Edison Detectives Arrest Two Gang Fugitives from California
Friday, August 8, 2014 • 8:04pm
EDISON, NJ - Edison Detectives arrested two men without incident who were temporarily residing at the Extended Stay Hotel, 1 Fieldcrest Ave Edison, NJ, on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at approximately 9:30 p.m.
The undercover operation was acting on information obtained from the Sacramento Police Department in California. California authorities stated that two fugitives from justice might be in hiding in a hotel in Edison, NJ. Edison Undercover Police Detectives observed the first subject, Richard McGee a 20 year male from Sacramento, California leaving the Extended Stay Hotel in Raritan Center and walking into the Sheraton Hotel across the street. Detectives followed the subject and placed him under arrest inside the Sheraton Hotel. The second subject, Anthony Jacob, a 26 year old male from Sacramento, California was arrested as he attempted to enter a taxi cab and flee the area.
Lt. Anthony Marcantuono, Supervisor overseeing Special Operations Group (SOG) stated, “The individuals arrested were listed on the Sacramento Police Most Wanted List. They are proclaimed Blood Gang Members and are wanted for questioning regarding seven drive-by shootings in California.”
Arrestee Richard McGee was charged with being a fugitive of justice by the Edison Police Department and was wanted by the Sacramento Police Department for carrying a loaded firearm. He is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center awaiting extradition back to California. No bail was set by Edison Municipal Court Judge Gary Price.
Arrestee Anthony Jacob was charged with being a fugitive of justice by the Edison Police Department and was wanted by the Sacramento Police Department for possession of a weapon while committing aggravated assault. He is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center awaiting extradition back to California. No bail was set by Edison Municipal Court Judge Gary Price. A one million dollar bail was set by Sacramento, California.
Chief Thomas Bryan stated, “We are very pleased in the way the undercover operation went and for our ability to take these fugitives into custody without incident or injuries to police officers, civilians, or suspects. The Edison Police Department has and always will extend full cooperation with outside agencies to bring criminals to justice.”