Hudson County Sheriff’s Office arrests 37 in first crime sweep of 2020


The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office arrested 37 people accused of an array of misconduct including endangering the welfare of a child, kidnapping, and failing to register as a sex offender in their first crime sweep of the year.

Photos courtesy of the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Our Office remains committed to doing everything possible to protect the residents of Hudson County,” Sheriff Frank Schillari said in a statement.

“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 those charged in the sting:

Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance:

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

Contempt of Court:

Tyree Stephens, 27, of Jersey City

Endangering the Welfare of Child:

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


Lena Bewley, 35, of Newark

Knowingly transmitting HIV:

Robert Franklin, 41, of Lithonia, GA

Harassment / Lewdness:

Elijah Alvarado, 22, of Lyndhurst

Failing to Register as a Sex Offender:

Hector Rodriguez, 36 years, of Atlantic City

Violation of Restraining Order:

Enoque DaSilva, 40, of Bloomfield


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

Fugitive From Justice:

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

Theft Charges:

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

Unlawful Possession of a Weapon:

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


Haywood Pierce, 20, of Jersey City
Danny Morales, 41, of Newark – along with charges of theft
Conrad Mack, 59, of Jersey City

Robbery Charges:

Gregory McClain, 44, of Jersey City

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