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Paterson man with assault rifle arrested at backyard of Mill Street home, police

By Jayed Rahman
Published: July 4, 2016

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Police officers arrested 27-year-old Raymond Gonzalez and seized an assault rifle in the backyard of a Mill Street home early Sunday morning, said police director Jerry Speziale.

Gonzalez was observed standing inside a fenced in rear yard with a MAK-90 Sporter 762×30 caliber AK assault rifle within arm’s reach at about 3:30 a.m.

Police officers Manuel Gonzalez and Mark Defrancesco arrested Gonzalez without an incident. He was charged with various weapons offenses including having in possession a prohibited weapon.

“The officers involved may have averted a serious incident from occurring by removing such a high power weapon,” said Speziale.

Speziale said Gonzalez was also charged with receiving stolen property for having a weapon that was reported stolen.

The non-sporterized MAK-90 has been utilized by militias in various Cold Ward theaters. It continues to be utilized by militiamen engaged in conflict in both Iraq and Afghanistan.


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