Category: East Windsor

Singas Famous Pizza Opens in East Windsor Town Center Plaza

January 18, 2022

EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP.   Mayor Janice S. Mironov along with Council Members Denise Daniels, Alan Rosenberg and John Zoller joined local owner and management staff for the grand opening ribbon cutting of Singas Famous Pizza in East Windsor Town Center Plaza.

Mayor Mironov stated, “We welcome and congratulate locally owned Singas Famous Pizza as it expands its footprint into a major shopping center in East Windsor. Singas brings a long history and reputation in its pizza concept and product, which interestingly is marked by a unique Greek approach to the ingredients. Their Greek-inspired thin pizza crust and signature sauces are unique and a lighter alternative to other pizza offerings in the area.”

Singas Famous Pizza, an American based franchised restaurant chain, first opened in 1967 in Elmhurst, New York and has since expanded its chain of restaurants to 20 locations along the East Coast, including 8 New Jersey locations, 11 New York locations, and 1 North Carolina location. The menu, in addition to their signature 10” pizza, includes wings, meatballs, mozzarella sticks, bread bites, salads, burgers, sandwiches and pasta dishes.

Singas Famous Pizza offers dine-in, delivery and take-out service.  Current hours are daily from 11 A.M. to 9 P.M. For more information, visit http://www.singaspizzas.com or call (609) 642-1000.


  • 319 US Highway 130. East Windsor, NJ 08520
  • (609) 642-1000

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Opens in East Windsor

December 22, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Janice S. Mironov along with Council Members Alan Rosenberg and John Zoller joined local owners and management staff for the grand opening ribbon cutting of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, on Princeton Hightstown Road just west of Route 130.

Mayor Mironov stated,  “East Windsor welcomes to our community the very popular Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, distinguished by its New Orleans-style fried chicken that has made the brand famous nationally and worldwide.  The Township appreciates Popeyes investment in East Windsor, adding another eatery choice to the many varied restaurant options in East Windsor”.

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, an American based multinational restaurant chain, was founded in 1972 in New Orleans, Louisiana and has grown to become one of the largest quick-service chicken restaurants.  Popeyes, which specializes in fried chicken, is known for its Louisiana-spicy fried chicken, chicken tenders, fried shrimp and regional signature sides. Popeyes has expanded its chain of restaurants to 48 states and the District of Columbia, Canada, Spain, Philippines and Malaysia, totaling over 2,700 locations worldwide. The Popeyes Foundation, created in 2018, assists communities across the United States through hunger relief efforts and their Family Fund provides short-term immediate relief for their family, franchise and company employees in times of need.

Popeyes offers dine-in, drive thru and take out service, and the full menu can be accessed on-line at www.popeyes.com. Current hours of operation are seven days a week, Monday thru Sunday from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M.  For more information, visit the website or call (609) 632-2121.





East Windsor Township Again Achieves Silver Level Sustainable Jersey Certification

December 16, 2021

EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)—Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Green Team members were once again awarded the Sustainable Jersey Silver Level Certification in a recent ceremony by Sustainable Jersey Executive Director Randall Solomon.  Sustainable Jersey is a certification program for municipalities that want to go green, save money and take steps to sustain their quality of life over the long term.  Launched in 2009, Sustainable Jersey is a 100% voluntary certification program for municipalities in New Jersey. 

East Windsor was honored for the third time with Silver Level Sustainable Jersey Certification with 33 actions in 12 categories for a total of 365 points.  East Windsor Township previously earned Silver Level Sustainable Jersey Certification in 2018 and in 2015.  East Windsor earned silver certification action points for many Township initiated programs and actions undertaken by Mayor Mironov and Council Members, including creation of a Green Team, community outreach programs, emergency communications planning, municipal on-site solar system, farmland preservation plans, community garden, sustainable land use pledge, business recognition programs, open space preservation, environmental assessment ordinance, green grounds and maintenance policy, pest management, community recycling/paper shredding events, backyard composting program, and “Cut it and Leave it” program. East Windsor is one of only 25 municipalities statewide that achieved Sustainable Jersey Silver Level Certification in 2021.

            Mayor Mironov stated, “This certification recognizes the Township’s pro-active efforts in community partnerships and outreach, composting and recycling, emergency management, natural resource and farmland preservation, sustainable land use practices, energy conservation, and furthermore enables East Windsor Township to be eligible for future grants and funding opportunities.  We are extremely proud of the substantial achievements of our municipality and this prestigious statewide recognition, and the dedicated efforts of our many volunteers.” Mayor Mironov added, “‘Green’ programs such as open space and farmland preservation and tree replacement efforts have always been a priority of East Windsor Township.  We appreciate the opportunity to demonstrate our level of achievement with Sustainable Jersey, and we are honored to be recertified as a statewide Silver Level municipality.”

            The members of the East Windsor Green Team are:   Chairperson Ronald Balint;  Mayor Janice S. Mironov;  Deputy Mayor Peter Yeager;  Council Member John Zoller;  East Windsor Municipal Utilities Authority Executive Director Richard Brand;  Dave Bahniuk;  Michael Baskin;  John G. Donnelly;  Edward M. Kelley;  Joseph Miczak, and student member Rajiv Srinath.

East Windsor Participates in Womanspace Communities of Light

December 14, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Janice S. Mironov, Deputy Mayor Peter Yeager, Council Members Denise Daniels, Alan Rosenberg, and John Zoller, as well as Chief of Police James Geary and police officers participated with The Peddie School students and residents in the 2021 Township Womanspace “Communities of Light” event at the East Windsor Municipal Building.  The purpose of “Communities of Light” is to raise funds for Womanspace and raise public awareness of domestic violence and resources and services available to abuse victims.  Participants purchased luminary kits and joined together at the municipal building to light candles around the entire perimeter and walkways of the municipal building.

Mayor Mironov stated, “‘Communities of Light’ is intended to serve as a beacon of hope for individuals and families who are impacted by the dreadful situation of domestic violence.  Our participation is to demonstrate our support of victims and their families, as well as recognition that domestic violence knows no boundaries and impacts every community regardless of race, religion or socio-economic background.”

Mayor Mironov added, “As a community we wish to express our strong support for organizations like Womanspace and our local Domestic Violence Victim Response Team and to recognize the important assistance they provide to victims of domestic violence.  We hope that our participation will help focus public attention on the important subject of domestic violence and to encourage residents to become more aware of support efforts and resources available to victims and families.”

Communities of Light raises funds for Womanspace, the primary non-profit organization in Mercer County providing crisis intervention and support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  The mission of Womanspace is to provide a comprehensive array of services to individuals impacted by domestic violence and dedicated to improving the quality of life for women and their families.

Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members join with members of the Police Department at the municipal building for Township participation in “Communities of Light” event to raise funds and public awareness for Womanspace, the primary regional provider of services for victims of domestic abuse. Pictured (from left to right) are:   (front row) Sergeant Ryan Ballard;  Mayor Janice S. Mironov;  Council Member Denise Daniels;  Detective Michelle McCandrew;  Detective Sergeant Paul Wille;  (back row) Police Officer Tim Purpuri;  Lieutenant Jason Hart;  Council Member John Zoller;  Chief of Police James Geary;  Council Member Alan Rosenberg;  Deputy Mayor Peter Yeager;  Animal Control Officer James St. John;  Detective Sergeant Thomas Meyer;  Detective Robert Davison;  Lieutenant Ryan Mattek, and Detective Joseph Carabelli.


Mayor Janice S. Mironov is joined by members of The Peddie School Girls Basketball Team to light the first candle kicking off the Township Womanspace “Communities of Light” ceremony.


Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members issue Proclamation designating December 6, 2021 as “Communities of Light” day on which East Windsor Township participated by lighting up the municipal building, to raise funds for Womanspace and focus public awareness on the important subject of domestic violence and support for victims and families. Pictured (from left to right) are:   Council Member John Zoller;  Mayor Janice S. Mironov;  Chief of Police James Geary;  Council Member Denise Daniels;  Council Member Alan Rosenberg;  Deputy Mayor Peter Yeager, and Township Manager James Brady.

East Windsor Township Police Blotter Through December 1, 2021

December 2, 2021

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

Remember that all accused are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a Court of law.

DUI

Location: Town Center Plaza Time/Date: 2:39 AM, 11/21/2021

The officer conducted a field inquiry with an idling, parked vehicle in the rear of the Town Center Plaza. The officer observed open cans of beer inside the vehicle. The driver exhibited signs of impairment and was placed under a1Test after failing field sobriety tests. The driver was later released pending court action.

Defendant: Anthony Pope Long Branch, NJ 46 Years of Age

Charges: DUI

Reckless Driving Careless Driving

Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle Consumption of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle

A1Testing Officer: Patrol Officer Joseph Zucchero


Drugs

Location: Milford Road Time/Date: 11:20 PM, 11/21/2021

The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing a vehicle with an expired registration. The officer observed prescription drugs that were not prescribed to the driver in plain view. The driver was placed under arrest and later released pending court action.

Defendant: Jason Restifo New Milford, CT 44 Years of Age

Charges: Possession of a Prescription Legend Drug Unregistered Vehicle

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer John Cate


Shoplifting

Location: Shop Rite (319 Route 130 North) Time/Date: 1:45 PM, 11/25/2021

The officer responded to Shop Rite for a reported shoplifting. The officer located the individual in the parking lot actively running away from Loss Prevention personnel. The individual immediately complied with the officer’s command to stop running and was arrested.

Investigation revealed that the individual left the store without paying for $118.14 worth of merchandise. The individual was later released pending court action.

Defendant: Freddy Campoverde East Windsor, NJ 50 Years of Age

Charge: Shoplifting

 Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Dylan Barlow


DUI

Location: Route 33/Lake Drive Time/Date: 11:10 PM, 11/27/2021

The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing a vehicle make an improper lane change without utilizing its tum signal. 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: Giovani Jimenez Hightstown, NJ 32 Years of Age

 Charges: DUI

Reckless Driving Careless Driving Unlicensed Driver

Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle Improper Turn

Failure to Use Turn Signal Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Joshua Pohl


DUI

Location: Twin Rivers Drive/Overton Road Time/Date: 12:10 AM, 11/29/2021

The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing a vehicle failing to maintain its lane of travel. 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: Nicholas Salvadore East Windsor, NJ 50 Years of Age

Charges: DUI

Reckless Driving Careless Driving Unlicensed Driver

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

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Joshua Pohl


DUI

Location: Route 130/Hankins Road Time/Date: 8:00 PM, 11/30/2021

The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing a vehicle failing to maintain its lane of travel. 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:  Juan Garcia Trenton, NJ 44 Years of Age

Charges: Juan Garcia Trenton, NJ 44 Years of Age

DUI Reckless Driving

 Careless Driving Unlicensed Driver Driving While Suspended

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

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Thomas Nicola


DUI/Lewdness

Location: Etra Road/Disbrow Hill Road Time/Date: 11:57 PM, 12/1/2021

The officer conducted a field inquiry on vehicle that was parked at the Etra Lake boat ramp. Upon approach, the officer observed the individual committing a lewd act. 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: Steven Pozza Millstone, NJ 55 Years of Age

Charges: DUI

Reckless Driving Careless Driving

Refuse to Submit to Breath Test Lewdness

 Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Michael Whalen


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


Crunch Fitness Grand Opening in East Windsor

November 29, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members Peter Yeager, Alan Rosenberg and John Zoller joined facility executives Regional Sales Director Pam Farish-Ozoroski, General Manager Joseph Sidoti and Assistant Manager Katherine Guzman for the Grand Opening event for Crunch Fitness located in the Windsor Crossing Shopping Center directly across from The Home Depot.

Mayor Mironov stated, “East Windsor is excited to welcome Crunch Fitness, which offers a wide variety of exercise equipment and options, and a variety of health and wellness programs, including personal training and group fitness classes.  Their convenient location and extensive class schedule provides residents in the area with another avenue to maintain a year-round fitness routine.”

The original opening of Crunch Fitness in February 2020 was interrupted by the pandemic, generating this grand opening celebration.  Crunch Fitness, a 24,203 square foot facility, features state-of-the-art workout equipment, specialized high-intensity interval training equipment, free range of motion weights, cardio equipment, group fitness classes, circuit training, free weight and heavy weight areas, and other guest amenities including on-site childcare, saunas, steam rooms, tanning and massage beds.  Crunch Fitness offers over 200 fitness classes including cycling, barre, Pilates, yoga and Zumba classes, and they also sell a variety of meal replacement low glycemic, less sugar and lower calorie meal-in-a-cup menu items, as well as blended shakes and kids options.  Crunch Fitness has locations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, and Spain, including 21 locations in New Jersey.

Current hours of operation are Monday thru Thursday from 5:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M., Friday from 5:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M., and Saturday thru Sunday from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.  Registration for classes is required and available 22 hours to 30 minutes prior to a class on the Crunch app or at members.crunch.com website. Call (609) 371-7111 or visit www.crunch.com/locations/east-windsor for additional information.

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East Windsor Township Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month Held In October And Participation In Womanspace “Communities Of Light” To Be Held On December 6, 2021

November 11, 2021

EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)– Mayor Janice Mironov and Council Members David Russell, Alan Rosenberg and John Zoller, joined by Womanspace Executive Director Patricia Hart and Township police officers, proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, praising Womanspace and the Domestic Violence Victim Response Team “for their commendable efforts in focusing attention on the important community subject of domestic abuse and providing support and resources for abuse victims.”   

            Mayor Mironov stated, “East Windsor was the first municipality in Mercer County to step up and establish a Domestic Violence Victim Response Team with the help of Womanspace and our Police Department.  Mayor Mironov’s Proclamation reads, “The East Windsor Domestic Violence Victim Response Team and Womanspace have provided a coordinated community response that has served hundreds of local residents during its years of operation, and has improved many lives in our community by advocating the importance of victim safety as well as accountability for abusers.  The pro-active commitment by East Windsor Township through its Domestic Violence Victim Response Team and Womanspace visibly demonstrates to our residents and surrounding municipalities that we are united in combating domestic violence and that it is unacceptable to our entire community.”

            Mayor Mironov and Township officials further kicked off East Windsor Township’s participation in Womanspace “Communities of Light encouraging residents and local groups to join in and support this event, geared to raise funds and awareness of domestic violence and services available to victims.  Mayor Mironov stated, “We hope that our participation will help focus public attention on the important subject of domestic violence and to encourage residents to become more aware of support efforts available to victims and families.  As a community, we wish to express our strong support for organizations like Womanspace and our local Domestic Violence Victim Response Team and to recognize the important assistance they provide to victims of domestic violence.”  She added, “the lighting of luminaries is a unique means of increasing local awareness of the ongoing presence of domestic violence in all of our communities and to serve as a symbol of hope for all those who struggle with violence in their homes.”

Mayor Mironov called on all residents and businesses to participate by purchasing candles and gathering at the East Windsor Municipal Building (16 Lanning Boulevard) on December 6, 2021 at 5 p.m. to light up the East Windsor Municipal Building, followed by light refreshments.  Citizens can participate by purchasing luminary kits, containing six candles each, for $10 at any time at the Police/Municipal Court Building (80 One Mile Road) and bringing luminary kits to the event.  All proceeds will go 100% directly to Womanspace, the primary Mercer County organization providing a comprehensive array of services to individuals affected by domestic violence and dedicated to improving the quality of life of abuse victims and their families.  For further information, call (609) 448-5678, ext. 236.



Diversified Rack & Shelving Donates $10K To Area Service Organizations

October 6, 2021

EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Diversified Rack & Shelving partnered with East Windsor Township Mayor Janice S. Mironov, to present $10,000 in donations to four community organizations: $2,500 to RISE Community Service Partnership to support their food distribution program, $2,500 to Mercer County Meals on Wheels, $2,500 to Jewish Family & Children’s Service for their mobile food truck, and $2,500 to the East Windsor Senior Trust Fund for senior programming.  According to Dave Longo, President & CEO of Diversified Rack & Shelving, “These donations are part of a long-standing tradition and corporate philosophy of Diversified Rack & Shelving to support local charitable causes.”

Mayor Janice Mironov stated, “These generous donations by community spirited business Diversified Rack & Shelving provide valuable support for food distribution programs and for our valued senior citizen programs in our East Windsor community.  We are fortunate to have the opportunity to work and collaborate with each of these worthy organizations which provide such tremendous support services in our community.”  Mayor Mironov added, “Food distribution especially has been key during the pandemic so we especially value our private caring business partners such as Diversified Rack & Shelving.”

RISE Community Service Partnership is a local based center of social support which helps families and individuals by providing them with a variety of services including maintaining a year-round pantry of food and goods.  Mercer County Meals on Wheels serves homebound seniors who are 60 years and older who are unable to cook or shop for themselves through regular home visits by agency volunteers.

Jewish Family & Children’s Service mobile food truck brings the food pantry to community members who may experience transportation barriers, physical mobility or financial limitations for healthy food choices. The East Windsor Senior Trust Fund provides resources for a diverse array of senior programs and socialization opportunities facilitated through the East Windsor Senior Center.

Diversified Rack & Shelving, located on Route 130 North, is a family-owned business since 1990 that supplies industrial racks and shelving of all sizes and configurations.  They are one of the largest suppliers of used racks, shelving and material handling equipment on the East Coast, providing a sustainable and environmentally friendly option to their customers.


East Windsor Police Blotter Through November 3, 2021

November 4, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–The East Windsor Township Police Department initiated the following police reports through Wednesday, November 3, 2021.


Receiving Stolen Property

Location: Route 130 South/Hankins Road Time/Date: 1:30 PM, 10/22/2021

The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing the vehicle fail to observe a traffic signal. Investigation revealed that the license plate displayed on the vehicle was fictitious and the vehicle was reported stolen out of New York City. The driver was arrested and later released pending court action.

Defendant:

Charges:

Shamari Robinson Bronx, NY

23 Years of Age

Receiving Stolen Property Failure to Observe Signal Fictitious Plates

Failure to Exhibit Driver’s License

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Brian Rust


Drug Paraphernalia

Location: Twin Rivers Drive North Time/Date: 3:00 PM, 10/23/2021

The officer responded to a parking lot on Twin Rivers Drive North to assist an individual in locating his vehicle. The officers located the vehicle and observed drug paraphernalia in plain view. The officers conducted a search of the vehicle and recovered the drug paraphernalia. The individual was arrested and later released pending court action.

Defendant:

Charges:

Brian Acevedo East Windsor, NJ 25 Years of Age

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Juan Polanco


DUI

Location: Route 130/Hickory Comer Road Time/Date: 11:00 PM, 10/24/2021

The officer responded to Route 130 south near Hickory Comer Road for a repmi of a vehicle driving on the rim. The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing the vehicle driving on the rim. 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:             Stacy Hayes Jamesburg, NJ 49 Years of Age

Charges:                 DUI

Reckless Driving Careless Driving Unsafe Tires

Under the Influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Juan Polanco


Disorderly Conduct Location: Colonade Motel

Time/Date: 6:05 PM, 10/25/2021

The officer responded to the parking lot of the Colonade Motel for a disturbance. The individual appeared intoxicated and was shouting obscenities at tenants and refused to return to his room.

The individual was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct and began to flee from the officer once handcuffed. The officer quickly regained control of the individual and transported him to police headquarters. The individual was later released pending court action

Defendant:            Matthew Wojtowicz East Windsor, NJ 31 Years of Age

Charges:                 Obstructing Justice Disorderly conduct Harassment

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Michael Pidhorecki


DUI

Location: Route 571/Route 535 Time/Date: 4:40 PM, 11/02/2021

The officer responded to the intersection of Route 571 and Route 535 for a reported motor vehicle. collision. No injuries were sustained. Investigation revealed that the driver failed to observe a

red signal and collided with another vehicle in the intersection. 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:             Hugo Davila-Rafael Trenton, NJ

51 Years of Age

Charges:                DUI

Reckless Driving Careless Driving

Failure to Observe Signal Unlicensed Driver Uninsured Vehicle Umegistered Vehicle Obstructing Traffic

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Juan Polanco


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


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.

East Windsor Police Blotter Through October 20, 2021

October 22, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–The East Windsor Township Police Department initiated the following police reports through Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

1. DUI

Location: Dorchester Drive Time/Date: 8:43 PM, 10/14/2021

The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing the vehicle with an obstructed view. 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:             Mario Jimenez, East Windsor, NJ 35 Years of Age

Charges:                DUI

Reckless Driving Careless Driving Obstructed View

Failure to Dim High Beams

Consumption of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Thomas Nicola


2. DUI

Location: Route 571/Route 130 Time/Date: 4:00 PM, 10/15/2021

The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop after discovering that the driver’s license was suspended. 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:

Charges:

Paul Rutzler,

East Windsor, NJ 52 Years of Age

DUI

Reckless Driving Careless Driving

Driving While Suspended Unlicensed Driver Uninsured Motor Vehicle

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Nicholas Hoffman


3. DUI

Location: Dutch Neck Road/Oak Creek Road Time/Date: 2:15 PM, 10/17/2021

The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing the vehicle failing to maintain its lane of travel. 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:             Juan Ordonez-Toledo,

East Windsor, NJ 38 Years of Age

Charges:                DUI

Reckless Driving Careless Driving

Failure to Maintain Lane Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Michael Pidhorecki


4. Eluding

Location: Route 130/Route 571 Time/Date: 4:55 PM, 10/17/2021

The officer attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop after observing the vehicle fail to observe a traffic signal.   The vehicle failed to stop and eluded the officer in a reckless manner by committing multiple infractions in the immediate vicinity of several pedestrians. The East Brunswick Police later located the driver at a residence in their jurisdiction and placed him under arrest. The individual was detained in the Mercer County Jail pending court action.

Defendant:             Amir Cureton,

East Brunswick, NJ 33 Years of Age

Charges:                 Eluding Obstructing Justice Reckless Driving Careless Driving

Driving While Suspended Unlicensed Driver

Failure to Stop for Emergency Vehicle Disregard Traffic Control Device X2 Circumventing a Traffic Signal Obstructing Traffic

Failure to Maintain Lane Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Nicholas Hoffmann


5. Assault on Law Enforcement Officer Location: Probasco Road

Time/Date: 6:30 PM, 10/18/2021

The officer responded to the area of Kipling Lane for a report of individuals possibly arguing. The officer located one of the involved individuals walking on Wyckoff Mills Road. The officer discovered that the individual had an active warrant and attempted to place the individual under arrest. The individual physically resisted and spit on the officer. The individual was eventually arrested and later released pending court action.

Defendant:            Sukhjit Singh, East Windsor, NJ 25 Years of Age

Charges:                Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer

Resisting Arrest

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Evan McNamara


6. Theft

Location: Walmart (839 Route 130 North) Time/Date: 10:30 PM, 10/18/2021

The officer responded to Walmart for a reported shoplifting. The individual left prior to police arrival, but a Hightstown police officer stopped the suspect vehicle nearby. Investigation revealed that the individual left the store without paying for $598.28 worth of merchandise. The individual was placed under arrest and later released pending court action.

Defendant:                  Staisha Signal, Hamilton,  NJ 24 Years of Age

Charges:                Shoplifting

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Joseph Amejka


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


Trenton Man Charged With 4 Counts Assault By Auto – DUI, Reckless Driving, Careless Driving, Failure To Maintain Lane And Open Container In East Windsor Crash That Injured Allentown High School Students

October 21, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–East Windsor Police have charged a Trenton man that caused a serious crash the morning of September 20, 2021 that injured Allentown High School students that at least two are also on the soccer team for the high school.

According to police, in the course of the investigation, a Mercer County Superior Court Judge granted a search warrant to obtain blood from the driver of the truck. The blood was subsequently collected and analyzed. The toxicology report revealed that the driver’s blood alcohol content was above the legal limit. The investigation also revealed that the driver of the truck was at fault as his vehicle crossed the double yellow lines and entered the westbound lanes of travel. The driver was arrested, charged, and released pending court action.

Defendant:

Charges:

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

Assault by Auto – 4 Counts DUI

Reckless Driving Careless Driving

Failure to Maintain Lane

Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle


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



Original MidJersey.News story here:

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.





Car Overturns On Mercer Street In East Windsor

October 21, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Around 7:00 a.m. a vehicle traveling on Route 33/Mercer Street near Airport Road left the roadway and overturned. East Windsor Police, East Windsor Fire Company, Hightstown Engine Company and Robbinsville Fire Department responded to the scene for a vehicle on its roof and on fire. Upon arrival it was determined that the occupants were able to get out of the vehicle on their own and the vehicle was not on fire. Police closed Mercer Street between Airport Road and Hickory Corner Road and until the vehicle could be removed from the roadway. Robbinsville EMS responded to the scene as well as Hightstown and East Windsor EMS but no patients were transported to the hospital. The crash is being investigated by the East Windsor Police Department. No further details are available at this time.

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.
 
 Additional information, as it becomes available, will be sent via
 Public Information Statements and also posted on our social media
 platforms.
 






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.