Jeep on cinder blocks

This was mentioned by a 411 reader over the past weekend. Another reader sent this picture in:

“Don’t know if this is from criminal activity or just someone abiding by the “no auto repairs” at Columbus Park rule. This was taken Sat. morn on Garden between 7th and 8th. Cops came by as did two tow trucks – not sure what happened but it was gone Sunday.”

While another reader mentioned: “stolen tires? practical joke? between BK (Bernie Kenny) and this (it’s) starting to look like a high crime neighborhood”

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strand tramp
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strand tramp

the pay does seem high. not in comparison to the job…hell i wouldn’t do it. but compared to what i hear Policemen in other cities are paid. (then again we have 2 janitors at HHS who were paid +$150k per year and drive company cars. yes. check it out.) so i agree, we should have no problem attracting policemen to our town. the real problem seems to be the INCESTUOUS nature of our department. supposedly all the officers must live in Hoboken…which might be a good idea if we needed every man in an emergency…but the real reason is to secure a power base for the chief and to reward friends/family. the bickering over promotions was going on before i got here…and DOMINATES the HPD today. these guys are suing at a rate that is beyond belief. there needs to be more police. there needs to be less politics in the HPD. i just want to see the crime rate go to zero. wow, imaging if we had a dept of NJ State Troopers. those guys must be the best trained Police Force in the country. real professionals.

tullipsandlillies
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tullipsandlillies

I read this on NJ.Com and it does make sense. I am concerned as well:

I have lived in Hoboken for the past 14 years. I am not sure what you are referring to when it comes to the Hoboken Police Department; however, why do we need more police officers? The reason why I ask is…. This last weekend I had the honors of frequenting a few local “bars” in Hoboken. I saw about 3 police cars ALL night to which two officers were in each car (six officers). If we need more police presence, why doesn’t each car have just one officer? I understand if a “problem” should erupt more than one car might have to scurry about; however, again why double each car up at such a crucial hour(s) (when bars close) shouldn’t they be individualized to maximize the amount of police presence on the street? I am sure others feel the way I do. Why does my tax dollars have to go towards more officers when the officers we have are having a grand ol’ time teaming up and “cruising” together?

MidnightRacer
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You know, I recall a story a couple of years ago about a tractor trailer being stopped by US authority along the US/Mexico border of which cargo was a set of really nice cars (classics and new sports/luxury). The con was that a buyer in the US had bought some nice toys for their collection. The reality was that inside the tires of all the cars were cocaine.

ANONMOM
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The wheels must have been very expensive with custom rims for anyone to steal them. Was the car towed before the owner came back? My husband and I walked pass the jeep while cops the cops were there. On the way back, we saw the cops had placed a note for the owner on the windshield. So perhaps the owner was the one who called a tow truck?

purple68
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purple68

Does anyone know what type of wheels this Jeep actually had?

Did it have special wheels that the owner had installed after the fact or were they the ones that the car came with from the dealer?

I apologize if I’m being really lame here, but I have no clue.

I have a Jeep though, and I’m wondering if I should be concerned or worried that this could happen to my car.

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