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January 17, 2023 - Somerville men arrested for Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose

Bridgewater, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police Chief John Mitzak announced the arrests of Isaiah C, Smith, age 19, Center Street, Somerville, NJ and Corey Q. Robinson, age 19, Center Street, Somerville, NJ.

Chief Mitzak stated on 1/4/23 at 1859 hours, a victim reported being shot in the head with a bb or pellet gun while walking outside the Bridgewater Commons Mall with her 1 year old child. The victim suffered minor injuries and was treated on scene by EMS. On 1/14/23 at 1922 hours, a victim reported while walking outside the Bridgewater Commons Mall near the AMC Theater he was shot in the back of the head by, what he believed to be, a bb or pellet gun. He observed a white sedan driving past him at the time where he believed the shot had come from. No injuries were reported in this incident.

Through investigative techniques, Bridgewater Detectives were able to identify and arrest two defendants. Detectives applied for a search warrant for the vehicle that was owned by Isaiah C. Smith and inside the vehicle they located an airsoft pistol. The orange tip had been removed, making the gun appear as if it was a real Glock Handgun. They also located airsoft pellets.

Chief Mitzak stated that defendant, Isaiah C. Smith was charged with 2 counts of Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose 3rd degree and 2 counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon,4th degree, he was released pending his First Appearance. Defendant, Corey Q. Robinson was charged with Simple Assault, a Disorderly Persons offense, 2 counts of Possession of a weapon for Unlawful Purpose 3rd degree, and 2 counts Unlawful Possession of a Weapon 4th degree. Robinson was lodged in the Somerset County Jail.

Chief Mitzak requests anyone with information to contact the Bridgewater Township Police Detective Sergeant Steve Zeichner at (908) 722-4111, ext. 4183.

Note: We are required by the Rules of Court to include herein a statement explaining that the charges are merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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