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Man arrested after alleged auto burglaries

The alleged thief did not respond well to handcuffs.
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The alleged thief did not respond well to handcuffs.

Jason Alvarez, 39, was arrested and charged after a confrontation with police, according to the Bayonne Police Department. He was wanted on a warrant out of Hudson County Superior Court and later determined to have allegedly broken into and stolen items from two cars.

He was taken into custody at approximately 5:57 p.m. from the area of 5th Street and Trask Avenue on Oct. 9.

Officers responded to the area of 6th Street and JFK Boulevard on a report of a male, later identified tobe Alvarez, seen allegedly checking door handles of parked vehicles.

While touring the area, officers located Alvarez and conducted a field inquiry.

An alleged confrontation with officers

According to authorities, that field inquiry led to the discovery that Alvarez was wanted on the outstanding warrant.

As officers attempted to place him in handcuffs, police said Alvarez allegedly removed narcotic paraphernalia from his pocket and dropped it to the ground. He allegedly refused to be handcuffed by clenching his fist and pulling his arm away from the officers.

Once handcuffed, Alvarez allegedly lunged at officers and allegedly kicked an officer in the leg, police said.

As the officers subdued him, he allegedly attempted to bite and spit at the officers and bit an officer on the elbow and another officer on the forearm. Neither officer was injured during the arrest.

A search led to the recovery of a hypodermic syringe allegedly from Alvarez’s person. Alvarez was transported to headquarters for processing as other officers remained on the scene to finish their investigation.

Auto burglary alleged

While on the scene, officers spoke to a resident on West 6th Street who advised them that he had found a bicycle helmet on his front steps that did not belong to him and a red bicycle abandoned on the sidewalk several houses away. He also observed Alvarez allegedly checking door handles as he walked on 6th Street.

At this time, police dispatch received a report from a resident on 6th Street claiming that his bicycle had been stolen from the trunk of his vehicle.

Officers responded to this victim and determined that Alvarez had allegedly removed the bicycle from the trunk and entered the car as well.

Among the items stolen from the vehicle were the bicycle and helmet that Alvarez had allegedly been observed in possession of before abandoning them. The items recovered were returned to the victim.

Officers learned that Alvarez had allegedly entered a garage and a vehicle located in the area of 6th Street and JFK Boulevard, allegedly removing several items from both.

Alvarez was charged with two counts of burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, and two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer. He was also charged on the warrant.

Alvarez is presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.

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