Newark NJ Man Arrested, Charged with Child Endangerment After Allegedly Leaving Children Home Alone

Newark Weapons Charge LawyersNewark New Jersey police arrested a man who was allegedly in possession of a handgun in the presence of his young children.

Newark police dispatched officers to a local residence after receiving a 911 call from a 6-year-old boy. The boy told police that he was home alone with his 1-year-old brother.

Police officers were dispatched to the residence, which is located on South 12th Street in Newark, NJ. When police arrived at the scene, they heard the boy yelling from an apartment on the second floor of the building.

Officials said that the 1-year-old child was in a playpen in the living room. According to police, the conditions in the living room were “deplorable.”

The older child spoke with officers and told them that his father had left the boys home alone.

Police remained at the residence until the 23-year-old suspect returned to the residence. As the suspect walked toward the apartment, he yelled out the names of his children.

While speaking with officers, the suspect identified himself as the father of the boys. He told police that he had left the apartment in order to go to the store and buy pants for the children.

Police placed the suspect under arrest without incident.

During a subsequent search of the suspect’s person, police allegedly discovered a .25-caliber handgun. As a result, the suspect was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon.

Additionally, the suspect was also charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Meanwhile, the two children were transported to nearby University Hospital so that medical professionals could evaluate them for injuries. Additionally, members of New Jersey child protective services met with the boys at the hospital.

For additional information about this case, access the article entitled “Newark Father Charged After Children Allegedly Left Alone in ‘Deplorable Conditions.’”

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