Hoboken Police Arrest Bloomfield Man For Stealing Cell Phone & Spitting on Officer

Hoboken Detective / Lieutenant Jonathan Mecka reports that 28-year old, Matthew Soler of Bloomfield, New Jersey has been arrested for throwing bodily fluids, theft of moveable property and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to Det. / Lt. Mecka, at approximately 1:10 pm on Sunday, September 11th, 2022 Officers Ramon Estrella and Christopher Barral met with a victim who stated his cell phone was stolen while he was eating lunch at McDonald’s.  The victim said the suspect was using his own, stolen cell phone to communicate with him.  The suspect, who police later identified as Soler, told the victim to meet him in the Lackawanna train terminal so he could return the cell phone.  The suspect also advised the victim not to call the police.

At this point the victim called police and the officers accompanied the victim to the Lackawanna terminal where they observed the suspect.  Solar was approached and during an on-scene investigation he was found to be in possession of the victim’s phone.  Solar also had two outstanding warrants for his arrest, issued by Jersey City and Essex County Superior Court.   Police arrested him and he was transported to Hoboken Police Headquarters.

While at headquarters Solar was extremely hostile.  He spit in a police officer’s face. Additionally, Solar possessed several wax folds, believed to hold CDS Heroin. Based on his actions, Solar was charged with Throwing Bodily Fluids, Theft of moveable property, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Det. / Lt. Mecka says the charges were placed on a warrant and Soler was transported to the Jersey City Police Department based on his open Jersey City Warrant.

Everyone is considered innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.