Category: West Windsor

East Windsor Man Charged Aggravated Assault And Other Charges In West Windsor

January 10, 2023

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–West Windsor Police report that on January 4, 2023 at 5:36 p.m. Patrol & Traffic Units responded to the Valero (Princeton Hightstown Road/Southfield Road) on a report of an active physical altercation.  K9 Officer Pollini arrived at the scene where all parties were separated and the following was determined: a male, identified as Kishan Patel, of East Windsor, NJ, had stopped with a friend to buy gasoline for his vehicle.  A dispute started with the attendant when Patel felt he had been incorrectly provided $1 less of gasoline than he paid for and that the attendant owed him $1.  The dispute began as verbal and escalated when Patel exited his vehicle and punched the victim twice in the face causing minor injuries.  Patel was determined to have brandished a folding knife during the encounter.  The knife was located at the scene by Traffic Officer McQuade in nearby empty garbage can.  

West Windsor Division of Fire & Emergency Services arrived at the scene to attend to the victim who sustained cuts to his forehead and nose area.  The victim declined to be  transported to a hospital by WWDFES.  

Patel was placed under arrest for Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.  Patel was transported to WWPD Headquarters for processing and released pending a future Mercer County Superior Court Date.                       


Police Release Additional Photos Of “Person Of Interest” In Rt 1 Christmas Death In West Windsor

January 6, 2023

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–West Windsor Police say that on December 25, 2022 at 5:23 p.m., Patrol Units responded to the area of 3466 US Route 1 North (an unoccupied former car dealership) on multiple reports of a possible deceased person.  Upon Patrol’s arrival, they located an unknown white female believed to be possibly in her 40’s lying deceased in the shoulder of US Route 1 North.

The WWPD Detective Bureau and Administration arrived at the scene thereafter.  The WWPD Detective Bureau took over the investigation in conjunction with members of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force (HTF).  The Middlesex Regional Medical Examiner’s Office removed the deceased female.  

The victim has been identified as Stephanie A. Carmody of the Trenton, NJ area. The Manner and Cause of Death are still being determined at this time.   Anyone with any pertinent information can contact Det. Sgt. Jason Jones at (609) 799-1222, our Anonymous Tipline at (609) 799-0452, or email at Jjones@WestWindsorPolice.com.

Additional photos of a person of interest that were released this afternoon below:


Photos of person of interest in a Christmas death in West Windsor, NJ Anyone with any pertinent information can contact Det. Sgt. Jason Jones at (609) 799-1222, our Anonymous Tipline at (609) 799-0452, or email at Jjones@WestWindsorPolice.com.


The victim has been identified as Stephanie A. Carmody of the Trenton, NJ area. The Manner and Cause of Death are still being determined at this time.





West Windsor Firefighters Save Dog Stuck In Thin Ice

December 29, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–On December 29, 2022, at approximately 9:30 a.m., on-duty personnel responded to Village Grande at Bear Creek for an animal in distress

While en route, units were made aware that a dog was stuck in thin ice on the Bear Creek, a short distance from the roadway. Before calling 9-1-1 for assistance, the dog’s owner attempted to reach the dog but was unable.

Once on scene, Firefighter Oravsky donned proper PPE and entered the water. Firefighter Oravsky was able to grasp the pup and return to the bank to pass him over to Firefighters Vandegrift and Moore

Upon exiting the water, the dog was ushered into an area to warm up while the owner arranged transport to an area veterinary hospital for evaluation.

Please stay off the ice. The thickness of ice is unpredictable and unsafe. If you see a person or an animal in distress on the ice, do not try to rescue them. Call 9-1-1 while maintaining a visual on them until help arrives, and you can point them out to the responder.



West Windsor Police Seek “Person Of Interest” In Christmas Route 1 Death Investigation

December 29, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and the West Windsor Police Department are seeking information about a “person of interest” in a death investigation on Christmas, December 25, 2022 on the side of Route 1 in West Windsor.

On December 25, 2022 at 5:23 p.m., Patrol Units responded to the area of 3466 US Route 1 North (an unoccupied former car dealership) on multiple reports of a possible deceased person.  Upon Patrol’s arrival, they located an unknown white female who was later identified as Stephanie A. Carmody lying deceased in the shoulder of US Route 1 North.

The WWPD Detective Bureau and Administration arrived at the scene thereafter.  The WWPD Detective Bureau took over the investigation in conjunction with members of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force (HTF).  The Middlesex Regional Medical Examiner’s Office removed the deceased female.  


The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and the West Windsor Police Department have released this image of a “Person of Interest” surrounding the death of a woman found on the side of Route 1 on Christmas. Anyone with any pertinent information can contact Det. Sgt. Jason Jones at (609) 799-1222, our Anonymous Tipline at (609) 799-0452, or email at Jjones@WestWindsorPolice.com.


The victim has been identified as Stephanie A. Carmody of the Trenton, NJ area.


Photos from the scene in West Windsor on Christmas.





Police Identify Woman Found On Side of Route 1 Dead In West Windsor

December 28, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–West Windsor Police say that on December 25, 2022 at 5:23 p.m., Patrol Units responded to the area of 3466 US Route 1 North (an unoccupied former car dealership) on multiple reports of a possible deceased person.  Upon Patrol’s arrival, they located an unknown white female believed to be possibly in her 40’s lying deceased in the shoulder of US Route 1 North.

The WWPD Detective Bureau and Administration arrived at the scene thereafter.  The WWPD Detective Bureau took over the investigation in conjunction with members of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force (HTF).  The Middlesex Regional Medical Examiner’s Office removed the deceased female.  

The victim has been identified as Stephanie A. Carmody.  The Manner and Cause of Death are still being determined at this time.   Anyone with any pertinent information can contact Det. Sgt. Jason Jones at (609) 799-1222, our Anonymous Tipline at (609) 799-0452, or email at Jjones@WestWindsorPolice.com.


Stephanie A. Carmody was found dead on Christmas on the side of Route 1 in West Windsor. The Manner and Cause of Death are still being determined at this time.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the police.




Good Samaritan Pulls Intoxicated Driver From Fiery Crash In West Windsor

December 28, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–West Windsor Police reported that on December 27, 2022, at 7:10 p.m., a serious motor vehicle collision was reported to the West Windsor Police Department Communications Center involving a single car into tree.  Initial reports were that the driver was injured, and the car was on fire.  The West Windsor Division of Fire & Emergency Services (WWDFES), West Windsor Fire Company Station #43, West Windsor Police Department Patrol & Traffic Units all responded to the scene.  The West Windsor Division of Fire and Emergency Services and West Windsor Fire Company Station #43 extinguished the fire. 

The following was initially determined; a 2011 Honda Accord had been traveling east on South Mill Road just prior to a curved section for the intersection of New Edinburg Road.  The Honda crossed the center line, left the road to the left, crossed over New Edinburg Road, and crashed into a white pine tree.   A Good Samaritan/Pedestrian stopped and removed the driver from the vehicle, which proceeded to catch fire.  The driver (and sole occupant of the Honda) sustained serious, non-life threatening injuries.  It was determined that the driver was Driving While Intoxicated.  The driver was transported to Capital Health Regional Trauma Center–Trenton.  

The crash is still under investigation.  If anyone has any pertinent information, please contact the West Windsor Police Department’s Traffic Officer E. McQuade at (609) 799-1222 or email McQuade@WestWindsorPolice.com.  The roadway was closed for approximately (2.5) hours.  


Investigation Continues Into The Death Of Woman Found On Side Of Route 1 In West Windsor On Christmas

December 26, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–West Windsor Police reported that on December 25, 2022 at 5:23 p.m., West Windsor Patrol Units responded to the area of 3466 US Route 1 North (an unoccupied former car dealership) on multiple reports of a possible deceased person.  Upon Patrol’s arrival, they located an unknown white female believed to be possibly in her 40’s lying deceased in the shoulder of US Route 1 North. 

The West Windsor Police Department Detective Bureau and Administration arrived at the scene thereafter.  The West Windsor Police Department Detective Bureau took over the investigation in conjunction with members of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force.  The Middlesex Regional Medical Examiner’s Office removed the deceased female.  

The Manner and Cause of Death are still being determined.  No identity will be released at this time pending next of kin notification and the ongoing investigation.  The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force and the WWPD are jointly continuing the investigation.  Anyone with information can contact the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406 or mchtftips@mercercounty.org in addition Det. Abade at (609) 799-1222, our Anonymous Tipline at (609) 799-0452, or email at Abade@WestWindsorPolice.com.  

Others responding were, West Windsor Township Division of Fire & Emergency Services, Captial Health Paramedics, Princeton Junction Fire Company.
                                   

Last night’s MidJersey.news story here:



Christmas Death Investigation On Route 1 In West Windsor

December 25, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Christmas evening, December 25, 2022, around 5:30 p.m. West Windsor Police responded to the area of 3466 north bound near an unoccupied auto dealership for an unknown person down on the side of the highway. The area of Route 1 where the person was found is north of Quakerbridge Road and south of Meadow Road and across from Buffalo Wild Wings. Upon arrival of police and EMS it was determined that the person was deceased. It was reported that detectives from West Windsor and the Mercer County Homicide Task Force responded to the scene for the investigation. Princeton Junction Fire Company responded to assist police with lighting of the scene for the investigation. It is unclear at this time exactly what has caused the death. The Middlesex County Medical Examiner was also on scene. No official information has been released about the death and the story will be updated as information becomes available.



Mercer County Prosecutor Warns Of Phone Scam

December 21, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported today this his Cyber Crimes Unit is investigating recent telephone scams where callers spoof the non-emergency telephone numbers for various police departments within Mercer County in an attempt to scam residents.  The scammers falsely claim the resident has a warrant for their arrest.  As a reminder, law enforcement will never ask for payment of any type over the phone nor will they ask for personal identifying information that could be used for fraudulent purposes. Law enforcement and government agencies will also never ask you to pay by unusual methods, such as gift cards, wire transfers or cryptocurrency.

Scammers research potential victims on the internet and social media. Then they call and deceive their victims into thinking the callers are law enforcement officers, prosecutors or police employees.  Scammers may spoof a law enforcement telephone number, falsely showing on the victim’s caller ID.  They threaten victims with arrest for outstanding warrants or other legal issues.

Should you receive a call from a police department within Mercer County or the Prosecutor’s Office, please confirm who you are speaking with. If you believe you received a scam telephone call, hang up and call the number back.  If the call is legitimate, you’ll be connected with a police dispatcher or receptionist who can verify the caller’s identity.  Report any scam calls to your local law enforcement agency.  Please share this message with your family and friends, especially the elderly, to help prevent phone scams.

Bald White Male Driver, With Christmas Tree On Roof, Flips “The Bird” Rolls Down Window And Yells Expletives And Racist Slur At Student Driver In West Windsor

December 11, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–West Windsor Police actively investigating a Harassment and Bias Intimidation incident that happened yesterday around 1:00 p.m. yesterday, December 10, 2022, on Princeton-Hightstown Road/South Mill Road.

 West Windsor Police Department Communications Center detailed Patrol Officer Pollini & Traffic Officer Brown to investigate a Harassment and Bias Intimidation Incident where the following was reported; the victim was teaching her daughter to drive on South Mill Road at the traffic signal for Princeton-Hightstown Road.  Another vehicle, described as a Subaru Forester blue or green in color (Christmas tree on the roof) with unknown NJ license plates, was directly behind their vehicle. The inexperienced driver, took slightly longer to accelerate through the intersection.  The driver of the Subaru, a white male with bald head, began to blare his vehicle’s horn.  The Subaru changed into the right lane of Princeton-Hightstown Road while the victim’s vehicle remained in the left lane.  As the Subaru passed the victim, the male prominently displayed his middle finger at the victim.  The victim exchanged the greeting.  As they both came to a stop, side by side, at the intersection of Clarksville Road, the victim rolled down her window and asked for the white male’s patience with them as there was a new driver learning.  The white male responded with expletives and a racial slur directed at the victim.  The white male then spit at the victim prior to driving west bound on Princeton-Hightstown Road.  

                    The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office–Bias Crimes was notified of the incident and Det. Robles was assigned as the Lead Detective.  The WWPD is still actively investigating and would like to identify the W/M.  We are asking for any assistance from the community who may have seen this incident or may know who the W/M is from the description provided.  Please contact Det. Robles at (609) 799-1222, our Anonymous Tipline at (609) 799-0452, or email Robles@WestWindsorPolice.com.  


Multiple Injuries Reported In Old Trenton Road Crash In West Windsor

November 22, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–West Windsor Police and West Windsor Emergency Services were dispatched to Old Trenton Road Near Dorchester Drive for a crash. Upon arrival it was determined that there were at least four injuries and extra ambulances were called from East Windsor and Cranbury and a paramedic unit from Captial Health. The injured were transported to local hospitals for treatment. The West Windsor Police Department is investigating the crash. No additional details are available at this time.



Tractor Trailer Crashes Into Tow Truck On Route 1 In West Windsor

November 22, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Around 2:00 p.m. a tractor trailer crashed into the rear of a tow truck in the center lane of Route 1 near Carnegie Center. West Windor Police and West Windsor Fire & Emergency Services responded to the scene.

When West Windsor Fire & Emergency Services arrived, it appeared that a Tractor Trailer rear-ended a flatbed tow truck in the middle lane. During the collision, the Tractor Trailer Jack-knifed, and together the vehicles slid toward the shoulder of the roadway.

During the collision, the motor of the tractor-trailer sheered off its mounts. Due to the motor being damaged, a significant amount of motor oil discharged into the highway.

The Incident Commander requested a sand truck from the New Jersey Department of Transportation to the scene to apply sand to the roadway. This response was ideal as there was no immediate risk of rain and the oil spanned a considerable distance.

Recovery operators with Eddie’s towing were able to disentangle the two vehicles. The tractor-trailer was towed due to significant damage to the motor.

Once removed, members assessed the nearby storm drains, water runoffs, debris removal, and documentation.

West Windsor Police closed traffic to one lane of the highway until about 3:30 p.m. West Windsor Police Department is investigating.


WEST WINDSOR PD: TRAFFIC ADVISORY – avoid Route 1 North @ Carnegie Center Blvd due to motor vehicle accident. Traffic flow down to one Northbound lane.

WEST WINDSOR PD: TRAFFIC ADVISORY – All Route 1 Northbound lanes @ Carnegie Center Blvd have been re-opened. Traffic flow is normal. – Dispatcher 766




Missing Votes Found And Being Counted In Mercer County

November 10, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello told MidJersey.News in an email, “Although this is under the board of elections, I have been informed that they were all found by them and are being counted.”

As reported yesterday by MidJersey.news a bag of Robbinsville emergency ballots went missing, and also 3 Princeton districts also appeared to be missing as of this morning.

The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Spokesperson  Casey DeBlasio, told MidJersey.news in an email, “I can confirm the county clerk did reach out to the prosecutor today.  We are reviewing her concerns to determine what further action should be taken.”

MidJersey.news did reach out to Mercer County Board of Elections this morning and have not received a reply yet.

Check back with MidJersey.news we will update as information becomes available.

Yesterday’s MidJersey.News story here:




Mercer County Unofficial Results

November 9, 2022

MERCER COUNTY, NJ –See below for unofficial election results at of 11/9/2022 at 4:00 p.m.

https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NJ/Mercer/116247/web.307039/#/summary

*Results are not official until all votes are counted and certified. This includes ballots cast by mail, provisional, and ballots requiring a signature cure. These first two reports above must be ADDED for a cumulative total (until further notice)! –Note the PDF files below and the above link must be added together to get the most accurate until updated by County Clerk’s Office

See the Mercer County Clerk’s Official Website for latest information here






Election Problems Reported In Mercer County, NJ

November 8, 2022

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Robbinsville Township reported on social media that due to a Mercer County-wide system outage, all voting machines are currently down in each district across the County.

Voters can still report to their respective polling locations and vote on a standard ballot and insert their ballot into the “emergency slot” in the machine. However, Mercer County officials will be unable to tally those votes tonight and are working to fix the system issue.

8:00 a.m. UPDATE:

Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello posted on Facebook that there is a glitch with the Dominion scanners. Voters can still vote by completing their ballots and placing them in the top of the scanning machine in the slot where the emergency ballots are placed. Everyone can vote manually, so rest assured no one will be disenfranchised.

8:08 a.m. UPDATE:

Mercer County reports: The Board of Elections has advised the county of issues with voting machines. Poll workers will be on hand to walk voters through the process. The board is working with Dominion, the machine maker, to resolve the issue.



“All votes cast in this General Election will be scanned on high capacity scanners by the Mercer County Board of Elections, at their central location, instead of at the polling locations by the voters. The Board of Elections is a bipartisan commission. Fortunately, we have hand-marked paper ballot system.

The Mercer County Clerk’s Office does not oversee voting machines or the voting equipment, but all three offices work together to make sure that the process is secure and transparent.

We made it through Hurricane Sandy, through 2020 and we will make it through this one too and no one will be disenfranchised.”

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Update from the Mercer County Superintendent of Elections Nathaniel Walker

November 8, 2022 – 2 p.m.

Soon after polls opened this morning, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, poll workers became aware of an issue with the voting machine scanners. Voters are being asked to fill out the ballot as they normally would. A contingency plan is in place for all ballots cast at all locations to be scanned at the secure Board of Elections office.

Again, ballots will be scanned just as they would at the polling location. Every ballot that has been cast will be counted, no voter will be disenfranchised, and the integrity of the election is intact and secure.

Additionally, provisional ballots are available to those who would prefer to vote provisionally. A provisional ballot can be obtained at a voter’s polling location.

Further information will be reported as it becomes known.

– Nathaniel Walker, Mercer County Superintendent Of Elections

nwalker@mercercounty.org

Driver Charged With DWI and 2 Counts Vehicular Assault In Yesterday’s Crash In West Windsor

October 22, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)—Police say, at 3:17 p.m. on Old Trenton Road near Colt Circle Roberto Antonio Ajiataz of Trenton, NJ was driving a 2015 Ram Promaster van crossed the center line into the on-coming lane and crashed head-on into a 2008 Ford F-250 driven by a Hamilton resident.

The Communications Center dispatched patrol and traffic units to Old Trenton Road and Colt Circle for a motor vehicle crash with multiple injuries. Upon arrival both vehicles had sustained heavy front end damage. The passenger of 2015 Ram Promaster van, from Hamilton, had been injured and entrapped inside. West Windsor Fire and Emergency Services were on scene tending to them and extricated the passenger. The driver of a 2008 Ford F-250, from Trenton, was outside of his vehicle with injuries to various locations. Roberto Antonio Ajiataz and his passenger were transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center, Fuld Campus and the driver of the F-250 was transported to Robert Wood Johnson, Hamilton.

Police determined that Roberto Antonio Ajiataz crossed the center line into the on-coming lane and crashed head-on into the Ford F-250. Ajiataz was found to be impaired and charged with Driving Under the Influence (DWI) and two (2) counts of Vehicular Assault.

The crash is still under investigation, any information please contact the West Windsor Police Department’s Traffic Officer E. McQuade at (609) 799-1222 or email McQuade@WestWindsorPolice.com.  All parties sustained serious non-life threatening injuries.  The roadway was closed for approximately (3) hours. 

Responding to the call were, West Windsor Police Department, West Windsor Division of Fire and Emergency Services, Princeton Junction Fire Company Station 44, West Windsor Fire Company Station 43, Mercer County Fire Police, Capital Health Paramedics, Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Serious Collision Response Team, and Robbinsville EMS.

                  All suspects/arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty in the court of law. 


The scene yesterday on Old Trenton Road.



Three Injured In West Windsor Serious Head-On Crash

Update at this link:

October 21, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–West Windsor Police and West Windsor Emergency Services were dispatched to a head-on motor vehicle crash on Old Trenton Road near Colt Circle around 3:20 p.m. Several 9-1-1 callers were reporting entrapment West Windsor Fire, Robbinsville EMS and Captial Health Paramedics were also sent to the scene.

Two commercial vehicles crashed head-on in the center of the roadway, and one person was trapped in a vehicle that required extrication and door removal.

West Windsor Emergency Services, Robbinsville EMS and Captial Paramedics transported two victims with “trauma alerts” called to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton.

West Windsor Police and the Mercer County Fire Police closed the roadway for the serious crash investigation.

West Windsor Police reported the roadway reopened around 6:35 p.m.

This is a breaking news report and further details are expected to be released sometime tomorrow. Check back for further details when information becomes available.



U.S. Attorney’s Office Has Reached A Settlement With New Jersey Transit  

Agrees to make Newark Penn, Princeton Junction, MetroPark, Trenton, and New Brunswick stations accessible to individuals with disabilities.

October 18, 2022

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey has reached a settlement with New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) to resolve findings that its intercity rail stations are not accessible to individuals with disabilities in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

“This Office is committed to ending unlawful barriers to inclusion and equality in our society,” U.S. Attorney Sellinger said. “For too long, people with disabilities have been deprived of equal access to intercity rail stations operated by NJ Transit. In ways large and small, people with disabilities were denied full access to transportation services – whether it was the lack of access to restrooms, no signs, bad ramps, poor access to elevators, or that parking spaces were just too small for those who needed wheelchair access. Through this resolution, we are holding NJ Transit to its obligation to provide accessible transportation services to all. To their credit, NJ Transit has swiftly recognized these deficiencies and already begun to bring its intercity rail stations into compliance with the ADA.”

Under the agreement, New Jersey Transit has committed to make five intercity rail stations – Newark Penn, Princeton Junction, MetroPark, Trenton, and New Brunswick – accessible to individuals with disabilities. New Jersey Transit must modify multiple portions of the rail stations and their access points, including physical modifications to multiple platforms, waiting areas, parking lots, and restrooms.

This matter was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office Civil Rights Division, which U.S. Attorney Sellinger created in 2022. The Division’s sole focus is to enforce federal civil rights laws, including the ADA, with the goal of protecting and upholding the civil rights of those in our community. Individuals who believe they may have been victims of discrimination may file a complaint with the Civil Rights Division at http://www.justice.gov/usao-nj/civil-rights-enforcement/complaint or call the U.S. Attorney’s Office Civil Rights Hotline at (855) 281-3339. Additional information about the ADA can be found at www.ada.gov, or by calling the Department of Justice’s toll-free ADA information line at 800-514-0301 or 800-514-0383 (TDD).

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael E. Campion, Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Civil Rights Division.

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Under the agreement, New Jersey Transit has committed to make five intercity rail stations – Newark Penn, Princeton Junction, MetroPark, Trenton, and New Brunswick – accessible to individuals with disabilities. New Jersey Transit must modify multiple portions of the rail stations and their access points, including physical modifications to multiple platforms, waiting areas, parking lots, and restrooms.

West Windsor Police Blotter For July 2022

August 11, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–The West Windsor Police Blotter for July 2022.


INCIDENT:  2022-19233  Service of Warrants

DATE & TIME OCCURRED:  7/01/22  at  10:57 PM

LOCATION OCCURRED:  U.S. Route 1 & Alexander Rd.

OFFICER: Ptl. A. Mangone #112                

WHO: (ARRESTED, INJURED, DRIVER, VICTIM, OTHER)
Arrested: Vito Messina
                Resident of Trenton, NJ 08611

DETAILS:  Ptl. Mangone initiated a stop on a gray Hyundai sedan for an improper lane change. During the stop, Vito Messina was found to have warrants for his arrest from Ewing, Hamilton, and Trenton. Messina was processed at WWPD Headquarters and then transported to the Hamilton Police Department where he was turned over to them on their warrant.

OFFICER PREPARING RELEASE:  Lt. J. Lai #70

DATE OF RELEASE: 8/11/2022

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INCIDENT:  2022-19421  Shoplifting
                                             Hindering Apprehension
                                             Fugitive
                                             Service of Warrants

DATE & TIME OCCURRED:  7/03/22  at  3:38 PM

LOCATION OCCURRED:  Ulta Beauty, 540 Nassau Park Blvd.
REPORTING OFFICERS:  Ptl. C. Siani #117
                                                 Ptl. D. Borup #115            

WHO: (ARRESTED, INJURED, DRIVER, VICTIM, OTHER)
Arrested: Natilia I. Victor
                Resident of Trenton, NJ 08618

DETAILS:  On July 3rd, Ptl. Siani took a report of shoplifting from Ulta Beauty. Three females were reported to have concealed over $8,000.00 dollars in designer fragrances into bags they brought with them and left the store without paying.
                     On July 17th, one of the suspects from this shoplifting returned to Ulta and store employees recognized her by her red hair and distinctive tattoos. Officers arrived on scene and shortly thereafter the suspect left the store. Officers detained Natilia Victor who used a NJ driver’s license belonging to someone else to hide her true identify. After positively identifying Victor as a one of the shoplifters from the July 3rd incident, and establishing her true identity, she was found to be a “Wanted Person” out of Pennsylvania, and to have warrants for her arrest from Ewing, Lawrence, and Trenton. Victor was processed at WWPD Headquarters and later transported to the Mercer County Correction Center.

OFFICER PREPARING RELEASE:  Lt. J. Lai #70

DATE OF RELEASE: 8/11/2022

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INCIDENT:  2022-19755  Receiving Stolen Property
                                             Hindering Apprehension
                                             Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
                                             Fugitives

DATE & TIME OCCURRED:  7/06/22  at   7:30 PM

LOCATION OCCURRED:  Ulta Beauty, 540 Nassau Park Blvd.

REPORTING OFFICER:  Ptl. A. Mangone #112                 

WHO: (ARRESTED, INJURED, DRIVER, VICTIM, OTHER)
Arrested #1: Antaysha R. Watson
                     Resident of Trenton, NJ 08618

Arrested #2: Alisia M. Turner
                     Resident of Trenton, NJ 08611

DETAILS: Patrol Officers were detailed to Ulta Beauty for a shoplifting that had just occurred. The two suspects then went into Dick’s Sporting Goods where they were later located and detained by responding officers. During the investigation, Antaysha Watson was found in possession of a stolen tester bottle of Prada Luna Rossa fragrance valued at $100.00. She was also determined to have shoplifted clothing from Dick’s prior to officers locating her. Watson provided police with a false name, but further investigation revealed her true identity, and she was then found to be a “Wanted Person” out of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department. Alisia Turner was found in possession of drug paraphernalia, and was also determined to be a “Wanted Person” out of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department. Watson and Turner were processed at WWPD Headquarters and then transported to the Mercer County Correction Center.

OFFICER PREPARING RELEASE:  Lt. J. Lai #70

DATE OF RELEASE: 8/11/2022

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INCIDENT:  2022-19987  Fugitive

DATE & TIME OCCURRED:  7/08/22  at  6:03 PM

LOCATION OCCURRED:  Nassau Park Blvd. & McClain Ave.

REPORTING OFFICER:  Ptl. M. Fattibene #114                   

WHO: (ARRESTED, INJURED, DRIVER, VICTIM, OTHER)
Arrested: Cameron Rogers
                Resident of Camden, NJ 08105

DETAILS: Patrol Units were detailed to the intersection of Nassau Park Blvd. and McClain Ave. for a male who was wearing a hospital gown, and walking in and out of the roadway. Officers arrived to find Cameron Rogers laying on a bench at the bus stop. He said that he had recently been released from a hospital in Trenton. Rogers was found to be a “Wanted Person” out of Camden County Probation and arrested. Rogers then stated that he was ill and needed to go back to the hospital. Officers had to stay with Rogers at the hospital for over 22 hours before Camden County Corrections was able to take custody of him.

OFFICER PREPARING RELEASE:  Lt. J. Lai #70

DATE OF RELEASE: 8/11/2022

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INCIDENT:  2022-20364  Shoplifting

DATE & TIME OCCURRED:  7/12/22  at  6:57 PM
LOCATION OCCURRED:  Target, 500 Nassau Park Blvd.

WHO: (ARRESTED, INJURED, DRIVER, VICTIM, OTHER)
Arrested: Sebastian Parra-Torres
                Resident of Trenton, NJ 08618

OFFICER: Ptl. A. Mangone #112                    

DETAILS: Ptl. Mangone was detailed to Target for a shoplifter being detained by Asset Protection. Investigation revealed that Sebastian Parra-Torres had used the self-checkout to purchase several items, but failed to pay for the air conditioner valued at $319.99 in his shopping cart. Parra-Torres was processed at WWPD Headquarters and released pending a future date with Mercer County Superior Court.    

OFFICER PREPARING RELEASE:  Lt. J. Lai #70

DATE OF RELEASE: 8/22/2022

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INCIDENT:  2022-20473  Shoplifting
                                             Hindering Apprehension

DATE & TIME OCCURRED:  7/13/22  at  2:32 PM

LOCATION OCCURRED:  Target, 500 Nassau Park Blvd.

WHO: (ARRESTED, INJURED, DRIVER, VICTIM, OTHER)
Arrested: Rodney A. Watts
                Resident of Bronx, NY 10454

REPORTING OFFICER: Ptl. J. Cherko 5113                   

DETAILS: Ptl. B. Caulfield #107 was on patrol of the Nassau Park Pavilion when Target Asset Protection flagged him down to report that a male he was following had just shoplifted from the store. Ptl. Caulfield then detained Rodney Watts for investigation. Investigation determined that Watts had filled a shopping cart and his backpack with $626.44 worth of merchandise and attempted to leave the store without paying. He was stopped by Asset Protection and abandoned the cart full of merchandise, but still had all the items in his backpack when he ran out of the store. Watts provided a false name to officers, but documents found in his possession revealed his true identity. Watts claimed illness and had to be transported to the hospital. He was charged and released pending a future date with Mercer County Superior Court.

OFFICER PREPARING RELEASE:  Lt. J. Lai #70

DATE OF RELEASE: 8/11/2022

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INCIDENT:  2022-21128  Shoplifting
                                             Hindering Apprehension
                                             Fugitive
                                             Service of Warrants

DATE & TIME OCCURRED:  7/19/22  at  10:56 PM

LOCATION OCCURRED:  At HOME, 301 Nassau Park Blvd.

WHO: (ARRESTED, INJURED, DRIVER, VICTIM, OTHER)
Arrested: Denise Cromwell
                Resident of Trenton, NJ  08609

REPORTING OFFICER:  Ptl. M. Fattibene #114                  

DETAILS:  Ptl. Fattibene was detailed to a shoplifting from the AT HOME store where the suspect had left the store carrying a garbage bag containing store merchandise. Ptl. Fattibene located Denise Cromwell walking away from the bus stop and detained her. Inside the trash can next to the bus stop was a garbage bag containing four sets of new bedding that Cromwell had shoplifted from the store. Cromwell provided a false identity to officers, but investigation revealed her true identity, and that she was a “Wanted Person” out of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department, and also had multiple warrants for her arrest from West Windsor, Hamilton, and Ewing. Cromwell claimed illness and had to be transported to the hospital for evaluation. Upon her release from the hospital several hours later, she was charged with the above offenses and transported to the Mercer County Correction Center.

OFFICER PREPARING RELEASE:  Lt. J. Lai #70

DATE OF RELEASE: 8/11/2022

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INCIDENTS:  2022-21665, 2022-21668, 2022-21669, & 2022-21670
                         Vehicle Burglaries, Theft, & Criminal Mischief

DATE & TIME OCCURRED:  7/24/22 between 1:30 PM & 4:20 PM

LOCATION OCCURRED:  WaterWorks Parking Lot, 193 Princeton-Hightstown Rd.

OFFICER:  Ptl. J. Cherko #113          

DETAILS: Ptl. Cherko was detailed to the parking lot of the WaterWorks (located in Community Park) for a burglary to a vehicle. While on scene investigating, three more vehicle burglaries were found to have occurred. All four vehicles had their windows smashed to gain entry. Purses and Coach backpack were stolen from inside. Another vehicle burglary occurred at the Mercer County Park, with a similar timeframe and method of operation, where the vehicle’s window was smashed and a purse stolen from inside (Incident #2022-216840). Detectives M. Erkoboni and A. Robles responded to the scenes to look for evidence.

OFFICER PREPARING RELEASE:  Lt. J. Lai #70

DATE OF RELEASE: 8/11/2022

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INCIDENT:  2022-22120  Shoplifting

DATE & TIME OCCURRED:  7/28/22  at  1:11 PM

LOCATION OCCURRED:  Target, 500 Nassau Park Blvd.

REPORTING OFFICER: Ptl. J. Chowanec #119                    

WHO: (ARRESTED, INJURED, DRIVER, VICTIM, OTHER)
Arrested: Francis Longo
                Resident of Mercerville, NJ 08619

DETAILS: Ptl. C. Van Ness and Ptl. J. Chowanec were detailed to Target for a shoplifter being detained by Asset Protection. Investigation found that Francis Longo had concealed a Lego set into a reusable shopping bag and attempted to leave the store without paying. Longo was processed at WWPD Headquarters and released pending a future date with West Windsor Municipal Court.

OFFICER PREPARING RELEASE:  Lt. J. Lai #70

DATE OF RELEASE: 8/11/2022

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INCIDENTS:  2022-22231 Burglary (Attempt) & Criminal Mischief
                         2022-22232 Burglary & Theft
                         2022-22234 Burglary (Attempt) & Criminal Mischief

DATE & TIME OCCURRED:  7/29/22  between 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM

LOCATION OCCURRED:  The Mews at Princeton Junction

REPORTING OFFICER:  Ptl. K. LaForge #104                

DETAILS:  Patrol Units responded to The Mews at Princeton Junction for an attempted burglary to an apartment. Investigation found that the victim heard a noise coming from her living room. When she went to check, she saw a light being shined in through her window. She screamed and slammed her bedroom door. When her husband went to see what happened he found a window screen had been ripped from the window frame and an unlocked window was opened. While officers canvassed the area for suspects, they found a partially open window on another apartment, and also located the resident and her friend outside. That victim stated that somehow her door chain was locked from the inside and she could not get into her own apartment. Officers forced entry into the apartment to look for a suspect but no one was found inside. This apartment had been ransacked and items stolen from inside. A third apartment was found to have cuts on the sliding door screen, one window screen had cuts in it, and another window screen had been ripped off, but all the doors and windows were locked so no entry was made. Detective Steimle and his K9 Brix from the Lawrence Police Department assisted and attempted to track the suspect. Det. A. Robles responded to scene to process for evidence.

OFFICER PREPARING RELEASE:  Lt. J. Lai #70

DATE OF RELEASE: 8/11/2022

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



5.5+ Million Square Foot With Seven Buildings, Mega-Warehouse Project, Bridge Point 8 Approved In West Windsor

Bridge Point 8 will be built on the former American Cyanamid site in the area of Quakerbridge Road, Clarksville Road and U.S. Route 1

July 1, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–A two-phased development to construct seven warehouse buildings, with a total footprint of 5,563,117 +/- square feet at 4201 Quakerbridge Road, was approved at a Planning Board Meeting on June 29, 2022 with a vote 6 to 2 approving the project.

Phase I involves developing three warehouse buildings, consisting of 3,010,099 +/- square feet of warehouse space, a subdivision, and construction of a new road from the intersection of Quakerbridge Road and Avalon Way through the intersection of Route 1 and Nassau Park Boulevard.

Phase II involves developing four warehouse buildings, consisting of 2,553,018+/- square feet of warehouse space.

The property is located at the corner of US Route 1, Quakerbridge Road, and Clarksville Road, within the Planned Commercial Development (PCD) District


Bridge Point 8 will be built on the former American Cyanamid site in the area of Quakerbridge Road, Clarksville Road and U.S. Route 1


The West Windsor Planning Board Meeting from June 29, 2022 can be viewed here:


Rendered plan for Bridge Point 8 Industrial Park:




Bridge Point 8, Overall Circulation Plan as submitted to the West Windsor Township Planning Board



Bridge Point 8 will be built on the former American Cyanamid site in the area of Quakerbridge Road, Clarksville Road and U.S. Route 1 as seen on July 1, 2022.



Update: Washington Road Reopened After Serious Crash

June 27, 2022

1:07 p.m. Update: West Windsor Police Report, road OPEN – The accident on Washington Rd between Route 1 and Faculty Rd has been cleared and the road is open!


June 27, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)—About 10:58 a.m. West Windsor Police, West Windsor Emergency Services, Captial Health Paramedics, Princeton Junction FD and West Windsor Fire are on scene of a serious motor vehicle crash on Washington Road. There is no reported entrapment but one person is in grave condition that was removed from one a vehicle.


West Windsor Police report:

Road Closure – Washington Rd is closed between Route 1 and Faculty Rd due to a serious motor vehicle accident

Road Closure – Washington Rd is closed between Route 1 and Faculty Rd due to a serious motor vehicle accident.



Update: Driver Charged With, DWI, Reckless Driving, Open Container, and Vehicular Assault In Old Trenton Road Crash

June 24, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–West Windsor Police reported that they responded to a serious motor vehicle crash at 10:32 p.m. on June 17, 2022. The head on crash occurred on Old Trenton Road near Pennington Drive when a white Chevrolet Colorado was traveling south and crossed over into the direct path of a black Genesis G70 traveling in the northbound lane. The crash caused extensive damage and entrapped both drivers and a passenger in the vehicles. West Windsor Division of Fire and Emergency Services, Princeton Junction Fire Company and West Windsor Fire Company responded and extricated all three individuals. All involved parties were transported to the Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center for treatment. It was reported that all parties received serious non-life threating injuries. Old Trenton Road was closed for approximately four hours for the investigation and clean up.

The lead investigator is Traffic Officer E. McQuade from the West Windsor Police Department.

West Windsor Police say that they have charged Millstone resident Romulo Alfredo Menchu Aguilar with DWI, Reckless Driving, Open Container of Alcoholic Beverages in a Motor Vehicle, and Vehicular Assault (2 Counts) in a serious crash on Old Trenton Road June 17, 2022. Romulo Alfredo Menchu Aguilar was released to the custody of the Mercer County Corrections pending a future Mercer County Superior Court Appearance. The passenger of the Chevrolet Colorado was also a resident of Millstone, NJ. The driver of the Genesis G70 was a resident of Manalapan, NJ.

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


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Occupants Rescued From Trapped Vehicles In Serious Head-On Crash On Old Trenton Road In West Windsor



Saturday June 18th, 2022 :: 06:19 a.m. EDT

** Roadway re-opened ** Serious accident (road closed) – Old Trenton Rd @ Pennington. ~ 728


June 18, 2022

WEST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Last night at 10:33 p.m. June 17, 2022, West Windsor Police, West Windsor Emergency Services and West Windsor Fire Department and Princeton Junction Fire Company were dispatched to Old Trenton Road near Pennington Road for a serious head on crash with three people trapped. Additional BLS ambulances were called from East Windsor, Hightstown and Robbinsville as well as paramedics from Captial Health. Within 20 minutes firefighters were able to free the trapped occupants and transfer the patients to waiting ambulances. Three “Trauma Alerts” were called and all were transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton. Fire Police from Mercer County, Windsor and West Windsor closed the roadway at Dorchester Drive and also at Village Road East. West Windsor Police are currently on scene investigating the crash with the serious crash investigation unit. Further details to follow as they become available.



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Second Student At West Windsor Plainsboro South High School Charged With Creating A False Public Alarm

June 7, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–West Windsor Police say that on Monday morning, June 6, 2022 (Incident 2022-16615) the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District Superintendent’s Office and the West Windsor Township Police Department conducted a joint investigation into a Social Media Threat/Post.  The investigation yielded the following; the “threat” was determined to be Non-Credible and was initiated by a juvenile West Windsor Plainsboro High School South Student.  The juvenile was ultimately charged by the West Windsor Police Department with False Public Alarms pending a future Mercer County Juvenile Court appearance.  Although a False Public Alarm charge has been filed, the incident’s investigation remains ongoing and the threat itself was found to be Non-Credible.  

     Chief Robert Garofalo and Superintendent Dr. David Aderhold wanted to assure the WW-P community that we will act swiftly and will take immediate action whenever a a threat or perceived threat has been reported.  As always, we encourage anyone who has any knowledge of such posts/threats, to please contact your local police agency for a thorough investigation.

This Second Incident was not directly connected to the June 5, 2022 Incident where another WWPHS South Student was charged with False Public Alarms.  You can read about the June 5th incident here:

https://midjersey.news/2022/06/06/west-windsor-plainsboro-south-high-school-student-charged-with-creating-false-public-alarm-from-weekend-incident/


West Windsor/Plainsboro-South High School Student Charged With Creating False Public Alarm From Weekend Incident

June 6, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–West Windsor Police say, that on Sunday, June 5, 2022 (Incident 2022-16502) the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District Superintendent’s Office, Plainsboro Township Police Department, and the West Windsor Township Police Department conducted a joint investigation into a Social Media Threat/Post.  The arduous investigation yielded the following; the “threat” was determined to be Non-Credible and was initiated by a juvenile West Windsor Plainsboro High School South Student.  The juvenile was ultimately charged by the West Windsor Police Department with False Public Alarms pending a future Mercer County Juvenile Court appearance.  Although a False Public Alarm charge has been filed, the incident’s investigation remains ongoing and the threat itself was found to be Non-Credible.  Subsequently, there was an uptick of police presence at all of the West Windor-Plainsboro Schools today.

     As with any type of these serious incidents that have been at the forefront nationally, Chief Garofalo wanted to thank our partners (Chief Tavener and Superintendent Dr. Aderhold) for working seamlessly in an expeditious manner.  As always, we encourage anyone who has any knowledge of such posts/threats, to please contact your local police agency for a thorough investigation.

West Windsor Township PD: (609) 799-1222
Plainsboro Township PD: (609) 799-2333



West Windsor Police K9 Cherno’s Final Walk

June, 3, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–West Windsor Police and other K9 Units from the area were at Progressive Veterinary Care in Skillman today for Police K9 Cherno’s Final Walk. The K9 was 13 1/2 years old and provided service to West Windsor Police Department for 10 years. K9 Cherno was assigned to K9 Sergeant Montgomery and both have dedicated themselves to the West Windsor Police Department, the people of West Windsor, and the people of New Jersey.


West Windsor Police Chief Garofalo said, “I have no words today or will ever find the words to describe how K9 Cherno and K9 Sergeant Montgomery have dedicated themselves to this agency, the people of West Windsor, and the people of New Jersey. I will never be able to describe how this team has touched the hearts and lives of so many (Some were touched a little harder and with more teeth than others). Cherno made the WORLD a better place and his crossing will be felt by so many for a long time. Cherno, your final orders, Stay Vigilant and Report to the Rainbow Bridge to Continue to Protect & Serve as you wait for your partner and your best friend.”

West Windsor Police K9 Mackey, “Today, my big brother Cherno is crossing the rainbow bridge to run and jump and sniff it out forever. Cherno lived a long and adventurous 13 1/2 years. 10 years of service with a long list of accomplishments, and over 3 years of retirement full of treats and belly rubs. It’s amazing how much love one dog could give. Always the ladies man and always the consummate professional. Business was top priority but there was always room for a good game of fetch. To an eternity of barking as much as you want without getting yelled at. Thank you, Cherno, for paving the way for other k9’s and being my big brother. You will be missed by so many but not as much as by me. So much love 💔

A very big thank you to Dr. T. Without him our family would not have had as much time as we did with Cherno. 13 1/2 years. Thank you. “



Car Overturns On Route 1, Crashes Into Gas Station In West Windsor

May 21, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–West Windsor Police, Emergency Service and West Windsor firefighters responded to U.S. Route 1 North Bound near Washington Road (CR-571) for an overturned vehicle into a gas station at 9:40 a.m. There were initial reports of entrapment and vehicle fire but upon arrival the occupants of vehicle were out of vehicle and was not on fire. The crash took out a gasoline pump and firefighters used an absorbent to help control the spilled gasoline. The vehicle was up righted and towed away. West Windsor Police Department is investigating the crash.



NJ Convoy to DC North Route Day 1

March 5, 2022

The New Jersey Convoy to Washington DC started in North Jersey today near Mahwah and proceeded down several highways on their way to New Egypt Speedway for a rally at 6:00 p.m. On Sunday the Convoy will leave New Egypt Speedway and proceed to several highways and meet at Salem County Fairgrounds for a final send off to Washington DC on Monday.

According to NJTruckerConvoy.com In solidarity with our brothers and sisters nationwide in the global Freedom Convoy phenomenon, a peaceful, nonpartisan convoy & event has been planned statewide in New Jersey from March 5th – March 6th, 2022. We Americans love our freedoms and our country. This convoy aims to restore our civil liberties and freedoms. Our goal is to protect the freedom of choice for future generations. It’s not about political parties, but more so, we believe our government has forgotten its place and has no regard for our Founding Fathers’ instructions, The Constitution of the United States of America. We believe that the power of politicians on all sides has been abused. We demand our voices be heard once again. We, The People, of all political affiliations & walks of life, demand the restoration of our democracy and an end to all unconstitutional mandates.





Mercer County Proposed 2022 Budget Calls for Flat Tax Levy

February 22, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)– Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes has presented to the County Board of Commissioners his administration’s proposed 2022 budget, a $358 million spending plan that stays within the state-mandated 2-percent cap and would result in no increase to the tax levy.

Mr. Hughes on Feb. 22 presented an overview of his administration’s budget proposal to the commissioners, who will review the document over the coming weeks before voting on its adoption.

Of the total budget, $269 million would be collected through property taxes, the same levy as last year.

“This document represents our effort to provide the best possible government in the most cost-effective manner to the taxpayer,” Mr. Hughes said. “The ongoing pandemic has tested us as never before. While we may have changed the way we deliver some services, I am proud of the fact that we have continued to provide resources our residents expect, and I applaud the creativity of our county workforce, including this board, for their flexibility.”

A resident’s actual tax rate will rise or fall depending on his or her municipality once the county rate is equalized to reflect the difference between municipal property assessments and property market values.

The budget proposes that $6.5 million of the County’s surplus be used, leaving a $33 million balance, along with $22 million from the federal American Rescue Plan fund to “help offset the enormous expenditures incurred during the unprecedented pandemic response,” Mr. Hughes said. The spending plan “reflects our continued response to the challenges brought by the pandemic and the toll it has taken on the health of our residents, as well as our county finances, and as a result of our responsible planning, we can propose a budget that is considerate of our taxpayers and offers relief by holding the line,” Mr. Hughes added.


Minibike Driver from Trenton, Ran Over and Killed on Route 1 in West Windsor Last Night; Was Operating Bike with No Lights

February 16, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)—Police say that last night at 10:15 p.m., West Windsor Police received a 9-1-1 call for a motor vehicle collision on U.S. Route 1 South near the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant.

A driver from Trenton was operating a mini motorized bike in the center lane of U.S. Route 1 South and was struck by a Ford operated by a resident of North Brunswick. The impact threw the 40-year-old female off her bike onto Route 1. The driver of the Ford immediately pulled his vehicle onto the shoulder and exited his vehicle to aid the minibike driver who was in the roadway. However, traffic was heavy and numerous vehicles struck the female as well as her motorbike in the roadway. One of the vehicles that struck her, a BMW operated by a Trenton resident, pulled over and awaited police officers’ arrival.

The driver of the minibike was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:00 p.m. by Dr. Samson of Capital Health Regional Medical Center. The minibike the female was operating did not have any lights and she was dressed in dark clothing.

US Route 1 south was closed for approximately 4 hours. NJ Dot assisted with road closures and detours in the area. Any witnesses to this collision can contact Traffic Officer Brown or Traffic Sgt. Loretucci of the West Windsor Police Dept. 609-799-1222, our Anonymous Tipline at (609) 799-0452, or Brown@westwindsorpolice.com.

Responding agencies were, West Windsor Police Department, West Windsor Fire & Emergency Services, Princeton Junction Fire Company Station 44, Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Serious Collision Response Team (SCRT), Middlesex County Medical Examiner, Capital Health Paramedics and NJ Department of Transportation.