51-year-old Guttenberg Man Arrested and Charged with Multiple Burglaries in Hoboken

Richard Medina (51) from Guttenberg has been charged with multiple burglaries in the city of Hoboken.

Hoboken Police sent the following press release with details of Mr. Medina’s arrest.

On February 15 2017, Detectives Michael Miranda, Nicholas Burke and John Quinones began investigating a Burglary that occurred at an apartment high rise located in the area of 15th and Washington Street. During the same time frame, Detectives Andrew Perez, Edward Lepre, Christine Collins and Officer Schelmety began to investigate 3 other reported burglaries in the area of Park Avenue and Madison Street.    

While following up on leads and speaking to potential witnesses, it was determined that one suspect may have committed all the burglaries. The Detectives joined their efforts and proceeded to follow up on the cases together. With the help of several outside agencies, specifically Guttenberg Police Department, their focus turned to the defendant, Richard Medina who is a 51 year old male residing in the City of Guttenberg.

After several days of investigating and now armed with enough evidence, the Detectives generated warrant complaints for the arrest of Mr. Medina. A Wanted Bulletin was also released to surrounding Law Enforcement agencies requesting assistance in locating the defendant.

On February 20, 2017 at approximately 4:06 pm, Medina surrendered himself to the Hoboken Police Department. He was processed and charged with all the listed offenses. In all, over $4000 in cash and property was taken from these residences.

Medina was charged with the following:

Five counts of Burglary

Five counts of Theft

Four counts of Criminal Mischief

Four counts of Burglary Tools

Medina was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

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