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.

Trenton Water Works Employee Arrested For Stealing Water Meters


TRENTON, N.J. (PBN)  A Trenton Water employee Richard Warren (Age 46) was taken into Police custody on October 15, 2022,

and charged with theft. Warren allegedly removed several water meters from a scrap

dumpster at the Trenton Water Works property on Courtland Street Detective Lieutenant Bethesda Stokes said in a release. Warren

was positively identified as the person taking the meters without permission Warren was charged with Theft By Unlawful Taking.

Trenton Homicide Task Force Investigating Fatal Fire on Summer St


TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are
investigating a fatal fire in the city, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.
On Sunday, October 24, 2022, the Trenton Fire Department was dispatched to a
residence in the first block of Summer Street after midnight. They extinguished the fire
and located the body of a deceased adult male on the first floor. The Mercer County
Homicide Task Force responded along with detectives from the MCPO and TPD. The
circumstances surrounding the fire and the death are under investigation. The victim has
been identified as Brian Wharton, 57, of Trenton. He was staying at the residence where
the fire occurred.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at
(609) 989-6406. Tips can also be emailed to

DEA & Trenton – Hamilton Police executed search warrant net $45,500


TRENTON, N.J. A three-week investigation into narcotics distribution in the Trenton area has culminated with the seizure of $45,500 in methamphetamine, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri stated .
On Tuesday, September 13, 2022, members of the Mercer County Narcotics Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Hamilton and Trenton police departments executed a search warrant at a residence in the 100 block of McGowan Avenue in Hamilton. Resident Robert Margeson, 51, was detained outside in the front yard. A search of the residence revealed 455 grams of methamphetamine, several scales and $1,063 in cash.
Margeson was charged with a first-degree narcotics offense and the prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain him pending trial. Andrew Dellapenna, 42, and Anthony Egan, 41, both of Philadelphia, PA, were also present at the time of the search warrant execution and charged with third-degree narcotics offenses.
According to Prosecutor Onofri, the street value of the confiscated methamphetamine is approximately $45,000.

Anthony Egan
Andrew Dellapenna,
Robert Margeson,

Man Startled by Police Arrested for Gun Possession and Drugs


TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Wednesday, August 10, 2022, Police street crimes Detectives were on patrol in the area of Hoffman Ave. While on patrol, Detectives observed a male seated in the driver’s seat of a parked motor vehicle while another male leaned into the window. When the two males observed the police presence they became startled and Randall began placing an object near his feet inside the vehicle. The Detectives stopped to investigate and removed Randall from the vehicle. Randall gave Detectives consent to search the vehicle and the object Randall was attempting to conceal was found to be a plastic sandwich bag containing 15 oxycodone pills. A further search of the vehicle revealed a digital scale and packaging material. A search of the vehicles trunk revealed 2 pounds of marijuana and a loaded Ruger 9mm semi-automatic handgun. Randall was arrested and the vehicle was towed for seizure. Randall was docketed on the listed charged and lodged in lock-up according to Detective Lieutenant Bethesda Stokes.

Woman Crashes Into Sweets Ave Home


TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Trenton Fire responded to the intersection of Calhoun Street and Sweet’s ave just before 1:00 Pm Monday after a woman driving an SUV crashed into a home on Sweets Ave. Trenton Ems responded, but there was no report of injuries. Peterson’s does not believe anyone was home at the time of the crash. Trenton Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

Man Wounded In Walnut Aver Shooting


TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) The Trenton Police department and the Mercer County Shooting response team are investigating a shooting on Walnut ave and Cook Place unit block just before midnight. The Male was transported to the capital health trauma center with a gunshot wound to the shoulder he remains in stable condition.

Multiple arrested, Police officer injured after going after ATV riders


Trenton, NJ ( Mercer) A Trenton Police detective was injured after being reportedly struck by a glass bottle after he & his partner rolled up to the Cure arena parking lot on Hamilton Ave and South Broad Street. City residents stated, “It was peace in the valley until they came through trying to insight a riot. Knocking people off of their bikes and tackling disabled people to the ground.” Another resident also stated, “We were hanging out having a good time; the cops came to break it up, which is fine, but then they saw the ATVs and knocked one guy off of it; after that, it became a melee of chaos.” Trenton Police arrested several people Sunday night. One video captured officers struggling to arrest a man on the ground. A ATV rider also stated “Literally no one done anything wrong beside being out on illegal bikes . They tackled one of the riders n locked him up and released him with 20 tickets . They didn’t even get his bike You can’t lock someone up or place them under arrest for that . U can confiscate n give tickets which is the proper way to do it . If they hadn’t tackled him they would have had his bike and been able to give him tickets but they were too busy wrestling lol . While they were doing that someone rode off with the bike .”

The injured officer bleeding from his head, was treated at a local hospital and released. Trenton Police has not responded to comment about the incident.

3 Day multi-agency operation leads to 20 arrests in Trenton. Drugs, guns, ammunition, and cash seized


TRENTON, NJ: The New Jersey State Police, Trenton Police Department, U.S. Marshals Service, and the New Jersey Department of Corrections conducted a 3-day mobile deployment initiative in the city of Trenton that resulted in the arrest of 20 fugitives and the seizure of drugs, guns, ammunition, and cash.

Detectives from the New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit, Crime Suppression Central Unit, K-9 Unit, and Electronic Surveillance Unit along with members of the United States Marshals Service NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force – Trenton Division, Trenton Police Department, and the New Jersey Department of Corrections targeted violent, recidivist criminals who had warrants for their arrest and were believed to be involved in recent criminal activity within the city. The targets for the operation were identified through various investigative means including street level-intelligence, patrol advisories, and information provided by the Crime Analysis Unit of the New Jersey Regional Operations Intelligence Center (ROIC).

From Wednesday, August 26 to Friday, August 28, a total of 20 fugitives wanted by state, county, and local law enforcement agencies were apprehended in Trenton. The accused were wanted for various crimes including unlawful possession of firearms, certain persons not to possess a firearm, parole violations, burglary, and various drug-related offenses. All suspects were lodged at the Mercer County Correction Center.

Evidence seized as a result of the operation:
• .40 caliber Hi-Point semi-auto handgun (defaced) with extended magazine
• .45 caliber Smith & Wesson semi-auto handgun
• .32 caliber RG revolver
• .357 caliber revolver
• 12-gauge Remington shotgun
• 10-gauge Browning shotgun
• Hollow point ammunition
• More than 21 bricks of heroin
• More than 10 grams of crack cocaine
• More than 3 pounds of marijuana
• 18 ecstasy pills
• More than $38,400 cash

“This fugitive operation reflects the commitment of our state, federal and local law enforcement agencies to work together to stem the tide of violence in Trenton,” said Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. “Through these warrant sweeps, we not only take dangerous criminals off the street, we also develop leads that can assist us in dismantling the drug networks that are driving gun violence in the city and fueling the epidemic of opiate addiction. I commend all of the law enforcement partners who collaborated in this proactive violence-suppression effort.”

“This multi-agency collaborative operation resulted in the apprehension of dangerous fugitives from justice, many of whom were armed at the time of their arrest, responsible for violent crimes within the city of Trenton,” said Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police. “Our commitment to protecting our Capital City does not end with these 20 arrests. We will continue to work cooperatively with our law enforcement partners in our relentless pursuit of violent crime offenders who attempt to hide from justice.”

“This initiative clearly demonstrates that there are significant legal consequences for those who willfully engage in corrupt, unlawful activity,” said New Jersey Department of Corrections Commissioner Marcus O. Hicks, Esq. “We are grateful to those members of the criminal justice system who collaborated on this operation.”

Charges are mere accusations, and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Police investigating early morning double homicide


TRENTON: Two people were shot in the 300 block of Centre Street around 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Both victims of the shooting did not survive, marking the capitals 23rd and 24th homicide this year.

This story is developing and more information is likely to come.

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