Late Tuesday afternoon, a little after 5 p.m., Roselle Park Police Department (RPPD) officers responded to the 100 block of Chestnut Street on a report of a suspicious male who reportedly entered a local business, brandished a handgun, and fired approximately six shots.
The 9-1-1 caller described the actor as a male, wearing a tan tank top, gray pants, baseball type hat and black backpack. The weapon was described as a small revolver, possibly pink in color. It was later believed to have been a toy cap gun.
Patrolman Robert Harms – who was en route to the scene – located an individual fitting the description given by the caller on Chestnut Street at East Grant Avenue. A positive identification was made by the 29-year-old victim.
The subject was identified as Ronald F. Perry Jr., age 43 from Roselle Park. Mr. Perry was found to be in possession of a small revolver cap gun with approximately six (6) spent cap cartridges loaded in it. He was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of an Imitation Handgun and Disorderly Conduct. He was also found to have four (4) outstanding warrants out of Roselle Park Municipal Court bail totaling $4,000. Mr. Perry was issued a summons and lodged into the Union County Jail on the outstanding warrants.
This is the fifth time Mr. Perry has been arrested in Roselle Park since August of last year.