Defiant Trespass Summonses Issued at Old Hospital Center PDF Print E-mail

Cedar Grove – An adult male and two male juveniles were arrested early Sunday morning at the abandoned Essex County hospital center on Fairview Avenue.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the perpetrators were heard making noise inside Building #5 at 125 Fairview Avenue by Patrol Division officers on a routine inspection tour of the facility.

The sheriff said Cedar Grove police were called for back-up and Adrian Diaz, age 18, and two 17-year-old males from Elizabeth and Linden were taken into custody at 2:15 a.m.

All three suspects were issued summonses for defiant trespass. The two juveniles were released to the custody of their parents and the adult male with no other criminal warrants was also released.

All three suspects will appear in Cedar Grove municipal court at a later date.