Kids jumping on cars: Monroe St.

7/28/2008:

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.

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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?

Grrrr.

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22 Comments on "Kids jumping on cars: Monroe St."

Kingfox
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I’ve seen and heard kids walking on top of cars along the “criminal superhighway” (4th) quite a few nights, particularly in the summer. A few mornings I’ve found a footprint or two on my windshield.

I’d never buy a decent car as long as I continue to live in Hoboken.

bradykp
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bradykp

[quote comment=”95932″]With all this negative HPD stuff being posted I thought I’d share this:

The other day I was pulled over for talking on my cell phone. Fair enough. I was caught red-handed – but come to find out: my license was suspended and I had no idea! Some ticket I forgot to pay New York State a year back. Well, the cop could of been a real a-hole and haul me out and cuff me and drag me down to the station, I mean, I WAS breaking the law . Instead he just gave me two tickets, explained the court stuff to me and drove around the block so I could legally park my car, Maybe he wanted to avoid the paperwork or had a ball game to get to, I don’t know. All I know is that prince saved me a whole lot of time and pain. Say what you want about the HPD, but they’re not all bad.[/quote]

a story about a cop basically letting you off the hook and not doing his complete job labels him as not all bad?

there’s the problem….we don’t always want them to do their job, but only when it benefits us.

so they can never really please us. (well, the law-abiding citizens they can).

boken-a
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boken-a

With all this negative HPD stuff being posted I thought I’d share this:

The other day I was pulled over for talking on my cell phone. Fair enough. I was caught red-handed – but come to find out: my license was suspended and I had no idea! Some ticket I forgot to pay New York State a year back. Well, the cop could of been a real a-hole and haul me out and cuff me and drag me down to the station, I mean, I WAS breaking the law . Instead he just gave me two tickets, explained the court stuff to me and drove around the block so I could legally park my car, Maybe he wanted to avoid the paperwork or had a ball game to get to, I don’t know. All I know is that prince saved me a whole lot of time and pain. Say what you want about the HPD, but they’re not all bad.

Journey
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Journey

As there is no way to know exactly what the cops did… I’m going to switch subjects.

Maybe the kids are newbie freerunners who have seen that car commercial one too many times. 🙂

bradykp
Member
bradykp

[quote comment=”95880″]I don’t get this. Someone reports a crime. HPD arrives, does not see the crime first hand. Where’s the follow up with the person reporting it? Shouldn’t the responding HPD car have stopped and taken a report by the caller?

Now, if this were a robbery and by the time HPD arrived, the robber was gone and the police didn’t see the robbery happen, would they do the same thing and say nothing to see here? And then drive away to another non-event?[/quote]

i doubt the called that reported it gave any information. that’s my guess.

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