Day: October 11, 2022

West Windsor Music Instructor Busted Viewing And Sharing Child Pornography

Jose Sanchez, 58, of Monroe, NJ, is charged with third-degree possession of child pornography and second-degree file sharing of child pornography. 

October 11, 2022

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported today that an investigation into online child exploitation has resulted in the arrest of a Monroe Township man.

Jose Sanchez, 58, of Monroe, NJ, is charged with third-degree possession of child pornography and second-degree file sharing of child pornography.  The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain Sanchez pending trial.

In September 2022, detectives with the prosecutor’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit received information from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office that an individual in Mercer County was uploading child pornography.  An investigation was initiated and on October 7, 2022, detectives with ICAC executed a search warrant at a residence in West Windsor.  It was determined that Sanchez, a music instructor who provides lessons to children from a private studio in West Windsor, was viewing and sharing child pornography.  Sanchez was arrested without incident and his electronic devices were seized for forensic examination.

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.


Jose Sanchez, 58, of Monroe, NJ, is charged with third-degree possession of child pornography and second-degree file sharing of child pornography.  The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain Sanchez pending trial.


Trenton Police Special Operations Detectives Make Multiple Gun Arrests

October 11, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Police reported that Special Operations Detectives have been working diligently around the clock to get illegal guns off the street in the City. Detectives have made several arrests during several different incidents that occurred throughout the City of Trenton.


(Gun arrest) – Arrestee –Victor Bernard Lopez;

SCU Detectives conducted a motor vehicle stop for illegally tinted windows.  During the course of the stop, Det. Balestrieri ran his gun detection K-9 on the vehicle.  The K-9 sniff indicated the presence of a firearm.  A subsequent search revealed Lopez was in possession of a Smith and Wesson, .9mm semi-automatic handgun; high capacity magazine loaded with hollow point rounds.  Lopez was found to be a certain person not to possess a handgun.    

Charges:          

#1:  Unlawful Possession of a Handgun 

#2:  Unlawful Possession of a High Capacity Magazine 

#3:  Unlawful Possession of Hollow Point Rounds 

#4:  Certain Person not to Possess a Handgun 

#5:  Motor vehicle offense 

Property Confiscated: 

Item #1:  Smith and Wesson MP9, .9mm semi-automatic handgun [High capacity magazine loaded with hollow points] 

(Gun arrest) – Arrestee #1 –  Jaqwonn T. Darden;

VCU Detectives conducted surveillance in the area of N. Stockton Street and E. Hanover Street when they effected a motor vehicle stop. K9- Caesar conducted an exterior scent search of the vehicle and developed probable cause for a search. A systematic search of the motor vehicle was conducted, which revealed Darden was in possession of a Glock 26 .9mm semi-automatic handgun [high capacity magazine].     

Charges:          

#1:  Unlawful Possession of a Handgun 

#2:  Unlawful Possession of a High-Capacity Magazine 

#3-4:  MV Offenses 

Property Confiscated: 

Item #1:  Glock 26 .9mm semi-automatic handgun [high capacity magazine]. 

(Gun Arrest) – Arrestee – Zyjuan Z Johnson;

Street Crimes detectives effected a motor vehicle stop for a traffic offense. Upon the stop, Det. Balestrieri conducted a K-9 sniff of the exterior of the vehicle which indicated the presence of a firearm. A subsequent search revealed Zyjuan Johnson was in possession of a Glock .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun loaded with hollow point rounds.  He was subsequently arrested and charged accordingly. 

Charges:          

#1:  Unlawful Possession of a Handgun 

#2:  Prohibited Weapons and Devices – Hollow Point rounds 

#3:  MV Offense 

Property Confiscated: 

Item 1:  Glock .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun [loaded with hollow points]. 

(Multiple Gun Arrest)

VCU Detectives conducted a motor vehicle stop for fictitious tags.  Upon further investigation, Detectives observed a large silver handgun. 

Property Confiscated: 

Item #1:  Unknown Make/Model, .45 semi-automatic handgun [Defaced] 

All three occupants were arrested and charged accordingly.  

Arrestee #1:  Akeem O Palmer;

Charges:          

#1:  Unlawful Possession of a Handgun 

#2:  Defaced Firearm 

#3-6:  MV Offenses 

 Arrestee #2:  Albert Fagan;

 Charges:          

#1:  Unlawful Possession of a Handgun 

#2:  Defaced Firearm 

#1:  Unlawful Possession of a Handgun 

#2:  Defaced Firearm 

Arrestee #3: Amesa Alesha Fagan;

Charges:     

#1:  Unlawful Possession of a Handgun 

#2:  Defaced Firearm 

 (Gun Arrest) – Arrestee #1:  Michael J Williams Jr.;

VCU Detectives executed a Search Warrant due to numerous citizen complaints.  Williams was found in possession of a Taurus .9mm semi-automatic handgun, a distributable amount of Crack-Cocaine, and $1,269.00 [seized as proceeds from illegal narcotics distribution]. Williams was found to be a certain person prohibited from possessing a handgun and ammunition. These offenses occurred within 1000’ of a school and 500’ of a park.     

Charges:          

#1:  Unlawful Possession of a Handgun 

#2:  Certain Persons not to Possess a Weapons 

#3:  Certain Persons not to Possess Ammunition 

#4:  Possession of a Handgun during CDS Offense 

#5:  Fortified Dwelling 

#6:  Possession of CDS Crack-Cocaine 

#7:  Possession of CDS Crack-Cocaine w/Intent 

#8:  Possession of CDS Crack-Cocaine w/Intent w/in 1000’ of a school 

#9:  Possession of CDS Crack-Cocaine w/Intent w/in 500’ of a park 

#10:  Possession of CDS Paraphernalia 

Property Confiscated: 

Item #1:  Taurus .9mm semi-automatic handgun 

Item #2:  12 grams CDS Cocaine 

Item #3:  $1,269.00 U.S. Currency 

(Gun Arrest) – Arrestee #1: Richard Y Booker;

SCU and Task Force Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop for various offenses.  During the course of the stop the driver, Booker, ignored orders to comply with the investigation and attempted to flee the scene, on foot.  After a brief struggle, he was placed under arrest and was subsequently found to be in possession of a Raven Arms .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun, a distributable amount of CDS Cocaine [over ½ ounce] and CDS Heroin, and $794.00 U.S. currency [seized as proceeds from illegal narcotics sales].  This incident occurred within 1000’ of a school and 500’ of a park.    

Charges:       1. Unlawful Possession of a Handgun 

                                                2. Certain Persons not to Possess a Handgun 

                                                3. Possession of a Handgun during a CDS offense 

                                                4. Possession of CDS Cocaine  

                                                5. Possession of CDS Cocaine w/Intent over ½ ounce 

                                                6. Possession of CDS Heroin 

                                                7. Possession of CDS Heroin w/Intent 

                                                8. Possession of CDS w/Intent w/in 1000’ of a school 

                                                9. Possession of CDS w/Intent w/in 500’ of a park 

                                                10. Obstructing the Administration of Law 

                                                11. Resisting Arrest 

                                                12. Open alcoholic beverage in vehicle 

                                                13-16. MV Offenses 

Confiscated Property:  #1:  64 grams CDS Cocaine 

             #2:  100 grams CDS Marijuana 

                                     #3:  40 decks CDS Heroin 

                                     #4:  Raven Arms .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun #5:  $794.00     U.S. currency         


Charges are mere accusations, and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.


Ewing Man, Who Was High School And College Star Track Athlete, Identified As Victim Of Last Night’s Shooting In Trenton

October 11, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating a shooting homicide that occurred Monday evening in the city, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

At approximately 9:25 p.m. on October 10, 2022, Trenton police were dispatched to the rear of a residence in the 300 block of Ellis Avenue for a Shot Spotter activation for multiple rounds. Prior to Trenton patrol officers responding, Ewing police officers were in the area of Princeton and Olden avenues on a motor vehicle stop when they heard gunshots. Ewing police responded to the area of the gunshots and located a black Ford Fusion parked in the middle of Greeley Alley. As officers approached the vehicle, the observed an adult male in the driver’s seat shot multiple times. The victim, identified as Daveigh Brooks, 25, of Ewing, was pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406. Information can also be emailed to mchtftips@mercercounty.org.


Detectives at the scene today on Greeley Alley near Ellis Avenue. Photo by: Brian McCarthy


Family and friends are asking for prayers for the Brooks Family. Friends and family ask that if you have seen or know something about the incident please let the police know. mchtftips@mercercounty.org or (609) 989-6406


Daveigh Brooks, 25, of Ewing was a star athlete for Burlington City High School and ran track for Bloomfield College with a Major in Criminal Justice according to Bloomfield College profile and LinkedIn


Last night’s breaking news story here:



Names of the 2022 homicide victims in the City of Trenton:

  1. 2/15/2022 Antwone Barnes, 37, of Trenton, Stabbing
  2. 2/23/2022 Leonardo Fernandez, 32, of Trenton, Stabbing
  3. 3/01/2022 Shimon Nesmith Jr., 19, of Trenton, Shooting
  4. 3/03/2022 Helen Nelson, 73, of Trenton, Physical Assault
  5. 3/15/2022 Albert L. Barnes, 46, of Trenton, Shooting
  6. 3/25/2022 Sequoya Bacon-Jones, 9, of Trenton, Shooting
  7. 3/31/2022 Tahaad Goss, 16, of Trenton, Shooting
  8. 4/07/2022 Jaquir Queen, 26, of Willingboro, Shooting
  9. 4/09/2022 Leroy Davis, 31, of Trenton, Shooting
  10. 5/01/2022 Jamir McNeil, 25 of Trenton, Shooting
  11. 5/22/2022 Ali Abdullah, 25, of Trenton, Shooting
  12. 6/01/2022 Dreiby Osorio, 16, of Trenton, Stabbing
  13. 9/02/2022 Rasheed Barlow, 35, of Trenton, Shooting
  14. 9/11/2022 Chron Jenks, 34, of Ewing, Shooting
  15. 9/20/2022 Keenan Anthony Trower, 31, of Hamilton Shooting
  16. 10/09/2022 Daquan Brown, 33, of Trenton, Shooting
  17. 10/10/2022 Daveigh Brooks, 25, of Ewing

Pending determination:

18. ** Cause of “Suspicious death” for Corrine Daniels, 41, of Park Avenue in Trenton has not been released yet from MCPO ** Once official determination is made the list will be updated.