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Police & Fire Top Stories

June 24, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ – A Brooklyn man was taken into custody at 4:57 a.m. Thursday for possession of heroin, narcotic paraphernalia and the theft of a grill, Captain Eric Amato announced.  According to a statement, officers in the area observed a white van exiting the parking lot of Lowes and entering a ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A Bayonne man taken into custody on Wednesday at 10:42 p.m. from the area of 19th Street and JFK Boulevard was charged with numerous narcotic and firearm offense charges, Captain Eric Amato announced.  According to a statement, detectives observed Hakeem Lester, 34, standing on the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A Brooklyn woman was taken into custody on Wednesday after reportedly threatening to open fire at the Bayonne Post Office, Captain Eric Amato announced. According to a statement, officers responded to the U.S. Post Office located at 570 Broadway on a report of a female that was ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A 30-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested in the early hours of Saturday after becoming engaged in an altercation inside the QuickChek at 260 Broadway, Captain Eric Amato reported. According to Amato, members of the Bayonne Police Department were called to the location at just ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Two juveniles were taken into custody and later released to their parents, while a 21-year-old man was arrested, after members of the Bayonne Police Department were met with obscenities when they approached a group that was congregating in the area of 18th Street and Avenue E Thursday ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - In what Mayor Jimmy Davis called an "unspeakable tragedy," two Bayonne teens, 19 and 16-years-old, drowned Wednesday night at the Lincoln Community School pool. In a statement, Bayonne Police Captain Eric Amato announced that just after 8:00 p.m. witnesses and three lifeguards on ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Though no injuries were reported, 24 residents were displaced, 11 of them permanently, from their homes in an apartment building located at 326 Broadway, Bayonne Fire Chief Keith Weaver said.  According to Weaver, the Bayonne Fire Department was called to the building at ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A Bayonne man who had reportedly stolen several packages from porches in the area of 22nd Street and Avenue C was taken into custody on Monday at 2: 45 p.m., Captain Eric Amato announced. According to a statement, officers were alerted by a witness who had just observed a male, ...

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BAYONNE, NJ — Authorities are seeking the public’s help locating a 25-year-old autistic man from Bayonne who was reported missing. According to New Jersey State Police, Joseph Song was last seen on the evening of May 22 wearing a black t-shirt with a blue Smurf on the front and back, short black ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A 19-year-old Bayonne man faces charges of Criminal Sexual Contact after he reportedly rubbed his genitals on the buttocks of a woman he did not know just after 3:00 on Saturday. According to Captain Eric Amato, the incident began when the victim, a 48-year-old woman, observed the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A 15-year-old Bayonne boy has been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting that took place on May 26 in the area of 16th Street and Broadway resulting in bullet holes in a local business as well as the windshield of the victim’s vehicle. Confirming previous reports of ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne firefighters need less than 20 minutes to douse a blaze in a two-family home on Silver Street on Wednesday, according to Fire Chief Keith Weaver. Weaver reported that the Bayonne Fire Department was dispatched to 52 Silver Street on a report of smoke coming from the home at ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A Bayonne female was taken into custody at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and now faces charges of Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and four counts of Contempt, Captain Eric Amato announced. According to a statement, officers responded to the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Police Department will once again participate in the nationwide Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign, which will take place May 23 through June 5, 2022. The mobilization effort, launched to The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety ...

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BAYONNE, NJ — An investigation is underway into a shooting reported Monday night at Stephen R. Gregg Park, according to Bayonne Police. Around 8:15 p.m., officers responded to the park, where they found an adult male had suffered a gunshot wound, Police Capt. Eric R. Amato said in a ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – An Elizabeth man was taken into custody on Friday after being identified as the actor of a robbery reported on January 26 at Costco, Captain Eric Amato announced. According to a statement, on January 26, at 2:05 p.m. officers responded to Costco on a report of two male suspects who ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A Bayonne man was taken into custody on Sunday at around 9:33 p.m. from inside a vacant apartment located within 1068A Avenue C, Captain Eric Amato announced. According to a statement, officers responded on a report of a male, later identified as Steve Chrisomalis, 61, who had just ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A 19-year-old Bayonne man and a 16-year-old Bayonne boy were taken into custody on Sunday from the area of 18th Street and Avenue E at around 6:03 p.m., Captain Eric Amato announced. Officers responded to the area on a report of a large unruly group congregating where some individuals ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Third ward candidate Peter Franco issued a call to action over the recent purchase of 20 near fire hydrants by Suez, claiming the action was in response to a video he posted about fire hydrant safety concerns throughout the city. “I look forward to Suez’s confirmation that the fire ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Jack Kennedy, 57, a campaign worker for Councilman Neil Carroll III, and Bayonne municipal employee, was taken into custody on charges of driving while under the influence earlier this month. According to reports Kennedy had been drinking at a local bar before he was detained by ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A Bayonne man was arrested on Sunday for a DWI, Captain Eric Amato announced. According to a statement, during the arrest process, Wayne Kulnis, 58, spit in the face of the arresting officer and was additionally charged. Kulnis was also processed on three outstanding arrest ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Mayor Jimmy Davis supports a ban on marijuana usage by police officers and will work with the city's Law Department to craft a directive to that effect.  Davis' announcement comes after Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop announced that officers in the Jersey City Police Department will ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne Firefighters made quick work of a deck fire that had extended to the 46-48 East 39th Street home Saturday afternoon. According to Chief Keith Weaver, the Bayonne Fire Department was dispatched to the home at approximately 12:27 pm on a report of a fire.  Firefighters ...

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BAYONNE, NJ — Three teenagers are facing charges after police say they stole a car and then led officers on a pursuit Thursday in Bayonne. The teens, a 15-year-old boy and two 16-year-old girls, were arrested around 4 p.m. in the area of 63rd Street and Avenue C after the Nissan Murano they ...

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Update: Rosalie Protocollo has been located and is being "medically evaluate," according to police.  BAYONNE, NJ- Bayonne Police have asked for the public’s assistance in locating 89-year-old Rosalie Protocollo. According to an alert, Rosalie was last seen at approximately 8:00 p.m Thursday ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A kitchen fire broke out on Wednesday at 11:29 a.m. on West 43rd Street, Fire Chief Keith Weaver announced. The Bayonne Fire Department was dispatched to the area for a reported stove fire. According to a statement, arriving units found a working kitchen fire. Firefighters deployed ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — Similar to the rest of New Jersey, Hudson County saw an increase in reports of hate crimes and bias incident last year. In 2021, municipal police departments, along with the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, reported a combined ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – Two New York men were taken into custody on Friday and now face charges of Aggravated Assault, Criminal Mischief, Obstructing a Governmental Function, Resisting Arrest, and Possession of an Imitation Firearm, Captain Eric Amato announced. According to a statement, officers ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A Bayonne man was taken into custody on Sunday and charged with Aggravated Assault, Assault by Auto, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Possession of CDS (MDMA), Captain Eric Amato announced. According to a statement, officers patrolling the area of 52nd Street and Avenue C ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A 17-year-old Bayonne resident was arrested on Friday and charged in connection with three separate armed robberies, two of them dating back to November 12, 2021. According to Captain Eric Amato, the investigation and arrest also led to the discovery of a defaced semi-automatic ...

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