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Trenton Man wanted by Trenton Police for Impersonating an officer

****ALERT, THE OFFENDER WAS CAUGHT ***

TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Trenton Police were looking for a wanted man accused of impersonating a Police officer in Trenton. According to the wanted poster John Heredia was wanted for operating a decommissioned police car with working lights and sirens, specifically using said vehicle to initiate motor vehicle stops on persons, including an off-duty Trenton Police officer. The vehicle is an unknown tag ford interceptor Taurus 4-door sedan silver in color with black wheels, black front push bar, and tinted windows.

****ALERT, THE OFFENDER WAS CAUGHT ***

13 displaced in Second house fire on Pennington Ave

Trenton, NJ, (Mercer) The Trenton Fire department is investigating another fire on Pennington Ave in the 200 block. Firefighters arrived to smoke showing from the residence’s rear on the second-floor fire with extension to the third floor.
Firefighters had the fire knocked down within five minutes.
Fire officials report that 13 people were displaced due to this fire and are being assisted by the American red cross.

County Park Rangers searching for Suspects In Mercer Co. Park Armed Robbery

WEST WINDSOR, NJ – The West Windsor Police Department is searching for three suspects in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on Sunday. At 9:02 p.m. on Sunday, June 13, West Windsor Police said they responded to the Mercer County Park West Picnic Area (Pedestrian Trail) on a report of knifepoint robbery for a second time within a month.

According to the police, two victims were walking along the pedestrian trail, around 1/4 mile from the West Picnic area when they were confronted by three suspects. While a Mercer County Park ranger was on Patrol the two ran up to the ranger. The Ranger called into Police and additional rangers to respond to the park to assist in a search for the armed suspect.

A Black male in his mid to late 20’s, approximately 6′ tall pressed a pocket style knife to one victim’s abdominal area while a White male, in his mid to late 20’s placed a pocket style knife to the side of the second victim’s neck, said police.

The suspects demanded the victims’ wallets and threatened to hurt them, police said. 

The victims complied with the demands and the suspects fled the area on foot in an unknown direction, according to the police.

A canvas of the area by Patrol Units and Detectives yielded no results. 

Here’s the description of the suspects: 

  • Black male, mid to late 20’s, approx. 6′ tall, a “little fat”, wearing a black or blue baseball hat, black hooded sweatshirt with hood pulled over, dark colored shorts, and a black cloth mask.
  • White male, mid to late 20’s, approx. 6′ tall, thin build, with short brown beard, wearing a tan shirt, gray pants, gold chain, black shoes, possibly had blue eyes.
  • Black male, mid to late 20’s, approx. 5′ 05″ to 5′ 07″, thin build, tattoos on neck, tattoos of roses on forearm, wearing blue or black shirt, jeans and red colored shoes.

The West Windsor Police Department Detective Bureau is conducting an investigation led by Det. Sgt. Lai and is seeking any leads, witnesses, or those who may have any pertinent information in identifying these characters. Contact Det. Sgt. Lai at (609) 799-1222 or the anonymous tip Line at (609) 799-0452.

WINTER STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR MERCER COUNTY

Trenton, NJ (Mercer) The National weather service in Philadelphia has issued a Winter storm watch for Mercer County from Sunday afternoon 4:00 Pm to Tuesday 1:00Am. Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations over 7 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph creating significant blowing and drifting of snow. Snow will develop west to east late Sunday and last through late Monday or early Tuesday. A period of wintry mix or rain could occur Sunday night and Monday morning, especially along and near the coast, before turning back to snow Monday afternoon. The highest snowfall rates are most likely to occur late Monday.

UPDATE: Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 11 to 15 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

Family seeking public’s assistance in locating missing female

UPDATE: THE FEMALE HAS BEEN LOCATED

MISSING: A family is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing female by the name of Casey Punjani, of Lumberton, NJ. Casey is described as a female in her 20s, 5’3”, with green eyes and brown hair. She was last seen Sunday, April 19, in the Mayfair area of Philadelphia. The family states Casey is known to travel into the Trenton area.

Anyone with any information regarding Casey Punjani or her whereabouts are asked to contact the Lumberton Police Department at 609-267-1111.

Hamilton police issue alert for police impersonator

File picture – NOT the actual vehicle

HAMILTON, N.J.: On Monday, March 16, 2020 at approximately 8:30 p.m. in the area of Sculptors Way and East State Street bear the TRANE Corporation, a 20 year old female driver was stopped by a white male, early to mid 40’s, 5’10”, short close cut hair, medium to average build, no facial hair but a 5 o’clock shadow, no visible tattoos, operating an older model Ford Crown Victoria blue or black in color with tinted windows. The unidentified male stopped the female by either flashing his high beams or utilizing a spotlight. The male approached the victim’s car and was dressed in dark colored pants and shirt with no visible name tag, and an unknown patch/badge on the left breast of his shirt. The male was not wearing an exterior vest, but did have a gun belt on with handcuffs tucked into the rear of his pants, however the victim was unsure if the male had a handgun. The male requested the victims first name, but no other credentials.

Hamilton Police say to follow these tips if you suspect that the vehicle or person stopping you is not an actual police officer:

  • Call 911. Dispatchers can help determine if the person stopping you is a police officer.
  • Follow the dispatcher’s instructions
  • If you choose to stop, stop in a well-lit public area. If you are near a police station, advise the dispatcher and drive there.
  • If not in uniform, ask to see a badge or identification.

Hamilton Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Hamilton Police Internal Affairs Unit at 609-581-4098 or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at 609-581-4008.