Police in Cranford Seize Two ‘Ghost Guns’

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CRANFORD, NJ – Police in Cranford seized two ghost guns in two separate incidents this week resulting in two arrests. In one incident, the suspect reached for his gun and then scuffled with officers before being restrained.

According to police, on Saturday, at approximately 7:00 pm officers responded to a disturbance call in the area of Meeker Avenue and Heinrich Street. 

“Officers approached an individual later identified as Patrick Wolfe, 52, Union, during which time Wolfe reached into his waistband and produced a handgun,” the department said. “Officer Michael Gamba quickly grabbed the weapon, wrestling it away from Wolfe.  Wolfe was charged with multiple weapon-related offenses and remanded to the Union County Jail pending a detention hearing.”

Then, on Wednesday, officers responded to a disturbance at a Wall Street residence. 

“During the course of an investigation, officers recovered a semi-automatic weapon determined to be a “Ghost Gun.”  Detectives are working with County, State, and Federal Partners to determine the origin of the weapon,” police said.

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