Hoboken Police & Fire Blotter: 9/28/2011

Hoboken crime and fire action: September 28, 2011

An ongoing list of various noteworthy incidents, crimes and fire-calls throughout the day for Wednesday, September 28, 2011. This post may be updated and “bumped” periodically.

  • 1:15am (9/29/2011): Prissy Bartender
    HPD en route to McSwiggan’s at 1st & Bloomfield – to manage a “group of 5” who the bartender called the cops on. After getting his ego stroked all night, he threw a hissy-fit when one of the hotties touched the bar tap. What a tight-wad!
    Update: Apparently, tight-wad bartender or not – these “ladies” were a bit confrontational and overly intoxicated. One was nearly arrested. I’d call this whole dopey situation a wash. 411 Note: If you want to get “sloshed,” it’s best to do in the privacy of your own home!
  • 9:45pm: Meow / Vroom!
    A resident phoned HPD saying “A cat ran into the engine” of their car near 12th & Bloomfield. One, that sucks. Two, what is that cat doing out so late? Past it’s bedtime! Three, will the cat be able to afford the bill from the city?
  • 6:55pm: Drunk homeless passed out in street
    More city resources getting soaked up with yet another very intoxicated man passed out in the street downtown near the CVS. Hoboken EMS en route.
  • 6:45pm: Car accident
    3rd & Willow – two cars crash into one another near HUMC Hospital. No injuries reported. What is it with the karma of that place?

More updates to come…

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32 Comments on "Hoboken Police & Fire Blotter: 9/28/2011"

kooky kat
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You know, I used to work at a bar for 5-6 years – and I NEVER once called the police, I was told by my boss that was a LAST RESULT, like if someone is robbing us! Doesn’t that count as an “occurance” and you only get so many before the PD starts giving you tickets?

I don’t go to McSwiggans, and I don’t know that bartender, but he sounds like kind of a pussy. I have had tons of shit go down when I was bartending (working alone or with others) and doesn’t sound like something I couldn’t have handeled on my own without calling the police.

Are they in good with the police? Isn’t that the building with the mysterious fire??

mooshu
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mooshu

Not all men are like your husband, dear. You do realize that if the bartender put his hands on any of those chicks, they would have cried “harassment”, right?

No, obviously not.[quote comment=”211200″]You know, I used to work at a bar for 5-6 years – and I NEVER once called the police, I was told by my boss that was a LAST RESULT, like if someone is robbing us! Doesn’t that count as an “occurance” and you only get so many before the PD starts giving you tickets?I don’t go to McSwiggans, and I don’t know that bartender, but he sounds like kind of a pussy. I have had tons of shit go down when I was bartending (working alone or with others) and doesn’t sound like something I couldn’t have handeled on my own without calling the police.Are they in good with the police? Isn’t that the building with the mysterious fire??[/quote]

briank
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briank

My question is not whether the bartender overreacted but why didn’t McSwiggan’s have a bouncer to expel the ladies onto the street? Since when are my tax dollars used for crowd control at private establishments? The bars in town already get recycling and trash hauling (find me another town that allows commercial food properties to put their food trash right out on a highly trafficked public sidewalk fr municipal pick up). The bars get the $hit Fest known as St Patricks parade- a giveaway to bar owners if I ever saw one. When is the town going to get a prosecutor who will put these idiot drunks I read about to work doug community service cleaning up the bottles trash and puke left behind by their drinking colleagues? Prosecute them, put them in orange vests with a garbage can and send them out on Saturday and Sunday mornings with a sign on their back that says “violator” or something to that effect.

Stella
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Stella

I agree, why aren’t commercial businesses charged for their garbage pickup?
Idiot drunks are the patrons McSwiggans seems to want. And yes there must be some deal as the police never seem to write up all the noise complaints about this place.[quote comment=”211198″]My question is not whether the bartender overreacted but why didn’t McSwiggan’s have a bouncer to expel the ladies onto the street? Since when are my tax dollars used for crowd control at private establishments? The bars in town already get recycling and trash hauling (find me another town that allows commercial food properties to put their food trash right out on a highly trafficked public sidewalk fr municipal pick up). The bars get the $hit Fest known as St Patricks parade- a giveaway to bar owners if I ever saw one. When is the town going to get a prosecutor who will put these idiot drunks I read about to work doug community service cleaning up the bottles trash and puke left behind by their drinking colleagues? Prosecute them, put them in orange vests with a garbage can and send them out on Saturday and Sunday mornings with a sign on their back that says “violator” or something to that effect.[/quote]

lucarelj
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lucarelj

I’m not sure if most bars use bouncers other than on weekends honestly. It was a Wednesday night, not Friday or Saturday. I’ve never worked in a bar, so I don’t know how it is across the board, but I’d think the Thursday through Saturday shifts are when they’re all going to have doormen/bouncers.[quote comment=”211198″]My question is not whether the bartender overreacted but why didn’t McSwiggan’s have a bouncer to expel the ladies onto the street? Since when are my tax dollars used for crowd control at private establishments? The bars in town already get recycling and trash hauling (find me another town that allows commercial food properties to put their food trash right out on a highly trafficked public sidewalk fr municipal pick up). The bars get the $hit Fest known as St Patricks parade- a giveaway to bar owners if I ever saw one. When is the town going to get a prosecutor who will put these idiot drunks I read about to work doug community service cleaning up the bottles trash and puke left behind by their drinking colleagues? Prosecute them, put them in orange vests with a garbage can and send them out on Saturday and Sunday mornings with a sign on their back that says “violator” or something to that effect.[/quote]

lucarelj
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lucarelj

Funny update on the five tinkerbells! So apparently, they all waltz in, hammered at 1am. Sit there, trying to flirt with the the aforementioned Brendan. He has other customers to tend to. He bounces back and forth they keep sitting there, not ordering. He asks them again if they want anything. Then he goes to serve someone else. And the simple “putting their hands on his taps” was actually reaching over and pushing all 6-8 taps forward so beer is just pouring out of all of them. He comes back, pushes them back, they wait till he walks away again and they do it again, he tells them they have to leave, they wont and start trying to push the taps open in front of him, so he is fed up, calls the cops. End of story! So the uppity drunk teachers thought they could bat their bloodshot eyes and get away with anything. I feel bad for the students they had to teach yesterday morning…and every day after that.

mooshu
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mooshu

While I despise the name Brendan, he couldn’t have called the police any faster on 5 annoying chicks (desperation is the worst of all scents) who clearly believe they’re hotter than they actually are. Way to go! [quote comment=”211185″]Funny update on the five tinkerbells! So apparently, they all waltz in, hammered at 1am. Sit there, trying to flirt with the the aforementioned Brendan. He has other customers to tend to. He bounces back and forth they keep sitting there, not ordering. He asks them again if they want anything. Then he goes to serve someone else. And the simple “putting their hands on his taps” was actually reaching over and pushing all 6-8 taps forward so beer is just pouring out of all of them. He comes back, pushes them back, they wait till he walks away again and they do it again, he tells them they have to leave, they wont and start trying to push the taps open in front of him, so he is fed up, calls the cops. End of story! So the uppity drunk teachers thought they could bat their bloodshot eyes and get away with anything. I feel bad for the students they had to teach yesterday morning…and every day after that.[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

LUCERAL J QUESTION ARE THESE BIMBOS FROM OUT OF TOWN AND DO YOU THINK THERE POA WILL SUSPEND THEM??[quote comment=”211185″]Funny update on the five tinkerbells! So apparently, they all waltz in, hammered at 1am. Sit there, trying to flirt with the the aforementioned Brendan. He has other customers to tend to. He bounces back and forth they keep sitting there, not ordering. He asks them again if they want anything. Then he goes to serve someone else. And the simple “putting their hands on his taps” was actually reaching over and pushing all 6-8 taps forward so beer is just pouring out of all of them. He comes back, pushes them back, they wait till he walks away again and they do it again, he tells them they have to leave, they wont and start trying to push the taps open in front of him, so he is fed up, calls the cops. End of story! So the uppity drunk teachers thought they could bat their bloodshot eyes and get away with anything. I feel bad for the students they had to teach yesterday morning…and every day after that.[/quote]

HansBrix
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HansBrix

Kinda OT, but since Fabians was the first Hoboken bar I ever stepped foot in (we were newcomers and used a modified eenie meenie miney moe selection technique) I googled around and found this NYT article circa 1991…

“Stefan Fabian, is one of those owners. He opened Fabian’s Hoboken Brauhaus in 1946, when the bars were smoky, rugged places, Hoboken belonged to the longshoremen and the city was nicknamed “the Barbary Coast.” Now, his bar is subtitled “a Gathering Place of the Arts,” his crowd is writers and musicians and his idea of a successful night is one without a problem.

And indeed we spoke to some guy there who ran some theater company that did Shakespeare…in the nude.

“I watch, I make sure everyone coming in is O.K.,” he said, standing outside his corner bar at 1:30 on a Saturday morning. He admits that he was closed down twice five years ago for having clients who were too drunk. The experience cured him of the desire for customers at any price. Besides, these days, he can be choosy. ‘Keeps Getting Trendy'”

nytimes.com/1991/11/29/nyregion/fli...ken.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

willlowed
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willlowed

Place is staffed by homophobes and that’s why I haven’t been there in nearly a year. I saw a show by one of the bouncers that made my skin crawl. It’s 2011 and this isn’t Kentucky. Shame on that whole place.

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