By Lea Kahn, Staff Writer
A dispute that started in a Trenton bar and spilled over into Lawrence Township resulted in four men each facing multiple charges, following a fight on Lanning Avenue at 3:50 a.m. June 8, according to the Lawrence Township Police Department.
Lukasz Piasecki, 21, of Brunswick Avenue, and Daniel Szyszko, 20 of Spruce Street, were charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and obstruction of the administration of law and justice.
Brothers Daniel Radgowski, 27, and Karol Radgowksi, 21, both of Lanning Avenue, were charged with aggravated assault. The older brother was also charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, obstruction of the administration of law and justice, receiving stolen property and possession of a controlled dangerous substance (cocaine).
The police investigation was triggered by a report that two men had been “jumped” on Lanning Avenue, and that a baseball bat and a gun were used in the incident by the assailants, said police Lt. Joseph Amodio.
When they arrived, police officers found one of the men hiding in a yard on Lanning Avenue. The two brothers were found on Stratton Place, off Lanning Avenue.
During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the incident began in a bar in Trenton, Lt. Amodio said. Police also determined that after the bar closed, Mr. Piasecki and Mr. Szyszko were going to get a baseball bat and a sword and go to the Radgowski brothers’ house on Lanning Avenue.
A fight ensued on Lanning Avenue, and Karol Radgowski was struck in the head with the baseball bat, Lt. Amodio said. Daniel Radgowski came to help his brother and pulled out a collapsible baton and a gun.
Meanwhile during the fight, Mr. Piasecki, who was holding a sword, swung it and struck Mr. Szyszko on the hand, causing a “significant” cut on his right hand, Lt. Amodio said. He walked to the emergency room at Capital Health Regional Medical Center on Brunswick Avenue for treatment.
Mr. Piasecki complained of head pain, and he and Daniel Radgowski both suffered scrapes and bruises. They did not go to the hospital, but Karol Radgowski went to the emergency room and received staples to his head and stitches to his arm.
Mr. Piasecki was charged with weapons offenses for having the sword. He was taken to the Mercer County Corrections Center on $50,000 bail, without a 10-percent option.
Mr. Szyszko was charged with weapons offenses for having the baseball bat. He was taken to the Mercer County Corrections Center on $65,000 bail, without a 10-percent option.
Daniel Radgowski was charged with weapons offenses for having a collapsible baton, a gun and hollow point bullets. He was charged with receiving stolen property after it was determined that the gun had been reported stolen. He was taken to the Mercer County Corrections Center on $75,000 bail, without a 10-percent option.
Karol Radgowksi was released after posting bail of $50,000 with a 10-percent option.
By Lea Kahn, Staff Writer