Category: Millstone

UPDATE: Gofundme To Help Allentown High Students Involved In Serious Accident Yesterday Is Now Closed, Refunds Will Be Issued

At this time the families have asked to keep the matter private.

September 21, 2021–Update

From Gofundme organizer Charlie Pallitto, We would like to thank everyone for their generous support to the families involved in Monday’s accident. At this time the families have asked to keep the matter private. We would like to refund all donations and apologize for any inconvenience. You should expect a refund from GoFundMe within 7 days. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families involved.

ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–A Gofundme has been set up for Celso Eurich, Mathew Eurich, Jordan Duffy and Charlie Duffy who were involved in a serious motor vehicle accident yesterday morning in East Windsor. All were seriously injured and remain in the hospital at the time of this posting. According to Allentown High School Principal Connie Embley in a letter sent out to parents earlier today, “At this time, the boys are still dealing with serious injuries and we all remain hopeful for the recovery process to begin soon.”

The Gofundme organized by, Charlie Pallitto of Millstone reads:

On Monday, September 20, 2021, at approximately 7:00 a.m., Celso Eurich, Mathew Eurich, Jordan Duffy & Charlie Duffy were found in a serious automobile accident. There is not much we can do in a tragic situation like this other than send our prayers to the families, and keep them in our thoughts. All of the donations will be equally split between both of the family’s caught in this terrible accident. Any donations would be extremely appreciated. these are great families and we are trying to do the most we can to help them, Thank you.



Dear Parents,

On behalf of the Duffy’s and Eurich’s they appreciate your concern and prayers.  At this time, the boys are still dealing with serious injuries and we all remain hopeful for the recovery process to begin soon.  While the boys are in ICU, they cannot receive any visitors or any flowers, food or items.  While the thoughts are very much appreciated, please do not  allow your children to go to the hospital or send anything.    There will be time to shower them with things as they recover.  Luckily, there are no head injuries with any of the boys.

Please continue to pray, that is the most important thing at this time.  As soon as we know what we can do to help the families, I will let you know.

This is such a great community and your support is very much appreciated.  I will keep you updated.


Connie Embley


NJ State Police Seeking Public’s Assistance with Identifying Theft Suspects In Millstone Car Burglaries

August 25, 2021

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying four suspects who allegedly committed a series of car burglaries in Monmouth County.

On Tuesday, August 17, troopers from Troop “C” Hamilton Station began investigating several car burglaries that were reported between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. in Millstone Township.

During the investigation, troopers discovered that four suspects committed the burglaries. The suspects were caught on video surveillance entering numerous cars, rummaging through interior compartments, and removing numerous items. It is believed the suspects arrived in a unknown dark-colored SUV with an unknown license plate. The suspects are also wanted in connection to three motor vehicle thefts in Millstone during the same time period.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Troop “C” Hamilton Station at 609-584-5000 ext 5297.

Anonymous tips are welcome.

We would like to remind the public to always lock your car doors, never leave valuables inside of your car, and never leave your keys in the car.


An email notice last week from Millstone Township about recent car thefts:

There have been a rash of auto thefts in Millstone Township and surrounding towns recently and practically every one of them had the keys or key fobs left in the car.

The New Jersey State Police offer simple tips to avoid auto theft:

1.    Always lock your car.

2.    Remove the keys and key fobs from your car.

3.    Never leave valuables in the car.

4.    Don’t leave your car running.

5.    Set the home location of your GPS to a nearby location, not your home.

6.    Activate the account for your factory installed tracking system.

7.    Know your license plate.

If your car is stolen, immediately call 911 and your insurance company.



Hazardous Materials Response In Millstone Township For Large Diesel Fuel Spill

August 24, 2021

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–Millstone Township firefighters responded to a gas station at the corner of Rt 537 and Rt 526 Trenton-Lakewood Road this afternoon for a fuel spill. There were reports that there was an overfill of diesel fuel. Millstone firefighters applied oil absorbent and pads to keep the fuel from getting into the storm drain. The Monmouth County Hazardous Materials Team was called to the scene to help mitigate the incident. No further information is available.


State Police Seeking to Return Stolen Pieces of Jewelry to Owners

August 20, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The New Jersey State Police have recovered several pieces of jewelry during a motor vehicle stop in Monmouth County and are seeking to return the recovered items to the owners.

On August 11, troopers from Troop “C” Hamilton Station stopped a vehicle reported stolen out of Howell Township in Millstone Township. During the stop, troopers recovered several pieces of stolen jewelry within the vehicle.

Troopers recovered the following items:

•Gold ring engraved with “R to M 5-25-68”

•Gold love bracelet

•Silver chain with heart and a cat in the middle

•MGH Pin

•H Pin

•Santa Pin

•Locket with leaves

•Assorted jewelry

Anyone who may be a victim is asked to contact Trooper Mario Fernandez of the New Jersey State Police Hamilton Station at 609-584-5000 ext. 5297.


Vehicle Overturns On I-195, Crashes Into Woods Entrapping The Occupant In Millstone Township

August 10, 2021

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–The Millstone Township Fire Department and Hope Fire Company of Allentown were dispatched to I-195 East Bound near mile marker 15 for a reported overturned vehicle with entrapment at 5:26 a.m.

When firefighters arrived the found a vehicle overturned on the side of the highway in the woods with a person trapped. Firefighters worked to free the person from the vehicle and transferred care to EMS.

It was unclear if the person was transported to the hospital.

New Jersey State Police are investigating.



Freehold Man Identified Drowned In Millstone Township Pool

July 31, 2021

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–New Jersey State Police Sgt. Philip Curry told MidJersey.news that Troopers responded to 59 Conover Road in Millstone at 6:43 p.m. on July 30, for the reports of an unresponsive male that was pulled from the bottom of a swimming pool. 

Preliminary information indicates that Guilebaldo Ramos, 30, of Freehold, NJ was swimming with several co-workers on their employer’s property when Ramos was observed at the bottom of the deep end of the pool.  He was removed by his co-workers who then attempted life-saving measures.  Millstone Township Fire-EMS and paramedics arrived on scene and Ramos was subsequently pronounced deceased.  This incident remains under investigation by the New Jersey State Police.


Millstone Township Man Admits Defrauding Department Of Veterans Affairs Of Over $200K

July 21, 2021

NEWARK, N.J. – A Monmouth County, New Jersey, man today admitted he defrauded the Department of Veterans Affairs of over $200,0000 in survivor’s pension benefits over 12 years, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Melvin Greenspan, 72, of Perrineville, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti in Newark federal court to an information charging him with conversion of government funds.

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

The Department of Veteran’s Affairs provided survivor’s pension benefits to Greenspan’s mother because of Greenspan’s father’s prior military service. Those benefits, intended only for surviving spouses of military members, were made through electronic funds transfers into Greenspan’s mother’s bank account beginning in September 1971 and continuing after that date. After Greenspan’s mother died in 2006, Greenspan did not notify the Department of Veterans Affairs about his mother’s death and made withdrawals of the survivor’s pension benefits from his mother’s bank account between 2006 and 2018, totaling $201,166.

The charge of conversion of government funds carries a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss from the offense, whichever is greatest. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 22, 2021.

Acting U.S. Attorney Honig credited special agents of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General, Northeast Field Office, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Christopher F. Algieri, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Levin of the Violent Crimes Unit in Newark.

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Defense counsel: Vincent LaPaglia Esq., Hoboken, New Jersey


Great Adventure Entrance Ramp Accident Causes Traffic Backups

July 10, 2021

JACKSON, NJ (OCEAN)–Around 1:00 p.m. a vehicle crash was reported on the Six Flags Great Adventure ramp from Route 537 to the park. Upon EMS and police arrival an accident was found at the top of the bridge. It was reported one person was hurt in the accident and transported to a local hospital.

The accident caused a traffic backup from I-195 to the park entrance on Route 537 in the west bound direction. In the east bound direction Route 537 was backed up about two miles past Hawkin Road. It took about an hour and a half for the traffic to completely subside according to Google Maps. Traffic is currently flowing normal for a weekend at this time.

GRIDLOCK: Traffic Woes Continue From Six Flags Great Adventure Weekend Traffic In Jackson, Upper Freehold And Millstone

July 5, 2021

UPPER FREEHOLD, MILLSTONE, NJ (MONMOUTH)–JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)–Another weekend another traffic jam at Six Flags Great Adventure on Route 537 in Jackson Township. The Jackson Township Police Department earlier today issued a “Traffic Advisory” for a high volume of traffic heading into Six Flags Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor. Jackson Township Police closed jug handles at intersections/traffic lights to try and help keep the traffic flowing.

Google Traffic was showing backups on County Road 537 West Bound 2 miles from Holmson to Great Adventure Gate. County Route 537 East Bound backed up over 2 miles from past Hawkin Road to the Great Adventure Gate. Interstate I-195 East bound was backed up at times over 4 miles or 5 miles from the Great Adventure Gate.

Local roadways were also backed up as people tried to find other was into the park. Problems were reported on Emely’s Hill Road, Millers Mill Road, Pine Drive and others. Residents reported being blocked in their own driveways by the traffic and gridlock conditions.

NJ Department of Transportation 511NJ issued several Tweets today on Six Flags Great Adventure Traffic:





Facebook user Joline B. from Millstone wrote:

The Great Adventure traffic has bled over onto Pine Drive. Our driveways are blocked by cars, in gridlock, looking for a way to shortcut into GA. There is no shortcut through this neighborhood!!! No one answers the traffic line at the Jackson Sate Police location. We are all stuck at home. This is ridiculous. Great Adventure needs to fund/supply additional police so that this does NOT happen. Very frustrated and it is getting worse by the week.


Jackson Township Police Traffic Advisory for July 5, 2021:

**TRAFFIC ADVISORY**

Rt. 537/Monmouth Road is experiencing a high volume of traffic heading in to Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor. Our Officers and NJSP are in the area monitoring the situation and also dealing with multiple minor motor vehicle accidents. We have just been advised that the majority of the traffic appears to be heading to Hurricane Harbor and as a result the water park has just reached its attendance capacity and it has been closed to further entry. As a result the traffic backup will likely get worse. Please use caution if you need to travel through the area.


June 6, 2021 MidJersey.news article on Six Flags Great Adventure Traffic: Traffic Alert: Avoid 537 In Area Of Great Adventure Due To Traffic Jam; Jackson Police Issue Statement On Traffic



Traffic Alert: Avoid 537 In Area Of Great Adventure Due To Traffic Jam; Jackson Police Issue Statement On Traffic

June 6, 2021

JACKSON, PLUMSTED (OCEAN)-MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP AND UPPER FREEHOLD, NJ (MONMOUTH)–Jackson Township Police Department has issued a statement on the traffic backup on Route 537 in Jackson Township, entering and exiting Six Flags Great Adventure.

Currently Google Maps Traffic has the backup on Rt. 537 from Six Flags entrance to I-195 (1 Mile)

In the opposite direction on Rt. 537 backup starts in Plumsted Township, near Loveman Road to the main entrance of Great Adventure. (2.75 Miles)

In Upper Freehold Township traffic is backed up on Millers Mill Road all the way to Red Valley Road near the curve according to Google Maps. (1 mile on Millers Mill and an additional 1 Mile on Rt. 537 for a total of at least 2 miles in backup)

Jackson Township Police:

We are WELL aware of the heavy traffic in Rt. 537/Monmouth Road leading to Six Flags Great Adventure. It’s that time of that year. Security and the authorities working there have all been advised. Please be patient and refrain from calling us to further advise us of the traffic situations unless you have a police emergency and need our assistance. Dispatch is being overloaded with calls for the traffic situation. Everyone is doing the best they can to accommodate everyone and get everyone in and out safely. Thank you all and stay cool today!!!!


NJSP Seek Help Locating Missing 13-Year-Old Girl From Millstone Township

May 26, 2021

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–New Jersey State Police Seeking Public’s Assistance with Locating Missing 13-year-old Girl The New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit and State Police Hamilton Station are seeking the public’s assistance with locating Natalee Perez, 13, of Millstone, N.J. Natalee is described as a light-skinned Hispanic female, 5’4”, 180 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. She was last seen wearing an orange shirt, blue jeans, black jacket, and a pair of black Adidas sneakers. Natalee was last seen on Saturday, May 22, at her residence and is believed to be in the North Philadelphia area. Anyone with information is asked to call the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit at (609) 882-2000, ext. 2554 or NJSP Hamilton Station at 609-584-5000 ext. 5287.



Roof Fire In Millstone Quickly Extinguished

May 4, 2021

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–Around 2:47 p.m. the Millstone Township Fire Department was dispatched to 500 Route 33 West Bound for a roof fire with initial reports of workers trapped on the roof. Additional mutual aid was requested from Monroe Township, Manalapan, Freehold Township #1, and Englishtown. Hightstown Fire Company was requested as a RIT team. Upon arrival firefighters found a fire on the roof and workers trying to extinguish the fire using garden hoses and fire extinguishers, no workers were trapped on the roof. The building was laddered and the fire was extinguished.

It appears the fire started when workers set the roof on fire using propane torches on a roof replacement project. The Millstone Township Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the fire. The Millstone Township Construction Office was also notified and will respond. There were reports of workers working without a fire or construction permit for a torch-down roof repair-replacement.

No additional information is available at this time.

Monmouth County, Perrineville, NJ Man And Other NJ Residents Injured In San Diego, CA Shooting

April 28, 2021

SAN DIEGO, CA–On April 22, 2021, at 10:30 p.m., the San Diego Police Communications Center received numerous calls reporting that a shooting had occurred at 500 J Street in the Gaslamp District. More calls were received stating that the suspect had walked away and been involved in another shooting at 5th Avenue and Island Avenue.

Officers from Central Division arrived at 500 J Street and found a male down on the sidewalk with at least one apparent gunshot wound to his upper body. Officers began providing medical aid until relieved by San Diego Fire-Rescue personnel. Unfortunately, the male was pronounced deceased at the scene.

San Diego Police Homicide Detectives were called to the scene and are currently investigating the incident. While this complicated investigation continues, detectives have learned the male was standing on the sidewalk at 500 J Street when he was confronted by the suspect. Without provocation, the suspect produced a handgun and fired at the victim. The suspect began to walk away, but quickly turned and fired again at the victim. The suspect then walked northbound on 5th Avenue where he confronted a group of males at 500 5th Avenue. The suspect again produced a handgun and fired at the group, striking 4 of them. The suspect continued walking northbound, but was followed by citizens who detained him as officers arrived at that location. The suspect continued to struggle with officers, prompting an officer to deploy his Taser to subdue the suspect. He was taken into custody without further incident. A firearm was recovered from the suspect.

The deceased male has been identified as Justice Boldin, 28. He was employed as a valet when he was killed.

The injured males have also been identified. Vincent Gazzani, a 27 year-old resident of Perrineville, New Jersey, sustained serious gunshot injuries to his upper body. Gazzani remains hospitalized in stable condition. Steven Ely, a 68 year-old resident of San Diego, remains hospitalized in stable condition with a gunshot wound to his torso. Alexander Balis, a 26 year-old resident of Mullica Hill, New Jersey, has been released from the hospital after being treated for a gunshot wound to his arm. Jatil Kodati, a 28 year-old resident of Jersey City, New Jersey, was treated at the scene for a gunshot injury to his arm.

The suspect, Travis Sarreshteh, 32, has been arrested. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment after the Taser deployment and other injuries sustained when he was tackled by citizens.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.


April 23, 2021 press release:

On April 22, 2021, at 10:30 p.m., the San Diego Police Communications Center received numerous calls reporting that a shooting had occurred at 500 J Street in the Gaslamp District. More calls were received stating that the suspect had walked away and been involved in another shooting at 5th Avenue and Island Avenue.

Officers from Central Division arrived at 500 J Street and found a male down on the sidewalk with at least one apparent gunshot wound to his upper body. Officers began providing medical aid until relieved by San Diego Fire-Rescue personnel. Unfortunately, the male was pronounced deceased at the scene.

San Diego Police Homicide Detectives were called to the scene and are currently investigating the incident. While it is still early in this complicated investigation, detectives have learned the male was standing on the sidewalk at 500 J Street when he was confronted by the suspect. After a brief verbal exchange, the suspect produced a handgun and fired at the victim. The suspect began to walk away, but quickly turned and fired again at the victim. The suspect then walked northbound on 5th Avenue where he confronted a group of males at 500 5th Avenue. The suspect again produced a handgun and fired at the group, striking 4 of them. The suspect continued walking northbound, but was followed by citizens who attempted to detain him as officers arrived at that location. The suspect continued to struggle with officers, prompting an officer to deploy his Taser to subdue the suspect. He was taken into custody without further incident. A firearm was recovered from the suspect.

Detectives remain at the scene, collecting evidence and attempting to locate witnesses. Traffic in the area is expected to be impacted for several hours as the investigation continues.

The deceased male has been identified, however his name is not being released at this time. He is described as a 28 year-old White male.

The injured males have also been identified, however their names are not being released at this time. They are described as a 27 year-old White male with serious gunshot injuries to his upper body, a 68 year-old White male with a gunshot wound to his torso, and a 26 year-old White male with a gunshot wound to his arm. These victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. A 5th victim, a 28 year-old male with a gunshot injury to his arm, was treated at the scene.

The suspect has been arrested, however his name is not being released at this time. He is described as a 32 year-old White male. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment after the Taser deployment and other injuries sustained when he was tackled by citizens.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.


OUT OF GAS: Trenton Man In Custody After Armed Carjacking In Morrisville, PA, Ends In Robbinsville, NJ

April 23, 2021 — Updated

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Police Department Detective Captain Peter Weremijenko told MidJersey.news that on Thursday April 22, 2021 around 10:08 pm Trenton Police Offices Olix Heredia and Marvin Hebert were on patrol in the area of West End Avenue when they saw a 2019 Jeep Compass, bearing a Pennsylvania license plate, driving in the area.  The officers were aware that the vehicle was reported as carjacked at gunpoint earlier in the evening in Morrisville PA.  The officers attempted to stop the vehicle when the driver of the Jeep accelerated and drove away.  Officers Heredia and Hebert continued to pursue the carjacked Jeep through the City of Trenton, onto Rt 195, then onto Rt 130.  The pursuit ended when the Jeep ran out of gas on Rt 130 south in Robbinsville.  The New Jersey State Police and Robbinsville Police Department assisted the Trenton Police Department to bring this incident to a peaceful conclusion. 

 Taken into custody and charged was:

Christopher R. Hersey, 30-year-old male from General Greene Ave. in Trenton

  • Eluding (2nd degree) 2C:29-2b
  • Several motor vehicle violations

New Jersey State Police Sgt. Philip Curry of the Public Information Unit told MidJersey.news that, on Thursday, April 22, at 10:15 p.m. Trenton Police Department notified the New Jersey State Police that they were engaged in a pursuit with a stolen vehicle that was heading out of Trenton. 

Troopers joined the pursuit as it continued on I-195 before the suspect vehicle exited the highway and traveled through multiple jurisdictions.  During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle struck two marked pursuing NJSP vehicles.

The pursuit concluded on US-130 south MP 65 in Robbinsville Township where the suspect, Christopher Hersey, 30, of Trenton, N.J.  was arrested.

Hersey was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, criminal mischief and was lodged at the Mercer County Jail.




Video of pursuit in Trenton by Waterfront Park-Arm and Hammer Stadium on Route 29 Video by MidJersey.news reader Jacqueline Leslie

See last night’s breaking news story here: Armed suspect leads multiple police agencies on high speed pursuit after carjacking in Trenton, ends in Robbinsville



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Armed suspect leads multiple police agencies on high speed pursuit after carjacking in Trenton, ends in Robbinsville


UPDATE HERE: OUT OF GAS: Trenton Man In Custody After Armed Carjacking In Morrisville, PA, Ends In Robbinsville, NJ


April 23, 2021

By: Tyler Eckel

BREAKING NEWS REPORT: This is a breaking news report from radio reports, on scene information, and sources. Once official information is available, the post will be updated.

TRENTON (MERCER)– A police pursuit involving multiple jurisdictions occurred late Thursday night following a carjacking of a Jeep Compass in Trenton.

Trenton Police called the pursuit around 10:00 pm, after a reported carjacking in the city. State Police joined the chase once the suspect vehicle got onto I-195. The vehicle continued to flee Eastbound on I-195 to Route 537 in Jackson, where he turned back around and went Westbound. The suspect exited I-195 into Hamilton, where he fled down Klockner Road and got onto Route 130. The pursuit continued on Route 130 Northbound to South Brunswick, where the suspect then turned around again, going South on Route 130. The suspect was reported to be armed with a gun. The vehicle reached speeds of 130 miles per hour while running red lights, and reportedly crashed into a few State Police troop cars during the pursuit.

The chase finally came to an end at about 11:03 pm in front of the A&M Market on Route 130 in Robbinsville. One male was taken into custody and transported to the hospital.

Vehicle drove though several towns including, Trenton, Hamilton Township, Robbinsville Township, Upper Freehold Township, Millstone Township, Jackson Township, East Windsor, Cranbury, South Brunswick, North Brunswick.

This is a developing story. Check back for more info.






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Crash On I-195 East Bound At Exit 16 Injures One, One Arrested For Suspicion Of DWI

April 12, 2021 — Updated

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–NJ State Police tells MidJersey.news that at 10:36 am a crash occurred involving a Toyota and a Volvo XC40. The vehicles were traveling east bound on I-195 just prior to Exit 16B (County Road 537) at mile marker 16.6 one of the vehicles overturned.

Millstone Township Fire Department Fire and EMS responded to the scene. Upon arrival there was no entrapment but 1 person was injured from the Volvo and was transported to Centra State Medical Center in Freehold.

NJ State Police was on scene investigating and appeared to have one person under arrest but it was unclear what involvement that person had in the crash.

NJ DOT closed the left lane until the vehicles could be removed.

The driver of the Toyota was arrested at the scene for suspicion of DWI.  The crash remains under investigation.


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Workers Making Roof Repairs Set Roofing Materials Ablaze Quickly Extinguished

February 17, 2021

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–Just after 11:00 am Millstone Township Fire Department was dispatched to 532 Route 537-Monmouth Road for a fire on a roof of a commercial building with reported smoke and flames visible. Mutual Aid fire departments from Hope Fire Company-Allentown, Plumstead Township-New Egypt Fire Company, Jackson Township and Monroe Township were dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival firefighters reported light smoke and fire from the roof and were able to quickly knock the fire down bringing it under control within minutes. Initial radio reports are that workers on the roof making repairs caught the roofing materials on fire using a torch. The fire is under investigation by the Millstone Township Fire Marshal’s Office and no additional details are available at this time. Firefighters remained on scene for at least an hour for overhaul and checking for hot spots. Thanks to a quick response and extinguishment by firefighters, the business was expected to reopen shortly with almost no business interruption.

Storm Updates For Selected Towns

February 1, 2021

For the latest information on your township’s trash collection or town office information visit your local town’s website. Here are current updates for selected towns:

MANASQUAN–


ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)– Municipal Offices are closed on Tuesday, February 2 and Tuesday’s trash collection is postponed to Saturday, February 6. Any questions please contact the Public Works Department at 609-259-0422. See Robbinsville Township’s website for all updates here.


ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–Borough Hall is closed on Tuesday, February 2nd. Due to a heavy accumulation of snow today, overnight and into tomorrow, Borough Hall will be closed on Tuesday, February 2nd with our municipal office staff working remotely. All calls will go to voice mail. For an email directory click here. We do not have an update on tomorrow’s recycling collection at this time. An update will be posted once it is available. Tomorrow’s Council meeting is still scheduled for 7PM. All elected officials are asked to attend remotely on Zoom.  For Allentown updates see this link.


HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Township Offices will be CLOSED tomorrow, Tuesday, February 2nd. Garbage collection scheduled for Tuesday, February 2nd will be cancelled in order to assist with the snow removal process. The Hamilton Township Council meeting is still scheduled for Tuesday, February 2nd at 6:30 PM via Zoom. Participants may join by visiting: http://www.zoom.us/join or by phone 1-929-205-6099 Meeting ID: 946 3214 8692 Passcode: 444652 Please remember to exercise caution if you must travel. To see when your street is scheduled to be plowed be sure visit Snow Plow Sal.


MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)– Check website for updates here.


EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–For latest East Windsor information check the e-alert section of the website you can access that page here.

Due to current winter storm conditions:

  • No Township Curbside Garbage Collection Will Occur Tomorrow Tuesday, February 2. Garbage Collection for Area #2 residents, normally on Tuesday, February 2, will be on the next scheduled collection date of Friday, February 5.
  • Residents are strongly reminded to remove ALL vehiclesfrom Township roadways to allow for snow removal.
  • Residents are reminded to clear all snow from sidewalks and fire hydrants within 24 hours of the end of the snow fall.

SOUTH BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER, REPUBLIC SERVICES HAS CANCELLED ALL TRASH AND RECYCLING COLLECTIONS FOR MONDAY FEB, 1ST AND TUESDAY, FEB 2ND

They are scheduled to resume regular operations on Wednesday, February 3rd. All of Monday’s and Tuesday’s material will be collected next week on their regular day. Sorry for any inconvenience. Any further questions, please call the Garbage and Recycling Dept. at (732)329-4000 Ext 7274

For the latest information for South Brunswick visit the website here.


EWING TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–UPDATED TRASH PICKUP DELAY INFORMATION FOR FEB. 2ND, 2021

Due to the weather conditions scheduled trash pickup for today, Monday February 1st, has been delayed until Friday, February 5th, and the scheduled trash pickup for Tuesday, February 2nd, has been delayed until Saturday, February 6th.

Please do not put out your trash for these delayed pickups until the rescheduled day to help keep the road clear for plows. Thank you for your cooperation and stay warm.

For the latest information for Ewing Township visit the township’s website here.


Millstone Township Fire Department Starts Ambulance Services This Morning At 6 AM

November 30, 2020

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–This morning at 6:00 am the Millstone Township Fire Department will be providing ambulance service out of the firehouse. The program is run by the Millstone Township Fire District #1 with a shared service agreement with the Township of Millstone.






Wires Burn On Route 130, Creates Power Problems

November 15, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE-EAST WINDSOR-WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)-MILLSTONE (MONMOUTH)–Gusty winds from an approaching line of storms moving though the area caused several power issues in the Mercer County and Monmouth County areas.

In Robbinsville around 7:15 pm a falling tree branch from a tree on Route 130 near the Oakwood Motel fell onto electrical wires causing a fire. Robbinsville Township Police Closed Route 130 south bound at Meadowbrook Road until the burning branch fell and self extinguished. The Robbinsville Township Fire Department stood by on the south bound side of the roadway until the fire was out and the area was safe. The roadway was reopened a short time later. There were several other related power issued with this event, several Robbinsville residents have reported power issues and issues have appeared to been resolved at the time of this report. If not restored notify your power company.

As of 9:10 pm the PSE&G outage map reports Robbinsville Township clear. The JCP&L outage map shows a couple of outages in East Windsor and West Windsor near Hankins Road, Village Road East and Old Trenton Road.

In Millstone Township Monmouth County between 100 and 500 JCP&L customers are out of power from a power line down and burning on Millstone Road between Sweetmans Lane and Bittner Road.


UPDATE: 56 Year Old Wall Township Man Dies In Motorcycle Vs Car Crash In Millstone, Passenger Still In Serious Condition

November 9, 2020 11:53 am with additional update at 6:45 pm with additional details.


November 9, 2020 6:45 pm update:

Trooper Charles Marchan of the NJ State Police Public Information Bureau told MidJersey.News tonight, that Based on preliminary investigation, Emily C. Dengler was operating a Honda Accord westbound on Stagecoach Road CR 524. William F. Morelli, was operating a Harley Davidson eastbound on Stagecoach Road CR 524 with Laura Zylinski as a rear passenger. The Honda ran off the road, struck a mailbox and re-entered the roadway colliding with the front of the Harley. Both occupants of the motorcycle were ejected.

William Morelli, 56, from Wall, NJ was pronounced at 1:48 p.m.


November 9, 2020 11:53 am update:

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–NJ State Police Sgt. Lawrence Peele of the Public Information Bureau told MidJersey.News that the driver of the motorcycle in yesterday’s crash, William Morelli, 56, of Wall, N.J., died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash at Centra State Hospital.  The passenger remains in serious condition at Jersey Shore Medical Center.


See yesterday’s story here: Developing: Serious Accident Car Vs Motorcycle In Millstone, 1 Flown To Jersey Shore, 1 Other Transported To CentraState



Yesterday: (November 8, 2020)

3:30 pm update: Trooper II Alejandro Goez, from the NJ State Police Public Information Bureau told MidJersey.News that an accident was reported at 12:33 pm in the area of 125 Stagecoach Road in Millstone Twp. involving a car and a motorcycle.

There were no reported injuries to the driver of the car. The driver and occupant of the motorcycle sustained serious injuries. One was airlifted to Jersey Shore Medical and the other was taken via ambulance to Centra State Hospital.

The road is currently shutdown for the accident investigation.


Earlier MidJersey.News story here:

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–Around 12:30 pm a serious accident occurred, in the 100 Block of Stagecoach Road (CR 524) between Stillhouse Road and Charleston Spring Road. Millstone Township Fire Department, RWJ EMS, paramedics, NJSP and two helicopters were sent to the scene.

Not much is known about the accident but one person was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center by Hackensack Meridian Health helicopter and another person was transported to CentraState Medical Center by ground.

Expect the roadway to be closed until the accident investigation is completed by the NJSP Serious Accident Investigation Unit.

Developing: Serious Accident Car Vs Motorcycle In Millstone, 1 Flown To Jersey Shore, 1 Other Transported To CentraState


See MidJersey.News November 9, 2020 update here: UPDATE: 56 Year Old Wall Township Man Dies In Motorcycle Vs Car Crash In Millstone, Passenger Still In Serious Condition


November 8, 2020 Updated at 3:30 pm with NJSP Information below:


3:30 pm update: Trooper II Alejandro Goez, from the NJ State Police Public Information Bureau told MidJersey.News that an accident was reported at 12:33 pm in the area of 125 Stagecoach Road in Millstone Twp. involving a car and a motorcycle.

There were no reported injuries to the driver of the car. The driver and occupant of the motorcycle sustained serious injuries. One was airlifted to Jersey Shore Medical and the other was taken via ambulance to Centra State Hospital.

The road is currently shutdown for the accident investigation.


Earlier MidJersey.News story here:

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–Around 12:30 pm a serious accident occurred, in the 100 Block of Stagecoach Road (CR 524) between Stillhouse Road and Charleston Spring Road. Millstone Township Fire Department, RWJ EMS, paramedics, NJSP and two helicopters were sent to the scene.

Not much is known about the accident but one person was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center by Hackensack Meridian Health helicopter and another person was transported to CentraState Medical Center by ground.

Expect the roadway to be closed until the accident investigation is completed by the NJSP Serious Accident Investigation Unit.

Water Lowered For Dam Repairs At Two Assunpink WMA Lakes

Dam repairs to take place at Stone Tavern Lake and Rising Sun Lake though December 1, 2020.

October 23, 2020


UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP-MILLSTONE TOWNSHP, NJ (MONMOUTH) –The Division is currently working on two dam repair projects on the Assunpink Wildlife Management Area. Stone Tavern and Rising Sun Lakes have been lowered approximately four feet to provide construction crews access to the dam and water control structures. Concrete work will be completed on the spillways and repairs to trash gates.

Both projects should be completed around December 1, at which time the lakes will be returned to their normal water levels. Access is currently open to these locations, however, it may be impacted by construction activities during the project. The Division will provide updates on the website should any changes regarding the completion date or access occur.

Both lakes have adequate depths to fully support the fish population during the duration of the project.



Monmouth County Voting Information And Video Tutorial

October 8, 2020

Visit: https://www.monmouthcountyvotes.com/ for the latest voting information in Monmouth County

FREEHOLD, NJ (MONMOUTH)–As you may be aware, this year’s November General Election in New Jersey is being conducted primarily by mail-in ballots, per State mandate. On November 3, 2020, Election Day, limited polling locations will be open for voting on paper provisional ballots only, except for disabled voters. 

Voters across Monmouth County are receiving their mail-in ballots this week and are encouraged to contact the County Clerk’s Election Office at 732-431-7790, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with any questions about the delivery of their ballots. 

Due to this unprecedented change in our election process, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon has provided a comprehensive webpage on MonmouthCountyVotes.com, explaining this year’s election process.

In addition, our office has provided video tutorials, including an animated step-by-step video informing Monmouth County voters of how to properly complete and return their mail-in ballots. The tutorial also explains how the paper ballots are reviewed and verified by the Monmouth County Board of Elections.

The video can be viewed on our Facebook and YouTube pages. We encourage you to share this important information with your friends and neighbors.







Election Hotline Established to Secure Election Integrity

To help ensure free and fair elections in Monmouth County, the County Election Offices and Prosecutor’s Office have established an election hotline. To report any issues of voter fraud or misconduct in Monmouth County, residents can call the County Prosecutor’s Office hotline at 855-786-5878.

“Our democratic system of government depends on free and fair elections and, as such, election integrity and security is important to all of us,” said County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni and County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon. “For these reasons, our offices are working together to further safeguard the electoral process.”


Upcoming Dates and Voter Deadlines

  • Monday, October 12th: All County Offices closed in observance of Columbus Day
  • Tuesday, October 13th: Voter Registration Deadline for the November General Election
  • Friday, October 30th: Application Deadline for General Election Mail-In Ballots by Electronic Means for Qualified Overseas Civilian and Military Voters 
  • Tuesday, November 3rd: General Election Day!
  • Tuesday, November 3rd at 8 p.m.: Close of the polls; Deadline to deliver mail-in ballot by U.S. Postal Service mail, Drop Box, or in-person to the County Board of Elections at 300 Halls Mill Road in Freehold or at assigned Polling Place.

Monmouth County Secure Ballot Dropbox Locations:

LocationAddressEntry
1Aberdeen Municipal Building1 Aberdeen Square
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
2Allentown Borough Hall8 North Main Street
Allentown, NJ 08501
3Asbury Park City Hall1 Municipal Plaza
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
City Council Chambers (Bangs Avenue Entrance)
4Borough of Belmar Municipal Building601 Main Street
Belmar, NJ 07719
5Eatontown Borough Municipal Building47 Broad Street
Eatontown, NJ 07724
Rear Entrance
6Board of Elections Office300 Halls Mill Road
Freehold, NJ 07728
Side Entrance
7Hazlet Agency – NJ Motor Vehicle Commission1374 Highway 36
Hazlet, NJ 07730
Airport Plaza
8Howell Township Municipal Building4567 Route 9 North
Howell, NJ 07731
Rear Entrance
9Long Branch City Hall344 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740
10Manalapan Township Municipal Building120 County Road 522
Manalapan, NJ 07726
11Middletown Municipal Building1 Kings Highway
Middletown Township, NJ 07748
12Croydon Hall900 Leonardville Road
Leonardo, NJ 07737
13Neptune Township Municipal Building25 Neptune Boulevard
Neptune, NJ 07753
Library Entrance
14Ocean Township Town Hall399 Monmouth Road
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
15Red Bank Borough Municipal Building90 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701
16Rumson Borough Hall80 East River Road
Rumson, NJ 07760
17Wall Township Municipal Building2700 Allaire Road
Wall, NJ 07719

Lawmaker Wants Restoring Public Utilities In Rural Areas To Be A Top Priority

October 1, 2020

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The lengthy process of restoring public utilities after a major storm has been an issue plaguing rural residents for quite some time. Assemblyman Ron Dancer wants to ensure rural areas are given the same level of priority as the rest of the state and has introduced two bills speed up restoration after thunderstorms, snowstorms, and other major events. 

The first bill (A4761) would give public utilities and cable television companies the ability to use drones to survey damaged infrastructure.

“Drones are a powerful tool in assessing damage and assisting with repairs after a major storm,” said Dancer (R-Ocean). “Other states have allowed utility companies to use drones with much success. We cannot afford to continue to have slow restoration times, so it makes sense to allow the utility companies to use drones to speed up the process.”

Dancer’s second bill (A4763) would require the Board of Public Utilities to create new regulations to require that electric companies prioritize communities where at least 40 percent of residents rely on private wells for drinking water and septic systems for sanitary disposal of waste. Additionally, watering stations would also be required.

“Many people do not realize when a home in a rural area loses power, they often lose access to drinking water, as well as, flushing and refilling toilets,” said Dancer. “A priority restoration plan must be put into place to avoid leaving rural areas without access to their basic life essential necessities.  When people are without basic necessities for days, it could lead to major public health and safety issues.”

NJ Legislative District 12 covers: Allentown, Chesterfield, Englishtown, Jackson, Manalapan, Matawan, Millstone (Monmouth), New Hanover, North Hanover, Old Bridge, Plumsted, Roosevelt, Upper Freehold, Wrightstown

TRAFFIC ALERT: Serious Fire On 195 East In Upper Freehold Township

UPDATE 9:53 I-195 East Bound Completely Closed

UPDATE: 11:30 roadway has been reopened

BREAKING NEWS REPORT: A email was sent to NJSP for official information this is what we know from radio, witness and on scene reporting. Once official information is released the article will be updated

September 30, 2020

Updated at 9:52 that may not have been a crash, and fire related. Once more information is available story will be updated.

UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–At 6:49 am the Hope Fire Company of Allentown and the Millstone Township Fire Departments were dispatched to Mile Marker 12.8 East Bound for a vehicle fire. It was reported all occupants were out of the vehicle. There was at least one serious injury that was transported by ambulance to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton.

I-195 East Bound was closed to 1 lane of traffic in the east bound direction and at the time of this report (8:40 am) there was a 2 mile backup east bound. This will be expected until the serious accident investigation is completed.






Millstone Township Fire Department Creates EMS Division

September 28, 2020

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–The Millstone Township Fire Department is pleased to announce that a shared service agreement has been entered between the Millstone Township Fire District and Millstone Township. This shared agreement has allowed for the Fire Department to create an EMS division, becoming the sole provider for Basic Life Support (BLS) Ambulance service. Previously, the township was served by the Millstone Township First Aid Squad, which served Millstone since 1954. Since 2016, Millstone has received ambulance service supplemented by 2 different third party vendors. The fire department has been providing EMS first responder services starting in 2007. As the years went by the criteria increased in which Fire Department EMT’s responded and provided medical care to township residents and visitors. This program proved to be quite successful and included a number of CPR saves. The creation of this new division has been an involved process over the past several months. The line officers and staff of the Fire Department, the Board of Fire Commissioners, the Township Committee and Township Administrator have worked together to formulate a program to best serve the residents of Millstone Township. Currently, the process to obtain a license with the NJ Department of Health is being completed. Vehicles have been acquired and will be outfitted. Additional per diem staff will be hired and applications will be accepted for prospective EMS volunteers. Plans to launch this program and begin service are planned for later this year.This is a new chapter for the fire department. We want to thank all of the individuals who have supported us in the development of this program. We would be remiss if we did not thank the Millstone Township First Aid Squad for their many years of service. Further, we want to thank the residents of Millstone, for their continued support of our Department.



Vote-By-Mail Drop Box Arrives In Allentown

September 22, 2020

ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–An Allentown resident told MidJersey.News that around 11 pm last night a delivery crew installed a Vote-By-Mail Drop Box in front of Allentown at Borough Hall on Main Street. There are currently 17 Vote-By-Mail Drop Box locations for Monmouth County, this is the furthest west serving Western Monmouth County.

A current list of Vote-By-Mail Drop Box locations for Monmouth County can be found here.

Vote-By-Mail Drop Box Locations

Pursuant to State law, the November 3, 2020 General Election will be conducted primarily by Mail-In Ballot in New Jersey.

If you wish to place your Mail-In Ballot in a secure drop box, below are the locations throughout the County which will be available starting the week of September 15. Addresses in the list below are clickable and will bring up Google Maps.

Voters can drop their voted Mail-In Ballot into these Board of Elections Drop Boxes anywhere in the County up until 8 p.m. on November 3, 2020. You do not have to be a resident of the town where the drop box is located. Be advised that these drop boxes are under video surveillance and are monitored by the Monmouth County Board of Elections, which can be reached at 732-431-7802.

For more information about the General Election process, click here.

LocationAddressEntry
1Aberdeen Municipal Building1 Aberdeen Square
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
2Allentown Borough Hall8 North Main Street
Allentown, NJ 08501
3Asbury Park City Hall1 Municipal Plaza
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
City Council Chambers (Bangs Avenue Entrance)
4Borough of Belmar Municipal Building601 Main Street
Belmar, NJ 07719
5Eatontown Borough Municipal Building47 Broad Street
Eatontown, NJ 07724
Rear Entrance
6Board of Elections Office300 Halls Mill Road
Freehold, NJ 07728
Side Entrance
7Hazlet Agency – NJ Motor Vehicle Commission1374 Highway 36
Hazlet, NJ 07730
Airport Plaza
8Howell Township Municipal Building4567 Route 9 North
Howell, NJ 07731
Rear Entrance
9Long Branch City Hall344 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740
10Manalapan Township Municipal Building120 County Road 522
Manalapan, NJ 07726
11Middletown Municipal Building1 Kings Highway
Middletown Township, NJ 07748
12Croydon Hall900 Leonardville Road
Leonardo, NJ 07737
13Neptune Township Municipal Building25 Neptune Boulevard
Neptune, NJ 07753
Library Entrance
14Ocean Township Town Hall399 Monmouth Road
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
15Red Bank Borough Municipal Building90 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701
16Rumson Borough Hall80 East River Road
Rumson, NJ 07760
17Wall Township Municipal Building2700 Allaire Road
Wall, NJ 07719

Updated: NJ State Police Vehicle Trapped In Wires On Conover Road After Public Works Removing Tree Accidentally Pushed Tree Into Utility Pole


August 7, 2020 Update 12:45 pm:

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–According to NJ State Police Spokesman Trooper Charles Marchan, Yesterday, at 8:33 pm, a trooper from Hamilton Station was responding to a tree down in the roadway on Conover Road in Millstone Township, Monmouth County.

According to Marchan, the trooper requested the assistance of Millstone Township Public Works to move the tree. Millstone Twp Public Works was operating a case front loader to clear the tree from the roadway, when they accidentally pushed the tree into a utility pole which fell on the troop car while the trooper was inside. The trooper was not injured.


SEE OFFICIAL REPORT ABOVE FROM NJ STATE POLICE

LAST NIGHTS REPORT HERE:

11:00 PM UPDATE: Radio reports are that the Trooper is out of the vehicle and is OK.

11:05 PM Update: Some fire department units returning.

11:12 PM Update: All fire department units are clear the scene turned over to NJSP

BREAKING NEWS REPORT: This is a breaking news report and have an e-mail into NJ State Police for official comment on the situation. Once we receive official information story will be updated and any corrections made. Reports are from radio radio and other sources.

August 6, 2020, updated at 11:00 pm, updated 11:05 pm, 11:12 pm

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–Just after 10:00 pm a NJ State Police vehicle reportedly became trapped in wires in front of 45 Conover Road when wires and a transformer fell. Millstone Township Fire Department and a chief from Manalapan Fire Company are on scene. JCP&L during initial contact could not give an estimate of how long it would take to respond. By 10:30 pm a JCP&L supervisor was on scene assessing the situation.

Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services and a JCP&L supervisor is on scene at the time of this report. Check back for an update.

As of 11:00 pm the trooper is now free of the vehicle and is reportedly OK from radio reports at the scene.

11:05 some fire department units are returning.

11:12 pm all fire department units are clear the scene turned over to NJSP