Fort Lee NJ Men Arrested, Allegedly Found with Illegal Weapons in Apartment
Fort Lee police arrested three men accused of keeping a number of illegal weapons in an apartment.
Fort Lee NJ police received a report of bullet holes in the windows of several businesses around 2460 Lemoine Avenue. When detectives investigated, they discovered that the damage was the result of large steel bearings.
Detectives determined that the ball bearings had come from an upper apartment located at 2450 Lemoine Avenue. Police officers further narrowed the search when they noticed that the occupants of one of the upper apartments had closed the windows and lowered the blinds.
Investigators spoke with the occupants of the apartment and allegedly received consent to conduct a search. The officers then allegedly discovered several weapons inside the apartment. Among the weapons reportedly confiscated by police were a machete, multiple knives, a large ax, and archery equipment. Police also reportedly found large slingshots and wrist-mounted launchers.
All of the suspects were placed under arrest and charged with a number of criminal offenses. The 24-year-old suspect has been charged with multiple counts of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of weapons, manufacture of weapons, and criminal mischief.
The 20-year-old suspect and the 21-year-old suspect have both been charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon. The 20-year-old suspect has also been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia because police officers reportedly found him with equipment typically used to package drugs.
After the suspects were arrested and charged, they were transported to the Bergen County Jail. The 21-year-old suspect is being held at the facility on a $50,000 bail amount; the other two suspects are being held there on $2,500 bail amounts.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Fort Lee Men Kept Cache of Weapons in Apartment, Police Say.”