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Handgun Found Hidden In Diaper

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Jerry Cruz (Courtesy New Haven Police)

Jerry Cruz (Courtesy New Haven Police)

New Haven Police say they found a .380 caliber handgun in a child’s diaper when they stopped a car on a motor vehicle violation.

Police say patrol officers on Washington Street stopped an SUV with no light on the license plate, and found the driver, 31-year-old Jerry Cruz of New Haven had no license.  He told them he was on parole  on a narcotics conviction.  Police say they found and confiscated a bag of cocaine,  then, as they continued to check the vehicle,  found a diaper in a pouch behind the seat.  Folded into the diaper was a Kel-Tec P3AT .380 handgun.

Police say the gun had previously been reported lost. Police say Cruz has no pistol permit,  and,  as a convicted felon on parole, is prohibited from possessing a handgun.
He was charged with motor vehicle, drug and weapons charges.

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