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On Sunday, January 21, 2018, at 3:54 pm, the Secaucus Police Department received a call of an armed robbery at the Mobil Gas Station, located at 445 Route 3 East. The male actor displayed a kitchen knife and made off with over $200.00 as he fled the area on foot. A short time thereafter, Detective Aniello Schaffer, who was keenly searching for the suspect, located Kareem Abdelaal, 28 of Secaucus, on Cedar Avenue, which is a short distance from the Mobil Gas Station. After confirming Kareem Abdelaal was the person who committed the robbery, he was placed under arrest for the crime. He was found in possession of a folding knife at the time of his arrest. The actual knife utilized in this robbery was discarded but recovered in the area a short time later.

On January 15, 2018 at approximately 8:30 pm, the attendant of the same Mobil Gas Station located at 445 Route 3 East was robbed at knife point and $150.00 in US currency was stolen. On January 17, 2018 at 11:44 pm, a burglary was reported into the front desk area of the Extended Stay Hotel located at 1 Plaza Drive whereby over $300.00 was stolen. Additionally, on January 19, 2018 at 5:45 pm, an armed robbery at knife point was committed at the Extended Stay America Hotel, located at 1 Meadowlands Parkway whereby approximately $150.00 in US currency was stolen from the front desk. Subsequent to Kareem Abdelaal’s arrest on January 21, 2018, enough evidence was obtained to additionally charge Kareem Abdelaal with the two additional aforementioned robberies and burglary.

Chief Kevin Flaherty said, “due to the sheer amount of hotels located within the Town and commercial establishments along Route 3, Secaucus occasionally falls victim to some of these types of crimes. However, the police department routinely patrols these areas and diligently follows up on the crimes committed, irrespective of where exactly they occur.”

Kareem Abdelaal was charged with three counts of Armed Robbery [2C:15-1a(2)], three counts of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose [2C:39-4d], three counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon [2C:39-5d], three counts of Terroristic Threats [2C:12-3a], two counts of Hindering Prosecution [2C:29-3b(1)], Burglary [2C:18-2a(1)] and Theft [2C:20-3a]. He was lodged at the Hudson County Jail.

These charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Anyone with any additional information regarding these robberies is asked to contact the Secaucus Police Detective Division at (201)330-2052 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Police Blotter

Police Blotter 10/08/18 – 10/14/18

Police Blotter 10/01/18 – 10/07/18

On 10/02/2018 at 5:00 PM, while on patrol in the area of 1 Meadowlands Parkway the Secaucus Police arrested a 37 year old female, Jennifer Esser of Glen Cove, NY for an outstanding warrant out of Ridgefield Park, NJ in the amount of $500.00.  Ms. Esser posted bail and was released from custody. 

 

On 10/03/2018 at 9:36 AM, during a motor vehicle stop, the Secaucus Police arrested a 43 year old male, Larry Fernandez of Newark, NJ for 1 warrant out of Kearny, NJ in the amount of $2500.00 and 1 warrant from North Bergen, NJ in the amount of $120.00.  Mr. Fernandez posted bail for both warrants and was released from custody. 

 

On 10/04/2018 at 1:34 AM, the North Bergen Police Department transported a 36 year old male, Randy Suarez of West New York, NJ for an outstanding warrant out of Secaucus, NJ in the amount of $400.00.  Mr. Suarez also had 1 outstanding warrant issued out of Union City, NJ in the amount of $250.00 and 1 outstanding warrant issued out of Guttenberg, NJ in the amount of $250.00.  Mr. Suarez posted bail and was released from custody. 

 

On 10/04/2018 at 4:46 PM, Wood Ridge Police Department transported a 45 year old male, Felix Aviles of Bayonne, NJ for 2 outstanding warrants out of Secaucus, NJ for a total amount of $2,000.00.  Mr. Aviles posted bail and was released from custody.

 

On 10/04/2018 at 9:22 PM, Secaucus Police responded to the Port Authority Police Department to take custody of a 26 year old male, Vincent Thomas of Lumberton, NJ for 2 outstanding warrants out of Secaucus, NJ for a total amount of $2500.00.  During the transport to the Hudson County Jail, Mr. Thomas caused damage to the rear of the police vehicle and was further charged with Criminal Mischief [2C:17-3A(1)].  Mr. Thomas was subsequently transported to the Hudson County Jail.

 

On 10/05/2018 at 1:45 PM, Secaucus Police responded to the Atlantic County Jail to take custody of a 37 year old female, Sheila Justiniano of Las Vegas, NV for an outstanding warrant out of Secaucus, NJ with a bail amount of $2,500.00.  Ms. Justiniano was subsequently transported to the Hudson County Jail.   

    

On 10/07/2018 at 1:23 AM, during a motor vehicle stop, Secaucus Police arrested a 33 year old male, Nicholas Rivera of Ridgefield, NJ for an outstanding NCIC warrant issued by the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department.  Mr. Rivera was subsequently transported to the Hudson County Jail. 

 

On 10/07/2018 at 10:57 AM, Secaucus Police responded on a report of a motor vehicle accident in the area of Humboldt Street.  During the investigation the police arrested a 25 year old male, Timothy Holloway Jr. of Secaucus, NJ for Driving While Under the Influence [39:4-50], Reckless Driving [39:4-96] and Being under the Influence of CDS believed to be marijuana [2C:35-10B].  Mr. Holloway was issued his summonses and was released to the custody of a responsible adult. 

These charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

 

Police Blotter 09/24/18 – 09/30/18

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