CRIME & SAFETY
Weekend deaths at 2 New Jersey homes under investigation
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Authorities are separately investigating two deaths at a home in Atlantic County and a killing at a home in Bergen County. The two scenes were discovered less than 24 hours apart, though there is no indication from authorities that they are connected. Bodies discovered at...
Man, 93, dies in 3-vehicle crash on N.J. road
A 93-year-old man was killed Saturday afternoon after he was ejected from his SUV in a roll-over collision involving two other cars in Monroe, police said. The crash happened at 2:09 p.m. at the intersection of Buckelew Avenue and Spotswood Englishtown Road, when two westbound SUVs stopped on Buckelew Avenue at a traffic light.
Pedestrian Critically Injured in Collision on S. Clinton
TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Trenton Police are investigating a serious accident that occurred on Friday night at around 8:00 PM in the 1400 block of South Clinton Ave between Remsen Street. The accident involved an SUV and a pedestrian, and it’s reported that the pedestrian was struck by the vehicle. Trenton Emergency Medical Services and Capital Health paramedics responded to the scene and transported the male pedestrian to Capital Health Trauma Center in critical condition.
West Windsor Township Man Faces Charges in Fatal Accident Involving Young Girl and Her Dog
A tragic incident in West Windsor Township has led to the arrest of a 65-year-old man following the death of a 12-year-old girl and her dog. The West Windsor Police Department has charged the man with multiple offenses, including failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and leaving the scene of an accident.
Weekly Safety Report: Bus Crash, Fires, and Graduation Ceremony hit Mercer County, New Jersey
This week in Mercer County, New Jersey, there were several incidents that occurred. These incidents include a bus crash in Trenton resulting in four injuries, a fire at a building in Princeton that was quickly responded to by firefighters, a fire at the Trent Center West high-rise apartment building that resulted in one fatality, a graduation ceremony for residents of the Trenton Police Department's Citizen Academy, a two-alarm fire at Trent Center West that caused multiple injuries, and a fire at a senior apartment building in Trenton that led to the evacuation of 150 residents.
Man found dead in Hackensack River prompts homicide investigation
NEW JERSEY (PIX11) — Authorities have opened a homicide investigation after a man was found dead in the Hackensack River in New Jersey on Saturday, officials said. Police responded to the incident in the river near the eastern spur of the New Jersey Turnpike at around 12:45 p.m., according to the Hudson County Prosecuto’s Office. […]
A New Jersey Man Was Jailed for Violently Assaulting Black Neighbors!
A white man from New Jersey named Edward C. Mathews was given eight years in jail for using racial slurs and bothering his black neighbors, which was caught on video in 2021. Matthews admitted to four counts of bias harassment and having a controlled dangerous substance with the purpose of distributing it.
Suspect in Mercer County Deputy’s Death May Face Additional Charges in Bismarck
In recent news, a troubling incident has unfolded in Bismarck, North Dakota, involving a suspect who may face additional charges in connection with the death of a Mercer County deputy. This situation is a somber reminder of the complexities law enforcement officers face daily, and it highlights the importance of addressing mental health issues in our communities.
Felony charge filed against Gov. Christie’s niece for violent plane meltdown
🔴 Relative of Chris Christie charged in New Orleans. 🔴 Niece was removed from plane in 2022 violent outburst. 🔴 Police say amid rant, she said "Do you know who I am?" One of Chris Christie’s relatives has been hit with a felony charge a year after being accused of a violent, drunken meltdown on an airplane last Thanksgiving.
When killer nurse Charles Cullen admitted: I killed 40 people | Historical headlines
It was a stunning admission: Charles Cullen, a nurse who worked at several hospitals in the Lehigh Valley and New Jersey, told investigators that he was responsible for up to 40 patient deaths. Cullen’s statement to police 20 years ago this week spurred not only criminal charges but weeks of...
New criminal charges in brutality that shut down NJ women’s prison
🔶 NJ all-women’s prison in process of closing. More charges have been leveled against one of 15 corrections officers in trouble for brutal cell extractions at the state’s only all-women prison, which is now being shut down. An eight-count superseding indictment, voted on by a state grand...
Bordentown Township Police Seek Public's Help in Locating Missing 14-Year-Old Girl
BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Bordentown Township Police Department (BTPD) is asking for the public's help in locating a missing 14-year-old Township girl. Arianna Taylor, 14, was last seen at about 6PM on Wednesday, December 6 at her home on Hilltop Drive in Bordentown Township, according to a post made by the BTPD on the Department's Facebook page on Friday night. Taylor is described as a dark-skinned black female, with brown eyes and brown hair. She is approximately 5 feet 3 inches tall and 150 pounds and has a distinct tattoo of a semicolon and butterfly wing on the left side of her neck. She was last seen wearing a black headscarf, black sweatshirt, blue pajama pants with multicolored objects and gray slippers. Taylor is known to frequent West Trenton, which the BTPD says could be a possible destination for the teen. Anyone with information on Taylor's location is asked to contact the Bordentown Township Police Department at (609) 298-4300.
Police: Woman arrested for vandalizing an Israeli flag in Sandy Hook
It happened near the corner of Church Hill and Walnut Tree Hill roads in the Sandy Hook section of town.
(Update) Princeton Man, 76, Killed In Orange Crash ID'd
Original: A 76-year-old Worcester County man died Thursday morning, Dec. 7, when his car crashed into a tree in Franklin County. The Princeton man's car left the road around 10:30 a.m. in Orange near the intersection of Tully and Fryeville Roads, the Northwestern District Attorney said. No other vehicles were involved.
New Jersey Porch Pirate Dressed in Amazon Vest Caught Taking Delivered Package
Police said the package contained $1,229 worth of Apple Watches
Robbers Armed With Knife Storm Home Depot in NJ
TOMS RIVER — Police are looking for armed robbers who stole 27 rolls of electrical wire Wednesday afternoon from a Home Depot store on Route 9. One of the robbers used bolt cutters to open the lock of the fence around the area where the rolls of 12/2 wire are stored.
Police warning over NJ Walmart ‘self-checkout party’
🎅 NJ guy creates "Walmart self-checkout Christmas Party" 🎅 Event has turned into a toy and food drive for needy families. When a New Jersey guy created a 'Walmart self-checkout Christmas party' event on Facebook as a joke, he had no idea how many people would take him seriously.
One family. 2 sons shot to death when stun guns didn’t subdue them.
Suicidal thoughts and behaviors can be reduced. If you are in crisis, call the National 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing 9-8-8 or visiting 988lifeline.org. Rebecca Everett is a reporter and senior podcast producer reporting on crime and justice for NJ.com and The Star-Ledger. Since joining NJ Advance Media in 2016 as a local news reporter, she has won nine New Jersey Press Association awards, including two for the print version of “Father Wants Us Dead.” The podcast also won both honors in its category at the 2023 Webby Awards: best limited series podcast, crime & justice, and a People's Voice Award. Rebecca previously worked at MassLive.com and got her start in journalism 14 years ago at the Daily Hampshire Gazette, her hometown newspaper in Massachusetts. At the Gazette, her series revealing harassment allegations against a city councilor resulted in a recall election and a Publick Occurrences Award from the New England Newspaper & Press Association. Rebecca can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and (856) 812-7392.
Can you shoot a burglar in NJ? Home break-ins are surging
🚨 NJ is seeing an alarming increase in "occupied" home burglaries. 🚨 Police are urging residents not to confront a burglar. As New Jersey law enforcement agencies again warn about the dangers of home burglaries, come an even more disturbing alert from Police in South Brunswick. Burglars are...