A Ewing Township woman was killed after being thrown from her motorcycle and then struck by a car on Route 1 in West Windsor on June 29.

The woman, a 42-year-old from the West Trenton section of the township, was a passenger on a 1990 Honda CBR motorcycle being driven on Route 1 south by a 52-year-old Trenton woman. The driver lost control in an area of road where milling and paving work was being done in the area of MarketFair and chrashed her bike. The accident occured at about 11 p.m.

According to Officer Frank LaTorre, the passenger was thrown from the motorcycle and then stood up in the roadway. She sustaineed sever injuries after being struck by a 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by a 30-year-old woman from Trenton. She was treated at the scene by police and EMTs and then transported to the Capital Health Systems Fuld Trauma Center, whhere she later died as a result of her injuries.

The driver of the motorcycle also was transported to Fuld for treatment of injuries sustaoned in the crash. The driver of the Grand Marquis was uninjured.

In addition to police, also responding to the scene were the Mercer County Prosecutors Office Serious Collision Response Team, West Windsor Township Fire and Emergency Services, the Capital Health Mobile Intensive Care Unit, Lawrence Emergency Services, the Plainsboro Rescue Squad, the state Department of Transportation and the N.J. State Police.

Route 1 south was closed in the area of the crash for several hours. The accident continues to be under investigation by the Mercer County Prosecutors Office SCRT andthe West Windsor Police Traffic and Detective bureaus. Anyone with information is asked to contact LaTorre at (609) 799-1222 or latorre@westwindsorpolice.com.


Burglary arrest

Ronald W. Balen Jr., 50, of Levittown, Pennsylvania, was arrested on burglary and theft charges.

According to police, sometime between June 1 and June 4, Balen allegedly entered 101 Morgan Lane and stole a custodial waste and other custodial supplies valued $350.

Police said that Balen was captured on video surveillance inside the building again on June 6 at about 1 a.m. and also on June 7 at about midnight.

An investigation led Balen, who was a former custodial contractor for the building, police said. Balen was charged with two counts of 3rd degree burglary ond one count of 4th degree theft. The waste can and access card used to enter the building were returned to the building manager.

DWI arrest

Ricsy Ramos, 25, of New Brunswick, was arrested June 10 on a drunk driving charge. Police said that Ramos, was driving a white 2017 Acura ILX, was stopped on Route 1 north at 2:58 p.m. He was stopped near College Road West for failure to maintain a landeand found to be intoxicated, police said. Drug arrest. Daniel G. Zamorski, 21, of Kendall Park, and Miles B. Anglin, 20, Ramy Badawy, 21, and Anthony L. Lee Jr., 21, all of Dayton were arrested June 16 on a drug possession charge. Police said that the four men were charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia (rolling papers) while investigating a noise complaint at a residence in Ravens Crest.

West Windsor

DWI arrests

Austin C. McGinley, 21, of Plainsboro was arrested on a drunk driving charge May 20 after being involved in an auto accident.

Officer Christian Crawford said McGinley was driving a black 2011 Dodge Ram near Southfield Road and Bennington Drive when he lost control of the vehicle and collided with a tree, causing heavy damage to the front of the truck. Police said Crawford was found to be intoxicated.

Karelyne A. Vargas, 23, of West Windsor was arrested May 28 on a drunk driving charge. Officer Peter Buchanan said Vargas was driving her white 2017 Honda the wrong way on Princeton-Hightstown Road in the area of Slayback Drive and struck two mailboxes on the side of the road. Officer Buchanan said investigation revealed her to be driving while intoxicated.


An East Windsor resident was the victim of a purse theft at Woo-Ri Mart on May 21. Officer Brian Jany said that the victim went to the women’s restroom, where she placed her purse down. When she went to pay for her groceries, she realized that she had left her purse in the restroom. She found her purse, but $240 in cash was missing from it. The theft happened between 2:30 and 2:59 p.m.

Theft arrest

Michael D. Gordon, 33, of Bordentown, was arrested May 21 on theft-related charges at Mercer County Community College.

Officer Kyle LaForge said he was dispatched to the college to investigate a report of a suspect in custody by campus security for burglary and theft.

According to Officer LaForge, campus security had received an alert that a projector in a classroom in the Liberal Arts building had been disconnected from the college’s network.

A security officer responded to find Gordon standing on a chair directly below where the projector had been mounted to the ceiling, said Officer LaForge. The Hitachi projector, valued at $1,200, was found concealed in a bag.

Gordon was also found to be in possession a pair of specially modified cutting pliers in his back pocket that he used to cut the projector free.

Det. Jason Jones and Det. William Jones responded to the scene for further investigation, because the college had been experiencing thefts of electronic equipment (including laptop computers) from classrooms since February.

Police said that investigation revealed that Gordon had been involved in seven other thefts of electronics from the college dating from between Feb. 23 to May 18. Gordon was arrested and charged with the additional thefts. Most of the stolen property was also recovered for the college.

Gordon was charged with burglary, theft, possession of burglary tools and criminal mischief.