Day: March 3, 2022

Intersection of Horror: Study Says Most Dangerous Intersection in America is State Route 129 and Lalor Street in Trenton, NJ

March 3, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The Fang Law Firm of Colorado and 1Point21 Interactive. conducted a study of the most dangerous intersections in the United States and found that State Route 129 and Lalor Street is the most dangerous intersection in America. The full study can be found at this link. knows all too well how bad that intersection is and has covered many crashes over the years. The intersection even made the editorial page this past year when Mercer County is spending close to $2 Million Dollars for a replacement railroad bridge that goes nowhere but ignores the most dangerous intersection in the USA. Lalor Street is Mercer County Road 650 that intersects with State Road 129. You can read that editorial below:

The 40 Deadliest Intersections in the U.S.

The table below ranks the 40 deadliest intersections in the United States during the study period. If two intersections had the same number of fatal crashes, we broke the tie by the intersection that saw the most recent crash.

RankIntersectionStateCountyNumber of Fatal Crashes
1Lalor Street and SR-129New JerseyMercer9
2East Jersey Street and US-1&9New JerseyUnion9
3Massachusetts Ave and SR-70New JerseyOcean8
4SR-70 and US-41 SR-45 14th St WFloridaManatee7
5SR-19 and SR-40FloridaMarion7
6SR-360 and US-287TexasEllis7
7Grand Blvd and Montgomery StMissouriSt. Louis7
8SR-132 Street Rd and SR-2019 Knights RdPennsylvaniaBucks7
9East Grand St and US-1&9New JerseyUnion7
10SR-46 and SR-83MichiganSaginaw7
11Dug Hill Rd and US-Sr2AlabamaMadison7
12Pierce Ferry Rd and US-93ArizonaMohave7
13CR-74 and SR-31FloridaCharlotte7
14Fm866 and SR-32TexasEctor7
15Deen Still Rd E and SR-33 Commonwealth Ave NFloridaPolk7
16SR-9 and Sw 7th StFloridaMiami-Dade6
17NW 54th St and SR-944FloridaMiami-Dade6
18SR-704 Okeechobee Blvd and SR-809FloridaPalm Beach6
19Broadway Rd and SR-85ArizonaMaricopa6
2059th Ave and Indian School RdArizonaMaricopa6
2160th Street West and SR-138 Avenue DCaliforniaLos Angeles6
22SR-183 and US-25South CarolinaGreenville6
23S El Capitan Way and SR-160 Blue Diamond RdNevadaClark6
24Firth Sterling Se and Suitland Pkwy SeWashington D.C.District of Columbia6
25North Oaks Blvd and US-1New JerseyMiddlesex6
26North Avenue and US-1 & 9New JerseyUnion6
27SR-25 and US-95IdahoJerome6
28CR-Kropf Rd and SR-211 Odot 161OregonClackamas6
29FM1776 and US-285TexasPecos6
30SR-29 and UWisconsinShawano6
3127th Ave and Mcdowell RdArizonaMaricopa6
32SR-35 and US-65-278ArkansasChicot6
3351St Ave and Thomas RdArizonaMaricopa6
34FM2311 and SR-31TexasMcLennan6
35Fruitridge Rd and Power Inn RdCaliforniaSacramento6
36CR-218 and US-301FloridaClay6
37SR-63 and US-98MississippiGeorge6
38Major Blvd and SR-435FloridaOrange6
39NW 116th Way and US-27FloridaMiami-Dade6
Full study can be found here

Restorative Justice Initiative in Mercer County

March 3, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Join the Mercer County Prosecutors Office for a community conversation about Restorative Justice; implementing community-based public safety systems that support all young people as they return home, to Trenton, from juvenile facilities and divert young people away from the youth justice system.  The facilitators will provide information on the Restorative Justice HUB for youth and families and potential service needs.  All Trenton residents are welcome to attend.

March 7-Sam Naples Center-611 Chestnut Avenue, Trenton

March 14-MCCC (Kearney Campus)-102 North Broad Street, Trenton

March 21-Donnelly Homes Community Center-875 New Willow Street, Trenton

March 28-Trenton Tabernacle Church-503 West State Street, Trenton

Sessions begin at 6:30 p.m.

Seating is limited and COVID protocols will be followed.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Trenton Man Who is Hamilton Walmart Employee Arrested for Aggravated Sexual Assaults and Child Pornography Charges Involving a 5-Year-Old Child

“Evidence was obtained that Pearsall actively promoted and directed the sexual assault and abuse of a five-year-old child”

March 3, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported today that an investigation into online child exploitation has resulted in the arrest and detention of a Trenton man.

Detectives with the prosecutor’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit recently received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that an individual in Mercer County was distributing child pornography.  An investigation was initiated and Kevin Pearsall, 30, of Trenton, was identified as a subject.  On February 11, 2022, detectives with the prosecutor’s office detained Pearsall without incident at the Hamilton Walmart where he is employed.  Pearsall’s cell phone was seized pursuant to a search warrant and approximately 30 videos depicting child pornography were located, including one that Pearsall shared with another person.  Pearsall was charged with second-degree distribution of child pornography, second-degree possession with the intent to distribute child pornography and third-degree possession of child pornography.   

Detectives continued their investigation and discovered that Pearsall and the other individual engaged in the exchange of child pornography as well as sexually explicit conversation regarding sexual abuse and the sexual exploitation of children.  Additionally, evidence was obtained that Pearsall actively promoted and directed the sexual assault and abuse of a five-year-old child during the conversation with this other individual.  The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office filed additional charges against Pearsall, including two counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault as an accomplice, second-degree conspiracy to commit aggravated sexual assault and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child as an accomplice.  The investigation of the individual Pearsall conversed with is active and ongoing.

Last week, a hearing was held in Mercer County Superior Court and Judge Robert W. Bingham II granted the prosecutor’s office motion to detain Pearsall pending trial.  Assistant Prosecutor Allie Beyrouty, ICAC unit chief, represented the state.

The first-degree offense of aggravated sexual assault carries a potential sentence of 25 years to life in state prison, along with the requirement to register pursuant to Megan’s Law.  Second-degree crimes carry a sentence of five to 10 years in state prison and a fine of up to $150,000.  Third-degree crimes carry a sentence of three to five years in state prison and a fine of up to $15,000.

Prosecutor Onofri urged anyone with information about suspected improper contact by unknown persons communicating with children via the internet or possible exploitation or sexual abuse of children to please contact his Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit at 609-989-6568 or the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force tip line at 888-648-6007.

Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.