Six Charged With Violation of Gathering Ordinance

On May 13, 2020, at about 1725 hours, Newark Police responded to a residence in the unit block of Choate Street for a report of a loud party.  Arriving officers observed a large group of about 15 subjects in the front and side yards of the residence.  As officers approached the residence, some subjects fled through backyards and others were detained at the scene.

Officers charged six subjects with violating the Newark ordinance prohibiting gatherings of more than ten people.  All of the subjects were issued summonses at the scene and released to appear in court at a later date.