Hoboken arrest sheds light on package monitoring

HOBOKEN — Following the arrest of 35-year-old Union City resident Luis Medina late last month, the Hoboken Police Department is encouraging residents to be wary of their packages.
“If your building has a management office, please try to arrange for a safer environment for packages being dropped off,” the police department said in a press release. “Having your packages dropped off to parcel stores for a small fee is also beneficial. Relying on trustworthy neighbors who get home from work earlier than you to hold your packages is always an option. The longer your packages sit for you the greater chance they have of being taken.”
Detectives William Collins and John Quinones arrested Medina, who they said had open warrants for multiple counts of burglary and thefts, on March 31 when they saw him near Eighth and Madison Streets, a press release from the department said.
According to the department’s release, Medina was found to allegedly have two black garbage bags in his left pants leg, a small L-shaped metal bar, a pocket knife, and a small rounded glass pipe “commonly used to inhale crack cocaine.”
Medina was charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.
He allegedly committed burglaries on Sunday, March 27 on the 1300 block of Grand Street and Tuesday, March 29 on the 500 block of Ninth Street.
He was sent to Hudson County Central Judicial Processing where he was remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility. – Steven Rodas

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