Police: Man charged with shoplifting from Bayonne CVS fleeing from cops

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A Jersey City man was charged with shoplifting from the Bayonne CVS and then fleeing from police after being caught, authorities said.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Kelvin Ortiz, 30, of Jersey City, was charged with shoplifting and obstructing a government function, according to Police Lt. Eric Amato.

Ortiz was taken into custody around 11:58 p.m. in the area of CVS, located at 560 Avenue C, for shoplifting $49.98 worth of merchandise, authorities said.

He was also charged with obstructing a government function after fleeing during the on-scene investigation, disregarding officers’ orders to halt, officials said.