A Bayonne man was arrested yesterday for shoplifting over $200 of merchandise from Walmart, giving fake names to police in an effort to avoid being taken in, authorities said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Zieiah Brown, 46, of Bayonne, was charged with shoplifting, hindering apprehension and/or prosecution and possession of burglar’s tools, according to Police Lt. Eric Amato.
Brown was arrested around 2:35 p.m. from Walmart for shoplifting $201.10 worth of merchandise. During the on-scene investigation, it was determined that Brown utilized a folding knife to cut open packages of some of the proceeds, officials said.
Additionally, Brown provided the arresting officer with several false names in an effort to hinder his apprehension and/or prosecution. The officer was able to positively identify Brown by checking Brown’s fingerprints against a federal database, police said.
During the arrest process, it was determined that Brown was also wanted on five outstanding warrants from various jurisdictions. He was then processed accordingly, authorities said.