City of Trenton Public Safety Department

City of Trenton Public Safety Department The Trenton Department of Public Safety is the agency that provides Law Enforcement and Fire Rescue services to the citizen of the City of Trenton.
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This is the official page of the City of Trenton Department of Public Safety. The Department of Public Safety provides Police, Fire, and Code Enforcement for the City of Trenton. This page will be used to disseminate information to the public about upcoming or ongoing events in the City.

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**Violent Offender Arrested**On 3/31/21 at approximately 1120 AM a black male suspect forced his way into an apartment i...
04/20/2021

**Violent Offender Arrested**

On 3/31/21 at approximately 1120 AM a black male suspect forced his way into an apartment in the City of Trenton. While in the apartment it was seen that he was armed with a handgun and then the suspect struck a resident inside the apartment with his fist. Chief Rexroat from TDPS, along with the assistance of Lt. Gaston of GCSO was able to identify the suspect as Jamarcus Jaheim Harris of Chiefland. The suspect left prior to units arriving on scene. A warrant was granted by County Judge Sheree Lancaster. Harris was charged with the following:

Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling with Battery BOND= $750,000

Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling while armed. BOND= $750,000

Simple Battery BOND= $25,000

Simple Assault. BOND= $20,000

TOTAL BOND = $1,545,000.00

Once the warrant was issued, due to the nature of the offenses and the suspect being armed, it was turned over the the US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force.

Today at approximately 130 PM with the assistance of the Chiefland Police Department, the USMS Fugitive Taskforce took Jamarcus Harris into custody without incident.

The Trenton Dept. of Public Safety would like to thank GCSO, USMS, and CPD for their assistance in bringing this dangerous criminal to justice.

**Violent Offender Arrested**

On 3/31/21 at approximately 1120 AM a black male suspect forced his way into an apartment in the City of Trenton. While in the apartment it was seen that he was armed with a handgun and then the suspect struck a resident inside the apartment with his fist. Chief Rexroat from TDPS, along with the assistance of Lt. Gaston of GCSO was able to identify the suspect as Jamarcus Jaheim Harris of Chiefland. The suspect left prior to units arriving on scene. A warrant was granted by County Judge Sheree Lancaster. Harris was charged with the following:

Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling with Battery BOND= $750,000

Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling while armed. BOND= $750,000

Simple Battery BOND= $25,000

Simple Assault. BOND= $20,000

TOTAL BOND = $1,545,000.00

Once the warrant was issued, due to the nature of the offenses and the suspect being armed, it was turned over the the US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force.

Today at approximately 130 PM with the assistance of the Chiefland Police Department, the USMS Fugitive Taskforce took Jamarcus Harris into custody without incident.

The Trenton Dept. of Public Safety would like to thank GCSO, USMS, and CPD for their assistance in bringing this dangerous criminal to justice.

On 3/26/2021 GCSO dispatch received a 911 call of a traffic crash in the area of PawPaw's on SR 26. The caller reported ...
04/07/2021

On 3/26/2021 GCSO dispatch received a 911 call of a traffic crash in the area of PawPaw's on SR 26. The caller reported that the second vehicle left the scene of the crash and headed toward Trenton. Ofc. Peterpaul heard this and responded to the area of E Wade St. at the City Limits. As Ofc. Peterpaul was traveling East on E Wade St. he observed a white SUV traveling at a high rate of speed (approx. 80 mph) with sparks flying from the vehicles passenger front side from the vehicle traveling on its rim due to damage from the hit and run. Ofc. Peterpaul turned around and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle failed to stop and fled from Ofc. Peterpaul, during the pursuit the suspect vehicle turned into the front of Ofc. Peterpaul's patrol vehicle causing damage to the patrol vehicle. The pursuit came to an end in the yard of the suspect and the suspect was taken into custody without further incident. The suspect was was identified as Aubry Aguilar of Trenton. Aguilar was arrested on the following charges:

Flee Elude LEO with disregard to public safety Bond= $25,000

Flee Elude LEO with lights and sirens Bond =$15,000

Operating Motor Vehicle w/o valid DL Bond= $2,000

Aguilar was also charged with the Hit and Run by FHP which received a bond of $2,000.

TOTAL BOND= $44,000

NOTE: All persons picture and/or listed are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

On 3/26/2021 GCSO dispatch received a 911 call of a traffic crash in the area of PawPaw's on SR 26. The caller reported that the second vehicle left the scene of the crash and headed toward Trenton. Ofc. Peterpaul heard this and responded to the area of E Wade St. at the City Limits. As Ofc. Peterpaul was traveling East on E Wade St. he observed a white SUV traveling at a high rate of speed (approx. 80 mph) with sparks flying from the vehicles passenger front side from the vehicle traveling on its rim due to damage from the hit and run. Ofc. Peterpaul turned around and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle failed to stop and fled from Ofc. Peterpaul, during the pursuit the suspect vehicle turned into the front of Ofc. Peterpaul's patrol vehicle causing damage to the patrol vehicle. The pursuit came to an end in the yard of the suspect and the suspect was taken into custody without further incident. The suspect was was identified as Aubry Aguilar of Trenton. Aguilar was arrested on the following charges:

Flee Elude LEO with disregard to public safety Bond= $25,000

Flee Elude LEO with lights and sirens Bond =$15,000

Operating Motor Vehicle w/o valid DL Bond= $2,000

Aguilar was also charged with the Hit and Run by FHP which received a bond of $2,000.

TOTAL BOND= $44,000

NOTE: All persons picture and/or listed are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Please join us in welcoming the newest member of the Trenton Department of Public Safety family, Samuel Meyer. Officer M...
04/06/2021

Please join us in welcoming the newest member of the Trenton Department of Public Safety family, Samuel Meyer. Officer Meyer is a member of the Florida National Guard and will begin his first shift with us this Friday!

Please join us in welcoming the newest member of the Trenton Department of Public Safety family, Samuel Meyer. Officer Meyer is a member of the Florida National Guard and will begin his first shift with us this Friday!

SIGNIFICANT DRUG ARRESTOn March 13, 2021 at approximately 1700 hours while on routine patrol, Officer V. Peterpaul condu...
03/16/2021

SIGNIFICANT DRUG ARREST

On March 13, 2021 at approximately 1700 hours while on routine patrol, Officer V. Peterpaul conducted a traffic stop on NE 2nd Avenue resulting in two arrests. Charges include 5 counts of possession of a controlled substance, 2 counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and 1 count of trafficking of m**h over 14 grams.

The traffic stop was conducted on a white in color Jeep SUV bearing an expired Florida temporary tag. Upon making contact with the driver identified as David Ray Queen and passenger Meagan Wright Jones, Officer Peterpaul noticed that both subjects were arguing and displaying erratic behavior. Which prompted the Officer to remove both parties from the vehicle for officer safety reasons. At this time, Chief M. Rexroat and GCSO K-9 Deputy D. Reeves arrived as backup.

While Officer Peterpaul addressed the expired tag issue, Deputy Reeves conducted a free air sniff of the vehicle resulting in multiple alerts from K-9 Ace.

At this time, a systematic search of the vehicle was conducted. Inside, a black bag that Queen claimed as his was found and later determined to have 19.5 grams of crystal m**h, 1.6 grams of a white powder and liquid mixture, an eye dropper that was later determined to be 14 grams of liquid m**h and a pill container filled with liquid m**h/pill wash as well as a green and silver in color m**h pipe.

On the passenger side of the vehicle, in close proximity to Jones, a small zip up case was found containing 1.6 grams of crystal m**h, as well as a small mirror with white residue and a syringe with a rubber band consistent with drug paraphernalia.

Both passengers were arrested and transported to Gilchrist County Jail with a total bond set for $66,000(Bond set by an out of county judge).

We here at TDPS thank GCSO for working so closely with us in our efforts to make our city safer. A special thank you to K-9 Ace and Deputy Reeves!

“Desire to serve, courage to act.”

Note: All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

FELONY ARREST On Tuesday March 9th, 2021 at approximately 1150 hours TDPS Officer V. Peterpaul arrested Carroll Barron f...
03/10/2021

FELONY ARREST

On Tuesday March 9th, 2021 at approximately 1150 hours TDPS Officer V. Peterpaul arrested Carroll Barron for possession of m**hamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and failure to obey a traffic control device. Total bond amount was set at $60,000.

While on patrol, Officer Peterpaul observed a red in color sedan in the area of SE 2nd St. and Wade St. with a broken taillight, a missing side view mirror, among other things on the heavily damaged vehicle. After observing a moving violation (failure to stop at a stop sign) a traffic stop was conducted in the Gilchrist County Courthouse parking lot.

Upon further investigation, the driver’s erratic behavior prompted a search of the vehicle. With the assistance of GCSO K-9 unit, a loaded syringe was collected along with other drug paraphernalia. The clear substance in the syringe field tested presumptively positive for m**hamphetamine. Resulting in the arrest of the subject.

TDPS and GCSO will relentlessly combine efforts to combat the introduction of drugs into our great community!

“Desire to serve, courage to act.”

Note: All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

FELONY ARREST

On Tuesday March 9th, 2021 at approximately 1150 hours TDPS Officer V. Peterpaul arrested Carroll Barron for possession of m**hamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and failure to obey a traffic control device. Total bond amount was set at $60,000.

While on patrol, Officer Peterpaul observed a red in color sedan in the area of SE 2nd St. and Wade St. with a broken taillight, a missing side view mirror, among other things on the heavily damaged vehicle. After observing a moving violation (failure to stop at a stop sign) a traffic stop was conducted in the Gilchrist County Courthouse parking lot.

Upon further investigation, the driver’s erratic behavior prompted a search of the vehicle. With the assistance of GCSO K-9 unit, a loaded syringe was collected along with other drug paraphernalia. The clear substance in the syringe field tested presumptively positive for m**hamphetamine. Resulting in the arrest of the subject.

TDPS and GCSO will relentlessly combine efforts to combat the introduction of drugs into our great community!

“Desire to serve, courage to act.”

Note: All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

We are happy to announce the newest member of the Trenton Department of Public Safety family, Vincent Peterpaul. Please ...
03/08/2021

We are happy to announce the newest member of the Trenton Department of Public Safety family, Vincent Peterpaul. Please join us in welcoming Officer Peterpaul as he completes his FTO with Chief Rexroat in the coming weeks!

We are happy to announce the newest member of the Trenton Department of Public Safety family, Vincent Peterpaul. Please join us in welcoming Officer Peterpaul as he completes his FTO with Chief Rexroat in the coming weeks!

01/20/2021

PRESS RELEASE

Another successfull “Operation Santa” by the Trenton Fire Department! The crews and Santa had a blast seeing all the smi...
12/22/2020

Another successfull “Operation Santa” by the Trenton Fire Department! The crews and Santa had a blast seeing all the smiles on the kids (and adults) faces as they rode around the City. Everyone with the Department of Public Safety hopes everyone has a Happy and Safe Christmas!

12/21/2020

**ANNOUNCEMENT**

Santa has been trying to get around to all areas of Trenton, unfortunately he has been delayed because his ride (Trenton Fire Department) has been very busy. Tonight he will be finishing up in the NE section of the city. If you haven't seen him yet, head on over to the NE section of town and look for the big fire truck with flashing lights and loud music. He should be in the area starting around 6pm.

🚨🚨JOB POSTING🚨🚨
12/11/2020

🚨🚨JOB POSTING🚨🚨

🚨 BE ON THE LOOKOUT 🚨Santa Claus is coming to town!Good ole Saint Nick and his helpers(Trenton Fire Department) will be ...
12/08/2020

🚨 BE ON THE LOOKOUT 🚨

Santa Claus is coming to town!
Good ole Saint Nick and his helpers(Trenton Fire Department) will be riding around on the big red engine passing out candy canes to all of the good boys and girls in the City of Trenton.

The firetruck will be in the SW and SE section of Trenton on Thursday, December 17th starting at 6pm. Finishing up with the NW and NE section on Friday, December 18th at 6pm as well.

Please help spread the word! 🚒🎅🏻🎄

Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office
10/21/2020

Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office

****UPDATE at 3:45pm: Verizon has contacted us to advise that per AT&T the issue has been fixed and all lines are working appropriately at this time. We have tested it on our end and been able to make calls to Verizon cells again.****

Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office is having issues dialing out to Verizon cell phones. Verizon customers: If you have an emergency and call 911, please stay on the line until you are advised to disconnect. If you get disconnected, please call us back immediately, as we will be unable to call you. Verizon is aware of the issue and is working with AT&T to get it corrected as quickly as possible.

**JOB POSTING**The Trenton Department of Public Safety is now accepting applications to fill a Public Safety Officer pos...
09/15/2020

**JOB POSTING**

The Trenton Department of Public Safety is now accepting applications to fill a Public Safety Officer position. See the job listing below for more information and/or contact the office at 352-463-4010 to speak with Chief Rexroat.

As we start to wrap up the first week of school we want to remind everyone to watch their speeds in the school zones. Un...
08/13/2020

As we start to wrap up the first week of school we want to remind everyone to watch their speeds in the school zones. Unfortunately we have caught a lot of people speeding through the school zones. We just wanted to put this out as a reminder and a warning that we will be monitoring the school zones with radar. Speeding fines are doubled in school zones.

**NEW SCAM IN OUR AREA**There is a new scam that has come to our attention that seems to be directed at the elderly. In ...
08/10/2020

**NEW SCAM IN OUR AREA**

There is a new scam that has come to our attention that seems to be directed at the elderly. In the scam people receive a phone call from someone either pretending to be their relative or that they are calling on their relatives behalf. In a lot of the cases the person will pretend to be a lawyer telling you your relative has been in a crash and is now in jail. They will say that their bond is a certain amount and that there is a "Gag Order" in place so you can't tell anyone about it. They will then tell you that someone will come pick the money up or you can mail it via UPS. Please, never send money to someone like this under rushed circumstances and if you ever have questions contact a law enforcement agency.

07/08/2020

We (with the assistance of GCSO) are currently working a string of vehicle burglaries in the City Of Trenton. If your vehicle has been burglarized please contact the Sheriff’s Office dispatch @352-463-3410 to report it. Please remember to lock your vehicles!

This runaway/missing juvenile out of Hillsborough County is possibly in the area of Trenton. If you see this person cont...
06/27/2020

This runaway/missing juvenile out of Hillsborough County is possibly in the area of Trenton. If you see this person contact dispatch at 352-463-3410.

On 5/19/20 at approximately 10:55 am a Trenton Public Safety Officer (PSO) observed a vehicle driving recklessly on W. W...
05/20/2020

On 5/19/20 at approximately 10:55 am a Trenton Public Safety Officer (PSO) observed a vehicle driving recklessly on W. Wade St. and then down SW 5th St. The vehicle was spinning their tires which caused them to loose control of the vehicle, sliding around turns. The vehicle then drove in excess of 60 mph down SW 5th St. (a residential neighborhood). The PSO attempted a traffic stop, however the vehicle accelerated down SW 5th St. running a stop sign and continued onto SW 10th St. With the assistance of the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office, the Trenton PSO was able to get the vehicle stopped on US 129 just south of the county jail. The driver was identified as Isaac Smith of Archer. It was found that Smith's driver's license was Revoked last year. Smith was taken into custody and booked into the Gilchrist County Jail on the following charges:

Driving While Licence Suspended/Revoked - Bond=$5,000

Reckless Driving - Bond= $5,000

Smith was also issued several traffic tickets as well.

**All person(s) listed and/or pictured above are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law**

04/30/2020
Gilchrist County Fire Rescue & Emergency Management

The City Of Trenton has its first confirmed COVID-19 positive case. The person is being monitored by Dept. Of Health, Continue with CDC guidelines.

Covid-19 4/30/20 1:00PM Update
Cases in Florida: 33,690
Florida residents: 32,801
Hospital admissions: 5,589
Deaths: 1,268
Gilchrist test: 240
Total cases: 5
Active positive cases: 2
Released: 3
(General location of active cases):
City Of Trenton: 1
NE Gilchrist County: 1

Gilchrist County Fire Rescue & Emergency Management
04/07/2020

Gilchrist County Fire Rescue & Emergency Management

Florida Department of Health has the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Gilchrist the county.
It is important to remember; despite the number of cases that are in Gilchrist County, or any other location, you should continue to follow all recommendations by the CDC for you and your family’s protection.
Practice social distancing of 6 feet or more when possible and avoid large gatherings, hugs, handshakes, and close quarters
If you feel ill and think that you have symptoms, contact your primary care provider before you arrive
Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer with an alcohol content of at least 60% in water and soap are not available

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