TRENTON, NJ - Despite daily pleas from Governor Phil Murphy, public health officials, and law enforcement, to stay at home and abide by recently established COVID-19 orders it seems some local residents and business owners still aren’t getting the message.

On Monday Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, announced that Fomba Tulay, 23, a Hamilton resident, was among four people arrested Friday after Trenton Police responded to a noise complaint at a Trenton home and found approximately 15 people inside the residence playing loud music.  

According to the report there were numerous food trays and empty and full bottles of alcohol. The arrests after the individuals refused to provide identification or comply with directions from officers.  

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On Saturday, Hamilton Township Police charged Thong Quoc Tran, 44, with violating the emergency orders for opening his business, Diamonds Nail Salon at 2200 South Broad Street. According to police Tran was allowing customers in through the rear of the business to receive salon services.

Violations of the emergency orders constitute a disorderly persons offense carrying a potential sentence of up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Violators can also face criminal charges including second, third, and fourth degree indictable offenses.

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