Hoboken Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Crime holds steady in Hoboken Larcenies jump for thi...

    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.

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  • Hoboken man arrested for allegedly hurling knives, c...

    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.

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  • Man acquitted of murdering sister jailed on charges ...

    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.

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  • Man acquitted of murdering sister back in jail on ch...

    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.

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  • Unusual week for police A bomb threat, a shooting, a...

    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.

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  • Philadelphia man who caused Lincoln Tunnel scare wit...

    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.

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  • Keansburg woman charged with Hoboken assault and rob...

    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.

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  • Jury Buys Unusual Legal Defense: Man Was Passed Out ...

    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.

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  • Cops Catch Bicycle Thief After He Makes False Robber...

    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.

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  • Loaded gun recovered, 3 charged in probe of Jersey C...

    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.

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  • Traffic stop nets alleged unregistered sex offender ...

    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.

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  • Bronx man pleads guilty to killing Jersey City dad i...

    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.

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  • New trial for man convicted of killing wife's grandm...

    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.

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  • Saturday Night Brawl in Hoboken Ends with Two Arrest...

    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.

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  • In Hoboken: Three Women Punched in Face During Stree...

    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.

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  • Hoboken Man Pleads With Cops to Shoot Him

    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.

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  • N.J. man arrested for allegedly robbing same store 3...

    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.

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Hoboken Law

Is a DUI/DWI a misdemeanor in New Jersey? Or is it simply a traffic offense?
I was told that a DUI/DWI is a traffic offense rather than a misdemeanor in New jersey unlike most states. Is this true?
A DWI is a traffic offense rather than a criminal offense in Nj. However, it may affect immigration status.
Punlishing opera police reports on dui
I received a police report on a dui arrestt through an open records request on a third party I was uninvolved with the case. I learned about the arrest through the police botter in the newspaper. would it be legal for me to publish these documents on the internet, instagram, facebook as they are pubic records ? the information has been published in a newspaper already. my feeling is this is public information am I correct in that it is ok to publish these public records?
as long as you don't add any of your own commentary, you are only Publishing that which is already been published to...
Getting public records on dui conviction
I requested and was granted a request for public records on a dui arrest. it is not myself and I wasn't involved Im just interested and a third party. I received the arrest report tickets and synopsis of arrest. however now I want to know if the person was convicted of this dui. should I do another public request for records and ask for conviction ? would this be a public record also?
Yes. I think you should be able to get this without much difficulty if the individual was convicted.
Got a dui in NJ 7 years ago with an out of state license...
Will the NJ DMV lift the suspension they have on my former NJ license(I grew up in NJ) if I show proof of enrollment in another states dui program? There is no warrant or any further obligation to the courts.
Likely not consult w/ a NJ lawyer
Can anyone in the public get an incident arrest report for a dui in nj? what is the process?
trying to receive incident arrest report or any public information on a dui that isn't myself
If the case is concluded you can submit an opra request.
I hear that DWI will no longer be the law in New Jersey, something about The "Shon" lawsuit. Is this true?
I hear that DWI will no longer be the law in New Jersey, something about The "Shon" lawsuit. Is this true
No. This is incorrect. You are most probably referring to the Chun case which was decided by the Court several years...
Will a completed ARD in Pennsylvania show up for my recent DUI in another State
I completed an ARD program in Pennsylvania in 2011 and have recently been arrested for a DUI in another State. Will my previous ARD still show up in any checks ( even though it was expunged) and count as a 1st offense, making this one a second offense?
If it was expunged, then the charge should not show on your record. Regardless, you should let your current attorney...