Police: New York duo arrested for burglarized ‘party boat’ docked at pier in Hoboken


A New York duo was arrested for burglarizing “a large party boat” docked at the 14th Street pier in Hoboken last night, where officers found damaged ATM machines and ship security cameras, police said.

The Cornucopia Majesty docked in Hoboken. Photo via Flickr.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Christian Singh, 24, and Dwayne Persaud 27, both of Richmond Hill, New York, were charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, criminal mischief, two counts of criminal attempt theft, theft, tampering with evidence, possession of burglary tools, possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana), and drug paraphernalia, according to Det. Sgt. Jonathan Mecka.

Yesterday at approximately 10:29 p.m., Special Police Officers Kyle Seper and Chris Soto received information that two men were aboard the Cornucopia Majesty, “a large party boat” that was docked at the 14th Street pier.

Lt. Keith Rotondi, along with Police Officers Tyrone Huggins and Bianca Arroyo, responded to the ship. While inside, the officers observed broken glass bottles, broken cabinets, two damaged ATM machines, as well as damaged security cameras.

Singh and Persaud were both located and arrested. During the search incident to arrest, both found to be in possession of marijuana. After being arrested, they were processed and released, authorities said.

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