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 , 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.

Redrider765 May 09, 2011 at 01:28 AM
Don't you have some taxpayers in a town somewhere to defraud from your lair in Texas?
Passkey May 09, 2011 at 01:41 PM
Anyone else see a pattern here? It goes as follows: 
A) reformers get caught being anything but open, transparent, competent, etc... 
B) reformer bloggers put out attacks belittling the source of the initial report or ad hominem attacks on anyone who criticizes them 
C) Said controversy recedes, and reformers wins points among its committed followers for standing up to the forces "assailing them". Don't bother complaining about this post--- if you stop making personal attacks on people (real or imagined) you'll never see this post again. So, the ball is in your court.
Redrider765 May 09, 2011 at 01:59 PM
And the twit copies and pastes his normal nonsense that he posts week after week, month after month in every thread even remotely related to the BOE. Meanwhile, he supports people who lie, cheat, steal, buy votes, solicit bribes, commit fraud and waste taxpayer money. Sorry, been seeing your nonsense for months and you never stop. You just switch screen names, wash, rinse and repeat the same BS.
Scott M. Siegel May 09, 2011 at 03:20 PM
Any story that begins "after 12 PM" usually turns ugly.
Scott M. Siegel May 09, 2011 at 04:35 PM
My bad Owl.


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