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Newark Police Search for Suspect Wanted for Weapon Possession

By rlsmetro on

Police officials in Newark requests the public’s help in locating Mr. Chancelle T. Young, 27, of Newark, who is being sought on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of Prohibited Weapons, Receiving Stolen Property and Certain Persons Prohibited from Weapons Possession in an incident that occurred on Friday, May 3rd.

According to police, approximately 2:15 a.m., police responded to Ferdinand Street, near Grove Street, on a Shot Spotter notification.

Police say officers located Young, who reported that he was robbed by three masked males, one of whom shot one round of a firearm, causing property damage.

A Tech-9 firearm, which had been reported stolen out of East Syracuse, New York, was later discovered in Young’s possession according to police.

The firearm was loaded with 29 live 9MM rounds, including three hollow point bullets. Also in Young’s possession was a 4-barrel Derringer type-firearm. Police have secured a warrant for his arrest police said.

While detectives are actively searching for Chancelle T. Young we seek the public’s assistance in quickly locating him and removing him from our streets. He is described as 5’9” tall and 160 lbs.

He has a medium brown complexion, black hair and brown eyes according to police.

Director Ambrose is urging anyone with information about the whereabouts of Chancelle T. Young 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.