Recent Crime News
Yesterday | via The Hudson Reporter
Since taking over last December, Hoboken Police Chief Ken Ferrante has instituted heightened patrols on the waterfront and around the Hoboken Housing Authority, but police officials cautioned that it may be too soon to judge their effects on crime. Continuing a decade-long trend, major crime remained nearly flat in Hoboken and fell in many categories last year, according to data provided by the Hoboken Police Department to state police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 22 | via The Hudson Reporter
A Hoboken man allegedly threw knives and other kitchen utensils from his third floor window at the bouncer of a bar across the street and other passing pedestrians this past weekend, according to a report provided by the Hoboken Police Department. After gaining entry to his apartment through a fire escape, police arrested the 32-year-old man and charged him with aggravated assault and several other crimes. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 22 | via The Jersey Journal
A Jersey City man acquitted in May of murdering his sister was back in court Monday facing aggravated assault charges for allegedly biting someone at a family gathering on Saturday. Vishnu G. Phagoo, 38, who is also charged with making terroristic threats, had his bail was set at $50,000 with a 10 percent cash option when he appeared in Central Judicial Processing court in Jersey City via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 21 | via The Jersey Journal
JERSEY CITY -- A Jersey City man acquitted in May of murdering his sister was back in court yesterday facing aggravated assault charges for allegedly biting someone at a family gathering on Saturday. Vishnu G. Phagoo, 38, who is also charged with making terroristic threats, had his bail was set at $50,000 with a 10 percent cash option when he appeared in Central Judicial Processing court in Jersey City via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny. Comment?
Saturday Apr 18 | via The Hudson Reporter
ART SCENE OR CRIME SCENE?-Better known as one of the last vestiges of large-scale studio space for artists in Hoboken, the Neumann Leathers building became the subject of an evacuation and lockdown last Saturday night after false bomb threats were called in to the police. Hoboken police and cooperating agencies spent the last week searching for the individual who called in a bomb threat that led to the evacuation of the Neumann Leathers building and the closing of roads at Hoboken's southern border last Saturday night. Comment?
Friday Apr 17 | via The Jersey Journal
A Philadelphia man who caused a massive police response when he placed a 911 call near the Lincoln Tunnel in June saying a "D.C. sniper" was on his way to New York was declared not guilty by reason of insanity Wednesday. "Mental illness is not a crime but a disease that must be treated," said Deputy Public Defender Joseph Russo, who represented Donald Wallace, 39, at Wednesday's hearing. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 14 | via The Jersey Journal
Bail was set at $50,000 cash or bond for a Keansburg woman charged with beating and robbing a man in Hoboken with two accomplices, officials. Kelly Logan, 21, made her first court appearance on the robbery charge yesterday afternoon in Central Judicial Processing court in Jersey City via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny. Comment?
Friday Apr 10 | via Patch.com
One of the accused men in a fatal 2013 carjacking at The Mall at Short Hills beat an unrelated gun possession charge with an unusual legal defensea he was passed out on PCP at the time of his arrest. On Wednesday, a jury cleared Karif Ford, 33, of an unlawful possession of a weapon charge that was filed about nine months prior to the murder of Hoboken attorney Dustin Friedland. Comment?
Thursday Apr 9 | via Patch.com
Hoboken police arrested a 21-year-old man for stealing a bicycle after he called in a false report of a sneaker robbery on April 2. According to police, officers responded to Madison Street at 2:15 p.m. on a report of a robbery. The alleged victim, Russell Furino of Hoboken, told police that he was just robbed of his Nike sneakers on Jackson Street. Comment?
Thursday Apr 9 | via The Jersey Journal
Police searching for a vehicle possibly involved in a shooting incident an hour earlier recovered a loaded gun and arrested three Jersey City men on Tuesday on gun charges and outstanding warrants, Jersey City police said. Stanley Haywood, 20, of Ocean Avenue, Trevis Sebron, 21, of Oak Street, and Devine Bobbitt, 20, of Fremont Street, were charged on open warrants out of Jersey City, police said. Comment?
Saturday Apr 4 | via The Hudson Reporter
He was tripped up by a faulty tail light on his vehicle. A Hoboken resident who police say has a history as a sex offender was arrested for failing to register his whereabouts for the past four years. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 1 | 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?
Tuesday Mar 31 | 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?
Tuesday Mar 31 | 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 Mar 30 | 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?
Mar 3, 2015 | 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?
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