Mayor Fulop & Public Safety Officials Announce Significant Narcotics Arrests in Greenville; Special Operation Results in 81 Narcotics Arrests & Seizure of Four Firearms
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Jersey City Department of Public Safety announced 81 narcotics arrests and the seizure of four firearms during a six-week special operation in Greenville that was a response to community concerns.
Over a six-week period – from February 1st through March 14th – the Police Department deployed a dozen officers from its Special Investigations Unit, as well as officers from the citywide Narcotics Squad and the South District Narcotics Squad to the south Greenville area. The main areas of focus were Lembeck Avenue, Winfield Avenue, Rutgers Avenue, Myrtle Avenue, Gates Avenue, Van Nostrand Avenue, and Bayside Park.
“The success of this operation lies in the new relationship our district commanders are developing with our community groups,” said Mayor Fulop. “By working closely together, not only are we are learning about their concerns, but we are also gaining valuable information that can help us as we deploy officers and attack public safety and quality of life issues.”
Several of the arrests made were the result of surveillance of a residence on Winfield Avenue near Ocean Avenue, where a large quantity of narcotics and drug paraphernalia was recovered. Arrests were also made at a Lembeck Avenue residence, near Ocean Avenue, where narcotics were also recovered.
The areas the Police Department has been working closely with such neighborhood groups as the Van Nostrand Avenue Block Association, the Bayside Park Neighborhood Association and the South Greenville Block Association.