Secaucus Police Blotter
Secaucus Police Department Weekly Blotter

In a week marked by varied criminal activities, the Secaucus Police Department was at the forefront, addressing a range of incidents from December 25 to December 31, 2023. These events paint a vivid picture of the challenges faced by law enforcement in maintaining community safety.

The week’s activities began on Christmas Day, at approximately 9:05 PM. The police responded to a motor vehicle crash at 1055 Paterson Plank Road. Upon investigation, 69-year-old Margarita Reynolds of Secaucus was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. The seriousness of the incident was compounded as Ms. Reynolds was also charged with Assault by Auto, indicating the crash involved another party. Following protocol, she was issued multiple motor vehicle summonses and a complaint summons before being released into the custody of a responsible adult.

On December 26, at 10:33 PM, a distress call from the 7000 Building of Riverside Station Boulevard led to another significant arrest. Edward Ramirez, a 29-year-old resident of Secaucus, faced charges of Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Arrest, and Simple Assault. This incident underscores the risks faced by police officers daily. Mr. Ramirez was issued a complaint warrant and was taken to the Hudson County Jail.

The following day, at 12:54 PM, a routine motor vehicle stop turned into an arrest for Joel Hernandez, a 32-year-old from Teaneck, NJ. He was apprehended for an outstanding warrant issued from Secaucus with a bail amount of $600. After posting bail and receiving a motor vehicle summons, Mr. Hernandez was released.

At 4:34 PM on the same day, a theft report at UPS located at 493 County Avenue led to the arrest of 23-year-old Aqeal Raja of Hackensack, NJ. Charged with Theft, Mr. Raja was issued a complaint summons and released from custody, highlighting the ongoing issues of property crimes in the area.

December 28 saw two separate shoplifting incidents. At 3:23 PM, Nana Boakye, a 31-year-old from Brooklyn, NY, was arrested at Home Depot on 1055 Paterson Plank Road. He faced charges of Shoplifting, Obstruction the Administration of Law, and Resisting Arrest. Additionally, Mr. Boakye was found to have an outstanding warrant from Atlantic City. Later that day, at 4:17 PM, another shoplifting incident at Kohls on 3 Mill Creek Drive led to the arrest of 25-year-old Mauricio Calderon-Gonzales of New York, NY, and 33-year-old Amador Calizaya-Guinocch of Paterson, NJ. They were charged with Shoplifting, Conspiracy to commit Shoplifting, and Possession of Anti-Shoplifting Device.

The week concluded with the arrest of Arcenio Lopez, a 30-year-old from Rutherford, NJ, during a motor vehicle stop on December 29 for an outstanding warrant, and Marco Tapiarangel, a 50-year-old from North Bergen, NJ, on December 31 for Driving While Intoxicated.

These incidents collectively underscore the diverse nature of crimes in Secaucus and the continual efforts of the police department in upholding the law and ensuring public safety.