Police Beat

Compiled by Marilyn Baer

Alleged PCP user arrested

Juan Flores, 28, of Union City, was arrested on April 5 at 10:27 p.m. and charged with possession of PCP, obstructing the administration of law, tampering with evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, and defiant trespass, according to a media release from Hoboken police.

While officers Luke Zeszotarski, Tyrone Huggins, and Sargent David Olivera were patrolling the Hoboken Housing Authority, they saw a group of people in the lobby of 501 Marshall Dr.

The officers approached and detected the chemical odor of suspected PCP, the release said.

Flores allegedly began to walk away from the officers when Huggins ordered him to stop.

Police say Flores allegedly began to discard some of the liquid on the ground and was placed under arrest. Flores was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released on a summons to appear in court.

Woman arrested for alleged drug possession in Hoboken

West New York resident Kearney Pena, 22, was arrested Sunday April 2 at 9:41 p.m. and charged with alleged possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and Zoloft, and bail jumping from the Bergen County Sheriff Dept, according to the media release from Hoboken Police.

Officers Wiliam Bullock and David Dimartino from the Emergency Services Unit were on patrol when they saw Pena enter a vehicle near Sixth and Jackson Streets. The officers observed Pena as she was allegedly preparing to smoke a marijuana cigar. They approached the vehicle and noticed the defendant allegedly drop the cigar on her lap. As they reached the vehicle they immediately detected the odor of marijuana allegedly coming from the defendant, who was seated in the car.

Pena was placed under arrest and a search of her person found her to allegedly have several prescription Zoloft pills. The cigar was found on the seat where she was sitting. When at headquarters they also found she had an outstanding warrant.

Pena was remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility. 

Hoboken resident arrested for narcotics

On Friday March 31 at 7:30 a.m. the Hoboken Police Department arrested Hoboken resident Alonzo Jeffries, 46.

Jeffries was charged with possession of CDS heroin with intent to distribute, possession of CDS heroin with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone, possession of CDS heroin with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public park, and two counts of bail jumping.

According to a media release from the police department, Detective William Collins and officer Paul Quinn were in the area of First and Jackson Streets when they observed Jeffries walking in the area. The officers knew he had outstanding warrants and when they placed him under arrest a search of his person found him to allegedly be in possession of four wax folds of suspected heroin and $900 cash, which they believed to be proceeds from narcotic sales.

Jeffries was transported to headquarters where he was processed and remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Alleged bike thief caught

North Bergen resident John Bofill, 39, was arrested on Monday March 27 at 6 p.m. and charged with four counts of burglary, four counts of theft, criminal mischief, robbery, possession of burglary tools, possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, and bail jumping from Union City.

According to a police press release, Officer Ramon Estrella was dispatched to the area of First and Harrison streets on a report of a bicycle theft in progress. Estrella spoke with the victim who described the person he suspected. The description was given to all units in the area.

Estrella located Bofill, who fit the description, and was allegedly “fleeing the area.” Estrella was able to apprehend and subdue him a short distance away.

According to the release, during the struggle with Estrella over the bicycle Bofill allegedly threatened to injure the victim with a hypodermic syringe.

During Bofill’s processing, Officer Luis Rodriguez identified him as a possible suspect in other bike thefts. Detectives John Quinones, Christine Collins, and Anthony Olivera investigated and later confirmed Bofill’s alleged involvement.

Bofill was remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Bayonne resident arrested for marijuana possession

A 26-year-old Bayonne resident, Ramon Quinones, was arrested on Wednesday March 29, at 1:38 p.m. and charged with defiant trespass, possession of CDS marijuana, possession of CDS paraphernalia, and bail jumping.

According to the press release, Detective William Collins and Officer Paul Quinn of the Investigative Bureau of the HPD were in the area of Third and Harrison streets when they observed Quinones entering 321 Harrison St. and exiting several minutes later.

The officers approached and questions Quinones as to why he was in the Hoboken Housing Authority, which is private federal property, and he was unable to provide any information to his purpose there.

Quinones was then placed under arrest for defiant trespass and a search of his person found him to allegedly be in possession of several Ziplock type bags containing suspected marijuana. Officers also found him to have an outstanding warrant from Paramus and he was transported to headquarters for processing.

The defendant was processed and given a summons to appear in court. Quinones posted bail of $200 for the outstanding warrant from Paramus.