A Hoboken man was arrested after an investigation determined that he cut a lock to steal a bicycle on Harrison Street last week, police said.
Angelo Gomez, 43, of Hoboken, was charged with theft, possession of burglar tool, and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Police Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera.
On February 4th, Officer Marc Lombardi took information from a victim who reported his bicycle was stolen from the area of 600 Harrison St. The victim said he had his bike secured with a bike lock.
The victim said the next time he went to unchain the bike he only found the cut lock. After Lombardi took down all the necessary information, the case was assigned to Detective Paul Quinn of the Hoboken Police Department Street Crimes Unit.
Through the course of his investigation, Quinn was able to identify Gomez as the actor. Quinn also confirmed Gomez had four open warrants for his arrest collectively issued by Hoboken and Jersey City.
Then, yesterday, at about 4:09 p.m., Quinn stopped and arrested Gomez in the area of 12th and Madison Streets.
Gomez was not in possession of the bike at the time of the stop, however, during a search incident to arrest he was in possession of drug paraphernalia, authorities said.
His charges were placed on a warrant and Gomez was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Center after being arrested and processed, officials said.