Resident of Red Carpet Inn Arrested for Possession of Firearm

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HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Hanover Township Police Officer Dan Foesel arrested Mr. Derek Becker,  50, currently residing at the Red Carpet Inn, for Possession of a firearm on Sunday, January 1.

Officer Foesel responded to the Red Carpet Inn for a report of a male banging on a door and threatening another tenant with a handgun.
Officers Foesel and Magley responded to the area and located the male, Mr. Becker standing in the hallway and observed what appeared to be a handgun sticking out of his pants. A brief struggle ensued, and Mr. Becker was arrested for possessing a firearm.
The firearm had a working trigger and looked authentic but had a pin installed into the chamber/barrel, not allowing ammunition to be loaded.
Mr. Becker was charged with terroristic threats, harassment, and possessing a weapon for unlawful purposes.
He was then transported to Morris County Correctional Facility pending his court date.

Editor’s Note: An arrest or signing of a criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  Despite this accusation, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.