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North Carolina Man Arrested in Paramus for Weapons Possession

By kbm0423 on

The Paramus Police Department announces the arrest of Robert Collins, 53, of Ayden, North Carolina, for possession of an illegal handgun.

According to police, on May 3, at approximately 9:13 a.m., Paramus Police Officer Vincent Labarbiera was on patrol on Route 17 southbound in the area of Midland Avenue when he stopped a 2005  Honda Accord for unsafe lane changes and overly tinted windows.

Police officials said that Officer Labarbiera approached the car, at which time the passenger immediately stated that there was a loaded handgun under the seat.

At this time, he was assisted by Paramus Officer Clario Sampson and Officer Don Liu. Labarbiera had both occupants exit the vehicle.

According to police, the officers located the gun under the driver's seat. Both occupants were transported to police headquarters where, after investigation, Robert Collins, the passenger, was placed under arrest for unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of hollow nose bullets.

Police said that the driver of the vehicle was released. Collins was booked and processed. He was then released on his own recognizance pending his initial court appearance.

The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Robert Collins was arrested and charged on May 3 with unlawful possession of a handgun and unlawful possession of hollow nose bullets.