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    Blaring stereo leads officers to heavy back seat artillery

    Blaring stereo leads officers to heavy back seat artillery
    Monday, July 02, 2007
    By CRAIG GARRETSON

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    A routine traffic stop for a noise violation in Downtown Jersey City led to the arrest of a suspected drug dealer who had a loaded AK-47 assault rifle on the back seat of his car, Jersey City cops said.

    Khalis L. Sternes, 27, of Hopkins Avenue, was arrested on numerous weapons charges, possession of cocaine and driving with a suspended driver's license, reports said.

    Sternes's loud car radio as he was stopped at a red light on Monmouth Street at Newark Avenue at about 8 p.m. Saturday drew the attention of plainclothes officers Greg Yurchak and John Theodoroleas, reports said.

    The officers asked Sternes for his driver's license and other documents, and while they were speaking to him, one officer spotted the nozzle of a firearm on the back seat, reports said.

    Sternes was taken out of the car without incident, and then a search of the vehicle turned up the loaded assault rifle as well as 52 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition and a bag of cocaine, reports said.

    Further investigation turned up a .22 caliber revolver stashed behind a garbage bin at the Holland Gardens public housing complex. Police believe it was a "community gun" used by Sternes and others to commit street crimes, and are trying to determine if the weapon is linked to criminal activity, reports said.

    Sternes spent three years in prison after a 2002 conviction on drug charges, state Department of Corrections records show.

    "This incident not only underscores the reality that routine police stops rarely are just routine any longer, but the availability of dangerous weapons has reached epidemic proportions," Mayor Jerramiah Healy said in a statement. "I mean, an AK-47 on the streets, it's ridiculous."

    Police Chief Tom Comey said the arrest illustrates the importance of policing quality-of-life crimes.




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    What the hell is the nozzle of a firearm?
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    I can't stand loud thumping rap noise. I got so tired of writing up this one guy. On the last stop I did on him I told him I had warned him for the last time. I ripped out his stereo, door speakers, back dash speakers, the box in the trunk, all his CD's and tagged them as evidence.
    I did get a conviction and though I was told my action was not illegal it was not recommended by departmental policy.
    It sure was nice to see him ride for a few days without a sound coming from the vehicle.
    I also got a bag of marijuana on the stop.
    Stopping vehicle's with thump rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackalope View Post
    What the hell is the nozzle of a firearm?
    I'd have to hazard a guess and say it's 'ignorant media' for 'muzzle.'
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    I can't stand loud thumping rap noise. I got so tired of writing up this one guy. On the last stop I did on him I told him I had warned him for the last time. I ripped out his stereo, door speakers, back dash speakers, the box in the trunk, all his CD's and tagged them as evidence.
    I did get a conviction and though I was told my action was not illegal it was not recommended by departmental policy.
    It sure was nice to see him ride for a few days without a sound coming from the vehicle.
    I also got a bag of marijuana on the stop.
    Stopping vehicle's with thump rules.

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    Here in Chicago we can do sound impoundments for loud music.
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    What a dumb arse he was the last thing you would want to do is draw attention to yourself if your running round with a loaded AK47
    on the rear seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by conalabu View Post
    You got any slots open, sarge?
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