NEWARK, NJ - Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced the arrest of two suspects and the closing of an after-hours establishment located at 587 South Orange Avenue early this morning.
In response to citizen complaints, Detectives from the Department's Special Investigation Bureau were tasked with investigating allegations that an after-hours establishment known as the Yhaib Loft was operating from the building's second floor.
After entering the Yhaib Loft, Detectives observed alcohol being illegally sold, confirming the citizen's allegations. The Detectives arrested Anthony Olayoe, 48 of Newark and charged him with maintaining an unlicensed liquor establishment, unlawful possession of alcohol, and illegal sales of alcohol. Rebecca Olamoyegun, 44 of East Orange was charged with aiding in illegal alcohol operations.
Detectives also seized numerous bottles of alcohol being used for the illegal sale of alcohol.
These charges are merely accusations. The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose continues to urge anyone with information about any crime to immediately call the Department's 24-hour toll-free Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867). All Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.