Four men wanted for violent crimes, including recent shootings, have been arrested by the New Jersey State Police.
Warlin Castillo, 19; Rhajhson Hawkins, 19; Eugeonce Coleman, 28; and Larry Cox, 55, all of Paterson, were arrested during a sweep in Paterson on Friday, authorities said.
Three of them are members of violent street gangs, authorities said.
Castillo was arrested for his alleged role in a robbery and shooting of a man on July 11. He is a known Trinatarios gang member, authorities said.
Hawkins was wanted for a shooting that also occurred on July 11. He is a known Crips gang member, authorities said.
Coleman was wanted for various crimes in Paterson, authorities said. He is a known Bloods gang member.
Cox was wanted for a parole violation, authorities said.
“Operations like these play a critical role in diminishing violent crimes by targeting recidivist violent offenders who recklessly endanger the safety of our residents,” Patrick Callahan, superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said. “We are committed to working with our partners to seek out and remove violent offenders from the streets of Paterson.”
New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit and Street Gangs & Organized Crime North Unit conducted the sweep with members of the State Police K-9 Unit, United States Marshals Service NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force, New Jersey State Parole Board, Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Paterson Police Department Ceasefire Unit, and Paterson Police Department Warrant Squad.