Hughes Announces Opening Of FEMA/Mercer Disaster Recovery Center

Weekdays 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; weekends 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at Hollowbrook Center

September 14, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–

TRENTON – Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Mercer County has opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Hollowbrook Community Center, 320 Hollowbrook Drive, Ewing Township, to assist any Mercer County residents or businesses whose property was damaged in the remnants of Hurricane Ida. The DRC is open starting today, Sept. 14 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday. Residents do not need to schedule an appointment to visit the center, nor must they be Mercer County residents.

The DRC will be staffed by FEMA representatives who can provide information on FEMA disaster aid and answer questions. Again, the DRC is open to residents and businesses from every municipality in Mercer County, and residents from any other county that received the FEMA “Disaster” declaration.

On Sept. 10, Mercer County residents were declared eligible to register for Individual Assistance with FEMA. Residents who previously registered for assistance via the Internet or by phone do not need to visit the DRC, but can ask questions or seek further information in person at the DRC. The eligibility for FEMA Individual Assistance means residents or business owners whose properties were directly damaged by the flooding or storm events on September 1-3 can apply to recoup their losses.

What is a Disaster Recovery Center?

A DRC is a readily accessible facility or mobile office where applicants may go for information about FEMA or other disaster assistance programs, or for questions related to a specific case.

Some of the services that a DRC may provide:

  • Guidance regarding disaster recovery
  • Clarification of any written correspondence received
  • Housing Assistance and Rental Resource information
  • Answers to questions, resolution to problems and referrals to agencies that may provide further assistance
  • Status of applications being processed by FEMA.
  • SBA program information if there is a SBA Representative at the Disaster Recovery Center site.

Affected residents and business owners can begin the disaster application process by registering online at DisasterAssistance.gov or registering by phone at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired.

The toll-free numbers are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time Monday through Sunday, and applicants registering for aid should be prepared to provide basic information such as their name, the name of the business, address, phone number, insurance coverage, and other information to help substantiate losses.

Individual Assistance, if awarded, can cover reimbursement for a variety of storm-related expenses.

These include, but are not limited to: rental payments for temporary housing for those whose homes are uninhabitable; grants for home repairs and replacement of essential household items not covered by insurance; low-interest loans to cover residential losses not fully compensated by insurance; loans for small businesses that suffered disaster-related cash flow problems; and loans for farmers and other agriculture operators to cover property loss.

Additionally, mall businesses and most private nonprofit organizations in Mercer County are eligible to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the Small Business Administration. For more information, visit https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/s/.

Residents in need of assistance with damage from Tropical Storm Ida may call a Home Cleanup Hotline at 844-965-1386 to be connected with volunteers from local relief organizations and community groups that may be able to assist with cutting fallen trees, removing drywall, flooring and appliances, tarping roofs and mitigating mold.

The hotline will remain open through Sept. 17


September 11 Events Throughout Mercer County

September 11, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Mercer County Executive, Brian M. Hughes said, It’s hard to believe it’s been two decades since the terrorist attacks that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people in New York City, at the Pentagon and in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Tragically, we’ve lost many more since; heroic first responders and others who spent weeks and months working at Ground Zero, and who have since died from cancer or respiratory illness.

While 20 years may seem like a long time, we continue to mourn the loss of innocent life on that fateful day. In Mercer County, many residents lost loved ones and friends, and continue to bear the scars of having their lives changed forever by senseless violence. So, every year on this date, we honor the victims of September 11 by coming together in solemn remembrance, quiet reflection and in service.

But honoring their memory isn’t limited to a formal ceremony on or near the anniversary date.

The County’s September 11 Memorial – which opened in Mercer County Park in West Windsor on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 – was designed to be a special place where people can go for solace and comfort 365 days a year. I encourage everyone to visit that memorial when the time is right for you, to spend a few moments in quiet reflection and remembrance.

And most importantly, each and every day, we can honor the memory of the victims of September 11 by embracing peace and hope, and not losing sight of the principles on which America stands, such as tolerance, inclusion and caring. Each and every day, we can honor their memory by celebrating our oneness as a nation and our unity in the face of adversity.

September 11 Events Throughout Mercer County

8 a.m.,  New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs; 101 Eggerts Crossing Road, Lawrence Township.

8:30 a.m., Lawrence Township 9/11 Memorial Ceremony; Memorial Park, Pilla Avenue, Lawrence Township.

9:45 a.m., Robbinsville Professional Firefighters Association will conduct its 20th annual ceremony at the 9/11 memorial site on Lake Drive.

10 a.m., Hamilton Township September 11th 20th Anniversary Ceremony; Memorial Grove, Veterans Park, Klockner Road Entrance, Hamilton.

10 a.m.,  East Windsor Township 9/11 Program & Wreath Laying Ceremony, East Windsor Municipal Building, Lanning Blvd.

10:30 a.m., Ewing Township 9/11 20th Anniversary Ceremony, Ewing Township Municipal Complex, 2 Jake Garzio Drive, Ewing.

11 a.m., Hopewell Valley 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, Woolsey Park, presented by the Sept. 11th & Emergency Services Memorial Committee.

12 noon, Princeton’s 9/11 Memorial Dedication, 2 Mount Lucas Road, Princeton, in front of the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad. The 9/11 Committee will dedicate a permanent memorial containing an 8-foot piece of steel recovered from the World Trade Center.

7 p.m., West Windsor Township 9/11 “20th Anniversary” Ceremony; Twin Ponds Memorial at the Ronald R. Rogers Arboretum, intersection of Clarksville and Princeton-Hightstown Road.


Serious Pedestrian Accident On Route 130 and Route 571 In East Windsor

September 9, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)– On Thursday, September 9, 2021, at approximately 10:52 a.m, East Windsor Police responded to Route 130 North at the intersection with Route 571 for a report of a struck pedestrian.

Upon arrival, East Windsor Police, Robert Wood Johnson EMS, Capital Health Paramedics, and East Windsor Rescue Squad #2 personnel immediately began administering first aid to the pedestrian who sustained serious injuries. The pedestrian was transported Capital Health Regional Medical Center by Robert Wood Johnson EMS. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.

Police say that the preliminary investigation revealed that the pedestrian was struck while crossing the Route 130 northbound lanes of travel as a 2020 Freightliner driven by Francisco Garcia of Jackson, NJ was turning left from Route 571 east on to Route 130 north. The Traffic Safety Unit of the East Windsor Township Police Department and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Serious Collision Response Team are actively investigating the crash.

Responding Agencies:

East Windsor Township Police Department

Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Serious Collision Response Team Robert Wood Johnson EMS

Capital Health Paramedics

East Windsor Rescue Squad #2


East Windsor Police Blotter Though September 8, 2021

September 9, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–The East Windsor Township Police Department initiated the following police reports through Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

1)            Drugs

Location: Route 130/Route 571 Time/Date: 2:00 PM, 9/3/2021

The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 130 near Route 571 after observing a vehicle with a broken tail light. During the motor vehicle stop the individuals admitted to possessing drugs. The officer conducted a vehicle search and located heroin, methamphetamine, and hypodermic needles. The individuals were placed under arrest and later released pending court action.

Defendant:                         Erica Cooper Hamilton,  NJ 38 Years of Age

Charges:              Possession of Heroin

Possession of Hypodermic Needles Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Possession of Methamphetamine Driving While Suspended Unlicensed Driver

Maintenance of Lamps CDS in a Motor Vehicle

Defendant:         Edward Erwin Pemberton, NJ 33 Years of Age

Charges:              Possession of Heroin

Possession of Hypodermic Needles Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Nicholas Hoffmann

2)            DUI

Location: Route 33/Woodside Avenue Time/Date: 2:50 AM, 9/4/2021

The officer responded to Route 33 near Woodside Avenue for a reported erratic driver. The officer located the vehicle and conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing it fail to maintain the lane of travel. The individual exhibited signs of impairment and was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests. The individual was later released pending court action.

Defendant: Charges:

 Olvan Lopez-Flores South River, NJ

41 Years of Age

DUI

Careless Driving Reckless Driving

Failure to Maintain Lane

 Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Michael Pidhorecki

3)            DUI

Location: Burger King (450 Route 130 South) Time/Date: 9:30 PM, 9/5/2021

The officer responded to Burger King on Route 130 for a citizen dispute. The officer located the involved individual in the drive-thru lane arguing with store employees. The individual exhibited signs of impairment and was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests. The individual was later released pending court action.

Defendant: Edwin Feliciano East Windsor, NJ 49 Years of Age

Charges:              DUI

Careless Driving Reckless Driving

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Tyler Clark

4)            DUI

Location: Route 33/Route 133 Time/Date: 6:45 PM, 9/6/2021

The officer responded to Route 33 near Route 133 for a single vehicle motor vehicle accident. Investigation revealed that a motorcyclist lost balance and crashed after attempting to avoid colliding with another vehicle while traveling on Route 33 West.  The individual  exhibited  signs of impairment and was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests.  The individual  was later released pending court action.

Defendant: Charges:

 Ryan Szczesny East Windsor, NJ 33 Years of Age

DUI

Careless Driving Reckless Driving

 Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Brian Rust

5)            Shoplifting

Location: Walmart (839 Route 130 North) Time/Date: 9:05 AM, 9/7/2021

The officer responded to Walmart for a reported shoplifting.  The officer located the individual in a nearby parking lot. Investigation revealed that the individual left the store without paying for merchandise valued at $228.54.  The individual  was arrested  and later released pending court action.

Defendant: Charges:

 Abigail Abbott East Windsor, NJ 26 Years of Age

Shoplifting

 Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Evan McNamara


The charges referenced above are merely accusations and the press and public are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Hero Police Officers Locate And Rescue Man From Inferno In East Windsor

Witnesses could see smoke from 4 miles away

September 3, 2021

By: Tyler Eckel, Dennis Symons

EAST WINDSOR (MERCER)– On Friday, September 3, 2021 at approximately 2:50 p.m., patrol units responded to an abandoned building at 82 Hickory Corner Road Extension, between Route 130 and Mercer Street for a report of a structure fire. A passer by observed fire in the ceiling of the structure and called 911.  Upon the arrival of patrol officers shortly after, flames were observed from the exterior of the structure.  Patrol officers Robert Galvin and Michael Adelung quickly made entry and located a disoriented and injured individual.  The individual was immediately extracted from the building and assessed by emergency medical responders.  The individual was then transported by ambulance to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton for smoke inhalation and undetermined fire related injuries.  Fire personnel from East Windsor and several surrounding towns responded to extinguish the fire.  The structure sustained heavy fire and water damage.  The cause and source of the fire are currently unknown as the incident remains under investigation by the East Windsor Township Police Department. 

Responding Emergency Services

East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company #1, East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company #2, Hightstown Engine Company, Robbinsville Fire Department, West Windsor Fire Company, Plainsboro Fire Company, Millstone Fire Department, Cranbury Fire Company, Upper Freehold/Hope Fire Company (Allentown), Robert Wood Johnson EMS, Hightstown EMS, West Windsor EMS    


  East Windsor Police Officers who made the save:






Tropical Storm Ida Pounds Area, Tornados, Flash Floods, Rescues Made, Deaths Reported

Flash flooding from Tropical Storm Ida’s heavy rains flooded roadways and many homes as creeks and rivers overflowed. Many people were caught in their vehicles in the raging flood waters and 23 New Jerseyans have lost their life to this storm according to Governor Phil Murphy. The National Weather Service has confirmed 7 tornados, in NJ and PA so far.


Tropical Storm Ida Stories Here:

Tropical Storm Ida Floods Lawrence Township 100+ Displaced

2 Tropical Storm Ida Related Fatalities And 50 Rescues Made In Hopewell Township Floods

BREAKING: House Explodes In Manville, NJ

Tropical Storm Ida Pounds Area, Tornados, Flash Floods, Rescues Made, Deaths Reported

City of Trenton Continuing Evacuation Proceedings in High-Risk Flood Zones as Water Levels Rise Again

Trenton Evacuates “The Island” In Preparation Of Anticipated Flooding

BREAKING: “Miracle In Mercer County” As 3 Police Officers Rescued After Being Swept Away By Floods

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency in Response to Tropical Storm Ida

BREAKING: Reports of NJ Task Force 1 Activation For Tornado In South Jersey And Flooding

Tornado Emergency Take Cover!

City of Trenton to Start Voluntary Evacuation Proceedings in High-Risk Flood Zones

Tornado Warning


Video Hamilton Township Sweetbriar Avenue and Whitehead Road area:


Video by: Ryan Mack, Jersey Shore Fire Response



“As Mercer County begins to fully grasp and assess the destruction caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, I wish to thank the heroic first responders, the police, firefighters, EMTs, emergency workers and public works professionals, who worked throughout the day and night to save lives. The courage and commitment our first responders have displayed throughout this crisis is awe-inspiring and appreciated.

It is with great sadness that I report that despite the countless rescues that took place overnight, we know that at least two Mercer County souls have been lost.

To our residents who have been displaced from their homes or who have lost property, Mercer County is here to assist you. For those who made it through the storm without harm, I encourage you to check on the well-being of your friends and neighbors and to offer comfort in any way you can. 

Finally, I also wish to thank Gov. Phil Murphy for his quick action in declaring a State of Emergency in New Jersey, which will allow Mercer County to seek federal reimbursement for its disaster response and help us begin to pick up the pieces and recover.” — Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes


Princeton: Due to the heavy rainfall last night, Princeton experienced severe flooding and numerous roadways were closed as a result. At approximately 11:43 PM, PPD, PFARS and PFD were dispatched for a swift water rescue on Rosedale Rd. near the Johnson Park School. All responding personnel made efforts to rescue the stranded motorist, who was identified as a 58 year-old Princeton resident. While rescue efforts were attempted, the motorist climbed onto the roof of his vehicle as the water continued to rise at a rapid rate. Due to the unsafe water level and dangerous current rescue efforts were unsuccessful. As a result, requests were made for the NJSP aviation unit to respond and assist. At 4:08 AM the victim was successfully hoisted into the helicopter and flown to Trenton Mercer Airport for evaluation. Mutual aid was received by Lawrenceville Fire Co., Princeton Junction Fire Co., Hamilton Fire Dept., Trenton Fire Dept. and the Pennsauken FD High Water Truck.

During the aforementioned rescue, a second motorist became stranded with high rising waters on Rt. 206 in the area of Quaker Rd. The resident was identified at 30 year-old Montgomery resident. The PPD, PFARS and PFD all responded. The swift moving water flooded the roadway and began to flood the motorist’s vehicle, forcing the driver to escape onto the roof of the vehicle while emergency rescue efforts were made. The Trenton FD responded with a ladder truck, which drove into the flooded roadway and extended its 100 ft ladder, which was used to rescue the motorist.









...7 CONFIRMED TORNADOES SO FAR...
 ...DAMAGE SURVEYS CONTINUE...
 
 .Update...Update to include survey results for Harrisonville-Mullica Hill- 
 Deptford tornado. 
 
 The National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ continues 
 to conduct several storm surveys this afternoon. The surveys are 
 in relation to the severe thunderstorms that moved through the 
 area on September 1, 2021. 
 
 Some Preliminary Tornado Information...
 
 1) Mullica Hill, NJ area (Gloucester County): Confirmed EF-3 with
 estimated peak winds up to 150 mph tornado.
 
 2) Fort Washington/Upper Dublin Twp to Horsham Twp, PA
 (Montgomery County): Confirmed EF-2 with estimated peak winds up 
 to 130 mph. 
 
 3) Edgewater Park, NJ (Burlington County) to Bristol, PA (Bucks 
 County): Confirmed EF-1 with estimated peak winds up to 90 mph.
 
 4) Oxford, PA (Chester County): Confirmed tornado.
 
 5) Buckingham Twp, PA (Bucks County): Confirmed EF-1 with
 estimated peak winds up to 100 mph.
 
 6) Princeton, NJ (Mercer County): Confirmed EF-0 with estimated
 peak winds up to 75 mph.
 
 7) Upper Makefield Township, PA (Bucks County): Confirmed tornado.
 
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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–The remnants of Hurricane Ida created major flash flooding last evening and overnight. The heavy rain started around 5 PM and by 11:30 PM over 8 inches of rain had fallen in the Township. In the twelve hours after the heavy rain began to fall, there were 125 calls for police, fire, and EMS service. Two families who were trapped in vehicles were rescued by firefighters and briefly sheltered at police headquarters. There were no serious injuries as a result of the storm. As of 3 PM Thursday all roads have been cleared of floodwaters with the exception of Route 27 at the Princeton border. Here are some of the numbers from the storm –

TOTAL CALLS – 125

WATER RESCUES – 15 people

Between 8:30 PM and 11:45 PM Wednesday night, firefighters rescued 15 people from vehicles stuck in flash floodwaters around the Township. Here are the locations the rescues occurred at –

  • Kendall Park Fire Department – Route 1, Oakey Drive, Hawthorne Road, Shelly Road
  • Monmouth Junction Fire Department – Route 130, Major Road, Blackhorse Lane
  • Kingston Fire Department – Route 1, Mapleton Road, Raymond Road

MOTORIST ASSIST IN HIGH WATER CALLS – 51

TOTAL CARS TOWED FROM FLOODED ROADS – 33

ROADS STILL CLOSED – 1 (Route 27 / Princeton Border)

FLOODED BASEMENT CALLS – 11

South Brunswick Office of Emergency Management Director and Police Chief Raymond Hayducka said, “I want to thank all the police officers and firefighters who risked going into flooded waters to get people to safety. The flash flooding created life-threatening conditions in minutes. The conditions yesterday deteriorated rapidly last evening and too many people ventured out onto the roads. The property damage left behind will be cleaned up in the coming days, but we must all remember to stay off roads when flash flooding is present.”

East Windsor Police Blotter For Week Ending September 1, 2021

September 2, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–The East Windsor Township Police Department initiated the following police reports through Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

1) Hindering/Obstructing Location: Windsor Crossing Time/Date: 9:10 PM, 8/26/2021

The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing a vehicle parked in a fire lane and leave the area going the wrong way down a one-way street. During the motor vehicle stop the individual provided a false name to the officer. The individual was placed under arrest and later released pending couti action.

Defendant: Deion McQueen Hamilton, NJ 20 Years of Age

Charges: Hindering Obstructing Unregistered Vehicle Fictitious Plate
Driving While Suspended Unlicensed Driver
Wrong Way on a One-Way Street Parking in a Fire Zone

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Nicholas Enea

2) Shoplifting
Location: Shop Rite (319 Route 130 North) Time/Date: 5:05 PM, 8/27/2021

The officer responded to Shop Rite for a repo1ied shoplifting incident. The officer located the individual in the parking lot. Investigation revealed that the individual left the store without

paying for $250.43 worth of merchandise. The individual was arrested and later released pending court action.

Defendant:

Charges:

Melissa Ubl
East Windsor, NJ 38 Years of Age

Shoplifting

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Christopher McDermott

3) Shoplifting
Location: Walmart (839 Route 130 North) Time/Date: 11:05 AM, 8/28/2021

The officer responded to Walmart for a reported shoplifting incident. Loss prevention personnel stopped the individual near the exit as he was attempting leave the store without paying for
$154.23 worth of merchandise. The individual was arrested and later released pending court action.

Defendant:

Charges:

Jose Dominguez Hightstown, NJ 36 Years of Age

Shoplifting

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Brian Rust

4) DUI/Assault by Auto Location : Windsor Regency
Time/Date: 8:40 PM, 9/1/2021

The officer responded to Windsor Regency for a reported motor vehicle accident. Investigation revealed that the driver drove the wrong way down the entrance to the apartment complex and collided with another vehicle. A passenger in the victim vehicle suffered a minor arm injury.
The individual displayed signs of impairment and was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests. The individual was later released pending court action.

Defendant:

Charges:

Gabino Vargascruz East Windsor, NJ 22 Years of Age

Assault by Auto DUI
Careless Driving

Reckless Driving Unlicensed Driver

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Nicholas Enea


The charges referenced above are merely accusations and the press and public are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Motorcyclist Walks Away From NJ Turnpike Crash In East Windsor

August 29, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–At 12:13 p.m. the Robbinsville Fire Department and EMS were dispatched to the NJ Turnpike for a motorcycle down in the area of 65.4 South Bound inner roadway by the Old York Road overpass. While responding there were reports of up to three motorcycles down but that ended up to be fellow motorcyclists stopping to help. Some good Samaritans stopping to help, some even ran across six lanes from the shoulder of the outer roadway to the inner roadway Jersey barrier. East Windsor First Aid Squad was added due to the reports of multiple bikes down. When the ambulance arrived they reported that it was a one motorcycle accident and were performing an evaluation. Robbinsville arrived and blocked the shoulder and EMS stood. The motorcyclist was able to walk away from the accident and ended up refusing medical transportation and was able to leave on his own power on the motorcycle.



East Windsor Police Blotter For Week Of August 25, 2021

August 26, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–The East Windsor Township Police Department initiated the following police reports through Wednesday, August 25, 2021

1. DUI

Location: Route 133 East Time/Date: 11:00 AM, 8/20/2021

The officer responded to the area of Route 133 for a reported  erratic driver.  The officer  located the vehicle, observed it failing to maintain the lane of travel, and conducted  subsequently conducted a motor vehicle stop. The driver exhibited signs of impairment and was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests. The driver was later released pending court action.

Defendant:            Isabella Valdez East Windsor, NJ 58 Years of Age

Charges:                 DUI

Refuse to Submit to Breath Tests Reckless Driving

Careless Driving

DUI in a School Zone Obstructing Traffic Failure to Signal Failure to Keep Right Improper Passing Obstructed View

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Robert Galvin

2. Weapons Offense/Te1Toristic Threats

Location: Walmart (839 Route 130 North) Time/Date: 5:50 PM, 8/20/2021

The officer responded to Walmart for a citizen dispute related to a road rage incident in the parking lot. Investigation revealed that during a verbal argument the individual wielded a baseball bat and aggressively approached the victim in a threatening manner. The individual was arrested and later released pending court action.

Defendant:             Angela Powell Hightstown, NJ 37 Years of Age

Charges:                 Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose Unlawful Possession of a Weapon

Terroristic Threats

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Nicholas Enea

3. DUI

Location: Route 535/Millstone Road Time/Date: 8:40 PM, 8/25/2021

The officer responded to the area of Route 535 and Millstone Road for a single car motor vehicle accident. Investigation revealed that the driver failed to observe a stop sign and struck a tree. The driver exhibited signs of impairment and was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests. The driver was later released pending court action.

Defendant:             Ishaan Shah Plainsboro, NJ 24 Years of Age

Charges:                 DUI

Reckless Driving Careless Driving

Failure to Observe Stop Sign

Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Nicholas Enea


The charges referenced above are merely accusations and the press and public are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Vehicle Crashes Overturns And Burst Into Flames On NJ Turnpike In East Windsor

August 24, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–At 8:30 p.m. last night August 23, the Robbinsville Township Fire Department and Hightstown Fire Department were dispatched to a vehicle fire at mile marker 65 north bound inner roadway. Radio reports say that a vehicle traveling north in the outer roadway crashed and overturned and ended up in the inner roadway and burst into flames. When firefighters arrived they found a vehicle fully involved at mile marker 65 and quickly extinguished the fire. Ambulances from Robbinsville Township and Hightstown First Aid Squad transported accident victims for what appeared to be minor injuries to local hospitals. No further information is available at this time.



Tropical Storm Henri Floods Area With Up To 8 Inches Of Rain, Rescues, Evacuations, Road Closures

August 22, 2021

Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Henri flooded the area overnight with up to eight inches of rain in the Central New Jersey area. Many people traveling on flooded roadways were trapped in the vehicles and needed to be rescued.

Hightstown Fire Company reported responding to at least 10 incidents with the majority being water rescues. Hightstown firefighters rescued eight civilians who were trapped in their vehicles or relocated to the roof of their vehicles due to flood waters.

The National Weather Service reported that 4 to 8 inches of rain fell from the storm and that Middlesex and Mercer Counties were particular hard hit.






Flooding in the area of Cranbury-South River Road and CR614 Dey Road, several cars were submerged and local fire departments made rescues earlier in the morning. A house and business was flooded near the location.



Flooding in Jamesburg, NJ at the Lake Manalapan dam at West Railroad Avenue.












Flooding in Cranbury, NJ from Heri on August 22, 2021





8th Annual Latino Festival of Hightstown-East Windsor Held Yesterday

August 22, 2021

HIGHTSTOWN, NJ (MERCER)–The 8th Annual Latino Festival of Hightstown-East Windsor was held yesterday and even Governor Phil Murphy stopped by the event. The festival is a celebration of the arts and cultural traditions of Latin America and the Caribbean; raffle prizes, dance and musical performances, local artists displaying their work, lots of delicious Latin food and so much more was had.


Photos and video provided by: Keith Magill




East Windsor Police Blotter Week Of August 18, 2021

August 19, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–The East Windsor Township Police Department initiated the following police reports through Wednesday, August 18, 2021

1) Criminal Mischief
Location: Rite Aid/ 191 Dutch Neck Road Time/ Date: 2:31 PM, 8-12-2021

While assisting Public Works with traffic control during the inspection of a structurally compromised storm grate, a passerby requested to be transported to a bicycle repair shop to fix a flat tire. Upon advising the individual they could provide transportation after assisting Public Works, she became upset and struck the officer’s police vehicle causing damage to the driver’s side door. The individual was placed under arrest and later released pending court action.

Defendant: Jennifer Johnson East Windsor, NJ 29 Years of Age

Charges: Criminal Mischief Arresting Officer: Sergeant Ryan Ballard #301

2) DUI
Location: Route 33/ Lake Drive Time/Date: 11:24 PM, 8-13-2021

Officers were detailed to the area Route 133 East for a report of a possible intoxicated driver. The caller advised that the vehicle had struck multiple traffic signs and was driving with two flat tires. Upon locating and conducting a traffic stop with the vehicle, the investigation revealed that the driver exhibited signs of impairment and was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests. The individual was later released pending court action.

Defendant: Stacy B. Young East Windsor, NJ 41 Years of Age


Charges: DUI
Refusal/Breath Testing
Reckless Driving
Careless Driving
Failure to Maintain Lane
Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Failure to Report an Accident

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Sebastian Marin #109

3) Drugs
Location: Etra Road/ Milford Road Time/ Date: 6:28 AM, 8-18-2021

Officers were detailed to the area of Etra and Milford Road for a report of a suspicious parked vehicle with an individual possibly in distress. The investigation revealed that both the driver and passenger of the vehicle were in possession of a controlled dangerous substance and drug paraphernalia. Both individuals were charged pending court action.

Defendant: Alfonzo Faulk Philadelphia, PA 63 Years of Age

Charges: Possession of CDS
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Defendant: Michael A. Olivares Bronx, NY 43 Years of Age

Charges: Possession of CDS
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Christopher McDermott #117


The charges referenced above are merely accusations and the press and public are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Tractor Trailer Vs Car On NJ Turnpike In East Windsor

August 1, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Around 11:55 p.m. last night (July 31), a car and tractor trailer collided in the north bound outer lanes near mile marker 66 of the New Jersey Turnpike. The Robbinsville Township Fire Department – EMS and Hightstown First Aid Squad responded to the scene. There were reports of multiple minor injuries that did not require transportation to the hospital. The NJ State Police are investigating. No further information is available at this time.

Continuing Coverage: NWS Investigating Damage From Yesterday’s Storms

July 30, 2021

Confirmed EF1 Tornado in Windsor section of Robbinsville Township, NJ UPDATE: National Weather Service Confirms EF1 Tornado Hits Windsor Section Of Robbinsville, NJ

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–A possible tornado touched down near Gordon Road and Route 130, the Robbinsville Township Police and Robbinsville Township Fire Department responded for wires down, then a structural collapse in the 1200 Block of Route 130 at 7:27 p.m. Shortly after trees and wires were reported down at the intersection of Voelbel Road and Perrinveville Road, power was out in the are and was still being restored this morning.

There was damage to a day care center on Route 130 from the storm and a specific path goes though the woods from Route 130 towards Windsor Road and Windsor-Perrineville Road. The next damage in a specific path is located at Windsor-Perrineveille Road and Voelbel. Trees are down and appeared to be twisted where they were broken off.

The day care center was occupied by the owner at the time of the storm and there were no injuries reported. A roofing contractor was on scene this morning getting an estimate to make the roof repairs. It appears that just roofing material was removed and some minor siding damage near the entrance; the daycare center should be reopen very quickly.

MidJersey.news was in the area last night and witnessed rotation right after the storm left Robbinsville and progressed into East Windsor. Rotation was seen behind the “Field of Terror” off Perrineville Road and the rotating clouds were last seen heading into Millstone towards Clarksburg/Perrineville and Roosevelt.

The path of damage is very specific and not wide usually as seen as straight line winds. If the National Weather Service confirms a tornado the story will be updated to reflect that.


Severe Flooding From Thunderstorms And Possible Tornados Hit Area

Possible Tornado On Long Beach Island Several Houses Damaged Possible Capsized Boats In The Bay






Severe Flooding From Thunderstorms And Possible Tornados Hit Area

July 29, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–MidJersey.News was able to capture possible tornadic activity in the area of Old York Road and the NJ Turnpike. The clouds with rotation indicating a possible tornado was spotted behind the Field Of Terror off of Windsor Prineville Road as it moved toward Millstone Township. Further down the road the tornadic activity crossed Winsor Prineville Road towards Roosevelt and Clarksburg.

Just prior to the possible tornado spotting there were reports of damage to a building on Route 130 in Robbinsville and wires down near Gordon Road, Perrineville Road and Allen’s Road.

Several people were stuck in vehicles around the area including Mercer Street Hightstown, Main Street Hightstown, One Mile Road East Windsor, Route 571 East and West Windsor.

MidJersey.News will be out in the morning to check for damage in the areas where the possible tornado was spotted. This is the same area where the NWS reported the rotation.











Two Vehicle Crash On Old York Road In East Windsor

July 29, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Around 8:50 a.m. a two vehicle accident with airbag deployment occurred at the intersection of Old York Road and Windsor Perrineville Road. The East Windsor Police Department and East Windsor First Aid Squad were dispatched to the scene. Apparently there were no reported injuries in the two vehicle crash.

East Windsor Police is investigating the crash. No further information is available at this time.

East Windsor Township Police Blotter July 28, 2021

July 29, 2021

EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The East Windsor Township Police Department initiated the following police reports through Wednesday, July 28, 2021.


1) Drugs
Location: Intent Group/ 658 Etra Road Time/Date: 10:14 PM, 7-22-2021

The officer was detailed to the Intent Group located at 658 Etra Road for a report of a suspicious vehicle pulling in and out of the parking lot. During the investigation, suspected methamphetamine was located in the vehi cle. The driver was arrested and later released pending court action.

Defendant:

Charges:

Nicholas Gresko

Hamilton, NJ
26 Years of Age

Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance · Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Arresting Officer: PO Christopher McDermott #117

2) DUI
Location: Twin Rivers Mall/ 659 Abbington Drive Time/ Date: 2:18 AM, 7-24-2021

The officer was detailed to the area for a report of a possible intoxicated driver who was involved in a motor vehicle accident. While en-route further information was provided that the vehicle had left the scene and was now parked on Probasco Road. Upon speaking with the driver, he exhibited signs of impairment and was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests. The driver was later released pending court action.

Defendant:

Charges:

Leonzo R. Roblesmenchu

East Windsor , NJ
25 Years of Age

DUI
Reckless Driving Careless Driving
Failure to Maintain Lane
Leaving the Scene of an Accident Failure to Report an Accident Uninsured Motor Vehicle

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Nicholas Hoffmann #108

3) DUI
Location: Probasco Road Time/Date: 2:27 AM/ 7-24-2021

The officer was detailed to the area for a report of a possible intoxicated driver who was involved in a motor vehicle accident related to the previous DUI. While en-route further information was provided that the vehicle had left the scene and was now parked on Probasco Road. Upon speaking with the driver, he exhibited signs of impairment and was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests . The driver was later released pending court action.

Defendant: Sergio H. Duenas East Windsor, NJ 48 Years of Age

Charges: DUI
Reckless Driving Careless Driving
Failure to Maintain Lane Unlicensed Drive Uninsured Motor Vehicle

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Nicholas Hoffman #108

4) DUI
Location: Route 130 South/ Hankins Road Time/ Date: 12:59 AM/ 7-25-2021

The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing the vehicle fail to maintain its lane. The driver exhibited signs of impairment and was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests . The individual was later released pending court action.

Defendant: Nirav N. Patel Piscataway, NJ 38 Years of Age

Charges: DUI
Reckless Driving Careless Driving
Failure to Maintain Lane Failure to Keep Right

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Thomas Nicola #119

5) DUI
Location: 72 Route 571
Time/ Date: 2:25 AM, 7-28-2021

While conducting building checks behind East Windsor Village, the officer observed a parked vehicle with its headlights on, driver side door open and the drivei .J eeping in the driver seat. Upon speaking with the driver , he exhibited signs of impairment and was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests. The driver was later released pending court action.

Defendant:

Charges:

Raymundo Quiroz-Ramirez

Hightstown, NJ
28 Years of Age

DUI
Reckless Driving Careless Driving
Open Container in Motor Vehicle Consuming Alcohol in Motor Vehicle

Arresting Officer: Christopher McDermott #117


The charges referenced above are merely accusations and the press and public are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


East Windsor Police Blotter

July 22, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–The East Windsor Township Police Department initiated the following police reports through Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

Reminder defendants are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty.

  • Obstruction of Justice

Location: Mercer Street/ Airport Road, East Windsor, NJ 08520

Time/Date: 12:20 PM, 7-15-2021

The officer was detailed to the area for a report of possible theft of construction equipment.  The investigation revealed that the defendant was caught by the construction workers and unsuccessful in taking the equipment.  Furthermore, the defendant provided false information to the officer, attempting to conceal his identity.  The defendant has been charged and released pending court action. 

Defendant:            John Patrick Cassidy

                              Plainsboro, NJ 08536

                              19 Years of Age

Charges:                Obstruction of Justice

Arresting Officer: PO Robert Galvin #106

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

Location: 150 Milford Road, East Windsor, NJ

Time/Date: 1:30 PM, 7-15-2021

The officer was detailed to the area for a report of a stolen motor vehicle.  Investigation revealed that two (2) National Tree Company employees removed the car keys from an employee backpack and stole the vehicle from the warehouse parking lot.  The vehicle was located in front of the defendant’s residence located in Ewing, NJ.   The defendant’s have been charged pending arrest and court action.

Defendant:            Danjulo O. Scott

                              Ewing, NJ

                              22 Years of Age

Charges:                Motor Vehicle Theft

                              Conspiracy

Defendant:            Hysson A. Jones

                              Ewing, NJ

                              18 Years of Age

Charges:                Motor Vehicle Theft

                              Conspiracy

Arresting Officer: Detective Robert Davison #86

  • Drugs

Location: Route 130 North/ Old Cranbury Road/ Days Inn

Time/Date: 8:51 AM, 7-21-2021

The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 130 North and Old Cranbury Road after observing a vehicle speeding.  During the investigation, suspected crack/cocaine were located in the vehicle.  Continued investigation led officers to the Days Inn where additional suspected crack/cocaine were located in the defendant’s hotel room.  The driver and passenger were arrested and later released pending court action. 

Defendant:            Joshua Shane Martinez          

                              New York, NY

                              24 Years of Age

Charges:                Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance

                              Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in a Motor Vehicle

                              Speeding

Defendant:            Celine Marie Mendoza

                              Brooklyn, NY

                              24 Years of Age

Charges:                Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance

Arresting Officer: PO Thomas Nicola #119


East Windsor Announces Summer Events At Etra Lake Park

July 15, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Janice S. Mironov announced that East Windsor Township will be offering a summer program of free events at Etra Lake Park, kicking off with “Jersey Four” on Sunday, July 18 at 6:00 P.M.  “Jersey Four,” a Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons tribute band, will perform hit songs from the very beginning of The Four Seasons journey, through Frankie Valli’s solo career, to present day Four Seasons shows.  All time song favorites highlighting the show will include “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Rag Doll”, “Walk Like a Man” and “Who Loves You”.

On Saturday, July 31 at 7 P.M. is “Family Night in the Park”, featuring a large-screen viewing of the movie “Trolls World Tour” under the stars.  “Trolls World Tour”, a 2020 American 3D computer-animated film, stars Queen Poppy and her friends as they embark on a daring mission try to unite the Trolls and save music from Queen Barb and King Thrash of the Hard Rock Trolls.  The evening will begin at 7 P.M. with games, DJ music and dancing prior to the movie starting at dusk.  The rain date for this event is Sunday, August 1.

On Sunday, August 8 at 6 P.M. “AM Gold”, a New York City based tribute band will be performing the adult-contemporary hit songs from the late 1970’s through the mid 1980’s. Artists include Hall & Oates, Steely Dan, Huey Lewis, Christopher Cross, and Lionel Richie.

On Sunday, August 22 at 6 P.M. “Wooden Ships Band,” a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute band, will reproduce their songbook to take their audience back in time to the era of the 1970’s during the Woodstock festival, but with a twist – the beautiful, intricate vocal harmonies are sung by three women! “Wooden Ships Band” is composed of seasoned, well-respected musicians who will deliver a show featuring classic music that has stood the test of time. 

On Sunday, August 29 at 6 P.M. “Gathering Time,” a Long Island based folk rock/Americana/AAA trio, has toured both in the United States and internationally, mixing new interpretations of both ‘60s and ‘70s classic and old traditional tunes with their strong original songs.  Their sound reflects the voicings and arrangements of the genre’s pioneers, The Byrds, Peter, Paul & Mary, Joni Mitchell, and Crosby, Stills & Nash, brought into today with an acoustic-electric alchemy all their own.

Mayor Mironov stated, “East Windsor Township is excited to invite residents back together to beautiful Etra Lake Park to enjoy this free summer series of concerts and events.  Bring your blankets and chairs, enjoy the Park grills and amenities, and join with your neighbors for a great night out.”

These free events are made possible through the generous contributions of many area businesses.  In the event of questionable weather, residents can call the East Windsor Information Hotline at (609) 443-4000, ext. 400 after 1 PM the day of the event.