Hoboken Police & Fire Blotter: 7/18/2011
Hoboken crime and fire action: July 18, 2011
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.
- 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…