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Police Arrest Man Allegedly Carrying Loaded Gun in Newark

By rlsmetro on

Police in Newark reports the arrest of Mr. Robert Manning, 27, of Newark, for possession of a loaded .9mm handgun.

According to a statement released by Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose, acting on citizen complaints of drug activity in the area, at approximately 1:30 p.m., detectives assigned to the Criminal Intelligence Unit responded to the Wynona Lipman Housing Complex.

Director Ambrose said officers arriving at the scene observed a vehicle running and unoccupied when they found the owner then seized the gun from the car.

Police arrested Manning then charged him with the unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of prohibited ammunition and hindering.

These charges are merely accusations.

The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about any crime in the City 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.