Police: Hoboken man flees from cops after trying to burglarize houses


A Hoboken man was charged with a multitude of crimes after police asked him to stop shortly after he tried to burglarize several homes last night, fleeing from the scene before being caught and arrested, authorities said. Hoboken police

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Daniel Diaz, 33, of Hoboken, was charged with four counts of criminal attempted burglary, obstruction of justice, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of prohibited weapons, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of burglary tools, according to Police Sgt. Edgardo Cruz.

Yesterday around 5:00 p.m., Diaz was observed unsuccessfully, trying to break into several homes in the area of Jefferson and Madison Streets. When police arrived in the area, Diaz was riding away on his bike and was told to stop, officials said.

Diaz did not obey the command and fled the scene on foot, being apprehended a short time later. A police search yielded prescription drugs and “a large hunting type dagger,” as well as other items believed to be obtained from previous thefts, police said.

The defendant was ultimately charged with three other burglary, theft and burglary tools offenses before being remanded to Hudson County jail. He was given a $45,000 bail with a 10 percent option, authorities said.

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