Bayonne Police Captain Eric Amato reports that Denita M. Taylor-Figueroa, a 46-year old Stevens Avenue resident in Jersey City, was taken into custody at 11:44 last night from the area of 1st Street and Lexington Avenue in Bayonne.
According to Amato, officers responded to the area on a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, they observed two females arguing in the street. The on-scene investigation revealed that Taylor-Figueroa and the 48-year old female victim became involved in an altercation where Taylor-Figueroa struck the victim in the head with a fist.
As the victim retreated to her vehicle, Taylor-Figueroa entered the vehicle and continued to attack the victim. She then exited the victim’s vehicle and armed herself with a bat which she used to damage the victim’s vehicle. The motive for the assault is unknown. Taylor-Figueroa has been charged with simple assault, criminal mischief, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.