Hoboken Police Blotter: 45-year-old man arrested for theft of two bicycles

Arrestee: Victor M. Mendoza 45 y/o Male from Hoboken, NJ

Arrest Location: 9th and Monroe Street Hoboken, NJ 7030

Arrest Date and Time: 08/15/20 at 9:37 PM

Offenses: Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Theft, Criminal Attempt Theft, Obstruction, Hindering the Apprehension of Another, Criminal Mischief, Burglar’s Tools, Possession of Prescription Legend Drugs, Possession of Hypodermic Needle and Syringe, and Drug Paraphernalia.

Officers Involved: Detective Michael Losurdo and Detective Adam Colon

 

Incident Detail: At about 9:37 PM, on Saturday, August 15, 2020, Detective Michael Losurdo and Detective Adam Colon were driving through the intersection of 9th and Monroe Street when they observed a male walking out of a residential garage with two bicycles. Det. Losurdo and Det. Colon pulled over and identified themselves to the male. While exiting their vehicle, the male dropped one of the bicycles and began fleeing westbound from 9th and Monroe Street. Det. Losurdo and Det. Colon chased the male on foot, while giving verbal commands to stop. The male then attempted to mount the bicycle still in his possession and as he did, the male lost his balance and fell to the ground. The detectives caught up with the male and observed he was bleeding from his left hand. The male was identified as Victor M. Mendoza 45 y/o from Hoboken, NJ. Mendoza also complained that he injured his wrist. Mendoza was informed that he was under arrest and an ambulance was requested for his injuries. Officer Joshua Campoverde and Officer Daniel Barron arrived as backup. Officer Campoverde searched Mendoza and discovered drug paraphernalia, hypodermic needle and syringe and prescription medication not prescribed to Mendoza. Mendoza was transported to the hospital with Officer Campoverde and Officer Barron. Det. Colon and Det. Losurdo continued their investigation. Through their investigation, it was learned that Mendoza gained entry into the residential garage by forcing the garage door open with a second unknown male. They both entered the garage together. Mendoza attempted to break the lock off a bicycle but was unsuccessful before he exited with the two bicycles that were found in his possession. Mendoza was charged with Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Theft, Criminal Attempt Theft, Obstruction, Hindering the Apprehension of Another, Criminal Mischief, Burglar’s Tools, Possession of Prescription Legend Drugs, Possession of Hypodermic Needle and Syringe, and Drug Paraphernalia. After being discharged from the hospital, Mendoza was transported to headquarters for processing. Mendoza’s charges were placed on a warrant. Mendoza also had a Hudson County Warrant for his arrest. Mendoza was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility. If the identity of the second male is learned, he will be charged accordingly. The owners of the two bicycles contacted police headquarters on the following day Sunday, August 16 and were reunited with their bicycles.

 

Defendant is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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