Hoboken police and fire blotter: 2/16/2011
Hoboken crime and fire action: February 16, 2011
Some afternoon incidents, crimes and fire-calls throughout the day for Wednesday, February 16, 2011. This post may get updated and “bumped” periodically.
- 2:20am: Hudson Bagels Robbed
A man walked into Bagels on the Hudson (which is a 24 hour establishment) – and stole merchandise (cigarettes) and money from the cash register. Suspect is a white male, dark hair and black pants. A civilian who noticed the incident chased the actor near 7th & Garden before losing him. HPD is canvassing the area now.
- 8:45pm: HHA Water Damage
An overheating furnace at 3rd & Marshall Drive (6th Floor) set off sprinkler systems in the building – in addition, steam pipes were damaged – flooding all floors in the building. There is no present threat of fire – but major water damage and cleanup required.
- Smelly traffic nightmare downtown
At around 4am this morning – an astute Hoboken Police Officer reported “a strong smell of natural gas” coming from the area of 1st St. and Willow Ave. PSE&G arrived about an hour later to begin work. As of 8am – the intersection is closed while work takes place, causing traffic congestion due to the redirection.
More updates to come…