These People Were Charged Yesterday for Not Staying Home in New Jersey

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Other Violations of Executive Orders, Including “Stay at Home” Order

  • Newark Enforcement. The Newark Police Department’s COVID-19 task force issued 90 summonses for violations of the emergency orders and ordered seven non-essential businesses closed in enforcement actions yesterday, April 16.
  • Kim Pagan of Toms River was charged by the New Jersey State Police with violating the emergency orders by organizing a prohibited event today in Trenton in which protesters gathered outside the State House and at other locations in Trenton to demonstrate against the Governor’s Executive Orders.
  • Jeffrey Hernandez, 32, of Paterson, was charged on Wednesday, April 15, by the Paterson Police Department with violating the emergency orders at the carwash he owns on East 27th Street, BWT Shine 4 Less, where officers found employees washing cars by hand.
  • Antoni Moore, 31, Gary Smith, 19, and Onir Ritzie, 26, all of Morristown, were charged last night, April 16, by the Morristown Police with violating the emergency orders. Officers responded at 10 p.m. to a report of a fight outside an apartment on Clyde Potts Drive. About 12 people were gathered outside, but most of them dispersed when police arrived. The apartment door was open and the three defendants, who do not reside in the apartment, were inside.
  • Paterson Police charged seven individuals at various times yesterday with violating the emergency orders for continuing to loiter at the corner of Jackson Avenue and Bond Street after police warned each of them about violating the Executive Order. Police charged Larhonda Burgess, 57, Kevin Lewis, 65, Pearl Moore, 54, James Williams, 55, Syrenner Frazier, 51, Carolyn Dixon, 58, and Herman Kuc, 53. Burgess received three summonses, and Moore received two summonses. The other individuals each received one summons.

    Photo by H. Duncan

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