POLICE BEAT
by Compiled by Dean DeChiaro
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19 fake Jacksons and a Latin King
At about 6:50 last Sunday evening, police on a routine patrol spotted Angelo Santiago, 29, of Hoboken, walking east on Eighth Street from Adams Street. The officers were aware that Santiago is allegedly a known member of the Latin Kings street gang and that there was a warrant issued for his arrest.

The officer stopped Santiago and placed him in “investigative detention” while they asked headquarters to check their databases for any open warrants. They found two, from Hoboken and Weehawken respectively, and placed him under arrest, according to a police report.

According to the report, Santiago is allegedly a Latin King by self-proclamation, often going by the nickname “King Solomon.” He had several gang-related tattoos, according to a police report.

Upon searching Santiago, officers found 19 ten-dollar bills and a two-sided “template” which had photocopied versions of the bills, according to the report. Upon cross-checking the serial numbers against the templates, officers discovered that the bills were allegedly counterfeit, as each bill matched one of its copied counterparts.

Police said the counterfeit bills, along with the template, were allegedly kept in Santiago’s right pocket, as opposed to the $160 in U.S. bills they found in his left pocket. Reports suggested that this was how Santiago would allegedly keep track of which bills were fake and which were real.

Santiago was transported to the Hudson County Jail, and police reported the counterfeit bills to the U.S. Secret Service, which handles such matters. Santiago was charged with forgery and possession of forgery devices.

Gun found in mile-square city, traced to Eight Mile

Police responded to a report early last Saturday morning from a man who, while changing the oil in his car, happened upon a loaded revolver under his rear driver’s side tire. At approximately 8 a.m., officers were dispatched to 320 Marshall Drive, where they met a man who said that he found the gun and placed it in a plastic bag before asking his wife to call the police.

Police secured the weapon, a .22 caliber revolver known as a HS RG23, and unloaded it. Inside were six rounds, two of which were live and the other four which had been dispensed. The officers searched the area for other shell casings, but found none.

After returning to police headquarters, the police ran the gun’s serial number through its databases for stolen weapons throughout New Jersey, but the search returned no results. However, a second search using wider parameters revealed that the gun was originally reported stolen by police in Detroit, Michigan. The Detroit Police Department was advised of the discovery and the weapon and ammunition were placed into evidence.

Can I get some privacy here?

Just after midnight last Sunday morning, police were advised by security personnel at the bar on River Street that they had observed a man urinating publicly between two parked cars in the area of 33 Newark St. Upon arriving at the scene, an officer approached Alex Tamayo-Segura, 25, of Fairview, and asked him to pull up his pants and present identification.

According to reports, Tamayo-Segura attempted several times to pull up his pants, and the officer believed he was allegedly inebriated and slurring his words. The officer began to write Tamayo-Segura a ticket for alleged public urination and summoned an ambulance to treat his intoxication, but Tamayo-Segura allegedly became violent when the EMTs arrived, refusing to let them examine him.

The officer, concerned that Tamayo-Segura would hurt one of the EMTs, advised him that he was only going to the hospital and receiving a ticket, but Tamayo-Segura allegedly continued to resist. The officer advised him Tamayo-Segura that he would have to arrest him if he continued to act violently, at which point Tamayo-Segura allegedly turned to the officer and said, “I will kill you.”

The officer, with the help of two colleagues, placed Tamayo-Segura in handcuffs and transported him to Hoboken University Medical Center. There he was cited for public urination and given a summons for resisting arrest and making terroristic threats.

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