BORDENTOWN, NJ -
Suspect is in custody. Stand off ends.
Police: There are NO lock-downs at area schools. Parents can pick up their children.
Police are involved in an armed-standoff at 9 Redwood Avenue in Bordentown.
As of 2:19pm, the suspect has a gun in his waistband and a shotgun in the kitchen.
Built in 1952, 9 Redwood Avenue is reportedly owned by a Thomas Hewitt. It is a 1 story home with a 1 car garage and is under a 1/4 of an acre. (source)
As of 1:50pm, the suspect is going in and out of the backdoor. He threw a cushion outside that he was originally using to block the back kitchen windows.
At least 3 weapons are in the house, including an AR-15, a 9mm Browning, and a shotgun.
Police are asking Verizon to reestablish the home phone in this residence to possibly have a line of contact. Additionally, police say the armed man is asking to talk to his wife to possibly negotiate.
On the police scanner, it was said someone yelled to the armed man "This is not going to end well, [you're] going to end up with a bullet in [your] throat."
A WBNC News viewer reported seeing 15 police officers racing up Route 130 North in Bordentown at around 1pm headed to the scene. Around 1:55pm an ambulance was headed down Route 528 in Chesterfield.
Story: Press Release
The following is a press release from the Maryville at Post House in Pemberton, Burlington County.
PEMBERTON, NJ -
Maryville Addiction Treatment Center, recognized as a leader in the treatment of addictive disease and co-occurring disorders, held a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, April 27th, to celebrate its newest 48-bed residential treatment facility, Maryville at Post House.
“Maryville at Post House will truly make a difference in the lives of those desperately seeking to reclaim their lives from the scourge of addiction,” Kendria McWilliams, CEO of Maryville, said. “Our resources and addiction treatment services help turn around the lives of those seeking assistance. Maryville is in the business of saving lives and restoring communities.”
The ribbon cutting followed the February 23, 2018 opening of the facility, which served as an important moment for Burlington County officials and residents who long sought a new operator of the once-vacant treatment facility.
“It is so important that we continue to provide assistance and resources to residents seeking treatment,” Burlington County Freeholder Deputy Director Linda Hughes, liaison to the County Department of Human Services, said. “The reopening of Post House is a huge step in our fight against opioid addiction. With Post House, there are now short-term residential treatment and detox services for Burlington County and other area residents.”
The new center marks Maryville’s third expansion in six years and offers inpatient withdrawal management, as well as short- and long-term residential treatment for men. Maryville’s team of physicians, nurses and clinicians are experts in assessing individual needs and delivering high quality care for opioid, alcohol and other substance use and co-occurring disorders.
Maryville at Post House is Maryville’s second residential campus, bringing its total bed capacity to 124, including 31 withdrawal management, 87 short-term and six long-term residential addiction and co-occurring disorder treatment beds. Maryville has twice increased its inpatient bed capacity at its Williamstown campus.
About Maryville Addiction Treatment Center:
Maryville, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) private, nonprofit organization providing high-quality, low cost addiction treatment and education services since 1949, with inpatient and outpatient facilities in southern New Jersey. Maryville operates two residential facilities in Williamstown and Pemberton with a total of 124 beds and both offer specialized inpatient withdrawal management (detoxification services) and residential programs for adults 18 and older with substance use and co-occurring disorders. Neighborhood-based outpatient facilities are in Vineland and Turnersville. Trauma, mental health, veterans, family, chronic pain management and relapse prevention services are provided by licensed and certified staff. Maryville is licensed by the state of New Jersey, accredited by CARF and a member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers. For more information, call 855-823-3428 or visit MaryvilleNJ.org.
Top photo caption: From left to right: Alfred Mason, representative from Sen. Cory Booker’s office; Burlington County Freeholder Deputy Director Linda Hughes; Maryville CEO Kendria McWilliams; [behind] Maryville Board of Trustees President Steve Yates; Burlington County Administrator Eve Cullinan; [behind] Maryville Alumni Robert K.; and Burlington Department of Human Services Director Shirla Simpson cutting the ribbon to Maryville at Post House on April 27, 2018.
JACKSON, NJ -
The search for former Northern student Cody MacPherson has ended with his body identified in Jackson, New Jersey.
MacPherson was last seen alive in Pemberton at the home of a woman with whom he was romantically involved on September 24th, 2017. The family tells NJ.com there was an altercation at that home.
According to an NJ1015 report, "A body later identified as MacPherson's was found on March 20 as New Jersey Forest Fire Service crews prepared a controlled burn in the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area off Stump Tavern Road in Jackson."
MacPherson's brother wrote on his Facebook page, thanking all those who searched for Cody, "You truly have blessed hearts. We can never repay you."
Related: Remains found in Jackson, NJ Woods
According to Arrests.org, Alan Mcginnis of Ocean County was arrested on April 21st on charges of Murder and Failure to Dispose Human Remains, among other charges, and remains in jail.
COLUMBUS, NJ -
Less than 24 hours after residents in the Northern Burlington Sending District approved a $39.7 million Referendum that promises increased security, hundreds of Northern students participated in a nationwide "Walk-Out" demonstration honoring lives lost to gun violence.
NBC Superintendent Dr. Sarruda tweeted pictures Wednesday morning of local students engaging in the protest, and included a message explaining what the protests were for. This differs from other schools around the nation, some of which promised to discipline students who participated, even threatening suspension.
According to Administration, approximately 200 high school students and 200 middle school students "conducted peaceful and organized demonstrations in separate locations in a planned 17 minute time frame to pay tribute to the 17 victims of the Parkland Florida tragedy."
Dr. Sarruda also thanked the Mansfield Police Department for an "increased presence" at today's demonstrations.
Other schools in the area took part in today's protests, as well as across the nation.
COLUMBUS, NJ -
The Northern Burlington Referendum passed Tuesday night with a final vote of 2300 YES to 1446 NO. (these numbers do not reflect provisional or absentee ballots)
Residents in all 4 townships of the Northern Burlington County Regional School District cast their ballots in a special school election Tuesday night. Voters in Chesterfield, Mansfield, North Hanover, and Springfield were charged with deciding the fate of a 30 year $39.7 million bond referendum for the Northern Burlington High School.
Northern Burlington County School District Superintendent Dr. James Sarruda post on Facebook Tuesday night, saying "On behalf of the Board of Education, administration, faculty, and students, I want to express a most sincere “thank you” to all of the NB’s advocates for supporting this referendum and I want to recognize all who served on our strategic planning committee. So many gave so much to this effort. Your unwavering support and deep commitment to the Northern Burlington County Regional School District and to the communities NB serves is what makes this school so great and what keeps our tradition so strong."
The overall project qualifies for 26% state aid coverage, which reduces the project to $29.4 million. According to the Referendum website, the average assessed home in Chesterfield is worth $391,063, making their monthly tax impact at $15.38.
NUMBERS BY THE TOWNSHIP:
Chesterfield - YES 722, NO 236
North Hanover - YES 319, NO 187
Springfield - YES 242, NO 316
Mansfield - YES 1017, NO 707
These numbers do not reflect absentee or provisional ballots.
Story: Press Release
MANSFIELD, NJ -
On Friday, February 16, 2018 at approximately 3:45 p.m., a medium build Hispanic male approximately 5’5” tall knocked on the front door of a residence on Jacksonville Road. When the resident answered the door, the subject identified himself as a PSE&G employee. The subject tried convincing the resident that he needed to come in and check his electrical panel.
When questioned further, the subject changed his story and said PSE&G was doing work in the area and that after completion he would have to come back and check his circuit breakers. During the conversation, the subject received a phone call, but didn’t answer it, and the resident noticed a newer style gray pickup drive past. A short time after, the subject left and the resident could not locate him again.
PSE&G advises that all employees carry a photo identification badge. If you are ever in doubt whether someone is a legitimate representative of a utility company, do not allow them into your home and call police. Its better to be safe than to become a victim.
COLUMBUS, NJ -
Last month, WBNC News took a tour of the NBC High School ahead of the March Referendum. Here is that report.
Story: Press Release
HAMILTON, NJ -
The Hamilton Police Division is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals captured on video surveillance. Please take a moment to review and share the pictures. The suspects are wanted for questioning regarding a burglary attempt that took place on January 16, 2018 on the 200 block of Yardville-Allentown Road, Hamilton, NJ. The suspects attempted to pry open the door.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the above pictured individuals is asked to contact Detective Daniel Inman of the Hamilton Police Division’s Criminal Investigations Section at (609) 581-4035 or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at (609) 581-4008.
Story: Marisa Murphy
BURLINGTON CITY, NJ -
A fatal car accident, where a vehicle was pulled from the icy Delaware River at around 1:00 pm, occurred earlier today in Burlington City, NJ. The vehicle left the road, crashed through the fencing, and plunged into the Delaware River. Two people were inside the car when the accident occurred- a male driver and a female passenger. The driver was able to escape the submerging car, but the passenger was still inside when first responders arrived on the scene. The woman was rushed to Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County.
A witness and city resident tried to help those trapped in the vehicle, along with several other bystanders. They spoke to The Burlington County Times: “Three or four of us pulled him out. He was soaking wet and panicking, saying his girlfriend was in there. Then he took off. I guess he was in shock,” witness Joe Entwistle said, referring to the driver.
The driver ran from the scene but was later located by police and taken to Lourdes for a medical evaluation. Identity of the driver and the deceased victim were not released, notification of families were still pending. No charges were filed for the driver as of Sunday night.
This is the second fatal accident this weekend involving submerged vehicles. Around 4:30 pm on Saturday, a vehicle, believed to be moving at an excessive speed, struck a minivan at a red light by the jug handle on Route 130 and Bridgeboro Road in Willingboro, sending the minivan through the guard barrier, crashing into the Delaware River, where it, too, became submerged.
The occupants in the minivan, Robert Stephens, 52, and his wife, Janet, 50, were pulled from the water by several rescue crews. Both were pronounced dead at Lourde Medical Center of Burlington County. No criminal charges were made against 29 year old Amish Patel, the driver who caused the initial accident.
CHESTERFIELD, NJ -
A power outage in Burlington County is leaving hundreds in the dark Sunday night. With temperatures dipping into the teens overnight, residents are hoping for quick repairs to the problem.
As of 9pm, PSE&G is reporting zero power outages in Burlington County, but JCP&L is reporting 925 outages across the county.
52 customers in Chesterfield Township have lost electricity, with power restoration expected Sunday at 11pm. North Hanover is not so lucky with nearly half of JCP&L's customers in that township without power. The company is reporting 851 outages with restoration expected at 12am Monday morning.
Also affected in Burlington County is New Hanover Township with less than 5 customers without power, and Wrightstown Borough with 18 customers affected. Both of these areas are expected to have power restored at 11pm Sunday night.
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