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Traffic Stop Turns Up Loaded Gun In Passenger's Pocket, Rochelle Park PD Says

Raymond Hood
Raymond Hood Photo Credit: ELMWOOD PARK PD

A passenger wanted on a warrant was carrying a loaded gun in his pocket when an Rochelle Park police officer stopped the sedan he was in, authorities said.

Officer Chris Kiszka stopped the 2004 Toyota Solara driven by Raymond Hood, 30, of Palmerton, PA for several violations on West Passaic Street around 9 p.m. Friday, Rochelle Park Police Lt. James DePreta said.

A computer check turned up the warrant out of Newark, so Hood was taken into custody, DePreta said.

Kiszka, Officer Jorge Orihuela and Detective Brian Cobb police then found the .25-caliber Colt in Hood's front pocket, the lieutenant said.

Hood was charged with weapons offenses and sent to the Bergen County Jail to await a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.

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