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Shooting leaves large crime scene in North Ward, One Stabbed

Trenton, NJ (Mercer) Trenton Police are investigating a shooting at the intersection of Martin Luther King and Southard Street Thursday evening that left a large crime scene. A stabbing also occurred at the intersection of Martin Luther King and Race Street The victim was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center with reportedly stabbing wounds to the chest. The Trenton Police department was not available for comment when called.

Trenton Police director Sheilah Coley Terminated

Trenton, N.J. – Mayor W. Reed Gusciora announced that effective today, June 9, 2021, Sheilah A. Coley will no longer be the Director of the Trenton Police Department.

“Director Coley dutifully served the City of Trenton during its most trying times,” said Mayor Gusciora. “Police departments are rightfully under public scrutiny like never before, and social unrest and COVID-19 have exacerbated many of the conditions Trenton has struggled with for decades. But Director Coley’s efforts to increase accountability, modernize law enforcement technology, and diversify the TPD command staff have been commendable. However, my administration has decided to move in a different direction and will begin a search for a new Director immediately. We thank Director Coley for her service to our residents and wish her the very best in her future endeavors.”

Mayor Gusciora is currently evaluating replacement candidates and will make an announcement when a decision is made. Top priorities include building on TPD’s accomplishments over the last few years while also working to expand recruitment, boost community engagement and improve efforts to combat violent crime, which was at an all-time high last year.

In the meantime, Captain James Slack, a veteran with nearly 30 years of service with the TPD, will assume command of the department.

“Captain Slack has served every bureau within the department and has been recognized for his exemplary performance throughout his career,” said Mayor Gusciora. “We have no doubt that TPD will be in capable hands while we find a permanent replacement.”

Notorious woman in wheelchair arrested for blocking traffic, assaulting a Police officer

Trenton, NJ (Mercer) A woman driving down Southard street was blocked by a woman in a motorized wheelchair in the middle of the intersection between Martin Luther King Blvd Monday. The woman was identified as miss Beverly by many. Peterson’s previously reported on Beverly back in February when she refused to move out of an NJ Transit bus path unless she was ticketed. This Time Beverly landed herself in handcuffs after assaulting a Trenton Police officer after talking to her in the street for a short while by shoving and striking one officer. Police officers took Beverly into custody immediately charges are pending.

Woman Injured after car collides with Truck in Lawrence Township

Lawrence Township, NJ (Mercer) A woman driving a Grey Buick collided with a truck at the intersection of Federal City Road and Lawrenceville Pennington Road. The crash left the woman heavily entrapped according to a fire chief on the scene. Firefighters had to cut the woman out of the car. Lawrence township emergency medical services transported the woman to Capital Health Regional Medical Center for further evaluation. There were no other reports of anyone injured the cause of the crash is under investigation by Lawrence Police.

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