Alert: Scammers pretend to be local police departments when calling residents

Alert: Scammers pretend to be local police departments when calling residents

The cyber crimes unit in the Mercer County Prosecutor’s office is investigating recent telephone scams where callers spoof the non-emergency telephone numbers for various police departments in an attempt to scam residents. Scammers claim falsely that the resident has a warrant out for their arrest.  Law enforcement will never ask for payment of any type over…

Prosecutor releases results of autopsy report in death of Princeton University student whose body was found on campus in October
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Prosecutor releases results of autopsy report in death of Princeton University student whose body was found on campus in October

Princeton University student Misrach Ewunetie died by suicide, officials announced on Wednesday, Dec. 28, more than two months after her body was found on campus. Ewunetie went missing in the early morning hours of Oct. 14. Her family reported her missing on Oct. 16 after not hearing from her. A search for her began on…

Pedestrian rescues West Windsor man from car after it crashes

A car crashed into a tree and caught on fire in West Windsor on Tuesday, Dec. 27. A pedestrian saved the driver, police said. Just after 7 p.m., the driver of a 2011 Honda Accord, Christopher Howard of West Windsor, was traveling east on South Mill Road just before the intersection of New Edinburg Road….

Elderly man crashes into apartment building in Lawrence

A 72-year-old Bucks County man was hospitalized after he drove into an apartment building in Lawrence on Wednesday, Dec. 28. Police received several 911 calls about the crash just after 1:30 p.m. The apartment building is located on the 2600 block of Lawrence Road/Route 206. Officers found the man unconscious and trapped inside his car….

Two Hopewell Valley teens arrested for allegedly killing a man they intended to rob

Two teens from Hopewell Valley have been arrested and charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a man at the Hopewell Valley Nature Preserve. A 16-year-old from Pennington and a 17-year-old from Hopewell were taken into custody Friday afternoon and are charged with murder, felony murder, robbery and weapons offenses, law enforcement officials said….

Elementary school teacher in Hamilton allegedly provided student with alcohol, vape pens, and THC drops

An elementary school teacher in Hamilton has been charged with providing a 13-year-old boy with vodka, vape pens, and THC drops. The teacher allegedly provided the items to the student for two and a half years. Bordentown resident Jennifer Debiec, a fifth-grade teacher at Mercerville Elementary School, has been charged with one count of second-degree…

Princeton police blotter: Robber demands mailbag from mailman, bike and packages stolen

Princeton police blotter: Robber demands mailbag from mailman, bike and packages stolen

A mail carrier in Princeton was robbed on Spruce Street on the afternoon of Dec. 2, police said. The robber demanded the keys to the mailman’s mail truck, his cell phone, and his mailbag. The thief, described as a Black male, was dressed in all black and wore a hooded sweatshirt with red lettering on…

One driver in critical condition after Quakerbridge Road crash

One driver in critical condition after Quakerbridge Road crash

Just after 4:30 p.m. on Monday, a Trenton resident lost control of a vehicle while exiting Route 1 via the off-ramp north to Quakerbridge Road westbound. The driver drove over the curbed median and struck a vehicle that was being driven by a Princeton resident. The Princeton resident was traveling eastbound on Quakerbridge Road on the Quakerbridge…

Body of missing Princeton University student found by facilities employee
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Body of missing Princeton University student found by facilities employee

Authorities located the body of missing Princeton University student Misrach Ewunetie at about 1 p.m. Thursday, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office announced. Ewunetie’s body was found outside on the facilities grounds behind the tennis courts by a facilities employee, officials said. An autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine Ewunetie’s cause and…

Historic Walker House in Hopewell destroyed by fire

Historic Walker House in Hopewell destroyed by fire

Just after 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, firefighters from Pennington, Hopewell, and Titusville were dispatched to the historic Walker House on Woosamonsa Road after a fire was reported at the vacant home. The house burnt to the ground. No one was injured in the fire, officials said. Firefighters said the building had been “free burning” for…

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