Police: 2 women ran illegal liquor establishment in NJ warehouse
Officials in Newark have announced the arrests of two women accused of maintaining an illegal liquor establishment in a warehouse, where over 200 maskless patrons were allegedly eating, drinking alcohol and participating in illegal gambling.
Officials say Denisse Tinizaray, 26, and Katherine Tinizaray, 28, each face charges of maintaining an illegal alcohol establishment, illegal possession of alcohol and illegal sale of alcohol.
According to Newark police, an officer on patrol noticed groups of people walking into the warehouse believed to be a location for indoor sports at 6 Libella Court on Saturday night into Sunday morning. Detectives investigating the officer's report found a makeshift bar and club.
For Newark police, it's not the first large-scale pandemic party during indoor gathering restrictions. With New Year’s Eve around the corner, it may not be the last.
Police continue their investigation searching for the owner of the property. The owner will be cited, and organizers are expected to face additional charges.
Newark police say those participating in the party at this warehouse will not be charged or fined but a third woman, a sister of the other two organizers, also faces charges as police work to locate her.
Newark police also say they busted a party with 50-60 people in the north section of Newark on Sunday evening. Those alleged organizers are charged with maintaining an illegal liquor establishment and violation of the governor's executive order.