Kids jumping on cars: Monroe St.
Heard this on the Live Hoboken Police and Fire Scanner moments ago: “A caller reports kids jumping and walking on cars near 308 Monroe St…” Then later on “now in front of 311 Monroe…”
Radio car 114 responds, and states “Nothing going on here… just kids.. walking,” and goes back into service.
I normally don’t post every single call like this I hear, but something bugged me about it.
OK, the officer doesn’t personally WITNESS the kids possibly damaging cars, but what about the caller that did? Do they not have any credibility? What if these kids dented, damaged several vehicles before the officer arrived? Who’s going to be responsible for that?
Did the officer just look past this because they didn’t want to “complicate” the situation? I.e., get the caller/witness to specify which cars, inspect said cars, fill out paperwork, create a report, etc?
Sure, walking on cars may be consider “minor” in the grand scheme of things, but do you think that it’s OK to just “let it go?” Who’s teaching these delinquents a lesson?