Hamilton (Mercer): A Suv and a pickup truck collided at the intersection of South Clinton Ave and Redwood Ave Tuesday evening. One male was transported to Robert Wood University Hospital Hamilton and another driver refused medical treatment . A neighbor stated that the intersection is prone to crashes and that it has left his dog traumatized from previous crashes and that speed bumps be put in place to slow drivers down.
A New York City journalist known for her kind demeanor and passion for storytelling was killed in a moped accident on Saturday, according to the station where she worked.
Nina Kapur, 26, died at Bellevue Hospital following the incident in Brooklyn, said CBS New York, where Kapur had worked as a reporter since June 2019.
“[Kapur] was known for her contagious smile and love for storytelling,” the station said. “She will be missed.”
Prior to her gig at CBS New York, Kapur was a reporter for News 12 Connecticut and a weekend anchor at WDVM. She graduated from Syracuse University in 2016.
UPDATE: Woman has been located safe.
Princeton, Police Department seeks your help in locating a missing “at risk” person: Joan Howell, 82 Year Old White Female, 5’3, 135lbs. Last seen at 310 Elm Road, Princeton, NJ at 2:10 pm on 6/19/2020. She may be driving a 2006 black VW Jetta bearing NJ Registration YVU18G. If you have information that can assist in helping safely locate Joan Howell,please call 911 or contact the Princeton Police Dept. at 609-921-2100.
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.
Trenton Police started their enforcement of City curfew due to Covid-19 at 8Pm Monday night by 9Pm all gas stations were closed and stores were closed in the western/Northern Trenton area the curfew is from 8Pm to 6Am. The New Jersey state police are also in Trenton enforcing The curfew and Phil MurphyGovernor of New Jersey orders. Anyone stopped after 8Pm can get a fine up to two Thousand dollars Mayor Reed Gusciora said at a Press conference at Trenton Fire headquarters Monday afternoon.
Authorities have identified the homicide victim from MLK Park as 20-year-old Frederick Mason of Trenton and the homicide victim from Garfield Avenue as 30-year-old Dabree Brannon of Trenton.
The woman who was shot in the head on Hoffman Avenue yesterday has been pronounced dead, making her the third homicide victim from Sunday’s shootings. Authorities have identified her as Quamierah Massey, 24, of Trenton.
The Mercer County Homicide Task Force, the Mercer County Shooting Response Team and the Trenton Police Department are investigating multiple shootings that occurred on Sunday, April 5. Two victims were fatally wounded and five additional victims were injured, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.
The first shooting incident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. at Martin Luther King Park. A large group of people were at the basketball court when several suspects approached from Bond Street and fired into the group through an empty lot. As many as 40 shots were reportedly fired. A male victim was struck in the torso and transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. A second male victim was also struck in the torso and he remains hospitalized.
While detectives were investigating the homicide at MLK Park, another shooting occurred in the 100 block of Hoffman Avenue at approximately 7 p.m. A large group of people there were gathering to watch a street fight between two females. A female victim was standing on the sidewalk watching the fight when the suspect approached her from the street and shot her in the head. She was transported to the hospital where she remains in critical condition.
Then around 9 p.m., another shooting occurred in the 400 block of Garfield Avenue. Several people were hanging out in the area when a vehicle drove down the street and fired numerous rounds. One victim was struck in the hand, a second victim was struck in the leg, and a third victim was struck in the head. These three victims were transported to the hospital for treatment. While officers were securing the scene and locating evidence, they located a fourth victim in the backyard of the one of the houses on Garfield Avenue. The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigations are ongoing and no arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406.
Route 29 Northbound was temporarily closed Wednesday afternoon around 4:50 P.m just before Memorial Drive exit after 3 cars collided on the highway one of them was a Trenton Police unit.
There were no injuries but department protocol was for the officer to go to the hospital. The highway was reopened shortly after removing the vehicles.
Dozens of Trenton Police officers and civilian staff lined the street of North Clinton Ave Wednesday April 1st to get tested for Covid-19.
Bordentown: A crash on Route 206 in Bordentown township sent a jeep flying into a bridge, the man was transported to Capital Health trauma center by Ems the crash happened just before 3Pm Monday. A second crash occurred not injuring anyone
LAWRENCE TWP: Two presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 have been found in Lawrence Township, increasing the total in Mercer County to six.
The Lawrence Township Health Department, in a statement, said it was notified March 15 that two members of a family in the township tested positive for COVID-19. Both people have been under home quarantine.
The Lawrence Township Health Department has conducted interviews with the individuals who tested positive to identify close contacts who are at elevated risk of potential exposure. These at-risk individuals are being contacted by the health department to advise them about precautions to take to prevent the spread of the virus, according to a statement from Lawrence Township. These individuals will be asked to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from the date of their last exposure to the positive cases.