POLICE: Homeless Burglar “Looking for Somewhere to Sleep” on Christmas Eve
Hoboken Police arrested Joseph Mayhan for burglary after he allegedly accessed a building and tried to open several apartment doors on December 24.
As Kathryn Brenzel reported on NJ.com, Joseph Mayhan, 53, found his way into an apartment building near 10th & Washington Streets on Christmas Eve. As he was attempting to access the units within, he got as far as the third floor before a tenant stopped to ask what he was doing.
At that point, Mayhan—who is homeless—allegedly responded that he was, “looking for somewhere to sleep.” He then ran out of the building.
Officers Jason Falco, Jordan Descafano, Nicholas Dertizo and Bernardo Munoz caught up with Mayhan a few blocks away and charged him with burglary. He was also found to have four transit-related warrants out of Newark and Trenton.
In a feature for the Hoboken Reporter, writer Al Sullivan details the dramatic rise of the homeless population here in Hudson County, stating that, “the actual number of homeless people in Hudson County may be two or three times higher than first suspected.”
As temperatures decline, the already significant strain on the Hoboken Shelter will only increase.
The Shelter greatly appreciates your support and donations.
From their website:
It costs us only $2 to serve a nutritious meal, so every little bit really helps! Please find below a list of the items that we need the most below. Thank You!!!
Fruit – especially Bananas
Garbage Bags (55 Gallons)