Cop car stolen in Hoboken, NJ

Hoboken police car trashed after suspect drives to Jersey City

Early Saturday morning, a large melee was reported in the Hoboken Housing Projects on the western edge of town.

Both Hoboken Police and NJ Transit police were on scene trying to keep the situation under control – when it was found out that Hoboken radio car #104 had been stolen and rapidly left the city towards Jersey City. The driver with the stolen cop car crashed right outside of Hoboken, with potential head injuries (busted windshield).

The driver who stole the squad car is still apparently at-large. One of the witnesses of this incident revealed that this actor allegedly said “he’d be back to hurt someone” in the future.

Hoboken Police were on high alert last night, beefing up presence – but the neighborhood was otherwise calm. “You could hear a pin drop,” said one eyewitness.

Maybe Hoboken is a bit short-handed in the cop department?

(Thanks to residents Dan & Pat who contributed to this story.)

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12 Comments on "Cop car stolen in Hoboken, NJ"


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john14
3 years 3 months ago

Doubt more police would help with the economy falling apart at the seams. The mayor doesn’t have the guts to do what is right anyway.

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klaatu
3 years 3 months ago

Remember when someone stole a patrol car at Hoboken St. Patty’s day about 10 years ago, only to crash it half a block later?

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Frankie
3 years 3 months ago

I love Hoboken cops, but leaving the keys in the car? How many more seconds does it take? 3?

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nbm3
3 years 3 months ago

In an emergency situation every second counts[quote comment=”215419″]I love Hoboken cops, but leaving the keys in the car? How many more seconds does it take? 3?[/quote]

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briank
3 years 3 months ago

I don’t doubt that every second counts. But what happens if a foot chase turns into the police officer needing his cruiser? And it’s gone because it was stolen- by the original criminal, an accomplice, or and opportunistic criminal. [quote comment=”215442″]In an emergency situation every second counts[/quote]

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joey maxim
3 years 3 months ago

they have ht’s and are in communication with hq and anyone close by…[quote comment=”215465″]I don’t doubt that every second counts. But what happens if a foot chase turns into the police officer needing his cruiser? And it’s gone because it was stolen- by the original criminal, an accomplice, or and opportunistic criminal.[/quote]

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briank
3 years 3 months ago

This has nothing to do with staffing. You don’t leave the keys in your cruiser with the engine running. Bad move.

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The Professor
3 years 3 months ago

I’ve seen this a few times around town lately, squad car running & nobody inside. I had trouble coming up with an explanation as to why it would be left that way.

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joey maxim
3 years 3 months ago

your correct professor.. guess the driver may be punished..Did you ever leave keys in your car with the engine running? apples and oranges but all make mistakes,as well as law enforcement..thank the lord no one got hurt..[quote comment=”215433″]I’ve seen this a few times around town lately, squad car running & nobody inside. I had trouble coming up with an explanation as to why it would be left that way.[/quote]