Police & Fire

Detectives Arrest 3, Recover 3 Handguns During Special Detail


Paterson, NJ -  On Friday evening, 5/19, Detectives from the Paterson Police Department Ceasefire and Street Crime Units, along with Detectives with the New Jersey State Police, were assigned to a Violent Crime Suppression Detail . These officers were assigned to monitor designated Violent Crime locations citywide, and to enforce any violations observed within these areas. At approximately 11:30 P.M., while in the area of Carroll and Governor Streets, Detectives observed a large group of males congregating and consuming alcoholic beverages. As Detectives exited their vehicles to investigate further and issue the appropriate violations,  a male within the group (later identified as Kas Mallory) began to walk away, and was told to stop by Detectives to issue a violation to him. Detectives Martin Luizzi and Anthony Castronova began chasing Mallory when he refused to stop. As Mallory fled on Governor Street on foot, he discarded a black handgun to the ground and continued eluding Detectives. Mallory continued from Governor Street to Rosa Parks Boulevard and on to 12 Avenue, where he was apprehended by Detectives Hermann, Castronova,  Prosecutor’s Detective Ricardo Ferreira, and Sergeant Richard La Trecchia. The recovered 9mm firearm had been previously reported stolen.

  At approximately 0130 A.M., Detectives came upon a large group inside Montgomery Park, located in the 4th ward. As Detectives exited their vehicles and began dispersing the group, a male (later identified as Weldon Mickle), entered a  vehicle with an open container of alcohol, and began to drive away. The vehicle was stopped by Detectives Joehan Suarez and Prosecutor’s Detective Ricardo Ferreira along with several assisting Detectives. During the course of the stop, Mickle was found to have a loaded .380 caliber handgun in his possession. As a result of the discovery, additional occupants were removed from the vehicle, and at that time a second firearm was observed within the vehicle. A second person, identified as Dejanira Jose, of Passaic, was also arrested at that time. The recovered 9mm handgun was also previously reported stolen. Each of the recovered firearms will be submitted to the New Jersey State Police ballistics laboratory for examination. 

 "This case is indicative of the tireless efforts by those involved in making  a safer city."

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Date Of Incident #1: Friday 5/19/2017

Time Of Incident: 11:30 P.M.

Location: Carroll /Governor Streets


Arrested: Kas Mallory  AGE: 19

Paterson Resident

Charged: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

Receiving Stolen Property

Resisting Arrest

Obstructing Governmental Function

Recovered Firearm: 9mm Semi-Automatic Handgun (Loaded)


Date Of Incident #2: Saturday 5/20/2017

Time Of Incident:  0130 A.M.

Location: Montgomery Park (Rosa Parks Blvd./Montgomery Street)


Arrested: Weldon Mickle  AGE: 26

Paterson Resident

Charged: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons

Possession Armor Penetrating Ammunition

Possession of a Defaced Firearm

Recovered Firearm: .380 Caliber Semi-Automatic Handgun (Loaded)


Arrested: Dejanira Jose  AGE: 22 (female)

Passaic Resident

Charged: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

Possession Armor Penetrating Ammunition

Receiving Stolen Property

Recovered Firearm: 9mm Semi-Automatic Handgun (Loaded)

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