Police: Secaucus man arrested for attempted car burglary spree for 2nd time this summer


A Secaucus man was arrested early tis morning for an attempted car burglary spree for the second time this summer, Police Chief Dennis Miller said.

Joshua Muniz. Photo courtesy of the Secaucus Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Joshua Muniz, 28, of Secaucus was charged with burglary and five counts of criminal attempt to commit burglary, Miller said in a statement.

This morning at approximately 2:14 a.m., a Born Street resident called the Secaucus Police Department and reported that an individual burglarized his parked vehicle and attempted to burglarize five other vehicles on the same street.

It was reported that nothing was taken from the vehicle that was entered, but it should be noted that it was left unlocked.

Patrol Division officers worked collaboratively with the Detective Division and arrested Muniz at the Rodeway Inn Motel on Route 3 East at about 3:23 a.m.

On June 12th, Muniz was arrested for committing two car burglaries and attempting four others.

“This arrest is another clear example that bail reform needs to be reexamined to better ensure that individuals are not given the opportunity to commit additional crimes while on pretrial monitoring,” added Miller.

“I again remind residents to be vigilant, lock their vehicles, and report any suspicious activity to the Secaucus Police Department.”

Anyone with additional information on these burglaries is asked to contact the Secaucus Police Detective Division at (201) 330-2052 or detectivedivsion@secaucus.net.

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