Newark – A Newark man was arraigned today on weapons charges following his arrest, along with a juvenile accomplice, by Essex County sheriff’s officers.
Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that Paul Seburn, age 42, and a 15-year-old female were arrested at 9:30 a.m. yesterday outside of 661 South 18th Street by detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics. Fontoura said that at the time of the arrests Seburn was found to have a fully loaded, 9mm, semi-automatic Intratec handgun in his waistband and the female juvenile was found to have a .380 caliber, semi-automatic Davis Industries handgun in her purse.
“While augmenting the efforts of our Patrol Division at West Side Park which is nearby the arrest scene, our BON detectives received an anonymous tip that Seburn and the girl were in possession of weapons,” Fontoura noted. “After trailing the suspects out of the park our detectives moved in for the arrest.”
Both suspects were charged with the unlawful possession of a weapon. Seburn was additionally charged with the unlawful possession of a weapon by a convicted handgun and he was found to be the subject of an open criminal warrant for theft.
The female was lodged in the Essex County Youth Detention Center where she awaits a hearing in Family Court.
At today’s arraignment, Judge Diana E. Montes ordered Seburn held at the Essex County Correctional Facility in lieu of $45,000 cash bond only.