Trenton Firefighters battled Two Alarm Fire On Mott St

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TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Trenton officials are investigating a fire that ripped through 3 homes in the 200 block of Mott Street Sunday shortly after 11:00 Am Sunday. Firefighters recovered numerous animals and police officers located at least two dogs wandering around the scene, one dog bit an officer sustaining very minor injuries. Fire Chief Ross Dale stated when they arrived they were met with heavy fire from the rear of 3 homes and went to a defensive operation. The fire was placed under control shortly after 1Pm. Chief Ross Dale also stated that they did not dump the city on the fire but it came close to a 3-alarm.

Hudson St Shooting Leaves Man Shot In Both Legs

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TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Trenton Police are investigating in the area of 200 Hudson Street and Bayard Street Friday night shortly after 11:00Pm Police say a Male victim was approached by a male suspect on foot who shot him in both legs. The male Victim was transported to Capital Health Trauma Center by Trenton Ems. The Victim remains in stable condition. No other information was released

Two Injured In Frazier Court Shooting

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TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Trenton Police are investigating a shooting that left two wounded. Trenton Police reported a Small gathering in the parking lot of Frazier Court Friday just before midnight. The Shooter arrived on foot and fired several shots. One male was shot in the stomach and one juvenile female was grazed in the knee. Both victims are stable at this time. The Shooting response team is investigating.

(PHOTOS) Trenton Native Ji’Ayir (TIG) Brown Gives Humbling Speech At Community Celebration

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TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) May 8th was Proclaimed Ji’Ayir Brown Day in the City by Mayor Gusciora and Brown received the key to TCHS from Principal Mary Courtney and the key to the TCHS Athletic Department from Athletic Director Sharon Grady.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Mercer County


Philadelphia – PA, US, National Weather Service: The National weather service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 pm for Mercer County. As storms move closer to the area they can produce isolated tornadoes possibl with strong hail. As the evening goes on this can be upgraded to a Thunderstorm warning.

Family Left Traumatized After Striking Trenton Police Officer With Car

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TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) A Trenton Police Officer was left with minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle traveling down Stuyvesant Ave between Hoffman Ave. The occupants of the vehicle were left traumatized. The Driver of the vehicle Tanijai Hill of Trenton stated, “Thursday at approximately 4:25 pm I was involved in an accident in the 800 block of Stuyvesant Ave. I was driving down Stuyvesant Ave after picking my daughter up from the after-school program. Driving at a speed of approximately 25-30mph. As I approach the intersection of Stuyvesant & Hoffman Ave I was forced to slam on breaks striking a Trenton Police officer. As a Trenton Police officer decided he would swiftly turn around to chase another pedestrian on a dirt bike. Dirt bikes are a problem in the city. Cool granted! Trying to chase them on these dirt bikes is doing more harm than good to city residents. I am traumatized as well as my two children that were in the car ( A’Zaria age 10 & A’Mori age 6). I am still in total disbelief at the series of events that took place yesterday. I am very thankful because it could’ve been worst. The pedestrian operating the dirt bike could’ve easily struck my vehicle with my children in it. The drivers behind me were forced to slam on breaks too. When the officers got to the accident scene, they automatically tended to the officer as if he wasn’t at fault. I was honestly confused! Even though I know myself & my children will never receive the proper apology for the officer’s mistake. Due diligence should definitely be given as I will be seeking compensation for the damages my vehicle sub-stained. I am a hard-working mother of two children so to now have to come out of my pocket to pay a $1000 deductible to my insurance to replace my windshield is beyond absurd to me. I haven’t even had the new car that I worked so hard to purchase for two months yet. Super unfair to me!!! I have never been in any trouble so to literally have my first accident & involve a Police officer is mind-boggling, to say the least.

Mercer County Prosecutor Warns of Phone Scam


Mercer County, N.J. (PBN) Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri wants to warn the residents of a telephone scam where a caller falsely claimed to be a law enforcement Officer employed by the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.

On April 20, 2023, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, Cyber Crimes Unit, was
contacted by the Cranbury Township Police Department in Middlesex County and advised
that a victim reported that they received a call from a number purporting to be the Mercer
County Prosecutor’s Office and the caller falsely claimed to be “Sergeant Whitlock” with
the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office. The scammer claimed the resident had a warrant
for their arrest and directed the victim to drive to a drugstore to purchase gift cards.

As a reminder, law enforcement will never ask for payment of any type over the
phone, nor will they ask for personal identifying information that could be used for
fraudulent purposes. Law enforcement, government agencies, and courts will never ask
you to pay by unusual methods, such as gift cards, wire transfer, or cryptocurrency.

Scammers often research their potential victims on the internet and social media.
Scammers will call and deceive their victims into thinking the callers are law enforcement
officers, prosecutors or police employees. Scammers may spoof a law enforcement
telephone number, falsely showing on the victim’s caller ID. Spoofed phone numbers are
typically done through a VPN (Virtual Private Network) making it difficult for law

enforcement to track the actual caller. The scammers may threaten their victims with
arrest for outstanding warrants or other legal issues.
Should you receive a call from a police department within Mercer County and/or
the Prosecutor’s Office, please confirm with whom you are speaking. If you believe you
received a scam telephone call, hang up and call the main phone number to the police
department or Prosecutor’s Office (609-989-6351). If legitimate, you’ll be connected with
a Police Dispatcher or receptionist who can verify the caller’s identity. Report any scam
calls to your local law enforcement agency.

Three Men Arrested In Easter Sunday Homicide in Trenton


TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri announced Monday that the Mercer County Homicide Task Force has arrested and charged three men for the April 9, 2023 shooting homicide on Federal Street in Trenton.

Joseph Fayson, 22, and Justin Malkin, 23, both of Trenton, and Darrin Eutsey, 23, of Hamilton, were taken into custody early Monday morning. All three have been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, and third-degree theft by receiving stolen property. Fayson and Malkin are also charged with second-degree certain persons not to possess a firearm. The prosecutor’s office intends to file motions to detain all three defendants.
The charges are the result of an investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force. Prosecutor Onofri praised the investigative work of the HTF and thanked the public for the assistance provided during the investigation. “I cannot emphasize enough how important it is for the community to work with us,” Prosecutor Onofri said. “I encourage the public to maintain communication with law enforcement,” he added.
At approximately 6:56 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, 2023, Trenton police responded to a ShotSpotter notification reporting multiple shots fired in the area of Lamberton and Federal streets. Upon arrival, officers located a male gunshot victim in the driver’s seat of his parked gray 2010 Infiniti G37. The vehicle and the victim, later identified as Jhosse Tolentino, 23, of Trenton, were each struck multiple times. Police later collected 34 shell casings from the side of 601 Lamberton Street near the victim’s vehicle. Tolentino was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

In the course of the investigation, Detectives reviewed surveillance footage from nearby businesses and Trenton City cameras from the time of the shooting. Surveillance video captured a black 2007 Toyota 4Runner, later identified as a stolen vehicle, cross over Lamberton Street and drive up to the victim’s vehicle. Fayson, Malkin, and Eutsey could be seen exiting the 4Runner and approaching the victim’s vehicle with firearms. They shot at the driver’s seat area of the victim’s vehicle, then returned to and fled in the 4Runner. The stolen Toyota 4Runner was later found by Detectives parked in the rear of a vacant property on Edgewood Avenue. Video surveillance from that area showed that the 4Runner drove directly from the shooting to Edgewood Avenue where the vehicle was abandoned.
For more than four years, there has been an ongoing feud between H-block gang members and individuals associated with the South Trenton area, specifically individuals associated with Lamberton Street, of which the victim was a part. The ongoing feud has included murders, shootings and disputes on social media. Detectives learned that, leading up to the murder, there was a dispute on social media between the victim and family members of H-block gang members. This led to H-block member Joseph Fayson insulting the victim and Lamberton Street associates on Instagram. The victim then shared a story on Instagram in response to one of the comments by Fayson shortly before he was murdered.
Prosecutor Onofri thanked the Mercer County Homicide Task Force, his Special Investigations Unit, the Trenton Police Department, the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Mercer County Tactical Response Team, under the leadership of Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler, and the Hamilton SWAT for their assistance.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call HTF Detective Karl Johnston or HTF Detective Nicholas Barber at (609) 989-6406. Information can also be emailed to

Drive- By Shooting Leaves Two Critically Injured


TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) A shooting left two adult males in critical condition after being shot in a drive-by shooting on Spring Street and Calhoun Street.

The shooting happened just after 5:30 pm Wednesday, Trenton emergency medical services transported them to Capital Health Trauma Center where one male had to be flown to Philadelphia after suffering multiple gunshot wounds,(wounds to the right upper arm, left abdomen, upper left thigh)

the second male suffered gunshots to the right forearm and abdomen and was listed as in critical but stable condition at this time, two other women suffered minor injuries.

Police located over 30 casings throughout the street as they continued their investigation. Police did not release any suspect information at this time, The Shooting Response team is investigating the motive for the shooting

Man Killed In Lamberton Street Shooting


TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Trenton Police and the Mercer County Homicide task force are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 500 block of Lamberton Street near Federal Street Sunday. The shooting happened just after 7:00 Pm, residents reported hearing multiple gunshots, police located a male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds he was transported to Capital Health trauma center where he was pronounced dead a short time later, this homicide brings the total of homicides to six.

Anyone with information is asked to contact MCHTF at 609-989-6406. Information can also be emailed to

UPDATE: The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating a shooting homicide in the city, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported Monday afternoon.
At approximately 6:56 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, 2023, Trenton police responded to a ShotSpotter notification reporting multiple shots fired in the area of Lamberton and Federal streets. Upon arrival, officers located a male gunshot victim in the driver’s seat of his parked gray 2010 Infiniti G37. The vehicle and the victim, later identified as Jhosse Tolentino, 23, of Trenton, were each struck multiple times. Tolentino was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.