Man With White Supremacist Material and Weapons Is Arrested, Police Say

The suspect in New Jersey also sent a photo of his ex-girlfriend wearing parts of a Nazi uniform to her employer. Prosecutors accused Michael V. Zaremski of forcing his girlfriend to pose for a photograph wearing Nazi paraphernalia. CreditCreditThe New Jersey Herald The police in a small New Jersey town called a 25-year-old man into their headquarters in June after they began investigating a report that he had sent a photo of his ex-girlfriend wearing parts of a Nazi uniform to her employer, officials said. After he arrived, the police said they discovered that the man, Michael V. Zaremski, was carrying a loaded handgun in his jacket. Concerned, officers were sent that same day to search his home, where they found a cache of assault-style rifles, ammunition and a trove of white-supremacist paraphernalia, literature and images, officials said. Mr. Zaremski was arrested by the Franklin Borough police and eventually indicted on 39 separate criminal counts in August, according to the Sussex County prosecutor’s office. His case, the second involving stockpiled weapons and Nazi paraphernalia in Sussex in two months, highlighted how a resurgent white supremacist threat associated with violent and deadly incidents has taken root in communities across the United States.“Every county in the country has to be concerned about this — every jurisdiction,” said Greg Mueller, an assistant prosecutor in Sussex County. Mr. Zaremski was being held in the Sussex County jail without bail. If convicted of all charges — which include harassment of his ex-girlfriend and multiple counts of illegally possessing firearms and unlawfully manufacturing them — he faces up to 179 years in prison, the police said. (…) The woman’s bosses, who were not identified, were Jewish, which led prosecutors to bring the bias intimidation charges.“That act of sending a photograph to an employer that was known to be of a Jewish heritage and descent — our allegation is that was designed to be a threat,” Mr. Mueller said. The police investigating the case found a massive amount of material related to white supremacist ideologies — much of it anti-Semitic in nature — on Mr. Zaremski’s phone and computer, Mr. Mueller said. Investigators believed that Mr. Zaremski came to harbor white nationalist views, and that his beliefs were shaped by social media. They were still examining specific communities that he may have engaged with.

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