Hoboken police and fire blotter: 4/28/2011

Hoboken crime and fire action: April 28, 2011

  • 11:26pm: Noise complaint turns ugly
    A woman complaining about noise from a neighbor at 13th & Park Ave., is now apparently pissing the noisy guy off – as she phoned HPD to say he’s violently kicking her door.
  • 10:50pm: Car theft in progress
    Reports of an individual trying to gain access to a white van parked in the lot behind 720 Monroe Street.


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11 Comments on "Hoboken police and fire blotter: 4/28/2011"

Bonnie
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Bonnie

hobokenj: You made a distinction, and I was wrong in my interpretation of your original comment. Though this Police Blotter seems like a new daily feature, I think we can give Hoboken411 credit for reporting a vast majority of these crimes in the past few years through Twitter or in the semi-weekly Police Blotters. I really do believe there is more crime out there at present than there was in the past five years.

If you are honestly looking for accurate statistics that serve *you*, that is a research project you will have to tackle yourself. The trouble is the classification of the crimes and their reporting. Also, what do the stats not show you, such as: are the victims neighbors of the perps, old ladies, random victims, out-of-towners, male/female, with or without dogs, etc.? There is so much the stats will not disclose, so be your own research assistant. You seem to have eyes and ears, and read 411 so you are ahead of the curve.

hobokenj
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hobokenj
Bonnie I am not stubborn and think i know or have the answers. I respect yours and everyone else’s opinion and insight on what is best for Hoboken. I play devils advocate here because with a blog I tend to see people draw conclusions based on partial data and with emotion. I will agree based on H411 coverage there seems to be a trend of higher crime. While I respect Perry and know he is fair and honest in his reporting I believe we need to look at all the stats, data, and thoughts from everyone who has the ability to decide what to do. While i have little faith in our mayor her input along with the council and chief of police all has to be listened to. We all know that many have hidden agendas and biased opinions. That is why I ask the questions when one source says we need more or less cops or that crime has increased or decreased. While PR and spin can make one believe one side or the other its hard to know what is the truth. For me if crime has increased is police numbers to blame or economy and would more police have an effect?? Todays robbery in my opinion wouldn’t have been prevented by more cops walking a beat. Once a perp gains access to a multiple dwelling (ring ten bells say he is UPS and some one buzzes him in) no cop can see the perp in a… Read more »
LobstaGirl
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LobstaGirl

Maybe the Police force, City Hall and all NJ State Agencies should look into this to hold everyone accoutable for their whereabouts while working. Hate to say it but Society has gotten to a point where this is needed in today’s “lazy” society.

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-558597...-Brother-style-tracking-scheme.html

LobstaGirl
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LobstaGirl

Phewwwwww, for a minute I thought someone was going to say that Police Officers on Foot Patrol would deter any of this Criminal Activity……

Angry Bird
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Angry Bird

The afternoon Police Blotter in Hoboken is becoming really interesting to follow lately (muggings in broad daylight! & many home invasions and robberies!!) – but that’s not necessarily a good thing. Thanks Hoboken411 for publishing updates so we know what’s really going on out there.

Bonnie
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Bonnie

There’s been a noticeable increase in crime since the Mayor cut down the size of the HPD. Since the Administration continues to support this HUGE MISTAKE they made, I suggest people look into home alarms to protect themselves. An ADT salesperson I met with last week said they can do a wireless alarm on a few windows and doors for just over $330 + the monthly fee. If even 1 out of 5 homes had an alarm, potential invaders would think twice. As indivuduals we shouldn’t be as stupid as the people who are “leading us.”[quote comment=”206346”]The afternoon Police Blotter in Hoboken is becoming really interesting to follow lately (muggings in broad daylight! & many home invasions and robberies!!) – but that’s not necessarily a good thing. Thanks Hoboken411 for publishing updates so we know what’s really going on out there.[/quote]

hobokenj
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hobokenj
Has there been an uptick in crime or uptick in media covering the crimes? I am not saying I know, but I haven’t seen any stats to show an uptick. I also would point out that the police seemed to be on the scene asap and had someone in custody right away. Turns out was not the right person, but for a depleted police force they sure as hell did an amazing job from what I can tell. Any while I do not like our current administration Zimmer didn’t cut the police force, the force had a large number of cops retire so they would could avoid any changes by local or state to their lucrative pensions. This has happened all across the state. Some towns have had to take out loans to pay the millions in benefits to the retires who have milked the system for every dollar. [quote comment=”206347″]There’s been a noticeable increase in crime since the Mayor cut down the size of the HPD. Since the Administration continues to support this HUGE MISTAKE they made, I suggest people look into home alarms to protect themselves. An ADT salesperson I met with last week said they can do a wireless alarm on a few windows and doors for just over $330 + the monthly fee. If even 1 out of 5 homes had an alarm, potential invaders would think twice. As indivuduals we shouldn’t be as stupid as the people who are “leading us.”[/quote]
Bonnie
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Bonnie

No offense but that seems to be the rote respose lately – to simply ask “where are the stats” and point a finger at the media for providing accurate information. Statistics seem ironclad – but they rarely are. Do you even realize how many soft factors affect these stats you rely on? Instead just open your eyes – has there been actual violent crime in your neighborhood lately that you can verify? Well, if so, you should be concerned, period. In my neighborhood there have been three home invasions in the past few weeks that I DO know of – that’s quite a bit. When I purchased my property three years ago I researched crime and it did not come close to this. So I am declaring an observational increase!

I suggest that you don’t hold your breath and keep your doors unlocked while waiting for accurate information from City Hall, to prove that Hoboken is as safe as it ever was…

hobokenj
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hobokenj
Bionnie I never said that the media is to blame for reporting this . I am very happy h411 does. Just saying the police and fire blotter is a new feature. If this feature was here last year would we be ereading the same kind of crimes and with the same frequency? I dont know the answer to that and in thats why i ask for stats. That will tell me if the number of reported burglaries reported has increased from 2009 to 2010 to 2011 etc. [quote comment=”206356″]No offense but that seems to be the rote respose lately – to simply ask “where are the stats” and point a finger at the media for providing accurate information. Statistics seem ironclad – but they rarely are. Do you even realize how many soft factors affect these stats you rely on? Instead just open your eyes – has there been actual violent crime in your neighborhood lately that you can verify? Well, if so, you should be concerned, period. In my neighborhood there have been three home invasions in the past few weeks that I DO know of – that’s quite a bit. When I purchased my property three years ago I researched crime and it did not come close to this. So I am declaring an observational increase!I suggest that you don’t hold your breath and keep your doors unlocked while waiting for accurate information from City Hall, to prove that Hoboken is as safe as it ever was…[/quote]
hobokenj
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hobokenj
Isnt the town required to supply the state with all reported crimes and that goes to FBI who compiles stats? Can those be manipulated? I know not all are reported and not all are classified correctly so you can skew the figures a bit but shouldnt they be pretty reliable? As you pointed out there used to be a high number of crimes in the “Hoboken Crime Superhighway” but now you see them in more in upscale areas of town. So my question is have they decreased in “Hoboken Crime Superhighway” and increased in other areas. That would indicate crime is the same but has shifted location. Again I am asking the question not stating a fact. If it is more in both areas of town than I would be wrong and crime is increasing. Igfg it is why hasnt our Police Chief shown the hard stats to back this up and bury dawn with them?? [quote comment=”206354″]I’ve been monitoring the crime & fire in Hoboken longer than many residents have even lived here – and definitely longer than any other Hoboken media source. And what I can tell you from first-hand experience, is that there is definitely an uptick over the past five years.Stats and figures can be manipulated to suit various agendas (just look at how Zimmer used a crappy audit to force police cutbacks as a prime example).What I’m seeing is more home burglaries and street robberies/assaults. And more noticeable is WHERE these events are taking place… Read more »
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