Contact Us
Hudson Daily Voice serves Bayonne, Harrison, Hoboken, Jersey City, Kearny, North Bergen, Secaucus, Union City & West New York
Return to your home site

Menu

Hudson Daily Voice serves Bayonne, Harrison, Hoboken, Jersey City, Kearny, North Bergen, Secaucus, Union City & West New York

Nearby Sites

Breaking News: Murder Case Cracked: Trio Charged With Lodi Parking Lot Slaying
DV Pilot Police & Fire

Off-Duty Hoboken Officer Intercepts Paterson Porch Pirate, Authorities Say

9th Street near Park Avenue in Hoboken
9th Street near Park Avenue in Hoboken Photo Credit: Google Maps

An off-duty Hoboken police officer caught a 41-year-old Paterson man opening packages on residential porches, taking the contents and tossing the boxes, authorities said.

Police Dec. Arturo Gonzalez noticed a man later identified as Brian Jimenez near 9th and Park Avenue around 4:20 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 22, Hoboken Police Det. Sgt. John Mecka said.

Gonzalez watched as Jimenez tried to place the contents into a bag, already filled to the top, Mecka said.

As Jimenez began to walk away, Gonzalez stopped him and contacted police dispatch for backup, police said.

An on-scene investigation revealed Jimenez had multiple stolen packages belonging to different Hoboken residents. 

Jimenez was placed under arrest for theft and receiving stolen property. He was transported to police headquarters, where he was processed and released on a summons to appear in court.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.