Hoboken police and fire blotter: 3/18/2011
Hoboken crime and fire action: March 18, 2011
An ongoing list of various noteworthy incidents, crimes and fire-calls throughout the day for Friday, March 18, 2011. This post may be updated and “bumped” periodically.
- 4:40pm – Careless cooking
Burnt food in the oven at a first floor apartment at 460 8th Street sent fire engines racing through the streets of Hoboken. “Carelessness” should be a line item in the city budget.
- 2:04pm – Fire investigation
A call came in via 911 reporting “heavy smoke conditions on the 2nd floor” of 255 4th Street. HFD arrived to find no conditions matching that description. Roads blocked off in the area while they continue the investigation.
- 1:10pm – Vehicular Pursuit – a woman!
A Hoboken squad car attempted to pull over a Honda Accord for reckless driving (partial NJ lic. plate JBB-???) But the car refused to stop and a brief pursuit began south of 4th Street. At one point, the (white female, short blonde hair) drove on the sidewalk on Harrison St. for two blocks! Police supervisors then ordered the pursuit to stop due to the dangerous nature of the chase.
- 2:20am – Armed Robbery
On 3rd Street between Park & Willow, two black men, dressed in all black and with black ski masks both showed handguns when they robbed a male pedestrian. They’re described as “one shorter and stockier than the other” and made off with a set of keys, cell phone and money clip with over $400 in cash. Their whereabouts is unknown at the moment. They fled south west. The only establishment with possible video is Prime Time convenience at 305 Willow – who said a customer matching the “short & stocky” description purchased (surprisingly not robbed) something from the store around the time of the robbery. Video will not be accessible until after 8am in the morning.
- 12:50am – Super Bon Bon
Reports of some kind of unauthorized bon fire in the backyard of 94 Clinton Street. HFD and HPD en route.
- 12:46am – Piss Drunk – Literally
Hoboken Police issue summons for urinating in public at 258 1st Street.
- 12:35am – Disruptive drunks
In separate incidents – “man giving bouncer hard time at Bahama Mama’s and two drunks on the stoop at 813 Park “they don’t live in the building…” and finally – 10th and Hudson “group of idiots jumping on parked cars…”
- 12:00am – Car accident with injuries
Surprisingly – Hoboken was very quiet during the genuine (not phony) St. Patrick’s Day. Coincidentally the first major incident takes place the minute the clock strikes midnight. Many residents called in the accident which involved two moving vehicles ZFA-??? and PYV-63V as well as two parked cars.
More updates to come…