Day: May 29, 2021

UPDATE: Fatal Hit And Run In Trenton, Suspect Detained In Hamilton

UPDATE: Princeton Junction Man Charged In Fatal Hit And Run

May 29, 2021–Updated at 7:45 a.m.

By: Tyler Eckel

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)– One person was killed in a hit and run pedestrian accident late Saturday night, according to police.

The accident occurred just after 11:00 pm. Trenton Police, Trenton Fire & TEMS, and Capital Health Paramedics responded to the intersection of South Clinton Avenue and Roebling Avenue on a reported person shot, or struck by a vehicle.

According to Acting Lieutenant Cynthia Hargis, “An alert was broadcast for the suspects vehicle, which was stopped and detained in Hamilton Township. The suspect is being questioned by the Homicide Task Force investigators.”

Capital Health Paramedics pronounced the victim deceased on the scene.

Acting Lieutenant Hargis said, “The victim is not identified at this time and the investigation is ongoing.”

Trenton Police and the Mercer County Homicide Task Force are investigating.

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Morris Plains woman arrested after stealing Trenton police cruiser, leading officers on car chase

May 29, 2021

By: Tyler Eckel

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)– Trenton Police Director Sheilah A. Coley today announced that a woman who allegedly stole a police vehicle in downtown Trenton and led law enforcement on a chase through Hopewell Township has been taken into custody.

At approximately 5:41 p.m. on May 29, 2021, Cherrelle Cooper, 30, of Morris Plains, New Jersey, allegedly stole an idle police cruiser that was parked on E. State Street in Trenton. Cooper then led law enforcement on a pursuit down Route 29 northbound into Hopewell Township.

The pursuit ended at Washington Crossing Road and Bear Tavern Road when the suspect crashed into a utility pole. Cooper was taken into custody and is being treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Afterwards, she will be transported to Trenton Police Headquarters and processed on several charges.

While the police vehicle was totaled, no one else was seriously hurt. The investigation is ongoing. The incident is also being examined by the Internal Affairs Unit.

These allegations are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Memorial Day Flag Placement Ceremony Held At Locust Hill Cemetery

May 29, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–A Memorial Day Flag Placement Ceremony was held this morning at the Locust Hill Cemetery at 73 Hart Avenue, Trenton. The event was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Trenton and The 6th Regiment U.S. Colored Troops Reenactors. The ceremony honored The Civil War Veterans of Locust Hill Cemetery that are buried there.

Photos by Brian McCarthy, OnScene News