Hoboken police officers arrested Jersey City residents Lovett Rodriguez, 29, and Bayla Martinez, 24, on Saturday, Jan. 11 at about 8:48 p.m. after they allegedly attempted to burglarize vehicles in western Hoboken.
According to a press release from the HPD, officers were dispatched to the area of 11th and Madison streets on the report of a man and woman allegedly pulling on car doors near 13th Street and Willow Avenue.
The caller gave a description of the man and woman and the direction they were traveling.
Sergeant Luke Zeszotarski and officers William Bullock and Samuel Flores responded and met up with the caller near 11th and Madison streets.
The caller pointed to the man he called about, later identified as Rodriguez, and when Zeszotarski ordered Rodriguez to stop, Rodriguez allegedly took off running.
Zeszotarski and Flores chased after Rodriguez and eventually apprehended him near Ninth and Madison streets.
Officer Bullock drove the radio car around the block to help the foot pursuit and while driving he noticed a woman, later identified as Martinez, who fit the caller’s description of the woman.
Bullock approached Martinez on foot and ordered her to stop. She allegedly ran from the east side of Monroe Street to the west side of Monroe Street before Bullock caught her and placed her under arrest with the help of Officer Joseph Spano.
Officers searched Martinez and found drug paraphernalia allegedly in her possession.
Rodriguez was charged with attempted burglary and resisting arrest. He additionally had five warrants for his arrest, three from Jersey City, one from Hoboken, and one from Ocean County.
Martinez was charged with attempted burglary, obstruction, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She had four warrants for her arrest from Jersey City, Paramus, Wayne, and Union.
Both Rodriguez and Martinez were transported to the Hudson County Correctional Center and are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.