Newark New Jersey police recently arrested two people accused of illegally possessing weapons on city streets.
The Newark Police Department got a call about an armed youth somewhere in the area of Clinton Place in Newark, NJ. Detectives with the Newark Police Gang Enforcement Division happened to be on patrol near the scene, so they were quickly notified.
Detectives reportedly found a teenager sitting on a crate outside a home located on the 200 block of Clinton Place. The suspect allegedly began to run when the detectives approached him. As the suspect fled, police allegedly noticed a gun handle sticking out of his waistband.
Police officers chased after the suspect and followed him into the building, where they found him inside a bedroom and allegedly in the process of trying to hide a loaded .357 Magnum behind a dresser.
The teen suspect, a 15-year-old Newark NJ resident, was arrested and charged with a number of crimes, including unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of hollow-point bullets, and resisting arrest.
Just two hours later, Newark NJ police arrested another person on handgun charges.
Members of the Newark Police Firearms Interdiction Team were patrolling the area around Second Street and Dickerson Street when they allegedly observed an 18-year-old Newark man with what appeared to be a weapon tucked under his shirt.
Detectives walked toward the suspect, allegedly prompting him to run away and flee through surrounding yards. While running away from police, the suspect allegedly dropped a Tec-9 semi-automatic handgun and a loaded magazine with hollow-point bullets.
Police eventually caught up to the suspect when he stopped to hide behind some bushes.
The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with multiple crimes, 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 placed under arrest and processed, the underage suspect was transported to the Essex County Youth Detention Facility in Newark, New Jersey. Meanwhile, the adult suspect was taken to the Essex County Correctional Facility, which is also located in Newark.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Man with Tec 9 Tried to Lose Shirt During Chase, Newark Police Say.”