Vandals breaking car windows

9/25/2007 Update:

Last Friday morning, three more vehicles had their windows smashed, this time on Sinatra Drive, southwest side of the skate park. With all that shrubbery, shadows and lack of residences, it makes it much easier for delinquent vandals to wreak havoc. 411’s recommendation: Don’t park in this area. Whether it’s Drunk Drivers, Sleepy Kids, or vandals, your outlook is bleak in this stretch of Hoboken.

Can anyone come up with a nickname for this area?

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9/14/2007:
2:30am Update: FOUR cars vandalized between 5th and 8th Streets. The damage was broken windshields. These were cars on the EAST side of the street.

2:19am:
Overheard on the live police scanner, a woman walking her dog at Stevens Park (near 4th & Hudson St.) reported that a group of individuals had broken some car windows in the area.

The group is now long gone, and police are investigating to find the damaged vehicles.

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30 Comments on "Vandals breaking car windows"


strand tramp
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strand tramp
9 years 2 days ago

i am of the opinion that there has been a purposeful prioritization policy by the HPD. what i mean by this is that the i believe the HPD has staged the equivilant of a “work slow down”. i believe this has happened because the HPD has had conflicts directly with the Mayor regarding hires and promotions at the Fire dept at the possible expense of the HPD, and that they have been without a contract for an extensive length of time. also, there seem to currently be an inordinate number of lawsuits filed by HPD officers against the HPD. this “work slow down” has resulted, in the words of the Police Union Rep who spoke at the city council meeting last week, in “a significant increase in crime” in Hoboken. my own observations suggest an obvious decrease in police presence on the streets of Hoboken. i hate to think that the HPD would let public safety take a back seat to labor disputes, but the timeliness of his appearance, and public statements by the PD union leader regarding the hiring of additional Officers and objecting to the Mayor’s proposed hiring of class 2 (non-union) officers makes me wonder if this could really be just a coincidence?

thebinatwork2
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9 years 2 days ago

Totally agree there should be more foot patrols in this tiny town. The cars speeding by don’t accomplish the same level of deterrence.

grande200
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grande200
9 years 2 days ago

I’ve had my car broken into twice. Both times near 2nd and Clinton. Rarely do you see police officers walking beyond Washington. I do agree we need more police presence (walking the streets) outside of Washington. What you do see are cars being ticketed all over the place. With the amount of revenue they bring in from parking tickets I’m sure the city can afford a few more cops patrolling the streets. The first time HPD took a police report and didn’t finger print. I’m sure if it was one of theres, it would be a different store. It’s unfortunate that cars are broken in to in this city on a daily basis. The police really need to patrol more frequently.

willowres
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willowres
9 years 8 days ago

[quote comment=”43508″]Does anyone know of any other break-ins ? Last Saturday my cousins car got broken into on 8th and Garden.[/quote]

All the car mirrors were vandalized the same night on 8th & Willow. Must have been the same people

hobrocker
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hobrocker
9 years 11 days ago

Regarding the glass at Bloomfield & Newark. I saw the car with the broken window on my way to work on Thursday (or was it Wednesday?) – obviously a break-in.

The car was illegally parked inches from the intersection. Perhaps it was a disgruntled 411 reader? 🙂

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