Advisory: Ewing Police and ‘Ring’ Invite Residents to
Launch Event for Subsidy Program – May 14, 2019
aims to reduce crime in neighborhoods by investing in
affordable and effective smart home security for
NJ – May 7, 2019 – Ewing
Police today announced its partnership with
details for the upcoming launch of a joint subsidy
program that will provide discounts for local residents
who wish to purchase select home security devices. With
funds approved by Ewing along with matching funds from
Ring, the $10,000.00 program will enable 200 codes for
verified Ewing residents to receive a $100.00 discount
code to use towards the purchase of select Ring security
devices. The subsidy program will kick off with a
launch event on May 14, 2019 at the 999 Lower Ferry Road
(Ewing Senior Community Center) where eligible residents
may attend in-person and participate in the program on a
first-come, first-served basis.
Subsidy Program Launch Event
14, 2019 from 6pm-8pm
Ewing Senior Community Center 999 Lower Ferry Road Ewing
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Ewing Police Department Joins ‘Neighbors’ by Ring to
Provide Users with Real-Time, Local Crime and Safety
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This is a safety program
designed for children who are ENTERING KINDERGARTEN
in September 2019. The program is open to all children
of Ewing Township. It is co-sponsored by The Ewing Board
of Education and The Kiwanis Club of Ewing Township.
Safety Town will be held in the Gymnasium at FISHER
MIDDLE SCHOOL, 1325 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ
08618. We urge you to enroll your child as soon as
possible as there will be limited registration. You will
be responsible for your child’s transportation to and
from Fisher Middle School each day and we request that
you, the parent(s), DO NOT attend the daily
Safety Town sessions, but please plan on attending
Safety Town GRADUATION on Friday, June 28, 2019
at 9:00 am (half day session).
Safety Town begins on Monday, June 24th and ends on
Friday, June 28th, 2019. There is a nonrefundable Safety
Town fee of $65.00 per student which is a nominal fee
for the five day program. The children receive t-shirts,
coloring books, certificates and go on field trips. We
teach pedestrian and street safety; we also teach what
to do in case of a fire, in meeting strangers, how to
play safely, emergency vehicles, dangers of household
objects, medicine bottles, etc. and much more.
DAILY PROGRAM TIME:
MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019 – THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2019 – 8:45
AM – 3:15 PM
FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2019 – 9:00 AM GRADUATION (half day
DAILY CHILD PICK UP TIME: NO LATER THAN 3:30 PM
Parents/Guardians are to provide a lunch for their child
each day. All lunches must be clearly labeled with the
child’s first and last name. There will be no cooking
facilities; however, refrigeration will be available.
Make checks payable to Ewing Kiwanis Club and send the
completed form, along with your check, to Dennis J.
Nettleton, School Business Administrator, The Ewing
Public Schools, 2099 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08618
(Phone 609-538-9800 X1302). The closing date for
registration for Safety Town is Friday, June 7, 2019.
NOTE: YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA MAIL IN JUNE OF YOUR
CHILD’S ACCEPTANCE INTO THE PROGRAM
AS WELL AS OTHER INFORMATION
“Project Medicine Drop”
Township is proud to announce that is has joined the New
Jersey Attorney General’s “Project Medicine Drop”
initiative, and has installed a Project Medicine Drop
box at police headquarters.
The participation in this program will make it easier
and more convenient than ever for Ewing Township
residents to take an active role in the fight against
the nationwide epidemic of opiate and heroin abuse,
which often is fueled by the abuse of prescription
“In an ongoing effort to continually expand the
services offered to the community, we are happy to
announce Ewing’s participation in Project Medicine Drop.
The drop box provides a safe and convenient location for
everyone in our community to drop off unused and expired
medications. I encourage all Ewing residents to be aware
of this resource and use it as a way to help prevent any
potential for abuse,” said Mayor Bert Steinmann.
“Project Medicine Drop is a great addition to our
commitment to public safety and the fight against opiate
and prescription pill abuse. The drop box will give
residents a quick, easy and effective mechanism to
safely dispose of unneeded medication without the fear
of those medications ending up in the wrong hands,”
Ewing Police Chief John Stemler said.
The department’s new Project Medicine Drop Box is
located next to the information window of the police
department at 2 Jake Garzio Drive. Residents may visit
the Ewing Police Department at any time, 24 hours a day,
seven days a week, to dispose of their unused or excess
medications. No liquids, medical wastes, or syringes
will be accepted. Residents are reminded to remove name
and address labels from any containers prior to
disposal. In addition, the department also has a mobile
drop box, which residents can utilize for medication
disposal while attending various township events. Those
events that the mobile drop box will be at shall be
announced on the township website and department
Project Medicine Drop is an important component of the
New Jersey Attorney General’s effort to stop the
diversion and abuse of prescription drugs, including
highly addictive opiate painkillers.
Through this initiative, the State Division of Consumer
Affairs installs secure “prescription drug drop boxes”
at police departments, sheriff’s offices, and State
Police barracks across New Jersey, allowing citizens to
safely dispose of their unused, excess, or expired
Members of the public are invited to visit the Project
Medicine Drop sites and drop off any unused prescription
medications anonymously and with no questions asked.
Most Project Medicine Drop sites make this service
available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a
By giving New Jerseyans a safe and secure method to
dispose of unneeded medications, Project Medicine Drop
helps prevent the abuse of these drugs. This initiative
also protects New Jersey’s environment by keeping these
drugs of the landfills and out of the water supply.
More information about Project Medicine Drop, including
the full list of Project Medicine Drop locations, can be
found at www.NJConsumerAffairs.gov/meddrop.
The Ewing Police
Department will be adding a new tool to its law
enforcement tool box by launching a body-worn camera
program. We are currently conducting field tests with
the department’s WatchGuard Vista BWC. The camera is a
secure, high-resolution video camera, which is
approximately the size of a pager that records both
audio and video.
While we believe that
the use of these cameras will significantly benefit both
the community and our officers, we know that no
technology is a perfect answer to all situations.
Body-worn cameras have limitations; however we believe
that in the end the community and the officers who work
to improve the quality of life here will benefit from
their use. The use of body worn video camera technology
will provide value in enhancing officer safety,
reduction of liability, assist with prosecution and case
resolution, and further promote professionalism and
The men and women of the
Ewing Police Department would like to thank you for your
continued support. We pride ourselves on our
transparency to the public and with that said will have
a formal press release/conference once we conclude our
testing period and move to full implementation.
In recent months there has been an increase in reports
of the jury duty phone scam across the country.
This scam has been in the phone scammer's playbook for
decades, and now it seems it's making a resurgence.
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IRS Urges Public to Stay Alert for
Scam Phone Calls
The IRS continues to warn consumers to guard against
scam phone calls from thieves intent on stealing their
money or their identity. Criminals pose as the IRS to
trick victims out of their money or personal
information. Here are several tips to help you avoid
being a victim of these scams:
Scammers make unsolicited calls. Thieves call
taxpayers claiming to be IRS officials. They demand
that the victim pay a bogus tax bill. They con the
victim into sending cash, usually through a prepaid
debit card or wire transfer. They may also leave
“urgent” callback requests through phone “robo-calls,”
or via phishing email.
Callers try to scare their victims. Many phone scams
use threats to intimidate and bully a victim into
paying. They may even threaten to arrest, deport or
revoke the license of their victim if they don’t get
Scams use caller ID spoofing. Scammers often alter
caller ID to make it look like the IRS or another
agency is calling. The callers use IRS titles and
fake badge numbers to appear legitimate. They may
use the victim’s name, address and other personal
information to make the call sound official.
Cons try new tricks all the time. Some schemes
provide an actual IRS address where they tell the
victim to mail a receipt for the payment they make.
Others use emails that contain a fake IRS document
with a phone number or an email address for a reply.
These scams often use official IRS letterhead in
emails or regular mail that they send to their
victims. They try these ploys to make the ruse look
Scams cost victims over $23 million. The Treasury
Inspector General for Tax Administration, or TIGTA, has
received reports of about 736,000 scam contacts since
October 2013. Nearly 4,550 victims have collectively
paid over $23 million as a result of the scam.
The IRS will not:
-Call you to demand immediate payment. The IRS will not
call you if you owe taxes without first sending you a
bill in the mail.
-Demand that you pay taxes and not allow you to question
or appeal the amount you owe.
-Require that you pay your taxes a certain way. For
instance, require that you pay with a prepaid debit
-Ask for your credit or debit card numbers over the
-Threaten to bring in police or other agencies to arrest
you for not paying.
If you don’t owe taxes, or have no reason to think that
Do not give out any information. Hang up immediately.
Contact TIGTA to report the call. Use their “IRS
Impersonation Scam Reporting” web page. You can also
Report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Use the “FTC
Complaint Assistant” on FTC.gov. Please
add "IRS Telephone Scam" in the notes.
If you know you owe, or think you may owe tax:
Call the IRS at 800-829-1040. IRS workers can help you.
Phone scams first tried to sting older people, new
immigrants to the U.S. and those who speak English as a
second language. Now the crooks try to swindle just
about anyone. And they’ve ripped-off people in every
state in the nation.
Stay alert to scams that use the IRS as a lure. Tax
scams can happen any time of year, not just at tax time.
For more, visit “Tax Scams and Consumer Alerts” on IRS.gov.
Each and every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights
they should be aware of when dealing with the IRS. These
are your Taxpayer Bill of Rights. Explore your rights
and our obligations to protect them on IRS.gov.
DON'T FALL FOR THE CALL!!! - The IRS does not call
taxpayer!!! If you are contacted and would like to
verify any communications that are claiming to be from
the IRS, you can call the IRS directly at
1-800-366-4484. To report IRS scams visit https://www.irs.gov/…/Small-Bu…/Tax-Scams-How-to-Report-Them
You can also visit the Better Business Bureau for other
scams that are going on.
On 12/23/14 at approximately 0600 hours Ewing units were
detailed to the 1900 Block of Pennington Road for a
report of a male inside a female’s house. Upon
arrival a male was observed running from the rear of the
residence. A search was conducted of the
surrounding area. A Trenton K9 unit was called in
and attempted a track which proved unsuccessful.
The female, who was home alone, said she awoke to a
black male in her room. The male inappropriately
touched her before fleeing out the back door.
The suspect was described as a black male, approximately
6 foot, thin build wearing a dark colored hooded
sweatshirt and khaki type material pants with black
sneakers. The female indicated the male smelled of
Above is a composite sketch of the suspect.
.Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has
information related to it is asked to call Det. Michael
Pellegrino at 609-882-1313 ext. 7597 or the Tip Line at
TIGTA Warns of “Largest Ever” Phone Fraud Scam Targeting
WASHINGTON — The Treasury Inspector General for Taxpayer
Administration (TIGTA) today issued a warning to
taxpayers to beware of phone calls from individuals
claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
in an effort to defraud them.
“This is the largest scam of its kind that we have ever
seen,” said J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector
General for Tax Administration. George noted that TIGTA
has received reports of over 20,000 contacts and has
become aware of thousands of victims who have
collectively paid over $1 million as a result of the
scam, in which individuals make unsolicited calls to
taxpayers fraudulently claiming to be IRS officials.
for more information
past week and a half there have been four (4) motor
vehicle thefts and six (6) burglaries to motor vehicles
in the West Trenton and Mountain View sections of our
town. They are usually occurring in the early
morning hours. We are asking residents to call the
police department if they observe or hear any suspicious
people or unusual activity. Don't wait until morning to
call the police. Patrols have been stepped up
throughout our town in response to this recent activity.
9-1-1 for Emergencies
609-882-1313 for Prompt
If you have information in
which you would like to share about
some recent crimes you can call our
Tip Line at 609-882-7530
and leave a message.
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DON'T GET CAUGHT WITHOUT
The Ewing Police Department has teamed up with Safe Kids
Mercer County/St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center, Brain
Injury Association of New Jersey, Inc., Safe Kids New
Jersey/New Jersey State Safety Council and the NJ
Division of Highway Traffic Safety to present “Think
Positive: A Helmet Safety Reward Program”.
Ewing Officers will be "ticketing" kids
who they see following New Jersey Bicycle Helmet Laws.
These tickets will be redeemable at local eating
establishments for a free sandwich, ice cream cone, or
slice of pizza.
Visit http://bianj.org/think-positive for more
Over the past two weeks, a couple of elderly victims
came to Ewing Police to report that they were victims of
a scam. Both of these cases were similar in that
they each received a phone call by an individual
claiming to be their “grandchild” who indicated that
they had been arrested while out of the country (Canada
and the Dominican Republic). The person on the
phone then requested that they send money $1,000-$1400
via Western Union so that they can make bail.
This is not the first time that we have seen this type
of scam in Ewing. A search of the FBI’s website
talks about this type of scam and has labeled it “The
Grandparent Scam”. These types of scams have been
around since as early as 2008 but the scam artists have
gotten better over time.
How the scam works is that the grandparent receives a
call from someone claiming to be their “grandchild”.
The “grandchild” will tell some type of story usually
involving their travels to another country where they
have been arrested for drugs, or have been arrested
after being involved in an automobile accident or that
they have been robbed. Sometimes during these
calls or during a subsequent call, a second person will
get on the phone claiming to be an attorney or public
defender representing the “grandchild”. Either the
“grandchild” or the “attorney” will request that the
grandparent send a sum of money via Western Union so
that they can get bailed out.
Ewing Police would like to remind individuals that if
you receive a call like this, take a moment to find out
what is going on before you act. Attempt to
contact the involved grandchild or another family member
to help determine if the call is legitimate. Ask
the “grandchild” a personal question that only your
grandchild would know the answer to. Be suspicious
of any request to send money overseas based on a phone
call or email. If you have any questions regarding a
possible scam, contact your local police department
before sending the money. Once you send the
money, even via a wire transfer, you can’t get it back.
If you have fallen for one of these scams, contact your
local police department to file a report. In
addition, you should report the scam to IC3 (Internet
Crime Complaint Center) at
information on “The Grandparent Scam” visit the FBI’s
(Click above to register for the
Emergency Notification System in Mercer County)
To report an outage or check on the
status of restoration.
Available 24 hours / 7days.
Ewing Police Officer Chris Boller gives Christopher
LaBaw, Jacob Janel and Alex LaBaw “tickets” for wearing
their helmets while skateboarding, biking and
rollerblading. These tickets are part of the
“Think Positive” Program which rewards children for
wearing their helmets while participating in a wheeled
activity. The tickets may be redeemed for pizza,
soft pretzels, ice cream, yogurt or sandwiches.
The Think Positive Program is collaborative initiative
with the Ewing Township Police Department, St. Lawrence
Rehabilitation Center, the lead organization of the
Mercer County Chapter of Safe Kids, and the Brain Injury
Association of New Jersey. The program
reinforces the importance of prevention and helmet
safety through a positive reinforcement approach.
Each year in the United States, approximately 200,000
children are hospitalized due to brain injury sustained
on bicycles, skateboards, scooters and skates.
Even a mild brain injury, a concussion, can have
significant consequences throughout the individual’s
lifetime. Research show a properly worn helmet is
the single most effective safety device available to
reduce brain injury and death by as much as 88% (Dr. C.
Local businesses donating the rewards are Philly Pretzel
Factory, Red Star Pizza, Haley’s Homemade Sandwiches,
McDonald’s, Yo-Licious Twist Frozen Yogurt, and RJ’s
Café, all in Ewing Township.
For more information, contact Jane Millner at
609-896-9500, ext. 2215.
Two Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s) have been
detonated in Ewing Township. Neither of these
detonations have caused injury or property damage as of
yet but the Ewing Police Department wants to emphasize
the fact that these devices are dangerous, with the
potential to cause severe injury and death.
It is our belief that juveniles, probably in the West
Trenton Area, are responsible for these detonations.
Parents should be talking with their children about the
dangers of these devices and staying on top other their
children’s activities. Parents should take note of
any missing duct tape, bleach, liquid drain cleaners and
any other household chemicals. Residents who reload
their own ammunition should take careful inventory of
their stock and note any missing powder. We urge
you to check your households for illegal fireworks, this
If you find a suspicious device or devices, do not
touch and immediately call 9-1-1. Examples of
suspicious devices include those that may be wrapped in
duct tape, pipes with end caps on each side, fuses
sticking out, bottles with liquids that seems not to
belong in that type of bottle, bottles that seem
to be expanded from pressure, etc. Please do not
touch these items as they could detonate by any
movement. Anyone with information about these
devices should call Dsg. John Stemler at 609-882-1313
If you find a suspicious device CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY.
NEED YOUR HELP!!!
has been experiencing an increase in burglaries to
residences, businesses and vehicles. They are
happening at all times and every day of the week.
We are asking residents to call the police department if
they observe any suspicious people or unusual activity.
9-1-1 for Emergencies
609-882-1313 for Prompt
If you have information in
which you would like to share about
some recent crimes you can call our
Tip Line at 609-882-7530
and leave a message.
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SCAM WARNING from the FBI
been verified by the FBI (their link is also included
below). It is spreading fast so be prepared should
you get this call. Most of us take those summonses for
jury duty seriously, but enough people skip out on their
civic duty that a new and ominous kind of fraud has
surfaced. The caller claims to be a Jury Duty
Coordinator. If you protest that you never received a
summons for jury duty, the Scammer asks you for your
Social Security number and date of birth so he or she
can verify the information and cancel the arrest
warrant. Give out any of this information and bingo,
your identity was just stolen. The fraud has been
reported so far in 11 states, including Oklahoma ,
Illinois , and Colorado , AZ and more. This (swindle) is
particularly insidious because they use intimidation
over the phone to try to bully people into giving
information by pretending they are with the court
system. The FBI and the federal court system have issued
nationwide alerts on their websites, warning consumers
about the fraud.
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