Police Beat
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And that’s why you don’t park at hydrants…

Police charged two people, a Jersey City woman and a Hoboken man, with various drug-related offenses and bail jumping when they were found allegedly in possession of heroin after being pulled over on suspicion of driving with a suspended license, according to a police report.

Police charged Jessica Polacek with possession and use of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute, and possession within 100 feet of school property. David Lemish, 34, of Hoboken was charged with use or possession of paraphernalia. Both were charged with jumping bail on separate warrants issued throughout New Jersey.

Polacek and Lemish, who are apparently cousins, were pulled over on the 500 block of Newark Street just before 9 p.m. last Saturday after a police car followed them from where their vehicle was parked in front of a fire hydrant near Third and Grand streets, the report said. Police ran the vehicle’s license plates and found that the vehicle’s owner, Polacek, allegedly had a currently-suspended driver’s license.

When police asked for Polacek’s documents, she provided photocopied versions, telling police that she was recently in an accident and that her documents had not yet been returned, the report said. Police noted that the car did look as if it had recently suffered damage and that the driver’s side air bag was deployed, the report said.

Meanwhile, an officer noticed that the car’s other passenger, Lemish, allegedly was not wearing his seatbelt, and when Polacek began to answer questions nervously, the police asked them both to step out of the vehicle. According to the report, Lemish then allegedly reached for his left foot, prompting police to check the floor of the vehicle.

The search allegedly returned three glass pipes commonly used to smoke crack cocaine, nine rolled wax paper packets allegedly containing heroin and a pill bottle with Polacek’s name containing more wax paper packets. A fourth pipe was allegedly found on Polacek’s person and Lemish allegedly stated that one of the pipes belonged to him.

After being placed under arrested and transported to police headquarters, both Lemish and Polacek were found to allegedly have outstanding warrants. Lemish had one from Hamilton, N.J., and one from the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department, while Polacek had four from North Bergen, the report said. All involved departments were notified.

The Middlesex County Sherriff’s Department took jurisdiction over Lemish’s case.

Polacek was transferred to Hoboken University Medical Center for insulin treatments, as she apparently suffers from diabetes, the report said.

Anyone missing a loaded gun?

Officers recovered a loaded .32 caliber pistol under an SUV near the Hoboken Housing Authority last week after a sergeant received a tip from a friend, a police report said.

The gun, a .32 caliber Smith & Wesson Model 733, was found under a beige vehicle on the 300 block of Harrison Street around 11 a.m. last Saturday morning. Police located the gun after Sgt. Anthony Falco received a tip and dispatched officers to its reported location, the report said. There was no apparent connection between the gun and the vehicle, said the report.

Officers notified the Jersey City and NJ Transit police departments to see if any reports involving the firearm had been filed, with negative results.

Midday robbery on Observer

A Hoboken man was robbed of his shoulder bag last Saturday by two assailants on bicycle and foot, according to a police report.

The man’s bag was leather and worth around $200, the report said, and contained a $70 shirt as well as personal documents and keys to a local rental car, said the report. The man reported the alleged crime to police in person after it took place.

According to police, the man was walking west on Observer Highway around 2:15 p.m. when he heard footsteps approaching him from behind. Before he could attempt to grab for his bag, which was slung over his right shoulder, it was grabbed by two men who then immediately fled the scene toward Jersey City.

The victim described both of the men as being in their early twenties and possibly Hispanic. A search of the area by Hoboken and Jersey City police units returned negative results. It was unknown when the police report was filed whether there was any surveillance in the area that might have recorded the robbery.

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