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On January 27, 2018, at 8:34 am, Secaucus Police responded on a call of a suspicious vehicle parked in the Fire Zone in front of the Holiday Inn, 300 Plaza Drive. When patrol officers arrived they observed a white Mercedes Benz from Washington DC parked in the fire zone. Upon speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, officers detected the odor of raw marijuana emanating from within the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of over five (5) pounds of suspected marijuana, hashish oil, marijuana gummy bears, Promethazine with Codeine and over $28,000.00 in the vehicle. Additional US currency was found on the three occupants and additional marijuana was found on Marcia Turk. The total amount of cash suspected to have been derived from criminal activity was approximately $33,000.00. Because of this seizure, Robert Stafford, 39 of Washington DC, Marcia Turk, 31 of Washington DC and Arquimedes Robles, 30 of Landover, MD were all arrested.

All three were each charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute of Five pounds of Marijuana [2C:35-5b(10)], Possession of Marijuana [2C:35-10a(3)], Possession of CDS [2C:35-10a(1)], Possession with the Intent to Distribute Drug Paraphernalia [2C:36-3], Money Laundering [2C:21- 25(a)], Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana [2C:5-2/2C:35-5b(10)] and Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering [2C:5-2/2C:21-25(a)]. All three were lodged in the Hudson County Jail.

Chief Kevin Flaherty stated, “those people whose sole intention it is to come to Secaucus and use our hotels to facilitate criminal activity will be sought out and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” These charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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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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