A Bayonne man was arrested on Friday morning for five different instances of burglary and theft in a span of 10 days, authorities said.
Jose A. Quinones, 55, of Bayonne, was charged with five county of burglary, four counts of theft, and obstructing a governmental function, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.
Quinones was taken into custody at approximately 9:42 a.m. from the area of 25th Street and Avenue E stemming from investigations into numerous acts of burglary and thefts conducted by the Bayonne Police Detective Bureau.
The investigations resulted in Quinones being positively identified as the actor in five incidents spanning from May 5th to June 4th.
On May 25th at approximately 2:10 p.m., a victim reported that her vehicle was burglarized and items removed while it was parked on West 23rd Street.
Then on May 29th, a victim reported that his vehicle was burglarized and items removed while it was parked in the area of 44th Street and Avenue B.
On the same date, a victim reported that her vehicle was burglarized but no items appeared to be missing while it was parked on East 44th Street.
Yet again on May 29th, a victim reported that his vehicle was burglarized and items removed while it was parked on West 44th Street.
On June 4th, at about 1:38 a.m., officers in the area of East 25th Street and Avenue E observed a male, later identified as Quinones, burglarizing a parked vehicle. As the officers approached him and ordered him to remain there, he fled on foot.
The officers gave chase but lost sight of him in the area. The officers were able to recover proceeds from the burglary.
On June 9th, detectives in the area of Quinones’ residence observed him and immediately placed him under arrest, charging him with all five of the mentioned burglary and thefts, police said.