Street racing motorcyclist arrested with loaded gun, police say

NEWARK — Police seized a loaded handgun and drugs from a motorcyclist who was caught racing with a dirt bike in Newark late Wednesday, authorities said.

City police spotted the motorcycle and dirt bike racing eastbound on Clinton Avenue around 9:20 p.m., according to Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose. The motorcycle ran a red light and swerved into oncoming traffic.

The motorcyclist, Charles Taylor, 29, ignored commands to pull over before he was arrested near Clinton and Avon avenues, police said.

Taylor was caught with a .45 caliber handgun, 23 Xanax pills and 12 oxycodone pills, the public safety director said in …read more

Source: Essex

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