Police arrest Newark man for throwing 2 large house parties

Police in North Jersey have arrested a man from Newark for throwing two large parties -- defying Gov. Phil Murphy's executive orders.

News 12 Staff

Aug 11, 2020, 2:12 AM

Updated 1,348 days ago

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Police in North Jersey have arrested a man from Newark for throwing two large parties -- defying Gov. Phil Murphy's executive orders.
Police say the first party was held on July 5 and the second was held Aug. 1.
Tashay Knight is charged with recklessly creating a risk of widespread injury or damage.
Police issued him multiple summonses for violating the governor's executive orders on mask wearing and social distancing at entertainment events.
He is accused of hosting a huge party at a home on Hemlock Drive in Alpine.
Police say as many as 400 people bought tickets online and many took shuttle buses to the event. Police were initially called on noise complaints, and when they got there, they found most attendees were not wearing masks and there was no social distancing.
It took police from Alpine and surrounding communities nearly four hours to clear the property.
Police say the owner of the house has cooperated during the investigation, and so far has not been charged. Knight turned himself in and is expected back in court later this month.


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