Police & Fire

October 9, 2018

BAYONNE, NJ- With family and friends looking on 13 Bayonne police officers were promoted at a September 27 ceremony held at Bayonne City Hall. Promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief was Robert Shork who, after serving four years in the United States Marine Corps, began his career with the Bayonne ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Two Jersey City men found sleeping in a car in the QuickChek parking lot on 53rd Street were arrested after investigating officer found them to be in possession of two handguns and narcotics. According to a statement by the Bayonne Police Department, an officer responding to the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ- Nearly a dozen people were rescued from their cars by firefighters around Bayonne on Tuesday after several inches of rain fell across the city. “If you see barricades or cones, do not drive around them, as they are placed for your safety,” a post on the city’s Office of Emergency ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – Five local teens were charged in connection to a Rutherford car burglary. Kayla Roman, 18, and four unnamed teenagers were arrested on Friday night after police discovered the 2016 Acura they were driving was reported stolen in Rutherford during a traffic stop. Three of the four ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Gun shots were heard in Bayonne early Thursday morning. The Bayonne Police Department was alerted to multiple gun shots in the area of 52nd Street and Broadway at 4:36 a.m., a department press release said. When officers and detectives arrived on scene, they found a 9mm handgun ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A local homeless woman was charged with stealing multiple cell phones after police found her ID near the crime scene. According to police, Ashley Pitrie, 31, broke into an apartment on West 19th Street on June 26 and took a Samsung cell phone, batter and two chargers. Pitrie’s ID ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A Jersey City man was accused Thursday of being the person who attempted to rob Valley National Bank's Garfield branch July 27, police said. The man, Edison Greene, 41, was taken into custody at 7:50 a.m. in the area of Sal-Laf Court and Union Street in Jersey City. He was arrested ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A local bank teller received a note demanding “all the money” in the drawer on Friday afternoon. The 24-year-old teller at the Valley National Bank on Broadway told police that the unknown man grabbed took the note back and asked “to open an account" instead. After meeting with ...

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BAYONNE, NJ- The City of Bayonne is set to once again participate in National Night Out, a nationwide event designed to bring communities and police departments together for the fight against crime. This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, August 7, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Organized by the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – Phone scams have made their way to Bayonne. According to a post on the city’s Facebook page, Mayor Jimmy Davis said several residents have complained about phone calls with “bogus information about alleged accidents involving family members.” “My office has received reports that ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – Local police used a lost cell phone to solve a car burglary case on Thursday afternoon. Ashley Pitre, 31, was arrested and charged with burglary after police found her cell phone in someone else’s car near East 18th Street. Police found the phone after being called by a local ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A Jersey City teen was caught by Bayonne police officers inside a burglarized SUV early Wednesday morning. According to a police report, the 16-year-old was a part of a larger group of teenagers “checking car door handles” in the area of 57th Street and Avenue B at 1:05 a.m. on ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – The case of a near lifetime supply of toothpaste that was taken from a Bayonne pharmacy has been solved. Marcos Baez, 40, of Isabella Avenue, was charged with four counts of shoplifting after police identified him as the person responsible for stealing more than $1,000 worth of ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – The Bayonne Fire Department welcomed 12 new firefighters to their ranks this week. Hired to replace recent retirees, the 12 firefighters were sworn-in on Tuesday. “I want to congratulate all the new Bayonne Firefighters and their families,” Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis said. “We ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – An early morning drink led to assault charges for a local man. Kevin Kiniery, 29, was charged with aggravated assault after police said he punched a 60 year old man while drinking at 3 a.m. on Wednesday, a press release said.  According to police, Kiniery punched the victim with ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A Local man faces multiple charges stemming from a hit-and-run chase through Bayonne on Sunday morning. Andrew Spring, 19, of Jersey City, was charged with DWI, eluding an officer and resisting arrest after police determined Spring was responsible for a hit-and-run in the area of ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – An intoxicated Bayonne man was charged with aggravated assault for hitting a man in the back with a hammer on Tuesday night, police said. Nagy Bekhit, 35, of Lord Avenue, got into a verbal dispute at the stoplight on 1st Street and Broadway after a car beeped his horn as a bus ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – Two local men were charged with receiving stolen property after a   food distribution supervisor caught them with bins of snack food, police said. Marvin Powell, 56, and Mack Brinson, 52, were caught by the local Frito Lay manager behind the Quick Chek on East 53rd Street at 10 ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – Two kayakers were stranded in Newark Bay near 16th Street Park on Wednesday night leading to a Bayonne Fire Department water rescue. According to police, the couple was reported missing around 10 p.m. after losing contact with the man’s mother. The woman said she last heard from ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A local man was charged with burglary stemming from two incidents on Broadway, Bayonne Police detectives said. Juan Restrepo, 37, of Broadway, was arrested on Thursday after a multi-department investigation into reported thefts on April 2 and May 9. According to a police ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A Board of Education employee was assaulted at the front door of an elementary school on Wednesday, police said.  According to a police report, Guadalupe Durand, 42 of Avenue C, was arrested for aggravated assault after pushing the front entrance attendant at Henry Harris School ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A knife carrying teen and his four friends were charged with robbery and other offenses following a fight in Stephen Gregg Park on Saturday. The 17 year old, from East 25th Street, was charged with possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A local man was charged with burglary and criminal mischief after surveillance tapes of caught him ransacking a gas station office, police said. Felipe Flores-Morales, 18 of Avenue E, was given a summons on Sunday for the incident that took place at the Delta Gas Station at 218 ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A burglar was caught red handed with a local resident’s purse on Sunday, police said. Anthony Stackow, 38, was caught by the husband of a 27 year old Bayonne resident with the victim’s purse on 10th Avenue at around 8:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, according to a Bayonne Police ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A local man was charged with multiple driving offenses, including DWI and leaving the scene of an accident after a one-car crash on Sunday night. Peter Depalma, 56 of East 54th Street, was arrested after police determined he was responsible for driving into a decorative lamppost on ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A Jersey City man was charged with burglary after being caught in the dining room of an Avenue E apartment, police said. The victim, who was sleeping on the living room couch around 8 a.m. on Saturday, caught Travis Armstrong, 24, as he entered the apartment through a window in the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A contracted garbage man was charged with theft after video surveillance captured him stealing a package off the porch of a Bayonne resident. Tashan Coaxum, 27 of Jersey City, was issued a ticket after police said he took an Amazon package off the porch an unknown residence on ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A Bayonne man was arrested following an argument with a local convenience store employee on Friday.` Leon Stevens, 43, of Lexington Avenue, was charged with simple assault, defiant trespass and resisting arrest after police were called to the QuickChek location at 280 ...

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PATERSON, NJ- After 24 years in prison two Paterson men will remain free following a decision by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes not to retry their case. While clarifying that the decision is in no way a declaration of their innocence, Valdes announced on Friday that the Office has ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – Four teens were charged with attempted burglary on Wednesday night. Two Bayonne teens, 14- and 15-years old, and two Jersey City teens. 16- and 17-years old, were arrested after a 54-year-old women witnessed them trying to burglarize her West 43rd Street house, according to a ...

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