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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Jillian has a passion for news, giving voice to the voiceless and telling stories that make an impact. A New Jersey native, she spent the past two years as a multimedia journalist/one-man-band at WTAP-TV, the NBC affiliate in Parkersburg, West Virginia, where she covered everything from meth busts to fracking to the homeless to a young man struck by lightening. She was her news director’s “go to health reporter” and also covered many education and political stories. She frequently interviewed the mayors of Parkersburg, Vienna and Williamstown, WV and Belpre and Marietta, Ohio. She interviewed OH Gubernatorial Candidate Ed Fitzgerald and OH Congressional Candidate Jennifer Garrison, as well as WV Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and WV Senator Joe Manchin. Jillian was a regular fixture at the local police, sheriff’s departments, prosecutors’ offices and courthouses. Many looked forward to her ‘Mom of the Month’ series. Her story about two women who lost their children to heroin was widely recognized, along with her much loved piece on the Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis band camp. In her free time, Jillian enjoys yoga; working out, live music, spending time with friends on both coasts and the Mid-Ohio Valley. Follow on Twitter @JillianRis

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