Hoboken police and fire blotter: 1/19/2011

Hoboken crime and fire action: January 19, 2011

Hoboken Police and Fire Action Blotter 2011 Hoboken411 Wednesday 2 - Hoboken police and fire blotter: 1/19/2011

Some afternoon incidents, crimes and fire-calls throughout the day for Wednesday, January 19, 2011. This post may updated and “bumped” periodically.

  • 11:58pm: Transformer Explosions Galore!
    Several power transformers just exploded in various parts of town… near 11th and Madison – and even downtown on Hudson Street. Imagine what Hoboken will be like when (IF) they build even more buildings? Yikes!
  • 5:55pm: Corner Crash
    Near the intersection of 9th and Madison – a tractor trailer struck a parked car. The hits keep coming in Hoboken.
  • 4:00pm: Another False Alarm
    At 915 Madison Street, construction workers accidentally set off a fire alarm – and required that an entire squadron of trucks to be dispatched. There has to be a better way, no? Does Hoboken even need these central alarms?
  • 3:45pm: Wire down – no big deal
    Residents were alarmed by a “down wire” on 5th Street between Garden & Park. HPD investigates, turned out only to be a phone wire. Who uses landline phones anymore?
  • 3:30pm: Parking Utility Vehicle Accident
    Hoboken Parking Utility car with license plate MG75111 crashed into another NJ vehicle with license plate number ZFR-38P. Guess Transportation Czar Ian Sacs is (literally) driving everyone mad over there.

More updates to come…

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Thursday, January 20, 2011 1:27 am

Um, so I just scared the crap out of myself after googling “transformer explosion”… to see what it’s like. Here’s what I found (no need to thank me):


Thursday, January 20, 2011 1:23 am

Transformer explosions? Holy shite!

Our lights flickered. And that’s it, thank goodness.

Thursday, January 20, 2011 12:08 am

We saw and heard the explosion, looked like fireworks in the sky, very bright. But we didn’t lose power.

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