Newark NJ police recently arrested two individuals who were allegedly in possession of weapons while walking on city streets.
The Newark Police Department received a report of an armed youth in the vicinity of Clinton Place in Newark, New Jersey. Among the law enforcement personnel contacted about the incident were detectives with the Newark Police Gang Enforcement Division, members of the NJ State Police, and FBI agents.
When police officers arrived at the scene, they reportedly saw a teenager sitting on a crate outside a residence on the 200 block of Clinton Place. The suspect allegedly jumped up when the detectives approached him; he then ran toward a nearby apartment building. As the suspect ran away, police allegedly saw a gun handle sticking out of his waistband.
Police followed the suspect into the building and reportedly found him inside a bedroom. When police discovered the suspect, he was allegedly in the process of hiding a loaded .357 Magnum behind a dresser.
The teenage suspect, a 15-year-old Newark resident, was placed under arrest. He has been charged with several crimes, including unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of hollow-point bullets, and resisting arrest.
A few hours after capturing the juvenile suspect, Newark police arrested another person on weapons charges.
Members of the Newark Police Firearms Interdiction Team were on patrol near Second Street and Dickerson Street when they reportedly came across an 18-year-old Newark man who appeared to have a weapon under his shirt.
Detectives approached the suspect, who allegedly bolted and tried to flee through nearby yards. While running, the suspect reportedly dropped a Tec-9 semi-automatic handgun and a loaded magazine containing hollow-point bullets.
Police managed to capture the suspect when he reportedly stopped to hide behind bushes.
The suspect was subsequently arrested. He has been charged with several criminal offenses, including unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of hollow-point bullets, possession of a large capacity weapon, resisting arrest, and obstruction of the administration of law.
After being arrested, the underage suspect was taken to the Essex County Youth Detention Facility in Newark, NJ. Meanwhile, the adult suspect was moved to the Essex County Correctional Facility.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Man with Tec 9 Tried to Lose Shirt During Chase, Newark Police Say.”