Princeton, NJ: Two are dead after a group of men attempted to steal multiple vehicles in the little brook neighborhood in Princeton, according to neighbors. The crash occurred on Princeton Kingston King road near Carnegie Drive just after 130 Pm.

At about 12:40 p.m., a resident of the 100 block of Clover Lane reported to the police and a local official that men were attempting to steal vehicles at the resident’s house. The men left and returned to the residence a final time around 1:30 p.m. Meanwhile, they went to a house on Dodds Lane and successfully stole an unlocked SUV. A Dodds Lane resident told Planet Princeton the car thieves almost struck the resident as they were speeding away in another vehicle and the stolen SUV.

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The men returned to the first Clover Lane residence again and then sped away, crashing into other vehicles on Route 27. Some onlookers reported that the thieves were driving erratically before the crash. says in an article on Planet Princeton.

Planet Princeton also says “Numerous vehicle thefts have taken place in Princeton and surrounding towns in recent months. Often, the vehicles are stolen at night when people are asleep. The thieves target residential areas looking for unlocked vehicles”.

Princeton Police and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s office have not released any information of the crash as of yet.


POLICE: On 11/07/2021 at 12:40pm, the Princeton Police Department was dispatched to a residence on the 100 block of Clover Lane for an attempted motor vehicle theft. The victim reported that three unknown suspects entered his vehicle in an attempt to steal the vehicle, which was parked in the driveway. The suspects were driving a 2015 black Jeep Grand Cherokee, which was later determined to be stolen out of Pequannock Township, NJ.

While Police was on scene investigating the attempted theft, the Jeep Grand Cherokee was observed traveling west on Clover Lane, followed by a 2015 Land Rover Range Rover. It was reported at that time that the Range Rover was just stolen from a residence on Dodds Lane.

The investigating officer returned to his vehicle and followed behind the Range Rover on Clover Lane. The Jeep Grand Cherokee drove away in an unknown direction.

The Range Rover suddenly accelerated at a high rate of speed and the officer attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop. A motor vehicle pursuit ensued but was terminated on Snowden Lane due to the reckless driving of the Range Rover. The Range Rover was last observed driving south on Snowden Lane, and made a left turn onto Princeton-Kingston Road. The Range Rover was later found abandoned in Newark, NJ.

At 1:09pm, PPD was dispatched to Princeton-Kingston Road in the area of Carnegie Drive for a motor vehicle crash.  Preliminary on scene investigation revealed that the Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by a 15 year old juvenile was traveling east on Princeton-Kingston Road and crossed over the double yellow line and struck head-on a 2016 Acura RDX driven by Jodi Marcou that was traveling west.  Marcou and the 15 year old driver were both pronounced dead at the scene.  The 14 year old passenger was transported to Capitol Health Regional Medical Center in Princeton, NJ and is in critical condition.  

The crash is being investigated by the Princeton Police Department and Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office. PPD is requesting that anybody who witnessed the crash to contact Traffic Safety Bureau supervisor Sergeant Thomas Murray at 609-921-2100 ext. 1879.

On 11/07/2021 at 12:40pm, the Princeton Police Department was dispatched to a residence on the 100 block of Clover Lane for an attempted motor vehicle theft.  The victim reported that three unknown suspects entered his vehicle in an attempt to steal the vehicle, which was parked in the driveway.  The suspects were driving a 2015 black Jeep Grand Cherokee, which was later determined to be stolen out of Pequannock Township, NJ.  

While PPD was on scene investigating the attempted theft, the Jeep Grand Cherokee was observed traveling west on Clover Lane, followed by a 2015 Land Rover Range Rover. It was reported at that time that the Range Rover was just stolen from a residence on Dodds Lane.  

The investigating officer returned to his vehicle and followed behind the Range Rover on Clover Lane.  The Jeep Grand Cherokee drove away in an unknown direction.  The Range Rover suddenly accelerated at a high rate of speed and the officer attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop.  A motor vehicle pursuit ensued but was terminated on Snowden Lane due to the reckless driving of the Range Rover.  The Range Rover was last observed driving south on Snowden Lane, and made a left turn onto Princeton-Kingston Road. The Range Rover was later found abandoned in Newark, NJ.

At 1:09pm, PPD was dispatched to Princeton-Kingston Road in the area of Carnegie Drive for a motor vehicle crash.  Preliminary on scene investigation revealed that the Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by a 15 year old juvenile was traveling east on Princeton-Kingston Road and crossed over the double yellow line and struck head-on a 2016 Acura RDX driven by Jodi Marcou that was traveling west.  Marcou and the 15 year old driver were both pronounced dead at the scene.  The 14 year old passenger was transported to Capitol Health Regional Medical Center in Princeton, NJ and is in critical condition.  

The crash is being investigated by the Princeton Police Department and Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office. PPD is requesting that anybody who witnessed the crash to contact Traffic Safety Bureau supervisor Sergeant Thomas Murray at 609-921-2100 ext. 1879.

Thomas Peterson is the Editor in Chief and founder of Peterson’s Breaking News of Trenton. Thomas founded PBT in 2012.