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Lawrence Man Charged With First-Degree Death By Auto In Trenton Crash

TRENTON, N.J. (PBN)  Thomas. Frank P. Crusen, 41, of Lawrence, is charged with first-degree death by auto and assault by auto. Crusen was arrested Monday, April 11, by members of the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force. The collision occurred on March 17, 2022, at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Route 1 South in the area between North Olden Avenue and Perry Street.

Hamilton Police Investigating Lalor Street Shooting

Hamilton Township, N.J. (PBN)  Hamilton Police are investigating a shooting on Lalor Street between Jersey Street early Tuesday morning. One person was transported to the hospital in unknown condition. Police officers and detectives could be seen entering and exiting a home where a person was shot in front of the home. Hamilton Police has not returned a call for comment about the shooting.


TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) The national weather service in Philadelphia, PA, issued a flood watch is in effect from 6 PM this evening through late tonight for Mercer County. Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.

Heavy rainfall rates of 1/4 to 1/2 inch for several hours and rainfall totals of 1.5 to 2 inches are possible.

Pedestrian Struck, Car Crashes Into U-Haul Building Leaving Two Injured

TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Trenton Fire and ems responded to a motor vehicle crash report involving a pedestrian. The crash happened just before 11:00 Pm Saturday. Trenton Police arrived and found a car crashed into the front of the U-Haul building on Brunswick Ave and a pedestrian that had been struck. Trenton Ems transported two to Capital health trauma center with critical injuries but non-life-threatening. The crash remains under investigation by Trenton Police.

UPDATE: Police Investigating Two Wounded in Sanford Shooting

TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Trenton Police are investigating a shooting just after midnight on the first block of Sanford Street. The shooting left two people wounded. Trenton Emergency medical services and Capital Health paramedics transported both victims to the Capital Health trauma center in unknown conditions. Police have not made an arrest.

A preliminary investigation indicated that gunfire rang out in the 30’s block of Sanford Street around midnight. 

When police arrived at the scene, they found two victims struck by bullets at that location.

The female victim was shot nearly a half dozen times while the male was struck in the head by a bullet. 

Police have not released the motive for the shooting.

Mayor Gusciora Asks for State Assistance for Animal Shelter

TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Monday, Mayor Reed Gusciora sent a letter to Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver in her capacity as head of the State Department of Community Affairs asking for State assistance and intervention in animal shelter understaffing. The City Council voted down a vendor contract last week with Trenton Animals Rock (TAR), leaving the City without staffing in several key positions.

“TAR has been instrumental in our status of operating a ‘no-kill’ shelter, which is now in jeopardy,” Mayor Gusciora said in his letter to Lt. Gov. Oliver. “I have determined that a resolution to this matter requires utmost urgency for the sake of the animals embraced under the care of the City of Trenton animal shelter.”

Prior to Council’s action, TAR was supplementing City staff by providing veterinarian care (through a subcontractor), dog walkers, adoption services, community outreach, vet tech support, and training.

“While the Council Members who voted to reject the continuation of TAR’s services felt City employees and/or our four (4) animal control officers could now immediately perform such duties, this is simply not true,” Gusciora continued in his letter. “Moreover, this would require us hiring additional staff as well as contracting out for veterinarian services, an occurrence that is unlikely given our budgetary constraints and necessity for DCA’s approval under our MOU.”


Person in grave condition after shooting on Perry Street

TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Police are investigating a shooting that left one person in grave condition on Perry Street near Montgomery Street early Saturday morning. The victim was reported to be in traumatic arrest while Trenton Ems was transported to the hospital with paramedics. The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the shooting.

River Flood warning issued for The Delaware River

TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) The National Weather Service in Philadelphia Pa has issued a River Flood Warning for the Delaware River Saturday 12:54 Pm until Sunday at 4:24 Am.

Delaware River at Trenton is expected to go into action stage at 17.0 and reach 19.5 ft minor flooding begins at 20.0 but the river is expected to fall back below action stage Monday at 2 Pm.

The National weather Service is projecting another Severe outbreak is possible in the coming week.

Willingboro man slain in double shooting at Trenton gas station

TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are
investigating a double shooting that occurred overnight in Trenton, Mercer County
Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.
Just before midnight on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, Trenton police responded to a Shot
Spotter activation for multiple rounds at the Fast Trac gas station on Mulberry Street.
Upon arrival, officers located the victim on the side of the gas station suffering from
multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center
where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The victim has been identified as
Jaquir Queen, 26, of Willingboro. Officers also learned of a second victim, a 23-year-old
male from Hamilton, who had arrived at the hospital via private vehicle with a gunshot
wound to his calf.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is
asked to contact the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406.

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