Hoboken Cat Burglary – with residents home!

Short-staffed Hoboken Police Dept. diminishes quality of service

A Hoboken411 reader sent this note in about an incident that happened at their apartment recently:

“I wanted to let you know about a robbery that took place at our house this past weekend. We were sleeping around midnight on Friday when the robbers threw a brick through our downstairs window. They entered the house through the window and ransacked the living room and kitchen, stealing our TV, electronics etc. We called the police in the morning when we found the damage and they came right over.

They found fingerprints but weren’t able to “lift them” because they aren’t part of the Detective’s Bureau. They told us they won’t be able to send Detectives until Monday, at the earliest, due to a decrease in funding. Apparently, due to this lack of funding, the force is short a lot of officers who would normally be patrolling the streets and responding to emergencies. We feel very violated and unsafe and think that it is unreasonable to have to wait more than 48 hours for a detective to come and retrieve the evidence.

Maybe Mayor Zimmer should consider re-allocating some funds and better staffing our Police force and Detective’s Bureau?”

More evidence about the increase in crime and declining quality of life in Hoboken.

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7 Comments on "Hoboken Cat Burglary – with residents home!"

animal_lover
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animal_lover

Oh come on suck it up– NJ tax payers want parks as a priority. It is proofed out both at the Local and National level.

homeworld
Member

“They found fingerprints but weren’t able to “lift them” because they aren’t part of the Detective’s Bureau. They told us they won’t be able to send Detectives until Monday, at the earliest, due to a decrease in funding.”

My friends’ apartment was broken into back in 2004 and the police didn’t dust for finger prints either, because they said they were short staffed. So that’s nothing new.

We just installed an alarm system in my apartment last weekend.

Stabone130
Member

Someone throws a brick through your window and you’re not woken up?

cmboken
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cmboken

I agree stabone130. You don’t wake up after a brick is thrown threw the window. Must be the biggest place in Hoboken. Very fishy story. Maybe they just needed money and scammed the insurance.[quote comment=”205669″]Someone throws a brick through your window and you’re not woken up?[/quote]

hobokenj
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hobokenj

Maybe we do or don’t need more cops. That can be debated but these leaps we take in why we think we need them is just wrong.

Is there any evidence crime has increased or just that H411 is posting them when they happen now?

They state that the decrease in police force is stopping them from responding to emergencies, but in paragraph one they state when they called the cops, they came right away??? So which is it?

More patrols would not stop this crime. Look right, look left….do you see a cop patrolling….No…throw brick….yes wait until he goes around corner then throw brick.

As far as a day wait to have a detective come for simple robbery does not seem excessively long. If this was a murder and you were told that I could see the argument, but not for a stolen TV.

trueblue11
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trueblue11

excellent post. nuff said.[quote comment=”205665″]Maybe we do or don’t need more cops. That can be debated but these leaps we take in why we think we need them is just wrong.Is there any evidence crime has increased or just that H411 is posting them when they happen now? They state that the decrease in police force is stopping them from responding to emergencies, but in paragraph one they state when they called the cops, they came right away??? So which is it?More patrols would not stop this crime. Look right, look left….do you see a cop patrolling….No…throw brick….yes wait until he goes around corner then throw brick.As far as a day wait to have a detective come for simple robbery does not seem excessively long. If this was a murder and you were told that I could see the argument, but not for a stolen TV.[/quote]

heelfan211
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heelfan211

Are you kidding me?

So your telling me if you had a 21 or so yr old daughter living with a couple of her friends and her place was broken into you wouldn’t be livid? you wouldn’t demand for a detective to be there?

What if the idiot robber came back the next night and did something worse?

That is ridic they have to wait that long for a detective.

We as residents have the right to feel safe in our community.

[quote comment=”205666″]excellent post. nuff said.

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