Jersey City man charged with child endangerment
Anthony Monteleone, 46, of Jersey City was arrested on May 7 at 6:30 p.m. He was charged with harassment, endangering the welfare of a child, and possession of marijuana.
Officers were dispatched to the area of Newark and Sinatra Drive and spoke with a victim who said Monteleone allegedly approached her from behind and lifted her child up from the ground. She took the child away from him. Monteleone allegedly tried to pick up her son a second time but he was stopped. The child wasn’t harmed and Monteleone allegedly left the scene as bystanders approached.
The officers were given a description of the alleged perpetrator and Officer Tyrone Huggins located Monteleone who matched the description and he was confirmed as the alleged perpetrator.
He was placed under arrest and a search of his person found him to allegedly have two small bags of suspected marijuana. He was remanded to the Hudson County Rehabilitation Center.
Alleged package thief caught after struggle with officers
Hoboken resident Edwin Sierra, 48, was arrested on May 6 at 2:12 a.m. He was charged with aggravated assault on law enforcement, resisting arrest, and receiving stolen property.
Officers Harry Montalvo and Fabian Quinones were patrolling Monroe Street when they saw Sierra allegedly carrying a backpack and tote bag over his shoulder. Because of the numerous reported package thefts in town, and because of a prior arrest of Sierra (according to the release) related to package thefts, the officers closed in.
As they got closer, they saw the bag to be full of items. The release says that Sierra then began to walk at a faster pace. Once stopped, Sierra was allegedly evasive when answering the officers’ questions and would not provide details as to where the packages in his bag were from.
Quinones saw that one of the packages had a label from a Clinton Street address and was addressed to someone other than Sierra. The officers advised Sierra that he would be placed under arrest for receiving stolen property.
As they attempted to place him under arrest, Sierra allegedly pushed Montalvo and fled the scene. Quinones was able to grab Sierra’s shirt as Montalvo struggled with Sierra. After a brief struggle, he was safely placed under arrest. He allegedly had several more packages belonging to other residents in town. He was remanded to the Hudson County Rehabilitation Center. The officers did not sustain any serious injuries and were able to continue their duty.
Man allegedly tries to use fake gift card for restaurant bill
Anthony Hyatt, 23, of Hillside was arrested on May 6 at 9:30 p.m. in a restaurant inside the W Hotel. He was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card, hindering apprehension, theft of identity, and theft by deception.
Officers William Bullock and David Dimartino were dispatched to the waterfront restaurant on the report of someone allegedly using a fraudulent credit card.
The staff said the man allegedly tried to use gift card he had in his email to pay the restaurant bill. When confronted by the officers he allegedly said his name was Tyler. During the officers investigation they determined his real name was Anthony Hyatt and that the gift card was a fake. He was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing. He was later released with a summons to appear in court.
Man caught with alleged Ecstasy
Clifton resident Alexander Guitierrez, 31, was arrested on April 30 at 1:37 a.m. He was charged with possession of Ecstasy, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, defiant trespass, and failure to turn over drugs.
Officers were conducting a building check at 320 Jackson St when they encountered Guitierrez exiting the building. They smelled marijuana allegedly coming from him and asked him if he lived in the building. He said yes and gave the officers an apartment number. The officers knew the building didn’t have that apartment number and upon questioning him further, Guitierrez allegedly said he did not live in the building.
Officers placed him under arrest and searched him. The officers found that he allegedly had one red pill of suspected ecstasy and suspected marijuana. He also allegedly had a grinder used for marijuana. He was transported to headquarters and later released with a summons to appear in court.
Wrong way down a one-way
Haledon resident Denis Shakjir, 29, was arrested on April 30 at 1:55 a.m. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI in a school zone, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a car, wrong way on a one-way, possession of an open container in a vehicle, failure to exhibit documents, and reckless driving.
While the officers were patrolling the area of Fourth and Jackson streets when they saw a 2009 Nissan allegedly heading the wrong way on a one way street. The officers stopped the vehicle and saw an open bottle of vodka along with other closed alcoholic beverages allegedly in the vehicle. They also detected a strong odor of alcohol allegedly coming from the inside of the vehicle.
Shakjir, who was driving, was allegedly not able to produce his driver’s license for the officers. As the officers attempted to confirm he was a licensed driver, they saw him moving items around in the vehicle’s cabin. He was asked to exit the vehicle for a Field Sobriety Test. Officers Brandon Fitzgibbons and Matthew Isler arrived to assist. As officer Fitzgibbons conducted the test, Officers Michael Aviles and Mark Mullins walked over to the vehicle to retrieve the open container. Officers were able to smell burnt marijuana allegedly coming from inside the vehicle. Mullins located a clear tube, which allegedly contained suspected marijuana cigarettes. Shakjir was placed under arrest. At headquarters he provided a breath sample, which found him to allegedly be above the legal limit of .08 percent. He was later released to a responsible party with a summons to appear in court along with several motor vehicle summonses.
Car stolen while making a quick errand
Hoboken resident Ismael Maysonet, 36, was arrested on May 12 at 9:26 p.m. He was charged with eluding, burglary, theft, bail jumping, and several motor vehicle offenses.
While office Tyrone Huggins was on patrol in the area of Fourth and Jackson streets he saw a man running after a car. He told Huggins that his car had just been stolen.
Huggins began to follow the 2008 Nissan on Harrison St. The driver allegedly failed to stop the car when instructed, and the pursuit was terminated for safety reasons, according to a press release from the Police Department.
The victim told Huggins he had left his keys inside the car when he ran inside a store to purchase something.
The car ended up in an accident in Weehawken. The Weehawken Police Department notified Hoboken police and said the driver was in custody. He was transported to Hoboken University Medical Center for treatment. He was identified, charged, and found to have an outstanding warrant from the city of Lyndhurst.
Weehawken police then took custody of Maysonet to process him for their charges. He was remanded to the Hudson County Rehabilitation Center.