PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson man already wanted on an outstanding warrant led detectives from the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Warrant Squad on a brief foot chase Monday.

According to Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik, detectives were traveling in the areas of Rosa Parks Boulevard and Hamilton Street at approximately 9:20 p.m. when they spotted and identified Arturo Pena walking. As additional detectives began to approach and exit their vehicles Pena is reported to have begin running down Rosa Parks Boulevard away from detectives towards Godwin Avenue. 

After a brief foot pursuit, Detective’s apprehended Pena in an empty lot.  Once arrested, police said they found a black bag with 380 glassines of heroin in his pants pocket. 280 of these were stamped “suicide” and 100 were stamped “Pable Escobar.” $264 in cash was also confiscated. 

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Pena was transferred to Passaic County Jail where he was charged with  several counts related to the possession of, and intent to distribute, the narcotics.


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