HIGHTSTOWN, NJ (MERCER)–At 5:45 pm tonight Santa arrived from the North Pole in preparation for Christmas. Santa’s sleigh and reindeer were parked behind the firehouse where the reindeer enjoyed treats and fresh water provided in preparation for their return trip back to their home at the North Pole tonight.
While the reindeer were on break, Santa climbed aboard Ladder 41 for a trip around town with the members of Hightstown Engine Company #1. Santa wanted to visit the town’s children to let them know he is watching and will be returning on Christmas Eve. Santa stated that he had to scale things down this year because of social distancing because of COVID-19 and promised things should return to normal for next Christmas.
After the ride around town on the fire department’s ladder Santa quickly returned to his sleigh and raced back to the North Pole to get toys together for Christmas. Prior to departing, he mentioned that this is his busy season and has a tight time schedule but will return to different places in NJ over the next month.
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–A taxi cab rear-ended a construction van on Liberty Street near Park Avenue tonight around 7:10 pm. When Trenton Police arrived they requested Trenton Fire Department for an extrication because the occupant of cab could not get out of their own. Trenton EMS responded and transported the injured. Trenton Police are investigating the crash. No other information is available about the incident.
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Around 5:30 there were reports of a double stabbing at 620 West State Street inside the Rowan Towers. Victims were located on two different floors. Trenton EMS, Trenton Fire Department and Trenton Police responded to the scene. At least one person was transported to the Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center with a “trauma alert” called. There was no word available on the condition of the others.
This is a breaking news report, we are just telling you what we know. As with much of the violent crime in the City of Trenton no media information will be available. There are very few news releases that come from TPD as compared to surrounding towns. If anything is released it usually comes from the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and only when it involves a homicide. If we receive information the story will be updated with current information and any corrections made if needed.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP (MERCER): A two vehicle collision occurred on Sloan Avenue near the I-295 off ramp around 5:50 pm. One vehicle involved, a truck with a trailer, fled the scene after unhooking the trailer from the truck. The extent of injuries sustained are unknown.