Day: May 15, 2023

Firefighters Battle 5-Alarm Fire In Abandoned Trenton School

May 15, 2023

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Sometime around 2:00 p.m. Trenton Firefighters responded to the abandoned MLK School on Dr, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between Evans Avenue and Southard Street for a reported fire. Shortly after arrival an “all hands” was called sending additional firefighters and equipment to the scene and a short time later a 2nd Alarm was called. Additional firefighters were called to the scene from around the region and the fire escalated to five alarms before being brought under control. There were reports of exposure problems to homes on Evans Avenue that sustained damage.

There were reports of a firefighter that was transported to the hospital with a BLS type injury.

Fire investigators were called to the scene from the Trenton Fire Department, NJ Division of Fire Safety, Trenton Police and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.

Fire under control at 5:24 p.m.

Further details to follow when available.

Photos and video by: Brian McCarthy OnScene News

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Photos by: Jared Robinson

Photos by Anthony Greco

27-Year-Old Trenton Man Killed In Stabbing

May 15, 2023

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

At approximately 10:46 p.m. on Sunday, May 14, 2023, Trenton police responded to the 500 block of Second Street on a stabbing in progress.  Upon arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from a stab wound to the torso.  The victim, identified as Roger Martinez-Rodriguez, 27, of Trenton, was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a few hours later.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information is asked to contact MCHTF Detective Jennifer Eyster at (609) 989-6406 or Sgt. Roberto Reyes at (609) 256-0997.  Information can also be emailed to

Names of the 2023 Trenton Homicide Victims

  1. 1/16/2023 Donnell Williams, 29, Trenton, Shooting.
  2. 2/12/2023 Stephanie Vil, 34, of Burlington, Shooting.
  3. 2/16/2023 Khalil Glanton, 23, Trenton, Stabbing.
  4. 3/24/2023 Harold Rosario, 19, Trenton, Shooting.
  5. 3/26/2023 Nyeisha Saunders, 41, Trenton, Shooting.
  6. 3/09/2023 Jhosse Tolentino, 23, Trenton, Shooting
  7. 4/14/2023 Daniel Garvin, 46, Trenton
  8. 4/20/2023 Ralph Conquest, 43, of Lawrence
  9. 5/14/2023 Roger Martinez-Rodriguez, 27, Trenton, Stabbing