St. Patrick’s Parade affects Hoboken safety?
Parade mayhem too much to manage?
We already told you about the fact that the recent St. Patrick’s Parade in Hoboken had a more “violent” nature this year – and that the HPD was simply over-whelmed to effectively keep our city safe. It seems unfair to residents that the safety and security of our city is compromised because police coverage is stretched too thin.
Here’s what one resident has to say about some recent burglaries downtown.
Burglary investigations take 2nd stage to booze party?
“Our building near 1st & Madison St. in Hoboken has had three separate break-ins and robberies in the last two months. At least two, were during the day and involved the person simply prying the door knobs open. The property managers, LaBarbera Realty Inc, have not responded to these incidents and were never on scene to speak with police. In one case, when one tenant asked for a new lock on their door, they refused.
The latest incident occurred March 4th, at least three laptops were stolen among other things. While you think a 3rd incident in two months would pique the interest of police, detectives were unable to investigate because they were off duty.
The schedule was changed due to Saturday’s St. Patrick’s day parade.
I assume fingerprints and other clues will be lost. (But thank goodness they’ll be ready to prevent loud parties at 2pm in the afternoon on St. Patty’s Day?)
I am sure that residents would be concerned that there is a guy getting away with stealing resident’s property, with both police and landlords showing little concern.”
411 Note: While I cannot speak for their property management company – I don’t believe it’s fair to generalize that the “police” showed little concern. The officers and supervisors on the front line that I know care about Hoboken tremendously – and are given directives from the City Administration. If any readers feel that the safety and security of Hoboken residents was put at risk due to the unstoppable tsunami of party-goers – you might want to contact City Hall – and speak with Mayor Dawn Zimmer and Business Administrator Arch Liston.
Be sure to speak your mind. Do we need more cops? A new parade day? Just be prepared – because if you get a response – it may be boilerplate spin from her PR Czar.
Tip: Create a new email account just for the purposes of emailing city hall. Otherwise – you might get put on a mailing list without your authorization! Good luck!