Busy day of incidents in Hoboken!

11/27/2010:

Unusually high level of sirens & activity in town

One might think that a Saturday in the middle of a holiday weekend would be quiet and incident-free.

Not the case, as the past hour or so in the Mile Square has been buzzing and howling with sirens from police and fire activity.

Duffy the perpetual drunk homeless offender

“Duffy” has to be the most prolific individual in terms of the number of hours he’s logged using up police resources in Hoboken. This homeless man has had his name said aloud on the Hoboken411 Live Police and Fire Action Channel hundreds of times, and always finds himself in the middle of some altercation, disturbing the peace incident or lewd behavior.

Today, he was spotted urinating in public in front of 106 Clinton Street. Police had a complaint signed by the witness, and were told to issue the summons to Duffy once they ran into him again. Duffy made the HPD’s job easier, by passing out a block away, and the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance picked him up for a “man down” call – and took him to the hospital, where HPD then gave him the summons.

Shoplifter fall nature hike & chase

Also in the past hour – a report of a alleged shoplifter at the Rite Aid at 13th and Willow was called in. The manager of the store suspected the man, wearing “a bubble jacket, tan cap and tan pants,” and requested that he stop – when the man ran out of the store. The brave manager phone police, then chased the suspect westbound towards the light rail tracks where he maintained visual contact. Hoboken Police then went after the suspect into the “woods” as well as the top of the 14th St. Viaduct. Hudson County Police even offered K9 units to help track the man down.

The HPD Sergeant on-duty said that wasn’t necessary, due to the petty nature of the suspected crime – and didn’t feel the use of the dogs was appropriate. They abandoned the search, and instead decided to review surveillance tapes. Hoboken Police said that the footage didn’t show the man stealing anything, but the manager had suspected this individual of stealing items in the past.

Uptown Fire Calls

Several calls have kept HFD busy this afternoon as well – with an “odor of something burning” call at 1129 Washington Street – as well as “fire alarms activated” at the YMCA at 1301 Washington Street.

Both calls were situations other than a real fire, as is the case with 99% of all Hoboken Fire Calls. Based on Hoboken411’s observations – the top three reasons the Fire Department is dispatched are:

  • Careless cooking (burnt food)
  • Construction-related (knocked sprinkler heads, dust, fumes)
  • Weather-related (water leaks, wind)

Have a nice day, Hoboken – and feel at ease, as our civil-service departments have lots of practice and remain quick to respond!

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16 Comments on "Busy day of incidents in Hoboken!"

mooshu
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mooshu

Happy holidays! 😆

mooshu
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mooshu

A comment thread about comments?

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

They were responses to me, you fool. Don’t try to be too creative Easy, it’s not working

Easy-E
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Guess what? In life, not everyone is going to like you or what you have to say.

Run along now.[quote comment=”200447″]They were responses to me, you fool. Don’t try to be too creative Easy, it’s not working[/quote]

Easy-E
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Every time I read Wiskey’s slurred posts, I get an image in my head of a puke stained, urine soaked Duffy sitting at a computer somewhere banging on a keyboard and yelling incoherently.

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

Well then don’t read them. Your continued attacks on wiskey are getting as boring as those correcting grammar and punctuation around here.[quote comment=”200432″]Every time I read Wiskey’s slurred posts, I get an image in my head of a puke stained, urine soaked Duffy sitting at a computer somewhere banging on a keyboard and yelling incoherently.[/quote]

Rise From The Ashes
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Rise From The Ashes

Your posts tend to be a stupid as Whiskey’s posts, maybe its time for you to go back to drinking your 40 oz and eating rib tips on the corner.[quote comment=”200438″]Well then don’t read them. Your continued attacks on wiskey are getting as boring as those correcting grammar and punctuation around here.

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Rise From The Ashes
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Rise From The Ashes

Thanks for being a religious follower of my posts…I will make sure that I provide you with an “I am a fan of Rise From The Ashes” baseball cap.[quote comment=”200441″]Your posts tend to be a stupid as Whiskey’s posts, maybe its time for you to go back to drinking your 40 oz and eating rib tips on the corner.

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whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

Yeah, and I”ve been reading where people are just thrilled to death with your responses too.[quote comment=”200441″]Your posts tend to be a stupid as Whiskey’s posts, maybe its time for you to go back to drinking your 40 oz and eating rib tips on the corner.

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Easy-E
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I have a solution, maybe you shouldn’t read them?

Durr[quote comment=”200443″]Yeah, and I”ve been reading where people are just thrilled to death with your responses too.

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Dperez
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Dperez

I have a solution for all of you… Get lives! 😈 [quote comment=”200444″]I have a solution, maybe you shouldn’t read them?Durr[/quote]

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

I haven’t been reading them. Others have.[quote comment=”200444″]I have a solution, maybe you shouldn’t read them?Durr

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Easy-E
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You read that one, and you’re reading this one. So I guess your advice is stupid if you can’t follow it yourself, hmmm?[quote comment=”200445″]I haven’t been reading them. Others have.

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wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

put it this way mr spock..figure how many times this perp shoplifted,,then you look up wants and warrents maybe a long sheet or nothing..the key is there is a reason for every thing. ..Razor blades and batterys are expensive..false pockets in jackets coats are used
cosmetics as well..more losses due too shoplifting cost you the consumer in raised prices each year..price a good razor blade and battery.

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