Loaded Handgun Seized by Secaucus Police

From Secaucus Police, Posted 03-22-2021
On March 21, 2021 at 7:06 A.M., the Secaucus Police responded to the Red Roof Inn, 15 Meadowlands Parkway, on report of a “man with a gun” inside a vehicle within the parking lot.

Upon their arrival, police officers located Damere Demarest, who fit the description provided by the caller of the “man with the gun.” Damere Demarest, 28, of Paterson, was found to be carrying a loaded SCCY CPX-2 9mm handgun on his person and was subsequently arrested.

“I applaud the tipster in this case for having the courage to report suspected criminal activity to the police,” Chief Dennis Miller said. “I am also thankful that this arrest was made and a firearm was seized, without any of the responding police officers having to resort to any use of force.”

Damere Demarest was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm [2C:39-5b(1)] and Unlawful Possession of Handgun Ammunition [2C:58-3.3]. He was lodged in the Hudson County Jail. These charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Tips can be made by calling (201)330-2049, emailed to spdtips@secaucus.net or submitted anonymously through the department’s website at www.secaucuspolice.org. These charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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