A 22-year-old Secaucus man was arrested on theft and drunk driving charges following an Aug 20 incident after police said he took a board of education truck and went on a “joyride,” hitting six vehicles.
He was charged with driving while intoxicated, theft of the vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of an open contain of alcohol, consuming an alcoholic beverage in a vehicle, careless driving, driving with a suspended driver’s license, and burglary for breaking into the car.
Collins was remanded to the Hudson County jail.
Police said the arrest was not immediately reported because of an investigation following the incident.
Information for this column was provided by Officer D. Dobosz of the Secaucus Police Department and reported by eSecaucus.com. Reports of charges do not imply guilt or innocence.
Sat., Sept. 8 – A 28-year-old Union City woman was arrested Saturday morning after police on patrol saw a man in the parking lot of the Red Roof Inn on Meadowlands Parkway apparently trying to open a locked car with a wire hanger.
After approaching the man at around 8:47 a.m., he told police that he locked the keys in the car, which he said belonged to his niece staying at the motel. A subsequent investigation found a $40K outstanding warrant on the man but police then discovered the warrant had since been cleared and was no longer outstanding.
But when police spoke to the man’s niece, Stefanie Herrera, she gave them a false name and police found that she had outstanding warrants out of Union City and Weehawken.
Herrera was charged with hindering apprehension. The man was not charged.
Fri., Sept. 7 – A 32-year-old Jersey City woman, Gina Maria Tores, was arrested for shoplifting at Kohl’s after police said she tried to take $48 worth of earrings from the store.
Fri., Sept. 7 - A 42-year-old Flushing, N.Y., man who police said tried to obtain a store credit card with a false driver’s license, was arrested at around 6 p.m. on Friday.
Ernest Lee Jones presented store workers with a fraudulent Pennsylvania driver’s license under the name Jose Gonzalez in applying for a credit card, police said. He was charged with hindering, having a false government document, identity theft, and using false information to obtain a credit card.
Bail was set at $25K/10%.
Wed., Sept. 5 - Secaucus police apprehended a robbery suspect in the early afternoon Wednesday on Route 3 after hearing reports out of Parsippany that an individual had robbed a bank there and was fleeing int he direction of Secaucus.
After officers worked to slow down traffic on the highway, they shut the roadway down to do a foot search for the vehicle containing a man described as black and wearing a gray “hoodie” sweatshirt.
Officers approaching a black Audi observed a gray sweatshirt in the back seat of the vehicle, a driver matching the description, along with a backpack in the back seat. “It’s me you’re looking for,” the man told police, according to the police report.
Officers and agents from county, state, local and federal authorities converged on the scene. The man, 29-year-old Stephen Smith of Brooklyn, was taken into custody by Parsippany authorities.
Six banks in Morris County have been robbed over the past two months and police are investigating whether there is any connection.
Wed., Sept. 5 - A 22-year-old North Bergen man was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance after police observed a vehicle parked in a handicapped spot outside of Marra’s Drug Store without a placard.
After police approached at around 12:43 p.m., an officer detected the odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the vehicle.
A passenger, Mazen Abulaban, emptied his pockets for police but tried to conceal a package of marijuana in his hand. He was charged with possession of a CDS. The driver of the vehicle was cited for parking in a handicapped spot.
Tue., Sept. 4 - A Jersey City juvenile was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance after police observed two individuals walking along Route 3 with a gas can at around 10:30 a.m.
The individuals said they ran out of gas and after the officer gave them a ride in his vehicle he detected an odor of marijuana. After asking the juvenile if he possessed drugs, the young man pulled marijuana out of the band on his underwear, police said.
The J.C. juvenile was charged and released to his parents. The other juvenile was not charged and released to his parents.
Sun., Sept. 2 - A 31-year-old Jersey City man was arrested on shoplifting charges at Wal-Mart in the early morning hours.
Police said David Shenouda was apprehended by loss prevention personnel after he attempted to conceal three Magic Jack computer/telephone devices worth $224.
He was charged with shoplifting and possession of an anti-shoplifting device after police found a pair of scissors on him.