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October 10, 2013

Hoboken Police Department to Offer Child Car Seat Inspections Today 10/10 from 1-3pm

Filed under: City Of Hoboken News,Hoboken,Police — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 8:10 AM

Hoboken Police SUV HDR 10-8-2013

HOBOKEN POLICE DEPARTMENT TO OFFER CHILD CAR SEAT INSPECTIONS

The Hoboken Police Department invites members of the public to have their child car seats inspected on Thursday October 10th, 2013 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the parking lot adjacent to Hoboken Police Headquarters, located at 106 Hudson Street. This is a free service.

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April 24, 2013

Hoboken Police Advise Residents to be Alert for Phone Scam

Filed under: City Of Hoboken News,crime,Hoboken,Police — Tags: , , — TheBoken @ 2:25 PM

Here is a message form the Hoboken Police Department advising resident on a a phone scam hitting residents in the area….

Hoboken Police Advise Residents to be Alert for Phone Scam

HP HQDear Hoboken Resident,

The Hoboken Police Department wants residents to be aware of a nationwide phone extortion scam that has recently targeted members of the community.

A Hoboken resident was recently the target of a phone scam attempt to extort money. The resident received a text message in Spanish stating that a relative had been in an accident and asking that they call a phone number immediately. When they called the number, the caller stated that they had a close relative of the targeted victim captive and demanded money in exchange for their release.

Several similar incidents have taken in place in Hudson County. In these cases, an unknown male attempted to extort money from a female via telephone by making false claims that he had a family member captive.

Residents who believe they are the target of the scam should report the incident to the Hoboken Police Department by calling 201-420-2100.

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April 15, 2013

Public Invited to Swearing-In Ceremony for 5 Class II Special Police Officers In Hoboken April 16th at 3pm

Filed under: City Of Hoboken News,Hoboken,Police — Tags: , , — TheBoken @ 11:30 AM

The latest in efficiency from Hoboken City Hall…

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Hoboken Public Invited to Swearing-In Ceremony for 5 Class II Special Police Officers

The City of Hoboken invites all members of the community to attend a swearing-in ceremony for five Class II Special Police Officers. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 2:00pm in the Court Room at Hoboken City Hall, 94 Washington Street.

Christopher Barral, Maurice Johnson, Michael Camporeale, Michael Kula, and Tyrone Huggins will be sworn in as Class II Police Officers.

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November 9, 2012

18 Wheeler Knocks Down Traffic Light at 7th Washington in Hoboken

Filed under: Hoboken,Police — Tags: , , — TheBoken @ 12:50 PM

Less than an hour ago an 18 wheeler truck knocked down a traffic light at 7th Washington Street in Hoboken. Fortunately no one was hurt but a car on 7th Street was slightly damaged. Had the car been parked up a foot shorter the pole might have gone through the windshield so the passenger should consider themselves very lucky. Not exactly a normal Hoboken this month for public safety officials. The area has been blocked off by Hoboken Police.

 

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October 22, 2012

Spiderman Stopped by Hoboken Police Over the Weekend – Face Revealed!

Filed under: Hoboken,Police — Tags: , , — TheBoken @ 3:25 PM

Now before you super hero haters all start in bashing on The Boken, we at TheBoken.com know that this is not real news but rather mildly amusing human interest at best and a bit of silliness at worst. But as an editor sometimes I can’t help myself . Hoboken is superhero saturated and I personally love a bit of the eccentricity in the Mile Square.

Over this weekend, Hoboken Spiderman was pulled over by the Hoboken Police Department and issued a ticket or tickets according to an anonymous source. As a result of being pulled over the diminutive super hero had to unmask himself in order to deal with the officer. It was mentioned by the source that the police officer gave Hoboken Spiderman a ticket for driving his electric vehicle without a license and a helmet. It is The Boken’s understanding that such a small electric vehicle does not require a motorcycle license. We are unsure if a regular driver’s license is required to operate an electric bike of this size and power.

Anyway, until this matter is straightened out perhaps we will only see Hoboken Spiderman on foot or if we are real lucky traveling in the air via his web making ability. Now that would be a real treat! The moral of the story is- whatever the law is – Superheroes in Hoboken are not above it.

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March 5, 2012

By The Numbers: Statement from Mayor Zimmer on Hoboken St. Patrick’s Day 2012

Here is the latest update from Mayor Dawn Zimmer on the overall Police numbers relating to the festivities in Hoboken on Saturday March 3rd 2012…

By The Numbers: Statement from Mayor Zimmer on

Hoboken St. Patrick’s Day 2012

“With most bars delaying their opening and without a parade serving as a focal point, visitors arrived in waves, but they were concentrated primarily in our downtown area, and our police were able to focus resources and maintain control. Arrests were down 47%, ambulance calls were down 61%, and city ordinance violations were down 69%.

I thank the Hoboken Police and Fire Departments, EMS, OEM, CERT, and the public safety agencies from Hudson County and neighboring towns for their tremendous work keeping our community safe. I thank our Environmental Services team for cleaning up our streets and sidewalks and the bars and restaurants who voluntarily delayed their opening this year. I welcome all constructive ideas from the community on how we can improve further next year.”

The number of incidents are substantially down from last year in all categories.

 Don’t forget to share your experiences with TheBoken.com in the comments below. If you would like to give a constructive recap based on your observations and have it heard please send submissions to theboken@gmail.com for consideration.

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March 4, 2012

Photo of the Day–The Last Hoboken St. Patrick’s Day Arrest?

Hoboken St. Patty's Day 3am arrest 3-4-2012dollywoodx3 sent this Instagram out at 3:24 am last night via Twitter of another arrest of a reveler on Washington Street which makes today’s photo of the day. 9 policeman vs. once alleged criminal actor is not very good odds as this photo can attest.There were some arrests and summonses issued but the general consensus is that the police did have the event somewhat under control. TheBoken.com even went to an informal  church dinner yesterday and there were parents there with their children who had presumably navigated the smaller crowds this year with little problems. With that said yesterday’s big party in Hoboken was not perfect but was certainly under control from a law enforcement perspective. This year’s extensive public Safety Plan in no doubt played a major role in the reduction but not complete elimination of the debauchery. This promoted Mayor Dawn Zimmer to Tweet from her @DawnZimmerNJ account:

 

“Just walked from north Hob to south & first street and everything seems under control. Thank u so much to all the public safety officials!” – Dawn Zimmer

Ravi Bhalla who is the current Hoboken City Council President also tweeted from his @RaviBhalla twitter account:

“Hoboken has been better today than in year’s past. Thanks to HPD, HFD, Hudson County law enforcement units & Happy St Pats!!”

 

It is expected that the overall crime stats from this Saturday’s event will be release early next week. Stay tuned.

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March 3, 2012

Hudson County Sheriff Department and Their Show of Force in Hoboken

Filed under: Hoboken,Hoboken Police,Police,St. Patrick's Day — Tags: , , — TheBoken @ 11:45 AM

Hoboken St. Patrick's Day 2012  - Hudson County Sheriffs

 

The Hudson County Sherriff’s Department made quite a show of it at around 11am in Hoboken today. They had a convoy of many police cars and vans entering Washington Street from Observer Highway blaring their sirens to let the people of Hoboken know they are here to enforce the rules.  One Hoboken resident sent a message to TheBoken.com:

”The cops are out in packs like the muffin tops. A West New York van is parked in front of the fire house at 8th and Clinton and there are a bazillion cops greeting people at the PATH. OMG! So many! It looks like a police state out there.”

 

Hoboken St. Patrick's Day 2012  - Hudson County Sheriffs

TheBoken.com will update with more photos soon

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March 1, 2012

City of Hoboken Update on Public Safety for Hoboken St. Patrick’s Day March 3rd

Below is an update from the City of Hoboken regarding the anticipated crowds for Hoboken’s St. Patrick’s Day this coming Saturday March 3rd.

IMPORTANT PUBLIC SAFETY AND QUALITY OF LIFE

INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS AND VISITORS

The first Saturday in March marks the traditional start of the St. Patrick’s Day season in Hoboken, which in recent years has coincided with escalating public safety and quality of life impacts on the community, including reported sexual assaults, attacks on public safety officials, and significant damage to private property. Because of this, the City this year required that the St. Patrick’s Day parade be held on a Wednesday. Although the parade was ultimately cancelled, the City has been preparing for thousands of visitors this weekend.

All Hoboken Police officers will be on duty in addition to more than 140 officers from neighboring jurisdictions to help ensure a safe and orderly day is enjoyed by all. The City thanks the Hudson County Prosecutor Edward De Fazio and his command staff, along with Hudson County Sherriff Frank Schillari and members of his office, and the Police Departments from Jersey City, Union City, Weehawken, West New York, North Bergen, Bayonne, Secaucus, Harrison, and Kearny for their support and assistance. The Port Authority, NJ TRANSIT, and Stevens Institute of Technology police departments will all have an increased presence as well.

The City thanks the bars and restaurants who are voluntarily delaying their opening until 11am in the interest of public safety.

Residents are reminded that they remain the “eyes and ears” of the City’s public safety efforts and are asked to call the Hoboken Police Department at 201-420-2100 with any concerns. In past years, house parties have been the cause of significant quality of life issues including private property damage. Residents are asked to notify authorities as early as possible if they believe that a house party is not fully under control. Control issues including overcrowding, unreasonably reckless, disorderly or unsafe behaviors constitute a violation of City Ordinance 145-18 (Disorderly House), and the renter or owner of the apartment or house may face up to a $2,000 fine plus community service.

Unless a property is specifically zoned and approved for rooftop access, there is an absolute restriction on parties or gatherings on rooftops. Sitting or loitering on fire escapes, common hallways, or stairwells is also strictly prohibited. The Fire Department will be conducting occupancy inspections at businesses and private residences throughout the city and will strictly enforce all codes for the use of rooftops and other structures with a zero tolerance policy.

Porta-Johns

The City will be placing 60 porta-johns throughout Hoboken, 50% more than in past years. The City thanks the hospitality industry for continuing to assist in funding this amenity.

Taxi & Traffic Information

The taxi stand will be relocated from Hudson Place to Vezzetti Way between Washington Street and Willow Avenue.

The crane being used for the demolition of the building at 300 Washington Street will be temporarily relocated and Washington Street will be temporarily re-opened to vehicular traffic for the weekend. NJ TRANSIT buses will continue along their detoured routes on Hudson Street and Bloomfield Street during this time. Washington Street will again be closed on Monday so that demolition work can resume. The City is exploring the possibility of re-opening northbound traffic on Washington Street.

Parking Restrictions

No parking will be permitted on the following streets from: 6am to midnight on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012:

  •  Vezzetti Way (both sides) from Washington Street to Willow Avenue
  • Park Avenue (west side) from Observer Highway to 4th Street
  • 4th Street (south side) from Hudson Street to Willow Avenue
  • Hudson Place (north side)
  • Hudson Street (both sides) from 1st Street to 2nd Street
  • Clinton Street (both sides) from 7th Street to 8th Street

Zero Tolerance Policy

As in recent years, a zero tolerance policy for all quality of life infractions will be in effect with fines up to $2,000 plus community service. The following are among the more common violations for which there where there will be a zero tolerance policy in effect:

1) City Ordinance 145-23 A/B (Consumption of Alcohol/Open Container in Public)- Any person seen possessing an open container of alcohol in public faces maximum penalties of a fine up to $2,000, and the possible sentence of having to perform Community Service.

 2) City Ordinance 145-22 (Urinating in Public)- Any person observed urinating on public streets, sidewalks or in parks faces maximum penalties of a fine up to $2,000, and the possible sentence of having to perform Community Service.

3) City Ordinance 145-18 (Disorderly House)- House parties have become the largest problem. In past years, most of the calls the Police Department responded to were for disorderly house parties. This year, when a party is deemed to be overcrowded, unreasonably reckless, disorderly or unsafe, the renter or owner of the apartment or house will be charged with violating this ordinance. Along with the issuing of the summons, the Hoboken Police Department will shut the party down and clear out the apartment or house if it is determined that a hazardous or reckless condition exists. The maximum penalties for this violation is a fine of up to $2,000 and the possibility of having to perform Community Service.

4) New Jersey State Statute 2C: 33-2a (Disorderly Conduct, Improper Behavior)- A Person is guilty of disorderly conduct if “with purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof he, 1) Engages in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior, or 2) Creates a hazardous or physically dangerous condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose.” This offense carries maximum penalties of a 30 day prison term and a fine not to exceed $500.

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February 23, 2012

Hoboken Police Chief Falco Warns St. Patrick’s Day Revelers of Consequences of Actions

Below is the customary yearly letter from Hoboken Police Chief Falco that warns St. Patrick’s Day revelers of the consequences of their actions on the first Saturday of March (March 3rd) this year should they step out of line with the law. There may be no parade this year but it is anticipated that thousands will show up for its “temporary” replacement “Hoboken Lepre-con 2012″ which has over 13,000 Facebook members saying yes to attending the event. This is almost the same press release from last year and Hoboken has its share of incidents that day and night. Will this year be any different? His letter is below….

Dear Residents and Visitors of Hoboken,

The first Saturday of March has traditionally marked the beginning of the St. Patrick’s Day season in Hoboken, and we are preparing for thousands of people to visit our beautiful city.

In past years, some of our residents and guests become disorderly and unruly making it a difficult and unpleasant day for our residents. There has been excessive damage to private property and even attacks on public safety officials. In order to keep our city under control and create a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone, I will have all of my officers working on that day, out on our streets, on patrol. We will also have assistance from multiple outside agencies, including the County Sheriff’s office.

My officers will be strictly enforcing all criminal and motor vehicle laws as well as all city ordinance violations. The Fire Department will be conducting occupancy inspections throughout the city to ensure that homes and businesses do not become dangerously overcrowded. Residents may report any concerns to the Police Department at 201-420-2100.

The following are among the more common violations where there will be a zero tolerance policy in effect for the day:

1) City Ordinance 145-23 A/B (Consumption of Alcohol/Open Container in Public)-Any person seen possessing an open container of alcohol in public faces maximum penalties of a fine up to $2,000, and the possible sentence of having to perform Community Service.

2) City Ordinance 145-22 (Urinating in Public)- Any person observed urinating on public streets, sidewalks or in parks faces maximum penalties of a fine up to $2,000, and the possible sentence of having to perform Community Service.

3) City Ordinance 145-18 (Disorderly House)- House parties have become our largest problem. In past years, most of the calls we responded to were for disorderly house parties. This year, when a party is deemed to be unreasonably reckless, disorderly and unsafe, the renter or owner of the apartment or house will be charged with violating this ordinance. Along with the issuing of the summons, the Hoboken Police Department will shut the party down and clear out the apartment or house if it is determined that a hazardous or reckless condition exists. The maximum penalties for this violation is a fine of up to $2000 and the possibility of having to perform Community Service.

4) New Jersey State Statute 2C: 33-2a (Disorderly Conduct, Improper Behavior)- A Person is guilty of disorderly conduct if “with purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof he, 1) Engages in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior, or 2) Creates a hazardous or physically dangerous condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose.” This offense carries maximum penalties of a 30 day prison term and a fine not to exceed $500.

I ask all the residents and guests of our city to please be considerate to everyone on this day, and to inform all family and friends to act respectfully and remain orderly. Once again, we want this to be an enjoyable, but more importantly, safe day. The Hoboken Police Department will do everything within their powers to keep it as such. Finally, Do Not Drink and Drive. You may injure yourself or others, and if caught, you will be arrested.

Sincerely,

Chief Anthony P. Falco, Sr.

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