Multiple alleged shoplifters arrested at Pathmark
Three people were arrested in separate incidents for allegedly shoplifting at Pathmark over the course of a few days after security guards observed them.
On April 14 at 3 p.m., Jorge Leon-Loazno, 23, of Union City, was arrested after a guard observed him allegedly putting three packages of meat into his bookbag.
At 9 a.m. on April 15, a guard observed Scott Morosky, 46, of Liberty, N.Y., allegedly putting merchandise into his pockets. When the guard approached Morosky, he allegedly began to run and throw the items from his pocket at the guard. He eventually stopped and was arrested when police arrived on the scene.
And on April 17 at 5:30 p.m., 21-year-old Nabil Rivas of North Bergen was arrested after a security guard caught him allegedly putting shampoo bottles into his bag and attempting to leave the store.
Weehawken man who fell into river was allegedly drunk
On April 15 at approximately 11:45 p.m., police received a call that a man had fallen into the Hudson River at Lincoln Harbor and might be suffering from hypothermia.
According to a police report, a woman leaving the marina heard a scream for help, saw the man in the water, and went back to her boyfriend’s boat to get his assistance.
The boyfriend pulled the man out of the water and to safety and allowed him to shower and change on his own boat.
When police arrived they found the man warmed up, but allegedly visibly intoxicated.
Theft in Park Avenue apartment building
According to a police report, on April 16, a theft occurred in the apartment building located at 4536 Park Ave.
The individual who lived in the unit said the theft occurred sometime between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and the items taken included an Xbox 360 (valued at $350), a Playstation 3 (valued at $350), a Dell laptop (valued at $1,000), a Coach bag (valued at $350), and a North Face jacket (valued at $500).
The resident also said he had left the deadbolt unlocked while he was out.
One alleged theft attempt leads to arrest for another
Steven Howard, 29, of Jersey City, was arrested and charged with theft of movable property and burglary on April 18 at 4:30 p.m., after he was questioned about his activity by an officer on patrol.
According to a police report, the officer observed Howard allegedly peering into various cars on Columbia Terrace.
Howard then allegedly got into a 1992 Lexus that had the motor running. When the officer questioned him and asked for the car registration, Howard allegedly told him that he had just purchased the car for $3,000 and hadn’t yet gotten it registered.
However, when the officer ran the license plate, he discovered that the car had been reported stolen from Jersey City on April 11.
Howard was arrested. Police also found, allegedly in his possession, two GPS units and a BJ’s card that belonged to another individual.
Goods inside fanny pack were allegedly stolen, too
Diego Fernandez Longan, 22, of North Bergen, was arrested on April 23 at 1:30 a.m. for allegedly receiving stolen property.
According to a police report, officers were dispatched to the area of 47th Street after a call came in about a man checking car door handles.
When police arrived, they found Fernandez Longan allegedly crouched down in the drivers’ seat of a car.
When police questioned him, he allegedly told them the car was his aunt’s. However, according to the report, a resident on the scene who knew the owner of the car advised the police that the car did not belong to him. The real owner of the car was contacted and identified the car as her own.
Fernandez Longan was placed under arrest.
Police also said he allegedly had a tom tom GPS device, two rings, and just over $6 in cash stored in his fanny pack, which the resident also identified as hers.
Arrested for allegedly smoking pot under bridge
Noel Garcia Nunez, 18, of Jersey City and Brandon Kesh Pokhan, 18, of Newark, were arrested after an officer caught them allegedly smoking marijuana under the Willow Street bridge in Weehawken.
According to a police report, an officer on patrol observed the two men reclined in a car underneath the bridge with the lights on and the windows open.
As the officer approached, he allegedly smelled marijuana and saw the insides of a cigar and small plastic baggie typically used to store marijuana.
When the officer asked the men to step out of the car, one of them became unconscious, which may have been the result of an overdose, police said.
The man quickly recovered, and both were arrested and charged with possession, use, and being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance.
Alleged DWI arrest
Alessandros Dacosta, 36, of Guttenberg was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated on April 13 after officers on patrol observed Dacosta allegedly driving erratically in his Subaru Legacy.
Resident recognizes robbery after the fact
A Weehawken resident realized he had been robbed after the Port Authority Police Department recovered stolen items from an individual trying to ride a bike through the Lincoln Tunnel.
The items, including a Lowe’s credit card (that had previously been cancelled), a set of keys, and a digital camera, were taken from the resident’s 2005 Nissan X-Terra sometime between March 29 and March 30 near the 1900 block of Willow Street.
Trying to get a ‘lift’ up?
On April 14, Jorge Rosaly, 56, of Weehawken, was arrested after he allegedly stole a 10-foot extension ladder and aluminum ramp from a loading area on Hackensack Plank Road.
A resident called police after observing Rosaly allegedly grab the ladder and ramp from the back of the business.
When police responded they allegedly found Rosaly allegedly walking down Hackensack Plank Road with the items.