A Jersey City teenager has been charged with breaking into two Hoboken garages and stealing at least three bicycles, authorities said.
When police arrested 18-year-old Brayn Martinez at 3:43 a.m. on Aug. 25, he was riding one bicycle and carrying two others on his shoulders, Hoboken Lt. Danilo Cabrera said. Police also found that Martinez was in possession of credit cards with three different names and drug paraphernalia.
The 18-year-old was charged with burglary, theft, credit card theft, hindering apprehension, contempt and possession of drug paraphernalia after police said he broke into a garage at Fifth and Madison streets, Cabrera said. Martinez was taken to Hudson County jail and two days later he was charged for a bicycle theft from a garage in the area of Newark and Jefferson streets on Aug. 17.
Martinez was arrested after police officers Jesse Castellano and Joseph Spano spotted him with the bicycles at Third and Madison streets. The investigation led them to a residential garage at Fifth and Madison, and police found that the entrance door appeared to be bent at the bottom storage lockers had been ransacked.
On Aug. 27, Detective Vito Gigante identified Martinez as the suspect in the Aug. 17 bicycle theft.
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