PRINCETON: Tree falls onto house, kills owner’s dog


By Lea Kahn, Staff Writer
Gusty winds are being blamed for causing a tree to fall onto a house on Mercer Road Tuesday afternoon, killing the owner’s dog, according to the Princeton Police Department., Police received a call around 4 p.m. to investigate a tree that had fallen onto a house at 545 Mercer Road. When they arrived, they found a large tree had fallen onto the house., The owner, Joseph Guarnaccia, was home alone when the tree fell, but he was not injured. His dog, however, was struck by the tree as it fell. The dog later died, police said., The house suffered heavy damage from the fallen tree, and it was deemed to be uninhabitable, police said., The Princeton Fire Department, the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad and the Princeton building inspector responded to the scene. Public Service Gas & Electric Co. also responded and shut off the utilities to the house.