An habitual offender from West New York man has been arrested one more time in Hoboken with multiple charges Hoboken Police says.
Juan C. Ruiz 33 y/o Male from West New York, NJ was arrested on March 24th around 4.42pm in the area of 800 Jackson St in Hoboken.
According to Police At about 4:38 PM, Sergeant Luke Zeszotarski and Officer William Bullock were on patrol driving south on Jefferson Street from 9th Street. As they drove, they observed a male ahead of them walking in the same direction carrying several unopen packages. The male would later be identified as Juan C. Ruiz from West New York, NJ. Ruiz turned around, noticed the officers, and took off running. Ruiz turned westbound on 8th Street, picked up a bicycle and kept pedaling fast west on 8th Street. The Officers pulled alongside Ruiz and ordered him to stop. Ruiz was commanded to stop several times. Ruiz refused the order and kept pedaling faster. In the area of 8th and Jackson Street, Sgt. Zeszotarski exited the radio car and began pursuing Ruiz on foot. Ruiz road the bicycle onto the 9th Street Light Rail platform, Ruiz dropped the bicycle in Sgt. Zeszotarski’s path and ran for the elevators. Sgt. Zeszotarski caught up with Ruiz as he entered the elevator and pulled him out. Sgt. Zeszotarski struggled ensued and they fell to the ground. Officer Bullock and Officer Tyrone Huggins arrived to assist. Ruiz continued to resist by not allowing the officers to handcuff him. Officers gain control and Ruiz was placed under arrest. A search of Ruiz revealed four unopen packages addressed other people. Ruiz was transported to headquarters for processing. Three of the packages were addressed to tenants that lived on the 800 block of Madison Street and the fourth package addressed to a tenant that lived on the 800 block of Jefferson Street. D/Sgt. William Collins, Det. Vito Gigante, Det. Bret Globke, and Officer Connor Milne were able to contact the owners of the packages and confirmed that they were stolen. Ruiz was charged with Burglary, Theft, Resisting Arrest, and Obstruction. Ruiz’s charges were placed on a warrant. Ruiz also had a Hudson County Sheriff’s warrant. Ruiz was taken to Hudson County Jail after processing.
He was charged with Burglary, Theft, Resisting Arrest, and Obstruction
Officers Involved: Sgt. Luke Zeszotarski, P.O. William Bullock, and P.O. Tyrone Huggins
The offender was arrested last month for a similar crime in Hoboken (see story below)
Defendant is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.