Harrison Police Blotter

March 7

Jewelry and laptop computers were stolen from three apartments on Frank Rodgers Blvd. South, N. Fifth St. and Harrison Ave. that were burglarized.

Police found a homeless man, identified as Numar Giraldo-Ramirez, 47, sleeping in hallway of a building on Frank Rodgers Blvd. North. He was arrested on a $3,500 warrant out of North Bergen and was subsequently released by North Bergen P.D.

March 6

Burglars broke into a vehicle parked on Warren St. under Rt. 280 and another vehicle parked on Sussex St. beneath the highway. Nothing appeared to have been stolen from either car, police said.

A former Harrison resident, Luis Garcia, 20, was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Webster, Mass., charging him with rape. When he was apprehended, Garcia had eight plastic bags of suspected marijuana in his pocket. He was charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute. He was also charged with entering the state of New Jersey as a fugitive from justice. Garcia is being held at the Hudson County Jail, Kearny.

March 4

Someone stole a 1998 Honda Civic while it was parked in the 300 block of Sussex St.

March 3

Police are seeking three men who allegedly beat up a 16-year-old male and robbed him of his cellular phone and hat while he was walking on Kingsland Ave. around midnight. Police described the suspects as two Hispanic males and one black male. An investigation is continuing.

A motor vehicle accident on Frank Rodgers Blvd. North led to the arrest of Antonio Rosmaninho, 57, of Newark, for disorderly conduct after police said he created a disturbance. Police said they subsequently arrested Rafael Torres, 37, of Harrison, who was involved in the accident, on charges of assaulting the other motorist involved. Torres was charged with aggravated assault. He was released after posting bail.

March 1

An unknown male stole an undetermined amount of money from a tip cup at Frank Rodgers Blvd. restaurant. However, the theft was captured by the eatery’s security camera and a police investigation is under way to identify and locate the thief.

Someone broke into a vehicle parked on N. Second St. and removed a portable GPS unit.

Feb. 29

A Harrison Ave. resident reported that his vehicle was broken into while it was parked in a private lot on Harrison Ave. Nothing was stolen.

Hugo Martinez, 32, of Kearny, was arrested for an outstanding Newark warrant after he was involved in a dispute outside a Harrison Ave. tavern.

Feb. 27

Eli Cabral, 44, of Kearny, was arrested on a DWI charge after he was observed operating his motor vehicle with a flat tire on Frank Rodgers Blvd. near the PATH station.

Feb. 26

Someone broke into a vehicle parked at Third and Warren Sts. and took a portable GPS unit. And another vehicle parked on Warren St. under Rt. 280 was burglarized and a portable GPS unit taken from that vehicle.

Feb. 24

Jamie Montoya, 23, of Harrison, was arrested for DWI and filing a false police report after he reported that his vehicle was stolen in Harrison when, in fact, he had crashed it on Jackson St. in Newark, police said.

Feb. 23

Donald Carpenter, 29, of Harrison, was arrested on charges of assaulting a woman at a local convenience store after the two became involved in a dispute, police said.

Police arrested Ryan Carson, 29, of Harrison, at Third and Jersey Sts. for an outstanding warrant from Newark for $350.

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