Man Charged with Possessing Weapon in Newark

Police officils in Newark are reporting the arrest of Mr. Timeer D. Davis, 23, of Newark, for possession of a loaded handgun Monday.

Police say detectives of the Criminal Intelligence Unit, acting on an anonymous tip, responded to the area of Parkhurst Street and Pennsylvania Avenue on a call of a man with a gun at approximately 5:50 p.m.

According to authorities, police located Davis, who ran and tossed the gun over a residential fence in the area before he was apprehended. A 9MM Glock with an extended magazine and 14 ball point bullets was recovered.

“I am grateful for the public’s continued partnership with Newark Police in reducing crime,” Ambrose said. “Each tip, anonymous or otherwise, is thoroughly investigated by our detectives, who leave no stone unturned in keeping our neighborhoods safe. I commend the members of the Criminal Intelligence Unit for their great work in removing this illegal weapon from our streets.”

Police charged Davis with unlawful possession of a weapon, obstruction of the administration of the law, resisting arrest and possession of a prohibited weapon.

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