fhpd-carFair Haven police arrested a man with a dagger, stun gun and heroin Sunday. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)


A routine traffic stop early Sunday morning led to the arrest of a man with a dagger, stun gun and heroin in Fair Haven, police said.

Police also brought other charges against Bruce Thompson II, of Red Bank, and his passenger, Todd Gunderson, of Middletown.

At about 12:42 a.m. Sunday, police stopped Thompson’s car on Kemp Avenue for a motor vehicle violation, according to Detective Jesse Dykstra. Thompson, 22, was found to have outstanding traffic warrants against him from other towns, as well as a warrant for violating his probation, and was arrested, Dykstra said.

Thompson’s passenger, Gunderson, was also placed under arrest on outstanding warrants.

Police then found the two to be in possession of heroin and hypodermic needles, and were charged for those crimes, Dykstra said.

Thompson was also charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and, after police found a stun gun and a dagger, possession of weapons.

Both men were taken to Monmouth County Correctional Institute in lieu of bail, Dykstra said.

Tinton Falls police’s K-9 unit assisted police in Sunday morning’s investigation.