EWING, N.J. (PBN) Ewing Township Police announced on November 25, 2023, at around, 4:54 PM, Police Officer Austin Woolverton came upon a serious motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles, one of which was a motorcycle, in the area of Pawrkway Avenue at Walter Street. The Driver of the motorcycle, Theodore Condo, 57 of Ewing NJ, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office’s serious collision response team is investigating the crash. Anyone with information concerning the crash is asked to contact Police Officer Abdelbasset Jibbou at (609) 882-1313.
TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating a shooting homicide in Trenton. Friday, November 24, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Trenton police responded to the first block of Oliver Avenue for a ShotSpotter activation. Responding Police officers arrived on the scene to discover an adult male on the sidewalk shot multiple times. The victim was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Police say no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Mercer County homicide task force Detective Elijah Phillips at (609) 414-2006 or Sgt. Roberto Reyes at (609) 256-0997.
EWING TOWNSHIP, N.J. (PBN) Ewing Police say they made a traffic stop on Olden Ave near Parkside Ave.
Friday evening, just before 6:00 Pm. Police Officials say At some point during the traffic stop, believed to be as the police officer exited his patrol vehicle, the stolen vehicle fled. The vehicle then traveled on Olden Avenue towards Prospect Street when all occupants fled from the moving vehicle—the stolen vehicle made minor contact with another vehicle and then a curb. No injuries were reported, and there was no pursuit of the vehicle. It is unknown how many occupants were in the vehicle. No arrests were made, Deputy Chief Jeffrey Jacobs said in a statement.
TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Trenton Police Detective Lieutenant Brian Jones announced Friday that on Wednesday, October 25th, 2023, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Trenton Police communications received a shot spotter activation for twelve (12) rounds in the area of 30 Commerce Street. Upon officers’ arrival, several residences were struck, and casings were recovered. The Mercer County Shooting Response Team investigated this incident. It was determined that Van Wells and Brioan Avery-Sanders were responsible for the incident. On Thursday, November 16th, 2023, Wells and Avery Sanders were arrested in Wood Street and charged.
Van Wells (36) faces charges of Criminal Attempt Homicide, Aggravated Assault, and Weapons Offenses.
Brioan Avery-Sanders (28) also faces charges of Complicity/Criminal Attempt Homicide,
TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Officials say a monthlong investigation into cocaine distribution in Trenton culminated this week with three arrests and the seizure of $106,500 in narcotics and $6,151 in cash, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri announced.
Andre Stlouis, 38, of Trenton, was arrested on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, as a result of the investigation conducted by the members of the Mercer County Narcotics Task Force, with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, the Hamilton Police Division and the Trenton Police Department. Police say a motor vehicle stop of Stlouis in a black 2022 Honda Passport was conducted by detectives in the parking lot of the Riverside Apartment Complex on Riverside Drive in Trenton. During the stop, detectives interrupted an apparent narcotics transaction between Stlouis and Nichele Harris. Both Stlouis and Harris were detained without incident and one gram of crack cocaine was located on the front passenger floor of the vehicle. Further search of the vehicle revealed an additional five grams of crack cocaine, two pounds of marijuana and $6,151 in cash.
Shortly thereafter, detectives executed a search warrant at Stlouis’ residence on Sanhican Drive in Trenton, with assistance from the Mercer County Tactical Response Team. A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of 562 grams of powder cocaine, approximately half a pound of methamphetamine, 78 grams of crack cocaine and 23pounds of marijuana.
Andre Stlouis, 38, was charged with multiple first-degree narcotics offenses and lodged in the Mercer County Correction Center. Harris, 53, of Trenton, was also charged with numerous narcotics offenses and lodged in the MCCC. Ava Stlouis, 67, of Trenton, who was at the Sanhican home at the time of the search warrant execution, was charged with narcotics offenses and released pending future court appearances.
TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri and Lawrence Township Police Chief Christopher Longo announced Thursday that an investigation conducted by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Lawrence Township Police Department has resulted in the arrest of a Trenton man for the shooting death of Anthony Irizarry.
Paul X. McNeil, 37, is charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of first-degree felony murder, one count of first-degree robbery, and three weapons offenses. He was served his charges this week at the Mercer County Correction Center where he is being detained on an unrelated case Police say.
At approximately 12:30 a.m. on August 11, 2023, Lawrence police responded to a residence on Mendrey Court after receiving a 911 phone call that someone had been shot. Upon arrival, officers located 36-year-old Irizarry in the living room suffering from a gunshot wound to the back. He was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri announced Thursday that an investigation conducted by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department has resulted in the arrest of a Bridgeton Township man for the stabbing death of Corey Jones.
James B. Draper, 46, is charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of first-degree felony murder, one count of second-degree burglary, and one count of fourth-degree tampering with evidence. He was detained without incident in Bridgeton on Wednesday. The prosecutor’s office will file a motion to detain Draper pending trial.
Just before 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2023,
Trenton police responded to the area of Cross Street and Kersey Alley in response to a call for an unresponsive male. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim on the sidewalk, suffering from numerous stab wounds. The victim, identified as Corey Jones, 40, of Trenton, was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) A Trenton Police supervisor was responding to Fairway Drive to back up Police officers, who requested assistance and were actively pursuing a suspect just after 4:00 pm Monday. As the supervisor entered the intersection of Perry and Southard, he collided with another vehicle. All parties involved were transported to the Capital Health Medical Center via Trenton Emergency Medical Services as a precaution. No injuries were reported.
TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Trenton Police and The Mercer County Homicide Task Force are investigating after a man was killed after being stabbed multiple times Thursday night.
Trenton Emergency Medical Services and Capital Health paramedics responded just after 9:00 P.m. to Cross Street and Ewing Street, where they found a male suffering from stab wounds to the chest and neck area. Trenton Emergency Medical Services and Paramedics performed CPR to Capital Health Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Hamilton, N.J. (PBN) Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri announced Wednesday that an investigation into online child exploitation has resulted in the arrest of a Hamilton Township man.
Nicholas Occhipinti, 31, of Hamilton, NJ, is charged with one count of second-degree distribution of child pornography, one count of third-degree possession of child pornography, one count of second-degree possession with the intent to distribute child pornography, and three narcotics offenses including a first-degree possession with the intent to distribute charge. The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain Occhipinti pending trial.
Detectives with the prosecutor’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit recently received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that an individual in Mercer County was distributing child pornography. An investigation was initiated and Occhipinti was identified as a subject.
On Friday, October 6, 2023, members of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations Newark and the Hamilton Police Division executed search warrants at Occhipinti’s Hamilton residence, where detectives seized multiple items of evidentiary value. Detectives also discovered a small amount of methamphetamine, assorted pills and more than 2,000 doses of LSD in the home. Occhipinti was taken into custody without incident.
First-degree crimes carry a sentence of 10 to 20 years in state prison and a fine of up to $200,000. Second-degree crimes carry a sentence of five to 10 years in state prison and a fine of up to $150,000. Third-degree crimes carry a sentence of three to five years in state prison and a fine of up to $15,000.
Prosecutor Onofri urged anyone with information about suspected improper contact by unknown persons communicating with children via the internet or possible exploitation or sexual abuse of children to please contact his Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit at (609) 989-6568 or the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force tip line at (888) 648-6007.