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Category Archives: Weapons Offenses

Orange Man Charged with Aggravated Assault, Weapons Offenses

Orange NJ Aggravated Assault LawyerAfter a recent dispute in Orange, New Jersey resulted in a shooting, a local man is facing charges for aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and associated weapons offenses.

The aforementioned incident occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 4th in the vicinity of Washington and High streets. According to city authorities, 27-year-old Orange resident Quddus Widener is accused of attacking a 27-year-old victim, who remains unidentified. The victim was shot in the buttocks but received medical care at University Hospital in Newark and is expected to fully recover.

Widener was subsequently charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and other weapons offenses. Among the charges against him, unlawful possession of a weapon is classified as a second degree crime when the weapon in question is a firearm. Specifically, unlawful possession of a handgun is punishable by a sentence to serve between 5 and 10 years in New Jersey State Prison. In addition, these charges are governed by New Jersey’s Graves Act, which requires the imposition of a mandatory term of imprisonment with a minimum period of parole ineligibility fixed at, or between, one-third and one-half of a sentence imposed, or 3 years, whichever is greater.

As for the aggravated assault charges, the degree of the charges will be determined by a number of factors, including the presence of a weapon (in this case, a handgun) and the extent of the victim’s injuries (bodily injury, serious bodily injury, or significant bodily injury).

For additional information pertaining to this case, access the following article: Man charged after dispute ends with shooting in Orange

Montclair Authorities Investigating Armed Robbery

Montclair authorities are currently investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a local gas station recently. The two male suspects, who remain unidentified, reportedly grabbed a gas station employee by the neck and robbed him at gun point. According to a news release issued by the Montclair Police Department, the robbery in question occurred at… Continue Reading

Police Seize Heroin, Marijuana, Guns During Newark Arrest

Officers from the Newark Police Department recently arrested a man who was reportedly found in possession of over $4,000 worth of heroin, marijuana, and three guns, including one defaced firearm. The man is now facing numerous charges for drug and weapons offenses. According to Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose, officers were conducting surveillance at the… Continue Reading

Alleged Assault in Verona Park Under Investigation by Essex County Authorities

Authorities in Essex County are actively investigating the alleged assault of a young female victim that is said to have occurred in Verona Park over Memorial Day weekend. According to a spokesperson for the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, the assault incident occurred at approximately 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 28th, at which time an 18-year-old young woman… Continue Reading

Montclair Man Arrested on Marijuana Charges after Motor Vehicle Search

A Montclair man was recently arrested on drug and weapons charges after a routine traffic stop resulted in a search of his vehicle and the discovery of significant quantities of marijuana, as well as a handgun. The aforementioned incident occurred at at 12:19 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27th, when officers from the Bloomfield Police Department’s… Continue Reading

Woman Allegedly Threatens Essex County Sheriff’s Officer During Drug Arrest

A suspected member of the Bloods street gang was arrested following a narcotics investigation conducted by the Essex County Sheriff’s Office recently. She is facing several drug charges, as well as weapons offenses, and charges for terroristic threats, as she allegedly threatened the arresting officer while being taken into custody. According to Essex County Sheriff Armando… Continue Reading

Wanted Caldwell Man Arrested After Standoff with Police

A Caldwell man, wanted on multiple outstanding arrest warrants, reportedly engaged in a standoff with police when they arrived at his home to serve the warrants recently. According to Caldwell Police Chief James Bongiornio, the aforementioned incident began when officers from the Caldwell and Glen Ridge police departments arrived at the home of 58-year-old Caldwell resident Michael Rosiak… Continue Reading

Bloomfield Drug Raid Leads to Seizure of $650,000 Worth of Heroin, Marijuana

After a Bloomfield man was arrested on an unrelated warrant, a subsequent search of his home led to the seizure of over 500 bricks of heroin and 70 pounds of marijuana. He is now facing a myriad of serious drug and weapons charges, as well as conspiracy, resisting arrest, and hindering apprehension. 37-year-old Bloomfield resident Emmet… Continue Reading

Man Charged with Aggravated Assault after Altercation at Montclair State University

After a recent altercation at Montclair State University’s Floyd Hall Arena, one man sustained a stab wound, while the other was charged with aggravated assault and multiple weapons offenses. The incident in question occurred just prior to 11:30 p.m. on Monday, April 4th, at which time officials from the Clifton Police Department contacted Montclair State University… Continue Reading

Essex County Authorites Charge Newark Woman with Drug and Weapons Offenses

Authorities in Essex County recently arrested a Newark woman who is now charged with multiple drug and weapons offenses, after a search of her home reportedly revealed crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and a handgun. According to Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura, 45-year-old Newark resident Venessia Northover was arrested after a search warrant was executed at her home on… Continue Reading