Police: Man arrested in Hoboken for driving stolen car, stealing another, within 3.5 hours


A man was arrested in Hoboken for driving a stolen car, then stealing another, within a roughly three-and-a-half hour time frame, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

David Theodore, 29, of Newark, was charged with receiving stolen property at approximately 10:48 p.m. last night, according to Police Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera.

Yesterday at about 10 p.m., Police Officers Nicholas Protopapadakis and Harry Montalvo conducted a motor vehicle stop of a white Infinity in the area of 50 Harrison St. The operator, identified as Theodore, was operating the vehicle with a suspended license.

The motor vehicle stop revealed that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Maplewood. He was also issued a motor vehicle summons from driving while suspended. Theodore was released with a court date to appear in superior court on March 8th at 1 p.m.

Then, at roughly 2:19 a.m. this morning, he was charged with burglary and theft of a motor vehicle.

At about 2 a.m., Sgt. Donald Rosso was waved down in the area of 1st Street and Willow Avenue by a victim reporting the theft of her car sharing Zipcar rental.

As Rosso was taking her report, the victim observed her vehicle traveling westbound through the intersection of Newark and Willow Avenue. Rosso caught up with the vehicle and conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of 101 Clinton St.

Police Officers Domenick Allegretta and Frank Lombardo responded as backup. The operator was identified as Theodore. The vehicle was confirmed to be the stolen vehicle in question.

He was placed under arrest and charged on a warrant and also issued another motor vehicle summons from driving while suspended. Theodore was then transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility, authorities said.

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