Secaucus Police Reports Reveal a Busy Week in the City

Secaucus Police Blotter
Secaucus Police Department Weekly Blotter

Secaucus, NJ — The Secaucus Police Department has been quite active this past week, handling a multitude of incidents from burglary and shoplifting to managing outstanding arrest warrants.

According to the police blotter, the first case of the week occurred on June 12 at LA Fitness, where a report of an attempted locker break-in led to the arrest of a 59-year-old man from Wallington, NJ, Clifford Jocks. Jocks was charged with burglary, criminal mischief, and attempted theft. He was later transported to Hudson County Jail.

On the following day, police responded to a reported shoplifting at Walmart, leading to the arrest of two males from Queens, NY, Jonathan Ferrer, 22, and Gabriel Munoz, 32. Both individuals were charged with shoplifting and conspiracy and were released after being issued their complaint summonses.

The police’s next assignment led them to the Hudson Regional Hospital, where a medical incident turned into an arrest. Norman Millner, a 53-year-old male from Jersey City, NJ, was found to have an outstanding no-bail warrant from his home city. He was transported to the Jersey City Police Department.

On the same day, another shoplifting report was received, this time from the Home Depot. The police arrested Russell Hollingsworth, a 58-year-old male from Secaucus, NJ, for an outstanding NCIC warrant with no bail, issued by the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office. He was handed over to the sheriff’s office for transportation.

The series of arrests continued, with Desmond Thomas, a 33-year-old male from Newark, NJ, being taken into custody for outstanding warrants from Clifton, NJ, and Secaucus, NJ. Unable to post bail, he was transported to the Hudson County Jail.

During a motor vehicle stop, Chris Lawson, a 26-year-old male from Paterson, NJ, was arrested for an outstanding warrant from Fairlawn, NJ. He was able to post bail, given three motor vehicle summonses, and released.

Further, at the same Walmart store, police arrested Ismael Hernandez, a 51-year-old male from Union City, NJ. Hernandez faced multiple charges, including shoplifting, obstruction of justice, and drug possession. He also had an outstanding warrant from North Bergen, NJ. He was subsequently transported to the Hudson County Jail.

Police were also called to a verbal dispute at the Burlington Coat Factory. This resulted in the arrest of Tarapaige Malave, a 30-year-old female from Jersey City, NJ, for an outstanding warrant. She posted bail and was released.

The Secaucus Police Department also took into custody Frank Rodrigues, a 47-year-old male from Kearny, NJ, from the Union Police Department. Rodrigues was unable to post bail for three outstanding warrants and was transported to the Hudson County Jail.

Lastly, on June 17, police responded to a reported shoplifting at Kohl’s, leading to the arrest of Marjorie Cedeno, a 57-year-old female from North Bergen, NJ. She was charged with shoplifting and released after being issued a complaint summons.

The department reiterated that all charges are merely accusations, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.