The Secaucus Police Department has released its weekly blotter, detailing various arrests and incidents that occurred in the town between February 13 and February 19, 2023. Below is a summary of the reported incidents.
On February 15 at 1:56 AM, Secaucus Police observed a motor vehicle crash in the area of the Maple Street Ramp and the entrance to Route 3 West. During the investigation, police arrested 39-year-old David Valle of Cliffwood Beach, NJ for Driving While Intoxicated and Possession of CDS believed to be Cocaine. Mr. Valle was issued a complaint summons along with his motor vehicle summons for Driving While Intoxicated and was released into the custody of a responsible adult.
In continuance of a follow-up investigation conducted by the Anti-Crime Unit, Secaucus police charged three individuals with various drug offenses on February 15. William Shutte, 29, of Secaucus, Jason Flores, 36, of Teaneck, and Isiah Medina, 27, of Union City were charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute Crack/Cocaine, Possession with the Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, four counts of Possession of CDS, Possession with the Intent to Distribute within 500 feet of a Public Park, and Possession with the Intent to Distribute Drug Paraphernalia. All three were lodged in the Hudson County Jail.
On February 16 at 12:19 AM, Secaucus police observed a motor vehicle crash in the area of Weigands Lane and Moller Street. During the investigation, police arrested 53-year-old Paras Naik of Secaucus, NJ for Driving While Intoxicated. Mr. Naik was issued a motor vehicle summons for Driving While Intoxicated along with one additional motor vehicle summons and was released into the custody of a responsible adult.
On February 16 at 6:07 PM, Secaucus police responded to Restaurant Depot located at 777 Secaucus Road on a report of a physical altercation between two individuals. During the investigation, police arrested 31-year-old Aika Emmanuel of Hillside, NJ for Simple Assault. Ms. Emmanuel was issued a complaint summons and was subsequently released from police custody.
On February 16 at 9:36 PM, Secaucus police responded to the Kearny Police Department to take into custody 31-year-old Megan Mcgirr of Kearny, NJ for two outstanding warrants issued out of Secaucus, NJ in the amount of $750.00 total bail. Ms. Mcgirr was unable to post bail for the involved warrants and was subsequently transported to the Hudson County Jail.
On February 19 at 3:36 AM, Secaucus Police observed a vehicle in which the North Bergen Police Department had previously reported was involved in a burglary in their jurisdiction. The police attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop of the vehicle, but the vehicle failed to stop, and a vehicular pursuit was initiated. The stolen vehicle purposely drove into a Secaucus Police Vehicle. After the vehicular pursuit was terminated, the stolen vehicle subsequently came to a stop in the area of 585 Windsor Drive, where all of the occupants then fled from the police on foot. The police were able to take into custody 29-year-old Randre Morgan of Newark, NJ for Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Obstructing the Administration of Law, Eluding, and Receiving Stolen Property. Mr. Morgan was also found to have one outstanding warrant issued out of Union, NJ in the amount of $750.
On February 19 at 5:29 AM, Secaucus Police responded to the area of County Avenue and Charles Street on a report of a motor vehicle crash. During the investigation, police arrested 48-year-old Eyin Taverastoribio of the Bronx, NY for Driving While Intoxicated. Mr. Taverastoribio was issued a motor vehicle summons for Driving While Intoxicated along with one additional motor vehicle summons and was released into the custody of a responsible adult.
It is important to note that these charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The Secaucus Police Department will continue to work diligently to keep the town safe and secure for all its residents.