The North Bergen Police Department has arrested four men on weapons charges as part of the investigation of a motorcycle club’s Halloween party where people were stabbed and shots were fired earlier this month, officials said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
During the course of the investigation, detectives recovered a vehicle belonging to William Stanton, 57, of Bayonne, according to Police Sgt. Bronson Jusino.
The vehicle was recovered at the Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center on November 7th, the night when the Lost Boyz MC’s belated Halloween party got out of hand.
Secaucus police responded and recovered the vehicle which was parked illegally in front of the hospital. North Bergen police then executed a search warrant on the vehicle and recovered a loaded silver revolver handgun from the glove compartment, police said. The firearm is not believed to have been used during the incident.
The discovery resulted in charges being filed against the four occupants of the vehicle:
Stanton turned himself in on November 13 and was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, as well as prohibited weapons and devices for a blackjack recovered from the trunk of the car, officials said.
His bail was set by North Bergen Municipal Judge Joseph Romano at $20,000 with no ten percent option, authorities said.
James Culotta, 35, of Pompton Plains, turned himself in on November 19 and was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, police said. Romano gave him the same bail as Stanton.
Additionally, Brett Hinchman, 36, of Bloomingdale, turned himself in on November 20 and was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun and certain persons not to have weapons, officials said. Romano set his bail at $15,000 with no 10 percent option.
Finally, Steven Kaczur, 31, of Iselin, also turned himself in on Friday and was hit with charges identical to those issued to Hinchman, with Romano giving him the same bail as well, police said.
Jusino clarified that charge of certain persons not to have weapons applies to individuals with a previous felony conviction.
Police said at the time that more than a hundred members of the Lost Boyz MC (based out of North Bergen), Hell’s Angels, Thug Riders MC, Free Spirits MC, Hoboken MC and Lowriders MC were found in the area of Mazzoni Place off of 85th Street in North Bergen.
Four people were stabbed, a handgun was recovered, as well as nine shell casings, cocaine and methamphetamine, authorities said earlier this month.