Handguns, Large Capacity Magazines Recovered During North Bergen Traffic Stop

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Gang Task Force recovered two handguns, high capacity magazines, and arrested a 27-year-old man following a motor vehicle stop in North Bergen.

Mark Peralta, of Nutley, is charged with two counts of Possession of a Weapon (Handgun), crimes of the second degree; two counts of Unlawful Possession of Prohibited Devices (High Capacity Magazine), crimes of the fourth degree; two counts of Certain Persons Not to Have a Weapon, a crime of the second degree; two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon Having a Prior NERA Conviction, a crime of the first degree; and Resisting Arrest,  a Disorderly Persons Offense.

Shortly before 7 p.m., the Gang Task Force conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of Liberty Avenue and 41st Street. Peralta was found to have an open warrant out of Jersey City and was placed under arrest. Detectives recovered two loaded handguns and two high capacity magazines from the vehicle.

The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.