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.