Category: Recent Incidents

stevens brush fire 520x245 - Mini brush fire at Stevens

Mini brush fire at Stevens

3/13/2008: Not a big deal, but near 5th and River, there’s a small brush fire (probably caused by smoking again) Hoboken FD says they can put it out with a portable water cannon.

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Assaulted with hot coffee

3/12/2008: 10 minutes in the past, a woman reported that she was assaulted with hot coffee at 76 Bloomfield St. (Columbian Towers) An ambulance was sent to the scene just in case there were...

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Small fire – East LA

3/12/2008: Apparently there is some kind of “trash fire” over at East LA, Fire Dept. responding.. Tossed cigarette was the explanation by passers by. Now something to do with an awning, and seems to...

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Water main break: River & Hudson Pl.

3/7/2008: If the pending rain/flooding isn’t enough to make you scream “Calgon, take me away!” Then this might help: Hobotown cartoonist T.G. Heins called me to report that there was yet another water main...

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Water Main Break: Newark & Hudson?

Update: Here’s the usual scene in Hoboken. You see these so often that you might begin to wonder if they’re optical illusions. 3/3/2008: Overheard on the live Hoboken police and fire scanner: Water main...

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Off The Wall tries to take off!

2/21/2008: Another attempted hit-and-run accident. A delivery man for Off The Wall Chinese restaurant, was driving his white 2001 Honda Accord (New York plates) and struck FIVE parked cars along Willow Ave. between 6th...

hoboken pedestrian hit and run feb 21 2008 520x245 - Hit and Run: Pedestrian Struck

Hit and Run: Pedestrian Struck

2/21/2008: This seems to be happening more often. About 10 minutes in the past, near 8th and Adams, pedestrian struck by a car that left the scene. It was reported to be a black...

Helium causes problems

Helium causes problems

2/19/2008: Weird events over the past 20 minutes. Multiple fire calls, and even Hoboken University Medical Center is on backup power. Apparently some kid let his balloons go, and they landed on some wires...