Holiday of giving, or taking? Police arrest three alleged Hoboken thieves during Easter weekend

HOBOKEN – The Hoboken Police Department had a busy Easter weekend arresting three alleged thieves on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (March 25 to 27), a press release from Sgt. Edgardo Cruz said.

In the first arrest, police officers William Bullock and Tyrone Huggins were dispatched to the area of First and Bloomfield streets around 5:19 a.m. on Friday, March 25 “on a report of a male checking car doors,” a press release from the Hoboken Police Department said.

According to Cruz, 18-year-old Jourdan Maldonado of Hoboken was observed exiting a car – he later admitted to entering illegally, police said – holding bags. “The bags contained miscellaneous items such as sunglasses, lighters, and headphones,” the press release said.

Maldonado was charged with burglary and theft. He was later released after posting 10 percent of the $7,500 bail and given a date to appear in court.

On Saturday, Elliot Dumont, 53, of Hoboken was arrested in front of 11th Street at 5:25 p.m. on charges of burglary and theft, Cruz said in a second press release.

Police Officer Joseph Lucignano and Special Police Officer Chris Barral Chris Barral were dispatched to 11th and Clinton streets on calls of a burglary in progress, Cruz said.

“[Dumont] is known to officers from prior dealings,” the press release said. “He was observed [allegedly] opening a package…he later admitted not owning that package or the others he had in possession [which amounted to $100].”

Dumont was placed under arrest and remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility on $10,000 bail with a 10 percent option.

And on Easter itself, a 43-year-old Hoboken man was caught by police at 560 Marshall Dr. around 1:26 a.m. on Sunday, March 27 after being sought for allegedly committing theft last month, a third press release from Cruz said.

Police Officers Tyrone Huggins, Ricky Truppner, and Luke Zeszotarski assisted in the arrest.

“Officer Huggins observed [Julius Walker] in the area of Hoboken Housing. It was known that [Walker] had outstanding warrants stemming from a burglary/theft he [allegedly] committed on Saturday, Feb. 27 where he [allegedly] stole several packages from a residence,” a press release from the Police Department read.

According to police officials, when an attempt was made to apprehend Walker, he allegedly attempted to flee and after several minutes of running was stopped near Marshall Drive.

It was later discovered that Walker had an outstanding warrant from Hoboken for $150. He was remanded the Hudson County Correctional Facility on $25,000 bail with 10 percent option. – Steven Rodas

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