CLIFTON, N.J. -- Clifton police responding to a vehicle burglary arrested a 20-year-old Paterson man and took two city juveniles into custody.
Clifton police Sgt. Mohammad Droubi and Officers Nicholas Hriczov and Brian Carroll spotted the trio hiding behind a van on Norwood Avenue around 4 a.m. Friday, Detective Sgt. Robert Bracken said.
Two of them took off, he said.
Police established a perimeter and summoned a Passaic County Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit.
A short time later, they found the pair hiding in a shed, Bracken said.
They also found a handgun hidden in a small pile of leaves, along with a loaded magazine and some drugs, he said.
The unidentified adult was being held on $100,000 bail in the Passaic County Jail, charged with burglary, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, illegal weapons and ammunition possession.
Juvenile complaints involving the same crimes were filed against a 17-year-old boy who fled with him, Bracken said.
The 15-year-old boy who stayed behind was detained on a juvenile complaint involving counts of burglary, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, and offenses related to having a police scanner, he said.
Both teens were released pending hearings in the Family Division of Superior Court.
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