Police: Woman caught with stolen car after leaving it running outside Secaucus hotel


A woman was caught with a car stolen out of Newark after leaving it running outside of the Red Roof Inn in Secaucus, Police Chief Dennis Miller said.

Inset photo of Doniesha Coar courtesy of the Secaucus Police Department, background photo of the Red Roof Inn via Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Yesterday at approximately 7:34 a.m., Secaucus Police Officer Kasey Kelly was patrolling the area of the Red Roof Inn, located at 15 Meadowland Parkway, Miller said in a statement.

While on patrol, he randomly accessed the registration of an unoccupied Kia Forte that was parked, but running in the parking lot. The vehicle was discovered to be stolen from Newark on Sunday, April 23rd.

An on-scene investigation was conducted and the driver of the vehicle, Doniesha Coar, 27 of Glassboro, was located in one of the motel rooms and was placed under arrest. During a search of her jacket, she was found in possession of several 9mm handgun bullets.

“Our hotels will not be a safe haven for criminal activity to flourish. I commend Police Officer Kelly for his keen eye and his proactivity. Secaucus Police Officers will continue to maintain a presence in all areas of Town in an attempt to rid out criminal activity,” Miller added.

Coar was charged with receiving stolen property and possession of handgun ammunition.

She also had outstanding warrants issued from Wood Ridge with a bail of $1,000, Atlantic County with a bail of $1,000, Garfield with a bail of $1,000, and Cranford with a bail of $250.

As a result, Coar was processed and remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

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