Calhoun Street bridge closed after Fire department rescue man in Delaware River on the rocks

TRENTON NJ (Mercer) Trenton fire department Marine unit along with Rescue 1 responded to the Calhoun Street bridge to assist New Jersey state police with getting a male who was on a rock in the middle of the River close to the bridge back to land Tuesday night. Firefighters and Police had a difficult time getting the male to get into the recue boat. NJSP got the male aboard the rescue boat around 8:50 Pm and was then transported to Capital Health trauma center. The Calhoun street bridge has been reopened.

Trenton Police Director Should Be Held Accountable

City Resident: Yesterday my cousin Carmen lost her eldest son to gun violence on Spring Street. My condolences to my cousin. My heart is broken for you.

As I drove through the City of Trenton I thought how? What do you see? Why aren’t we angry? She lost her baby, her son and IT COULD’VE been YOU or YOURS!! 

Where Is The Outrage?! Are we so accustomed to death happening around us that we can only be  thankful that it wasn’t one of our own? We must demand change! Now! Today!! Where Is The Police Presence? Not after a death! But for deterrence! Where is the Mayor and the Police Director?! We should be holding our City Officials accountable! We need police presence on our city streets; Spring Street! Stuyvesant Avenue! Centre Street! To name a few! When will our Police Director and/or Mayor hold a public conference and tell us what they are doing to make a real difference in the City Of Trenton? What is the plan? So far all we see are headlines of another lost life! I have questions that need answers!! The residents of the City of Trenton should be standing up and demanding change! 

We are losing our babies to the violence! Let’s go City Residents!!! Let’s demand change! Trenton Police Director where are you???? What are you doing for the City of Trenton??? I don’t know about you but I’m knocking on doors!!! The Mayor and The Police Director I’m knocking!!!

Edna E Roman

Mercer County homicide task force investigating Homicide in West Ward

TRENTON ( Mercer) The Mercer County Prosecutors office confirmed Saturday morning they are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 200 block of Spring Street Friday night around 11:00 Pm. Trenton police responded to a Shot Spotter activation around 11 p.m. The victim, a 35 year old male, was located in the street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Mercer County Homicide Task Force is investigating.

Victim has been identified as Hussain Abdullah, 35, of Trenton.

NJ State police investigating serious crash that injured 3 on I-195 in Hamilton

Hamilton Township ( Mercer) Nj State police are investigating a serious crash Thursday night after a utility truck collided with construction crews working on the side of the highway on I-195 East bound at exit 3 Approximately 3 people were transported to the hospital with serious injuries one driver had to be extracted from one of the vehicles. Police have the right lane shut down for the investigation.

Story developing stay tuned for more information.

Mayor Gusciora Vetoes Municipal Election Date Change Ordinance

Trenton, N.J. – Mayor W. Reed Gusciora announced today that he has vetoed City Ordinance 20-51, which would move the City of Trenton’s nonpartisan regular municipal elections from May to November, starting in 2022.

“While I commend City Council’s desire to improve voter participation in the Capital City, we need to take great care before we change the date of our elections, especially considering that this ordinance would extend the current term for our elected officials,” said Mayor Gusciora. “Not only do we need more information concerning potential costs of this move and whether it would actually increase voter turnout, this is ultimately a decision that should be approved by our residents via referendum. If we are truly serious about increasing participation in our electoral system, then we should not deprive Trentonians the opportunity to be heard in this matter.”

On May 5, 2020, Council passed a related initiative (City Ordinance 20-14), which would move the election but left approval to the voters through a referendum. Ordinance 20-51 repealed that measure and moved the election by legislative vote only.

NJ State Police Arrest Seven after Year-Long Investigation

 The New Jersey State Police have arrested six men and one woman for various drug and firearms offenses after a year-long cooperative investigation with the Trenton Police Department.

In September of 2019, the New Jersey State Police Crime Suppression Central Unit, Opioid Enforcement Task Force, and the Trenton Police Department began surveilling multiple individuals suspected of dealing narcotics in the Trenton and Ewing Township areas of Mercer County.

During the investigation, detectives arrested the suspects at various times and locations. Throughout the operation, the Ewing Township Police Department provided assistance on numerous occasions. Most notably, on Friday, July 10, 2020, a Ewing Township patrol officer who was assisting with the operation was dragged by Daniel Peyton when he fled in a Chevrolet Impala after being stopped by detectives on Stokes Avenue in Ewing Township. Peyton was later apprehended in the area of Shelton Avenue and Chelmsford Court.

As a result of the year-long operation, detectives seized more than 4 kilograms of cocaine, 1 bundle of heroin, 30 grams of marijuana, a 9mm handgun, a .40 caliber handgun, a 9 mm assault weapon, 2 high capacity magazines, hollow point ammunition, a 2016 Toyota Highlander, a 2010 BMW X5, and more than $313,000 cash.

“We will never cease in our collaborative efforts to stop the drug dealers who are fueling addiction and violence in Trenton,” said Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. “At the same time, we are committed to combating the corrosive influence of these criminals on a second front by working with the community to develop programs for the young people of Trenton that will help them choose a strong and healthy course in life.”

“This operation targeted individuals who were profiting off of addiction and violence and whose actions stood in stark contrast to the countless members of the community who work tirelessly every day to strengthen and build safer neighborhoods,” said Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police. “We will continue to aggressively target drug dealers and violent criminals, but we will also continue to work with our community partners to implement

educational and outreach programs to stay connected to our youth who far too often fall victim to addiction and gun violence.”

“This case demonstrates what we can achieve when we bring the full weight of local and state law enforcement against individuals who target our communities with addiction and violence,” said Trenton Police Director Sheilah A. Coley. “Trenton residents deserve to feel safe in their own neighborhoods, and I commend the officers and detectives who worked tirelessly on their behalf by ridding our streets of multiple firearms and thousands of doses of dangerous narcotics.”

The following were charged:

David Craig, 32, Trenton, N.J.

  • eluding
  • unlawful possession of a handgun
  • certain persons not to possess a firearm
  • possession of hollow point ammunition
  • possession of cocaine
  • possession with the intent to distribute cocaine
  • possession of a firearm while committing a CDS offense
  • possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a public park

Davon Craig, 27, Trenton, N.J.

  • unlawful possession of a handgun
  • certain persons not to possess a firearm
  • possession of hollow point ammunition possession of cocaine
  • possession with the intent to distribute cocaine
  • possession of a firearm while committing a CDS offense
  • possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a public park
  • money laundering

Davae Craig, 31, Trenton, N.J.

  • possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute
  • possession of heroin
  • possession of a high capacity magazine
  • money laundering

Deesade Meyers, 27, Ewing N.J.

  • unlawful possession of an assault weapon
  • unlawful possession of a high capacity magazine
  • money laundering

Daniel Sabree, 46, Bristol, PA

  • with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana

Daniel Peyton, 55, Westampton, N.J.

  • possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute
  • money laundering
  • aggravated assault (charged by Ewing Township Police Department)
  • eluding (charged by Ewing Township Police Department)

Wayne Bessant, 39, Trenton, N.J.

  • possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute
  • money laundering

The case is being prosecuted by the Division of Criminal Justice. Charges are mere accusations, and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Truck goes into river at boat ramp

TRENTON ( Mercer) a man attempting to deploy his boat at the boat ramp at duck island found himself underneath water Saturday afternoon when his truck went fully into the Delaware River. Bystanders stated the driver got out of the truck through the passenger window and was not injured . Trenton Fire and Ems were on scene. The truck was later pulled from the Delaware River by a tow company.

Photo taken by Michael Bender

Hamilton Police arrest two after illegally firing gun in a county park

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP (MERCER): Hamilton Police responded to Roebling Park, also known as White City Lake, just after 6:30 Friday afternoon when multiple 911 calls reported over 30 gunshots in the area. Police located two males who appeared to be firing a gun at targets on trees, disregarding multiple signs throughout the park that prohibit discharge of any weapon. White City Lake is not only surrounded by homes, but Route 29 also cuts through a portion of the park. Luckily, these men were taken into custody before the situation injured, or even killed someone. Hamilton Police are investigating the crime scene.

Man interrupts Governor Murphy at BLM Mural painting in Trenton

TRENTON NJ: Wednesday September 23rd Black Lives Matter mural painting in Trenton that featured NJ Governor Phil Murphy along with Rev Al Sharpton who was supposed to speak at the event had an emergency due to the breonna Taylor case. The male who interrupted the governor was escorted away from the governor by Trenton Police officers, where he continued to shout and shout. The Mural is painted on 300 block of West State Street.
Full video of the event to come.