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Mansfield Twp. police find handgun on motorcyclist hurt in crash

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) -Officers tending to a motorcyclist who was hurt in a crash last month discovered a handgun on him, police said.

The crash occurred on Aug. 25, at 12:12 p.m., on Valley Road in Mansfield Township, police said.

A motorcyclist had lost control and struck a guardrail resulting in moderate injuries. While caring for the injured motorcyclist, who was identified as Matthew J. Weaver, 22, of Washington, a loaded handgun was found in his jacket pocket, police said.

Weaver was charged with possession of a handgun without a carry permit and possession of hollow-point bullets. He was released pending a 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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