DWI charge after slow-motion pursuit
Thomas W. Stewart, 50, of Edison, was charged with driving while intoxicated on Sept. 25 after allegedly leading police on a three block, slow motion chase down Broadway.
A police spokesperson said a patrol unit was sent to the area of Broadway near 56th Street when a resident reported seeing a vehicle driving erratically into the Wendy’s parking lot.
Police, who arrived to see the vehicle pulling out of the driveway, attempted to stop the slow moving vehicle, but said the driver allegedly refused to pull over. The driver eventually made an abrupt left onto 53rd Street, and then into the Quick Chek parking lot, stopping finally when boxed in.
Stewart, the police said, was allegedly too unstable to stand and fell as soon as he got out of the car, and had to be transported to Bayonne Medical Center unconscious. Blood was drawn at the hospital, but test results were not available yet.
Stewart was charged with DWI and eluding arrest. The police said they found an open bottle of vodka on the center consol of the car.
Two charged in alleged illegal purchase of alcohol
The Cops in Shops team arrested Salwomir B. Gbur, 42, of Prospect Avenue in Bayonne, and charged him with purchasing alcohol for a minor at about 9:09 p.m. on Sept. 24.
Cops in Shops is a community partnership between local retailers and law enforcement, funded by a federal grant designed to deter minors from attempting to purchase alcohol and to discourage adults from purchasing alcohol for minors.
A police spokesperson said the officers saw a 17-year-old boy outside an Avenue C liquor store. The boy approached several adults, and allegedly gave money to Gbur, who then went into the shop and returned with two plastic bags, and gave one of these to the boy.
The police said the bag allegedly given to the boy contained six cans of malt liquor.
Gbur was charged with making alcohol available to someone under the legal age, and then released on a summons. The boy was charged with underage possession of alcohol and later released to one of his parents.
JC woman charged with clothing theft
Adja B. Camara, 21, of Jersey City, was charged with shoplifting from A.J. Wright on Sept. 25 after store security saw her allegedly putting clothing into a plastic bag and attempting to leave the store.
The police said Camara was charged after store security stopped her at about 9:34 p.m. The plastic bag contained $257.37 worth of assorted apparel.
Bayonne woman charged with cosmetic theft
Flordeliza Ramos, 55, of Avenue A in Bayonne, was charged with shoplifting from ShopRite on Sept. 26 after security people saw her on the security camera allegedly put items into a plastic bag and attempt to exit the store without paying for them.
A police spokesperson said the bag contained a L’Oreal cosmetic product and a tube of Neosporin first aid ointment valued at $26.96.
Ramos was charged, and then released on summons.
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