Police Beat
by Compiled by Dean DeChiaro
Reporter staff writer
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And the Emmy goes to... who?

An Observer Highway resident reported that an Emmy Award she won through her work on a production by Major League Baseball was stolen from the vestibule of her apartment building last Friday, according to a police report.

The Emmy award, said the report, was packaged in a UPS box that was delivered just after 11 a.m. on Sept. 6, but when the victim arrived home to pick up the package, the box was empty.

According to the report, the building had no surveillance system, and the entranceway has two doors. The first is left unlocked while the second is secured. The package was left between the two doors, the report said.

While police officers were taking the victim’s statement, the report said, her neighbor arrived and also reported that a package she received had been opened and emptied a few days earlier. That package contained a purple shower curtain worth around $40.

That’s one way to get a new paint job

A Hoboken resident reported that someone had poured three different types of paint on his car in the middle of the night last weekend, according to a police report.

The victim, who had parked his car on Third Street around 6 p.m. last Saturday, returned to it on Sunday morning to find that it had been covered in blue and orange acrylic paint, said the report. Additionally, red paint had been poured inside the car through a passenger’s side window that had been left slightly open.

The victim said that he was able to clean the exterior of the vehicle, a silver Chevrolet, but that the damage from the red paint to the interior was beyond repair.

Untouchable? Not so much

A man with outstanding arrest warrants was apprehended last week after an on-foot police chase, and was allegedly found attempting to swallow two bags of heroin when police caught him, said a police report.

Officers patrolling the west side of Hoboken last Thursday recognized Jose Ramos, 39, of Jersey City walking south on Jackson Street, and attempted to question him after recognizing him as allegedly having outstanding warrants.

When the officers approached, according to the report, Ramos said that his name was “Angel.” The police questioned why he was lying about his name. According to the report, Ramos would not remove his hands from his pockets despite repeated requests from officers, and after a few moments, began to back away slowly.

Within minutes of questioning him, the report said, four police officers were engaged in an on-foot chase with Ramos, who allegedly removed something from his left pocket and stuffed it in his mouth. The report noted that ingesting illegal narcotics during a chance with police is a common practice amongst drug users, but is dangerous for the suspect because the amount he or she ingested could cause an overdose.

Ramos was eventually caught and the officers forced him to spit out what was in his mouth, said the report. The contents were allegedly two glassine wax baggies of a yellowish white powdery substance believed to be heroin. The baggies were labeled, “Untouchable,” according to the report.

After being treated for minor scrapes and some pain in his left side from where one officer restrained him with a baton, Ramos allegedly admitted to being a member of the Latin Kings gang organization.

He was charged with gang criminality, possession of heroin, tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest by flight, resisting arrest, hindering apprehension and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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