Trio arrested in West New York with guns and drugs in car

Angel DeJesus | Clifton Figaro | Carlos Ramos
Angel DeJesus | Clifton Figaro | Carlos Ramos

A North Bergen man and two West New York residents were arrested April 24 near 60th and Broadway on drug- and gun-related charges.

According to a police source, while on patrol in the area of Dewey Avenue approaching 65th street, officers observed a white four-door car speeding eastbound.

They made a left on 65th and Dewey heading towards Broadway in an attempt to catch up with the car.

It continued to speed, made a right turn on Park Avenue southbound, breezing through the stop sign at the intersection of 65th and Park.  Then it made a right on 62nd heading west.

Finally it pulled into an Exxon station on 60th and officers conducted a motor vehicle stop.

As they asked the male driver, 28-year-old Clifton Figaro of West New York for license and registration, the male passenger, Angel DeJesus, 24, of West New York —  reached underneath the seat, where there was a strong smell of raw pot.

Another passenger, Carlos Ramos, 18, of North Bergen had a weapon in his waistband.

Figaro admitted his license was “f’ed up.” 

Inside his right jacket pocket was a pair of silver brass knuckles. In the same pocket was a cellophane baggie containing green vegetation.

Officers found a second handgun inside the car, a Lorcin model L380 semi-automatic.  It had five rounds of hollow point ammunition in the magazine.

Two black ski masks and a box of latex gloves were also found in the car’s back seat.

All three men were arrested.  The car was towed from the scene.

Ramos had a $200 active warrant out of North Bergen.  He was also charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, prohibited weapons and devices and certain persons not to have weapons.

DeJesus had a $500 active warrant out of Guttenberg. He was also charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, certain persons not to have weapons, prohibited weapons and devices and receiving stolen property.

And Figaro with a $250 active warrant out of Hoboken. He was also charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, motor vehicle summons, careless driving, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, driving while suspended and safety glass requirement.

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