Police: Three arrested at Jersey City, Newark PATH stations for drugs, fare evasion

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Three individuals were arrested at two different PATH stations in Jersey City and Newark over the weekend, for charges related to fare evasion and drug possession, police said.

Priscilla Mendoza and Marquis McCay. Photos courtesy of Port Authority police.
Priscilla Mendoza and Marquis McCay. Photos courtesy of Port Authority police.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Marquis McCay, 21, of Newark, was charged with theft of service and bail jumping early Saturday morning, according to Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo.

At about 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Port Authority police at the Journal Square PATH in Jersey City witnessed the suspect enter the system by jumping the turnstile, officials said.

Police intercepted McCay and he was checked for warrants and authorities found the suspect had a warrant out of Essex County. He was the taken back to Essex County for the existing warrant.

Then, at roughly 4 p.m. on Sunday, Port Authority police arrested Anthony Caldarola, 33, of Staten Island, NY, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin) and bail jumping, Pentangelo added.

Port Authority Police arrested Caldarola after he was found to be in possession of 24 bags of suspected Heroin at the Journal Square Path Plaza.

Authorities also discovered an outstanding warrant for the suspect generated out of Jersey City and the suspect was transported to Hudson County jail.

About 40 minutes later on the same day, Port Authority Police arrested Priscilla Mendoza, 25, of Newark, for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana) of less than 50 grams, theft of service and bail jumping, officials said.

Mendoza was arrested at platform H at Newark Penn station after she jumped the turnstile without paying the fare, police said.

She was almost immediately stopped by Port Authority police and arrested. A search revealed that she was in possession of suspected marijuana and also had an outstanding warrant out of Newark for $5,000, authorities said.