Hoboken police and fire blotter: 2/3/2011

Hoboken crime and fire action: February 3, 2011

An ongoing list of various noteworthy incidents, crimes and fire-calls throughout the day for Thursday, February 3, 2011. This post may be updated and “bumped” periodically.

  • 6:15pm: Pedestrian nearly struck – by stolen car
    In the area near the SkyClub downtown – a pedestrian was almost struck by a green 1996 Mazda truck bearing Florida license plates. HPD reported that the vehicle came back stolen from New York City.
  • 2:55pm: Woman Down
    A female slipped, fell and became injured outside of 211 12th Street. Icy conditions reported by HPD, and they requested DPW to remedy the situation. I’d reckon a summons is in order?
  • 2:45pm: Car accident
    420 Washington Street. Two cars collide and damage each other.
  • 2:30pm: More Road Blocks
    Another tractor stuck in Hoboken – this time near 4th and Washington. An ongoing issue in town – but our city focuses more on bicycles!
  • All day: Misc. Winter Headaches
    A day or two ago, a city vehicle trashed the fence over at the Elysian Park dog run. Most regular park-dwellers think it will remain this way for quite a while. Also – did the city get the memo today? It’s way below freezing – and the public pathways at this park were solid sheets of ice. One lady slipped and fell – but kept on going. Lawsuit waiting to happen!

  • 11:30am: Stolen van spotted
    A Hoboken resident had reported his van stolen yesterday – and spotted it today near 13th and Adams. HPD was notified – and the suspects were apparently caught over the bridge by Weehawken PD.
  • 2:00am: More trucks clogging Hoboken side streets
    In the early, AM – yet another tractor trailer got stuck on Hoboken’s narrow streets – this time at 4th and Park. Hoboken411 reader James sent in this photo – and had a logical explanation – because truck drivers use GPS units that tell them to turn onto Park from Observer – without realizing it’s not a straight thoroughfare. Therefore – it makes 100% sense to install two large signs there that say the following: “NO TRUCKS – YOU WILL GET STUCK!” (or something to that effect.) We’ll see if the administration is up to this ever-so challenging task.

More updates to come…

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there are also posted signs on Park saying No Trucks – the street is narrow and every time I see one trying to go down it, I’m almost sure it nicks a side mirror or two…


At 1 time the boxes that the semis pulled were at the most 40 ft and they were hard to move around any cities streets. Now they are 50/53 ft long with the tractors that pull them are longer with the bungalos that have behind the cab the just can not move around any city. And hoboken streets are narrow and the corners are tighter then most. The only answer is ticket with a heavy fine.[quote comment=”202935″]there are also posted signs on Park saying No Trucks – the street is narrow and every time I see one trying to go down it, I’m almost sure it nicks a side mirror or two…[/quote]