Hoboken Police catch car thief in act

Hoboken car thief was also registered sex offender

I’m sure like most of you have seen, Hoboken411 quietly tests and introduces new features from time to time. I usually don’t announce them, as I expect them to be intuitive and easy to use.

However, this new menu bar recently implemented (mainly for Facebook/Twitter sharing) also has a great hidden feature as well!

Just highlight any text – and a search box pops up. You can watch videos, see photos, etc. In this case, I highlighted “Charles Beavers of Newark, NJ,” and found that he was a registered sex offender as well! See video below for a demonstration.

Great job once again, Hoboken P.D.!

Car thieves target Hoboken for a reason

Great Job by Hoboken P.D. in nabbing car thief

As a follow-up to the exclusive Hoboken411 report about how Hoboken Police successfully busted a car thief in the act yesterday morning. What he said will make you wonder why our Police Department is being scaled back…

On Wednesday May 18, 2011 at approximately 7:21am Police Officers Arturo Gonzalez and Danilo Cabrera were dispatched to the area of Observer & Park Ave. on the report of a male attempting to steal a motor vehicle.

This was being reported, via cell phone, by the owner of the vehicle. Upon officers arrival they noticed the vehicle crashed into a guard rail and an individual fleeing on Vezzetti Way while another male was pointing and stating ” That’s him’. Officer Gonzalez ordered the individual (Later identified as a 47 year old male named Charles Beavers of Newark N.J.) to stop and drop to the ground. He continued to run and when Officer Gonzalez caught up to him and grabbed his coat, Mr. Beavers turned around and attempted to knock Officer Gonzalez to the ground by thrusting his head and shoulders into to him (Spear Head). Officer Gonzalez utilized Beavers momentum to bring him to the ground and a struggle ensued for some time until back up officers arrived on scene to help subdue Mr. Beavers.

Beavers continued to resist arrest by interlocking his hands under his body while yelling “I can’t go back, don’t do this to me!’ (meaning, going “back to jail”) After finally subduing Mr. Beavers he was found to be in possession of 2 screwdrivers and a 9 inch folding knife. In addition to the damage caused to the vehicle by Mr. Beavers crashing it, the vent window was smashed to gain access and another screwdriver was found inside, which was utilized to damage the ignition and start the vehicle.

Mr. Beavers was subsequently interviewed by Detective Steven Kranz, who inquired as to how and why Mr. Beavers traveled all the way from Newark to Hoboken.

Mr. Beavers responded by saying We look for this. The people are wealthy here and there are a lot of people drinking and make it easy for a Robbery. They have nice cars to take also and there’s a lot of ways to get out of town.”

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Charles Beavers was charged with the following:

  • Burglary
  • Possession of Weapons for Unlawful Purposes
  • Unlawful Possession of Weapons
  • Prohibited Weapons and Devices
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Burglar’s Tools
  • Theft of a Motor Vehicle
  • Driving while Suspended


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So response time is 60 seconds and the perp was caught. Sounds like the police force is adequately staffed. I don’t think you can do a better job. Good work.


Charles Beavers. He isn’t related to Harry is he?


I love that his nickname was “Charlie Pooh”


if only we could stop them all…. my car was stolen recently not to be seen again


Uh oh that is where I park..