Police: Brooklyn man busted with loaded 9mm handgun and folding knife in Secaucus


A Brooklyn man was busted with a loaded 9 millimeter handgun and a folding knife in Secaucus early this morning after a resident reported an unknown man in her backyard.

Ronald Brown. Photo courtesy of the Secaucus Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Ronald Brown, 35, of Brooklyn, New York, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a defaced firearm, possession of a high-capacity magazine, certain persons not to possess a firearm, two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a knife for an unlawful purpose, possession of drug paraphernalia, contempt of court, and trespassing, said Police Chief Dennis Miller.

As a result, he is still currently lodged at the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

On December 9th at approximately 2:07 a.m., a resident of the 600 block of Second Street reported that her surveillance camera alerted her that there was a man on the side of her residence/backyard.

Patrol officers probed the area and Police Officer Joshua Sigmund located the man on Chestnut Street near Raydol Avenue.

The man, at that point identified as Brown, was found to have an outstanding warrant from Plainsboro with a bail amount of $764. While searching him, Sgt. Aniello Schaffer found a loaded Bryco Jennings 9mm handgun in his waistband.

The handgun had a round chamber, was loaded with 12 rounds in the magazine, and had an obliterated serial number. A further search of Brown revealed a folding knife, suspected crack/cocaine, ecstasy, PCP, and drug paraphernalia.

“This gun arrest is another example of the Secaucus Police Department’s immediate response to reports by the community of suspicious activity,” noted Miller.

“I commend the diligence of the officers involved and their commitment to serving the public. Confronting an individual in possession of a loaded handgun in his waistband, in the dark of night, is testament to the potential dangers our officers face. I am also pleased that this arrest was made without any incident and my officers are safe.”

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