BAYONNE, NJ -  A 27-year-old Bayonne man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly attempted to steal two bottles of vodka from Wine Warehouse.

According to Captain Eric Amato, the incident began just after 4:30 p.m. when the store manager observed Michael Sepulveda enter the store with an unknown individual and place the bottles in his backpack. The second suspect, the report said, grabbed two bottles of whiskey and fled the store.

Despite attempts to flee, Sepulveda was detained until police arrived and placed him under arrest. Sepulveda is said to have resisted arrest by reaching for his waistband while refusing police orders to comply. 

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An on-scene search of Sepulveda led to the recovery of a hypodermic syringe, various items of narcotic paraphernalia, and multiple small containers of heroin. 

During the arrest process, it was also learned that Sepulveda was wanted on a warrant out of the Bayonne Municipal Court and a warrant out of the Hoboken Municipal Court.

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