Recent Crime News
Sunday May 17 | via The Hudson Reporter
For the first time in months, no alleged drug dealers are congregating in front of this shopping plaza in southwest Hoboken thanks to a police bust on May 8. The Hoboken Police Department broke up an alleged open air market for marijuana, heroin, and crack cocaine operating in front of a strip mall near the city's public housing two weeks ago and made 18 arrests. Comment?
Saturday May 16 | via The Jersey Journal
JERSEY CITY -- Bail was set at $75,000 with a 10 percent cash option for a 44-year-old Paterson who made his first appearance today on charges he severely slashed a man across his head and ear in Hoboken Monday. Vincent E. Clark made his first court appearance on the charges today in Central Judicial Processing court in Jersey City via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny. Comment?
Friday May 15 | via Patch.com
A Hoboken resident was slashed with a box cutter during an assault on Monday, marking at least the third slashing-related assault committed during the past two months. According to Hoboken police, around 8 p.m., officers responded to a report of a male bleeding from his face on Washington Street. Comment?
Friday May 8 | via The Jersey Journal
A Jersey City man who owes more than $60,000 in child support made his first court appearance yesterday on charges he punched a woman in the face and dragged by her hair as she tried to flee, officials said. Jonathan D. Peralta, of the 200 block of Grant Avenue in Jersey City, appeared in Central Judicial Processing court in Jersey City yesterday afternoon. Comment?
Tuesday May 5 | via The Jersey Journal
William Johnson, 49, had run to the top of 330 Hudson Street, pulled out two knives and told police officers that he didn't want to be arrested, Hoboken police said. He'd evaded police for nearly a year for allegedly stealing $1,100 worth of liquor from a city restaurant in August 2014. Comment?
Monday May 4 | via The Jersey Journal
Hoboken police convinced a Weehawken man to drop two knives and to step away from the rooftop's ledge during a two-hour standoff on Saturday, according to police reports. HOBOKEN -After avoiding police for nearly a year, a suspected burglar wasn't ready to be arrested on Saturday. Comment?
Sunday May 3 | via Patch.com
According to police, the incident began around 3 p.m. in the area of Third Hudson streets, when officers tried to stop William Johnson, 49, of Weehawken, for his suspected role in the robbery of a Hoboken restaurant in 2014. Johnson fled the arrest attempt and made his way to the rooftops between Third and Fourth streets. Comment?
Saturday May 2 | via The Hudson Reporter
Drug talk at the drugstore leads to drug bust Three Hoboken residents were charged with possession of controlled dangerous substances with intent to distribute after allegedly being overheard talking about drug dealing while inside a CVS drugstore, according to a report provided by the Hoboken Police Department. At around 9:20 p.m. on Friday, April 24, said police, a passerby heard Edwin Allende, 37, Alonzo Jeffries, 44, and Elizabeth Gonzalez, 40, allegedly discuss the sale of drugs inside the store at 59 Washington St., then saw them depart and enter a green Mustang parked nearby. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 29 | via Patch.com
Hoboken police arrested Gabriel Johnson, 21, of North Bergen, for aggravated assault after he lunged towards another man with a box cutter during an argument on Friday afternoon. According to police, the incident took place on Marshall Drive around 3:30 p.m., when officers arrived on the scene to find Johnson and another man fighting. Comment?
Sunday Apr 26 | 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?
Apr 22, 2015 | 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?
Apr 21, 2015 | 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?
Apr 18, 2015 | 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?
Apr 17, 2015 | 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?
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