A Jersey City man has been arrested for stealing and burglarizing cars in Secaucus while two other suspects remain at large, Police Chief Dennis Miller said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Tyhaze Williams, 23, of Jersey City, was charged with three counts of burglary, three counts of criminal attempt to commit burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, three counts of theft, two counts of receiving stolen property, obstructing of the administration of law, and resisting arrest, Miller said in a statement.
Yesterday morning at about at 2:34 a.m., a resident of Luhmann Terrace called the Secaucus police and reported that he observed several individuals attempting to burglarize vehicles.
Upon the arrival of Sgt. Stephen Hurtuk, he observed three individuals flee the area on foot. He pursued the trio on foot and was able to place Williams under arrest.
Other responding police units established a perimeter around the immediate area, but despite the use of Hudson County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Units, the two other suspects remain at large.
At the time of his arrest, Williams possessed property that was stolen from a resident’s vehicle on Grace Avenue that was burglarized.
Additional evidence linked Williams to the attempted to burglary of three additional vehicles parked on Luhmann Terrace. Evidence was also obtained that Williams burglarized another vehicle parked on 1st Avenue.
Later in the morning patrol officers responded to the area of Lucht Place, which is a short distance from Luhmann Terrace. Police located a Nissan Pathfinder, Honda CRV and a Toyota Rav4.
The Nissan Pathfinder was discovered to be stolen out of North Bergen, on the night of June 22nd. The Honda CRV was discovered to be stolen from Born Street in Secaucus and the Toyota Rav4 was discovered to be stolen from 2nd Avenue in Secaucus.
Both the Honda CRV and the Toyota Rav4 were stolen on the night of June 23rd. Also at the time of his arrest, Williams was found in possession of the key to the stolen Toyota Rav4. The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests may be made.
“This arrest was made possible because of the partnership we have developed with the community. The resident’s keen eye and reporting of suspicious activity led to an immediate police response,” Miller added.
“I want to thank the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance, but I also want to laud the efforts of the Night Tour Commander, Lt. Thomas Malanka, Jr. Lt. Malanka has redeployed his manpower and used innovative approaches to address these types of crimes that are occurring during the night to protect our residents’ property while they sleep. Additionally, I cannot stress enough that residents need to lock their car doors to curtail this crime of opportunity!”
Anyone with additional information on these burglaries or if they did not initially report their vehicle was burglarized, can contact the Secaucus Police Detective Division at (201) 330-2052 or email@example.com.