On Sunday, May 23 at 2:08 pm, 29-year old Guilber Flores-Gonzalez of Jersey City and 27-year old Juan Duarte of Jersey City were arrested by Hoboken Police at 1024 Clinton Street. According to Detective / Lieutenant Danilo Cabrera of the Hoboken Police Department, at about 1:55 PM, Sergeant Christopher LaBruno conducted a motor vehicle stop of a grey Honda CRV in the area of 1024 Clinton Street. Upon stopping the vehicle, dispatch informed officers on scene that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Union City.
At this time, Lieutenant Scott Hochstadter, P.O. Daniel Grossi, P.O. Roberto Cuevas, P.O. Dylan Archilla, and P.O. Wilfredo Gomez arrived as backup. Sergeant LaBruno had suspected the operator was under the influence of an intoxicant and had Officer Grossi conduct a standardized field sobriety test on the operator. The operator was identified as Flores-Gonzalez. A front passenger was identified as Duarte. Flores-Gonzalez was ordered out of the vehicle and as he stepped out, Officer Grossi detected the order of phencyclidine emanating from Flores-Gonzalez.
Detective / Lieutenant Cabrera says after the test, Officer Grossi determined that Flores-Gonzalez was unable to safely operate a motor vehicle. Flores-Gonzalez was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. As part of a search incident to his arrest, Officer Grossi found a partially smoked cigarette coated with suspected CDS phencyclidine.
Flores-Gonzales was transported to headquarters where Drug Recognition Expert Sergeant Edward Sellick performed additional tests on Flores-Gonzalez. Flores-Gonzalez was charged on a warrant with receiving stolen property, possession of CDS phencyclidine, under the influence, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Flores-Gonzalez also received motor vehicle summonses for driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and suspended licenses.
Juan Duarte was placed under arrest and was charged on a warrant with receiving stolen property. Both Flores-Gonzalez and Duarte were transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny.
The defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.