MONSEY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Police in Rockland County are cracking down on people who don’t obey emergency orders mandating social distancing.

Officers say they responded to a synagogue in Monsey after receiving complaints. They found 30-50 men praying together.

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Eight were arrested for disorderly conduct. They now face up to $1,000 in fines.

Ramapo police say they will arrest more people if the gatherings continue.

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In New Jersey, police say nearly two dozen people are facing charges for running illegal gambling rings, bars and hair salons.

Some are also accused of making terroristic threats.

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