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Two Arrested in Connection to Ewing Shooting Homicide

Ewing, NJ (Mercer) Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced Monday that an investigation conducted by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Ewing Police Department has resulted in charges being filed against two Ewing residents in connection to last week’s murder of Mark Hudson Jr.

Tyshawn Smith, 23, is charged with murder, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a handgun. Brianne Novak, 21, is charged with hindering apprehension for providing false information to the police. Both Smith and Novak were arrested at their respective Ewing residences on Saturday, November 27, by members of the Mercer County Tactical Response Team. The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain Smith pending trial.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Monday, November 22, 2021, Ewing police were dispatched to Hudson’s residence in the 200 block of Douglas Avenue for a person shot. Upon arrival, officers located the victim suffering from gunshot wounds to his chest and left hand. Hudson was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center and pronounced dead a short time later.

The murder remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call HTF Detective Jennifer Eyster at (609) 989-6406. Information can also be emailed to
Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Ewing’s first black firefighter promoted to Captain

EWING, NJ (MERCER) Ewing Township swore in Kevin Wemple to Fire Captain. Wemple is the 1st Black Firefighter for Ewing Township and the 1st Black Fire Officer of the Department. Wemple was a volunteer firefighter with Pennington road Fire company before working for Ewing Fire department for a number of years. Pictured with Wemple is Director Grady Griffin on the left who also is the 1st Black Director of Trenton Emergency Medical Service and DeLorfette Clarke on the right First Black Captain and Chief of Trenton Emergency Medical Service and the 1st Black EMT, Chief, and Director of Ewing Township Emergency Medical Services.

Fire officials investigating fatal Fire in Ewing Township

EWING, NJ ( Mercer) The Ewing Fire department responded to the 100 block of Beacon Ave after getting reports of a house on fire with people trapped Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters arrived on scene with flames shooting out the window firefighters placed the fire under control shortly after 1 Pm Ewing Ems and Capital Health Paramedics were on the scene and declared one person deceased. The fire is under investigation by the Ewing Police Department, Mercer County prosecutors office, State of NJ fire marshal .

Santa made his way through Ewing this evening

Ewing, Nj The Prospect Heights Volunteer fire department escorted Santa around the departments district area Sunday evening as residents and children ran out of their homes to catch a glimpse of Santa Claus. West Trenton volunteer fire department is scheduled to have operation Santa on Friday the 18th at 5 P.m. with COVID-19 restrictions in place.

Ewing Police Officer awarded for the highest number of DUI arrests in Mercer County

EWING TOWNSHIP ( Mercer ) Thursday, Ewing Police Officer Melvin Jumper received the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) of New Jersey TOP COP award for the highest number of DUI arrests in Mercer County, which has helped save and protect countless lives. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the yearly breakfast held in June, honoring officers throughout the state was cancelled. Thursday, in Bridgewater Township, Officer Jumper was presented with a plaque by M.A.D.D. An email sent to the Ewing police department by M.A.D.D. states:
“On behalf of Mothers Against Drunk Driving New Jersey, the families we serve, and our many volunteers and supporters, we would like to congratulate Officer Melvin Jumper on receiving the TOP COP Award for the 2020 Annual M.A.D.D. New Jersey Law Enforcement Recognition. We are looking forward to having you and the winning Officer in your command attending our limited Award Presentation.”
The Ewing Police Department congratulates Officer Jumper on the prestigious award.

Man struck by car in Ewing TWP

EWING TWP (MERCER) Ewing Ems and Capital Health paramedics responded to the intersection of Prospect Ave and North Olden Ave after receiving multiple calls for a male struck by a car with head trauma, shortly after 7:20 Pm Wednesday. Ewing Ems and Paramedics transported the male to the hospital with a trauma alert. Ewing Police are investigating the incident as a hit & run accident.

*Possible road closures in the area of the scene*


Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler announces the opportunity to dispose of unneeded and expired prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 24, 2020.

The goal is to help local residents to rid their medicine cabinets of unused and easily abused opioid painkillers, in addition to any other unneeded prescription medications.

Mercer County residents can easily drop off unused and expired prescription pills, by bringing them to the parking lot across from the Mercer County Administration Building at 640 South Broad Street in Trenton, between 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. 

The disposal event will also collect vape pens and other e-cigarette devices, however ONLY after all batteries have been removed prior by the individual. Syringes, sharp instruments, liquid medications, or solutions cannot be accepted. Participants in the drop-off are asked to follow social distancing rules.

“The fall season is a good time to gather up any unused or expired prescriptions from your medicine cabinet, especially dangerous opioid painkillers,” said Sheriff Kemler. “Addiction or accidental use can too easily begin right from your own medicine cabinet,” added Kemler.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible method for disposing of unneeded and expired prescription pills. The program is conducted by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

For more information, contact the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office Programs Section at 609-278-7159.

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