Police: Jersey City man arrested in Hoboken for discarding gun at housing authority building


A Jersey City man was arrested in Hoboken last week for discarding a gun at a local housing authority building in early September, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Keshawn Gregory, 19, of Jersey City, has been charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, according to Det. Lt. Jonathan Mecka.

At approximately 1:20 p.m. on Thursday, September 7th, Police Officer Frank Francolino was advised of a possible handgun located at 301 Jackson St.

While looking into the matter, Francolino located the weapon (Taurus model G25 9MM) which appeared to be discarded. At this time, no one was in the immediate area and officers on scene were unable to connect a person to the weapon.

Det. Bret Globke led the investigation, which resulted in an arrest on Friday, September 30th by the Hoboken Police Department Street Crimes Unit. The person arrested was identified as Gregory.

He was processed, his charges were placed on a warrant, and he was transferred to Hudson County Correctional Facility, authorities said.

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