Two men from Jersey City and one juvenile are currently facing criminal charges for weapons-related offenses, among others, after being apprehended by Newark Police in two separate incidents that occurred recently.
According Sergeant Ronald Glover, a spokesperson for the Newark Police Department, officers arrested a 17-year-old, whose identity has not been disclosed, on Friday, March 21st. The defendant was reportedly observed in possession of a .22 caliber revolver at approximately 2:45 p.m. in the vicinity of 20th Street and 17th Avenue in Newark.
After attempting to escape from officers pursuing him, he was quickly taken into custody and is now facing charges for resisting arrest as well as unlawful possession of a weapon. He will likely face trial in Essex County Family Court due to his status as a juvenile.
Newark Police Officers also arrested 21-year-old Christopher Tourellas and 25-year-old Bernardo Guzman, both of whom are from Jersey City, at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 22nd. Per reports, a witness notified the department of an individual traveling with a weapon near the 500 block of Summer Avenue in Newark.
When officers arrived to investigate, Tourellas and Guzman fled the scene and locked themselves into a building. Members of the Newark Emergency Services Unit were then called in and were ultimately able to convince the men to surrender themselves.
Tourellas and Guzman are now facing multiple weapons charges, as they were allegedly discovered with .357 magnum revolver, an assault rifle, and a 30-round magazine. They have also each been charged with receiving stolen property.
For more information pertaining to these incidents, access the following article: Newark Police seize assault rifle, arrest three on weapons charges