Category Archives: TRENTON ,NJ

Crash cause delays Rt 129 Southbound

HAMILTON: Two cars crash on the ramp of Route 129 Southbound going towards Hamilton Township from the city of Trenton, RobertWood Ems transported one person to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police investigating shooting in west ward

TRENTON NJ: Gunshots rang out on West state street and Sanhican Dr that left multiple shell casings on the ground Friday night one resident came out of his residence shouting that his home had a bullet hole in it. Police located a gunshot victim on the unit block of Laclede Ave, Police reported a second victim that sustained a gunshot wound it is unknown if that individual was taken by car. Trenton Ems transported the first victim to Capital health trauma center in unknown condition.

This story is developing.

Trenton mandatory curfew to remain in place

Reed Gusciora announced Thursday that the Trenton Police Department (TPD) has released crime statistics for the Capital City during the hours of the current curfew.

Director Sheilah Coley gave an overview of the data kept by Trenton Police, stating that, “compared to April 2019, there was a ~60% drop in crime from April 2020 (See Part I).  However, when we look at data for the hours of the 8 pm curfew, we see a greater decrease. Here we have a ~144% decrease in crime during those curfew hours.” 

“This is progress, but not perfect,” added Director Coley. “We do need to thank the residents for being so cooperative with TPD. Trenton is a safer, and healthier city because of it.”

“While we would like to lift the curfew as soon as we can, we’re simply not where we need to be in addressing spikes in violence. We’re seeing proven efficacy of our emergency policies,” asserted Trenton’s Mayor. “There is less crime, and Trentonians are safer with the measures that we have in place. But all things considered, the best thing for our community is to keep the curfew in place.  We will review lifting the curfew every two weeks.” 

Reported assaults are down the most for the month of April when compared to last year; noting a 184% decrease overall, and a 450% decrease during curfew hours.  

“There’s no doubt in my mind that enacting the curfew has helped to keep families safe.,” said Gusciora.  “Nobody should be out and about late at night during our current situation, especially when most businesses are closed in the area.” 

Mayor Gusciora has, however, begun to look towards re-opening the Capital City when the appropriate time presents itself.  

“We are taking the State’s lead. But we understand that Trenton still has many challenges, especially controlling the spread of violence,” concluded Gusciora. “We are working on a comprehensive plan to gradually open our city and are optimistic that our community will return to a semblance of normalcy.”

Trenton EMS bids farewell to Chief Supervisor

TRENTON: Keith Elmer has been employed with the Trenton Emergency Medical Services since June of 2001 after being a Part timer. Elmer then rose throughout the ranks of full time EMT and riding all the Ambulances, North-South- City, then becoming a captain. He eventually became a chief of 11 years. Elmer was also in charge of the EMS education department for Trenton EMS. Elmer says, “It’s been quite a wild ride over the years working in Trenton seeing different people, different faces, and different stations.” Elmer also quotes that, “being featured on A&E’s Live Rescue was a highlight of his career.”

Elmer will continue to serve the residents of Mercer County as a paramedic for Capital Health systems, as he’s been doing since 2008 after getting certified. We also talked to Elmer on how his employees were holding up during this pandemic and he states, “it’s honestly changed the way of life. It’s definitely changed the way they do their jobs, constantly wearing more personal protection equipment then they are normally used to wearing, as well as the constant sanitizing and cleaning of the ambulances.” Elmer praised his team for being out there on the front lines answering the call and taking people to the hospital. Chief Elmer’s last day at Trenton EMS was Friday, April 24 2020 where he served a total of 19 years.

House Fire guts south Trenton Home Wednesday night

Trenton: A House fire in the 100 block of Turpin street broke out Wednesday night just after 10:30 Pm, The Fire call came out as victims trapped inside the home however the residents were able to free themselves from the fire. The fire department did rescue a animal from the fire that was turned over to the residents. The Trenton Fire chief placed the fire under control just after 11:35 Pm with no Injuries. The fire remains under investigation.

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