Newark NJ police recently arrested several people for weapons offenses.
The arrests began when Newark police officers captured a 22-year-old suspect wanted in connection with a shooting. Members of the Newark Fugitive Apprehension Team found the suspect at a residence located at 100 Spruce Street in Irvington, New Jersey. According to police, the suspect was discovered in the rear bedroom of the house.
While making the arrest, officers reportedly found three handguns: two 9mm handguns and a 40mm handgun. Police said that all of the handguns were loaded at the time of the arrest. Moreover, the weapons were reportedly equipped with high-capacity magazines.
That same day, Newark police officers arrested a 16-year-old who was reportedly in possession of a gun. According to police, the suspect was apprehended near Parker Street and Park Avenue in Newark, New Jersey.
Police sought out the suspect after learning that he was in possession of a gun. After locating and detaining the suspect, police allegedly discovered a .38 caliber revolver on his person.
The next day, Newark police arrested a man after police officers allegedly observed him entering a truck while carrying a handgun.
According to authorities, the 25-year-old suspect got into a truck at the intersection of Lanark Avenue and Sanford Avenue in Newark, NJ. As he entered the vehicle, two patrol officers reportedly saw a gun sticking out of the suspect’s waistband. When the officers searched the suspect, they allegedly recovered a 9mm handgun.
The Newark police director praised the officers who made the arrests and highlighted the importance of anonymous tips in rooting out illegal weapons in the city.
The investigations into these recent incidents remain active and ongoing. Anyone who has information about the suspects or the alleged weapons violations is asked to contact the Newark Police Department Crime Stoppers tip line at 877-NWK-TIPS or 877-NWK-GUNS.
For additional information about these cases, see the NJ.com article entitled “Newark Police Seize Five Guns, Arrest Three.”