Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said Noralberto Orengo, 53, and William Aviles, 53, both of Newark were arrested at the El Cacique Social Club on North 6th Street were charged after police got an tip that the event was going on.
"Officers entered the social club where they witnessed a large crowd watching and participating in a cockfighting event," the police director said.
The NJ SPCA helped police gather up the roosters, but five died from their injuries, according to Ambrose.
Ambrose encouraged residents to continue reporting incidents to the proper authorities.
“I will ensure the police division is relentless keeping these types of locations closed,” he said. “Most of these locations are the catalyst for other criminal activity taking place or will take place,” the Director said.
Orengo and Aviles were both charged with management of receiving money for admission of a person to a place kept for the purpose of fighting a living animal, permit the fighting of a living animal, and permitting a place owned to be used as such.
Ambrose said anyone with information about any crime should call the Department’s 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477).
Full Name: Noralberto Orengo
Weight: 245 lbs
Hair Color: GRAY
Eye Color: BROWN
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(nj1015.com - February 26, 2017)