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Disturbance at Crystal Plaza Leads to Two Arrests and More From Livingston Police Department

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A report of a disturbance at Crystal Plaza in Livingston on Memorial Day ended in the arrest of two Bayonne men who were attending a wedding, according to the Livingston Police Department.

Livingston Police Officer Rick Howard was working off-duty as security for the wedding when the two individuals, identified as George Saed, 22, and Joseph Salid, 23, became belligerent and attempted to leave the premises onto the patio area despite being advised not to, according to police.

Police said Howard reported the disturbance and requested backup after Saed assaulted the officer by pushing him, causing Howard to call for backup.

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According to police, a second officer arrived and attempted to aid Howard in Saed’s arrest, but Saed resisted arrest and continued to fight with them, falling to the ground and knocking over two tables.

Assistance was also provided for crowd control as wedding guests began to gather at the scene, police said. Once control was accomplished, police said two arrests were made.

Saed was placed in a cell overnight and charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief. Due to his condition and resistance, Saed was processed and released the next morning, May 31. Salid was charged with disorderly conducted and released pending court action.

In other news, two attempted burglaries failed at two Livingston residences on May 27 and May 29.

An attempted break-in at 65 Belmont Dr. caused significant damage to the rear door of the home and the adjacent frame. According to police, entry was not made into the home and nothing was reported missing.  

The second attempted burglary occurred at 55 Burnet St. on May 29, police said. At approximately 11 a.m., a female resident discovered damage done to rear sliding-door handle, which was pried back with blunt object. Police said no one was home between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. the prior evening.

According to police, no entrance was made and nothing was taken from the home.

Both instances are being investigated by Livingston Police.

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