Police: Secaucus man arrested for stealing alcohol from Coast Guard Auxiliary building

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A Secaucus man was arrested yesterday for stealing alcohol from the Coast Guard Auxiliary building on Meadowlands Parkway late last month, police said. 

Christopher Collins. Photo courtesy of Secaucus Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Christopher Collins, 28, of Secaucus, is charged with burglary, theft of moveable property
and two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin and marijuana), according to Police Capt. Dennis Miller.

At approximately 4:37 am on March 24th, Secaucus police responded to the Coast Guard Auxiliary on a report of a burglary at their building. According to representatives of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the burglar entered the building through a window, authorities said.

The only thing taken from the building was some liquor. The Coast Guard
Auxiliary does not possess weapons, therefore no weapons or munitions are stored in their building, officials said.

Detectives responded to the Coast Guard Auxiliary and processed the scene, where
evidence was collected.

Based on collaborative informative shared between the Secaucus Police Department Patrol and Detective Divisions and the evidence collected at the scene, it was determined that Collins had committed the burglary, police said.

Yesterday, members the Secaucus Police Department arrested Collins at his residence without incident. At the time of his arrest, Collins was found in possession of a quantity of suspected heroin and marijuana, authorities said.

Evidence from the burglary was recovered at the time of his arrest, officials said.