February 20, 2020
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)—On February 19, 2020 at approximately 7:51 pm, Hamilton Police were in the area of South Olden Avenue and Cedar Lane when they observed a male wearing a dark hoody pulled over his head with gloves exit a vehicle parked behind Old Cedar Liquor Store (1056 South Olden Avenue). The male walked to the front of the store and entered while pulling out what appeared to be a long gun. Officers responded to the store and as they approached the male was seen exiting the store. A brief foot chase ensued. The male dropped the long gun and was apprehended a short distance away with a cell phone and $573.00 in US currency that was taken from the store. Officers located a female waiting in the vehicle the male had previously exited parked behind the store and placed her under arrest. Thelong gun was recovered and was found to be a pellet gun. The male was identified as Jenell Carson of Hamilton and the female was identified as Eiana Harris-Harvey of Trenton. Jenell was charged with Robbery, Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of Weapon, Resisting Arrest by Flight and Possession of Marijuana. Harris=Harvey was charged with Robbery, Possession of Weapon for Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of Weapon and Possession of Marijuana. The Hamilton Police would also like to thank the Trenton Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations for their assistance in the investigation.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Robert Whartenby of the Hamilton Police Division’s Criminal Investigations Section at 609-581-4032 or the Hamilton Police Crime tip Hotline at 609-581-4008.
Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.