Police Blotter: Arrests and reported crime last week in Hudson County 

Jersey City cop carAccording to officials in Hudson County, the following arrests and police activity were reported last week:

Jan Rivera, 35 of Jersey City, was arrested on May 21st at around 5:20 p.m. in Hoboken for allegedly shoplifting $134.79 worth of razors and vitamins from CVS. Rivera was also found to have an outstanding warrant out of the Secaucus Municipal Court. He was transported to Hudson County Jail in default of bail.

Christopher J Murphy, 32 of Bayonne, was arrested May 19th at around 7:51 p.m. in Bayonne for allegedly shoplifting a tablet from the Radio Shack store and fleeing the scene. He was apprehended near 500 Broadway and was found to be in possession of the tablet and a folding knife. He was charged with shoplifting and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose and later released on summons.

Andre T. Johnson, 51, of Bayonne, was arrested May 19th at around 3:00 p.m. in Bayonne for allegedly shoplifting $22,000 worth of tools from a warehouse on West 2nd St. during a burglary that was reported on March 5th. He was charged with burlglary/theft and was later released on summons.

Ricardo Santos, 37 of Newark, was arrested May 19th at around 11:00 a.m. in Kearny after he was observed in the area of Kearny Ave. and Midland Ave. Officers had prior knowledge that he was the subject of several outstanding warrants. Santos was found to have an NCIC warrant out for Child Neglect with no bail, an obstructing warrant out from Kearny with a $2,500 bail, a $250.00 warrant out of Kearny for a traffic violation, and a $500 warrant out of Kearny for theft. He was transported to Hudson County Jail.

Keneiel Parrilla, 39 of New York, was arrested May 19th at around 6:20 p.m. in Hoboken for allegedly shoplifting sun lotion, razors, and tooth paste, valued at $79.55, from the CVS on Newark St. He was later released on summons.

Alvaro Raul Ortega, 34 of Bayonne, was arrested May 18th in Bayonne for allegedly stealing a police officer’s cell phone from the counter in East Coast Catering Deli. The officer had momentarily placed his phone on the counter while Ortega was the only other patron in the store. Ortega admitted to taking the phone and was placed under arrest in the 700th block of Avenue A. He was transported to Hudson County Jail where his bail was set at $10,000 with a 10% option.

Kevin A. Ribbecke, 34 of Bayonne, was arrested May 18th in Bayonne for allegedly illegally parking while in possession of suspected CDS, PCP. He was issued summonses for delaying traffic and having CDS in a motor vehicle. He was transported to Hudson County Jail where his bail was set at $10,000 with a 10% option.

Antonio Soeira, 43 of Harrison, was arrested May 17th at around 9:00 p.m. in Kearny for allegedly driving while intoxicated in the area of Schuyler Ave. and Quincy Pl. The 2004 Chevy Pick up was observed swerving in the roadway and almost hit parked cars. Soeira failed the field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for DWI. He was transported to headquarters and administered an Alcotest. He was charged with Reckless Driving and DWI.

Victor Gonzalez, 34 of Bayonne, was arrested May 17th at around 3:03 a.m. in Bayonne after he allegedly failed to provide officers with his credentials or documentation during a motor vehicle stop. While transporting Gonzalez to headquarters he allegedly made threatening statements to the police officers. He was charged on an outstanding warrant out of Bayonne Municipal Court as well as obstructing a government function and terroristic threats. He was transported to Hudson County Jail where his bail was set at $25,000 with a 10$ option.

Francisco Maldonado, 26 of Newark, was arrested May 17th at around 11:30 a.m. in Kearny for allegedly shoplifting from Walmart. Once store security confronted Maldonado, he allegedly became combative and unruly and had thrown food around and knocked displays over within the store. He then fled on foot towards Harrison Ave. He was later detained and placed under arrest. He was found to have two outstanding warrants out of Newark in the amounts of $5,000 and $2,500. He was issued a summons for shoplifting and turned over to Newark Police Department.

Victor D. Martinezcano, 30 of Bayonne, was arrested May 17th at approximately 8:20 p.m. in Bayonne after he allegedly struck a Bayonne resident on Ave. C in the head with a wooden object and fled the scene. He was arrested at his home and charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose. He was transported to Hudson County Jail where his bail was set at $50,000 with a 10% option. The victim was treated at Jersey City Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.

Fernando Valdez, 52 of Kearny, was arrested May 17th at around 8:15 p.m. in Kearny for allegedly ‘keying’ a 33-year-old victim’s parked Honda on Passaic Ave. Valdez was charged with criminal mischief and was released on summons.

Rene Adame, 21 of New Brunswick, was arrested May 16th at around 2:56 a.m. in Hoboken after he allegedly drunkenly struck a parked vehicle at 815 Adams St. According to the police report, when officials arrived to the location on report of a MVA they observed Adame’s vehicle in the middle of the street with the airbags deployed and heavy damage to the front passenger side. Based on their observations it was determined that Adame was intoxicated and placed under arrest for DWI. Adame refused medical attention. It is not believed that he sustained any injuries as a result of the accident. Adame was charged with DWI (school zone), DWI, reckless driving, unlicensed driver, and driving while suspended. He was later released to a responsible party.

Adonis Colon, 19 of Kearny, was arrested on May 16th at around 11:30 p.m. in Kearny for allegedly possessing marijuana in a parked 2000 Toyota in the area of the 700th block of Schuyler Ave. Colon allegedly turned over 5 bags of suspected CDS marijuana and 2 more were later recovered during a search. Seized were numerous small plastic bags and $150 in cash as suspected proceeds of drug sales. Colon was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, and possession of CDS with intent to distribute in a school zone. He was issued a MV summons for operating a motor vehicle while in possession of suspected CDS. He was released on summons.

Ryszard Gornowicz, 60 of Kearny, was arrested May 16th at around 10:45 a.m. in Kearny for allegedly having seven outstanding warrants. Six were Kearny warrants for a combination of traffic and town ordinance violations while the seventh was motor vehicle related out of East Newark. Gornowicz was in the area of Schuyler & Wilson when he was observed drinking a can of Coors beer in public. He was arrested on the warrants, held for bail, and issued a Public Drinking Summons.

Andrew Molina, 26 of Jersey City, was arrested May 15th at around 10:00 p.m. in Bayonne for a burglary that was reported on May 14th at 1040 Kennedy Blvd. Molina allegedly stole over $1,000 worth of tools. He was charged on outstanding warrants out of Bayonne Municipal Court and Hudson County Superior Court as well as burglary, theft, and possession of burglary tools. He was transported to Hudson County Jail where his bail was set at $15,000 with a 10% option.

Joel Tejada, 23 of Lyndhurst, was arrested May 15th at around 11:55 p.m. in Hoboken for allegedly stealing a white iPhone 6 from a female bartender at Wicked Wolf Tavern. According to the police report, the victim, an employee of the bar, observed Tejada steal her iPhone from the bar and place it in his pocket on video surveillance. When police arrived, Tejada told them that he found the phone on the ground. Tejada was placed under arrest, charged with theft of movable property, and released on a summons.

Mohammad Iqbal, 59 of Bayonne, was arrested May 15th in Bayonne for allegedly inappropriately touching a 17-year-old male victim. He was charged with criminal sexual contact and transported to Hudson County Jail where his bail was set at $25,000 with a 10% option. According to Bayonne Police, no additional information is being released at this time.

Farkhodzhon Turakhonov, 27 of Staten Island, NY, was arrested May 15th in Bayonne for allegedly presenting a fraudulent document to the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission. He was charged with forgery and taken into custody and additionally charged on an outstanding warrant out of Riverdale Municipal Court for $500 cash.

Kedar J. Hall, 29 of Jersey City, was arrested May 15th in Bayonne for allegedly driving while intoxicated and striking a street sign and two utility poles. Hall was taken to Jersey City Medical Center after the accident where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries and alcohol intoxication. Hall was in possession of suspected marijuana and was charged on two outstanding warrants out of Carlstadt and Jersey City as well as DWI and Marijuana possession. He was transported to Hudson County Jail where his bail was set at $75,000 with a 10% option.

Calogero Sanfilippo, 41, of Bayonne, was arrested May 14th in Bayonne for allegedly entering the McDonald’s restaurant after management advised him that he was not allowed in the establishment. He was charged with defiant trespass and released on summons.

Jessica C. Madigan, 34 of Hasbrouck Heights, was arrested May 12th at around 10:22 p.m. in Secaucus for assaulting police officers, hindering, and possession of CDS. Police responded to 15 Meadowlands Parkway on a report of a woman in possible distress. Madigan was arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated assault on police officers (while acting in the performance of their duties), resisting arrest, hindering (for giving false information to a law enforcement officer), six counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, two counts of possession of prescription legend drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was taken into custody by Hudson County Department of Corrections.

Myrtha Magliulo, 53 of Secaucus, was arrested May 12th at around 10:30 a.m. in Secaucus for allegedly knowingly using unlawfully obtained credit cards to make purchases at the Farmers Market, CVS, and Chipotle. She was charged with two counts of credit card theft and two counts of credit card fraud. She was processed and later released pending court.

Miguel Baez, 19 of Union City, was arrested May 12th at around 5:30 p.m. in Secaucus for allegedly shoplifting from his place of employment. As a cashier at Toys R’ Us, he allegedly purposely was under-ringing merchandise described as a PS4 System, PS4 Controller, and 3 Xbox games, valued at $669.95, with the intent to deprive Toys R’ Us of the full retail value. Baez was processed and later released pending court.

In Jersey City:

  • On May 23rd an overturned accident occurred at around 12:37 a.m. in the area of 300 Communipaw Ave. The vehicle allegedly flipped on its side and the female driver fled the scene prior to police arrival. The currently only charge is that the unknown victim fled the scene. The car had heavy exterior damage.
  • A burglary and theft to a motor vehicle was reported on Saturday, May 16th at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Virginia Ave. The victim stated he parked his vehicle at around 1:00 p.m. and noticed that it was broken into at around 6:00 p.m. The driver side window was partially down, the passenger window was fully open, and the inside glove compartment and center console was open as well. Officials observed significant damage to the car audio system, damage to the dashboard and to the driver side lock. Police did not observe any surveillance cameras pointing in the direction of the incident. Suspect is still at large.

In Bayonne:

  • The  Bayonne Police Department is investigating burglaries, thefts, assaults, and incidents of criminal mischief that occurred between May 14th and May 17th.Two burglary and thefts were residential, occurring on West 20th St. and West 15th while six burglaries or thefts were commercial and occurred on Kennedy Blvd., Broadway, and 40th St. Two simple assaults were reported on 1st St. Park and Ave C., one was reported on Ave E, and one aggravated assault was reported to have occurred on Ave C.

In Secaucus:

  • On May 12th, at around 1 p.m. Secaucus Police and the Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire on 2nd avenue.  Fire units immediately began their fire suppression and search for occupants.  The residence was unoccupied however units were able to retrieve a dog (later identified as Champ) from the first floor.  Mutual aid was requested and North Arlington, Jersey City and Kearny fire units did arrive as well as Lyndhurst, East Rutherford and Wallington.  Authorities said the fire may have originated in the basement however the cause is under investigation.  Hotel accommodations were provided to residents, homeowners and basement tenants by the Town of Secaucus.  Champ was evaluated by a veterinarian and was later reunited with the homeowner.

In Union City:

  • On May 16th, at approximately 3:40 p.m. a fight started in West New York was eventually broken up by Union City Police on Bergenline Avenue. The suspect was arrested and found in possession of a small knife.  No serious injuries were reported.
    On May 15th, at approximately 10:45 p.m. Union City Police responded to a road rage incident that turned into a verbal altercation in which one man spit on the other.  Once police arrived both parties calmed down and realized the error.  No arrests were made.

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