Former School Board Candidate Arrested
An altercation early Friday morning left four people arrested.
Former School Board candidate Clifford Godfrey was arrested at Second and Washington Streets early Friday morning after allegedly assaulting a woman in a Hoboken club, according to a police report about the matter.
According to the police report, an altercation between Godfrey and a 31-year-old woman started inside 200 Lounge on Friday, around 1 a.m. when Godfrey allegedly pushed the woman and slapped her in the face, according to police. According to the report, Godfrey allegedly pushed the woman to the ground and prevented her from getting up.
Godfrey, who ran unsuccesfully in April's school board election, already had an open traffic warrant out of Newark, according to the report. He was arrested for simple assault, endangering an injured victim and disorderly conduct, according to the police report.
The police report stated that the victim suffered from a panic attack after the incident, but that she refused further medical care.
According to the report, Godfrey was approached by police after they were called about the incident, but kept walking when asked to stop. Two men Godfrey was with, Christopher Salcedo, 21, from Linden and Kristerph Adams, 20, from Newark, started interfering, according to police, and said they would take Godfrey home. Police said the men were ordered to stay out of it.
According to the report, Adams and Salcedo then “became disorderly” and were arrested. Both were charged with failure to disperse and resisting arrest, according to the report.
In the report, police said that Godfrey became disorderly too, "shouting offensive comments" at the officers.
According to the report, police also found a knife on Salcedo and he was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon.
A 26-year-old Hoboken resident, Stephanie LeBlanc, then also became involved, according to the police report, and told police that she wanted to take Godfrey’s property and refused to leave the scene. LeBlanc, too, was arrested by officers and taken to police headquarters, according to the police report.