Paterson police charge six for prostitution, cocaine at Totowa Avenue bar | Paterson Times

Paterson police charge six for prostitution, cocaine at Totowa Avenue bar


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.

  • Plumber

    That's a shocker

  • John Brown

    It's about time. That's been going on for the Past 10 years

    • HankMorgan

      What a creepy sounding joint. Can you even imagine being in there?

    • http://www.facebook.com/animalabusewar Animal Abuse War

      You would think the idiot owner would keep things quiet with all that going on. He must know someone in the city who was protecting him.Glad his luck ran out.Such businesses have no place in residential areas

  • http://www.facebook.com/animalabusewar Animal Abuse War

    This place (and many others),every time i walk past, it's a mess,people gathered in the street, drinking outside, loud music every time the door opens as patrons go in and out, etc- thought it very strange in this better area. I guess our mayor was only tough,shutting down all those nuisance businesses,before he was mayor.i guess he did it to become mayor.Now literally nothing matters.The city can't get too much more downhill. Even the good areas are becoming trash under his non leadership.