It was a fairly busy past few days for the Bayonne Police Departments, as numerous arrests and investigations were handled over the weekend by the force. According to Police Captain Eric Amato, it all began early on Halloween morning.
At 12:52 on Saturday morning, 27-year old, Jersey City resident Carolyn Reyes of Stevens Avenue, was arrested at the Rite Aid at 1097 Broadway after police responded to a report of a customer dispute. When cops arrived, the store manager told officers that Reyes refused to leave the store after being advised to do so. Police spoke with Reyes, but Amato says she was behaving and talking irrationally.
Police proceeded to escort her out of the pharmacy. As police waited with Reyes for a ride-share to arrive and drive her home, she began assaulting an officer, striking him in the face with a closed fist. The officer suffered facial injuries and Reyes was immediately placed under arrest by a second officer on the scene.
Reyes has been charged with assaulting a law enforcement official.
Also on Halloween Day, an 18-year old male told police that while he was walking near 15th Street and Avenue C at 5:15 pm, he was attacked by five, unknown males. Captain Amato says one of the assailants began striking the teenager about his body and head, causing him to fall to the ground.
While he was on the ground, a second attacker took his cell phone before all five of the assailants fled westbound towards Kennedy Boulevard. Police say the victim refused any medical treatment. An investigation is continuing.
On Sunday, at 12:30 am, police arrested 28-year old, Jonny M. Youssef of West 27th Street in Bayonne for disorderly conduct. Captain Amato reports that officers responded to reports of a fight in the area of West 27th Street. When police arrived they observed Youssef in an apparent state of intoxication. He was acting belligerently.
As police tried to conduct their investigation, Youssef shouted numerous profanities at them while acting aggressively. After police made several attempts to calm him, Youssef refused to stop acting in a tumultuous manner.
He was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct.
A lewdness charge has been handed to 35-year old James Brooks of Stegman Street in Jersey City after he was taken into custody at 11:33 am near 37th Street and Broadway on Sunday. Bayonne Police had responded to the area on a report of a panhandler. When they arrived, police determined Brooks had also been drinking in public.
Amato reports that, as officers proceeded to issue Brooks the appropriate summonses, he exposed himself and began urinating on a wall of a nearby business, in full view of the police. He was subsequently arrested foe lewdness.
Two DWI arrests also took place on Sunday in Bayonne. 25-year old, Katherine Brito, a resident of Pembroke Pines, Florida, was taken into custody near Avenue E and 26th Street. Captain Amato adds that 65-year old Henry J. Grodkiewicz of Avenue C in Bayonne, was arrested at 11:05 last night after being stopped.
Finally, at 3:04 on Sunday afternoon, 38-year old William Chasmer, Jr. of Broadway in Bayonne, was arrested near 32 Street and Avenue C. Captain Amato says officers responded to the area of 33rd Street on a report of a man seen taking possession of a parked motorcycle.
Witnesses said he was seen walking away with the the bike and striking parked vehicles with the motorcycle. Chasmer was then seen leaning the motorcycle against another parked vehicle and walking away from the area.
Chasmer was located by officers a block away. As police questioned him, he could not provide any reason for possessing the vehicle, nor prove he owned it. The motorcycle’s owner confirmed that Chasmer did not have permission to possess the vehicle.
Chasmer has been charged with motor vehicle theft.
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