Motor Vehicle Stop in Secaucus Leads to Recovery of Loaded Handgun With High Capacity Magazine

On Saturday, December 12 at 12:56 P.M., Secaucus Police Officer Michael Borrelli stopped a motor vehicle on Paterson Plank Road and 1st Street for having tinted windows.

During the stop, it became known that the driver possessed a loaded semi-automatic handgun.  The handgun was easily accessible to the driver as it was positioned directly next to the driver’s seat.  Additionally, the handgun had a thirty (30) magazine inserted within, which was loaded with twenty-three (23) .45 caliber bullets.  The driver, Christopher Ray, 29 of District Heights, MD was arrested.

“This is yet another reminder of the danger that our police officers face on a daily basis,” Chief Dennis Miller said.  “Proactive policing is vital in keeping the Secaucus community safe and I fully support my officers’ efforts.”

Christopher Ray was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Handgun [2C:39-5b(1)] and Unlawful Possession of High Capacity Magazine [2C:39-3(j)]. Christopher Ray was lodged in the Hudson County Correctional Facility.  These charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.