Two guns recovered during two Pleasantville car stops within 24 hours

Pleasantville police seized two guns during two separate car stops in less than 24 hours this week.
Street Crimes Unit Officers Ryan VanSyckle, Girard Tell and Officer-in-Training Mike Mabkhouti a gun in the waistband of a passenger during a stop at about 1 p.m. Wednesday, Capt. Matt Hartman said.
The officers stopped Alexander Ortiz, 19, of Atlantic City, citing him for failure to wear a seat and obstruction of view, according to the report.
During the stop at West Bayview and Alder avenues, they found the passenger, Yondaury Moya-Delacruz, had a handgun in his waistband, Hartman said.
They also found marijuana on him and drug paraphernalia on both men.
Ortiz was released on a summons.
Moya-Delacruz was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
At about 12:30 p.m. the next day, the same team stopped James Thompson driving in the area of Woodland Avenue and New Road.
During the stop, the officers asked for assistance from a Galloway Township police K-9 dog. The dog alerted that there were drugs in the car, Hartman said.
The officers found 1.6 ounces of suspected cocaine, along with a loaded handgun, additional hollow-point ammunition and $3,100 in cash.
Thompson, 47, of Pleasantville, was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun during the commission of a drug offense, possession of prohibited devices for the bullets, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute.
He is being held at the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

James Thompson is pictured above.