In light of fatal assault, Guttenberg Mayor Zitt promises increased police presence


In light of a fatal assault that claimed the life of a 36-year-old man last week, Guttenberg Mayor Zitt is promising to increase police presence to ensure the streets are safe. 

Wayne Zitt

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Many residents were shocked last week at the news of a violent incident that caused the death of a local man here in Guttenberg. I want all residents to rest assured that our police department is doing everything it can to keep our streets safe and that there is no need for alarm,” Zitt said in a statement.

As Hudson County View first reported, 36-year-old Sebastian Aguilar died hours after being beaten by multiple attackers Wednesday evening.

Two juveniles have been arrested in connection to the incident and the investigation of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is ongoing.

“Our police department is also increasing foot patrols and bicycle patrols over the next few months to enhance police presence in our neighborhoods, and we will be using security cameras and working with neighboring law enforcement agencies to ensure public safety,” the mayor continued.

“We are also in the process of adding more police officers to our department in order to keep up with the population growth in our town. I want to be very clear to all residents that there is nothing more important to me as Mayor than keeping Guttenberg safe, and I promise that we will do everything in our power to make sure that is the case.”

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