Secaucus Police Blotter
Secaucus Police Department Weekly Blotter

Nine Arrests Made in Recent Secaucus Police Activity

Secaucus- In a series of law enforcement actions spanning from October 9th to October 13th, the Secaucus Police Department made a total of nine arrests, addressing various incidents ranging from traffic violations to shoplifting and outstanding warrants. The police worked diligently to ensure public safety and uphold the law during this period.

1. Erratic Bicycle Riding Leads to Arrest

On October 9th, at 7:46 AM, a bicycle was observed driving erratically near 101 Paterson Plank Road. The police conducted a stop and arrested a 48-year-old male, Jose Velez of Jersey City, NJ, who had an outstanding warrant issued out of Jersey City, NJ for $5,000.00. Mr. Velez was able to post bail for the warrant and was issued two traffic summonses before being released.

2. Outstanding Warrant Results in Motor Vehicle Stop Arrest

Later that same day, at 8:47 PM, during a motor vehicle stop, the police arrested a 51-year-old female, Nashema Billups of Jersey City, NJ, who had an outstanding warrant issued out of Hoboken, NJ for $3,000.00. Ms. Billups was also able to post bail for the warrant, received two motor vehicle summonses, and was subsequently released.

3. Another Motor Vehicle Stop Leads to Arrest

On October 10th, at 12:08 AM, during another motor vehicle stop, a 52-year-old male, Andre Vega of Jersey City, NJ, was arrested for an outstanding warrant issued out of Jersey City, NJ for $5,000.00. Like the previous cases, Mr. Vega posted bail, received three motor vehicle summonses, and was released.

4. Shoplifting Incident at Walmart

On October 10th, at 6:42 PM, Secaucus Police responded to a shoplifting report at Walmart located at 400 Park Plaza Drive. During the investigation, a 56-year-old male, Charles Lakes of Newark, NJ, was arrested for shoplifting, resisting arrest, obstructing the administration of law, and conspiracy to commit shoplifting. Mr. Lakes also had an outstanding warrant issued out of Newark, NJ for $6,500.00 and another from Union, NJ for $1,000.00. He was transported to the Hudson County Jail.

5. Outstanding Warrant Related to Shoplifting

On October 11th, at 2:40 PM, police took into custody a 30-year-old male, Malik Alston of Newark, NJ, on an outstanding warrant issued out of Secaucus, NJ, for shoplifting with no bail. Additional outstanding warrants were found, including those issued in Newark, Milltown, Union, Woodbridge, and West Orange, all ranging in amounts with a 10% option. Mr. Alston was also transported to the Hudson County Jail.

6 and 7. Shoplifting Investigation Results in Two Arrests

On October 11th, at 4:29 PM and 4:47 PM, furthering an investigation into shoplifting incidents that occurred at Kohl’s on separate occasions, the police arrested a 26-year-old female, Britney Lockett of Jersey City, NJ, on multiple counts of shoplifting and conspiracy to commit shoplifting. Ms. Lockett was taken into custody at Secaucus Police Headquarters and issued complaint summonses before being released.

8. Another Shoplifting Arrest

On October 11th, at 4:55 PM, following an investigation into a separate shoplifting incident at Kohl’s, the police arrested Britney Lockett once again for shoplifting and conspiracy to commit shoplifting. She was taken into custody at Secaucus Police Headquarters, issued a complaint summons, and subsequently released.

9. Driving While Intoxicated Arrest

Finally, on October 13th, at 12:26 AM, police observed a motor vehicle stopped on the roadway at 1351 Paterson Plank Road with the operator, a 55-year-old male named John Kowalewski of Secaucus, NJ, sleeping in the driver’s seat. After an investigation, Mr. Kowalewski was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and issued multiple motor vehicle summonses before being released from custody.

The Secaucus Police Department remains committed to ensuring the safety and security of the community by promptly addressing and resolving incidents of varying nature. These arrests reflect their dedication to upholding the law and preserving public order in the town of Secaucus.