Paterson police arrest six in raid at afterhours spot on Railroad Avenue | Paterson Times

Paterson police arrest six in raid at afterhours spot on Railroad Avenue


The police arrested six people during a raid at an afterhours lounge that operated from the second floor of a garage door business on Railroad Avenue, according to public safety director Jerry Speziale.

Police arrested Wellington Soto, 46, of Garfield; Carlton Beckford, 46, of Paterson; Bolivar Abreu, 32, of Paterson; Elias Cordero, 36; Maria Correa, 41, of Haledon; Anthony Sosa-Felix, 33, of Paterson, during their raid at 183-195 Railroad Avenue on Friday.

All six were charged with causing or risking widespread injury, possession of a weapon in the form of mace, smoking hookah indoors, and maintaining a nuisance.

Police received calls of cars parked in a dangerous manner, fights, loud music, car accidents, intoxicated driving, and gangs hanging outside the location prompting the raid.

Police issued 12 municipal ordinance violations, towed four vehicles, confiscated 20 hookah pipes, 138 bottles of alcohol, and $1,048 cash.

Speziale said the location served as a magnet for crime and disorder.

  • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

    Two questions… Question 1 : How do you charge six people for one can of mace? Question 2: How much money was there before they deducted "hazard pay"??

    • bigron

      Drive around town with a gun in your car. Make sure you have four friends inside the vehicle. All four will get charged with gun possession when police get to you.

      • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

        Only if one of the occupants doesn't take responsibility. By your logic if the cops raid a house and they find a gun in the bedroom closet and 6 people are there in the house, only one of whom lives there then the other five should get charged with a gun they most likely had no idea was even there. And the pigs are known to over charge anyway, you know the theory throw enough shit on the wall and something will stick… And FYI I don't blame people wanting to have a gun on them driving through that shithole.

  • MarquinhoGaucho

    I remember that location because years ago there was an illegal after hours club, a robbery gone wrong and 4 people dead including the waitress

  • John

    Send in ICE