11 people were arrested and two defaced handguns with high-capacity ammunition and hollow-point bullets were recovered after two separate burglaries at the same Bayonne apartment this weekend just hours apart.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Rasheed Anifowoshe, 20, Shaquan Francis, 25, Gishanie Gray, 19, Khalil Irving, 20, Zaire Oneal, 23, Kevin Owuso, 19, and a 17-year-old male teen, all of Brooklyn, New York, along with Shaquan Francis, 25, of Bayonne, were all charged with criminal mischief, burglary, credit card theft, and obstruction of a government function, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.
Additionally, they are all facing four weapons charges each: possession of a defaced firearm, possession of hollow-point bullets, possession of a large-capacity magazine, and
unlawful possession of a handgun.
Furthermore, Anifowoshe was charged with resisting arrest, while the juvenile was charged with hindering apprehension.
The eight individuals were taken into custody at roughly 11:42 a.m. yesterday from 430 Memorial Boulevard. Officers responded to an apartment at that address on a report of a disturbance where there was mention of a gun and a child could be heard crying.
Upon arrival, officers knocked on the door several times but the occupants refused to open the door.
While these officers attempted to have the occupants open the door, officers outside of the complex observed a man push out the screen from a window of the apartment in, what appeared to be, an attempt to flee the apartment.
During this, a second man emerged from the apartment onto the balcony where officers ordered him to open the front door and allow the officers in. The officers were able to force their way into the apartment after being met with non-compliance from the occupants.
Once inside, officers located seven men seated on the floor and officers continued their investigation.
As they attempted to clear the apartment and confirm if a child was present and in danger, they located an eighth individual hiding in a closet and also recovered two defaced handguns and two large-capacity magazines loaded with hollow point ammunition from the bathroom.
Officers also observed and recovered numerous credit cards bearing the names of unknown individuals that were not present, along with two fraudulent driver’s licenses.
As the investigation continued, it was determined that none of the eight individuals listed above had authorization to be in the apartment and were all subsequently taken into custody.
During the arrest process, the juvenile provided false pedigree information to officers and was charged accordingly. Beyond that, a child was never located inside of the apartment, authorities said.
Later that day, Dwayne Barrett, 24, Raffiq Isaacs, 23, and Emmanuelle Jean-Bart, 21, all of Brooklyn, New York, were all charged with burglary and all taken into custody from the same address around 3:07 p.m.
Officers responded back to this location on a report of a burglary in progress involving a male observed climbing to the second floor balcony.
As officers responded to the apartment, they were met by Jean-Bart. Officers also located Burnett and Isaacs inside as well.
The on-scene investigation confirmed that the three had no authority to be in the apartment and were taken into custody, police said.