Day: March 29, 2021

BREAKING: Stabbing On Old Rose Street Person Rushed To The Trauma Center

March 29, 2021 — Updated to include information from TPD

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Police Department, Trenton Fire Department, Trenton EMS and Capital Health Paramedics responded to a person stabbed in the 100 Block of Old Rose Street around 6:45 pm. Trenton Police, Fire and EMS could be seen working on the victim as they were moved to the ambulance and quickly transported to the Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center. No further information is available at this time.


Trenton Police Department Detective Captain Peter Weremijenko told that around 6:45 pm Trenton Police Officers responded to 199 Old Rose St.  They met a women who said she was “grabbed” by a male she didn’t know.  She pulled away from him and returned to her apartment.  Once in her apartment she realized she was stabbed.  The suspect was described as a black male wearing a knit hat and a mask.  The victim is being treated at Capital Health Regional Medical Center for a non-life-threatening injury. 

The crime is being investigated by Detective Crystal Everett.  Any one with information is asked to contact out anonymous tip line at 609-989-Drug (3784)  

Photos by: Brian McCarthy, OnScene News

Swatting incident prompts massive police response in Hamilton

March 29, 2021

By: Tyler Eckel

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP (MERCER)– A swatting call prompted a massive police response to a residence on Julia Avenue, Monday afternoon.

The incident occurred around 4:20 pm. Hamilton Police received a 911 call from a male stating he came home to his residence in the 100 block of Julia Avenue, where he discovered his wife was cheating on him. The male told 911 that he grabbed his gun and shot her in the head, killing her, and was holding the other male hostage. He also stated he will fire at officers upon their arrival.

While officers were responding to the scene, another 911 call came in from a neighboring residence, stating that they heard several gunshots coming from the suspected home.

During their investigation, police discovered that the call was a possible swatting call, which is the action of making a prank call to emergency services in an attempt to bring about the dispatch of a large number of armed police officers to a particular address. The calls are typically made from a spoofed number, and often come from people that are out of state or even overseas.

It was determined that nobody was shot and no hostages were being held. Police walked through the home, and found no active emergency.

It is believed that the 911 calls did not originate from the reported residence.

This incident prompted a massive emergency response. Multiple Hamilton Police units responded, and immediately began to assess the situation and establish a plan. SWAT Team, along with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Bearcat was requested to the scene, and EMS and Paramedics were dispatched to stage in the area. They were all cleared once police discovered the nature of the incident was unfounded.

A similar incident occurred last night in Trenton around 11:20 pm. Police received information via a text message to 911 that someone was shot in the 500 block of North Clinton Avenue. The message also stated that the gunshot victim was on their way to the Trauma Center. This incident also turned out to be unfounded.

This remains under investigation.

If we receive any updates, we will update the post. Please check back for any updates.

UPDATE: Pedestrian critically injured in East Windsor crash

March 29, 2021

See related story here: Serious accident involving pedestrian on Route 33 in East Windsor

By: Tyler Eckel

EAST WINDSOR (MERCER)– On Saturday, March 27, around 8:33 pm, the East Windsor Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash located on Route 33 West, between Twin Rivers Drive North and Probasco Road, involving one motor vehicle and a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, identified as Paul A. Truncellito Jr, 37, of East Windsor, was struck by a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, operated by David J. Brophy, 22, of Hainesport.

Preliminary investigation reveals that while traveling on foot, Southbound, across Route 33, Truncellito was struck by the Silverado, which was traveling West on Route 33. Truncellito sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.

The matter remains under investigation by the East Windsor Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Serious Collision Response Team. No charges have been filed at this time.

UPDATE: Arrest made in Wert Ave stabbing that sent two to the hospital

March 29, 2021

See related article here: Hamilton Police respond to two separate stabbing incidents in less than 12 hours.

By: Tyler Eckel

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP (MERCER)– An arrest has been made in the stabbing that occurred early Sunday morning, sending two victims to the hospital.

The stabbing occurred around 5:30 am at the Wingate Apartments in the 200 block of Wert Avenue. Hamilton Police were dispatched to an active disturbance investigation. On arrival, units located one man bleeding heavily from the neck, and another man, both suffering stab wounds, sustained during an argument.

Officers on scene determined that 30-year-old Hamilton resident, George Kinczel, was the alleged suspect in the incident. Kinczel was arrested and transported to Hamilton Police Division for processing.

Both stabbing victims of this assault were transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center for their injuries, where they are expected to survive.

George Kinczel was charged with criminal attempted homicide, aggravated assault, and various weapons offenses. He is currently being lodged at the Mercer County Correctional Facility.

Hamilton Police ask anyone with additional information regarding this incident to contact Detective Nicholas Schulte of the Hamilton Police Criminal Investigations Section at 609-689-5825, or via email at Anonymous tips are also accepted through the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at 609-581-4008.

Every defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Vehicle Struck By Gunfire In Trenton

March 29, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Early yesterday morning Trenton Police Responded to Route 29 and Parkside for shots fired. Police found a vehicle struck by gunfire but no victims were located.

Trenton Police Department, Detective Captain Peter Weremijenko said, “Officers were sent to the area of Rt 29 and Parkside Ave after receiving a “shots fired” call.  They found an unoccupied car that was struck by gunfire.  Officers were unable to locate a victim.”