TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The Trenton Fire Department received a 9-1-1 call for a building about to collapse on Tyler Street by Hudson Street at 11:30 am.
Trenton firefighters arrived and noticed that the building had severe structural damage and was ready to collapse and the building was occupied at the time. Firefighters evacuated the building and placed put plenty of caution tape around the collapse zone. The building department was notified and was responding. There was no additional information available or how the situation was mitigated.
None of the Patrons Wore Protective Masks or Observed Social Distancing
November 13, 2020
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Police Director Sheilah A. Coley today announced the Nov. 6, 2020 arrest of six individuals who allegedly operated an illegal nightclub on 318 S. Broad Street.
The arrests were carried out following an investigation by the Violent Crimes Rapid Response Unit (VCRRU), which was responding to reports of an illegal night club operating every Saturday night past 3:00 a.m. At the time of the arrests, none of the patrons were wearing protective masks or observing social distancing.
Nyvonne Fahnbulleh, 38, of West Windsor, N.J.; Richardo Wedderburn, 46, of Levittown P.A.; Mechann Pennoh, 45, of Morrisville, P.A.; Lisha Phillips, 51, of Hamilton, N.J.; and Keyonna Chambliss, 37, of Trenton, were each charged with selling alcohol without a license. Steve Dasman Jr., 22, of Trenton, was charged with working security without a license.
“Illegal nightclubs like this one disadvantage our many legitimate businesses that are trying to make an honest living while keeping their patrons safe from COVID-19,” said Director Coley. “With Trenton cases spiking rapidly at this moment, the Trenton Police Department will not hesitate to break up any establishment that recklessly puts profit over safety.”
Prior to the arrests, detectives had conducted surveillance of a non-descript commercial building at 318 S. Broad Street. At approximately 11:00 p.m. on Nov. 6, 2020, members of the VCRRU and patrol officers entered the premises and found that the first floor was being used as a nightclub, which included a dance floor, bar area, and kitchen.
Six individuals, including the security guard working the front door, were arrested. Officers ejected 57 patrons and confiscated numerous bottles of alcohol and $3,276 in cash. Not only did officers find that none of the patrons were wearing masks or observing social distancing, the building is suspected of having numerous code violations, including electrical, sprinkler, and fire alarm issues.
Trenton COVID-19 infection rates currently exceed county and state levels and are doubling every week, showing a similiar rate of growth as the first wave of the virus earlier this year.
These charges and allegations are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. This is an ongoing investigation.
The lead investigator is Detective Christopher Franicevich, supervised by Lieutenant Darren Zappley.
Trenton Police Director Sheilah A. Coley today announced the Nov. 6, 2020 arrest of six individuals who allegedly operated an illegal nightclub on 318 S. Broad Street.
EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)—Sergeant Lawrence Peele from the New Jersey State Police Public Information Bureau told MidJersey.News —
That a crash occurred at 11:53 p.m. last evening on the New Jersey Turnpike, northbound inner roadway in East Windsor Township, Mercer County.
Preliminary information indicates that in the area of milepost 66.8, a Lincoln Town Car was involved in a crash and was disabled in the roadway.
A Jeep Cherokee traveling northbound then struck the disabled Lincoln. Two rear seat passengers of the Lincoln were pronounced dead at the scene, the driver and front passenger sustained serious injuries. The driver of the Jeep sustained minor injuries.
The inner roadway was closed for approximately 6 hours.
November 13, 2020 updated at 10:35 am with official statement from Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and cause changed to “stabbing” 3:50 pm update with victim’s name:
The victim of this morning’s homicide in Trenton has been identified as Sam Livingston III, age 41, of Trenton. There are no additional updates at this time.
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)—Early this morning in a live video shared on Facebook, Ed Forchion the NJ Weedman was going to a bank ATM a few blocks from NJ Weedman’s Joint in “Unit 420” in the area of W. State and S. Warren when he noticed a man at a bus stop not moving.
Once finished at the ATM on his way back Forchion stated that he noticed the man still had not moved and was in the exact same spot and Forchion called 9-1-1 to report the man down. He also stated he seen a whole bunch of people riding by and turned around because it was bothering him that that the man was just laying out there.
The police turned the man over in the video and Forchion noticed a lot of blood in the area of his stomach. A Trenton EMS ambulance arrived a short time later and started CPR. NJ Weedman before ending the video thought the man had been stabbed and that the wound was fatal.
In a statement received by the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office this morning they state that, early Friday morning, at approximately 1 a.m., Trenton patrol officers were alerted to an unresponsive male at a bus stop in the first block of West State Street. The victim, believed to be in his 30s, suffered multiple stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The stabbing in under investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force. Anyone with information is asked to call (609) 989-6406. Information can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The victim’s identity will be released after positive identification and family notification are made.
In the City of Trenton there have been 36 known murders so far in 2020 this eclipses the murder rate off all years except for 2013 when there was 37 murders that year. Of those 36 homicides there have been 34 shootings and 2 stabbings this year.
EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–A fiery crash left several with life threatening injuries tonight on the New Jersey Turnpike at Mile Marker 67 North Bound inner roadway (car lanes) prior to Exit 8. The crash was reported just before midnight at 11:56 pm., (November 12) reporting multiple vehicles involved and on fire with entrapment. Initially Robbinsville Township Fire Department and Hightstown Fire Company along with EMS from Robbinsville, Hightstown and Cranbury were sent to the scene. Upon arrival a MCI was called (Mass Casualty Incident) because of reports of how many injured additional paramedics from Capital Health and multiple ambulances were sent to the scene.
From radio reports there appeared to be at least 5 to 7 injures reported in the crash with 3 being life threating.
New Jersey State Police and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority have the inner roadway closed from the split in Florence to Exit 8 in the North Bound direction for the accident investigation and clean up. The New Jersey State Police Serious Accident Investigation Unit is investigating the crash.
This is a breaking news report and an email was sent to the NJ State Police Public Information Bureau for official details. Information contained in this preliminary breaking news report is unofficial and subject to change. Once official information is received the story will be updated with current information and any corrections made.