Presented here are the 25 most-read stories on Lawrenceville Patch during 2012:
25: Police Blotter: Brain Found in Grass by Landscaper
Dec. 11: Here's a roundup of notable police activity in Lawrence Township from Nov. 29 through Dec. 6.
July 18: The layoff of nine more employees next year - including four police officers - or the elimination of municipal government involvement in trash collection were options discussed as township council got its first look at 2013's projected budget deficit.
23: Chiropractor Accused of Molesting Patients
Dec. 18: Peter V. Plumb, whose Plumb Chiropractic office is in the 1200 block of Lawrence Road (Route 206) in Lawrence Township, was arrested Monday and charged with sexual assault and two counts of criminal sexual contact, authorities announced.
July 12: Quantities of ecstasy, steroids and marijuana, along with cash, syringes and other drug paraphernalia, were allegedly seized and two Lawrence Township men arrested when the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office raided a home on Huron Way.
21: Several Burglary Suspects Arrested by Lawrence Police
Feb. 10: With four suspects in custody, Lawrence Township police believe they have solved several burglaries, some dating back to September of last year and others as recent as this month.
20. Hamilton Jewelers Store Robbed Again [Video]
Aug. 1: Lawrence Township police are investigating a smash-and-grab robbery in which several masked men broke display cases and stole watches.
19. Burglar Eludes Capture After Break-In Interrupted by Resident Returning Home
Feb. 3: Lawrence Township police said a resident of Stonicker Drive found the man inside her home Friday afternoon. The man fled out a back door and got away, despite a fast response by police and a large manhunt.
18. Man Badly Hurt When Ejected from Car During Crash
Nov. 9: Witnesses said the driver was "speeding and weaving in and out of traffic" shortly before the crash on the northbound side of the Trenton Freeway (Route 1), just north of the Whitehead Road exit, in Lawrence Township Friday morning, according to police.
May 12: Police said a 23-year-old Brooklyn man has been charged with the robbery of a Lawrence Township convenience store. Photos captured by a Patch freelance photographer show police examining a bag of money allegedly found with the suspect.
16. Six Lawrence High Students Arrested on Drug Charge
Jan. 4: Police charged five boys and one girl with possession of marijuana under 50 grams after none of them would admit ownership of drugs police found in a cigarette box where the six were standing, off school grounds, about 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Sept. 27: A domestic violence suspect who cut his own throat and ran off into a wooded area behind Lawrence Shopping Center after allegedly assaulting his mother was taken into custody late Wednesday night, ending a nearly three-hour manhunt, police said.
14. Ewing Woman Dies After Being Hit by Vehicle on Route 206
Nov. 16: The deadly accident, which is under investigation by Lawrence Township police and the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office, occurred about 5:45 p.m. Friday on Route 206 (Lawrence Road) near Oaklyn Terrace.
Nov. 27: In a letter to friends and patrons dated Tuesday, owner Karen Child explains that the bakery on Gordon Avenue in Lawrence Township, in part, could not recover from losses incurred due to the power outage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
12. Man Fatally Struck by Train Identified as Lawrence Resident
Nov. 23: Brian Remde, 23, of Franklin Corner Road "intentionally stepped in front of the moving New Jersey Transit train," according to authorities.
April 18: Lawrence Township voters rejected the municipal tax referendum by a 2-1 margin. The discussion of how to amend 2012 municipal budget will begin tonight at the next council meeting.
10. Fast-Moving Fire Destroys Lawrence Twp. Townhouse
Sept. 6: Three residents were rushed to a local hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, while several volunteer firefighters narrowly escaped serious injury or death when the burning home's second floor collapsed and kitchen appliances fell to the floor below.
9. Lawrence Township's Thursday Post-Hurricane Update
Nov. 1: FEMA Disaster Assistance is available; power outage update; Lawrence High again open for showers; Patch reader wants to organize local carpooling to New York City; gas leak occurs at Quaker Bridge Mall; truck takes out fire hydrant; and more...
Feb. 17: The owner of Wonderland Smoke Shop and a store clerk were charged with multiple drug offenses when local police and agents from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration raided the business in Lawrence Township.
7. Vehicular Homicide Charges Filed Against Driver in Fatal Route 1 Accident
Aug. 24: Lawrence Township police have identified Jennifer L. Grondski, 40, of Trenton as the woman who was struck and killed by a car as she tried to cross Route 1 in a motorized wheelchair late Thursday night.
6. Seven Cops File Federal Lawsuit Against Twp. Officials
May 9: Seven veteran police officers have filed a civil lawsuit in federal court alleging their civil rights have been violated by Lawrence Township, Township Manager Richard Krawczun, Police Chief Daniel Posluszny and Deputy Police Chief Joseph Prettyman.
Aug. 13: The two-alarm inferno early Monday sent flames and smoke skyward over Fountayne Lane.
4. Photo Gallery: Lawrence Township & Hurricane Sandy
Oct. 30: Here's a look at some of the damage caused by the storm in Lawrence Township.
3. Morris County Man Killed in Three-Vehicle Crash on Interstate 95
Oct. 1: The deadly collision involved two passenger vehicles and a tractor-trailer and occurred about 8:30 a.m. on the northbound side of I-95 near Princeton Pike in Lawrence Township.
2. Lawrence Township: What's Going On With Sandy?
Oct. 30: Help us keep an up-to-date record about how Hurricane Sandy impacts Lawrence Township. Tell us what's happening on your street. Post your storm photos here for everyone to see.
April 3: Lawrence Township firefighters helped battle the blaze on Route 31 in Hopewell Township Monday night. Special pet oxygen masks recently donated to Lawrence Road Fire Co. played an integral role in reviving several dogs that were overcome by smoke.