Category Archives: LAWRENCE, NJ

Police looking for missing former Lawrence Township teacher

Lawrence Township, NJ (Mercer) The Lawrence Township Police Department is searching for a former Lawrence Township school district teacher Kelly Brophy, Brophy was not seen for over serval days according to her brother Thomas Brophy. Thomas stated in a Facebook post that Her phone was pinged and her last location known was in Brooklyn NY on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Her phone is off and has not been able to get a hit on her phone since. Thomas also stated that Kelly and Thomas lost their father and she has been suffering from depressed. Kelly is driving a red 2021 Mazda CX30 NJ Reg. DH9-NRJ.
Anyone with information is urged to call Lawrence Twp. Police at 609-896-1111 Det. Ryan Dunn 609-844-7125.

Car Slams in to Leonardo’s II RESTAURANT

Lawrence Township (Mercer) NJ: A driver swerved off of the circle on Brunswick Ave and rammed into the front of Leonardo’s II. The driver was able to walk away from the crash unharmed. Though their car had to be towed.

The owner of the restaurant Robert Pluta, explains car accidents are a common occurrence happening once a month creating havoc and damaging his property.

“I need to build a big wall here; this way, they hit the wall. I don’t care if they screw up their car, screw themselves up before they hit my property. I’m so tired of it,” Pluta said.


Lawrence Township (Mercer) NJ: At approximately 10:30 Pm a 1 car collision brought the Northbound lanes to a stand still for a little over an half hour on Route 1 in Lawrence Township after a driver lost control and struck the highway guardrail. Police were able to get traffic moving at around 11:30 by using the shoulder lane. At this time, 2 people were transport to Capital health regional medical center with minor injuries.

1 Arrested, 3 injured in crash in Lawrence Township

Lawrence Township, NJ ( Mercer) Lawrence Police responded to the area of US highway 1 at the circle for a motor vehicle crash Wednesday night around 10:30 Pm, Lawrence Police located one vehicle with two females in the car at the circle and then a short time later found a second vehicle in the Dollar General Parking lot with a older female, Ewing ems transported the female to Capital Heath medical center. The Driver of the vehicle at the circle was placed under arrest for suspicion of being under the influence while operating a motor vehicle. The passenger and driver was transported to Capital Health Medical center.

Two injured after crash in Lawrence

Lawrence Township (Mercer) Two people were injured after a crash on Princeton Pike and Darrah Lane Friday evening . Lawrence fire company had to extricate one of the drivers out of the vehicle Lawrence ambulance and Trenton Emergency medical services transported the drivers to Capital Health trauma center with Capital Health paramedics.


Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler announces the opportunity to dispose of unneeded and expired prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 24, 2020.

The goal is to help local residents to rid their medicine cabinets of unused and easily abused opioid painkillers, in addition to any other unneeded prescription medications.

Mercer County residents can easily drop off unused and expired prescription pills, by bringing them to the parking lot across from the Mercer County Administration Building at 640 South Broad Street in Trenton, between 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. 

The disposal event will also collect vape pens and other e-cigarette devices, however ONLY after all batteries have been removed prior by the individual. Syringes, sharp instruments, liquid medications, or solutions cannot be accepted. Participants in the drop-off are asked to follow social distancing rules.

“The fall season is a good time to gather up any unused or expired prescriptions from your medicine cabinet, especially dangerous opioid painkillers,” said Sheriff Kemler. “Addiction or accidental use can too easily begin right from your own medicine cabinet,” added Kemler.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible method for disposing of unneeded and expired prescription pills. The program is conducted by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

For more information, contact the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office Programs Section at 609-278-7159.

Three Lawrence Township Police Officers Charged in Internal Affairs Investigation


Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported today that three Lawrence Township police officers face criminal charges as a result of an internal affairs investigation.
The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office was contacted by Lawrence Township police earlier this month regarding allegations of deceptive conduct and falsification of records by three of its officers in the pursuit of personal interests.
The investigation revealed that the officers engaged in intentional misrepresentations of their actual locations, which included falsifying reports and records. One of the officers is also accused of realigning his in-car video recorder. These officers allowed their purely personal interests to infect the proper performance of their legal obligations as police officers.
As a result of the investigation, Officer Hector Nieves, 44, was charged with falsifying government records, tampering with records, and violation of Governor’s Executive Order No. 118. Officer Liubove Bjorklund, 32, was charged with falsifying government records and violation of Governor’s Executive Order No. 118. Officer Timothy Wallace, 28, was charged with falsifying government records. All three officers were served summons complaints Thursday morning.
It was determined that Nieves falsely documented his location in CAD records on 19 occasions between March 21, 2020 and May 11, 2020. He violated an executive order

by entering the New Jersey Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park in Princeton on April 23, 2020, while the park was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for a purpose unrelated to any official function or capacity. It was also discovered that, on multiple occasions, Nieves altered the view of the camera in his assigned patrol vehicle so that it did not capture him covertly meeting with an off-duty female police officer. In one incident, the camera’s position was altered so that it would not record Nieves and the off-duty officer meeting or entering the closed park, thereby concealing the unlawful conduct.
Bjorklund is charged with falsifying her location in meal break CFS documents on 11 occasions between March 20, 2020 and May 4, 2020. She also violated an executive order by entering the New Jersey Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park in Princeton on April 23, 2020, while the park was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for a purpose unrelated to any official function or capacity.
Wallace is charged with falsely documenting his location in a CAD record on May 4, 2020.
Tampering with records is a fourth-degree charge. Violation of an executive order and falsifying government records are disorderly persons offenses.
All three officers have been suspended from the police department without pay.

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