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Clifton Woman Charged with Bias Intimidation After Attacking 13-Year-Old Girl in Nail Salon


Passaic County officials announce that based upon an investigation by the Clifton Police Department, Nancy B. Jones, 59, from Clifton, was arrested in connection with an incident that took place on April 30 in the area of Lakeview Avenue and East 9th Street in Clifton. 

County officials said that Nancy B. Jones is charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Bias Intimidation. Ms. Jones is also charged with Simple Assault, a Disorderly Persons Offense and Harassment, Petty Disorderly Persons offenses.

Officials stated that on April 30, members of the Clifton Police Department responded to the area of Lakeview Avenue and East 9th Street on a report of an assault. 

According to officials, upon arrival, they met with a 13-year-old juvenile and a 15-year-old juvenile, who reported that while they were in a nail salon, a woman approached them in a harassing and tumultuous manner and told them to go back to their country. 

Police found that during the incident, the actor struck the 13-year-old victim in the head. Both victims were wearing hijabs.

According to county officials, Nancy B. Jones was identified as the actor, and a warrant was issued for her arrest. 

On May 25, at approximately 4:01 p.m., Nancy B. Jones turned herself into the Clifton Police Department on the warrant and was arrested.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact them on their tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or or contact the Community Policing Division of the Clifton Police Department at 973-803-5716.