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Alabama Man Arrested in Paramus on Weapons Charges After Traffic Stop


The Paramus Police Department announces the arrest of Milton Watts, 38, of Bessemer, AL., for the possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose.

According to police, on Monday, February 28, at approximately 1:22 a.m., Paramus Police Officer Cesar Hurtado was on patrol on Route 4 westbound when he observed a 2004 Toyota Camry, the color blue, with an extremely blacked-out window tint. 

Police officials said that Officer Hurtado conducted a license plate check on the vehicle, which revealed that the license plates belonged to a Chevy Impala, gold in color. 

According to officials, the vehicle exited onto Route 17 southbound. At this point, Officer Hurtado stopped the vehicle and he was assisted by Paramus Officer Matthew Orefice.

Police said that Hurtado approached the car and the driver, identified as Milton Watts, was unable to produce a registration or insurance card for the vehicle. Hurtado also observed a handgun holster on the front driver side floor of the car. 

A search of the vehicle located a loaded Glock 19 9-mm handgun under the driver's seat. At this time, Watts was placed under arrest, police said. 

Officials said that a search after the arrest also revealed a stolen credit card and a small amount of substance believed to be methamphetamine.

The subject was transported to Paramus Police Headquarters, where he was booked and processed.  

He was then transported to Bergen County Jail pending a bail hearing.