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East Brunswick: "Missing Person" and His Loaded Gun Apprehended on Ryders Lane

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A loaded handgun was among the items left behind by a declared "missing person" from California earlier  this week, when the East Brunswick police apprehended a young man near the railroad tracks.

On June 13, 2016 at approximately 8:45 PM, patrol units responded to the area of Fifth Street on the report of found property on the railroad tracks.  Among the items found was a loaded Taurus .22 caliber handgun, hollow point ammunition and a Tennessee driver’s license belonging to a 22-year-old male named Alan McCoy, says a police report issued this afternoon.  

Officers observed an individual walking down the railroad tracks, and, as they attempted to make contact, he fled the area into the woods between Fifth Street and Sixth Street.

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Patrol units - along with the assistance of the South River Police Department, East Brunswick Independent Fire Company and New Jersey State Police K-9 - unit searched the area for the suspect with negative results.

On June 14th at approximately 8:00 AM, Patrolman Maria Miller was on patrol and observed an individual that matched the description of the suspect walking in the area of Ryders Lane and Hollis Road.  Ptl. Miller and other patrol units approached the individual who identified himself as Alan McCoy and admitted that he had left his belongings on the railroad tracks the night before. 

Further investigation revealed that the suspect had traveled to New Jersey from California and he had taken the handgun from his father while in California.  He was also listed in the national database as a missing person, his father had reported him missing to California authorities.  His father was subsequently notified.

McCoy was charged with possession of the firearm and bail was set at $75,000.00.  He was transported to Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in lieu on bail, say police sources.

 

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