FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 1, 2012
Contact: Jim Lowney, 908-527-4711
Sebastian Delia, 908-527-4419

Union County Police Arrest Man with Loaded Handgun in Plainfield Park


Union County Police arrested a Plainfield man on a charge of unlawful possession of a weapon and recovered a fully loaded 9mm handgun on Sunday afternoon.

While on patrol in Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield Officer Dino Capra approached two individuals and immediately detected an odor of burnt marijuana. Officer Capra discovered Tony Sullivan of East 7th Street in Plainfield to be in possession of a partially burnt marijuana cigarette and arrested him.

Upon further investigation, Officer Capra found a 9mm handgun loaded with a full magazine in Sullivan’s backpack and secured the weapon.

Sullivan, 23, was also charged with possession of marijuana and hindering his own apprehension.  He is being held on $50,000 bail in the Union County Jail.