Hudson County Sheriff’s Office Arrests 37 Accused Criminals in January Sweep

JERSEY CITY, NJ— The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office conducted an operation to take accused criminals off the streets, the January Sweep, the first sweep of 2020 by the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office under the leadership of Sheriff Frank X. Schillari, resulted in the arrests of 37 accused criminals.

“Our Office remains committed to doing everything possible to protect the residents of Hudson County,” said Sheriff Frank Schillari. “The sweeps performed during 2019 were very successful and we are looking to continue that sort of success this year. My officers will continue to work tirelessly to protect and serve our community.”

Below is a list of the alleged criminals and the crimes for which they have been charged:

Possession of CDS:

Kezmen Torrez, 27 years old of Jersey City
Roland Camacho, 35 years old of Bronx, NY
Bejamin Woytas, 30 years old of Pennsylvania
Kimberley Schmidt, 44 years old of Kearny
Hector Rivera-Vasquez, 40 years old of Jersey City
Alexander Rodriguez, 25 years old of North Bergen
Melissa Hoffman, 48 years old of Pennsylvania
Steven Morales, 31 years old of Pennsylvania
Tammy Bland, 53 years old of Long Branch, NJ

Contempt of Court:

Tyree Stephens, 27 years old of Jersey City

Endangering the Welfare of Child:

Edward Nettles, 44 years old of Jersey City
Benjamin Rodriguez, 44 years old of Bayonne
Peter Jerome, 29 years old of Irvington, NJ
Edwin Rodriguez, 31 years old of Brooklyn, NY


Lena Bewley, 35 years old of Newark

Knowingly transmitting HIV:

Robert Franklin, 41 years old of Lithonia, GA

Harassment / Lewdness:

Elijah Alvarado, 22 years old of Lyndhurst, NJ

Failing to Register as a Sex offender:

Hector Rodriguez, 36 years old of Atlantic City, NJ

Violation of Restraining Order:

Enoque DaSilva, 40 years old of Bloomfield, NJ


Robert Quinn, 58 years old of River Edge, NJ for $146,268
Monty Maryland, 45 years old of Newark for $55,454

Fugitive From Justice:

Luthom Smart, 41 years old of Elizabeth, wanted out of NY state

Theft Charges:

Mohammed Tanko, 41 years old of Silver Spring, MD
Darnell Ballard, 37 years old of Brooklyn, NY
John Jenkins, 41 years old of Newark
Omar Ahmed, 23 years old of Jersey City
Jorge Games, 37 years old of Leonia, NJ
Howard Dunson, 55 years old of Brooklyn, NY
Jerome Spears, 47 years old- Homeless
Shaheem Brantley, 18 years old of Newark
Judith Henix, 31 years old of Newark

Unlawful Possession of a weapon:

Gabrian Hidalgo, 40 years old of Jersey City
Amaru Allen, 21 years old of Jersey City


Haywood Pierce, 20 years old of Jersey City
Danny Morales, 41 years old of Newark with also charges of Theft
Conrad Mack, 59 years old of Jersey City

Robbery Charges:

Gregory McClain, 44 years old of Jersey City

The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.


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