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Somerset County Traffic Stop Leads to Arrests and Seizure of Weapons

Somerset County

By: Richard L. Smith 

In a routine traffic stop in Warren Township, Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald, along with Chief of Detectives Francisco Roman Jr., and the Warren Township Police Department, have announced the arrest of three individuals.AdThe incident occurred on Thursday, January 4, 2024, around 3:30 p.m., on Hillcrest Road near Interstate 78.

The vehicle, operated by 19-year-old Tristine J. Fleetwood of Seaford DE, was stopped for displaying a stolen license plate.

During the investigation, officers discovered that two passengers, 18-year-old Javon E. Singletary of Phillipsburg and a 17-year-old male juvenile from Phillipsburg, were each in possession of a loaded handgun, including one suspected “ghost-gun”.

The juvenile was also found with a high-capacity magazine.AdFleetwood was charged with Receiving Stolen Property and released on her own recognizance.

Singletary faces charges of Unlawful Possession of a Handgun and was held in Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.

The juvenile male was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Handgun and a High-Capacity Magazine and is currently at the Middlesex County Youth Detention Center awaiting a Family Court appearance.

This incident highlights the ongoing efforts of law enforcement in Somerset County to address illegal weapons possession.