Jersey City man charged with tossing stolen gun during police chase

A Jersey City man was arrested Tuesday afternoon on multiple firearms offenses.

The Jersey City Police Street Crimes Unit was focusing their attention on Arlington Park/Arlington Gardens, including Arlington Avenue, Randolph Avenue, McDougal Street, Harmon Avenue, Ocean Avenue and Grand Street due to recent aggravated assaults in the area.

They observed three men congregating in the center of Arlington Gardens. The courtyard is a known meeting spot for members of the Bloods Gang, specifically the ‘Sex Money Murder’ set and ‘Neighborhood Bloods’ set.

When officers arrived in the courtyard the three men, all wearing dark clothing were standing across from 325 Arlington Ave.

They observed one man, Darryl Jointer Jr. grabbing at his waistband and ordered all of them to show their hands.

One of the men complied but Jointer and another unidentified man began to flee south. Officers yelled, “Stop police” but the three continued on.

As Jointer ran past 390 Arlington Ave., they noticed him discard a silver and black handgun.

Officers recovered the weapon, a Smith & Wesson 9mm with 15 rounds.

Two of those rounds were hollow points, one was chambered and ready to be fired.

When Jointer arrived in front of 12 McDougal St., he jumped over the driveway fence, ran north, entered the driveway and climbed onto the garage.

From the garage Jointer entered the back of 31 Harmon Ave. and officers finally caught up with him hiding in the corner of the yard.

While traveling back to the Bureau of Criminal Identification, officers saw a car reported stolen out of Paterson in front of them.

They pulled it over at Storms Avenue and Bergen Avenue and arrested three men.

Jointer has four open warrants and his gun was reported stolen out of Virginia.

The 20-year-old is charged with possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of hollow point bullets, resisting arrest, obstructing law/government function, possession of a firearm by a minor and receiving stolen property.

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