On Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at approximately 3:18 p.m., Patrolmen Robert Sobocinski and Michael Smith were dispatched to the area of Chestnut Street and Charles Street for a report of window washers soliciting without a permit.
Upon arrival, the officers noticed two (2) individuals, one male and one female carrying what appeared to be window washing equipment. When asked to identify themselves, the female, Pamela Smith, age 45 of Elizabeth, NJ was placed under arrest after providing a false name and was placed under arrest for 2C:29-3 (Hindering Apprehension). Ms. Smith claimed her name was Barbara Smith and gave a false date of birth. It was also revealed Ms. Smith had an outstanding warrant out of Elizabeth for $333. Smith was charged with 2C:29-3 (hindering apprehension) and committed to Union County Jail in lieu of $500 bail.
The male was released from the scene and advised of the procedure to apply for a permit to canvass/solicit.