Monday, January 22, 2018

Handgun Recovered During Route 46 Traffic Stop

Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Francisco Porras (36) of Littlefield, TX, for unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of hollow point bullets on December 26, 2017.

On that date, at approximately 10:02 P.M., Officer Jayson Sickles was on patrol on Route 46 west when he observed a 2007 Honda pickup truck allegedly which has an inoperative tail light. The vehicle was stopped and the operator was found to be Porras. It is alleged that when asked for his driving credentials, Porras was uncooperative and then informed the officer that he only possessed a Texas identification card and did not have the other credentials with him. He further allegedly stated that he was allowed to operate the vehicle because he was helping his wife.

Further investigation allegedly resulted in the recovery of a H & R .32 caliber handgun, which was loaded with three hollow point bullets and three full metal jacketed bullets, from the vehicle’s glove compartment. Porras was immediately placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. In addition to the criminal charges, Porras was also issued traffic summonses for being an unlicensed driver and for failing to maintain lamps. At the time of this press release, he was awaiting transport to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark.

(It should be noted that the charges against Porras are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until he either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law)




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