HOBOKEN, NJ  - After watching the same man ride by on two different bikes, two alert Hoboken Police Officers decided to take a look and see where these bikes were coming from. Following their hunch, they followed the man and caught him red-handed, clipping the lock off a parked bicycle nearby.

At about 7:39 p.m. on Friday, Detective Paul Quinn and Detective Fabian Quinones saw a man sitting on a green neon bicycle near 1st & Madison Street. Moments earlier, the same guy was on black bicycle, prompting the officers to pull over and observe Jose Rosado, 43, Hoboken.

Det. Quinn and Det. Quinones then saw Rosado allegedly cutting the lock off another bicycle he was straddling at the time. The detectives approached and ordered the suspect to stop—he complied without incident. 

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Upon investigation, a cut lock was located and Rosado was placed under arrest for the theft of the bicycle. At that point, Rosado was searched and found to be in possession of Bolt Cutters, Drug Paraphernalia, proceeds believed to be from a theft, and a folding knife.  

The black bicycle Rosado was observed riding was found hidden nearby.

Rosado was charged with Theft, Burglar’s Tool, Drug Paraphernalia, Receiving Stolen Property, and Certain Person not to Have Weapons. Rosado’s charges were placed on a warrant, and he was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Defendant is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.   

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