Police & Fire

Quick Check Pillaged by Bayonne Man, Police Say


BAYONNE, N.J. - A local convenience store was ransacked on Wednesday morning.

Derek Booker, 36, of Bayonne, was arrested around 9 a.m. after employees of the Quick Chek at 260 Broadway reported that a man destroyed several display fixtures in the store, according to a police report.

After police detained Booker in the area of 14th Street and Broadway, store employees identified Booker as the man who "tore and broke off the shelving of a candy display."

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According to police, store employees said Booker also "threw display fixtures from the register counter onto the floor and pushed both cash registers onto the floor."

The employees estimate the damage to be approximately $15,000, police said.

Booker was charged with criminal mischief and sent to the Hudson County Jail.



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