photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Saddle River NJ, a late Friday morning, 09/09, motor vehicle stop by a Saddle River Police patrol officer yielded a cache of illicit drugs, along with an automatic handgun equipped with a high capacity magazine, all found hidden in a small SUV tightly packed with clothing and dozens of other personal items. Saddle River Police enlisted the aid of a Waldwick Police patrol unit, and a K-9 Unit from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office to conduct a thorough search the older model Honda CRV with Alabama license plates that was pulled over by their officer on a side street off of Route 17 southbound in Waldwick.
The vehicle’s adult male driver was placed into handcuffs immediately after the discovery of the stashed drugs and automatic handgun. A flatbed tow truck removed the impounded Honda from the scene. The handcuffed suspect was taken to Saddle River Police headquarters for processing. Saddle River Police Police Chief Jason Cosgriff was on scene shortly following the arrest, and commented to this photographer about the danger his police officers could have faced if the suspect in custody had chosen to deploy the automatic handgun he had in his possession. The Chief said that he was happy things did not go south during this particular motor vehicle stop.