Street crimes & drunks
The latest report of various crime incidents in Hoboken, NJ…
Hoboken Police Blotter report 10/26/2010
In two separate incidents, what appears to be the same group of three Hispanic street-thugs terrorized law-abiding citizens around town this month.
Just after midnight on Sunday Morning October 24, at 8th and Monroe (you know – a block from that Juliana Luxury Apartment Complex) a Jersey City man was hit in the face by one of three Hispanic men believed to be in their late 20’s. All wearing white “hoodies,” the men attempted to steal the victims wallet – but were unsuccessful and ran northbound on Monroe (probably towards the NJ Light Rail station at 9th Street.)
A similar incident took place on Sunday morning, October 10th – also after midnight. A Hoboken resident was approached by three Hispanic males who threatened to shoot the victim. Although they never produced a weapon, they searched the victims pockets and stole a cell phone, debit card and $80 bucks in cash. Again, the actors ran north towards 9th Street – but this time got into a “getaway vehicle,” described as a white van or SUV.
On Tuesday, October 21st – a Hoboken police officer noticed a male (Juan Gonzalez of Hoboken, NJ) in the back parking lot of Malibu Diner talking to employees about the bicycle he had on his person “was for sale.” The officer immediately recognized Gonzalez as a known burglary suspect – who had four warrants out for his arrest for theft of movable property.
The officer approached Gonzalez and asked for credentials – at which time the suspect became aggressive and fled the scene in order to avoid arrest. Officers were able to apprehend Gonzalez at 13th and Willow Avenue – but not after much resistance. Once handcuffed – Gonzalez began “cooperating” with officers. (411: Guess he had no other choice).
He had the following outstanding warrants (with total bail amounts of $80,000!)
- Theft from The Turtle Club on August 17, 2010
- Theft from parking garage at 1313 Park Ave on July 17, 2010
- Another two thefts from the parking garage at 1313 Park Ave on August 7, 2010
- A possible warrant from Boston, MA
The investigation is still ongoing in this case…
The “witching happy hour” in Hoboken is typically between midnight and the hour or two after bars close. In this instance, at approximately 3am on Saturday, October 23rd – Hoboken Police officers responded to the area of 5th and Washington on reports of a “large fight.”
Guys, girls, egos, and booze were the likely ingredients in this “recipe for stupid pie,” and four men sustained minor cuts and bruises as a result. Two men were Hoboken residents, one was from North Plainfield, and the other from North Brunswick. They were all in their mid-20’s.
Various assault and harassment charges and counter-charges were filed. No doubt plenty of Twitter and Facebook action documenting this “retarded and avoidable moment in Hoboken History” took place. Way to leave a mark in this world, guys!
Here’s a good case for “designated baby sitters” in Hoboken. When I say that, I mean like a designated driver – someone in your group should always be the sensible one when you go out drinking.
A couple who lives near 6th and Garden Streets went out on the town on Sunday, October 24th and came home to quickly pass out (probably after making love to a few slices of 7 Stars Pizza). When the girl woke up around 4:30am Monday morning, she noticed the living room door was ajar.
The girl (in her early 20’s) woke the boyfriend up and he suspected that one of the other two roommates must have left the door open – and the noticed that an iPod and Docking Station had gone missing. The other roommates, who were also home – knew nothing about the missing gadgetry.
Imagine what else happens when you black out from excessive alcohol consumption?