Trenton man pleads guilty in firebombing of police cars that followed peaceful protests in capital city more than a year ago

A Trenton man pleaded guilty on Friday to attempting to interfere with law enforcement officers when he set fire to a police vehicle during a riot in Trenton that followed a day of peaceful protests against police brutality. Earlja Dudley, 28, of Trenton, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti to a charge…

Mercer County Sheriff: Officer Who Pepper Sprayed Woman at Arena Was Forced to Resign in October

Sean Lavin resigned from his position with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office in order to avoid jail time for a 2013 incident in which he allegedly used excessive force, using pepper spray on a woman who was arrested at the Sun National Bank Arena and was handcuffed. But the Mercer County Police and Sheriff’s Association…

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Body of Former TCNJ Assistant Provost Found Near George Washington Bridge Saturday Night

The body of former College of New Jersey Assistant Provost Pat Donohue was found Saturday night north of the George Washington Bridge and was positively identified by family members at the office of the Medical examiner in New York yesterday, law enforcement representatives said.

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Mill Hill Resident, Former TCNJ Associate Provost Missing Since Tuesday

A Mill Hill resident who has devoted his career to community service has been missing since Tuesday night and is presumed dead. Patrick Donahue, known for his passion for Trenton and his ability to engage young people in community service projects, was last seen Tuesday. When family members came home Tuesday night, they found a…

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Mercer County Sheriff’s Officer K-9 Tracks Missing Trenton Man to Delaware River

The Mercer County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit located an 82-year-old Trenton resident who was missing from his residence since early Wednesday morning. At 1 a.m. today, the Trenton Police Department requested the assistance of the Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit to help locate the man, who has dementia. He ran away from his home on the first…

Trenton Police Department to Host Community Engagement Seminar on June 3

The Trenton Police Department will host a public meeting on June 3 to discuss policing in city neighborhoods.The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:3o p.m. at the Trenton Masonic Temple, which is located at 100 Barrack Street. Representatives from units within the police department will explain their roles at the event, which…

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Mercer County Honors Sheriff’s Officer of the Year, Presents Several Other Awards

Michael Orlando, an officer in the court division of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, has been named officer of the year. A 16-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, he oversees the processing, movement, and securing of inmates and those awaiting trial. He previously served in the patrol unit and as a bike patrol officer. A…

Trenton Police Department Kicks Off Walk and Ride Program

The Trenton Police Department kicked off its new walk and ride program yesterday, April 19. The main goal of the program is to strengthen the relationship between residents and police officers, Police Director Ernest Parrey, Jr. said.  The program was created as a result of the community and police dialogue in February, after several months…

Police Searching for Missing Trenton Woman

Police are searching for Trenton resident Tiajah Leak, who was last seen on Sunday night in the city. Leak, who turned 18 on April 5, is African American and has black hair, brown eyes, and a piercing in the center of one ear. She is 5’4″ and weighs 121 pounds. She was last seen leaving…

Trenton Police to Receive 11.75 Percent Raise if New Contract Is Approved

Trenton Police to Receive 11.75 Percent Raise if New Contract Is Approved

A tentative contract agreement has been reached between the City of Trenton and the Trenton Policemen’s Benevolent Association that would give officers an 11.75 percent raise in their base salaries beginning July 1. The new contract would require officers to work 12-hour shifts. Mayor Eric Jackson claims the move would increase the number of officers…