Hoboken Police thwart known sex offender
Photo of sex offender Samuel Perez
Below is a photo of Samuel Perez, who Hoboken Police arrested this week for failing to register as a Sex Offender (NJ Statute 2C:7-2(d)1.)
Hoboken Police arrest dangerous sex offender
On Tuesday, July 27th, Hoboken Police were en route to locate and arrest a man at Pier A Park for parole violation. While searching the park, police say they encountered a man that matched the description of the parole violator – who was on the grass looking like he was getting ready to sleep.
However, this wasn’t the man they were looking for, but rather one Samuel Perez, a 38 year-old male who produced identification from Puerto Rico, who said he just arrived the previous day from Atlantic City and was looking to stay at the Hoboken Homeless shelter at 3rd and Bloomfield. Perez also said his final destination was to be Seattle, Washington according to reports.
Police ran his credentials for wants and warrants, and discovered that he was a sex offender – and had a violent past in Florida. According to police records, his criminal history included Aggravated Kidnapping, False Imprisonment, and Camal Intercouse (underage sex – which is a 2nd degree felony in FL.)
Perez also had several parole violations and was charged with failure to register as a sex offender back in 2007, police said.
Perez was also required to register as a sex-offender in New Jersey 10 days prior to intent to stay at the Homeless Shelter, but failed to do so.
Great job by the Hoboken PD for scooping this dangerous man up, and possibly preventing any attacks or incidents here in Hoboken!
Hoboken Police also noted that drug-related arrests this year have increased 52 percent compared to 2009.