An Irvington man was released on $10,000 bail after police said they found a loaded 9mm GLOCK handgun on his backseat following a car crash on Saturday on New Road.
Ernst Simeon, 33, was charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a handgun and aggravated assault.
Additional police presence was requested after officers responded to the scene of the crash, 260 New Road, around 7:30 p.m. and found Simeon to have a handgun in the back pocket of the front passenger seat of his Chevy Trailblazer, according to a press release sent by Ptl. Earl Kinsey. Kinsey said Simeon did not have a permit to carry a handgun.
Simeon was transported to the police station and released on bail. No injuries were reported at the scene of the crash.