MERCER COUNTY SHERIFF KEMLER TO COLLECT UNUSED-EXPIRED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND VAPE DEVICES ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 24

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.

UPDATE: Missing Princeton resident found deceased in Community Park

The Princeton Police Department is seeking your help in locating a missing “at risk” person by the name of Jeffery Bossart. Jeffery Bossart is a 67 year old white male, 6’0” in height and 200 lbs. Bossart was last seen on September 1, 2020 at 11:00 PM in the area of Bayard Lane on foot. If you have information that can assist in helping safely locate Jeffery Bossart, Princeton Police asl you to please call them at 609-921-2100 or dial 911.

Update:

Through a coordinated effort between the Princeton Police Department and the New Jersey State Police, Jeffery Bossart, who was reported missing September 2, 2020 to Princeton Police Department, was found deceased in Community Park North. Based on the initial information learned from the investigation, Mr. Bossart’s death is considered not suspicious at this time.

Tropical Storm watch issued for Mercer County

Affected Area : Mercer County

LOCATIONS AFFECTED – Trenton – Princeton WIND – LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind – Peak Wind Forecast: 30-40 mph with gusts to 50 mph – Window for Tropical Storm force winds: Tuesday afternoon until early Wednesday morning – THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 39 to 57 mph – The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. – PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm force. – PREPARE: Efforts to protect property should now be underway. Prepare for limited wind damage. – ACT: Act now to complete preparations before the wind becomes hazardous.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited – Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about. – Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. – A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. – Scattered power and communications outages.

STORM SURGE – LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Localized storm surge possible – Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for up to 2 feet above ground somewhere within surge prone areas – Window of concern: Tuesday morning until early Wednesday morning

POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited – Localized inundation is possible with storm surge flooding mainly along tidal creeks and rivers and in low-lying spots. – Sections of near-river roads and parking lots could become overspread with surge water. Dangerous driving conditions are possible in places where surge water covers the road. FLOODING RAIN – LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect – Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 3-6 inches, with locally higher amounts

POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Extensive – Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues. – Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. In mountain areas, destructive runoff may run quickly down valleys while increasing susceptibility to rockslides and mudslides. Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed. – Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out.

THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for major flooding rain – The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. – PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for major flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues are likely. – PREPARE: Strongly consider protective actions, especially if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding. – ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take action will likely result in serious injury or loss of life.

Princeton Police seeking assistance in locating missing 82 Year old woman

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.

Princeton University will move to virtual instruction following spring break

DEVELOPING: Princeton University is revising the campus schedule for the rest of the semester because of fears of COVID-19 due to International students.

Starting March 23, there will be a mandatory temporary move for all lectures, seminars, and precepts to virtual instruction. Students are encouraged to consider staying home after spring break. The number of campus gatherings on campus will decrease.