ALERT CENTER: New Jersey man arrested for having loaded gun in Inwood

According to detectives, officers observed a car with a New Jersey registration and excessive window tints traveling eastbound on Burnside Avenue near Wahl Avenue.

News 12 Staff

Sep 1, 2022, 8:53 AM

Updated 590 days ago

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Police say a New Jersey man has been arrested for gun possession in Inwood.
According to detectives, officers observed a black colored Nissan Maxima with a New Jersey registration and excessive window tints traveling eastbound on Burnside Avenue near Wahl Avenue. 
When fficers conducted a traffic stop, the driver was observed making furtive movements, seemed nervous and admitted to not having a valid driver's license. 
For officer safety, the driver was brought to the rear of the vehicle where he admitted to being in possession of a loaded firearm. 
Joshua C. Figueroa, 25, of Union City, was arrested without incident. 
Recovered from Figueroa’s pants pocket was a black and silver colored Guardian .32 caliber handgun. 
No injuries were reported.
Figueroa is charged with criminal possession of a firearm and multiple vehicle and traffic law violations. 
Joshua C. Figueroa, Credit: Police


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