Police & Fire

July 20, 2021

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler wants everyone to "play it safe and enjoy your well-deserved summer vacation" but urged area residents to be social media savvy to protect their home while out of town.  Kemler recently issued a set of tips to Mercer County residents on how ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Police Division (HPD) announced on Thursday the arrest of a local man who allegedly lit a fire in his own apartment causing it and other neighboring units to be damaged.  At approximately 1:39p.m. on July 14, Hamilton Police Officers and Hamilton ...

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SURFSIDE, FL -- As the world continued waiting for news from the devastating condo collapse in Surfside, Florida, four elite first responders from Hamilton Township made the trip south to search for victims and recover anything for the residents and their families.  Hamilton Township Fire ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township community is mourning the loss of a grandmother and a nine-month-old baby girl who died in a tragic early morning fire Friday. The fire in the two and a half story, wood frame duplex on Woodlawn Ave. began around 3:40 a.m. eventually causing a partial roof ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township Police Division (HTPD) stopped a suspect from jumping off a Route 130 overpass during a domestic disturbance call late Monday night that led to a chase. As a result, the suspect, identified as Alexander Lanning, 33, Hamilton, now faces contempt of court and ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ -- A 23-year-old Hamilton man was killed in an early Saturday morning car crash on Route 1 south. Four other individuals were taken to the hospital for injuries they also sustained in the accident.  At approximately, 3:30 a.m. members of the West Windsor Police Department patrol ...

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BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ — A Hamilton man was recently arrested by the Bordentown Township Police Department (BTPD) for possession of an untraceable "ghost gun" as well as a high capacity ammunition magazine. BTPD made the announcement on Friday of the arrest that occurred the weekend ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township is mourning the loss of retired Chief Ferdinand "Skip" Kontura who passed away peacefully on June 19 at the age of 82. Lou Crammer, president of the DeCou Hose Company, made the announcement of the chief's passing calling him "a brother firefighter, mentor, and ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ -- The West Windsor Police Department (WWPD) is seeking the public's help in an investigation into a Sunday night robbery at knife point that occurred at Mercer County Park.  The police are looking for three suspects believed to involved in the incident.  According to WWPD, ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Federal Aviation Administration will conduct an investigation into the Sunday evening plane crash that closed the intersection of Robbinsville Township's Gordon and Sharon Roads according to the local police department.   According to the Robbinsville Township Police ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Around 6:00p.m. Sunday night, the Robbinsville Township Office of Emergency Management issued an alert after a plane crashed in the road closing the intersection of Sharon Road and Gordon Road for an undetermined amount of time.  The plane landed on Sharon Road - just down the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In a coordinated two-day mobile deployment initiative undertaken last week, the New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit and Mercer County law enforcement agencies partnered to take potentially dangerous criminals into custody. As a result, 22 fugitives, some identified as street gang ...

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WEST TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey is open for Memorial Day.  This weekend thousands of motorists will hit New Jersey’s roadways to head to beaches, lakes, State Parks or just across town to a friend’s cookout. New Jersey State Police is reminding residents and visitors to celebrate responsibly this ...

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WEST TRENTON, NJ – For the first time since May of 2019, New Jersey is open for Memorial Day.  This weekend will kick off the summer season as thousands of motorists will hit New Jersey’s roadways to head to beaches, lakes, State Parks or just across town to a friend’s cookout. Because it has ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- A Mercer County Sheriff's Officer and his K-9 partner were able to quickly sniff-out the whereabouts of a missing woman Thursday. Sheriff Jack Kemler announced that Sheriff's Officer David Smithson and his K-9, Goose, assisted in locating a missing Princeton woman who had last ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Living alone, even in a bustling community such as Hamilton, can often be isolating. The Hamilton Township Police Division offers Operation Reassurance to check in on those who live alone and let them know that they have someone watching out for them.   Each day, Operation ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  The New Jersey State Police (NJSP) is searching for a missing 13-year-old girl and asked for the public's assistance Tuesday evening. The NJSP Missing Persons Unit and State Police Hamilton Station is working to locate Natalee Perez, 13, of Millstone. Natalee is described as a ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced on Tuesday that an arrest has been made in last week's murder of Katherine Montenegro at a Hamilton Township 7-Eleven. During the overnight hours of May 18, Hamilton Township police responded to a shooting at the 7-11 on Lalor ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- One man is dead and another hospitalized with serious injuries after an early morning motorcycle accident now under investigation by the Hamilton Township Police Division (HTPD).  The accident occurred at approximately, 2:53a.m, on Monday, May 24 when a motorcycle crashed on South ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- A motor vehicle driver was sent to the hospital with injuries Saturday afternoon after his car veered off the road near the intersection of Hughes Drive and Youngs Road in Hamilton. The highly traveled intersection, particularly on weekends, was closed for several hours because of ...

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TRENTON, NJ  — No seatbelt? “No excuses,” according to New Jersey state officials who are ramping up seat belt checks beginning May 24 through June 6.  That means any motor vehicle passenger caught without a seatbelt starting Monday will be issued a citation by local, county and state law ...

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- A 23-year-old Trenton woman is dead following an overnight shooting in Hamilton, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri has announced.  According to Onofri, Hamilton Township police responded to a shooting at the 7-11 on Lalor Street at approximately 1:50 a.m. where ...

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HAMILTON, NJ - An accident on Nottingham Way Sunday afternoon sent two people to the hospital and closed the busy roadway in both directions. According to first responders, a vehicle hit a utility pole causing it and an attached transformer to crash on top of it.   A witness said that the power ...

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NEW JERSEY — A nationwide safety recall of certain Kidde smoke detectors that have reportedly failed to sound off during smoke conditions or a fire has been announced. The Consumer Product Safety Commission on May 6 announced the recall of 225,000 Kidde smoke and combination smoke/carbon ...

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BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Bordentown Township Police Department was quickly able to locate a missing juvenile on Wednesday. Before being reported missing, Jason Fisher, age 15, of Bordentown Township, was last seen at 10:50am on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at his residence in Bordentown ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The newest, four-legged member of the Robbinsville Township Police Department (RPD) began his tour of duty on Monday. The agency welcomed K-9 Corbin as the third K-9 officer on the force.  As first reported by TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville, Corbin, a male yellow Labrador from ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Trenton Police Director Sheilah A. Coley is asking for the public’s help locating a 15-year-old runaway girl -- Marlin Selene Licona. She was last seen by her mother on Wednesday, March 24 more than two months ago at their Bayard Street home in Trenton.  Marlin is described as ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- There will be a new, four-legged member of the Robbinsville Township Police Department (RPD). The agency will soon have a third K-9 officer joining their team to sniff out drug offenders.  Police Chief Chris Nitti told TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville that the new K-9 will be a ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- A police chase that began in Trenton on Thursday night ended in Robbinsville with the arrest of a suspected carjacker.  At approximately 10:08 p.m. City of Trenton Police Officers Olix Heredia and Marvin Hebert were on patrol in the area of West End Avenue when they saw a 2019 ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The New Jersey State Police is asking for the public’s assistance investigating a fatal Thursday night accident on the New Jersey Turnpike near exit 7A. According to a preliminary investigation conducted by detectives, at approximately 9:22pm on Thursday, April 22, a tractor ...

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