Police in Newark are reporting the arrest of Mr. Jorge A. Jimenez, 27, of Newark, for possession of seven weapons and drugs after receiving a Crime Stoppers tip Thursday.
Police said 2nd Precinct detectives confirmed the tip and observed Jimenez with various weapons, including one AK-47, one pump shotgun, two semi-automatic pistols, one BB gun, and two revolvers.
According to a statement from police officials, they found Jimenez in possession of 550 decks of heroin, 225 vials of cocaine and $58.00 in cash and at least one weapon, a 9MM firearm, reported stolen out of Virginia Beach.
Jimenez faces 24 charges, including seven counts each of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and is also charged with two counts each of CDS Possession (heroin and cocaine), CDS Distribution and CDS Distribution Within 1,000-ft. Of a School and Possession of an Assault Weapon, Possession of Extended Magazines, Possession of Prohibited Ammunition (hollow point bullets), Possession of more than 400 Rounds of Ammunition and Possession of a Handgun While Committing a CDS Offense.
The investigation is ongoing.
“I thank the members of the 2nd Precinct’s Narcotics Enforcement Team for their proven commitment to removing illegal guns from our streets,” Director Ambrose said. “This gun recovery adds to the 515 guns members of the Newark Police Division have seized this year. Today’s removal of an assault weapon, among other illegal firearms, is to be highly commended,” Director Ambrose added.
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 this incident or any criminal activity 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.