Police investigating recovered handgun in Jersey City’s high crime, high narcotics area

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JERSEY CITY – Jersey City Police recovered a handgun early Thursday morning after observing a group of disorderly people in a high crime, high narcotics area, officials said.

According to the police report, at around 1:21 a.m. Officers that were assigned to the street crimes unit were operating an unmarked Police vehicle while patrolling the area of Warner Avenue, McAdoo Avenue, Rutgers Avenue and Rose Avenue, an aforementioned area that is known to be one of Jersey City’s high crime and high narcotics areas with multiple calls for service on weapons and drug offenses.

They observed a silver Honda Civic occupied by two passengers that was double parked near the intersection at Warner and Rose. The officers exited their vehicle to investigate.

As they approached the Honda they observed a large disorderly group of 7-10 people congregating near the intersection. Multiple individuals involved were known to officers for previous offenses. As the officers approached the group began to disperse south on Rose Avenue towards McAdoo Avenue.

The area was canvassed for contraband and weapons. Police located a black handgun, identified as a hi-point JHP 45 caliber with a serial number behind the driver’s side tire of a vehicle parked in the driveway of a home on Warner Avenue. There were eight rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber of the recovered handgun. No arrests were made and Police are currently investigation.

No further information is available at this time.

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