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State v. Watson

Decided: April 9, 1962.

STATE OF NEW JERSEY, PLAINTIFF,
v.
ROBERT LEE WATSON, ET AL., DEFENDANTS



On motion to suppress evidence.

Matthews, J.c.c.

Matthews

Defendant moves to suppress evidence obtained under an alleged illegal search of his person and subsequent seizures of lottery and bookmaking slips by members of the Newark Police Department. I find the facts surrounding the search and seizure to be as follows:

On March 2, 1961, or shortly prior thereto, Detective Cahill of the City of Newark Police Department was handed an anonymous note which had been addressed and delivered to Mr. Joseph F. Weldon, the Director of the Police Department of that city. The letter in its entirety reads as follows:

"Mr. Weldon,

My husband works at 212 Rome St. Steel Co

thay play numbers and Horses at the end the week is broke.

Colored man picks the slips 12-30-to 1:00 p.m.

in the driveway, drive small truk --

Of your man go all the way to the driveway

the second door to the right."

On March 2 Detective Cahill and Detective Reilly of the Newark Police went to the vicinity of 212 Rome Street, Newark, and there assumed a position where they could observe all entries and exits to and from the building at that address. Sometime near 1 P.M. the detectives saw a colored man drive up to the front of No. 212 in a read and cream colored car. They observed this person (later identified as the defendant Watson) park the car, alight, and enter the building in question. After a ...


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