Puerto Rican murderer caught in Hoboken
Last 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.