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Juvenile Arrested with Handgun and Drugs After Fleeing Car Stop

For Immediate Release:  September 16, 2020


On September 15, 2020, a juvenile male was arrested with a handgun and drugs after fleeing from a motor vehicle stop.

At 8:57 pm, Officer Ivaylo Ivanov attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop in reference to an ongoing investigation.  After activating his emergency lights, the driver, a 17-year-old male, failed to stop and accelerated away.  The juvenile disregarded several traffic lights before stopping in the 1600 block of Adriatic Avenue where he exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

Officer Ivanov began to chase the juvenile who dropped a handgun from his waistband, picked it up, and continued to flee.  The juvenile fell to the ground still holding the handgun and Officer Ivanov began to give him orders which were ignored.  The male got back up and continued to run until he threw the handgun and surrendered shortly after.

The juvenile was taken into custody without further incident.  He was found in possession of 140 bags of heroin, 34 MDMA tablets, and five grams of marijuana.  The handgun was recovered and loaded with hollow-point ammunition with a defaced serial number.


ARRESTED:  A 17-year-old male from Pleasantville, NJ.

CHARGES:  Unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of hollow-point ammunition, possession of a defaced firearm, obstruction of justice, eluding, three counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), and two counts of possession with intent to distribute CDS.

The male was remanded to the Harborfields Detention Facility.


Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766 or anonymously text to tip411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD. 


Alert sent on 09/16/2020 at 10:26AM EDT


Lieutenant Kevin Fair


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