A Bayonne man was charged with obstruction after repeatedly trying to reenter his home after a kitchen fire had started, police said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Tysean Malone, 43, of Bayonne, was charged with obstructing a governmental function and being a fugitive from justice.
Malone was taken into custody at approximately 12:59 a.m. from the area of Kelly Parkway. Around that time, officers responded to an apartment complex on Kelly Parkway on a report of a smoke condition.
As police arrived, they observed residents evacuating and a smoke condition in the first floor hallway. As officers entered the building to ensure all residents were evacuated, they were able to determine the smoke emanating from an apartment on the first floor.
Fearing an occupant may be inside and in danger, officers entered the apartment and located Malone unconscious and a pan ablaze on the stove. Officers were able to bring Malone outside where he gained consciousness and immediately became irate.
Malone attempted to reenter the apartment numerous times after being ordered not to so that the Bayonne Fire Department could tend to the fire and smoke condition.
He was ultimately placed under arrest after he continued to interfere with the governmental function and became physically threatening to the officers.
Additionally, he found to be wanted on an arrest warrant issued out of the U.S. Marshal Service, Arlington, VA, leading to the being a fugitive from justice charge, authorities said.