A Bayonne man was caught with cocaine and a stun gun after stealing a laptop, AirPods, and credit cards out of someone else’s car, police said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Jose A. Quinones, 55, of Bayonne, was charged with receiving stolen property, certain persons not to possess weapons, possession of a controlled dangerous substance (cocaine), and possession of narcotic paraphernalia, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.
He was taken into custody at about 1:02 p.m. on Sunday from the area of 25th Street and Avenue E. Officers responded to the area and met with a victim of a burglary and theft to auto.
While speaking to the victim, he advised the officers that his vehicle had been burglarized and items stolen between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. while parked in the area of 33rd Street and Broadway.
As the victim was inventorying the stolen items, he discovered that his MacBook laptop and Apple AirPods were amongst the stolen items. Utilizing a locate application for his laptop, he was able to track it to a residence in the area of 25th Street and Avenue E – Quinones’ home.
As officers conducted their investigation, they were able to observe and recover, from Quinones’ apartment, several items belonging to the victim.
Quinones was not present in the apartment during the investigation but was apprehended in the alley of the building as he attempted to evade detection.
In the area of the alley where he was observed, officers recovered the stolen laptop along with numerous credit cards bearing the names of persons other than Quinones.
These items and several other items from within the residence were removed as suspected proceeds of other burglary and thefts. The search incident to Quinones’ arrest led to the recovery of narcotics and a stun gun from Quinones’ person.
During the arrest process, it was also discovered that Quinones was wanted on a warrant issued out of Jersey City and was also classified as a certain person not to possess weapons, authorities said.