Police: 3 arrested after rowdy bar fight in Bayonne, man tussles with cops while resisting

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Three people were arrested after a rowdy bar fight in Bayonne early Saturday morning, with one man getting physical with officers as he repeatedly resisted arrest, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Alex Irizarry, Jr., 28, and Samar Yazgi, 25, both of Bayonne, were charged with failure to disperse, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, while Victor Gonzalez, 38, of Newark, was charged was aggravated assault on an officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, according to Police Lt. Eric Amato.

Irizarry and Yazgi were taken into custody around 2:23 a.m. Saturday morning from the area of 36th Street and Broadway. Officers responded to the Refinery Tavern on a report of a fight in progress.

Upon arrival, officers observed a large crowd on the outside and proceeded to disperse the crowd. It was during this time that officers observed Irizarry and Yazgi refusing to disperse while shouting at another male, later identified as Gonzalez, authorities said.

Yazgi proceeded to charge at Gonzalez in an effort to enter into a fight but was prevented by the officers. She then became irate with the officers and continued to defy their commands to cease her behavior and leave the area, officials said.

As a result, she was placed under arrest. During the arrest, her boyfriend, Irizarry, became irate and began shouting obscenities at the officers and charging at the male whom Yazgi was attempting to fight, all while also refusing to leave the area.

He, too, was placed under arrest. During his arrest, he resisted arrest by clenching his fists and refusing to be handcuffed.

Officers were able to subdue him and place him into custody. During this, other officers ordered Gonzalez to disperse but were met with defiance and resistance, police said.

Gonzalez continuously walked away only to return in an aggressive and irate manner while shouting obscenities at the officers and the dispersing crowd. When an officer made a last attempt to have Gonzalez leave the area, he smacked the officer’s hand and pushed him in the chest, authorities said.

As the officer attempted to grab Gonzalez to place him under arrest, Gonzalez broke free from the officer’s grasp and led the officers on a foot chase. After only one block, officers intercepted Gonzalez and took him to the ground to place him into custody.

During this encounter, Gonzalez elbowed another officer and officers were able to use
various compliance holds to safely place Gonzalez into handcuffs. As they escorted Gonzalez to the patrol car, he again became uncooperative and dropped to the ground, officials said.

According to police, he was then transported to the Bayonne Medical Center to be treated for respiratory issues.