15-year-old Paterson boy had two loaded handguns on 12th Avenue | Paterson Times

15-year-old Paterson boy had two loaded handguns on 12th Avenue


A 15-year-old Paterson boy carrying a black bag that later turned out to contain two loaded handguns was walking down the sidewalk of 12th Avenue on Saturday evening.

Police had learned about the boy’s activities from a concerned citizen. Police officer Jensin Burgos saw him at about 6:10 p.m. carrying his bag on 12th Avenue and East 24th Street.

The boy, acting suspicious, tried to avoid Burgos.

Burgos exited his marked police car and tried to speak to the boy. But the boy tried to avoid the officer and began to run towards an alleyway. Realizing he had been caught, the boy discarded the black bag and a handgun fell out.

Burgos arrested the boy and recovered the black bag, which contained two loaded Taurus 9MM semi-automatic handguns. He also recovered 100 rounds, including 50 hollow nose bullets.

“Officer Burgos was able to quickly piece the information together and removed two dangerous and deadly high power weapons from our streets,” said public safety director Jerry Speziale.

Burgos called a back up unit and had the boy transported to police headquarters for processing. The boy, whose name is being withheld because of his age, was charged with possession of stolen property, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of a defaced firearm.

Speziale said one handgun was reported stolen and the other one was defaced with an obliterated serial number.

  • Paterson Resident

    Stop and frisk

    • Dingo jones

      Stop and think about what you are saying because me I like living in a country where freedom reigns. A sure way to end up living under a dictatorship is to slowly begin to take away a citizens rights, (like the right not to be searched without cause) thinking it's no big deal. People have died for these rights that you want to throw away. We need to cure the disease not it's symptoms. Are you even from Paterson ?

      • http://www.facebook.com/animalabusewar Animal Abuse War

        Criminals lose their rights when they are breaking the law. What about the rights of law abiding people NOT to be robbed,raped,shot? A lot of innocent people die from these criminals. So whose rights are more important? I would agree with you if we didn't have so many inept pos parents raising their children to be criminals. I do live in paterson

    • MarquinhoGaucho

      I was stopped and frisked in NY years ago, they didnt find anything of course and I was let go no harm done. Apparently they were looking for someone who had the same color jacket and Giants cap , which I happened to be wearing, they were nice about it and apologetic afterwards

  • Unc

    One for each hand!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/animalabusewar Animal Abuse War

    yet another fine set of parents raising their children with morals, ethics, responsibly and respect. When someone the little thug tries to rob, takes one of his guns and shoots the little bastard, the crying drama will be all over the news, yet, they do nothing to prevent their scum offspring from being in this situating to begin with. They were all absent when they learned the word Prevention in school.

    • Miss jamaica