Day: May 23, 2020

Developing Story: Trenton Shooting Victim From This Afternoon Identified

Shooting victim’s name released more information to follow

Photos and video by: Brian McCarthy, OnScene News

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton police responded to a Shot Spotter activation in the 100 block of Brunswick Avenue this afternoon at about 1:40.  They located the victim, 58-year-old Watson Cogdell, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

See earlier story here: BREAKING: One Shot Dead; The Carnage Continues As Shootings Ravage City

State Police Arrest Duo for Using Fraudulent Documents to Purchase Luxury Vehicle

May 23, 2020

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The New Jersey State Police have arrested Osmar Terron, 37, of Trenton, N.J. and Marquis Dixon, 25, of Willingboro, N.J., for allegedly attempting to purchase a 2019 Mercedes GLS450 ,valued at $70,150, with fraudulent documents.

On Thursday, May 21, detectives from the New Jersey State Police Motor Vehicle Crimes North Unit were made aware of a suspicious transaction at a car dealership in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County.

State Police detectives, along with Woodbridge Township Police Department, responded to the dealership and discovered Terron and Dixon attempting to purchase the Mercedes with a fraudulent Pennsylvannia driver’s license.

During the investigation, detectives also discovered that Terron and Dixon were in possession of multiple fraudulent documents. They were arrested without incident.

Marquis Dixon and Osmar Terron were charged with conspiracy to commit theft by deception. Terron was also charged with theft by deception and possession of fraudulent documents. They were lodged in Middlesex County Jail pending a bail detention hearing.

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

BREAKING: One Shot Dead; The Carnage Continues As Shootings Ravage City

Shootings have reached epidemic proportions see links to MidJersey.News stories on recent Trenton gun violence below

May 23, 2020

Photos and video by: Brian McCarthy, OnScene News

Based on preliminary information from the scene:

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)—One person is dead this afternoon as the bullets fly, and carnage continues in Trenton this Memorial Day Weekend.

The victim reportedly had been shot multiple times in the chest. The shooting occurred near Brunswick Avenue and Sanford Street around 1:45 pm.  Police, Trenton Fire Department EMS First Responders, TEMS and Paramedics quickly responded and quickly assessed the patient then immediately transported the patient up the street to The Trauma Center at Capitol Health Regional Medical Center where the victim was pronounced dead.

This is a developing story once we receive further details it will be updated.

Gun violence and shootings reach epidemic proportions see recent stories here: (There has been a lot more gun violence and shootings but these are ones we have enough information to report on)

Hamilton Teen Killed By Gun Violence In Trenton

BREAKING: Bloodbath In Trenton Continues, 1 Dead 1 Critical In Another Shooting

Bullets Continue To Fly, Three Hours After Mayor Releases Statement About Violence In The City

Trenton Mayor Gusciora Condemns Weekend Violence In City

BREAKING: Multiple Deaths From Daily Gun Violence That Plagues City

One Dead, Two Additional Victims In Another Trenton Shooting Last Night

Another Day Another Trenton Shooting

Developing Story: Shooting On Calhoun Street, Victim Driven By Personal Vehicle To Trauma Center

Breaking: 2 Shot at Kingsbury Towers In Trenton

Trenton Man Arrested in Hoffman Avenue Homicide

Trenton Mayor Gusciora And City Officials Address April 5th Violence

BREAKING NEWS: 3rd Multi-Shooting Tonight In Trenton

BREAKING NEWS: Another Shooting In Trenton Tonight

BREAKING NEWS: Shooting In Trenton One Possible Fatal And One Serious

BREAKING: Police Investigate Shooting On Trenton/Hamilton Border

More Trenton Shootings at this link

Art All Night Switches To Online Format For 2020

May 23, 2020

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Artworks- Art All Night announced earlier today via Facebook that due to COVID-19 and health concerns in large groups Art All Night will be held online this year. Art All Night is a 24 hour event that has been held at an old historic Roebling Wire Works building near the Roebling Market between South Broad Street, Dey Street and South Clinton Avenue.

In 2018 there was a shooting at Art All Night. In 2019 the art festival was held under heavy police presence and visitors had to go though gates and be searched with metal detectors prior to entry and hours were adjusted.

We look forward to participating online for 2020 and hopefully back at the Wire Works for 2021.

Follow the Art All Night Facebook for the latest details, link is below:

Follow Art All Night’s Facebook page for the latest updates:

Good morning, friends! We hope everyone continues to be healthy and safe out there as we navigate our way through these strange days we find ourselves in!

We wanted to let you know that we’ve made the decision to move AAN 2020 to an online, virtual format for this year only! In an effort to maintain everyone’s health and safety, you can now check out (for 2020 only!) 24 HOURS of Art All Night from the comfort of your sofa with only an internet connection as we present 24 VIRTUAL HOURS of:

– MASTER CLASSES and much more!

Stay tuned to this page, invite your friends and prepare yourself to enjoy Art All Night like never before!

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Increasing Capacity Limit on Outdoor Gatherings

Order Also Allows Public and Private Recreational Campgrounds to Reopen

May 23, 2020

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 148, increasing the limit on outdoor gatherings from 10 to 25 people and allowing recreational campgrounds to reopen with social distancing measures in place. The limit on indoor gatherings remains at 10 people. The Order takes effect immediately.“Our steady progress on the road back has been made possible through the hard work and personal responsibility of New Jerseyans to safeguard public health,” said Governor Murphy. “I’m proud that we can confidently take this step today and provide further optimism for the unofficial start of summer.”

Outdoor GatheringsThe Governor’s Executive Order allows outdoor gatherings of up to 25 people so long as the following rules are complied with:

  • The gathering must take place entirely outdoors except for restroom use;
  • Limit capacity to no more than 25 people at all times;
  • Require attendees to be six feet apart at all times, excluding immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners;
  • Prohibit contact between attendees, and no organized or contact sports;
  • If the event is an organized gathering, the organizer should demarcate six feet of spacing in the area of the gathering to demonstrate appropriate spacing for social distancing;
  • Limit provided seating to single individuals, spaced six feet apart, and sanitized after each use;
  • Prohibit sharing of any physical items provided and require sanitization before and after each use; and
  • Require contactless pay options wherever feasible. 

Nothing in the Order shall prevent professional athletes from fulfilling their job duties, consistent with paragraph 10 of Executive Order No. 107 (2020).

Charter Boats and Recreational Businesses: The Order rescinds the 10-person capacity limit on charter boats and recreational businesses opened under Executive Order No. 147, including archery ranges, batting cages, golf driving ranges, horseback riding, tennis clubs, and shooting ranges, and imposes a new 25-person capacity limitation with a requirement that individuals can remain six feet apart at all times.

Parks, Beaches, Boardwalks, and Lakeshores: The Order allows gatherings of no more than 25 people at State Parks and Forests, county and municipal parks, public and private beaches, boardwalks, lakes, and lakeshores, but continues to prohibit special events such as festivals, concerts, fireworks, and movies.

Recreational Campgrounds: The Order permits private and public recreational campgrounds to reopen to the public. The following shall remain closed at recreational campgrounds: picnic areas; playgrounds; pavilions; and other buildings amenities, or facilities, except restrooms and showers. Recreational campgrounds that are open to the public must comply with the same restrictions required for recreational businesses.  The Department of Environmental Protection is required to prepare a phased-in reopening plan for all campgrounds located on State Parks and Forests within fifteen days.The Order also recommends, but does not order, that people wear a face covering while at outdoor gatherings and recreational campgrounds when social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

Two Accidents On Route 524 This Morning

Currently a second accident has Route 524 near East Branch Closed

May 23, 2020

UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–Around 6:50 am a car overturned on Route 524. Hope Fire Company closed the roadway and stood by until the vehicle could be removed. The roadway for the first accident was reopened at 7:50 am.

A second accident occurred about 7:40 a.m. at Route 524 and East Branch Road. The Hope Fire Company has just arrived and is extinguishing a car fire related to the accident. Allentown EMS is on scene treating one person. Car fire was extinguished at 7:55 a.m. and JCP&L was dispatched.