Fifteen people were picked up in a quality-of-life enforcement operation throughout Paterson on Thursday, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.
Authorities cracked down on gang gatherings, public drinking, littering, loud music, loitering in front of businesses, and panhandling from 3 to 10 p.m. Officers and detectives found 14 of the alleged offenders had outstanding warrants.
Those arrested were between the ages of 28 and 59.
- Latrice Burnett, 33, of Paterson, had an active shoplifting warrant.
- Diane Miller, 58, of Lindewold, had a warrant for drug paraphernalia possession out of the Township of Thorofare.
- Stanley Carmichael, 54, of Paterson, had two active warrants. One for trespassing and a $500 warrant for drinking in public.
- Sarah Deciuceis, 54, of Elmwood Park, had a $265 warrant out of Elmwood Park.
- Jonathan Warren, 33, of Paterson, had a child support warrant for $13,188.
- Rashon Lipscomb, 38, of Paterson, was found with an outstanding $1,000 warrant.
- James White, 41, of Paterson, had a $2,500 outstanding warrant.
- Edward Jones, 41, of Paterson, had three active child support warrants for $51,690. Also had a $1,000 warrant out of the municipal court.
- Rashaan Ritter, 40, of Paterson, had drug possession warrant out of Elmwood Park.
- Kevin Benjamin, 50, of Paterson, had two active warrants totaling $500.
- Tracy Chase, 57, of Paterson, had an outstanding $500 warrant.
- Rashawn Fields, 28, of Paterson, had a warrant out of Clifton for loitering to obtain or distribute drugs.
- Darren Rouse, 34, of Paterson, had a $500 warrant.
- Troy Walton, 46, of Paterson, had a $300 warrant.
- Brian Parker, 59, of Paterson, provided a phony name when officers stopped him to issue a municipal ordinance citation. He was handcuffed and processed. Parker was charged with hindering apprehension and released on his own recognizance.
Authorities issued 17 summonses during their quality-of-life detail prompted by large number of complaints from city residents.
Berdnik said the operation helped to address a wide array of citizen complaints and concerns.