TRENTON (MERCER)– Two Trenton residents are facing charges after Trenton officers witnessed them assaulting a man during a robbery.
It happened around 4:20 pm on Friday, March 12.Trenton Police Officers Pedro Perez and Albert DiNatale III were on patrol in the area of New York Avenue and North Olden Avenue when they observed two men assaulting another male. Once officers intervened, they learned the male being assaulted was robbed by the two men.
The officers arrested Malik Bond, 24-year-old resident of Laurel Place in Trenton, and Semaj Logan, 23-year-old resident of Frazier Street in Trenton. Both are charged with robbery and simple assault. The victim’s cell phone was recovered during the arrest.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP (MERCER)– Hamilton Police and Hamilton Fire Companies were dispatched to the 100 block of Grand Avenue around 6:20 this morning on a reported house fire.
Responding police officers arrived and were able to assist the fire department in evacuate several people from 109 Grand Avenue, along with the occupants of the attached dwelling at 111 Grand Avenue.
Fire Companies quickly arrived on the scene with heavy smoke from the second floor and called the “all hands.” Upon arrival, firefighters quickly rescued a man who was stuck on the roof of the structure.
Fire rapidly spread throughout the duplex, eventually making its way up to a 3-alarm blaze. Around 6:40 am, firefighters evacuated the structure due to unsafe fire conditions. There was heavy fire on two floors and fire shooting through the roof. Around 7:00 am, companies were still defensively fighting fire through the roof with eight hose lines and an elevated master stream.
“No injuries were reported, and both dwellings were listed as uninhabitable due to fire damage,” Hamilton Police told MidJersey.news.
This incident remains under investigation by the Hamilton Fire Marshall and Hamilton Police Detective Joseph Lalacci. Detective Lalacci can be reached at 609-689-5822 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anonymous tips can also be left at 609-581-4008.