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2 Phillipsburg residents among three arrested following traffic stop in Somerset County

WARREN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Somerset County) – Two Phillipsburg residents were among three arrested following a traffic stop Thursday afternoon in Warren Township, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

On Jan. 4, at around 3:30 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle, driven by Tristine J. Fleetwood, 19, of Seaford, DE, on Hillcrest Road near Interstate 78, McDonald said.

During the traffic stop, officers discovered that the vehicle was displaying a stolen license plate. Upon further investigation, Javon E. Singletary, 18, and a 17-year-old boy both from Phillipsburg were each allegedly found to be in possession of a loaded handgun, one being described as a suspected “ghost-gun”. Additionally, the juvenile was found to be in possession of a high-capacity magazine, McDonald said.

Fleetwood was charged with receiving stolen property and released on her own recognizance.

Singletary was charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun and lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.

The juvenile was charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a high-capacity magazine. He was lodged in the Middlesex County Youth Detention Center pending a family court appearance.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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