East Orange Man Busted with Loaded Gun During Vehicle Stop in Newark

An 18-year-old East Orange man arrested yesterday after he was found with a loaded handgun during a motor vehicle stop in Newark.

Police said officers patrolling the area of 15th Avenue and South 18th Street at approximately 3:30 p.m., observed a vehicle that had committed a motor vehicle violation.

According to authorities, as officers conducted the motor vehicle stop, the officer observed that the rear seat passenger, identified as Joseph Bossie, had a loaded gun in his possession.

Police arrested Bossie and charged him with the unlawful possession of a weapon.

These charges are merely accusations. The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Director Ambrose is urging anyone with information about this incident 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.