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Police seize military style knife during traffic stop in Byram Twp.

BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – Byram Township Police arrested a Passaic County man after making a traffic stop and finding a military style knife.

On April 8, an officer observed a vehicle with tinted front windows drive through a red light on Route 206, police said.

The officer stopped the vehicle and while speaking to the driver, who was identified as Carlos M. Ogando-Tavarez of Paterson, the officer observed the handle of what appeared to be a weapon under the driver’s seat. A further investigation revealed the weapon was a large military style knife, police said.

Police asked Ogando-Tavarez about the knife and he allegedly had several different answers as to why the knife was in the vehicle and what he uses it for, police said.

Ogando-Tavarez was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, failure to observe signal, unregistered vehicle, unregistered trailer and tinted windows. He was then released pending a court appearance, police said.

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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