21-Year-Old Arrested with Cache of Weapons, Ammo in Car

Jacob Jimenez, of Newark, was arrested last week by Bloomfield police in the area of JFK Drive North and Franklin Street.

A 21-year-old Newark man was arrested Dec. 29 in Bloomfield for impersonating a police officer and carrying an arsenal of guns and bullets — including hollow-point bullets — in his car, according to police. 

Jacob Jimenez was pulled over by Bloomfield police on Dec. 29 in the area of JFK Drive North and Franklin Street after a report of suspicious activity. Jimenez, who had a passenger in the car, was involved in a dispute with another vehicle at the time of the stop. 

When stopped by police in his 1999 Ford Crown Victoria, Jimenez allegedly held out a gold badge from the driver’s side window and said he worked for the Newark Police Department, according to authorities. Jimenez later said he was a volunteer.

While being questioned, police saw a gun holster on the rear seat of the car and a silver 9-mm black handgun on the floor. A second handgun, a silver .40-caliber Glock, was also found. It was loaded with 10 rounds of ammunition, officials said. 

After the gun discovery, Jimenez was arrested. 

A further search also found the following items: 12 hollow-point bullets, 40 regular bullets, four pairs of handcuffs, a bulletproof vest, pepper spray and an air-soft handgun. 

Jimenez's bail was set at $25,000. 

Bloomfield police also reported Jimenez was being investigated by the Newark Police Department for allegedly activating emergency lights and a siren in his car in an attempt to pull over a vehicle.

uuyyyttt January 07, 2013 at 08:36 PM
Hoolow Points are safer than regular bullets, because regular bullets will go straight through one person and into another. Hollowpoints stop inside of the first person it hits. Hollow points are safer to use in crowded places where you wouldnt want an innocent to be possibly hit by a bullet that went through the suspect. They are not cop killers, and I advise you to do some research. When you buy a gun, the first ammunition the gun places try to sell you are hollowpoints.
Grobi38452 January 09, 2013 at 02:45 PM
hollow points are not "cop killers" and the also do ont stop in the first victim that they hit. They make horrible exit wounds and are designed to do maximum damage when entering and exiting a target. They can go through two people at the proper range and are dangerous in crowded places as most weapons are.
pepito April 27, 2013 at 06:36 AM
Its so funny how people just go and post coments about an issue without knowing all the facts. About jimenes, there is no doubt about his mental problems but about Sterling Securities, I think that if they were running it the way they say, the State Police would've shut them down already.
Anthony Fireman May 24, 2013 at 05:16 PM
Lord have mercy! why be so judgemental, we don't know the exact facts. this is just an editor's side of the story.
John Doe January 19, 2014 at 01:43 PM
It's funny how people talk so much and are so quick to judge not knowing any of the real facts. You guys are just seeing the writers point of view, and writers are known to over do things to get everyone's attention. Learn how to first know the whole fact then talk. Lord have mercy everyone just like to run their mouths.


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