Jersey City man arrested for trying to rob cars in Secaucus after trying to flee the scene


A Jersey City man was arrested for trying to rob cars in Secaucus early this morning, with police apprehending him after he attempted to flee the scene on foot, police said.

Dashawn Bowens. Photo courtesy of the Secaucus Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

This morning at 2:05 a.m., a resident of First Avenue called the Secaucus Police Department and reported that two individuals were pulling on door handles of vehicles parked in the neighborhood, according to Police Capt. Dennis Miller.

The first responding officer observed Dashawn Bowens, 22, of Jersey City, quickly walk away and enter an alleyway of a residence on the 1100 block of Cedar Lane.

When the officer exited his vehicle, Bowens took off running through the yards of nearby homes. A perimeter was quickly established and Bowens was found hiding under a deck in
the backyard of a nearby residence of the 1100 block of Paterson Plank Road, authorities said.

At the time of his arrest, he was found in possession of proceeds, which were later determined to have been stolen from a vehicle in the area. Another individual fled the area on foot and was not apprehended as of yet, but the investigation is ongoing, officials said.

Bowens was charged with burglary, theft and resisting arrest by flight, police said. Additionally, he was found to have an active warrant from Newark with a bail
of $250 and he was remanded to the Hudson County jail after being arrested.

Anyone with additional information on this incident, or if they did not initially report their vehicle was burglarized, can contact the Secaucus Police Detective Division at (201) 330-2052 or

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