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Citizen Complaints of Drug Activity Ends in Arrest of Newark Man with Gun

By rlsmetro on

Police in Newark are reporting the arrest of 22-year-old Tyheed Harris, of Newark, for possession of a loaded .380 caliber handgun.

According to a statement released by police, acting on citizen complaints of drug activity at the location, at approximately 3:30 p.m Monday., detectives assigned to the Criminal Intelligence Unit responded to the area of Osborne Terrace near Clinton Avenue.

Authorities say officers observed a motor vehicle violation where they stopped the car and found two males in the car with the passenger, Harris in possession of a loaded handgun.

Police say the weapon was immediately seized; then they placed Harris under arrest.

Police charged Harris with the unlawful possession of a weapon then issued the driver a motor vehicle violation summons.

These charges are merely accusations.

The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about any crime in the City to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867).

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.