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  • Trenton, NJ Reported One of the Highest Murder Rates in the US

    Dec 14, 2021

    When people think about the most dangerous places in the U.S., the list is often made up of big cities like New York City or Chicago. You might be surprised to learn that Trenton, New Jersey, has been reported to have one of the highest Murder Rates in the U.S. Overall, murder rates have increased in the U.S. The United States has noticed an increase in murder rates by 30% over th...
  • NJ Crime Rates Spike Over the Holiday Season

    Nov 8, 2021

    The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning holiday meals, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. Another part of the holiday season that many don’t realize, is that it’s also a common time for crimes to occur. Crimes significantly increase during the holiday season. Let’s explore some of the statistics, reasons for this increase in crime, and what you can do if you’re arrested during the holida...
  • What to Expect if You’re Charged With a Crime on Thanksgiving in New Jersey

    Nov 8, 2021

    Being charged with a crime can be overwhelming, regardless of the time of year when you’re charged. But being charged with a crime on Thanksgiving can add even more stress to an already stressful situation. One minute, you’re preparing for a delicious meal surrounded by family and friends, and the next you’re considering your legal options. Common Criminal Charges Around Thanksgiving Some types of crimes tend to increase around the Thanksgiving holiday. A fe...
  • Prison “Hit Squad” Brutally Assaulted Other Inmates

    Oct 6, 2021

    Those serving time in prison don’t always have the safest experience, such as is the case in the local news involving the New Jersey state prison system. Local authorities have stated that a gang was formed with the goal and intent of creating a hit squad. The alleged gang included 11 gang members who were responsible for committing Details of the Alledged Crime Once the New Jersey Attorney General learned of the gang, the...
  • Shooting Homicide in Trenton, NJ Under Investigation

    Oct 4, 2021

    If you live in the Trenton, New Jersey, area, you may be familiar with the most recent shooting homicide that occurred on Race Street. The local police and Mercer County Homicide Task Force are working together to investigate and uncover further details of the case. On September 17, 2021, at approximately 12:50 am, Trenton police were called to a home on Race Street. When they arrived, a 37-year-old male was shot and unresponsive with wha...
  • 36 NJ Athletes and Coaches Have Been Banned From Their Sports

    Sep 30, 2021

    School sports in New Jersey are facing a unique challenge. A number of coaches and athletes have been recently banned from their sports for a variety of reasons, and more will continue with ongoing investigations. Why Are Coaches Being Banned? A collection of New Jersey coaches recently made the news when local officials found that they were running an illegal drug dealing operation. Another coach was banned and placed under investigation of sexual assault charges...
  • NJ Lawmakers Draft Proposal to Create a Searchable Database Online Registry of People Convicted of Hate Crime

    Sep 3, 2021

    New Jersey has noticed an increase in hate crimes over the last few years. New Jersey is taking action to reduce these by increasing the consequences if convicted. Those convicted of a hate crime in New Jersey may be subject to mandatory registration on a public database. What is a Hate Crime? A hate crime in New Jersey is any unlawful act done with the intention of victimizing another person based o...
  • Arrest Made in Murder of Transgender Woman in Trenton, Prosecutor Says

    Aug 31, 2021

    Hate crimes recently have made the news in Trenton, New Jersey. In the most recent news, a transgendered woman was shot and killed in Mercer County. The woman was the victim of a late-night offense in which no other motives have yet been determined. Local police identified the suspect through surveillance video. They identified the male during a motor vehicle stop in Ewing, New Jersey and he is currently detained while he awaits trial. I...
  • Arrest Made in Bomb Threat to Better Business Bureau in Hamilton

    Aug 18, 2021

    If you have been following the news, you may have read that the Mercer County Better Business Bureau was recently the victim of a bomb threat. A local business owner called the bureau, threatening to send a bomb to them if a certain customer’s complaint affected their rating. The bureau notified the local police department to which an investigation was opened. The business owner was arrested and charged with false public alarm and terroristic threats...
  • Man Arrested And Woman Rescued After Possible Hostage Situation in NJ

    Jul 26, 2021

    There was a hostage situation in Bayonne, New Jersey, on July 5, 2021. A woman was taken hostage and recovered at the intersection of Avenue E and 32nd Street. Police responded to the scene with firearms and body armor and were able to successfully retrieve the hostage. Initially, there were reports of a hostage in the Secaucus apartment building, which led to police escorting neighbors out for safety. However, upon further investigation, police do no...
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