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Hoboken resident’s alleged self inflicted wounds results in arrest

On Oct. 6 police charged Hoboken resident Robert Negron-Soto, 52, with providing a false report to law enforcement authorities. On Aug. 22 near Third and Monroe streets Negron-Soto reported he was allegedly stabbed. Negron-Soto was observed walking with what appeared to be slash wounds on his left tricep and ribs. He gave police a statement and positively identified his assailant. The information led to an arrest warrant being generated for the alleged assailant, according to the press release from the police department.

But on Oct. 6, Negron-Soto changed his story and provided a full statement confirming that he gave the police false information implicating an innocent person. He allegedly said the wounds were self inflected and he did it for “personal reasons.” The warrant against the misidentified person has been canceled.

Hoboken resident charged with simple assault

On Sunday Oct. 15 at 4:09 a.m. Hoboken resident Joseph Delvalle, 30, was arrested and charged with simple assault.

Officers Bianca Arroyo and Frank Francolino were dispatched to the area of Third and Jackson Streets on the report of a large crowd arguing. The officers tried to separate the parties and Devalle allegedly punched a man in the chest. He was immediately placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing. After speaking to several parties allegedly involved in the argument, two summonses were issued on the scene for simple assault including one for Hakeem High, 26, who is also a resident of Hoboken.

Three men arrested for alleged marijuana possession

On Saturday Oct. 14 at 7:07 p.m. Paterson residents Jafet Guzman-Correa, age 21, and Kenneth Hernandez age 22, as well as Linden resident Edison Rodriguez, age 22, were arrested for possession of marijuana.

Detectives Christine Collins, John Quinones, and Arturo Gonzalez were on patrol near Second and Washington streets when they saw three men walking past their vehicle and smelled marijuana. Gonzalez got out of the car and followed the men. He saw the men allegedly pass a lit cigar to each other and smoke from it. He approached Rodriguez who allegedly had the cigar at the time and confiscated it. Collins and Quinones arrived and assisted with the arrest. The three men were arrested and transported to headquarters for processing and later released on summonses.

Restaurant manager allegedly steals wallet

On Monday Oct. 10 at 4:37 p.m. Union City resident Adalid De La Torre, 24, was charged with theft and hindering apprehension.

Officers Marco Grossman and Niklas Valerius were dispatched to an uptown restaurant on the report of a theft. The officers spoke with the victim, the owner of the restaurant, and De La Torre. The victim said she left her coach wallet at the restaurant the prior day. After the officers spoke with the owner and De La Torre, the restaurants manager, it was alleged that De La Torre had the wallet in his possession left with it. De La Torre allegedly decided to dispose of it rather than securing it in case the owner of the wallet returned. The wallet contained $100 in cash and several credit cards. De La Torre was given a summons for a court appearance and released.

North Bergen resident arrested

At 2:54 a.m. on Oct. 11 North Bergen resident Christian Chevalier, 23, was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated in a school zone, reckless driving, failure to stop at a stop sign, possession of drugs in a motor vehicle.

Officers were sent to the area of Third and Washington streets after getting a call of a dispute between Chevalier and another man. The officers on scene resolved the dispute and the two people along with their friends were sent on their way.

A short time later while on patrol the officers saw a gray 2010 Acura allegedly fail to make a complete stop at a stop sign at Fourth and Bloomfield streets. The officers stopped the vehicle and they recognized the driver as the same man that had been in the dispute. When the driver lowered his window the officers smelled alcohol. The driver was asked to step out of the vehicle for a field sobriety test. As he exited the vehicle Officer Michael Losurdo saw a clear plastic bag of green vegetation of suspected marijuana allegedly in the driver side door along with cigars commonly used to smoke the marijuana. It was seized as evidence and Chevalier was allegedly unable to complete the field sobriety test. The officers placed Chevalier under arrest. He was transported to headquarters for processing where he gave a breath sample and was found to above the legal limit. The defendant was charged and given summonses. He was released to responsible party.

Alleged shoplifter apprehended

On Oct 12 at 12:41 p.m. Hoboken resident Ricardo Burgos, age 54, was arrested and charged with shoplifting.

Officers Nathaniel Arocho and James Barbro were sent to a store in downtown Washington Street on a report of shoplifting. The staff told officers that the man had left the store with the items. The officers were given a description and Burgos who fit the description was found a short distance away. He was positively identified as the man who allegedly shoplifted $111.42 worth of merchandise. He was arrested and remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Homeless man charged with drug possession

On Oct. 11 at 10:28 p.m., Richard Volpe, 67, homeless, was arrested for heroin possession, possession of a hypodermic syringe, possession of drug paraphernalia, being under the influence of drugs, and two counts of bail jumping from the City of Newark.

Officers William Bullock and Roberto Cuevas were sent to a pharmacy on downtown Washington Street on a report of a man using drugs. As the officers arrived they saw a man outside unsteady on his feet. As the officers approached him they saw a bottle cap near the man which contained a brown colored substance of suspected heroin along with two empty wax folds commonly used for heroin which the man, later identified as Volpe, allegedly said was his. He was placed under arrested and transported to headquarters for processing. He was remanded to the Hudson County correctional facility after he received treatment from Hoboken University Medical Center.

Jersey City resident charged with trespassing

On Monday Oct. 9 at 2:16 p.m. Jersey City resident Juan Jimenez, 40, was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and defiant trespassing.

While in the area of the Hoboken Housing Authority detectives were issuing a motor vehicle summons to a driver they received a call of someone using drugs in the 600 block of Sixth Street in a Hoboken Housing property. Officer Samuel Flores, and Detective Anthony Olivera entered the building and checked the halls and stairs. They found Jimenez who is not a resident of the property and asked him several times why he was there. He allegedly gave evasive answers. He was placed under arrest for his alleged defiant trespass and a search of his person found him to allegedly be in possession of a glass pipe commonly used to smoke crack cocaine. He was transported to headquarters for processing and remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

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