The police cracked down on businesses that were allegedly violating the midnight business curfew in designated high crime zones on Friday night, according to public safety director Jerry Speziale.
Four businesses were issued citations. Montesino Barber Shop at 291 Market Street; El Cantaro Liquors at 416 Market Street; Power Mini Mart and Gas Station at 315 Park Avenue; and 9J Barber Shop at 257 Park Avenue were each issued violations.
El Cantaro Liquors was also cited for having no entertainment license.
9J Barber Shop was allegedly operating as a gambling joint, authorities said. As police approached, people from the joint ran in various directions within the business to hide items and stuff large amounts of cash into their pockets.
Maximo Beltray, 51, of Paterson, was arrested and charged with maintaining a gambling resort, promoting gambling, possession of gambling devices, and possession of gambling records. He was also issued a violation for selling and allowing indoor hookah smoking.
Police seized $1,943 in gambling proceeds from Beltray.