Garcia was arrested on the 50 block of Paterson Avenue in Hoboken, police said.
No other details were available from the Hoboken Police Department.
Garcia was the mayor of Union City from 1998 to 2000, and served as the Assemblyman representing parts of Hudson County, including Hoboken, from 1993-2000. Garcia had also served as the attorney for Hoboken's Housing Authority for a few years.
In Union City, Brian Stack attempted a recall of Garcia based on a tax increase in Union City, and Garcia ultimately resigned his post in 2000 before current Mayor Brian Stack took office.
In 2007, Garcia was arrested for his alleged involvement with a Monmouth County gambling ring.