Paterson police issue 1,400 motor vehicle summonses, arrest 26 people in weekend operation | Paterson Times

Paterson police issue 1,400 motor vehicle summonses, arrest 26 people in weekend operation


The police issued 1,402 motor vehicle summonses, arrested 26 people, seized guns, and confiscated an assortment of drugs in a weekend operation throughout the city, according to public safety director Jerry Speziale.

Police issued 1,112 moving violations and 290 parking violations to motorists. 22 vehicles were towed, police said.

26 people were arrested. 8 for active warrants, 16 for drug offenses, and 2 for firearm possession. Police seized three handguns in the operation.

524 glassine envelopes of heroin, 40 vials of crack cocaine, and 35 grams of marijuana was seized, police said.

Police conducted the operation on Friday and Saturday with the assistance of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, U.S. Department Homeland Security, Passaic County Sheriff’s Office, New Jersey Bureau of Parole, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

The U.S. Department Homeland Security provided a chopper for air support, police said.

“We appreciate the tremendous support from our federal, state and county counterparts in these efforts,” Speziale said.

  • Dominick Perez

    They were standing on the Madison Ave overpass and illegally pulling people over. I guess Mayor McCheese needs more money to pay off his cronies for their political support.

    • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/100001639288311/ David Standard

      what happened ? Did your dealer get arrested ?

      • aLdo


        • Dominick Perez

          What do you expect from a bloated pig lover?

      • Dominick Perez

        Actually no, I don't use drugs. You look like you're an alcoholic though.

  • andres rodriguez

    This is nothing in paterson the people violate the laws work in the streets double parking. Cars with false plates drinking in the corners the police do nothing. Music at full volume that shame the police are the first to break the law.Paterson every day is worse