Secaucus Police Bust Suspects in Series of Crimes: Theft, Shoplifting, and More

Secaucus Police Blotter
Secaucus Police Department Weekly Blotter

In a series of successful operations, the Secaucus Police Department made significant strides in combating crime within the community. With their relentless efforts, they managed to apprehend several suspects involved in various criminal activities, including theft, shoplifting, identity theft, and more. This article sheds light on the recent arrests and ongoing investigations that have helped ensure the safety and security of Secaucus residents.

On 07/24/2023 at 12:14 PM, Secaucus Police Department’s Detective Division initiated an investigation into packages belonging to others, which were allegedly received by a resident on the 200 block of Maple Street. The incident was reported to the police on 06/19, triggering a swift response. The police acted promptly and managed to arrest a 36-year-old male, Anton Garrett of Secaucus, NJ, on charges related to Theft of Identity, Fencing, Conspiracy to commit Identity Theft, and Trafficking in Personal Identifying Information. Despite the gravity of the charges, Mr. Garrett was released from police custody after being issued his complaint summons.

Later that same day, on 07/24/2023 at 9:07 PM, officers from the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office transferred custody of a 35-year-old male, Jonathan Gunn of Jersey City, NJ, to the Secaucus Police Headquarters. The transfer was related to an outstanding warrant issued out of Secaucus, NJ, amounting to $600.00. Mr. Gunn was able to post bail for the involved warrant and was subsequently released from police custody.

On 07/27/2023 at 5:06 PM, during a routine motor vehicle stop, Secaucus Police apprehended a 52-year-old male, Martin DeJesus Almonte Vargas of North Bergen, NJ, for an outstanding warrant issued out of Union City, NJ, in the amount of $750.00. Mr. Vargas, after posting bail for the warrant, was issued three motor vehicle summonses and was then released from police custody.

Moving forward to 07/29/2023 at 7:28 PM, Secaucus Police responded to a distress call at PetSmart located at 400 Mill Creek Drive. Upon arrival, they discovered an individual screaming for help, only to find that it was a case of theft of property. During the investigation, the police detained a 23-year-old male, Onntrell Cunningham of Philadelphia, PA, for an outstanding warrant issued out of Gloucester City, NJ, totaling $800.00. Gloucester City released Mr. Cunningham on his own recognizance, pending a future court date, and he was subsequently released from police custody. It was later confirmed that Onntrell Cunningham was not involved in the theft incident.

On the same day, at 11:03 PM, Secaucus Police responded to a shoplifting report at Walmart located at 400 Park Plaza Drive. During the investigation, they arrested a 32-year-old male, Danny Parrales of North Bergen, NJ, for Shoplifting and Hindering Apprehension by providing false information to the police. Furthermore, Mr. Parrales was found to have an outstanding NCIC warrant issued by the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office with no bail. He was issued his complaint summons and subsequently transported to the Bergen County Jail.

The Secaucus Police Department’s relentless pursuit of justice has resulted in multiple arrests related to a series of crimes plaguing the area. Their dedication and swift actions have proven instrumental in upholding the safety and well-being of Secaucus residents. As the investigations continue, the community can rest assured that the police are determined to maintain law and order, ensuring a secure environment for all.