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Mercer County, Crime Reports (2011)
Total Violent Crime:0
Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:0
Forcible Rape:0
Robbery:0
Aggravated Assault:0
Total Property Crime:0
Burglary:0
Larceny Theft:0
Motor Vehicle Theft:0
Arson:0
Mercer County, Census Data
Information About People and Demographics
Total population of persons residing within the County in 2010 366,513
Estimate of the County's total residency as of April 1, 2000350,761
Percentage change of the total resident population as of April 1, 2000 to April 1, 20105%
Net change of residents' total population from April 1, 2000 to April 1, 201015,752
April 1, 2000 complete count of Countywide resident population350,761
Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age23,100
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age6%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age83,985
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age 23%
July 1, 2009 percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older13%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older45,749
July 1, 2009 total estimate percentage of female residents51%
County's white resident population recorded in 2010225,011
County's black resident population recorded in 201074,318
County's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations recorded in 20101,194
County's Asian resident population recorded in 201032,752
County's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population recorded in 2010295
Countywide 2010 resident population of two or more races10,087
Countywide 2010 resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin55,318
Non Hispanic white resident population in 2010199,909
Countywide percentage of white residents in 201061%
Countywide percentage of black residents in 201020%
Countywide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents in 20100%
Countywide percentage of Asian residents in 20109%
Countywide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander in 20100%
Countywide percentage of Two or more races in 20103%
Countywide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin in 201015%
Countywide percentage of non Hispanic white in 201055%

Vital Statistics

Births and deaths occurring in Mercer County
Births 20074,771
Deaths 20072,894
Infant death occurring within the County of persons one year of age or less in 200737
Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more from 2005 to 200986

Resident Background Information

Education and background history of Mercer County Residents
Percentage of foreign born population in the County from 2005 to 200919%
Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home from 2005 to 200925%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher from 2005 to 200987%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher from 2005 to 200939%
Total number of Veterans from 2005 to 200920,175

Current Housing and Real Estate Data

Households located in Mercer County
Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence between 2005-200927
Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009141,162
Net change of housing units estimates as of April 1, 2000 to July 1, 20097,882
Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1, 2000 (base) to July 1, 20096%
Percentage of the County's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009 68%
Median value of the County's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009 $311,700
Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units between 2005 and 200930%
Total number of households between 2005-2009127,437
Average size of households between 2005-20093

Mercer County Employment Data

Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the County
Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation in 2009 $35,870
2009 Countywide income of median households in Mercer County$70,570
Percentage of persons living in poverty in the year 200911%
The personal income of persons employed in 2007$19,008
Per capita income of persons employed in 2007$52,255
Labor force of civilian workers in 2009203,551
The unemployment of the civilian labor force in 200915,841
The rate of unemployed civilian labor force in 2009 8
Employment of person relating to all industries in 2007 267,726
Net change of employment in all industries between 2000 and 2007 24,799
People employed by the government in 2007 53,218
Earnings by persons working in all industries in 200717,126,979
Average earnings per job in all industries in 200763,972
Number of private non farm establishments in 2008 9,989
The employment of non farm pay for the period of March 12, 2008 186,175
Percentage change of private nonfarm employment for the pay period of March 12, 2008 7%
Total of non employer establishment in 2008 according to NAICS 21,164
Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls in 2007695,848

People and Businesses

Firms and companies of Mercer County
Total number of firms located in the County for the year 200730,071
Total percentage of black owned private firms in 20078%
Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms in 20070%
Total percentage of Asian owned firms in 20077%
Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms in 2007 0%
Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms in 20075%
Total percentage of Women owned private firms in 200730%
Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33 in 2007 0
Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42 in 20078,420,998
Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 5,089,133
Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 14,004

Land Valuation

Property value and Mercer County territory
2009 totals of building permits for new private housing units in 2009 269
The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits in 2009 46,951
Adjusted 2007 acres of land in farms21,730
Total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year5,033,757
Per capita total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year13,796
Size in square miles of land as of 2000226
Population per square mile in the year 20101,622
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Woman awaiting drug treatment is sentenced for various crimes
LAMBERTVILLE — A 22-year-old Hamilton woman was sentenced to 364 days in jail while awaiting a bed in an inpatient drug treatment center. Cassandra Durkin was sentenced Feb. 28 by Judge Stephen B. Rubin to three years' probation in addition to the county jail time. According to Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III, Durkin pleaded guilty to committing... Hunterdon County Democrat   LAMBERTVILLE — A 22-year-old Hamilton woman was sentenced to 364 days in jail while awaiting a bed in an inpatient drug treatment center. Cassandra Durkin was sentenced Feb. 28 by Judge Stephen B. Rubin to three years' probation in addition to the county jail time. According to Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III, Durkin pleaded guilty to committing a burglary in Lambertville by unlawfully entering Zanya Spa, where she used to work, and taking cash to support her drug habit. At the time of this crime, Durkin had been enrolled in a Pretrial Intervention (PTI) program for credit card theft. The victim in the credit card theft was her mother, and again the proceeds were used to support Durkin's habit. She was subsequently terminated from the PTI program for the violation. Durkin had previously pleaded guilty to the credit card theft charge. Durkin also pleaded guilty to attempted uttering of a forged instrument in a Mercer County matter that was consolidated with the charges in Hunterdon County. She attempted to cash a forged check at a TD Bank in Mercer County when an alert bank teller became suspicious of the transaction. Durkin has been at the Hunterdon County Jail since October, awaiting a transfer to an in-patient drug treatment program. Her drug treatment program will be monitored as part of her probation. She was also ordered to pay mandatory fines, penalties, and restitution to the victims. If Durkin violates her probation, she faces up to five years in state prison on the third-degree crimes. “It has been well documented that most young people who get addicted to drugs will eventually turn to property crimes to support their habits,”.Kearns said. “We hope Ms. Durkin completes her in-patient drug treatment program and takes the steps necessary to turn her life around. Those convicted of such crimes find that a period of incarceration, immediately followed by professional in-patient treatment, provide the best road map to recovery. The New Jersey Drug Court program continues to expand to meet the rise in crimes associated with drug addiction. Hunterdon County has a model drug court program and several treatment based providers to assist those defendants with substance abuse issues.” Anonymous tips to law enforcement can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-321-0010 or by going to www.crimestoppershunterdon.com, or text messaging “HCTIPS” plus your tip message to 274637 (CRIMES). Tipsters can also download the free mobile app “Tipsubmit” and select Hunterdon County to submit anonymous tips via text messaging. All tips are anonymous and kept confidential. More Hunterdon County news: NJ.com/hunterdon • Facebook • Twitter
March 04 2014 - Source: http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2014/03/woman_awaiting_drug_treatment.html

Blaze battled at Peacock's Country Store in East Amwell
EAST AMWELL TWP. — Fire companies from Hunterdon County, Somerset County, Mercer County and Pennsylvania responded to a report of fire on the first floor of Peacock's Country Store on Lindbergh Road late on Friday night. The coffee shop and deli is usually open for breakfast and lunch. A third alarm was issued for what radio reports were calling a... EAST AMWELL TWP. — Fire companies from Hunterdon County, Somerset County, Mercer County and Pennsylvania responded to a report of fire on the first floor of Peacock's Country Store on Lindbergh Road late on Friday night. The coffee shop and deli is usually open for breakfast and lunch. A third alarm was issued for what radio reports were calling a 'working structure fire.' A witness at the scene saw flames engulfing the building. View more photos from the fire. When the call went out, some Hunterdon companies were still at the scene of an earlier house fire in Readington Township on Hillcrest Road. Firefighters battled frigid temperatures Friday night. It was about 15 degrees in East Amwell when the first alarm was raised, with lows of 5 degrees expected overnight. Stay with NJ.com for more. More Hunterdon County news: NJ.com/hunterdon • Facebook • Twitter
March 01 2014 - Source: http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2014/03/blaze_battled_at_peacocks_country_store_in_east_amwell.html

Flemington man pleads guilty to sex assault charge
FLEMINGTON — Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III announced today that George Holzman, 54, of Flemington pleaded guilty on Feb. 12 to the second-degree offense of sexual assault. The plea agreement calls for a seven-year state prison term, of which Holzman must serve 85% before becoming eligible for parole. Holzman will be subject to parole supervision for life,... George HolzmanCourtesy Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office  FLEMINGTON — Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III announced today that George Holzman, 54, of Flemington pleaded guilty on Feb. 12 to the second-degree offense of sexual assault. The plea agreement calls for a seven-year state prison term, of which Holzman must serve 85% before becoming eligible for parole. Holzman will be subject to parole supervision for life, Megan’s Law and must undergo an evaluation at the Adult Diagnostic Treatment center in Avenel to determine if he is a compulsive or repetitive sex offender. Holzman was arrested on May 3, 2011, and charged with sexual assault (second degree), criminal sexual contact (fourth degree) and endangering the welfare of a child (third degree). The victim was under age 13 when the alleged abuse started and continued after the child turned 13, according to Kearns. He did not say when the incidents occurred. Holzman was already a convicted sex offender at the time of his arrest in 2011. He was convicted in Mercer County in 1993 of sexually assaulting a child under age 13. In 2008 he was indicted by a Hunterdon County grand jury on a charge of failing to register under Megan’s Law. At the time he had been living in Delaware Township. Between July and December of 2007 he allegedly failed to register a change of address with local authorities as required. Kearns and Chief of Detectives John Kuczynski credited Holzman's most recent arrest to a joint investigation conducted by detectives from the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office - Special Victims Unit and the Flemington Police Department. 'The protection of the county’s children from predatory actions is a top priority for the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office and we prosecute those individuals who seek to harm children,' Kearns said. More Hunterdon County news: NJ.com/hunterdon • Facebook • Twitter
March 01 2014 - Source: http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2014/02/flemington_man_pleads_guilty_t.html

House fire breaks out in West Amwell Township
WEST AMWELL TWP. — A structure fire was reported shortly after noon today at 708 Brunswick Pike (Route 518) near the Hewitt Road intersection. Flames were showing, according to emergency radio reports from the scene. Fire companies from multiple towns were dispatched, including West Amwell, Lambertville, Amwell Valley, Sergeantsville and Raritan Township. Volunteer units from Mercer County and across... Google maps  WEST AMWELL TWP. — A structure fire was reported shortly after noon today at 708 Brunswick Pike (Route 518) near the Hewitt Road intersection. Flames were showing, according to emergency radio reports from the scene. Fire companies from multiple towns were dispatched, including West Amwell, Lambertville, Amwell Valley, Sergeantsville and Raritan Township. Volunteer units from Mercer County and across the Delaware River in Bucks County, Pa. were also dispatched. Temperatures were in the single digits at the time. In part because it was so cold, Lambertville-New Hope Rescue Squad was alerted to bring its heated “rehab” tent to the scene. In it, firefighters would be able to warm up a bit and have their vital signs checked. According to township records, the property is owned by the Kropp family. Stay with NJ.com for updates on this. More Hunterdon County news: NJ.com/hunterdon • Facebook • Twitter
January 09 2014 - Source: http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2014/01/structure_fire_breaks_out_in_w.html

Pennsylvania man arrested on contempt of court
WEST AMWELL TWP. — Paul Peterson, 44, of Easton, Pa., was arrested on a contempt of court warrant from Mercer County by Patrolman James Klesney on Nov. 29 just after 1 a.m. on Route 179. He was issued summonses for driving with a suspended license and failure to stay in his lane. He was lodged in the Hunterdon County... West Amwell Municipal Building   WEST AMWELL TWP. — Paul Peterson, 44, of Easton, Pa., was arrested on a contempt of court warrant from Mercer County by Patrolman James Klesney on Nov. 29 just after 1 a.m. on Route 179. He was issued summonses for driving with a suspended license and failure to stay in his lane. He was lodged in the Hunterdon County Jail.
December 16 2013 - Source: http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2013/12/pennsylvania_man_arrested_on_c.html

Woman charged with stealing from former employer in Lambertville
LAMBERTVILLE — Cassandra Durkin, 22, of Stockton was charged on Oct. 30 with stealing from former employer Zanya Spa. Durken was arrested at the Mercer County Correction Center in Hopewell Township, where she had been jailed on unrelated charges, city police said. She was charged by Detective Mike Miloszar with theft, burglary and criminal trespass. Police said that "small... Hunterdon County Democrat   LAMBERTVILLE — Cassandra Durkin, 22, of Stockton was charged on Oct. 30 with stealing from former employer Zanya Spa. Durken was arrested at the Mercer County Correction Center in Hopewell Township, where she had been jailed on unrelated charges, city police said. She was charged by Detective Mike Miloszar with theft, burglary and criminal trespass. Police said that 'small amounts' of money were apparently taken from the business on Route 29 twice in September and that there were no signs of forced entry. The investigation continues. Durkin was taken to the county jail, with bail set at $5,000. More Hunterdon County news: NJ.com/hunterdon • Facebook • Twitter
November 09 2013 - Source: http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2013/11/woman_charged_with_stealing_fr.html

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3:10-cv-05505 SIMON v. MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE & BOARD OF DIRECTORS
[Order Appointing Mediator] (<a href="https://ecf.njd.uscourts.gov/doc1/11918683084?caseid=248096&de_seq_num=132" >43</a>)
Happening March 31 2014 - Source: https://ecf.njd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/DktRpt.pl?248096

Hunterdon is NJ's healthiest county, Cumberland least, report says
Hunterdon, Somerset, Morris, Bergen and Middlesex counties are the healthiest, and the Camden, Salem Atlantic, Essex and Cumberland are the least healthy, according to a new report TRENTON — Hunterdon County — where there’s lots of parks and health clubs, an ample pool of doctors, and not much child poverty or unemployment — is home to New Jersey’s healthiest people for the fifth consecutive year, according to a study that will be released today. At the other end of the state, largely poor and rural Cumberland County — which has high rates of smoking, obesity and joblessness — ranks last among the state’s counties for the fifth straight year in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s annual public health checkup. There’s nothing more important then economic stability to help foster good health, said James Marks, the foundation’s senior vice president. Factors like income, safety and public safety and education are the among biggest ones in judging the healthiest counties in the report, which also measures people’s behaviors, access to health care and environmental quality. 'Economics is really important, directly and indirectly. You get better housing and access to quality food,' Marks said. 'A higher income family is more apt to send children to better schools.' The other counties determined New Jersey’s healthiest are Somerset, Morris, Bergen and Middlesex. The least healthy counties also include Essex, Atlantic, Salem and Camden. The report found: •Â€Â… Essex County residents are nearly twice as likely to die prematurely than those who live in Hunterdon County. •Â€Â… Union County, the tenth-healthiest, has double the violent crime rate as its neighbor, Middlesex County, which ranked fifth overall. • €…Monmouth and Ocean counties are sixth and seventh healthiest, respectively, but Ocean has twice as many poor children and 9 percent fewer college graduates. It’s difficult to shake up the rankings year by year, Marks acknowledged. But government officials in counties across the country have used the foundation’s data to advocate for public projects that encourage healthy living. For example, The United Way received a grant to hold community meetings and rally support for improving early childhood education, based on the need identified by the county rankings, Marks said. 'What we are seeing and excited about is over the last few years, this is serving as a call of action to leaders in the state,' Marks said. 'We are in this together and we need to create a culture of health. This data exists, and we’re making it visible in a standardized way and putting it in the hands of the community.' The foundation says the findings can be used to make improvements even in counties that have gotten good health grades. Somerset County, for example, ranks second healthiest — largely because of the benefits of wealth and relatively few people who are out of work and don’t have insurance. But Somerset ranks last for environmental factors such as drinking water and air quality violations, as well as long commutes to work. Public officials could decide to tackle these problems now that they have been identified and compared to the rest of the state, Marks said. 'These rankings really can help a community decide what to work on when they have a discussion local leaders,' Marks said. The foundation conducts the research project with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute using the most recent government data, ranging from 2010 to 2013, according to the report. Leaders of the foundation, public health officials and lawmakers will discuss the findings at a Statehouse news conference this morning. The report may be found here. New Jersey healthy county rankings: 1. Hunterdon 2. Somerset 3. Morris 4. Bergen 5. Middlesex 6. Monmouth 7. Ocean 8. Sussex 9. Warren 10. Union 11. Burlington 12. Mercer 13. Gloucester 14. Passaic 15. Cape May 16. Hudson 17. Camden 18. Salem 19. Atlantic 20. Essex 21. Cumberland RELATED COVERAGE • Mercer County nonprofit granted $400,000 to improve the health of newborns • Hunterdon is New Jersey's healthiest county, study shows FOLLOW STAR-LEDGER POLITICS: TWITTER • FACEBOOK • GOOGLE+
Happening March 27 2014 - Source: http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/03/hunterdon_the_most_healthy_county_cumberland_the_least_report_says.html

3:14-cv-00648 FORD et al v. MERCER COUNTY et al
[Order] (<a href="https://ecf.njd.uscourts.gov/doc1/11918611932?caseid=299510&de_seq_num=30" >6</a>)
Happening March 05 2014 - Source: https://ecf.njd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/DktRpt.pl?299510

3:11-cv-03730 POOLE v. MERCER COUNTY CORRECTION CENTER et al
[Order] (<a href="https://ecf.njd.uscourts.gov/doc1/11918577046?caseid=261277&de_seq_num=119" >34</a>)
Happening February 21 2014 - Source: https://ecf.njd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/DktRpt.pl?261277

Four Warren County schools surpass average graduation rates
With the state's overall graduation rate on the rise at 87.5%, four Warren County school districts surpass the state average, according to data released by the state Department of Education for 2013. Belvidere Town school district had the highest county graduation rate at 97.4%, followed by North Warren Regional and Warren County Vocational with 95.7% and 91.9% respectively. Hackettstown... With the state's overall graduation rate on the rise at 87.5%, four Warren County school districts surpass the state average, according to data released by the state Department of Education for 2013. Belvidere Town school district had the highest county graduation rate at 97.4%, followed by North Warren Regional and Warren County Vocational with 95.7% and 91.9% respectively. Hackettstown school district edges out the state's graduation rate at 87.6%, while Warren Hills Regional and Phillipsburg Town district fall short at 86.7% and 83.3% respectively. Ocean County Vocational and Union County Vocational were the only two schools with perfect graduation rates in 2013, with the lowest graduation rate in Mercer County's Trenton City district at 48.6% The state Department of Education also released data for dropouts from the 2011-2012 school year, reporting 92 dropouts from Warren County including 24 students from Phillipsburg High School. More Warren County news: NJ.com/Warren • Facebook • Twitter
Happening December 29 2013 - Source: http://www.nj.com/warrenreporter/index.ssf/2013/12/graduation_rates_in_warren_cou.html

Phillipsburg man gets time-served sentence after leaving toddler alone for hours
He was accused of leaving the 2-year-old unattended for at least four hours after storming out of the house following a fight with the child's mother. A Phillipsburg man who left his 2-year-old child alone for more than four hours after a fight with the toddler’s mother will avoid additional jail time. Bernie Kidd, who faced up to 10 years in prison on the original charge of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, was sentenced Friday to two years probation and 135 days time served in the Warren County jail. While the 27-year-old remained silent during much of his morning court appearance, his lawyer, John McGuigan, said Kidd wants to become a responsible parent.'He recognizes the hard work he has to do to make things right with his family,” McGuigan said. “He wants to be a good father and wants to do the right thing going forward.”According to authorities, Kidd, of the 100 block of Filmore Street, left his 2-year-old child unattended June 21 at a home in the 500 block of Walnut Street after a fight with the child's mother. Kidd stormed out of the house about 11 a.m. after lighting a shirt on fire that he believed belonged to another man, according to prosecutors.The mother found the child watching television alone about 3 p.m.Kidd, also known as Rashid Kidd, was already out on bail from previous charges when the incident occurred. While exactly what Kidd was thinking when he left the house was unclear, Judge Ann Bartlett said, it was at best a heat-of-the-moment decision in which he didn’t fully consider his actions.And “worst case, it was a calculated risk,” she said. Kidd has been held in the Warren County jail in lieu of $100,000 bail since his July arrest after Bartlett declined to lower the bail amount. In her decision, the judge noted Kidd’s reported ties to the Bloods street gang and a laundry list of previous offenses.Included are 10 juvenile convictions, including aggravated assault, possession of a weapon and theft. As an adult, Kidd has convictions in Mercer County for drug charges, theft and shoplifting, prosecutors said. In 2011, the Mercer County Sheriff's Office named Kidd its most wanted fugitive after he allegedly carjacked a Trenton man in December 2007.Friday’s sentence, recommended in a plea deal with prosecutors, comes after Kidd pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of fourth-degree child neglect. As part of the sentence, he will be allowed to have contact with his child only as permitted by the court. With various family court appearances scheduled for the near future, McGuigan said Kidd had plenty of motivation to become a responsible provider.'He is looking for work and knows he needs to provide for his family and himself,' he said.
Happening November 26 2013 - Source: http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/phillipsburg/index.ssf/2013/11/phillipsburg_man_gets_time_ser.html

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Pa. man pleads guilty to kickback scheme during work on Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst
Leonard Santos, 67, head of the Sands Mechanical company that supplied sheet metal, electrical and plumbing work to the project at the base. CAMDEN — A Bucks County, Pa., man yesterday confessed his involvement in a kickback scheme involving work on the Marine Corps Reserve Training Center at the Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst in Burlington County. Leonard Santos, 67, head of the Sands Mechanical company that supplied sheet metal, electrical and plumbing work to the project at the base, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obtain kickbacks from public works employees and causing persons to travel in interstate commerce to commit a crime of violence. Along with Alex Rabinovich, 57, of Richboro, who also worked at Sands Mechanical, Santos allegedly submitted false employee payroll forms for the project while forcing employees to give him a percentage of their weekly paychecks. According to court documents, the company agreed to give $80,000 in back pay to the employees after the U.S. Department of Labor began investigating the situation in Feb. 2010, but the employees were quietly instructed to turn that money over to Richard Cottone, Santos’ son-in-law and a supervisor at the company. Santos was before U.S. District Judge Joseph Rodriquez in Camden to discuss his role in the scheme, which took place during a rehabilitation of the Marine Corps Reserve Training Center at the base, which his company worked on between Nov. 2009 and Sept. 2010. He has also previously been charged with setting fire to the truck of the site manager overseeing the project and arranging for him to be run down by a car. The manager had been vocally opposed to many practices going on at the site, according to prosecutors. CONNECT WITH US: On mobile or desktop: • Like Times of Trenton on Facebook • Follow @TimesofTrenton on Twitter
April 14 2014 - Source: http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2014/04/pa_man_pleads_guilty_to_conspiracy_to_obtain_kickbacks_during_work_on_joint_base_mcguire_dix_lakehur.html

Mercer County Narcotics Task Force arrests three, seizes more than $29,000 in drugs
Trenton residents Darnell Bessant, 47, Patricia Ball, 40, and Tarrance Sapp, 38, were arrested in connection with various drug possessions, officials said. TRENTON — Three arrests were made and various narcotics were seized after a 2½ monthlong investigation by the Mercer County Narcotics Task Force, the prosecutor’s office said today in a statement. The estimated street value of the seized narcotics totals about $29,135, Lt. Mike Novembre said in the statement. Trenton residents Darnell Bessant, 47, Patricia Ball, 40, and Tarrance Sapp, 38, were arrested in connection with various drug possessions, the statement said. Around 10:50 a.m. Thursday, the task force executed search warrants for two locations in Trenton, one on Hoffman Avenue and another on Atterbury Street. During a search of the Hoffman Avenue residence, officers located Bessant inside with $120, the statement said. A white Suzuki that belonged to Bessant’s girlfriend was seized as drug proceeds, it said. Inside, officers located 1½ ounces of PCP, 47 grams of powder cocaine, 38 grams of crack cocaine, 150 decks of heroin, 1½ ounces of marijuana, $720 in cash, a digital scale and packaging material. Five grams of raw heroin were located underneath the rear of the house, the statement said. A search warrant was also executed at an Atterbury Street apartment believed to be a location Bessant stashed narcotics, the statement said. Ball and Sapp were located inside, along with 9 ounces of PCP, more than 70 grams of power cocaine, four Xanax pills, 30 decks of heroin, 24 grams of marijuana, cash totaling $594 and a Tupperware container with plastic baggies, the statement said. Bessant is charged with eight counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, eight counts of possession with the intent to distribute, four counts of possession with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held at the Mercer County Correction Center in lieu of $250,000 bail. Ball is charged with five counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, four counts of possession with the intent to distribute, four counts of possession with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is being held at the Mercer County Correction Center in lieu of $150,000 bail. Sapp is charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance. He was issued a summons and released pending future court proceedings. Contact Nicole Mulvaney at nmulvaney@njtimes.com. CONNECT WITH US: On mobile or desktop: • Like Times of Trenton on Facebook • Follow @TimesofTrenton on Twitter
April 14 2014 - Source: http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2014/04/mercer_county_narcotics_task_force_arrests_three_seizes_more_than_29000_in_drugs_officials_said.html

Man shot in shin in Trenton walks three miles for treatment
At 5:10 p.m. Saturday, an unknown suspect wearing a mask fired shots at the victim, 27, while he was walking down an alley, Police Lt. Mark Kieffer said today. TRENTON —A 27-year-old man was shot in his left shin on Cunningham Avenue in the city Saturday night and walked about three miles to Capital Health Regional Medical Center on Brunswick Avenue for treatment, police said. At 5:10 p.m. Saturday, a gunman wearing a mask fired shots at the victim while he was walking down an alley, Police Lt. Mark Kieffer said today. No suspect description was available. The shooting is under investigation by Police Det. Edward Cunningham. Anyone with information is asked to call Cunningham at (609) 989-4074. Contact Nicole Mulvaney at nmulvaney@njtimes.com. CONNECT WITH US: On mobile or desktop: • Like Times of Trenton on Facebook • Follow @TimesofTrenton on Twitter
April 14 2014 - Source: http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2014/04/man_shot_in_shin_in_trenton_alley_walked_about_three_miles_for_treatment_police_said.html

Police: Man is shot in thigh while standing on Trenton street
Police were detailed to the scene at 2:01 a.m. Sunday on reports of a 33-year-old man shot, Police Lt. Mark Kieffer said today. Police were detailed to the scene at 2:01 a.m. Sunday on reports of a 33-year-old man shot, Police Lt. Mark Kieffer said today. Times File Photo  TRENTON —A 33-year-old man was shot in the left thigh Sunday morning while standing on the 200 block of Walnut Avenue in Trenton, police said today. Police were detailed to the scene at 2:01 a.m. on reports of a man shot, Police Lt. Mark Kieffer said . The victim was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton for treatment, he said. Suspect descriptions were unavailable. The case is under investigation by Police Det. Edward Cunningham. Anyone with information is asked to call Cunningham at (609) 989-4074. Contact Nicole Mulvaney at nmulvaney@njtimes.com. CONNECT WITH US: On mobile or desktop: • Like Times of Trenton on Facebook • Follow @TimesofTrenton on Twitter
April 14 2014 - Source: http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2014/04/police_man_shot_in_thigh_while_standing_on_trenton_street.html

Trenton man is shot during attempted robbery on city street
Two unidentified suspects approached the victim around 12:15 a.m. and tried to rob him, Police Lt. Mark Kieffer said today TRENTON — ;A 46-year-old Trenton resident is in stable condition after he was shot in the left buttocks while walking home intoxicated on the 600 block of Beatty Street this morning, police said. Two unidentified suspects approached the victim around 12:15 a.m. in an attempted robbery incident, Police Lt. Mark Kieffer said today. “They said, ‘You better give it up,’ and the victim argued with them,” Kieffer said. 'They asked for money, and he wasn’t going to give it up, so they shot him.' The victim was treated at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton, he said. Suspect descriptions were unavailable. The case is under investigation by Police Det. Edward Cunningham. Anyone with information is asked to call Cunningham at (609) 989-4074. Contact Nicole Mulvaney at nmulvaney@njtimes.com. CONNECT WITH US: On mobile or desktop: • Like Times of Trenton on Facebook • Follow @TimesofTrenton on Twitter
April 14 2014 - Source: http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2014/04/intoxicated_trenton_man_shot_in_buttocks_after_attempted_robbery_police_said.html

Trenton slashing incident leaves man in critical condition
The man was slashed across the abdomen, police said A 32-year-old man is in critical condition after he was slashed in the abdomen with a 'cutting instrument' Sunday night in the city, police said.File photo: Alex Zdan/The Times  TRENTON — A 32-year-old man is in critical condition after he was slashed in the abdomen with a “cutting instrument” Sunday night in the city, police said. Police were called to Wall Street at 9:42 p.m. Sunday on reports of a victim stabbed, Police Lt. Mark Kieffer said today. “His abdomen was slashed,” he said. The victim was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton where he underwent emergency surgery, Kieffer said. He remains in stable condition, he said. Full descriptions of the suspect, who has not been located at this time, was unavailable, Kieffer said. The incident is under investigation by Police Det. Gregory Hollo. Anyone with information is asked to call Hollo at (609) 989-3753. CONNECT WITH US: On mobile or desktop: • Like Times of Trenton on Facebook • Follow @TimesofTrenton on Twitter
April 14 2014 - Source: http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2014/04/man_slashed_in_abdomen_remains_in_critical_stable_condition_in_trenton_police_said.html

 

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