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Alleged bedtime intruder arrested

Jersey City resident Clyde Miller, age 36, was arrested and charged last week with burglary, theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of Suboxone, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession with intent to distribute within 500 feet of public housing and 1,000 feet of a school. He also had two outstanding warrants, one from Jersey City and one from Union City, police said in a release.

According to the release, police received a call at 8:30 p.m. from a woman in the area of Seventh Street and Willow Avenue regarding a burglary.

The woman said she was putting her children to bed when she heard the front door open. She expected it to be her husband, but instead saw an unknown man.

She said she begged the man to leave, but he ignored her and walked around the first floor. He took her $200 purse, which had about $400 in it, and left.

Officers reviewed footage from the area and got a description.

The description was given to all officers. About an hour later, Officer William Bullock arrested the alleged perpetrator, Miller, near First and Jackson streets. Miller was placed under arrest and transported to Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Drug store arrest leads to discovery of gun and bullets

Hillside resident Miya Singleton-Ward, age 24, was arrested on Friday Oct. 20, at 3:56 a.m. She was charged with unlawful use of a credit card, credit card theft, theft, criminal attempt theft, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of body armor-penetrating bullets.

Officers were dispatched to the downtown CVS on a report of a woman attempting to purchase gift cards using a credit card that was not hers. The officers arrived to find the woman in question at the register, allegedly in the process of making the purchases and swiping the credit card. The officers questioned the woman about the credit card and she was allegedly evasive in her responses.

The store staff said they recognized the female from a prior incident in which she allegedly purchased gift cards with the credit card and left the store.

The officers were able to confirm the cards were not hers and placed her under arrest. At headquarters, Singleton-Ward allegedly made statements prompting detectives to speak with her further.

It was later determined that the woman had a Colt .38 special gun in her vehicle, which they were able to retrieve. She was remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Allegedly broke a commandment

Jersey City resident Antonio Figueroa, age 57, was arrested and charged with burglary, theft, burglary tools, and bail jumping on Wednesday Oct. 25 at 2:48 p.m.

Officers Harry Montalvo and Jeffrey Lehbrink were sent to a church in downtown Hoboken on the report of someone calling for help. The officers spoke with a victim about a man entering the church and allegedly taking money from the collection box using what appeared to be a wire hanger. He allegedly took approximately $20.

After a description of the man was given to uniformed officers, detectives found a man fitting the description near Second and Washington streets. After further investigation they believed he was the man who allegedly took the money. He was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing. He was found to have an outstanding warrant from Jersey City and a warrant from Hoboken for similar charges.

After investigating further, he was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing.

Alleged robbers nabbed by police on Halloween

Jersey City resident Nicholas Rosato, age 48, and Bayonne resident Yasmin Andino, age 43 were arrested on Tuesday Oct. 31 at 5:45 a.m. at an uptown Rite Aid.

Rosato was charged with robbery, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of hypodermic syringe. Andino was charged with robbery, possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence.

Officers Joseph Dimartino and Michael Losurdo were dispatched to the store on a shoplifting report. The stores employee said that two men were seen allegedly taking merchandise from the shelves and placing it inside their personal bags. When the employee attempted to stop them by blocking the exit, he was shoved out of the way. He did not suffer any serious injuries.

The officers received a description of the alleged culprits. The officers relayed a description to all units. Officer Michael Straten saw two people who fit the description walking near Second Street and Sinatra Drive. They were positively identified and placed under arrest. They were searched and they were found to allegedly have the stolen merchandise, along with drug paraphernalia and syringes allegedly in their possession. They were both transported to headquarters for processing and then to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Man arrested for aggravated assault

Ridgefield Park resident Daniel Sigel, age 23, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on Saturday Oct. 21, at 2:49 a.m.

Units were dispatched to a bar in downtown Hoboken on a report of a fight. When they arrived, they saw a man without a shirt, a woman standing in the middle of the street, and a second man with a cut above his left eye and blood on his face. The victim’s eye was swollen shut and he was unable to see. The officers separated everyone and spoke to them individually.

According to the victim, he saw the man and woman sitting on the steps leading into a building and asked them to leave. He alleged that when the man and woman allegedly began to yell and argue. The man allegedly punched the victim in the head. The man, Sigel, was placed under arrest. He was transported to police headquarters for processing and released on a summons, with a court hearing to come. The victim was transported to Hoboken University Medical Center for further treatment.

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