Day: July 31, 2020

BREAKING: Shooting On East State Street In Trenton, Man Shot Multiple Times Transported To Trauma Center

July 31, 2020

BREAKING NEWS REPORT: Information from what was obtained on scene and radio reports. If and when official information becomes available the story will be updated and corrected.

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Around 8:30 pm Trenton Police, Paramedics and TEMS were detailed to the 900 Block of East State Street for a shooting. Reports of one man shot multiple times and that police applied a tourniquet prior to EMS arrival. The male was transported to the Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center. Trenton Police is investigating the shooting.

MidJersey.News has reached out for official information and if it becomes available the story will be updated.

Photos by: Brian McCarthy OnScene News


And the list grows: Other Recent Trenton Shooting and Homicide Stories: (There has been a lot more gun violence, stabbings and shootings but these are ones we have enough information to report on)

BREAKING: Shooting On East State Street In Trenton, Man Shot Multiple Times Transported To Trauma Center

Mercer County Homicide Task Force Investigation Leads to Charges in July Homicide in Trenton

UPDATE: Three Trenton Teens Facing Criminal Charges, Including Attempted Murder And Other Charges, After Shooting At Police During Chase In stolen Vehicle And Crash, 1 Officer Critical Condition Others Also Injured

UPDATE: The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Serious Collision Response Team are investigating an incident that occurred in Trenton early this morning

BREAKING: Police Involved Accident In Trenton

Continuing Coverage: City Of Trenton’s 21st Homicide Of 2020

BREAKING: Shooting On Broad Street Is Fatal, Becomes City’s 21st Homicide of 2020

Trenton Murder Body Count = 20 As Mercer County Homicide Task Force Investigating Another 2020 Trenton Shooting

BREAKING: Reports Of Fatal Shooting In Trenton As Shootings And Stabbings Plague City

2020 Trenton Death Toll Rises to 19 As Detectives Investigating Double Homicide in Trenton

When Will “Enough Be Enough”? – Mercer County Homicide Task Force Investigating Wednesday Night Murder In Trenton, Ewing Man Is 17th Person Dead In 2020

Arrest Made In Trenton Stabbing Homicide

Trenton Stabbing Victim Identified, 16 Dead In 2020 So Far In The City

BREAKING: Multiple Stabbings In Trenton This Evening

16 Members & Associates of Violent Trenton-Based “Get Money Boys” Gang Linked to Four Shootings in Last 10 Months

BREAKING: A City Of Shootings, 24 Hours After City Officials And Leaders Exclaimed “Enough Is Enough!” Another Shooting

“Enough Is Enough!” Trenton Council President Kathy McBride, After 2 Children And 1 Man Shot, One Other Child Injured By Running Away From Gunfire

UPDATE: Blood Continues To Spill In City Gun Violence As Another Man Killed By Multiple Gunshot Wounds

BREAKING: Trenton Shootings Continue, Early Morning Shooting In Trenton

Trenton Shooting Victim Identified From Yesterday’s Shooting

Trenton Body Count Increases To 15 As Carnage Continues In The City

BREAKING: Trenton Shootings Continue, Early Morning Shooting In Trenton

BREAKING: Reported Another Shooting In Trenton As Gun Violence Plagues City

Reports Of A Shooting Last Night In Trenton at Rowan Towers

Trenton Man Dead From April 14th Shooting At Kingsbury Towers

Update: 25 Year Old Trenton Man Dead In PA Shooting At Holiday Inn Express

Large Crowd From Trenton, NJ Involved in PA Shooting At Holiday Inn Express

Trenton Shooting Suspect Charged With Murder

Developing Story: Trenton Shooting Victim From This Afternoon Identified

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

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: Shooting Blood Bath Continues, In Trenton This Morning

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

Puerto Rican Flag Raised Over City Hall In Unity After 2020 Parade Canceled Due To Pandemic

July 31, 2020

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Since the Trenton Puerto Rican Parade and its associated events have been canceled for 2020 the Parade’s Executive Board held a flag raising ceremony today at City Hall.

The Puerto Rican flag was raised over city hall to show that the community is united to support those in the city who are struggling during the pandemic.

The Trenton Puerto Rican Parade will return next year, bigger, stronger and better than ever.


4 Subjects Busted For Stealing Cars In Point Pleasant, 3 Stolen Vehicles Recovered

Always lock your vehicles, even when driving
• Never leave your keys or key fob in the car
• Close all the windows and the sunroof when parked
• Do not leave items of value in plain view in the vehicle
• Never leave your car running and unattended
• Park your car in well-lit areas, use motion lights whenever possible

July 31, 2020

POINT PLEASANT, NJ (OCEAN)–On Thursday, July 30th, 2020 at approximately 03:00am Point Pleasant Beach Patrol Officers Bryan Benites and David Marchetti were patrolling an area of town that has experienced a series of motor vehicle thefts recently. Officer Benites approached two (2) suspicious vehicles on Woodland Ave driving at a slow rate of speed. Officer David Marchetti pointed a spot light on one of the vehicles, and at that point both vehicles accelerated quickly out of the area. Officer Benites initiated a pursuit of both vehicles, and was quickly joined by Officer Tyler Zukowitz. Officers pursued the vehicles through Bay Head and into Mantoloking. During this pursuit one vehicle struck a Mantoloking Police cruiser before becoming disabled. The officer was not injured, but the police vehicle sustained heavy front end damage from the collision. The second suspect vehicle crashed into parked cars on Lagoon Lane in Mantoloking. After the vehicles became disabled all suspects fled on foot.

A perimeter was quickly established, and with the assistance of Mantoloking, Bay Head, Brick Township, Point Pleasant Borough, OC K9 Unit and the OC Sheriff’s Department Officers the four (4) subjects were taken into custody.

The four suspects were identified as:

1. Isaiah Seabrooks; age 20; from East Orange, NJ, charged with three (3) counts of Theft, three (3) counts of Burglary, Conspiracy to commit theft, Aggravated Assault, and Eluding.
2. Quadir Brown; age 20; from Newark, NJ, charged with three (3) counts of Theft, three (3) counts of Burglary, and Conspiracy to commit theft.
3. Jamal Walker, age 22; from Newark, NJ, charged with three (3) counts of Theft, three counts of Burglary, and Conspiracy to commit theft.
4. Joseph Amos Jr.; age 23, from Newark NJ, charged with three (3) counts of Theft, three (3) counts of Burglary, Conspiracy to commit theft, and Providing False Information to Law Enforcement.

All four suspects were processed at headquarters and transported to Ocean County Jail pending future court proceedings. All four suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

During the course of this investigation, led by Detective Andrew Meany, officers determined that the four subjects traveled from Newark, NJ with the intent to commit motor vehicle thefts. A total of three stolen vehicles have been recovered by this Department in the area that officers initially encountered the subjects. This remains to be an active investigation, and if anyone has further information they are encouraged to contact Point Pleasant Beach Police Detective Andrew Meany or Detective Derek O’Neill @ 732-892-0500.

Over the last several months, Ocean and Monmouth Counties have seen an increase in stolen vehicles, especially those that are unsecured with their key fobs left inside the vehicle. During the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 28th, 2020, two separate vehicles were stolen in Point Pleasant Beach. Both vehicles have been recovered in Newark, NJ.

At this time, it appears that the keys or key fobs were left in these vehicles. During this time that we all have our minds on COVID-19, criminals are using this opportunity to engage in scams or other criminal conduct. The Police Department is reminding residents and visitors to:

• Always lock your vehicles, even when driving
• Never leave your keys or key fob in the car
• Close all the windows and the sunroof when parked
• Do not leave items of value in plain view in the vehicle
• Never leave your car running and unattended
• Park your car in well-lit areas, use motion lights whenever possible

Do not be part of this statistic. Over 770,000 drivers fall victim to vehicle theft each year. In fact, a vehicle is stolen about every 41 seconds in America. If you follow these simple guidelines, you can avoid being victimized by this senseless criminal activity.

Chief Joseph Michigan stated, “I am very proud of the hard work, dedication, and professionalism exhibited by all officers involved in this incident. Four subjects with extensive criminal histories were apprehended quickly by our officers. Let this message serve as a reminder to anyone who decides to come to this area to commit a crime.”

As always, we ask the public to assist us in helping resolve these issues by immediately calling the police department (732) 892-0500 if you see anything suspicious. The timely flow of information is vital to help officers address an incident as it unfolds.

Driver Knowledge Testing Restarts August 3

MVC Licensing Centers to Offer Testing by Appointment Only

July 31, 2020

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission announced today that driver knowledge exams, also known as “written” driver tests, will be available to all drivers, including commercial drivers, by appointment starting August 3. All Licensing Centers except Oakland and Flemington will offer the tests.Appointments can be made up to thirty days in advance, at

Customers are cautioned that demand will be high, so it may take time to secure an appointment.Road tests, which re-started June 29, continue on a by-appointment basis. More information about road tests is available at the MVC website.  

For more MVC news and updates, customers should visit

Former Jackson Township Youth Football President Charged With Theft

July 31, 2020

JACKSON, NJ (0CEAN)–Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that James Hirsch, 49, of Jackson Township, was charged with Theft in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3a.

Hirsch served as President of the Jackson Youth Football and Cheerleading Organization from December 2016 through March 2018. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crime Unit and Jackson Township Police Department Detective Bureau conducted an investigation after they received information regarding Hirsch’s mishandling of the league’s finances. Further investigation revealed that Hirsch was utilizing funds from the league account, including the misuse of a league-owned ATM card for personal expenses, and that he misappropriated funds exceeding $8000. Hirsch was taken into custody and processed without incident, and released on a summons pending a future court date.

Prosecutor Billhimer would like to acknowledge the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crime Squad, Jackson Township Police Department Detective Bureau, and Jackson Township Police Department for their diligent efforts investigating this matter. “This individual violated the trust of the many families and children who comprise the Jackson Youth Football and Cheerleading Organization,” Prosecutor Billhimer stated. “Rather than leading the organization with honesty and integrity, he betrayed the faith and confidence that was placed in him by using the league as his own personal piggy bank. This type of exploitation – stealing from kids and their families – will not be tolerated,” Prosecutor Billhimer concluded.

The press and the public are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

State Police Arrest Man for DWI, Recover Gun and Seize More than $11,600 Worth of Drugs

July 31, 2020

WESTAMPTON, NJ (BURLINGTON)–The New Jersey State Police have arrested Kevin Stover, 27, of Philadephia, PA and seized a handgun and various drugs and cash during a traffic stop.

On Tuesday, July 28, at 7:28 p.m., Trooper Daniel Deverin stopped Stover for a traffic violation on Interstate 295 southbound at milepost 45.4 in Westampton Township, Burlington County. During the stop, Tpr. Deverin determined that Stover was under the influence and arrested him for DWI. While conducting a search of the vehicle, troopers discovered a 9mm handgun, a high capacity magazine, $6,000 worth of marijuana, $2,400 worth of promethazine codeine, $2,000 worth of ecstacy, $825 worth of precription legend drugs, $350 worth of hashish, $60 worth of heroin, and $963 cash.

Kevin Stover was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, certain persons not to have weapons, possession of prohibited weapons and devices, unlawful possesion of a weapon, possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense, possession of heroin, possession of hashish, possession of ecstacy, possession of marijuana, three counts of possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of hypodermic needles, criminal under the influence, and DWI.

Stover was lodged at the Burlington County Jail pending a detention hearing.

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