The arrests began when Newark patrol officers allegedly observed a 25-year-old East Orange man remove a gun from his waistband. The incident reportedly occurred while the suspect was standing near the intersection of West Runyon Street and Bergen Street in Newark, New Jersey.
The suspect was placed under arrest after the patrol officers allegedly found the 9mm handgun on the suspect. The suspect was then charged with a number of weapons offenses.
The next day, members of the Newark Fugitive Apprehension Team made several arrests.
Police arrested one suspect in Irvington, New Jersey. The suspect was wanted in connection with a violent assault at 100 Spruce Street in Newark.
According to police, the suspect was in possession of three handguns at the time of his arrest.
After being placed under arrest, the suspect was charged with aggravated assault.
Later that day, members of the Fugitive Apprehension Team arrested two suspects who were wanted in connection with a robbery at 366 Clinton Avenue in November. After being placed under arrest, both suspects were charged with robbery.
The Newark Police Director praised the detectives who apprehended the suspects. The director said that “Newark is becoming much safer” in large part because of the work done by detectives with the Newark Fugitive Apprehension Team.
For additional information, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Newark Police Fugitive Unit Makes Three Arrests Friday.”