Hoboken Police & Fire Blotter: 7/18/2011

Hoboken crime and fire action: July 18, 2011

Hoboken Police and Fire Action Blotter 2011 Hoboken411 Monday under twenty

Various noteworthy incidents, crimes and fire-calls for July 18, 2011. This post may be updated and “bumped” periodically.

  • 11:30pm: Cannot drive straight
    A man driving near 5th & Sinatra couldn’t stay on the road, and struck a parked car. Tow truck and Hoboken EMS en route.Holy crap! People should cherish their driving privileges!
  • 9:15pm: Pedestrian struck by auto
    608 Hudson St., “pedestrian hit by car,” but no ambulance required. Hoboken was recently named 2nd safest pedestrian city in the country. Who’d you have to pay off to get that bogus label?
    9:30pm Update: The incident actually took place at 11th & Hudson – and involved a cyclist and a driver turning right. The rider phoned PD when he got home.
  • 8:50pm: Unconscious male
    Reports of a passed out man at 1st & Washington St.. A run of the mill town drunk, that’s all. Nothing to see here, move along.
  • 8:00pm: More accidents at confusing traffic lights.
    A two-car collision at 14th & Hudson, no injuries. However, this intersection definitely goes against the grain. Drivers get confused by the two lanes on the northbound side. It makes no sense to have the right lane go straight & right, and the left lane “left turn only.” Every single day I see near collisions because drivers are used to going straight in the left lane. Make the right lane RIGHT TURN ONLY, and the accidents will stop here. But then again, we’re dealing with self-obsessed folks at city hall, so don’t expect action until someone dies.
    dumb hoboken intersection 14th and Hudson
  • 7:05pm: More car accidents
    This time near Paterson & Marshall (by the SkyClub). It’s a war zone out there!
  • 6:30pm: Male exposing himself
    Police responded to reports of a person who regularly exposes himself in an apartment window near 9th & Washington Streets. This apparently has happened many times in the past, and the alleged actor was not home. Jeez, don’t we have more important things to address, like burglaries and street assaults?
  • 6:00pm: Domestic Dispute
    Passionate, often angry battles happen all the time between couples in Hoboken – it’s essentially part of life. But an interesting dispute between an ex-husband and ex-wife (and her boyfriend) in a building near 1st & Monroe tonight. HPD was told to “exercise caution” because the ex-hubby was 300+ lbs and 6′ 2″. This man allegedly struck the woman, threatened to kill the boyfriend (and stole his laptop). Apparently this has happened before – since the wife said her ex often would flee to the roof and jump onto the balcony to escape. Police are looking for a giant white man wearing a blue polo tucked into khaki pants. You always want the big guy on your side.
  • 11:00am: Fender Bender
    Over at Observer & Willow – a minor three-car fender bender, no major reported injuries, but Hoboken EMS still “checked out” one driver. Two tow trucks were required. How is this even possible? There’s a traffic light here! Must be one of those people with the “auto-park” cars – and now they expect the car to drive itself too (while they text their loser friends about how cute their cat is).

More updates to come…

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 1:08 am

I bet if you check his/her text mesages or phone records, it will show that ” cars just don’t crash”……..

The Professor
The Professor
Monday, July 18, 2011 9:54 pm

Maybe Hoboken is the 2nd safest pedestrian city in the country because so many of our pedestrians walk away from accidents after getting hit. I’m astonished how many times I’ve read “no ambulance needed.”

I’m trying to think of the reasons to decline medical care. My former dog walker got hit (and was hurt) but refused medical care because she was on her way to work. I also suspect she may have had some issue with her papers. Otherwise, are folks just too eager to get to the next bar? Or maybe they have no medical insurance?

I wonder how these stats are catalogued. Would Hoboken be ranked lower for pedestrian safety if people accepted medical care?

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