Bayonne Police Investigation Leads to Arrest of Firefighter

Bayonne Mayor Smith “If you break the law, you don’t work for Bayonne.” 

Mayor Mark A. Smith announced today that the Bayonne Police Department Special Investigation Unit (SIU), in conjunction with the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Washington Township Police Department, executed a search warrant in Oxford, NJ, at the home of Bayonne Firefighter Kenneth Eisenhauer. The warrant was the culmination of a detailed and ongoing narcotics investigation that was initiated by the Bayonne Police Department, and conducted with the assistance of the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s Newark Field Division. The investigation resulted in the arrest of Eisenhauer and his wife, Roseanne Eisenhauer. The couple was charged with maintaining a marijuana cultivation facility, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office additionally charged the Eisenhauers with child neglect.

The Bayonne Police SIU had obtained information that Firefighter Eisenhauer had attempted to obtain a variety of controlled dangerous substances through the Internet from international sources. It was discovered that he had represented his wife falsely as a research scientist in an effort to obtain the materials illegally. The SIU determined that a number of these attempts took place while Eisenhauer was on duty as a firefighter.

Mayor Smith commended the Bayonne Police SIU for their tenacity in following up on the information they obtained and in completing the investigation that resulted in the arrests. The Mayor also thanked the cooperating law enforcement agencies for their involvement. “As soon as we identified a problem, we moved swiftly to address it,” said Smith.

Firefighter Eisenhauer has been suspended without pay pending his termination. Mayor Smith said, “If you break the law, you don’t work for Bayonne.”

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