Police action at East LA

4/29/2010:

Note: The Manager of East LA said that the event started when staff didn’t permit a patron outside with an open container. The customer apparently flipped out and pulled a knife. HPD arrived and were searching for the weapon. Apparently drugs were not part of this individual incident.

Ole! More HPD Action at East LA

An anonymous Hoboken411 reader caught this big action in front of East LA and said: “Seven HPD cars showed up. 12 officers on scene. With black male in custody. Officers searching under cars and all over sidewalks with flash lights. Another East LA deal gone bad? Action is in front of 520 Washington….”

18 Responses

  1. Evelyn says:

    This town is going down the drain. And they want to cut the Hoboken police staff? Dumb.

    • iforgotmymantra says:

      Those were my thoughts exactly when I safely got home to my building earlier tonight. I narrowly escaped being mugged (without going into details, sometimes you just sense the possibility it is being strongly considered).

      In response to Evelyn who said:

      This town is going down the drain. And they want to cut the Hoboken police staff? Dumb.

      • xyzpdq says:

        Yes. The muggings have begun. I read a man was mugged at Second and Willow last Sunday. A group of teenagers who punched him in the face, stole his wallet, iPhone and keys. The iPhone was tracked to Jersey City before it was turned off. No arrests yet. When the economy is bad crime goes up. I think people forget Hoboken is surrounded by lower-income, high-crime neighborhoods in Jersey City and Union City. Be careful out there.

        In response to iforgotmymantra who said:

        Those were my thoughts exactly when I safely got home to my building earlier tonight. I narrowly escaped being mugged (without going into details, sometimes you just sense the possibility it is being strongly considered).

      • Easy-E says:

        What do you mean “have begun”?

        I am sure the economy is going to play it’s part in any increase in crime, but even if you only ever looked at the local news once in a while, you’d know that this is the same kind of thing that has been going on for years in Hoboken.

        It’s like the same story over and over, guy on his way home walks past some kids, they sucker punch him, grab his stuff and were last seen heading to JC or the Light Rail.

        In response to xyzpdq who said:

        Yes. The muggings have begun. I read a man was mugged at Second and Willow last Sunday. A group of teenagers who punched him in the face, stole his wallet, iPhone and keys. The iPhone was tracked to Jersey City before it was turned off. No arrests yet. When the economy is bad crime goes up. I think people forget Hoboken is surrounded by lower-income, high-crime neighborhoods in Jersey City and Union City. Be careful out there.

    • ctw says:

      Right. Because the crowd at East LA is so representative of Hoboken.

      In response to Evelyn who said:

      This town is going down the drain. And they want to cut the Hoboken police staff? Dumb.

    • matt1122 says:

      I also read a comment in Time Magazine the other day that suggested the US is turning into the “third world.” These are the kinds of comments you get from people who have never lived in a bad neighborhood or seen the third world.

      You live in an urban area. There’s a higher concentration of people. There’s going to be more crime in such an area. It’s a simple and unavoidable truth.

      In response to Evelyn who said:

      This town is going down the drain. And they want to cut the Hoboken police staff? Dumb.

  2. iforgotmymantra says:

    When I played this video the dogs woke up and started barking viciously. Nice to know I am being protected by pooches with good instincts (and apologies to my neighbors)…

  3. Antinucci says:

    Someone needs a phone upgrade, there is nothing there to see, terrible video.

  4. Easy-E says:

    I think I know what your dogs were trying to say.

    It’s either “We want steak!!!”

    or

    “Dammit, that video sucked!!!”

  5. blaueaugen says:

    East LA is such a class joint! A black male in custody? no way! who’da thunk it?

    • Easy-E says:

      Could you do the town a favor? Tell your Mom to stop taking her “Dates” there.

      In response to blaueaugen who said:

      East LA is such a class joint! A black male in custody? no way! who’da thunk it?

      • blaueaugen says:

        ahahahahaha

        In response to Easy-E who said:

        Could you do the town a favor? Tell your Mom to stop taking her “Dates” there.

  6. hoboken411 says:

    The report from the bar manager was true. Two arrests were made (even guns drawn by HPD!)

    Basically, the first actor was spotted trying to sneak a drink outside. The drink was confiscated by a bouncer, and the dude became “irate” and brandished a box-cutter with an orange handle and started threatening the bouncer.

    Friends tried holding him back, and just as police were arriving, he broke free from the friends and started threatening the bouncer again. HPD then chased the actor north on Washington, where Officer Bret Globke drew his gun and apprehended the suspect.

    They couldn’t find the cutter, but witnesses said that a female friend had picked it up. She attempted to leave, but was warned that if she didn’t cooperate, that she’d be arrested. The actor and the female friend were taken to HQ, where officer Diana Clemente retrieved the box cutter from the female’s bra area.

    The actor was charged with simple assault, terroristic threats, possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes.

    The accompanying female was charged with tampering with physical evidence and hindering apprehension.

    Another quality end-of-week incident brought to you by the mile square city of Hoboken!

    :)

  7. plywood says:

    Interesting how East LA has become the blogging focal point for many untoward things that have been going on in Hoboken long before it was an expensive “destination”. Sure, East LA has made some regrettable decisions in the past year or so, but crime wasn’t invented there.

    • matt_72 says:

      Past year or so? East LA has probably been one of the more troublesome spots going back a lot farther back than a year. Maybe it has something to do w/ the fact that it is named after the ever so classy neighborhood of East LA.

      In response to plywood who said:

      Interesting how East LA has become the blogging focal point for many untoward things that have been going on in Hoboken long before it was an expensive “destination”. Sure, East LA has made some regrettable decisions in the past year or so, but crime wasn’t invented there.

      • ChrisEdwards says:

        Couldn’t agree more it’s been much longer than a year of debauchery. I’ve lived in Hoboken for over 15 years and watched the rapid decline of this establishment. It actually was a lot of fun despite the troublesome part. Now it is just pure trouble. The food was actually good, great portions and cheap. Margaritas always good and a fun staff and crowd. Now the staff is lazy and it feels as if you are actually bothering them by simply placing an order(obviously some more than others. The old school staff is still fun and good. It’s more the newer employee’s. Particularly the really fat/ugly hostess who simply sits and eats all the time. Sorry to be judgemental about looks and typically I wouldn’t be, but it’s because she is supposed to be serving people food and just looking at her takes away anyone’s appetite. This is why the crowd has gotten increasingly worse as well as no manager aside from security guards who try to act like management. Over the last week there have been two more fights. Someone was brought out on a stretcher last Thursday and tonight police had to show up for another two fights. One supposedly with an employee. I actually miss the good old days of East LA and while it was trouble it was fun! Now it is just trouble, miserable, and dangerous quite honestly. [quote comment=”191475″]Past year or so? East LA has probably been one of the more troublesome spots going back a lot farther back than a year. Maybe it has something to do w/ the fact that it is named after the ever so classy neighborhood of East LA. In response to plywood who said:[/quote]

      • joey maxim says:

        take a trip down to the prep room ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh chitttttttttttttttt.enjoy.[quote comment=”220191″]Couldn’t agree more it’s been much longer than a year of debauchery. I’ve lived in Hoboken for over 15 years and watched the rapid decline of this establishment. It actually was a lot of fun despite the troublesome part. Now it is just pure trouble. The food was actually good, great portions and cheap. Margaritas always good and a fun staff and crowd. Now the staff is lazy and it feels as if you are actually bothering them by simply placing an order(obviously some more than others. The old school staff is still fun and good. It’s more the newer employee’s. Particularly the really fat/ugly hostess who simply sits and eats all the time. Sorry to be judgemental about looks and typically I wouldn’t be, but it’s because she is supposed to be serving people food and just looking at her takes away anyone’s appetite. This is why the crowd has gotten increasingly worse as well as no manager aside from security guards who try to act like management. Over the last week there have been two more fights. Someone was brought out on a stretcher last Thursday and tonight police had to show up for another two fights. One supposedly with an employee. I actually miss the good old days of East LA and while it was trouble it was fun! Now it is just trouble, miserable, and dangerous quite honestly.[/quote]

  8. plywood says:

    Why yes, I remember years ago, one night in particular when things got out of hand…………

    (video enabled by admin)

Leave a Reply