Trenton NJ Man Allegedly Hit Ex-Girlfriend, Charged with Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault

Police recently arrested a Trenton NJ man accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and causing significant physical injuries.

The domestic violence incident occurred at the victim’s residence in Trenton, New Jersey. The suspect allegedly forced his way inside the home and began to argue with the victim. At some point, the verbal altercation became physical, with the suspect allegedly using a closed fist to strike the female victim across the side of her head.

Someone else as the residence subsequently dialed 911 and alerted the Trenton Police Department. Police officers and emergency medical crews were then dispatched to the scene. Emergency medical responders briefly treated the victim at the residence before transporting her to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton NJ, where she received additional medical treatment for a ruptured eardrum. Her condition was later said to be stable.

Meanwhile, detectives with the Trenton Police Department and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office investigated the alleged domestic violence incident and obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect. The next morning, Trenton NJ cops located the suspect walking near the intersection of North Broad Street and East State Street and placed him under arrest.

The suspect, a 22-year-old resident of Trenton, has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with the alleged attack against his ex-girlfriend.

The suspect already faced simple assault charges for an incident occurring in Trenton NJ on April 20, 2016. According to law enforcement, the suspect attacked the same female victim during an altercation at their residence. The victim reportedly sustained injuries to her arm and hand after the suspect punched her in the face and knocked her to the ground.

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Trenton NJ Man Charged with Robbery of Unconscious Woman

Police recently arrested a Trenton New Jersey man who has been accused of committing a violent assault during a robbery at a city residence.

The attack and theft occurred around 11:00 p.m. According to law enforcement, the suspect and the victim were both among a group of people hanging out during the late-night hours at a house located on Butler Avenue in Trenton, NJ. The victim was reportedly surrounded by her friends when suddenly she felt a sharp pain in the back of her head and collapsed to the ground. As the victim hit the floor, she became unconscious.

The victim was subsequently tended to by her friends and eventually regained consciousness. When the victim woke up, she realized that $4,000 in cash had gone missing from her purse. Additionally, her cell phone had been stolen.

Someone at the gathering dialed 911 and alerted the Trenton Police Department, which dispatched cops to the residence. When Trenton police officers arrived at the scene, they spoke with the victim and gathered information from witnesses. The victim, a 23-year-old Trenton woman, was treated at the scene for her head injury. Thankfully, she did not require hospitalization.

Investigators eventually determined that the suspect was the likely culprit in the robbery. Members of the Trenton Police Department Violent Crimes Unit and Warrant Unit later located the suspect and placed him under arrest.

The suspect is a 30-year-old male who resides in Trenton, New Jersey. He has been formally charged with robbery in connection with the theft crime. However, the suspect has not yet been charged with assault because Trenton investigators have not found probable cause to connect the suspect to the violent attack on the victim.

If police can eventually determine that the suspect hit the victim in the back of her head prior to the robbery, he would likely face criminal charges for aggravated assault. Since the assault occurred during the commission of a felony (robbery), the suspect would probably be subject to aggravated assault charges, not simple assault charges. This makes a huge difference because aggravated assault is classified as a felony-level offense and can result in prison time, while simple assault is merely a disorderly persons offense and often results in no jail time.

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Trenton NJ Man Charged with Aggravated Assault, Allegedly Struck Victim with Hammer

Police in Trenton NJ recently arrested a local man who has been accused of using a hammer to violently assault someone.

The scary incident went down around 12:00 p.m. at a residence on the 300 block of Chestnut Avenue in Trenton, New Jersey. According to law enforcement, the 61-year-old suspect and the 28-year-old victim live together at the house, which has been described as a rooming house.

The victim told authorities that he was perched on the steps of the residence when the suspect tried to move past him. Without saying a word, the suspect allegedly removed a large hammer from his shirt pocket and struck the victim in the head with the dangerous weapon.

The victim reportedly defended himself against his attacker, with the two of them getting into a physical struggle. The fight ended when the suspect reportedly ran toward his car and drove off, headed in an unknown direction.

The victim then dialed 911 and alerted the Trenton Police Department to the situation. Trenton NJ cops and emergency medical responders rushed to the scene, where they found the victim suffered from a wound to his head. According to officials, the victim was bleeding from his head when emergency medical personnel found him at the Trenton house. The victim was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton, where doctors treated him for his injuries.

Meanwhile, the suspect returned to the house while law enforcement was still investigating. Trenton police quickly took the suspect into custody, but not before allegedly seeing him attempt to hide the hammer in the backseat of his vehicle.

The suspect, who has lived in Trenton NJ for some time, was placed under arrest by police and charged with multiple crimes, including aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

The Trenton Police Department is still actively investigating the alleged assault. At this time, it is not known what might have prompted the attack. Moreover, investigators have not determined whether the suspect and the victim may have gotten into an argument in the moments preceding the violent altercation.

It is believed that the suspect and the victim have gotten into verbal altercations in the past, with the victim telling law enforcement that the pair has a history of disputes. It remains to be seen whether this history will have any effect on the way the suspect’s case is handled by Mercer County prosecutors.

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Trenton Man Reportedly Shot at by Teenage Drug Dealer

Police in Trenton New Jersey are investigating a recent shooting. What makes this shooting incident particularly interesting is that the victim later told law enforcement that he was shot by his teenage drug dealer.

The strange happenings began around 11:00 a.m. in Trenton, NJ. The victim, a 46-year-old resident of Trenton, reportedly drove to the 200 block of East Hanover Street so that he could find the suspect. The victim claimed that he needed to see the suspect, a 16-year-old teenager who also resides in Trenton NJ, in order to get $80 in cash. It is unclear why the victim would have expected to receive cash from the person he alleged is his local drug dealer.

Immediately after the victim pulled up next to the teenage suspect and asked for his money, the teen walked away for a brief period of time. The suspect waited for the victim to return with his money. A few moments later, the suspect reportedly returned to the area and was allegedly carrying a handgun. The suspect then reportedly used the firearm to fire at least four gunshots at the victim, who was seated behind the wheel of his motor vehicle.

The victim managed to drive away without being struck by a bullet. He went directly to Trenton police headquarters and filed a criminal complaint against the teen suspect.

Trenton NJ police took the complaint very seriously and assigned detectives to investigate the alleged shooting incident. The next day, Trenton police officers located the suspect and placed him under arrest.

The suspect has been charged with attempted homicide. It is very likely that the juvenile suspect may also be charged with crimes like aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. It’s also possible that the teenage suspect could face drug crimes charges.

Thankfully, no one was injured as a result of the shooting. However, the suspect could still be subject to significant criminal penalties, depending on the circumstances of the violent incident and whether he is ultimately charged as a juvenile or as an adult.

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Trenton NJ Police Department Looks to Cut Down on Crime, Seeks Local Residents for Next Recruiting Class

The Trenton Police Department is making a major push for new recruits by emphasizing a different kind of police work, one that encourages interaction between Trenton police officers and city residents. The reason for this philosophical change is that recent recruiting classes have been limited in recent years.

Ernest Parrey Jr., the Trenton police director since 2014, is utilizing a new strategy as he recruits his third class of potential police officers. The reason, said Parrey, is that he hopes to find “a deeper pool of candidates” with the desire to help fight against crime and protect residents of Trenton, New Jersey. One approach that Parrey and the Trenton Police Department are utilizing is to convince local residents who may be unsure about what exactly it is that the police force does on a daily basis. As the Trenton NJ police director puts it: a lot of folks “just don’t know anything about it.”

The Trenton police force is also focusing on city residents, people who grew up in Trenton and who will have a better understanding of their local community. Parrey observed that individuals “born and raised here” will likely make the best candidates for patrol officers because “they know the people, the area.” One of the keys to fighting crime going forward will be ensuring good community relations. Trenton residents are going to need to trust their police officers, just as Trenton police will need to trust the local residents.

In the past week, the Trenton Police Department has spread the word that city residents are wanted for the next recruiting class. A number of billboards have gone up in recent days to publicize the department’s recruiting efforts. Additionally, Trenton police will be hosting an open house for recruits at the Pentecostal Church Assembly of God, which is located on North Clinton Avenue. Current members of the Trenton police force will be in attendance at the open house so that they can answer any questions the prospective police officers might have about serving their community and protecting city residents against violent crimes, drug crimes, theft offenses, and other potentially dangerous criminal activity.

Encouraging a “Dallas Police Effect” in Trenton, New Jersey

For quite some time now, there has been a noticeable “anti-police current” running throughout New Jersey and other parts of the United States. For instance, anti-police protesters have staged demonstrations that shut down large areas in New York and Texas. This makes it even harder for police forces like the one in Trenton NJ to recruit new officers.

However, there is still hope that Trenton police may be able to welcome a large recruiting class in the coming months. Stephen Varn, a Trenton police lieutenant, pointed to the example of the Dallas Police Department. After the tragic mass shooting of police officers at a Black Lives Matter protect in Dallas, Texas, the Dallas police chief issued a call to action for local residents to join the police force. Applications to become a member of the Dallas Police Department tripled immediately after that statement was issued. Trenton NJ police officials hope that city residents will feel similarly about becoming “part of the difference.”

The need for a strong police presence in Trenton has been highlighted in the past few days as law enforcement has responded to multiple shootings in the city. Last Saturday, a Trenton SWAT team arrested a man who allegedly brandished a firearm as he threatened a local woman. The suspect was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a handgun, among other criminal offenses.

The next day, Trenton NJ police investigated two more violent incidents that involved a gunman firing shots at two men on city streets. At this time, the suspect in both shootings remains at large.

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