Police Arrest Linden Teen On Weapon Charge

LINDEN – Last Wednesday, police arrested an 18-year-old Linden man who was allegedly carrying a gun in front of a Roselle Street deli that had previously been robbed several times, authorities said.

At 11:05 a.m. on Oct. 13, officers stopped Malcom Pearson in front of A-1 Subs & Deli. Pearson allegedly fled when the officers told him to show his hands. Several officers chased the suspect through nearby back yards.


During the chase, Pearson allegedly threw away a .22-caliber handgun loaded with five rounds, police said. Police apprehended Pearson and placed him under arrest, charging him with unlawful possession of a handgun and obstruction. Bail was set at $35,000 cash.

During the chase, Officer Pete Matlosz, 37, cut his right forearm while jumping over a chain-link fence. He was received seven stitches and was released from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway.

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