Police: 15-year-old busted with handgun, ammo, weed while driving stolen car in Secaucus


A 15-year-old juvenile was busted with a handgun, ammunition and marijuana while driving a stolen car in Secaucus on Christmas Eve, police said. 

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Monday, at approximately 7:53 p.m., Secaucus police received a report of a black Jeep Cherokee with a New York registration driving erratically in the area of the Shell
Gas Station, located at 300 Route 3 East, according to Police Capt. Dennis Miller.

Officers responding to the area located a vehicle that fit the description on the 800th block
of Sixth Street.  As officers approached the vehicle, a 15-year-old male of Bronx, New York
emerged from the driver’s seat and attempted to walk away, authorities said.

However, he was immediately stopped and questioned. During the investigation, it became known that the vehicle was confirmed to be stolen out of New York, officials said.

The juvenile was subsequently placed under arrest and found in possession of a quantity of marijuana and the keys to the stolen vehicle. During his arrest, the juvenile indicated “some bullets” may be within the vehicle, police said.

During a search of the stolen vehicle, officers recovered .32 caliber and 9 millimeter bullets, along with a .32 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver, authorities said.

Then earlier today, a loaded 9mm handgun was found near the scene of the 15-year-old’s
arrest on Sixth Street. An investigation is ongoing to determine who discarded that
handgun, officials said.

According to police, the teenager was charged with receiving stolen property, unlawful possession of a handgun, unlawful possession of handgun ammunition, unlawful possession of a firearm by a minor, possession of marijuana and being an unlicensed driver.

Following his arrest, he was remanded to the Union County Youth House.

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