Male arrested for refusing to leave Subway

Jamie Barberio

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Officers responded to Subway, 1113 Route 46, on Sunday, February 18 at 4:56 p.m., for a male refusing the leave the premises.

Upon the arrival of Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Patrol Officer Gregory Bloete, he was advised by the complainant and caller that they wanted the male, identified as Gregory Abeel, 32, Randolph, to leave the store.

Officer Bloete advised Mr. Abeel of this, but he refused to leave. Mr. Abeel then made several attempts to walk past the officer and use the bathroom after being told he must leave numerous times.

Officer Bloete escorted him out of the building and placed him under arrest. He was transported to police headquarters for processing and was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Defiant Trespassing.

He was released on his own recognizance pending his court date.

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