The police raided the Corona’s Sport, Bar, and Liquor on Totowa Avenue, arresting six people, on Friday after receiving “numerous” nuisance complaints for loud music, fights, and after-hours parties, according to public safety director Jerry Speziale.
Police arrested Alfonso Martinez, 55, of Fair Lawn; Alexia H. Wallace, 34, of Westfield; Joselie Conse-Valerio, 34, of Paterson; Madelyn Castillo, 20, of Jersey City; Kirchi Mendoza, 21, of Paterson; and Pamela Estevez, 26, of Cartaret.
Martinez, owner of the bar, has been charged with maintaining a house of prostitution, promoting prostitution, and maintaining a nuisance. His two managers, Wallace and Conse-Valerio, were also charged with the same three offenses.
Castillo was charged with four drug offenses for selling two wax folds of cocaine to an undercover detective. Police seized $82 in cash from Castillo.
Mendoza and Estevez were charged with prostitution offenses.
Katherine Ortiz-Valdez, 18, of Perth Amboy, an employee of the bar, was cited for underage drinking.
Police also discovered a 17-year-old at the bar at 439 Totowa Avenue. The teen was taken to the police station for her safety and released to a parent. Detectives observed multiple social distancing violations at the business that were referred to the Passaic County Prosecutors Office, police said.
Police confiscated $578 in cash from the six arrestees.