POLICE BEAT
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11th Street man faces three charges

An 11th Street man who allegedly struck an acquaintance with a car bumper, injuring him enough to warrant a hospital visit the next day, turned himself into police and was charged with three alleged crimes by the police department. 

On July 6, Bayonne Police officers responded to the Bayonne Medical Center on the report of an “assault in the past,” according to Capt. Walter Rogers.

“In speaking with the victim, he stated that the previous day he was assaulted by a former acquaintance of his, Mr. Juan Cuevas,” Rogers said.

The victim said he had gone to the house of Cuevas, 28, on West 11th Street on July 5 to retrieve belongings of his, and the encounter escalated into a verbal dispute, according to Rogers.

“When the victim attempted to leave the area, Cuevas allegedly grabbed a car bumper that was on Cuevas's porch and he struck the victim with the bumper,” Rogers said. “The victim put his arm up to protect himself and was allegedly struck in the left forearm.”

The victim went home and woke up the next day in pain, according to Rogers. He went to the hospital to have an evaluation done, and it revealed that he had a fractured left forearm.

“Detectives investigated, and they issued a warrant for Cuevas's arrest, and Cuevas turned himself into police on the 8th at 9:15 a.m.,” Rogers said. “He was processed without further incident.”

Cuevas was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon, according to Rogers.

Cuevas’s bail was set at $20,000 at a 10-percent cash option, and he was released on bail, the police captain said.

Car accident victim charged with drug offenses

A 27th Street man was rescued from his damaged car by police in a late-afternoon car accident on 26th Street between Broadway and Avenue E.

Police responded to the report of an overturned vehicle on East 26th Street on July 8 at 5:38 p.m., according to Capt. Walter Rogers.

Upon arrival they observed a four-door, gold 2002 Chevy Malibu, with the vehicle facing the wrong direction in its lane and the car flipped over on the passenger side, Rogers said. They also observed Christopher Woolley, 27, of East 27th Street inside the vehicle, near the passenger side door in a “lifeless condition.”

“They attempted to remove him from passenger side door, but weren’t able to do that,” Rogers said.

“An officer climbed onto the driver's side of the vehicle, smashed the window, and entered the vehicle.

Officers were (then) able to extricate the victim from the vehicle.”

Once Woolley was free, officers began cardiopulmonary resuscitation until an ambulance arrived, according to Rogers. He was stabilized and transported to the Jersey City Medical Center.

“While being transported, the paramedics were able to revive him,” Rogers said. “Woolley allegedly stated to the paramedic that the last thing he remembered was injecting himself with a hypodermic needle with heroin. He also said the same information to a [Bayonne] officer at the Jersey City Medical Center, and to the emergency room staff.”

At that point, Woolley was placed under arrest, according to Rogers.

“An officer checked the vehicle and found one hypodermic needle and five glassine bags, commonly used for the packaging of heroin,” Rogers said. “His vehicle was impounded. And blood was collected at the hospital.”

Woolley was charged with driving under the influence, alleged possession of a hypodermic needle, and alleged possession of narcotic paraphernalia, according to Rogers.

A witness who was traveling eastbound on 26th Street in a vehicle behind Woolley observed him slumped to his right and his vehicle veer to the left, where it struck three parked cars and eventually wound up on its side, according to a police report.

Woolley was released on a summons, Rogers said.

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