EWING (Mercer) – A vehicle fire disrupted traffic along North Olden Avenue, near the intersection with Pennington Road, this evening (Thursday, Feb. 9). The blaze was reported about 6:00 p.m. by a Ewing Township ambulance crew that was enroute to a medical emergency at the nearby ShopRite supermarket. The ambulance crew reported heavy smoke issuing from the vehicle. Volunteers from Prospect Heights Fire Co. responded with Engine 31 and Squirt 31 and quickly extinguished the blaze.
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Police Department reports:
Weapons investigation – Trenton Central High School
Offender: Breion Crayton; B/M, 10-29-2003 .
On Wednesday, February 8, 2023 approximately 1:00 pm, the Trenton Police Department was advised of an adult student who was in possession of a firearm, while attending school at 400 Chambers Street, Trenton Central High School. Upon further investigation, the male was identified as Breion Crayton. School Officials immediately instituted a shelter in place to isolate and locate Crayton. School Resource Officer, Detective Munn located Crayton and a struggle ensued. Crayton was able to break free during a struggle for his book bag, which contained a handgun and escaped custody. Trenton Police Officers searched the immediate area and a possible address for Crayton and were not able to locate him at this time.
Arrest warrants for weapon offenses were issued for Crayton and the Trenton Police Department is actively attempting to locate and arrest him at this time.
If anyone has any further information on Crayton’s whereabouts contact myself [Det. Lt. Nathan B. Bolognini] or SRT Detective Sergeant David Ordille @ 609-433-7450.
Crayton should be considered armed and dangerous. If you observe him do not approach or attempt to detain him, please instead contact the Trenton Police Department at 609-989-4000 and/or 911.
EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–The East Windsor Township Police Department initiated the following police reports through Wednesday, February 8, 2023.
DUI/Motor Vehicle Accident
Location: Old York Road Time/Date: 3:34 AM, 02/04/2023
The officer responded to the area of Old York Road for a motor vehicle accident. The driver of the vehicle struck a utility pole and was uninjured. The driver exhibited signs of impairment and was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests. The driver was later released pending court action. The damage to the utility pole resulted in the roadway being closed for several hours and repairs were completed.
Defendant: Vito Tinari Staten Island, NY 23 Years of Age
The officer responded to ShopRite for a reported shoplifting. Investigation revealed that the individual left the store without paying for $19.93 worth of merchandise. The individual was arrested and later released pending court action.
The officer responded to ShopRite-for a reported shoplifting. Investigation revealed that the individual left the store without paying for $413.33 worth of merchandise. While exiting the parking lot, the individual struck a parked vehicle and left the scene of the accident. The individual was located at his residence and attempted to evade officers by fleeing on foot. The individual was placed under arrest and transported to the Mercer County Correctional Center as a result of the incident.
Joshua Welch East Windsor, NJ 30 Years of Age
Hindering Apprehension Resisting Arrest
Leaving the Scene of an Accident Failure to Report an Accident Careless Driving
Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License Unregistered Vehicle
Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Andrew Smith
Time/Date: 10:00 AM, 02/08/2023
In August of 2022, a local resident was defrauded of $14,500.00 following a Facebook Marketplace scam where the resident purchased a vehicle that had been stolen and assigned a fraudulent title. The detective identified the suspect through his investigation and the individual was charged on a complaint summons pending court action.