Perhaps it is fitting that the day after the series finale of Sons of Anarchy, a TV series based on a fictional motorcycle gang in California a real motorcycle gang member would be arrested for unlawful possession of a handgun.
According to NJ.com, Victor Navarro, 35, of Jersey City, was involved in a street fight that resulted in a stabbing and when police made the arrest they found a loaded handgun in his possession. Navarro is also being charged with receiving stolen property and violation of the regulatory provisions relating to firearms.
Navarro is believed to have affiliations with the What Ever Riders motorcycle gang. On Sunday police officers in Jersey City received information that a street fight involving gang members was taking place at Mango’s Lounge on Linden Avenue.
Following the street brawl that resulted in a stabbing, Navarro drove his 2004 Honda Odyssey to Union City and parked at Bowl Rite Bowling Lanes near Eighth Street. Fellow gang members were reportedly present and police set up surveillance on the minivan.
After thirty minutes, Navarro drove away going east on Eighth Street. Once he crossed Kennedy Boulevard and headed west on Secaucus Road police pulled him over. When asked to step out of the vehicle, police noticed a black handgun lying in the rear hatch of the van.
Officers arrested Navarro and confiscated a Kimber Tactical Handgun, which had seven rounds of ammunition in the magazine clip.
Navarro appeared in Central Judicial Processing in Jersey City on Monday via video link from the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny. Judge Margaret Marley set his bail at $100,000 cash or bond.