Easter kept Paterson police busy with two gunfire reports and a stabbing. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Paterson PD More Articles Police & Fire Lyndhurst Police Promotions (PHOTOS): Three Captains, 5 Lieut… Jersey City Man, 50, ID'd As Victim In Fatal Motorcycle Crash VIDEO: Rollover Driver Who Hit Sign, Broke Pole Outside Garfi… comment 0 Read / Add Comments Two reported incidents of gunfire and a stabbing that left a victim in serious condition all ended in Easter Sunday arrests for Paterson police.
City resident Adonis Reyes, 25, was quickly taken into custody after he got into an argument in a Market Street bodega, fired a shot outside and sped off in a black Dodge Durango around 9:15 a.m., Police Director Jerry Speziale said.
Responders identified by Speziale as Sgt. J. Santiago and Officers J. Gonzalez, F. Munoz and E. Garcia cornered Reyes at 17th Street and Madison Avenue, seized a .357-caliber revolver with a spent round and arrested him, the director said.
Roughly 12 hours later, responders identified by Speziale as Officers M. Bashir and J. Dabal chased 30-year-old city resident Luis A. Ortiz after he fired a semi-automatic handgun in the area of 23-25 Southard Street, the director said.
He was taken to St. Josephs Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries before being booked at police headquarters, the director said.
Both Diaz and Reyes were charged with weapons offenses. Diaz also was charged with resisting arrest.
In between the shootings, police respondedto a stabbing at Main and Michigan avenues just before 6 p.m. Sunday.
Speziale went to the hospital himself, he said Monday, to check on the condition of the victim and meet with the family and 6th Ward Councilman Al Abdelaziz.
“The victim underwent emergency surgery and is in stable condition and resting comfortably at the hospital, he said.
City police, meanwhile, converged on the area of Getty and Delaware avenues, where Bashir and Dabal seized two suspects from Passaic – one 19 and the other 20, the director said.
One of those two – identified as 25-year-old Danny Valasquez – was charged with aggravated assault, Speziale said.
A city man was arrested Sunday night for allegedly firing shots on Southard Street, according to police.
Luis A. Ortiz, 30-year-old, allegedly fired shots in the area of 23-25 Southard Street at around 9:30 p.m. 12 hours earlier, police arrested Adonis Reyes, 25-year-old for firing shots three blocks away on Market Street.
Police officers Mohammad Bashir and Jon Dabal observed the armed gunman flee the area. Both officers chased and apprehended Ortiz in the area of 21-25 Martin Street, police said.
Ortiz discarded a 9mm SCCY semi-automatic handgun while fleeing police. During the arrest, Ortiz attempted to forcefully overcome the officers, police said. Police ultimately subdued and restrained him.
Police charged Ortiz with possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, discharging a firearm, and resisting arrest.
The officers were able to quickly piece the situation together, identify the suspect and apprehend him without anyone being shot, police director Jerry Speziale said.