Lyndhurst PD: Bronx man arrested here for the second time in 11 days

Perhaps Miguel Arias, 36, would be better served staying in the Bronx and not visiting Lyndhurst?

Why, you ask?

Well, for the second time in 11 days, Arias finds himself in hot water with the Lyndhurst Police Department, Det. Lt. Vincent Auteri told The Observer.

According to Auteri:

Last week, Feb. 15 to be precise, officers observed a van being operated without a front plate. Further investigation revealed the rear tag was fraudulent, so officers executed a motor-vehicle stop.

Det. Chris Cuneo recognized the driver as Arias, who had been arrested Feb. 4 on fraud and drug-related charges. A week before that, Auteri says, Arias had been arrested on similar charges by the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office.

A search of the van by Cuneo and Officers Ed Montoya and Angel Batista revealed Arias to be in possession of ecstasy and drug paraphernalia.

He was charged with possession of controlled-dangerous substances and possession of drug paraphernalia, before, you guessed it, being released on his own recognizance.

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