VIOLENT CRIMES TASK FORCE MAKES THREE MORE ARRESTS
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
On September 13, 2016, Jersey City residents Shahid S. Bin-Yamin, age 20, Daniel Rodriguez, age 23, and Gerard Rosario, age 19, were arrested on various charges including several firearm charges and theft.
The arrests were made by members of the Jersey City Violent Crimes Task Force Initiative. These arrests marked the second consecutive night the Task Force has removed illegal firearms from the streets of Jersey City. The Prosecutor’s Office Task Force is an on-going cooperative initiative that was formed to combat violence and take illegal firearms off the streets. The Task Force consists of Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Detectives, Jersey City Police Officers and Hudson County Sheriff Officers.
All three of the defendants have been charged with one count of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in violation of N.J.S. 2C:39-5B(1); Unlawful Possession of Hollow Point Bullets in violation of N.J.S. 2C:39-3F(1); and Receiving Stolen Property in violation of N.J.S. 2C:20-7A.
In addition, Rodriguez was charged with Certain Persons Not to Carry a Firearm in violation of N.J.S. 2C:39-7B.
Bin-Yamin’s bail was set at $150,000 cash or bond. Rodriguez’ bail was set at $150,000 cash only. Rosario’s bail was set at $150,000 cash only.
The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).