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Hackettstown EMT allegedly had a homemade arsenal in his Sussex County home

FRANKLIN BOROUGH, NJ (Sussex County) –  A Sussex County man is under arrest and facing several charges related to an arsenal of weapons he allegedly made.

Michael V. Zaremski, 25, of Green Township was arrested in Franklin Borough for the unlawful possession of assault firearms and over sixteen high-capacity magazines, and for manufacturing assault rifles and handguns.

The investigation began after a female from the Borough reported that Zaremski sent pictures to her employer which depicted religious or ethnic insensitivity, in an effort to harm her employment, police said.

During the investigation, investigators made contact with Zaremski in Franklin Borough Police Headquarters. While speaking with him, Zaremski, an emergency medical technician in Hackettstown, was found to be in possession of a loaded nine-millimeter handgun with a bullet in the chamber. The weapon was located in an emergency medical service jacket labeled ‘Hackettstown EMS’ which Zaremski reported wearing while on duty as an EMT, police said.

The weapon, which had no serial numbers, was later determined to have been manufactured by Zaremski and was not authorized to possess or carry that firearm, police said.

A search warrant was executed shortly after midnight on Tuesday at his residence and several assault rifles found to have been manufactured by Zaremski were found, along with over fifteen high capacity magazines “loaded and ready to use,” police said.

Zaremski was also charged with possessing an arsenal of firearms at his residence that he allegedly manufactured, police said.

Weapons seized during the investigation included long guns, hand guns, semi-automatic weapons, and high capacity magazines. That investigation is ongoing, police said.

Several firearms and high-capacity magazines and ammunition were seized at the time of the warrant execution and Zaremski was charged with over thirty criminal charges ranging from manufacturing and possessing various semi-automatic assault weapons and ammunition to possessing high capacity magazines, police said.

Zaremski was held at the Sussex County Jail pending his first appearance at Central Judicial Processing.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Photo: Michael V. Zaremski/Courtesy Sussex County Jail)
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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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