Paterson traffic stop yields two arrests and two guns, sheriff says | Paterson Times

Paterson traffic stop yields two arrests and two guns, sheriff says


A motor vehicle stop on North Main Street yielded two arrests and two handguns on Monday night, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.

Rashon Q. Gillison, 34, and Dontre Williams, 19, both of Paterson, were charged with various drugs and weapons offenses.

Gillison and Williams were inside a suspicious black Chrysler van that allegedly broke several traffic laws on North Main Street at around 11 p.m. Their vehicle was stopped.

Gillison was the driver and Williams was the front seat passenger in the vehicle.

Williams allegedly had a Taurus G3c 9mm semi-automatic handgun loaded with a bullet in the chamber and six in the magazine.

Gillison allegedly had a defaced SCCY CPX-1 9mm semi-automatic handgun with a red dot sight loaded with a bullet in the chamber and 10 in the magazine.

Officers suspected both men were armed after approaching the vehicle. Both were ordered out of the vehicle and placed under arrest.

Police searched the vehicle. They recovered a small white pill bottle labeled “Infinity” – Blood Glucose containing 21 blue suspected Percocet pills. A clear zip-lock bag of eight more blue broken pills were located in the driver door panel, two zip-lock bags of marijuana was seized from the middle console, and an orange pill bottle with 14 Percocet pills was seized.

Officers Peter Pelle and Angelo Calabro conducted the successful stop that yielded the two weapons.

  • basil fomme

    Bad guys with guns sure do seem to violate a lot of traffic laws.

  • HankMorgan

    Damn! It’s like every time they make a stop they find guns! I know a lot of teachers who are really happy they don’t have to travel to and work in these heavily armed and dangerous neighborhoods. I am.

    • MarquinhoGaucho

      they dont even wait till night fall to start shooting anymore, how many kids or teachers will start catching strays when school starts??

      • HankMorgan

        How about the 3:00pm shooting on Broadway yesterday?

  • HankMorgan

    I can’t imagine what being a police officer making these types of stops must be like.