Hoboken PD just released the arrest of 10 juveniles and 2 adults in a recent bike theft investigation.
On August 8th, Officers were dispatched to the area of 210 Clinton Street on a report of a group attempting to steal bicycles from inside a parking garage. Officers arrived on scene to find a group of (5) juveniles outside the address on bicycles attempting to flee the area. One of the juveniles was found in possession of (2) bolt cutters used to cut the chains while another was in possession of (2)credit cards that did not belong to them and believed to be recovered stolen property. Two other juveniles that were involved in this fled the scene but were captured. During this pursuit, PO Straten was injured and treated for his injuries which were minor cuts and abrasions and the fleeing juveniles were apprehended.
While checking the surrounding area officers Nate Arocho and Sgt Olivera encountered a 2nd group also attempting to steal bicycles at 3rd and Garden Street. The officers observed them using bolt cutters to cut the bicycle chain. The officers approached the males who in turn fled the scene as they were ordered to stop. One of the males remained while the other (4) continued to flee. Det. Arturo Gonzalez advised the officers he was attempting to stop and detain (3). As Det gonzalez attempted to stop the (3) males a struggle ensued betwenn Det. Gonzalez and one of the males. Det. Gonzalez was pushed into a moving vehicles and the male able to loosen Det. Gonzalez grasp. Although not serious, Det. Gonzalez sustained significant injuries that forced him to be placed on injured leave. All of the males were apprehended.
Juvenile #1 Age 15 Bayonne NJ
Juvenile #2 Age 14 Bayonne NJ
Juvenile #3 Age 13 Philadelphia PA
Juvenile #4 Age 15 Bronx NY
Juvenile #5 Age 16 Jersey City, NJ
Juvenile #6 Age 16 Linden NJ
Juvenile # 7 Age 15 Bayonne NJ
Juvenile #8 Age 17 Union. City NJ
Juvenile #9 Age 15 Union City, NJ
Juvenile #10 Age 14 Union City, NJ
Adult Jorge Monroy Age 21 West New York, NJ unemployed
Adult Jose Gomez Age 20, Union City NJ unemployed
Charges: Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief, Burglary Tools, Possession of stolen Credit Card, Resisting Arrest, Aggravated Assault, possession of Marijuana, employing a juvenile in the commission of a crime, Possession of Narcotics Paraphernalia, Fugitive from justice out of Florida for Aggravated Assault (1 juvenile)
Bail: 2 adults were released on summonses and given court appearance dates.