“Operation Safe City” in Englewood NJ Leads to Arrest of Shooting Suspect
Englewood NJ police have been cracking down on violence in the city, resulting in the arrest of a person accused of aggravated assault.
For the past few months, the Englewood Police Department has been trying to prevent shootings on city streets before they happen. The focus on violent assaults came in response to a significant rise in the total number of shootings in Englewood, NJ, with 31 shootings occurring between April 2015 and January 2017.
Law enforcement in Englewood NJ initiated “Operation Safe City” six months ago. Both the Englewood Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office worked together as part of the operation.
Now Englewood NJ police have arrested at least one person in connection with shootings on city streets.
According to authorities, a 26-year-old man who lives on Oakland Street in Englewood was responsible for a number of shootings. When police arrested the suspect and searched his residence, they allegedly found a loaded handgun, a loaded AR-15 style assault rifle, and several rounds of ammunition.
The 26-year-old suspect has been charged with multiple crimes, including aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a weapon. The suspect was also charged with drug possession because police allegedly found him with illegal narcotics.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “2 Arrested in Englewood Violence Crackdown, Cops Say.”