UPDATE: Woman Killed In Hit-And-Run In Trenton


Trenton, N.J. (PBN) September 21, 2023, at Approximately 8:11 P.m., the Trenton police unit located a female down at W State St/Calhoun St that was struck by a vehicle. The victim is a black female who appears 70 years of age. The victim was transported to Capital Health Regional, where she succumbed to her injuries late Thursday night.

The suspect vehicle is described as a black SUV last seen traveling north on Calhoun St. and out of sight. The investigation is ongoing.

Trenton Police Looking For Missing 70-Year-Old Woman


Trenton, N.J. (PBN): The Trenton Police Department is asking for community assistance locating Missing Person Mary Herrera. Mary Herrera, a 70-year-old woman was last seen on the 1100 block of Franklin Street September 20, 2023. Herrera is approximately 5’8 tall, 200 lbs., with graying dark brown hair. She was not wearing her dentures and was last seen dressed in a brown t-shirt, white legging-style pants with black markings, and flat pink and black shoes.

Please contact the Trenton Police Department at 609-989-4000 if you have any information on Mary Herrera’s whereabouts.

Trenton Man, 36 Killed Over weekend Shooting


Trenton, N.J. (PBN): The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred this weekend in the city, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced Thursday.

Just before midnight on Saturday, September 16, 2023, Trenton police responded to the area of Brunswick Avenue and Middle Rose Street for multiple ShotSpotter activations. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim in a sidewalk area in the center of Middle Rose Street suffering from numerous gunshot wounds. The victim, identified as Balil Lewis, 37, of Trenton, was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a few hours later.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing Onofri stated. Anyone with information is asked to contact MCHTF Detective Jacob Schor at (609) 414-1179 or OIC William Jett Jr. at (609) 331-5010.

Gov Phil Murphy Announced New LT gov Tahesha L. Way


Trenton, N.J. (PBN): Governor Phil Murphy has announced Secretary of State Tahesha L. Way as the next Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey. In a ceremony on September 8th in the New Jersey State House, Lieutenant Governor Way was sworn into her new role, which she assumed after the passing of Lieutenant Governor Sheila Y. Oliver on August 1st, 2023. Lieutenant Governor Way comes to the position with over two decades in public service. In addition to fulfilling her duties as Lieutenant Governor, she will also continue to serve as Secretary of State.

Trenton Bell Boy Dry Cleaners Demolished


Trenton, N.J. (PBN):  Trenton Mayor Reed wrote in a Facebook post, “As Trentonians may have noticed, the demolition of the former dry-cleaning business at 310 Prospect Street began yesterday. As part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda, Trenton received a nearly $2 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency for pollution cleanup at the site. Thank you to the EPA, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, and President Biden’s administration for their assistance in making the Capital City a safer place.”

FBI Investigating School Threat that left All Schools lockdown In Trenton


Trenton, N.J. (PBN): At Noon Monday September 11th , the Trenton Police Department was notified that the Trenton School board received an Untraceable email threat, which caused all Trenton schools to shelter in place/lockdown. The police department took all necessary precautions. FBI was notified to track down where the threat originated. The particular email threat was received by school boards/officials throughout the state and was believed to be a nationwide swatting event. Police stated 

The district released students on schedule in a modified way. Bus-riding students were held in the building until their bus arrived.

Car riders were asked to remain in the building until their ride has arrived at the front of the school or designated pick-up location.

Trenton Police , school security, and administrators were present at dismissal for those walking home.

Trenton Fire houses 9.11 Promise Runners eighth Year

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Trenton, N.J. (PBN)  The runners for the 9.11 Promise run entered Trenton Sunday evening with at least 50 runners and support staff. They made it to Trenton Fire headquarters with welcoming arms. Battalion Chief Dave Smolka said the Trenton Fire Department has housed the runners for the past eight years with permission from the city and Fire director. Trenton Fire Department local FMBA 6 & 206 provides the runners with food, and Signal 22 provides the runners with drinks each year. 

The 9.11 Promise is a journey of remembrance and honor while also providing an opportunity to help the children of those who have sacrificed for our communities and country. The journey begins at the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, and individuals will have a choice to run to Ground Zero or to bike to Shanksville, PA.

Police Investigating Two Shot Multiple Times in Frazier St Shooting


Trenton, N.J. (PBN)  Police are investigating after they were alerted to a shot spotter activation.

ShotSpotter was activated at 11:59:38 for 500 Prospect St., and 11 rounds were fired. Trenton Police Officers arrived and located two male gunshot victims inside the 1st and 2nd floor hallway of 9 Frazier St. Both were shot multiple times. They were taken to Capital Health Regional and listed as “alert.”   The shooting response team is investigating at this time. Police have not released any suspect information.

Head-on collision sends child, four others to Hospital

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Trenton, N.J. (PBN) Trenton Police are investigating a head-on crash that injured five people, including a young child. Police responded to Calhoun Street and Kirkbride Ave just before 4 p.m. Sunday. Trenton Emergency Medical Services and Capital Health paramedics transported the victims to Capital Health Regional Medical Center with two trauma alerts. The young child suffered minor injuries, and the crash’s cause is under investigation.

3 Stabbed Each Other outside Of City Hospital

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Trenton, N.J. (PBN) Trenton Police reported that officers responded to the 600 Block of Chambers Street near Hamilton Ave. (across from St. Francis Medical Center) for a multiple stabbing around 1:30 a.m. Trenton Police found parties intoxicated and fighting on the porch. A total of three victims were found with non-life-threatening lacerations. Trenton Emergency Medical also observed the fight occurring. Trenton Emergency Medical Services and Lawrence Township Emergency Medical Services transported the victims to Capital Health Tarma center.