Jersey City Police Recover Two Loaded Firearms During Narcotics Investigations; Arrests are Part on Ongoing Undercover Police Operations Throughout City
JERSEY CITY – As part of their ongoing, aggressive operations, Jersey City Police arrested six individuals on narcotics and weapons charges and recovered two loaded firearms after executing two separate search warrants Sunday night.
One team of officers arrested two individuals on narcotics offenses following a motor vehicle stop on Bergen and Jewett avenues during which they obtained a search warrant for the vehicle, recovering a fully-loaded Makarov 9mm handgun and a ski mask.
Kendenson Sauveur, 21, and Emmanuel Daceus, 23, both of Harrison Avenue, were charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun for unlawful purposes, possession of a weapon and CDS, possession of CDS, and hindering.
A separate team of plainclothes street crimes officers made four arrests at a home on Randolph Avenue. During their investigation, officers observed narcotics being tossed from the window, so the officers secured the home and a search warrant was executed. During the search, officers recovered a .22 caliber rifle.
The four individuals arrested were: Tyquan Baisden, 18, and Takiya Baisden, 38, of Randolph Avenue; Tevin Jackson, 19, of Bidwell Avenue; and Nyheem McKinney, 18, of Clifton Place. All four arrested were charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon and CDS, possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute, and possession with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a school and within 500 feet of public property.
“The Jersey City Police Department is deploying both uniform and plainclothes officers throughout the city to aggressively address public safety concerns,” said Mayor Fulop. “As we enter the spring and summer months, the Jersey City Police Department will have a highly visible presence throughout the city and will continue the highly successful undercover sweeps that last summer led to more than 200 arrests.”