West New York DPW worker indicted for allegedly stalking ex-girlfriend in town vehicle

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An employee for the West New York Department of Public Works was indicted for allegedly stalking his ex-girlfriend in a town vehicle, according to court documents.

Luis Rueda. Facebook photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Luis Rueda, 41, of West New York, was indicted for stalking, a fourth-degree crime, on February 27th, court records show.

“[Rueda] purposely or knowingly engaged in a course of conduct directed at [redacted], his ex-girlfriend, which caused her to fear for her safety specifically by driving in his WNY DPW white inspector pickup truck and passing by the victim’s work place on a daily basis,” according to an August 24th, 2018 police report prepared by Officer John Vializ.

“Between the hours of 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., and during her lunch hour which is 1 p.m. and making eye contact and shrugging his shoulders at her every day for the past four weeks.”

According to court documents, Rueda was charged with fourth-degree stalking back on August 6th, 2018 and was not arraigned on the indictment until March 6th of this year, about a week after being indicted.

His arraignment hearing was in front of Hudson County Superior Court Judge Sheila Venable.

Additionally, the court affidavit says the alleged victim gave an audio and video statement to detectives, and also said she was “concerned about future assaults” in the preliminary law enforcement incident report.

The attorney representing Rueda in the matter did not return an email or text message seeking comment.