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Dozens More Charged with Violating Murphy’s Law, Social Distancing Rules in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – The following people were rounded up by police officers across New Jersey for violating Murphy’s Law and social distancing guidelines by Governor Phil Murphy.

  • Tuvia Liberana, 53, of Passaic, was charged yesterday by the Passaic Police with violating the emergency orders for holding a large party at his home on Aycrigg Avenue. When police arrived, they found a large number of people on the front lawn, inside the house, and in the rear yard of the home. Police issued a summons to Liberana and directed his guests to disperse.
  • Marc Taylor, 19, of Jersey City, Dalanie Felton, 19, of Jersey City, Jeremy Perez, 22, of Union City, Dasean Lassiter, 19, of Jersey City, Bashard Davis, 18, of Jersey City, Quadra Domnie, 19, of Jersey City, and Prima Lockemy, 19, of Jersey City, were charged yesterday, April 19, by the Jersey City Police with violating the emergency orders, public consumption of alcohol, and possession of a gambling device, all disorderly persons offenses. Police found the defendants in Triangle Park at Danforth Avenue and Old Bergen Road, where they were allegedly drinking outside, playing dice, and failing to practice social distancing.

 

  • Jose Vicente-Ruiz, 22, of Carteret, was charged by the Passaic Police Department with DWI and violating the emergency orders when he was stopped by police just after midnight on April 12 for driving erratically on Monroe Street in Passaic.
  • Lucero Dalia, 21, Paul Morrobel-Cepeda, 20, and Frianky Nunez, 21, all of Passaic, were charged early this morning by the Passaic Police Department with violating the emergency orders. Dalia drove to police headquarters and reported that her ex-boyfriend was following her in a vehicle. Her passenger was Morrobel-Cepeda. Nunez was stopped and said he wanted to speak to Dalia. None of the defendants had a legitimate reason for being out.
  • Virginia Day, 55, of Rockleigh, was charged yesterday, April 19, by the Northvale Police Department with defiant trespass (disorderly persons offense). Day was found inside Rockleigh Woods Sanctuary, a municipal park that is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Police had warned her twice before that the park is closed.

 

  • Dennis E. Brown, 69, of Bensalem, Pa., was charged yesterday by the Lambertville Police Department with violating the emergency orders and municipal ordinances for riding a bike on the canal path in the Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park after being advised the park is closed.
  • Renee F. Perrine, 49, of Toms River, was charged on April 18, by the Bay Head Police with violating the emergency orders and operating an unregistered vehicle. When she was stopped for operating an unregistered vehicle, she said she was driving around playing Pokemon Go.
  • Dipali Patel, 30, of New Brunswick, was charged early this morning by the Woodbridge Police Department with DWI and violating the emergency orders.
  • Luis Mojica, 34, John Rodriguez, 31, Ramon Rodriguez, 25, and Kyle Joans, 20, all of Paterson, were charged on Saturday, April 18, by the Paterson Police Department with violating the emergency orders for gathering on Park Avenue without an essential purpose, refusing to disperse, and failing to practice social distancing.
  • Trindell Smith, 47, James Hart, 45, and Ernest Moss, 49, all of Paterson, were charged on Saturday, April 18, by the Paterson Police Department with violating the emergency orders for gathering on Rosa Parks Boulevard without an essential purpose and refusing to disperse.
  • Foquir Melton, 22, Darren Johnson, 52, Devon Hobsen, 27, Jesus Hernandez, 65, Timothy Stefanovich, 43, and Jerome Ford, 64, all of Paterson, were charged on Saturday, April 18, by the Paterson Police Department with violating the emergency orders for gathering in the area of Main and Weiss Streets without an essential purpose and refusing to disperse.
  • From April 8 through April 19, the Seaside Park Police issued summonses for public nuisance, a violation of a borough ordinance, to the following seven people for violating closure orders for beaches or parks related to COVID-19: Thomas M. Lanza, 27 of Toms River, N.J., and Dylan M. Connell, 26, of Palm Bay, Fla., on April 8; Jeffrey N. Burroughs, 53, of Los Angeles, Calif., on April 14; Zoe H. Bloodgood, 18, of Berkeley, N.J., on April 19; and Stefanie S. Gomes, 26, Robert P. Hickey Jr., 31, and Joao J. Pinho, 30, all of Kearny, N.J., on April 19.
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