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NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE
OFFICIAL NEWS RELEASE

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Office of Public Information (609) 882-2000
A/SFC Brian Polite - ext. X7833

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 09, 2012

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Troopers Arrest Four in Newark

Break up drug deal and recover guns & stolen Mercedes Benz

Newark, N.J. - Yesterday, Troopers from the New Jersey State Police Street Gang Unit interrupted a suspected drug deal in Newark that led to the arrested of four men and the recovery of three guns, drugs, and a stolen Mercedes Benz.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. Friday, detectives in the area of Second Street near the intersection of Gould Street in Newark observed a suspected drug transaction between the occupants of a silver Toyota and the occupants of a silver Mercedes. State Police Detectives moved in and took the occupants of the Toyota into custody, but the occupants of the Mercedes Benz fled the scene in that car.

Detectives, working in coordination with the Newark Police department, were able to find the Mercedes immediately after it crashed into an unoccupied parked car and stopped in the backyard of a residence in the 100 block of 22nd Street in Irvington.

Two of the occupants of the Mercedes, Alvis Price, 20, of Newark, and Michael Wilson, 26, of Newark, were arrested at the scene. A third unidentified occupant fled the scene and is still at large.

The occupants of the Toyota, Andrew Ewald and Matthew Boronat, both 23 from West Caldwell, were arrested and charged with Loitering to Commit and CDS Offense. They were released pending court.

Price and Wilson, both suspected to have ties with the Bloods criminal street gang, were charged with Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Eluding, Resisting Arrest, and numerous drug and weapons charges. They were lodged at the Newark City Detention Center.

From the Mercedes, detectives seized a loaded Kimber Arms .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun with a defaced serial number, one semi-automatic paintball handgun and one fully automatic paintball rifle that looks like an M-4 sub-machine gun. Detectives also seized twenty grams of marijuana with a street value of $200.

The Mercedes Benz was reported stolen out of Livingston Twp, N.J.

Charges are merely accusations and the suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.

 
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Alvis Price
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