Hamilton Man Arrested for Unlawful Possession of Weapon
Hamilton Township, New Jersey – In a recent incident, Martique Perry, a 22-year-old resident of Hamilton, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. The arrest took place on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at approximately 12:40 P.M. It occurred after officers from the Hamilton Police Anti-Crime Unit observed a Toyota Corolla committing a motor vehicle violation in the area of Nottingham Way and Greenwood Avenue.
The officers followed the vehicle, which eventually pulled into a gas station located on the 1600 block of Nottingham Way. Upon approaching the driver, he informed the officers that the front passenger was carrying a firearm, claiming to have a permit for it. The officers then engaged with the passenger, who admitted to having a handgun in his right hip area. However, upon further investigation, it was discovered that Perry did not possess a valid permit for the weapon and was not the owner of it.
Consequently, Martique Perry was taken into custody and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. He was subsequently transported to the Mercer County Correctional Facility, where he awaits a detention hearing.
The Hamilton Police Division Anti-Crime Unit is urging anyone with information related to this incident to come forward and contact them at (609) 581-4102. Alternatively, individuals can reach out to the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at (609) 581-4008.
The arrest of Martique Perry highlights the ongoing efforts of law enforcement to combat illegal firearm possession and ensure public safety. The swift response by the Hamilton Police Anti-Crime Unit demonstrates their commitment to upholding the law and protecting the community from potential harm.
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