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Stolen Vehicle Report Leads To Drug Bust, Charges For 2 In Anne Arundel County: Police Stolen Vehicle Report Leads To Drug Bust, Charges For 2 In Anne Arundel County: Police
Stolen Vehicle Report Leads To Drug Bust, Charges For 2 In Anne Arundel County: Police A stolen vehicle investigation led to a foot chase and the discovery of a large quantity of drugs and weapons in Anne Arundel County, landing two residents with several charges, police said. Officers responded to a stolen vehicle report just before 1:15 p.m. on Friday, April 5 and saw a stolen Infiniti parked in a driveway on the 8200 block of Highpoint Road in Orchard Beach. Police then saw two people exit the vehicle and attempt to run. One suspect was arrested after a brief chase, while the other was found a short time later. Officers obtained and carried out a search warrant for the ho…
Egg Harbor Township Man Admits To Threatening Woman With Ghost Gun: Prosecutors Egg Harbor Township Man Admits To Threatening Woman With Ghost Gun: Prosecutors
Egg Harbor Township Man Admits To Threatening Woman With Ghost Gun: Prosecutors An Egg Harbor Township man pleaded guilty to a weapons charge after he was accused of pointing a ghost gun at a woman last year, authorities said. Shron Stotts, 32, pleaded guilty on Thursday, Jan. 25 to second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm without a permit, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office announced.  As part of the plea deal, prosecutors are recommending a five-year state prison sentence and Stotts would be eligible for parole after three-and-a-half years. Egg Harbor Township police responded to a domestic violence call on Monday, Apr. 10, 2023. A woman sa…
Combative 20-Year-Old Busted With 'Ghost' Gun During Halfmoon Traffic Stop, Police Say Combative 20-Year-Old Busted With 'Ghost' Gun During Halfmoon Traffic Stop, Police Say
Combative 20-Year-Old Busted With 'Ghost' Gun During Halfmoon Traffic Stop, Police Say A routine traffic stop in the region ended with a 20-year-old in handcuffs on weapons charges. The Saratoga County incident happened just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, in Halfmoon on Tower Way. State Police said 20-year-old Shawn Koenig, of Pittsfield in Rensselaer County, was initially stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. The trooper ordered him out of the car for a standardized field sobriety test, but Koenig reportedly refused to cooperate. He had to be forcibly removed from the vehicle and continued resisting until he was placed in handcuffs, police said. A search …
Pair Arrested Weeks After Group Surrounds Vehicle, Fires Shots In Arlington: Cops Pair Arrested Weeks After Group Surrounds Vehicle, Fires Shots In Arlington: Cops
Pair Arrested Weeks After Group Surrounds Vehicle, Fires Shots In Arlington: Cops Two arrests have been made in a shooting that happened earlier this month in Arlington, police said. Elijah Broadus, 21, and  Isaiah Grady, 18, were charged for their roles in a shooting in which at least one person in a group of six fired at a vehicle leaving a parking lot on S. Kenmore Street and 23rd Street S., on Dec. 2, Arlington County police said. Broadus was arrested on Dec. 20 and charged with shooting at an occupied vehicle, discharge of a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and wearing a mask to conceal identity, police said. …
Intoxicated Jersey City Man Roaming Bayonne Apartment Building Had Cocaine, Knife: Cops Intoxicated Jersey City Man Roaming Bayonne Apartment Building Had Cocaine, Knife: Cops
Intoxicated Jersey City Man Roaming Bayonne Apartment Building Had Cocaine, Knife: Cops A 47-year old Jersey City man was arrested on Monday, Nov. 27 after police in Bayonne said he had drugs on him, along with a "shank type" blade. At 12:32 p.m., police spotted Rubin Jackson roaming the halls of an apartment building at Avenue C and 32nd Street, officers said. Jackson could not explain why he was inside the building and officers believed he was under the influence of an intoxicant, police said. A search of Jackson yielded cocaine, narcotics paraphernalia, and the blade, police said. Police said Jackson "could not provide an acceptable justification for possessing" the blade. …
Weapon On School Grounds: BOE Security Guard Charged In Newtown Weapon On School Grounds: BOE Security Guard Charged In Newtown
Weapon On School Grounds: BOE Security Guard Charged In Newtown A Fairfield County Board of Education "unarmed" security guard was charged with allegedly having a firearm in his vehicle. The incident took place around 8 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 19 at Newtown High School.  Lt. Scott Smith of the Newtown Police said the department was notified by Newtown High School school security staff for the board regarding concerns that a member of the unarmed security team had a firearm inside his vehicle which was parked in the school parking lot. The Newtown Police Detective Division worked in conjunction with Board of Education security personnel to invest…
Three Teenagers Arrested After Shooting In Bayonne: Police Three Teenagers Arrested After Shooting In Bayonne: Police
Three Teenagers Arrested After Shooting In Bayonne: Police Three teenagers were arrested and charged for shooting at each other on Sunday, Aug. 20 Bayonne police said. At 1 a.m., officers responded to 21st St and Avenue E for a report of multiple shots fired, Captain Eric Amato said. Witnesses said Jancarlos Rivera, 18 and two 17-year-old teenagers were firing shots at each other, Amato said. No one was struck, though a parked vehicle and an area business sustained damage, Amato said As part of their investigation, police found the two juveniles were on board a Hudson Bergen Lightrail train arriving at the 22nd Street platform, Amato said. While ex…
Rifle Seized, Trio Arrested On Drug Charges In Atlantic City: Police Rifle Seized, Trio Arrested On Drug Charges In Atlantic City: Police
Rifle Seized, Trio Arrested On Drug Charges In Atlantic City: Police Three men were arrested in Atlantic City, including one wanted for shooting a gun, authorities said. On Monday, July 31, at 6:14 p.m., Officer John Bell allegedly saw Koron Still and two other men, Alim Tisdale and Melvin Young, in the 500 block of South Carolina Avenue, Atlantic City police said. Still was wanted since June 26 after an incident at a home where Still became involved in a fight, police said. On that date, Still allegedly removed a handgun from his waistband and fired one gunshot at the victim, police said. No one was hurt. When Bell approached, Still fled on foot, police sa…
Trio Arrested For Weapons Charges In Newark After Police Spot Drug Sale: Authorities Trio Arrested For Weapons Charges In Newark After Police Spot Drug Sale: Authorities
Trio Arrested For Weapons Charges In Newark After Police Spot Drug Sale: Authorities Three people were arrested in Newark and hit with weapons and narcotics charges after officers observed a drug sale on Wednesday, July, 26, authorities said. The drug sale occurred while sheriff's officers were on patrol at Virginia Street and Frelinghuysen Avenue, the Essex County Sheriff's Office said. After observing the sale, police initiated a motor vehicle stop on Evergreen Avenue, the Essex County Sheriff's Office said. A search of the vehicle uncovered a handgun, assault rife, narcotics, drug paraphernalia and $626 in cash, the Essex County Sheriff's Office said The three …
Man Charged In Fatal Atlantic City Stabbing: Prosecutor Man Charged In Fatal Atlantic City Stabbing: Prosecutor
Man Charged In Fatal Atlantic City Stabbing: Prosecutor A 37-year-old man has been charged in connection with a fatal stabbing. On Saturday, July 8, at approximately 5 a.m., the Atlantic City Police Department responded to the 1100 block of Pacific Avenue for a physical altercation.  When they arrived, they discovered the victim, Jewel Lonon, suffering from stab wounds. Lonon ultimately died from his injuries, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office. An investigation into the incident revealed that the suspect was identified as Julio Felix Vazquez-Dones, the prosecutor said. Vazquez-Dones was charged with …
17-Year-Old Busted With Illegal Handgun: Linden Police 17-Year-Old Busted With Illegal Handgun: Linden Police
17-Year-Old Busted With Illegal Handgun: Linden Police A 17-year-old was arrested on Wednesday, July 5, after police in Linden discovered he was in possession of an illegal handgun, authorities said. The teenager was stopped at 6:30 p.m. near West Simpson Ave, Lt. Christopher Guenther said. An investigation led to the recovery of a loaded, defaced handgun with a high-capacity magazine, Guenther said. The teenager was charged as a juvenile with multiple weapons charges, including second-degree possession of a handgun. He was remanded to the Essex County Juvenile Detention Center pending a court appearance, Guenther said.
Bogota Man Charged After Accidentally Shooting Himself, Blaming Drive-By: Police Bogota Man Charged After Accidentally Shooting Himself, Blaming Drive-By: Police
Bogota Man Charged After Accidentally Shooting Himself, Blaming Drive-By: Police A 30-year-old Bogota man was arrested after accidentally shooting himself in the leg and claiming he was the victim of a drive-by, authorities said. Officers called to the 100 block of West Fort Lee Road at 3:40 a.m. Saturday, July 1, found Frederick Bambo Jr., formerly of Paterson, with a gunshot wound in his upper left thigh, Sgt. Geoffrey Cole said. They rendered aid until a Little Ferry EMS rig and paramedics from Holy Name Medical Center arrived. Bambo -- who claimed that a silver vehicle fled the scene after the shooting -- was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, Cole said…
Atlantic City Man Pleads Guilty To Gun, Meth Charges Atlantic City Man Pleads Guilty To Gun, Meth Charges
Atlantic City Man Pleads Guilty To Gun, Meth Charges A 23-year-old man from Atlantic City has pleaded guilty to weapons and drug-related charges, authorities said. Hamid Palmer pleaded guilty on Thursday, June 29, to possessing methamphetamines and a handgun, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office. On May 3, 2021, Atlantic City Police were dispatched to Hard Rock Casino in reference to two males engaged in a verbal altercation. Police learned that Hamid Palmer and the other man, Daniel Brown, began fighting inside of a vehicle they arrived in, wherein Palmer assaulted Brown by biting his right hand, causing injur…
Man Injured, Jailed In Baseball Bat Attack On Garfield Sanitation Worker: PD Man Injured, Jailed In Baseball Bat Attack On Garfield Sanitation Worker: PD
Man Injured, Jailed In Baseball Bat Attack On Garfield Sanitation Worker: PD A 49-year-old Garfield man who's had an ongoing beef with a city sanitation worker attacked him with a baseball bat while he was on a break -- and paid for it, authorities said. Derrick L. Young of Grand Street had gotten into an argument with the victim on Somerset Street on Tuesday, June 20, Capt. Mario X. Pozo said. Young walked away, then drove up a short time later and emerged from a vehicle in the area of Passaic Street and Palisade Avenue carrying the bat, the captain said. The 38-year-old victim was taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center for treatment of injuries sust…
BAIL REFORM: Accused Felon Freed By Judge Guns Down Fellow Paterson Man, 22, Authorities Charge BAIL REFORM: Accused Felon Freed By Judge Guns Down Fellow Paterson Man, 22, Authorities Charge
Bail Reform: Accused Felon Freed By Judge Guns Down Fellow Paterson Man, 22, Authorities Charge Erlyn Nunez had spent all of five days in jail after being busted on a gun charge when a judge freed him earlier this year under New Jersey's bail reform law. Less than a month later, authorities said, he shot and killed a 22-year-old fellow Paterson resident. Nunez was originally arrested on a weapons charge in Paterson on April 21. A judge ordered him released from the Bergen County Jail on April 26, records show. On May 21, Paterson police responded to a reported shooting in the area of East 13th and River streets. They found a mortally wounded man whom authorities have, for some u…
Liberty Man Caught With Gun, Bullets At JFK, TSA Says Liberty Man Caught With Gun, Bullets At JFK, TSA Says
Liberty Man Caught With Gun, Bullets At JFK, TSA Says A man from the region was arrested by police after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers detected a handgun and bullets in his carry-on bag at a JFK airport security checkpoint. The Sullivan County resident, from the town of Liberty, was charged on Wednesday, April 19 after the unloaded firearm was found alongside five bullets in a gun magazine said TSA officials. The man's name is pending release by the New York New Jersey Port Authority.  The handgun was detected when the man entered the security checkpoint with his carry-on items. The checkpoint X-ray unit triggered…
TSA Officers Prevent Gun-Toting VA Woman From Boarding Flight At Reagan National Airport TSA Officers Prevent Gun-Toting VA Woman From Boarding Flight At Reagan National Airport
TSA Officers Prevent Gun-Toting VA Woman From Boarding Flight At Reagan National Airport Officials say that a woman attempted to bring a loaded handgun onto a flight at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport before she was flagged down by TSA officers. On Monday, April 10, officers at the airport prevented a Spotsylvania woman from bringing a .380 caliber handgun that was loaded with five bullets as she went through a security checkpoint at the airport. Alarm bells were ringing - both literally and figuratively - when the X-ray unit at the checkpoint alerted TSA agents that there was a firearm inside a zippered pouch inside her purse, which she claims she carries for protec…
Man Tries To Bring Loaded Gun On Flight At Westchester Airport, TSA Says Man Tries To Bring Loaded Gun On Flight At Westchester Airport, TSA Says
Man Tries To Bring Loaded Gun On Flight At Westchester Airport, TSA Says A man faces a weapons charge after attempting to bring a loaded handgun and several magazines on a flight at Westchester County Airport, authorities said.  The incident happened on Sunday, April 2, when a Florida man entered the airport's security checkpoint and the X-ray unit alerted Transportation Security Administration officers to inspect his carry-on bag.  After looking inside the bag, officers found a 9mm handgun loaded with 10 bullets, including one that was in the weapon's chamber. The man's bag also contained two gun magazines packed alongside the firearm that were e…
Escaped Georgia Convict Found Armed In Delco Escaped Georgia Convict Found Armed In Delco
Escaped Georgia Convict Found Armed In Delco A Georgia inmate who escaped captivity late last month was taken into police custody in Pennsylvania, authorities say.  Demario Julian, 22, was arrested by members of the US Marshals Service and the Eastern PA Fugitive Task Force on West 2nd Street in Chester on Thursday, March 23, officials said.  According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, Julian walked away from an outdoor work detail in Louisville, Georgia on Feb. 22. Chester city police said Julian had been serving a 10-year sentence for robbery, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm. At the time of his arrest Tuesd…
Ansonia Man In 'Altered Mental' State Busted With Guns, Drugs, Police Say Ansonia Man In 'Altered Mental' State Busted With Guns, Drugs, Police Say
Ansonia Man In 'Altered Mental' State Busted With Guns, Drugs, Police Say A Connecticut man who held police at bay for several hours last week has been charged with alleged criminal possession of weapons and drugs. New Haven County resident Eric Warren, age 50, of Ansonia, was arrested on Tuesday, March 14 on a warrant for the Wednesday, March 8 incident at his home. During the original incident, Ansonia Police responded to Warren's home on a report of a person in an altered mental state acting irrationally and armed with a handgun, said Lt. Patrick Lynch. Lynch said when police arrived, Warren refused to exit the home when contacted by the police. After several…
Gunman In Triple Charles Shooting Had Been On Probation: Authorities Gunman In Triple Charles Shooting Had Been On Probation: Authorities
Gunman In Triple Charles Shooting Had Been On Probation: Authorities A teen already on probation for a previous weapons charge has been identified and arrested for his role in the triple shooting in Charles County that left two victims dead and a third hospitalized with serious injuries. The Charles County Sheriff’s Office announced on Wednesday, Feb. 15 that Indian Head resident Jayden Kevin Craig, 19, is facing multiple murder charges for the fatal shooting earlier this week following a days-long investigation. Detectives are pursuing leads in a triple shooting that occurred yesterday in which two people died and a third is in serious condition. Charl…
Stolen, Modified Gun Found After Delco Police Chase: Cops Stolen, Modified Gun Found After Delco Police Chase: Cops
Stolen, Modified Gun Found After Delco Police Chase: Cops A police chase through Delaware County and Philadelphia ended with a weapons charge, according to authorities.  An officer in Darby Township was patrolling Hook Road near the Philadelphia city limits when he spotted a 2012 Dodge Caravan with a fake out-of-state temporary license plate, the department said in a statement.  When the officer pulled closer, he also noticed a busted brake light, police wrote.  The cop turned on his lights and the minivan pulled over just past the creek, on South 84th Street in Philly, the department said. But as the officer approached, the driver took off.  T…
Pleasantville Man Admits Having Ghost Gun In Exchange For 3-Year Prison Term: Prosecutor Pleasantville Man Admits Having Ghost Gun In Exchange For 3-Year Prison Term: Prosecutor
Pleasantville Man Admits Having Ghost Gun In Exchange For 3-Year Prison Term: Prosecutor A 19-year-old Pleasantville man faces three years in New Jersey state Prison in exchange for his guilty plea on a weapons charge, authorities said. Jonathan Valentine, 19, of Pleasantville was charged with the unlawful possession of a handgun, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office.  As part of the plea agreement, the defendant must also consent to forfeit the handgun, extended ammunition magazine, and cash seized. Sentencing will be on Feb. 28. On June 17, 2022, Pleasantville Police conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Doughty Road and West Ba…
Passenger Busted With Illegal Gun, Ammunition During Traffic Stop In New Cassel, Police Say Passenger Busted With Illegal Gun, Ammunition During Traffic Stop In New Cassel, Police Say
Passenger Busted With Illegal Gun, Ammunition During Traffic Stop In New Cassel, Police Say A traffic stop on Long Island ended with a passenger in handcuffs on weapons charges. Officers in New Cassel stopped a Dodge Charger at around 9:20 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, near Prospect and Magnolia avenues due to a suspended registration, according to Nassau County Police. While speaking with the driver, a man in the passenger seat, 38-year-old Ishmel Cohen, of Brooklyn, began acting suspiciously and officers asked him to exit the vehicle. A subsequent search of the car turned up an illegal semi-automatic Glock handgun loaded with ten rounds of ammunition, police said. Cohen was arreste…
Philly Killer Slays Victim At Ex-GF's Trenton Apartment On Christmas Eve: Prosecutor Philly Killer Slays Victim At Ex-GF's Trenton Apartment On Christmas Eve: Prosecutor
Philly Killer Slays Victim At Ex-GF's Trenton Apartment On Christmas Eve: Prosecutor A Philadelphia man was in custody after authorities say he showed up to his ex-girlfriend's Trenton apartment on Christmas Eve and killed a man inside. Fausto Adalberto-Rodriguez, 45, shot Junior Rodriguez, 40, on the second floor of the Walnut Avenue apartment during an argument around 7:20 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported. He also hit his ex-girlfriend in the head with a handgun, authorities said. The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital. Adalberto-Rodriguez fled the scene in his car but was ultimately captured in Trenton short…
TSA Stops Florida Woman Attempting To Bring Loaded Gun Onto Flight At Dulles Airport TSA Stops Florida Woman Attempting To Bring Loaded Gun Onto Flight At Dulles Airport
TSA Stops Florida Woman Attempting To Bring Loaded Gun Onto Flight At Dulles Airport A Florida woman attempting to get onto a flight at Washington Dulles International Airport had an unexpected item in her carry-on bag that had to be confiscated by a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer. While conducting surveillance at the security checkpoint on Friday, Dec. 9, TSA officials say that the officer found a 9mm handgun in the woman’s bag, including one bullet in the chamber that could have accidentally gone off during the flight. According to officials, the X-ray unit alerted the TSA officer who was staffing the X-ray, and the carry-on bag was inspected and a f…
Atlantic City Man Gets 5 Years State Prison On Weapons Charge: Prosecutor Atlantic City Man Gets 5 Years State Prison On Weapons Charge: Prosecutor
Atlantic City Man Gets 5 Years State Prison On Weapons Charge: Prosecutor An Atlantic City man was sentenced to five years in New Jersey State Prison on a weapons charge, authorities said. Kenneth Butts, 42, must serve three and one-half years before being eligible for parole for second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said. On Dec. 19, 2021, officers of the Atlantic City Police Department were called to a residence for a report of a man with a handgun, according to the prosecutor Officers said they observed Butts throw a handgun to the ground. The handgun was a Hi-Point CF 380 Caliber, authorit…
East Orange Pair Charged In Newark Man's Murder: Prosecutor East Orange Pair Charged In Newark Man's Murder: Prosecutor
East Orange Pair Charged In Newark Man's Murder: Prosecutor Two men have been charged with murder and one with various related offenses in last month's shooting death of a 29-year-old Newark man, authorities said. Jamaal Mahorn, 37, and Buddy Randolph, 40, both of East Orange, were arrested in the death of Khalif Ligon, 29, on Sept. 7, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II said. Police called to a shooting on the 100 block of Roseville Avenue in Newark around 1:50 a.m. found Ligon suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was taken to University Hospital and pronounced dead at 2:17 a.m. Both Mahorn and Randolph ar…
'In Plain Sight': Gun Sighting Grants Eastern Mass Man OUI, Weapons Charges 'In Plain Sight': Gun Sighting Grants Eastern Mass Man OUI, Weapons Charges
'In Plain Sight': Gun Sighting Grants Eastern Mass Man OUI, Weapons Charges A Massachusetts State Trooper's quick eye and a Brookline man's poor hiding skills resulted in him getting slapped with several weapons and drug-related charges.  Stewart Silvestri, age 24, was arrested after a Trooper spotted a gun "in plain sight" in Silvestri's car while at a weigh station on I-95 in Rowley on Saturday night, Oct. 15, State Police said. Not only did the Trooper see the handgun along with a 50-round drum magazine, he also saw another gun under Silvestri's driver seat.  Silvestri was then pulled from the car, in which Troopers found seven polymer handguns and one AR-style…
Frederick Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder, Explosives: State's Attorney Frederick Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder, Explosives: State's Attorney
Frederick Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder, Explosives: State's Attorney A 20-year-old Maryland man will spend decades behind bars after being sentenced for murder and possession by explosives, the Frederick County State’s Attorney announced. Frederick resident Joshua Eckenrode was sentenced to a life sentence with all but 40 years suspended after pleading guilty to his role in the March 2021 death of Curtis Mason Smith. Specifically, Eckenrode entered binding guilty pleas of: First-degree murder; Possession of a destructive device; Possession of explosives without a license; “Related weapons charges.” According to the state’s attorney, “the binding nature o…
Alexandria Residents Stopped From Bringing Handguns Aboard DCA Flight: TSA Alexandria Residents Stopped From Bringing Handguns Aboard DCA Flight: TSA
Alexandria Residents Stopped From Bringing Handguns Aboard DCA Flight: TSA Two people were unable to carry their personal handguns on a flight leaving from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, officials reported. On Sept. 29, a woman was stopped with her .380 caliber gun, that was not loaded, and a man was stopped with his nine millimeter handgun, loaded with 14 bullets, according to TSA. The man also had an extra 14 bullets with him, authorities said. TSA said the two incidents were not related. After each incident, both individuals had their guns taken away and were dealt weapons charges by law enforcement, officials said.