Skip to main content

Newark Man Arrested on Weapon Charges

By kcora on

A 21-year-old Newark man was arrested Monday night on weapons charges by a law Essex County sheriff’s detectives.


According to authorities officers from the Bureau of Narcotics were conducting a plainclothes operation in the area of Verona Avenue and Summer Avenue shortly before midnight when they observed a suspect, later identified as Jamil Duran, 21 of Newark, walking west on Verona Avenue while carrying a large duffle bag.


The officers immediately recognized the barrel of a rifle sticking out of the duffle bag. Officers exited their vehicle, displayed their badges, and ordered Duran to drop his weapon. Instead, Duran attempted to discard the weapon by throwing it underneath a parked vehicle.

The weapon was ultimately recovered and identified as a .22 caliber Mossberg rifle.


Authorities acted swiftly, recovering the weapon and rendering it safe. They then placed the suspect under arrest without further incident.


To date, Duran has been charged with the unlawful possession of a weapon.  

Officials said the suspect was lodged at the county jail where he awaits a bail hearing on last night’s charges.