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Blotter: Drunken Joyride, Robbery Arrest…

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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.

Secaucus PoliceChristopher Collins stole a Dodge 350 Ram truck from the board of education at around 5:30 a.m. on that Monday morning before taking the jaunt and eventually stopped near Centre Ave., police said.

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.

Blotter: Steroid Bust, Burglary-Theft

A 30-year-old Secaucus man was arrested Monday evening after a suspected drug deal and found to have human growth hormone and drug paraphernalia at 9th and Clarendon Streets, police said.

Secaucus Police said they received a call on Feb. 13 from an off-duty Hudson County Sheriff’s officer, who reported seeing a possible drug transaction take place in the area.

Secaucus PoliceAfter an investigation and questioning, police arrested Aleksanda Ilc of Secaucus, who was found to have 10 needles and syringes, as well as five or more units of Kigropin, a form of human growth hormone, without a prescription, police said.

The individual is slated to appear in court on Feb. 22.

Information for this column was provided by Chief of Detectives, Capt. John Buckley, of the Secaucus Police Department and reported by eSecaucus.com. Reports of charges do not imply guilt or innocence.

Sun., Feb. 12 - Police were called to the Verizon Wireless store on Mill Creek Drive on a report of a burglary and theft in the early morning hours.

Police responding at 4:20 a.m. said individuals forced entry and stole electronic devices from the store. The devices were later recovered after a security guard spotted the suspected burglars and followed them to North Bergen, where the actors crashed their vehicle near 46th Street and Tonnelle Ave. and fled the scene.

An investigation is ongoing.

Sat., Feb. 11 - The parent of a Secaucus juvenile initiated a complaint against a 17-year-old Secaucus male at 6:45 p.m.

Blotter: Robbery, Store Dispute, Crash

Wed., Jan. 11 - A 44-year-old Elizabeth man was arrested on robbery and false government document charges after police said he tried to flee Kohl’s after trying to exchange merchandise he didn’t buy there.

The man, Alfonso Leon, assaulted store personnel as he tried to get away and was found to have a phony form of New York State identification.

Information for this column was provided by Det. Sgt. Thomas O’Keeffe of the Secaucus Police Department and reported by eSecaucus.com. Reports of charges do not imply guilt or innocence.

Sat., Jan. 14 - A Jersey City woman was arrested after police were called to Wal-Mart on a report of a dispute.

Police said no charges were filed stemming from the incident, but the woman, 30-year-old Marcy Boyd, was arrested for failure to appear on traffic warrants out of Jersey City.

Tue., Jan. 10 - Police officers and volunteer fire fighters responded to a five-car accident Jan. 10 on Meadowlands Parkway near American Way.

A pickup truck hit a van stopped behind three other vehicles at the red light on Meadowlands Parkway waiting to turn on to American Way , officials said, causing a chain reaction that left one person injured.

The accident occurred around 10:50 a.m.

Blotter: Child Endangerment, Sexual Contact, Shopliftings

A 32-year-old Woodbridge man was arrested on sexual contact charges while riding on an Amtrak train and remanded to Secaucus police on Aug. 4.

Amtrak police took custody of the man, Angamuthu Jayasakthivel, after two women said they were assaulted on the train Thursday afternoon.

According to police, Jayasakthivel rubbed one woman’s breast and grabbed her thigh and rubbed another woman’s breast, as well.

The incidents occurred at around 1 p.m. Jayasakthivel was charged with two counts of criminal sexual contact.

Information for this column was provided by Det. Sgt. Thomas O’Keeffe of the Secaucus Police Department and reported by eSecaucus.com. Reports of charges do not imply guilt or innocence.

Sat., Aug. 6 - A Jersey City couple was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after police said they were separated from an infant child for nearly a half hour while shopping at Wal-Mart.

Police said the couple continued shopping at around 5 p.m. Saturday while store personnel repeatedly announced to shoppers over an intercom that a child from ages one to one-and-a-half years old was found.

Police said the child went unclaimed for 25 to 30 minutes.

Sun., Aug. 7 - An 18-year-old Union City girl, Sayra Mendoza, was arrested for shoplifting at Kohl’s after authorities said she tried to take a necklace valued at $18.

Wed., Aug. 3 - A 53-year-old Yonkers man and 42-year-old Brooklyn man were arrested for shoplifting and possession of burglar’s tools in the late afternoon at Burlington Coat Factory.

Police said the pair — Alvin Giddins and Kevin Jones — tried to take $199 worth of miscellaneous clothing.

Blotter: Drunk Sidewalk Driver, Thefts…

A 35-year-old Maryland man was arrested on multiple charges, including DWI, driving on a sidewalk, and endangering the welfare of a child, July 9 after police said he drove his vehicle along a walking path from the Riverside Court condo community toward Paterson Plank Road before crashing into an obstacle.

The man, Ronald Peck of Owings Mills, Md., was arrested at 5:47 p.m. off of Blue Heron Drive in Riverside Court and found to have his nine-year-old child with him in the vehicle.

He was charged with having an uninsured vehicle, failure to exhibit a driver’s license, reckless driving, endangering the welfare of a child, DWI, driving an unsafe vehicle, driving on a sidewalk, and leaving the scene of an accident.

A summons was also issued because the child was not wearing a seatbelt.

Information for this column was provided by Det. Sgt. Thomas O’Keeffe of the Secaucus Police Department and reported by eSecaucus.com. Reports of charges do not imply guilt or innocence.

Wed., July 6 - An apparently intoxicated Rutherford woman was arrested outside of the Panasonic headquarters on Paterson Plank Road after police said she was reported screaming obscenities and later got in a physical altercation with officers on the scene.

Claudia Delgado, 38, resisted arrest when an ambulance was called to the 50 Meadowlands Parkway locale. As officers attempted to assist her into the ambulance because she was believed to be intoxicated, she kicked one of the policemen in the face.

Delgado was charged with aggravated assault and disorderly conduct.

Fri., July 15 - A 49-year-old North Bergen woman, Lucinda Vazquez, was arrested for shoplifting at Kohl’s in the early afternoon after police said she tried to taking clothing and jewelry worth $329.

Fri., July 15 - A 17-year-old Secaucus male was arrested for shoplifting at CVS at 8:41 a.m. He is accused of taking a $4 can of Red Bull.

Wed., July 13 - A 34-year-old Newark man was taken into custody for resisting arrest and endangering the welfare of a child after police said he was accused of stealing a $320 Sony Internet television with his two children present.

Wed., July 13 - A 25-year-old Jersey City woman and 20-year-old woman from Spain were arrested on shoplifting charges at Wal-Mart. Police said Claritza Candelario of J.C. and Yeraldina Vargas-DeLeon of Spain tried to steal $119 and $185 worth of merchandise, respectively.

Thu., July 7 - A 40-year-old Miami man, Rolando Rodriguez, was arrested for shoplifting and possession of burglar’s tools after police said he apparently used a razor blade to open 16 DVD cases and take the DVDs. Value was pegged at $508.

Wed., July 6 - A 17-year-old Secaucus male was arrested for shoplifting at CVS at 2:45 p.m., accused of taking a First Response pregnancy test worth around $19.

Sat., July 2 - A 43-year-old North Bergen man, Alexi Vergara, was arrested for shoplifting at TJ Maxx at 5:56 p.m. He is accused of trying to steal items worth $310.

Fri., July 1 - A 32-year-old Jersey City woman, Ada Valle, was arrested at 10:08 p.m. for shoplifting at Kohl’s after police said she tried to take $260 worth of undergarments, a purse and jewelry.

Blotter: Smoking Package, DWI Accident

The mysterious smoking package that shut down a stretch of Route 3 West last week and snarled traffic turned out to be relatively harmless, according to the Secaucus Police Department.

Police responded to the main section of Route 3 West near Mill Creek Mall on June 8 at around 6:11 p.m. on a report of a smoking package in the highway.

After investigating, officers later determined that the smoldering package was actually a backpack. Its contents? A bowling ball and bowling shoes.

The road re-opened about two hours after the incident began.

Information for this column was provided by Det. Sgt. Thomas O’Keeffe of the Secaucus Police Department and reported by eSecaucus.com. Reports of charges do not imply guilt or innocence.

Sat., June 11 - A 43-year-old Lyndhurst woman was arrested on drunk and careless driving charges after police responded to an early morning report of an accident on Route 3 West in town.

Police said the vehicle driven by Varessa Sanchez crashed into a construction vehicle bearing illuminated arrows on the highway after 3 a.m. on Saturday. She was charged with DWI and careless driving at 3:25 a.m., police said.

Sat., June 11 - A 26-year-old West New York woman and 51-year-old Union City woman were arrested for shoplifting at Kohl’s in the evening.

Police said Orisel Santiesteban and Daisy Wilson tried to take $300 worth of miscellaneous clothing and jewelry from the store.

Tue., June 7 - A 34-year-old East Orange man was arrested for trying to pass counterfeit money at Wal-Mart in the early afternoon, police said.

Darrell Hall attempted to purchase a Samsung TV worth $1,172 and was discovered attempting to use fake money for the transaction at around 1 p.m., police said.

Fri., June 3 - A 23-year-old Secaucus man was arrested for shoplifting at Wal-Mart in the late evening.

Police said Shane Nagel attempted to leave the store without paying for $349 worth of video games and hygiene products at around 9:12 p.m.

Fri., June 3 - A 36-year-old North Bergen woman was arrested for shoplifting at Kohl’s in the afternoon Friday.

Poice said Milid Khalil tried to take $172 worth of clothing, fragrances and a blender at around 3:04 p.m.

Blotter: Trespassing, DWI, Shoplifting

Sat., May 14 - A 46-year-old Weehawken woman and 63-year-old West New York woman were arrested at Kohls for shoplifting at around 6 p.m.

Coralia Ramos-Rodriguez and Oria Cordero tried to take $485 worth of jewelry and t-shirts, police said.

Information for this column was provided by Det. Sgt. Thomas O’Keeffe of the Secaucus Police Department and reported by eSecaucus.com. Reports of charges do not imply guilt or innocence.

Tue., May 10 - A 39-year-old Linden man was charged with theft after police said he took $8,000 from a local rsident in exchange for production services that were not provided.

Police said Jason Noak was charged with theft of a received check.

Sat., May 7 - A 35-year-old Staten Island, NY, man was arrested for trespassing Saturday night after police said he was found walking around Extra Space Storage on Paterson Plank Road.

Police said Josue Pastrana of Richmond, NY, was arrested at around 9:47 p.m.

Tue., May 3 - Khai Vo, 47, of Jersey City, was arrested on theft charges after police said he removed 25 large backpacks in a garbage bag from R Siskind and Company on Hartz Way.
The backpacks are valued at $523.

Fri., April 29 - A 50-year-old Rutherford man was arrested for shoplifting at Restaurant Depot after police said he tried to steal 12 packages of beef valued at $365.37.

The man, Eduardo Dacosta, was arrested at around 11:50 a.m.

Thu., April 28 - Three young women and a 17-year-old minor girl from Secaucus were arrested for shoplifting at Wal-Mart at around 12:10 a.m.

Police said Madelyn Leon, 18, of West New York, Tiffany Aiello, 18, of Secaucus, and Christy Saba, 19, of Secaucus, along with the minor were charged with shoplifting.

The juvenile tried to remove $79 worth of merchandise; Leon, $52; Aiello, $103.63, and Soba, $31, police said.

Sat., April 23 - A 35-year-old New York man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after his vehicle was observed driving on Route 3 East with a flat tire.

Police stopped the vehicle in a parking lot at around 4:09 p.m. and arrested the driver, Edwin Polanco.

Blotter: Homeless Arrest…

A 45-year-old homeless man was arrested Saturday morning on Clarendon Street after he was found in a resident’s back yard.

Police said the man, John Wayne Handy, was discovered around 8:28 a.m. on April 16 at a residence on the 300 block of Clarendon.

He was charged with criminal trespass.

Information for this column was provided by Det. Sgt. Thomas O’Keeffe of the Secaucus Police Department and reported by eSecaucus.com. Reports of charges do not imply guilt or innocence.

Sun., Aug. 17 - A husband and wide were arrested on child welfare charges Sunday afternoon outside of Kids “R” Us on Mill Creek Drive after police said they left their young child in the car and went shopping.

Nirmalya and Amusree Ganguly, 36 and 28, and husband and wife, respectively, were charged with endangering the welfare of a child for leaving their two-year-old child in the car unattended while in the store at around 3:49 p.m., police said.

Sat. Aug. 9 – Two Brooklyn men were arrested on burglary and theft charges after police received a report of a burglary in progress at Storage USA on Paterson Plank Road.

Mohamed Abudayeh, 22, and Hussein Aoun, 25, tried to flee the scene in a car at around 9:53 p.m. but were apprehended, police said.

The two, who were apparently targeting a storage unit in the complex, were charged with burglary, criminal attempt to commit theft, possession of burglary tools and resisting arrest.

Sat., April 9 - Forty-five-year-old Abraham Soto of North Bergen was arrested at Sam’s Club for shoplifting.

Police said he tried to take seven bottles of Disaronno liqueur valued at $190.

Wed., April 6 – Jose Aguilar, a 49-year-old Harrison resident, was arrested with Jaqueline Vital Gonzalez, 38, of Harrison, after police said the two tried to steal a toilet tank lid from Home Depot worth $198.

Mon., April 4 – A 27-year-old Kearny man — Jose Garcia — was arrested for shoplifting at Home Depot after police said he tried to steal a tape measure worth $19.97.

Sat., April 2 – A 30-year-old West New York man was arrested for shoplifting at Best Buy after police said he tried to steal an iPod.

Hugo Delacruz Mantilla is accused of shoplifting the device worth $79.99.

Sat., April 2 – A 29-year-old North Bergen man was arrested on a drug charge after a traffic accident on Route 3 East in the early morning hours.

Police said Michael Reo was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance after he was found to have a leafy vegetation believed to be marijuana.

Blotter: Homeless Arrest, Burglary… 

A 45-year-old homeless man was arrested Saturday morning on Clarendon Street after he was found

in a resident’s back yard.

Police said the man, John Wayne Handy, was discovered around 8:28 a.m. on April 16 at a residence

on the 300 block of Clarendon.

He was charged with criminal trespass.

Sun., Aug. 17 – A husband and wide were arrested on child welfare charges Sunday afternoon outside of Kids “R” Us on Mill Creek Drive after police said they left their young child in the car and went shopping.

Nirmalya and Amusree Ganguly, 36 and 28, and husband and wife, respectively, were charged with endangering the welfare of a child for leaving their two-year-old child in the car unattended while in the store at around 3:49 p.m., police said.

Sat. Aug. 9 – Two Brooklyn men were arrested on burglary and theft charges after police received

a report of a burglary in progress at Storage USA on Paterson Plank Road.

Mohamed Abudayeh, 22, and Hussein Aoun, 25, tried to flee the scene in a car at around 9:53 p.m.

but were apprehended, police said.

The two, who were apparently targeting a storage unit in the comlpex, were charged with burglary,

criminal attempt to commit theft, possession of burglary tools and resisting arrest.

Sat., April 9 – Forty-five-year-old Abraham Soto of North Bergen was arrested at Sam’s Club for

shoplifting.

Police said he tried to take seven bottles of Disaronno liquer valued at $190.

Wed., April 6 – Jose Aguilar, a 49-year-old Harrison resident, was arrested with Jaqueline Vital

Gonzalez, 38, of Harrison, after police said the two tried to steal a toilet tank lid from Home

Depot worth $198.

Mon., April 4 – A 27-year-old Kearny man — Jose Garcia — was arrrested for shoplifting at Home

Depot after police said he tried to steal a tape measure worth $19.97.

Sat., April 2 – A 30-year-old West New York man was arrested for shoplifting at Best Buy after

police said he tried to steal an iPod.

Hugo Delacruz Mantilla is accused of shoplifting the device worth $79.99.

Sat., April 2 – A 29-year-old North Bergen man was arrested on a drug charge after a traffic

accident on Route 3 East in the early morning hours.

Police said Michael Reo was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance after he

was found to have a leafy vegetation believed to be marijuana.

Information for this column was provided by Det. Sgt. Thomas O’Keeffe of the Secaucus Police

Department and reported by eSecaucus.com. Reports of charges do not imply guilt or innocence.

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Blotter: Two Charged in High School Probe

Two young men from Secaucus were arrested last week on charges of trespassing and criminal mischief in an ongoing investigation of damage to the grounds of Secaucus High School.

In the early morning hours at around 1:54 a.m. on March 4, police found that then-unknown individuals had entered school grounds and dumped trash on the premises. An investigation led to the March 8 arrest of Richard Zaccone, 18, of Secaucus, on charges of criminal mischief and criminal trespass.

Further investigation led to the arrest, a day later on March 9, of Carlos Dominguez, 19, of Secaucus, on a charge of criminal trespass.

The case is still under investigation.

Information for this column was provided by Det. Sgt. Thomas O’Keeffe of the Secaucus Police Department and reported by eSecaucus.com. Reports of charges do not imply guilt or innocence.

Tue., March 8 – A police investigation of an early morning report of a possible robbery at the Homestead Suites in Harmon Meadow led to drug and prostitution charges of an Ohio woman and Lyndhurst man.

Police responded at around 6:50 a.m. to probe the robbery report, but the investigation led to charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia against Leigh Anne Flemmer, 26, of Cleveland, Ohio.

After further investigation of a male actor who had apparently left the scene, police identified him as Ruben Perez, 34, of Lyndhurst. He was arrested a few days later and charged with engaging in prostitution.

Mon., March 14 – A 47-year-old Jersey City man was arrested for employee theft at UPS after police said he tried to remove four watches worth more than $3,000.

Benedicto DeCastro, who was also found to have an outstanding warrant, faces charges that he tried to take four Movado timepieces worth $3,267, police said.

Sat., March 12 – Two North Bergen women were arrested on shoplifting charges at Kohls in the early afternoon after police said they tried to leave the store without paying for men’s, women’s and children’s clothing worth $516.24.

Charged were Daisy Hernandez, 67, and Loipa Rodriquez, 45.

Thu., March 10 – A 52-year-old Bayonne woman was arrested for shoplifting at Kohl’s in the early afternoon after police said the woman, Alima Znorkowski, tried to steal three pairs of pants worth $110.

Tue., March 8 - A 39-year-old Union City woman was arrested for shoplifting at Kohl’s in the late evening. Police said Rosa Garcia attempted to remove perfume and jewelry worth $266 from the store at around 7:48 p.m.

Blotter: Burglary, Shoplifting

A 39-year-old Union man was arrested for burglary in the early morning of Feb. 3 after police responded to the 300 block of Clarendon Street on a report of a man sleeping in the hallway of a residence.

The individual was arrested after the homeowner called police, who responded around 5:26 a.m.

Information for this column was provided by Det. Sgt. Thomas O’Keeffe of the Secaucus Police Department and reported by eSecaucus.com. Reports of charges do not imply guilt or innocence.

Tues., Feb. 8 – Two Union City men were arrested for shoplifting at Best Buy after police said they tried to take two accessories for a Microsoft Xbox gaming system.

Parooshak Kazemipour, 39, and Aziz Namjauyan, 44, are accused of shoplifting an Xbox disc repair product and laser lens worth $54.98.

Mon., Feb. 7 – A 47-year-old West New York man was arrested for shoplifting at Kohl’s on Mill Creek Drive.

Police said Felix Nunez attempted to remove merchandise including a leather jacket, leather wallet and sterling silver necklace valued at $408.

Mon. Feb, 7 - A 69-year-old Bloomfield man was arrested for shoplifting at Kohl’s after police said he tried to take several items worth $118.

Oscar Bataille is accused of trying to steal two bottles of cologne, a t-shirt and pair of boxer shorts from the store.

Fri., Feb. 4 – A 45-year-old North Bergen man was arrested for shoplifting at Home Depot and found to have an arrest warrant out of West New York.

Police said the man, Miguel Ocasio, attempted to steal ball valves worth $81.09.

Fri., Feb. 4 - A 25-year-old Irvington man was arrested for theft while employed at UPS in Secaucus.

Police said the man attemped to take two cellphones worth $400.

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