Cop car stolen in Hoboken, NJ

Hoboken police car trashed after suspect drives to Jersey City

Early Saturday morning, a large melee was reported in the Hoboken Housing Projects on the western edge of town.

Both Hoboken Police and NJ Transit police were on scene trying to keep the situation under control – when it was found out that Hoboken radio car #104 had been stolen and rapidly left the city towards Jersey City. The driver with the stolen cop car crashed right outside of Hoboken, with potential head injuries (busted windshield).

The driver who stole the squad car is still apparently at-large. One of the witnesses of this incident revealed that this actor allegedly said “he’d be back to hurt someone” in the future.

Hoboken Police were on high alert last night, beefing up presence – but the neighborhood was otherwise calm. “You could hear a pin drop,” said one eyewitness.

Maybe Hoboken is a bit short-handed in the cop department?

Hoboken Police Car stolen and crashed after melee in projects - Cop car stolen in Hoboken, NJ

(Thanks to residents Dan & Pat who contributed to this story.)

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hobokenj
hobokenj
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 10:26 am

Not sure you can blame the cop here. From what I have read this was a crazy scene with over a hundred people and 25 to 30 fighting when cops arrived on scene. With that chaos leaving keys in car is not unreasonable… and who the hell is stupid enough to steal a police car… some things you just don’t do and would never think someone would do.

The more important part to this story is will these people who caused “riot conditions” be thrown out of the housing our tax dollars fund? They should be.

escaped68
escaped68
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 4:40 pm

This is a minimum 3 days in the street rap or lose of 5 vacation days.

joey maxim
joey maxim
Reply to  escaped68
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 5:29 pm

wow….its not even summer yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![quote comment=”215469″]This is a minimum 3 days in the street rap or lose of 5 vacation days.[/quote]

The Professor
The Professor
Monday, May 7, 2012 12:34 pm

I’ve seen this a few times around town lately, squad car running & nobody inside. I had trouble coming up with an explanation as to why it would be left that way.

joey maxim
joey maxim
Reply to  The Professor
Monday, May 7, 2012 1:13 pm

your correct professor.. guess the driver may be punished..Did you ever leave keys in your car with the engine running? apples and oranges but all make mistakes,as well as law enforcement..thank the lord no one got hurt..[quote comment=”215433″]I’ve seen this a few times around town lately, squad car running & nobody inside. I had trouble coming up with an explanation as to why it would be left that way.[/quote]

briank
briank
Monday, May 7, 2012 10:04 am

This has nothing to do with staffing. You don’t leave the keys in your cruiser with the engine running. Bad move.

Frankie
Frankie
Sunday, May 6, 2012 11:41 pm

I love Hoboken cops, but leaving the keys in the car? How many more seconds does it take? 3?

nbm3
nbm3
Reply to  Frankie
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 11:15 am

In an emergency situation every second counts[quote comment=”215419″]I love Hoboken cops, but leaving the keys in the car? How many more seconds does it take? 3?[/quote]

briank
briank
Reply to  nbm3
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 4:06 pm

I don’t doubt that every second counts. But what happens if a foot chase turns into the police officer needing his cruiser? And it’s gone because it was stolen- by the original criminal, an accomplice, or and opportunistic criminal. [quote comment=”215442″]In an emergency situation every second counts[/quote]

joey maxim
joey maxim
Reply to  briank
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 2:08 pm

they have ht’s and are in communication with hq and anyone close by…[quote comment=”215465″]I don’t doubt that every second counts. But what happens if a foot chase turns into the police officer needing his cruiser? And it’s gone because it was stolen- by the original criminal, an accomplice, or and opportunistic criminal.[/quote]

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