On January 8, 2011 at 9 p.m., while conducting a property check of the train station lot, patrolman John Deegan observed a male make eye contact with him and then to run through the parking lot and jump over a fence into the backyard of residence on West Lincoln Avenue. Officer Deegan pursued the male on foot but the male ignored several commands from patrolman Deegan to stop and continued running through several more backyards. After a brief foot pursuit, the male was apprehended in a backyard on West Lincoln Avenue with the assistance of patrolmen Nicholas Vaughan Robert Harms.
The male, identified as Hector Aparicio, 19, of Long Branch, was arrested and charged with 2C:18-3 (trespassing) and 2C:29-1A (obstructing the administration of law). While at police headquarters, Aparicio caused damage to the police building by forcibly removing a handcuff retention bar bolted to the wall. He was additionally charged with 2C:17-3A(1) (criminal mischief).
Aparicio was transported to the Union County Jail on a detainer issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.