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Wayne Man Charged with Pointing Gun at Woman


Police say on Sunday, April 10th, 2022, at approximately 1:43AM, Wayne Police Officers were dispatched to a residence in the Mountain View section of the township, for a domestic violence incident involving a firearm.

Multiple officers responded and were met outside by members of the household who stated that a male produced a handgun and pointed it a female in the residence during an argument and that others in home tackled him and wrestled the gun from him.

Officers Steve Martell and Michael Sweeney entered the residence to locate the suspect and the handgun.

The female victim approached them and advised officers that the suspect had just jumped from a window to escape the responding officers.

Wayne Police Officer Kristin Mikolaczyk was speaking with victims and witnesses outside when she spotted the suspect running over the train tracks toward Lincoln Park.

She and Officer Erik Cueva chased and apprehended the suspect near the Lincoln Wayne Car Wash. Officers from the Lincoln Park Police Department and the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist when they heard of the foot pursuit.

A search of the scene revealed the involved weapon which was a loaded .45 caliber semi- automatic handgun.

The gun was not registered in New Jersey and its origins are still under investigation.

The suspect could not legally possess a firearm in the State of NJ due to prior criminal convictions.

Arrested was Kenneth Marcano, 40, of Wayne. He was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Resisting Arrest by Flight, and Being a Certain Person Not to Possess Weapons.

Mr. Marcano was charged on a complaint warrant and was placed in the Passaic County Jail pending a detention hearing.

The charges against Mr. Marcano are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.