Police: Despite some Halloween hijinks, no arrests in Bayonne

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Despite several Bayonne residents complaining of disorderly pranksters flooding the streets on Halloween, local police said “no arrests or crimes were reported” last night.

A screenshot of a Facebook video showing Bayonne police escorting a crowd back to the Jersey City border.
A screenshot of a Facebook video showing Bayonne police escorting a crowd back to the Jersey City border.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Large groups of juveniles were roaming the streets during the early evening hours. Some of these groups were behaving in a disorderly manner, requiring the police to respond and handle the groups accordingly,” Police Lt. Eric Amato said in an email.

“No arrests or crimes were reported and the groups were dispersed and sent on their ways. As a precaution and to ensure safety to all persons and property, police units remained with some large groups until their final destinations within city limits, be it the lightrail [sic], city line, etc.”

A large police presence in Bayonne could be confirmed last night through photos and police radio transmission.

Additionally, in a Facebook live video that uses some coarse language, Bayonne police are shown escorting a large group of teenagers and/or young adults back to the Jersey City border.

In subsequent Facebook posts, residents complained that individuals had broken windows with baseball bats, but local police did not confirm such instances occurred.

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