POLICE BEAT

Alleged burglar caught in the act

Jersey City resident Robert Payne, 47, was arrested on Saturday, May 18, at 5:04 a.m. He was charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools, possession of prescription legend drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

While on patrol, Officers Enrico Gnassi and Harold Milne saw Payne allegedly pressed up against a front door on Second Street.

He appeared to allegedly be using his shoulder to push on the door while moving his hand around the doorknob. The officers approached and saw Payne look at them. At this time the officers saw he allegedly had a credit card jammed into the door jamb near the locking mechanism in an attempt to allegedly bypass the lock.

He was placed under arrest. When officers searched him they found 19 prescription pills in an unlabeled bottle allegedly in his possession. He allegedly couldn’t provide the officers with a valid prescription. He was transported to headquarters and later remanded to the Hudson County Rehabilitation Facility.

 Employee of the month?

Jersey City resident Franklin Quintanilla, 29, was arrested on Thursday, May 16, at 3:18 a.m. He was charged with burglary, theft, hindering, and certain persons not to have weapons.

Officers Tyler Soto and Christopher Barral were sent to the 100 block of Washington Street for a commercial burglar alarm. When they arrived they saw the basement hatch was open and Quintanilla was allegedly behind the counter.

The officers ordered him out of the store and found him to allegedly be in possession of food and a computer tablet. Quintanilla allegedly claimed he was an employee and that the tablet was his. Officers confirmed with the owner that no one was supposed to be at the store and that Quintanilla was not an employee.

A manager also confirmed the arrestee was not an employee and that the tablet was the property of the business.

Quintanilla was arrested and allegedly had a box cutter in his possession. He was processed and released with a court date.

 Is this my car?

Jersey City resident Bair Chimittsyrenov, 25, was arrested on Tuesday, May 7, at 5:51 p.m. He was charged with burglary of an automobile and theft.

Sergeant Nicholas Burke parked and secured his marked police vehicle on the 500 block of Grand Street and left it for a short period of time. Upon returning to the vehicle he saw a man allegedly sitting in the driver side seat leaning over onto the passenger side. As Burke got closer he saw the man allegedly rummaging through the glove compartment. The man explained he was looking for his sunglasses. Burke entered the vehicle and placed him under arrest. He was processed, given a summons for his court appearance, and released.

Man charged with aggravated assault

Englewood resident Griffin Dorf, 23, was arrested on Sunday, May 5, at 1:33 a.m. He was charged with aggravated assault, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers were dispatched to the area of Hudson Place and River Street on the report of a fight.

Officer arrived to find Dorf bleeding from the head. The officers spoke to several people in the area who stated that Dorf fell to the ground after allegedly attempting to fight another man. Dorf was able to get up and then attempted to enter Texas Arizona which refused him entry.

The officers tried to speak to Dorf who was allegedly very uncooperative. He allegedly became combative with the officers on the scene, at one point allegedly grabbing Sargent William Collins by the chest. He was then placed under arrest for assault.

Dorf allegedly resisted the officer’s attempts to handcuff him by pulling his arms away as they attempted to handcuff him. He was eventually subdued and transported to headquarters for processing. During a search officers found him to allegedly be in possession of a cigarette of suspected marijuana. He was additionally charged with the possession. He was later released with a summons to appear in court.