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Unworn Seat Belt Leads to Weapon, Drug Arrest

Newark police gang unit stops city man Tuesday

A 24-year-old city man was arrested Tuesday on several drugs and weapons charged after Newark police stopped his vehicle for failing to wear a seatbelt, the department said in a statement Tuesday.

Tejuan Davis was stopped near 109 S. 9th St. around 8 pm by members of the department’s Gang Enforcement Unit. As officers approached the vehicle, Davis was reportedly seen removing what police later discovered was a 9-mm firearm from his waistband and tossing it on the passenger-side floor. Davis who has an extensive arrest record, was also in possession of 16 decks of heroin, police said. 

"This arrest is another fine example of having our resources in the right places, at the right times, arresting the right people. The proactive efforts of our Gang Enforcement Unit has routinely led to the arrest of a dangerous career criminals,” Police Director Samuel DeMaio said. “This case exemplifies how we are able to prevent untold tragedies and the loss of life through intelligent policing and proactive patrols. I applaud all of the hard working members of our department who each play an integral role in our endeavor to continue to reduce and prevent crime in our city."

A. Newarker November 07, 2012 at 06:06 PM
"Davis who has an extensive arrest record..." Then why was he out on the city streets in possession of a firearm when he should have been prison?


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