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Suspended Police Chief Arrested

Benjamin Ruiz

Benjamin Ruiz

PERTH AMBOY – Benjamin Ruiz was arrested on May 21, 2016 at a convenience store on Smith Street, Perth Amboy. The suspended Police Chief allegedly had been hiding outside the convenience store for around three and a half months before the arrest was made.

Employees of the convenience store questioned Ruiz’ presence there several times and Ruiz replied that he was a Police Officer.

The Prosecutor’s Office charged him with impersonating a Police Officer.

Benjamin Ruiz was released on his own recognizance.

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