Two separate incidents led to the arrest of two Newark residents for possession of handguns authorities said.
According to authorities.m, On Tuesday afternoon, 2nd Precinct detectives received an anonymous tip through the Department’s tip line about an individual driving a Honda in possession of a gun and drugs in the North Ward.
Acting on the tip, officers from the 2nd Precinct responded to the area of Nursery Street and Wakeman Avenue and observed a vehicle matching the description provided by the tipster.
When they stopped the car to investigate they arrested the driver after he admitted he had a gun and drugs in the car authorities said.
The driver, Jose Martinez, 30, was charged with Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose, Possession of approximately $2,100 worth of Heroin, Possession of heroin with the Intent to Distribute and Possession of heroin with the Intent to Distribute within a 1000 feet of a School.
Later that evening, members of the Special Enforcement Bureau observed a Ford Focus traveling on Irvine Turner Boulevard.
Recognizing the driver as unlicensed from a prior arrest, they stopped him to investigate.
During the stop, they detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and saw a bag of marijuana in Scott's lap and arrested him authorities said.
During Scott's arrest, they confiscated a gun hidden in his fanny pack.
Ameer Scott, 18, was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a gun.
The driver of the vehicle was issued tickets for being an unlicensed driver and an obstructed license plate.
Ambrose is urging people to continue providing tips by utilizing the Department's 24-hour Crime Stoppers’ tip line at 877 NWK-TIPS (877 695-8477) or NWK-GUNS (877 695-4867). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.