Puerto Rican murderer caught in Hoboken

1/10/2008:

puerto-rican-killer-caught-in-hoboken-carlos-rodriquez-torres.jpgLast Friday, Hoboken police caught a killer in the projects of Hoboken.

Carlos Rodriguez-Torres was an convicted murderer in Puerto Rico, where he had kidnapped and killed a jogger in 1993. Puerto-Rican officials “lost him” when their high-tech surveillance bracelet system he was wearing (when he was conditionally released several years ago) was circumvented. He had been out of sight for the past three years.

Cops busted him (trespassing) on one of their routine checks of the buildings in Hoboken (320 Jackson St.), when he stumbled and fumbled with his ID, inadvertently giving up his Social Security number. Search of the National Database found that he was wanted for evading authorities in PR.

Good job, Hoboken PD. I’m sure the Ponce, Puerto Rico police department thanks you, as well as local residents here (before he did something wrong again.)

I have some questions, though. So we found this convicted criminal here in our town. Does the case stop there? Or is there further investigation? Like how long was he in Hoboken? How long in the country? Why was he there? Does he know anyone there, and should we check them out too?

Maybe he’s killed someone in the U.S. already, don’t send him packing just yet!

I hope they (Hoboken PD) don’t just rest on their laurels after this “big score,” and make sure they cover all their bases.

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16 Comments on "Puerto Rican murderer caught in Hoboken"


hobokentownie
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hobokentownie
8 years 8 months ago

PRESS RELEASE – Carlos Rodriguez-Torres was arrested in the Hoboken Projects. While in the projects he fathered 36 children with 18 different baby mommas during his three year stay in Hoboken, lived rent free and committed numerous crimes in Hoboken. If he was able to avoid capture he hoped to enroll in one of the many patronage based programs in this town to give himself a better life. He is pleased to announce that the children he fathered while living in the projects will will be denizens of the Hoboken Housing Authority for then next 21 years and continue to fill the need for applicants to the affirmative action programs. Friends and neighbors stated that he was a good person, the jogger had it coming and that he endorsed Chris Campos. Mr. Rodriguez-Torres frequently campaigned for Mr. Campos and found his progressive stance on Ghettoism and using the race card as motivating factors. Mr. Rodriguez-Torres looks forward to three hots and a cot for the next 25 years in the warm climate of Puerto Rico.

Jay
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8 years 8 months ago

[quote comment=”61439″]I have a friend named Miguel Hernandez, which is about as common a name as John Smith. Apparently another Miguel H has had some trouble with the law, so as a result my friend, who is very much NOT a thug, gets hassled a lot when he travels.[/quote]

Miguel Hernandez? I think he killed my Father. He must prepare to die.

restiek
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restiek
8 years 8 months ago

[quote comment=”61439″]I have a friend named Miguel Hernandez, which is about as common a name as John Smith. Apparently another Miguel H has had some trouble with the law, so as a result my friend, who is very much NOT a thug, gets hassled a lot when he travels.

That in and of itself makes you go: WTF?

Oh damned you modern technology! Wouldn’t it be great if you could combine text and graphics easily accessible to everyone on a computer? So you could perhaps see the name AND a mugshot?

It’ll never happen.[/quote]

The easy fix would be a fingerprint register, but that would, of course, infringe on everyone’s civil liberties and actually help society be a more accountable (not necessarily safer) place. Of course, that is also fraught with abuse too, so its lose-lose either way……

just a t hought….

Easy-E
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8 years 8 months ago

I have a friend named Miguel Hernandez, which is about as common a name as John Smith. Apparently another Miguel H has had some trouble with the law, so as a result my friend, who is very much NOT a thug, gets hassled a lot when he travels.

That in and of itself makes you go: WTF?

Oh damned you modern technology! Wouldn’t it be great if you could combine text and graphics easily accessible to everyone on a computer? So you could perhaps see the name AND a mugshot?

It’ll never happen.

krewedetat
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krewedetat
8 years 8 months ago

[quote comment=”61210″]In this age of heightened security, how does a fugitive just board a plane and fly off? Is it really as easy as a fake ID?[/quote]
[quote comment=”61214″]Technically, he was always in the country…[/quote]

There is a “no-fly list” that checks every name that goes into the airlines automated check-in systems for both domestic and international flights. The names come from our people at the Homeland Security Administration and you are more likely to get a hit if your are a law-abiding citizen named Mohammed than if you are a real criminal.

That said, the airlines sometimes do get alerts from the FBI if they suspect someone they really want may try to fly. Those are usually flyers like the ones you see at the post office so it is not quite as effective.

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