Recent Crime News
3 hrs ago | via The Jersey Journal
A New York City man will face up to 21 years in prison after pleading guilty to killing a Jersey City father of two while driving drunk in May 2013 and then smashing into several vehicles as he attempted to flee, authorities said. Luis E. Garcia, 22, of the Bronx, pleaded guilty on Friday to vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident and aggravated assault by auto, Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Gene Rubino said. Comment?
11 hrs ago | via New Jersey Herald
The Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a new trial for a brain-damaged man sentenced to life in prison for the 1987 killing of his wife's 88-year-old grandmother - a conviction protested by high-profile supporters including writers Arthur Miller and William Styron. The court ruled 4-2 that Richard Lapointe, 69, was deprived of a fair trial because prosecutors failed to disclose notes by a police officer that may have supported an alibi defense. Comment?
18 hrs ago | via Patch.com
A Saturday evening brawl at a Hoboken bar ended in the arrest of two out-of-town men for aggravated assault after they allegedly punched women in the face. According to Hoboken police, officers responded to Room 84 on Washington Street around 2 a.m. on a report of a large fight with glass bottles being thrown. Comment?
Monday | via Patch.com
Around 3 a.m. on Saturday, police responded to a report of a "large street fight" in the area of Third and Washington streets, finding a crowd of twenty people "pushing and shoving one another." Police reported that a witness on the scene stated that he saw a group of females yelling at a man later identified as Xavier Romero, 23, of Bloomfield. Comment?
Friday Mar 27 | via Patch.com
A tragic incident was narrowly avoided in the Hoboken PATH station on Thursday evening, when a Hoboken man created a tense standoff with local authorities and pleaded with police to shoot him. According to police reports, the incident began when three Hoboken police officers responded to the scene of an alleged shoplifting incident at the CVS on Washington Street to find Thomas Bellotti, 30, in the area. Comment?
Monday Mar 23 | via Patch.com
Responding to a report of a fight in progress on Park Avenue, officers arrived at the scene around 3 a.m., where they found Anthony Vivolo, 24, of Colts Neck, Lee Patrick Connor, 26, of Derry, Ireland, and James Boyle, 23, of Coleraine, Ireland, engaged in a confrontation. According to police, Connor stated that he and Boyle were waiting for a taxi cab, when Vivolo approached them wielding a yellow metal stick. Comment?
Wednesday Mar 18 | via Patch.com
A Bayonne man confessed to "plucking" a $20 dollar bill out of a woman's hand and making his escape into Pier A Park, reported Hoboken police. According to police, a female victim said that a man wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and blue baggy jeans ran towards her and snatched a $20 bill out of her hand as she was walking on Newark Street around 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18. This witness was later able to identify the suspect, who was apprehended with a $20 bill in his pocket, said police. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 17 | via The Hudson Reporter
A dancefloor encounter at a downtown bar this past weekend resulted in a criminal sexual contact charge for a Jersey City man, according to a report from the Hoboken Police Department. The alleged perpetrator, 28, allegedly led police on a foot chase around the block before being arrested and charged, police said. Comment?
Monday Mar 16 | via The Jersey Journal
HOBOKEN --Police chased a Jersey City man through Hoboken on Saturday after he allegedly groped a woman at a city bar. Himanshu Patel, 28, was charged with criminal sexual contact after touching a woman's groin as she danced at the Black Bear Bar & Grill on Washington Street, according to police reports. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 10 | via The Jersey Journal
HOBOKEN --The St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl in Hoboken drew massive police presence on Saturday, costing the city an estimated $94,000 in overtime. Roughly 200 officers were on duty on Saturday, from Hoboken Police Department, Hudson County Rapid Deployment Force, NJ Transit and Port Authority. Comment?
Monday Mar 9 | via Patch.com
What do you call 11 arrests, 39 ambulance calls and 95 quality of life violations in one night in Hoboken? On Saturday, Hoboken hosted its annual St. Patrick's Day celebration, which has garnered a reputation for arrests and indecent behavior in recent years. But this year, crime and ambulance calls hit "all-time lows," according to a release from city officials. Comment?
Sunday Mar 8 | via The Jersey Journal
Hoboken police officers patrol Washington Street during the city's annual St. Patrick's Day bar crawl on Saturday, March 7. (Laura Herzog HOBOKEN - During this year's St. Patrick's Day bar crawl , police were called nearly 100 more times than last year, but fewer of those calls ended with arrests. A total of 11 people were arrested Saturday, on a day and night that kept officers busy with 382 requests for service but no major incidents, Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante said. Comment?
Sunday Mar 8 | via Daily Mail
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Friday Mar 6 | via NJ.com
HOBOKEN --Three Hudson County men were arrested Wednesday night for striking a man with a gun and stealing his gold chain and wallet, police said. Darnel Walker, 20, of Union City; Stewart Davis, 26, of Jersey City; and Curtis Brown, 20, of Hoboken, were arrested on Wednesday night for robbing a man at 508 Jackson Street, according to police reports. Comment?
Friday Mar 6 | via The Jersey Journal
Five adults and a juvenile were arrested this morning in connection with the beating and robbery of a 23-year-old man on a westbound PATH train. A PATH train arrived in Hoboken in this file photo. Comment?
Thursday Mar 5 | via Patch.com
Stewart Davis, 26, of Jersey City, and Darnel Walker, 20, of Union City, were arrested in the area of the 9th Street Light Rail Station. According to police, ski masks were found on Walker and Stewart, but a chrome-colored handgun allegedly used in the crime was not found in their possession. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 3 | via NJ.com
Felix Dilone, 26, of Hoboken appeared in Central Judicial Processing in Jersey City via video link from the Hudson County jail in Kearny on March 2, 2015 on a bike theft charge. Jonathan Lin JERSEY CITY -- A Hoboken man who police say has stolen multiple bikes in separate incidents over the past year made a court appearance in Jersey City yesterday. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 3 | via The Jersey Journal
Hoboken police arrested a Jersey City man Thursday morning after he allegedly robbed a convenience store for the third time this week. HOBOKEN --As one officer pinned him against a fence and more officers arrived, a man suspected of robbing the same convenience store three times this week admitted defeat. Comment?
Feb 26, 2015 | via Patch.com
Hoboken Police today arrested a man in connection with reports of shots fired in the city on Friday, Feb. 13, authorities said. Jonathan Rodriguez, of Hoboken, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, Hoboken Police said. Comment?
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