— njdotcom (@njdotcom) April 2, 2020
NEW YORK (77 WABC) — Lakewood Police had to break another gathering in violation of Governor Phil Murphy’s order.
This time it was a funeral, and officers needed back up Wednesday evening.
The crowd of between 60 and 70 became unruly with cops, who tried to disperse them, ABC7 said.
One person refused to give his name and then allegedly gave officers a fake name and incorrect social security number. The person was ultimately identified as Samuel Manheim, 27, of Brooklyn.
He was arrested and charged with hindering his own apprehension, NJ.com said.
Several others were charged with violating the governor’s executive order:
Joel Jakubowitz, 36, of Brooklyn, New York; Shimon Hus, 18, of Brooklyn, New York; and the following Lakewood residents: Marcus Strulovic, 43; David Kaf, 37; Moshe Friedman, 20; Nossom Strulovic, 100; Solomon Strulovic, 21; Joel Strulovic, 39; Yosef Kohn, 35; Mitchell Strulovic, 24; Alexander Ellison, 64; Mordechi Strulovic, 18; Shimon Cardozo, 25; and Bernard Strulovic, 45.
“This ban applies to everyone,”Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said in a statement. “To be blunt, ignoring the governor’s order places lives at risk – not just the lives of everyday citizens, but the lives of our brave men and women in law enforcement who are required to respond in order to break up these unlawful gatherings.”
The orthodox Jewish community of Lakewood has not been compliant.
On Sunday, police had to break up a crowd of 50 for a Bat Mitzvah. The next morning, police were called to disperse a group of 35 men gathered a yeshiva. Tuesday night cops were once again called into action at a engagement party with at least 16 people, including a 99-year-old man.