On 11/08/14, Newton Police received information that a male subject had threatened a victim with a handgun earlier that day at a Spring Street apartment.
Subsequent investigation provided that Scott Petrick, age 23, of 196 Spring Street was in possession of a 9mm Hi-Point Pistol which he subsequently used to threaten the victim outside of his apartment.
As a result, Petrick was taken into custody and charged with the following offenses:
N.J.S. 2C: 39-4a Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose, 2nd degree
N.J.S. 2C: 39-5b Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, 2nd degree
N.J.S. 2C: 12-1b(4) Aggravated Assault, 4th degree
Bail for above offenses was set at $77,500.00 by Newton Municipal Court Judge John E. Mulhern. Petrick was lodged at the Sussex County jail in default of bail.
Weapon was located and retained by the Newton Police Department.
Patrolman Thomas Tosti, Detective Thomas Muller, Patrolman Daniel Finkle, Patrolman Michael Wolanski