Englewood New Jersey police are cracking down on violence throughout the city, with law enforcement recently arresting an individual accused of aggravated assault.
For several months, Englewood police have been trying to cut down on shootings on city streets. The focus on shootings and assaults came in response to a substantial rise in the number of shootings in Englewood, New Jersey. Statistics indicate that there were 31 shootings in Englewood NJ between April 2015 and January 2017.
Police in Englewood New Jersey started “Operation Safe City” six months ago, with both the Englewood Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office assisting with the law enforcement operation.
Now Englewood detectives have made an arrest in connection with multiple shootings on city streets.
According to officials, a 26-year-old man who resides on Oakland Street in Englewood NJ was wanted as a person of interest in city shootings. When police officers apprehended the suspect and searched his Englewood home, they allegedly discovered a loaded handgun, a loaded assault rifle, and countless rounds of ammunition.
The 26-year-old suspect faces several criminal charges, including aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a weapon. The suspect also faces charges for drug possession because detectives allegedly discovered him in possession of illegal narcotics.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “2 Arrested in Englewood Violence Crackdown, Cops Say.”