Media Release - Possession of Handgun / CDS

Incident Type: Possession of Handgun / CDS

Date and Time of Incident: 10/12/12 2000 hrs

Victim / City / Age: Male 36 years of age Galloway

Arrested / City / Age: Anthony Canizzaro Galloway 30 years of age
                                     Luis Velez Vineland 39 years of age
                                     Nicole Fichetola Galloway 30 years of age

Incident Location: 1000 W White Horse Pike

Arresting / Investigating Officer: K9 Officer Kevin Welsh

Misc / Other Related Information: 

Officers responded to 1000 block of W White Horse pike for threats with gun. The suspect vehicle fled the scene but was located by Officer Dan Weigle on Morton Ave Galloway Twp. K9 Officer Kevin Welsh and Officer Gary Brenner conducted a high risk motor vehicle stop at that location. Three suspects were taken into custody. A loaded 25 cal handgun was located in the vehicle. The suspects were charged with possession of a handgun, possession of hollowpoint ammunition, possession of methamphetamine, possession of CDS paraphenalia. Canizzaro and Velez were additionally charged with possession of a weapon by certain persons not to have weapons.
Canizzaro and Velez are held on $150,000 bail and Fichetola is held on $50,000 bail. All were transported to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

The case is currently being investigated by Det Ryan Goehringer and additional charges may be pending. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Det Goehringer 609-652-3705 ext 320. Cannizzaro was previously arrested on gun charges by this department on 9/21/12 (previous release.)


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