HOBOKEN, NJ—Eagle-eyed Hoboken police officers caught a man clipping a bike lock on the city's main drag.

At about 9:35 p.m. on Saturday, Detective Adam Colon and Detective John Quinones were driving northbound on Washington when Det. Quinones observed a male he believed was attempting to steal a bicycle in the area of 10th and Washington Street.

They observed the male remove the bicycle from the bicycle rack and walk northbound. After exiting their unmarked vehicle to examine the bicycle rack, Det. Quinones found a cut bicycle lock and Det. Colon drove off—catching up to the suspect in the area of 1025 Washington.  When Det. Colon then exited his car and identified himself, the suspect mounted the bicycle and fled northbound.

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At about 9:43 PM, Officer Michael Straten stopped Jose Rosado, 42, or Hoboken, in the area of 308 8th Street. Rosado was not in possession of a bicycle at the time he was stopped but fit the description of the fleeing suspect. When Det. Colon and Det. Quinones responded to location, they confirmed he was the male they attempted to stop and investigate. Rosado was then placed under arrest and after being searched, officers found Bolt Cutters, Drug Paraphernalia, and a small clear plastic bag believed to contain marijuana in his possession. The bicycle was later recovered in the area of 211 11th Street.

Rosado was charged with Theft, Burglar’s Tool, Criminal Mischief, Resisting Arrest by Flight, Possession of a Control Dangerous Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The next day, at about 5:45 p.m., the owner of the bicycle called police headquarters to report her bicycle missing and was able to get her recovered property.

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

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