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Belleville man 1 of 32 arrested in HCSO warrant sting

A Belleville man was among 32 who were arrested last week in a warrant sweep led by Sheriff Francis

“Operation Spring Roundup” was a county-wide warrant sweep for failing to appear, violations of probation and willful non-support.

“I’m very proud of the work of my officers for their bravery, determination and commitment to upholding the law,” Schillari said. “These arrests send a clear message that my office is committed to keeping Hudson County safe.”

Alvita Torres, 25, of Belleville, was charged with possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, possession of CDS, large capacity ammo and distributing CDS. Others arrested were charged with non-support payments, possession of CDS, hindering apprehension, criminal sexual contact, failing to register as a sex offender, aggravated arson, aggravated assault, harassment, eluding, burglary, theft, shoplifting, bias intimidation and neglect of the elderly by a caretaker.

Those arrested came from all over Hudson County, other parts of New Jersey and New York City and State.




Kevin A. Canessa Jr. is the editor of and broadcaster at The Observer, a place where he has served on and off since 2006. He is responsible for the editorial content of the newspaper and website, the production of the e-Newspaper, writing several stories per week (including the weekly editorial), conducting live broadcasts on Facebook Live, including a weekly recap of the news — and much more behind the scenes. Between 2006 and 2008, he introduced the newspaper to its first-ever blog — which included podcasts, audio and video. Originally from Jersey City, Kevin lived in Kearny until 2004, lived in Port St. Lucie. Florida, for four years until February 2016 and in March of that year, he moved back to West Hudson to return to The Observer full time. Click Lord to send Kevin an email.