Paterson, New Jersey – An on-duty city public works employee is arrested for illegal gambling


Posted on the 15th of November 2015

Paterson, New Jersey – An on-duty city public works employee is arrested for illegal gambling

Paterson, New Jersey – Willie Sparks, 42, a city public works employee, was arrested during a gambling bust at 733 East 24th Street. Police confiscated 15 baggies of marijuana and $1,680.00 in cash, which are suspected to be proceeds from illegal gambling. He was on duty at the time of the arrest and was charged with obstruction of a governmental function and resisting by flight. Jarvis Randolph, 45, was also arrested and charged with promoting gambling, having gambling records, maintaining a gambling resort, and having gambling devices. “City employees do not have impunity and will be charged accordingly,” Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale said in a statement. “If we receive information that an employee is involved or knows about criminal activity, they will be dealt with decisively and swiftly.”

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