Secaucus Police blotter: July roundup

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With July in the rear view mirror, here’s a monthly roundup of police reports, as reported by the Secaucus Police Department. All of the defendants facing charges as reported by the Secaucus PD are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

July 3

At 1 p.m., the police Detective Division arrested Linda Marra, a 64-year-old local resident, following an investigation of an alleged theft which occurred at Marra’s Drug Store at 1285 Paterson Plank Road. Marra was charged with theft, issued a summons, and was released from custody.

At 1:10 p.m., police responded to the area of Paterson Plank Road at the Maple Street ramp on reports that a man had allegedly exposed himself to a vehicle that was passing by. During the investigation, police arrested Sergio Fernandez, a 47-year-old Secaucus resident. He was charged with lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child, and was released from police custody with a summons.

July 5

At 11:39 a.m., police responded to a Walmart at 400 Park Ave., on allegations of a stolen cell phone. During the investigation, police arrested Andre Clark, a 31-year-old Brooklyn resident, and charged him with theft of property. Clark was issued a complaint summons, and was released from custody.

At 4:58 p.m., police responded to reports of an alleged employee theft at Century 21, at 21 Century Way. They arrested Miguel Sanchez, a 48-year-old Jersey City Man. He was charged with theft, and criminal possession of multiple prescription drugs, which officers believed to be Tramadol (an opioid pain medication), Clonozepam (a benzodiazepine used for seizures and anxiety), Tizanidine (a muscle relaxant), and Metformin (a muscle relaxant). Sanchez was transported to Hudson County Jail to await his hearing.

July 6

Police responded to an area of Route 3 on reports of a female walking in a traffic lane. During the investigation, officers arrested Cynthia Ulrich of Zephyrhills, Fla., for an outstanding warrant issued of of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office in Florida with no bail. Ulrich was charged with being a fugitive from justice. She was transported to the Hudson County Jail.

July 9

At 4:07 p.m., police responded to Home Depot after an alleged shoplifting occurred. Police arrested a 31-year-old Jersey City man, Miguel Villafane, for multiple outstanding arrest warrants. One warrant was from the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, one was from North Bergen in the amount of $1,500, and one $100 warrant from Jersey City. Officers from the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office responded to Secaucus headquarters and took custody of Villafane for transport to Hudson County Jail. Officer did not report charging Villafane with the alleged theft they were investigating.

July 11

Police responded to reports of a car crash in an area on Route 3 West at 1:45 a.m. Officers arrested Santiago Astacio, a 40-year-old Rutherford man, on charges of driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and careless driving. Officers did not report any injuries involved in the crash. Santiago was issued summonses, and released into another person’s custody.

July 13

At 5:20 a.m., police were investigating suspicious activity at the Royal Motel on Route 3 West. During the investigation, police arrested Usman Yousaf, a 24-year-old Bayonne resident, and charged him possessing drug paraphernalia. He also had an active $5,000 warrant out of Jersey City. Liegh Osman, a 22-year-old Bayonne resident, was also arrested for an outstanding $100 warrant out of Jersey City. Lastly, Michael Ferro, a 24-year-old Jersey City resident, was arrested for an active $75 warrant issued from Hoboken. Ferro was released on his own recognizance, Osman was released after posting bail, and Yousaf was transported to the Hudson County Jail.

July 16

Police responded to Home Depot on Paterson Plank Road on reports of an alleged shoplifting incident at 3:26 p.m. During the investigation, police arrested 30-year-old Jersey City man Joseph Warick, and charged him with an outstanding warrant issued out of the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office and another outstanding warrant issued out of Jersey City. Warwick was transported to the Hudson County Jail.

July 17

At 1:54 p.m., police responded to the Immaculate Conception Church on Paterson Plank Road on a report of a suspicious male allegedly attempting to gain access into the gift shop. During the investigation, police arrested Christopher Kalicinski, a 54-year-old Jersey City resident, charging him with hindering apprehension by providing false information. Kalicinski also had a $150 outstanding warrant in Weehawken, and a $1,500 warrant out of Union City. Kalicinski was served his summons, and transported to the Union City Police Department.

July 22

Officers responded to 700 County Avenue on a report of a man allegedly walking in the middle of the roadway in the traffic lane. Police arrested a 37-year-old Secaucus man, Orlando Fabiani, for several warrants. One warrant was issued out of the Warren County Sheriff’s Office with no bail, three warrants totaling $300 were issued from Jersey City, a $500 warrant was issued from Hopatcong, a $500 warrant was issued out of Kearny, a $350 warrant was issued out of Union City, and a $100 warrant was issued out of Clifton. Fabiani was also charged with receiving stolen property. He was transported to the Hudson County Jail.

July 25

At 1:42 p.m., police responded to the Royal Motel on Route 3 during a follow-up investigation of possible drug distribution. Police arrested Alexandra Terrell, a 23-year-old Secaucus resident, for a $1,500 outstanding warrant from Elizabeth along with a $1,000 outstanding warrant from Tinton, and a $2,500 warrant issued out of North Bergen. She was also charged with possession of Suboxone (an opiate used for pain and addiction treatment). She was transported to Hudson County Jail.

July 28

At 1:11 a.m., police responded to an area of the Meadowlands Parkway and Harmon Plaza on a report of a male sleeping behind the wheel of a vehicle in a traffic lane. During the investigation, police arrested a 40-year-old Secaucus man, Venkata Kona, for driving while intoxicated. Kona was issued a summons for driving while intoxicated, along with three other summonses, and was released into the custody of Hudson Regional Hospital.

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