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Two Rapes Reported; One Still Under Investigation

According to the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office.

Two rapes were reported to the Hoboken Police Department on the day of the Hoboken St. Patrick's Day parade, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office.

One victim, said Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor Debbie Simon, did not want to pursue any action but required a medical check up. This incident took place on late Friday night until the early hours of Saturday, Simon said.

The second case, in which the victim is a 23-year-old female, Simon said, is still under investigation and happened on Saturday afternoon.

Simon could not say how quickly the investigation would go, because the prosecutor's office is still looking for video footage and potential witnesses. No arrests were made in either case.

At the Hoboken police department, officers were still plowing through the many police reports from Saturday.

On Monday afternoon, Mayor Dawn Zimmer sent out a release confirming the assault. 

"These allegations are extremely serious," Zimmer said in the release. "I want to assure the public that my Administration is in the process of conducting a complete review of this year’s event and will be making recommendations to the City Council as to how to move forward next year."

Stay tuned for more information about the crime stats from the St. Patrick's Day parade.

Julie March 07, 2011 at 04:52 PM
Do we need an excuse to stop this madness? Two rapes "reported" and God knows what else.
Bill Bob March 07, 2011 at 05:57 PM
Hoboken police are useless. They are rude, nonresponsive and do not help the residents of hoboken but rather do everything to milk peoples money by towing them and ticketing them. Parking violations are their #1 priority.
4321 March 07, 2011 at 07:21 PM
The police were very responsive on Saturday, not to mention polite. One dumb dumb that came to my party decided to hang out the window and take a picture of the parade, up Washington. A police officer arrived quickly and told use to refrain from leaning out windows. No rudeness from him or from us. Again, Washington Street was busy but the mood was cheerful. I really enjoyed the parade this year and the drum and pipes crew from -- I think it was Bergan County -- rocked!!! The crazy base drummer was amazing! Again, if you live in a town that survives on the hospitality business, get use to out of town visitors and events that draw hospitality dollars to your doorstep. If you are looking for peace and quiet, you may want to look at Cliffside Park.
tkarr March 07, 2011 at 10:15 PM
The parade -- or rather the wide-scale public drunkeness, property destruction and (now) violent crime that accompanies it -- is an embarrassment for Hoboken. And it's even a fake St. Patrick's Day. Really, what would Hoboken lose by discontinuing this?
Will March 08, 2011 at 02:05 AM
@Tkarr, if it bothers u so much, leave town on first sat of each march.. @Julie, what madness?? This article is crap seeing as a "rape" on Late Friday night is Hardly a "st pats day festivities" related incident ! And the one "reported" Saturday is still open case so who's to say it wasn't some stupid chick crying wolf or if it WAS real, how is it related to the st pats day?? What about if/when it was to happen another day, what would u blame it on then? Too many bars on the town ??
Marion March 08, 2011 at 03:35 AM
All quiet from the Zimmer apologists, oddly. I'm sure this is all somehow Peter Cammarano's fault.
Redrider765 March 08, 2011 at 04:04 AM
Some of us are not so cynical to use a tragedy to suit our personal agendas. You go ahead and use these victims to suit your political goals. I hope it makes you feel better when you look yourself in the mirror tomorrow.
Redrider765 March 08, 2011 at 04:28 AM
Only someone who didn't have an agenda prior to posting would have noticed the part about Friday.
Marion March 08, 2011 at 04:46 AM
there they are! Because little Red Rider765 would never do anything as crass as that.
Will March 08, 2011 at 12:22 PM
I feel just fine thanks for commenting red ! What my inquiring 'why does the editor need to tie an ugly incident on a Friday to an upcoming event the following day?' has to do with political agendas, I have NO clue what you're talking about. It was a simple question what Friday has to do with Saturday so much that an article needs to be written attempting to connect the 2?? Enough people are anti st pats in Hoboken already without editors stirrig a pot that, I'm sorry, one has NO connection to the other !
hobokenhorse.com March 08, 2011 at 12:53 PM
Like the mayor is responsible or a woman going with a guy into a laundry room of a senior building? Utterly contemptible. What can you expect from Tim Occhipinti's Jersey City spokesman? Nice going there David "Marion."
hobokenhorse.com March 08, 2011 at 01:03 PM
You can speculate on anyone and everyone, but you did it David. Says a lot about you.
Redrider765 March 08, 2011 at 01:22 PM
Which David is posting as Marion? Davidd or David "the Liebler"?
John Keim March 08, 2011 at 01:49 PM
The parade itself gets better every year. Unfortunately, the drunken revelry that accompanies it seems to escalate proportionally. The police worked hard - they still had a checkpoint on Observer Highway at 2:00 am on Sunday morning. From what I gather, they were stretched a bit thin however. We as a community need to set the rules - the bars seem to be controlling crowds in a more professional manner than five years ago, the house parties that I saw seemed better behaved. If we know one/some of our guests are going to get completely out of control, perhaps we shouldn't invite them. If our guests seem drunk, cut them off, they are drunk. Perhaps we should take a look at the Halloween/Ragamuffin Parade. The more kids/families involved, the less likely we will attract drunken boors - bravo for the Hoboken High float promoting their promotion of "Hairspray" - bravo for all the pipe and drums - fantastic. Bravo for the taverns that sent marchers. Boo to anyone who got out of control drunk and let's punish the criminals to the full extent of the law.
tony March 08, 2011 at 01:54 PM
Agree. Great Post. And it didn't blame the Mayor! Unfortunately Klaussen and Mason's bigotry on disabilities through the fake craigslist ads seeking dwarfs proved a failure, not one Little Person was seen in Leprechaun outfits groping people. It's a real shame Ms Mason feels the need to lend financial support to bigotry against people of difference. So much for her fake rage regarding the attacks on her-only Mason is allowed to be a victim I guess
Redrider765 March 08, 2011 at 01:57 PM
You are under the incorrect misconception that the people posting don't like St. Patty's Day. I don't think anyone who brings politics into this is so genuine. I am sure there are some genuine posters out there who dislike the parade but Marion and Julie aren't among them. They didn't even read the article. I bet Marion/David was 3 sheets to the wind w/ his cronies plotting how to buy another 550 votes in the 4th ward this May.
Redrider765 March 08, 2011 at 02:19 PM
Over-consumption of alcohol is a year round problem and Hoboken has a year round reputation of condoning such behavior. If you want to fix that perception problem that leads to people who get blotto coming to Hoboken and doing that here, you pass out those $2,000 fines and have those DUI checkpoints randomly year round. I agree on punishing the criminals though. I just wish you were such a champion of law and order the other 364 days of the year (like election day).
Jamie Schuh March 08, 2011 at 04:03 PM
This story made me sick to my stomach. Please, let's not get bogged down in politics and keep the victims in our thoughts instead.
Journey March 08, 2011 at 06:59 PM
Once upon a time I lived on college campus. I started a water balloon - squirt gun fight on my floor. Everyone was having a good time. There were 4 suites on the floor, 3 with guys living in them and one with girls. I'd been in most of the rooms on the floor, we were pretty tight-knit because it was the smallest floor with the fewest residents and most of us had some disability or other. It was first floor so the only safe floor for someone in wheelchair in case of a fire. Well I ended up in one of the guy's rooms. Nothing before that moment was sexual or romantic in my opinion. It was bunch of kids blowing off steam. Well this guy decided to pin me against a wall and force a kiss on me. He didn't get any father than that, because I forcefully kneed him between the legs. Was it my fault because I was in his room? Does that mean a woman can never enter the living space of male? If my horsing around that day, encouraged him, why did it not encourage every other guy on the floor?
Scott M. Siegel March 08, 2011 at 08:13 PM
Explain how any Mayor can stop a violent criminal? Is Mayor Bloomberg responsible for murders in NYC? It takes someone like you to exploit a tragedy.
Scott M. Siegel March 08, 2011 at 08:14 PM
Red: Definitely not DavidD.
Scott M. Siegel March 08, 2011 at 08:15 PM
Nice to agree with you John.
Jamie Schuh March 08, 2011 at 08:21 PM
@journey - Very brave of you to post that, thank you. Everyone has the right to say "no" at any point during an intimate encounter and have it be respected, no questions asked.
Journey March 08, 2011 at 09:31 PM
HobokenOwl, Unless you were there do we have any proof that she changed her mind in the middle of sex? Maybe the fellow in my story thought my very being in his room and being playful (smiling, laughing because we all had been having a watergun fight) meant I wanted more 'fun'. Maybe they got as far as kissing, you still get to say no at that point, consenting to kissing is not consenting to intercourse.
Hoboken Consequences March 15, 2011 at 11:32 PM
The Hoboken St. Patty’s Day Hooligans are: Brian J. Londregan, 22, of Monroe Township, was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and resisting arrest at 2:43 p.m. at 317 Washington St., accused of punching a police officer about the head and body, the complaint says. Frank J. Vellucci, 23, of Monroe Township, was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and hindering apprehension at 2:34 p.m. at 317 Washington St., accused of punching an officer about the head and body, the complaint says. Justin P. Miller, 23, of Monroe Township, was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and resisting arrest at 2:43 p.m. at 317 Washington St., accused of punching a police officer about the head and face, the complaint says. Nicholas Ventola, 25, of Roseland, was charged with weapons offenses and criminal mischief in an incident at 77 River St. at 4:49 p.m., accused of using an aluminum bat to break a screen from a window, the complaint says. Scott G. Pichler, 21, of Brick, was charged with aggravated assault at 4:49 p.m. at 98 River St., accused of punching a man about the head and face causing a facial cut that required medical attention, the complaint says.
Hoboken Consequences March 15, 2011 at 11:32 PM
Shane A. Weigand, 21, of Woodbourne, was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and resisting arrest at 95 Bloomfield Ave. at 1:25 p.m., accused of grabbing a police officer by the chest with both hands and pushing him, the complaint says. Jocelyn E. Justiniano, 21, Mountainside NY, obstructing administration of the law, 106 Hudson St, 1:25 AM, accused of allegedly physically interfering with police officers, the complaint says. Ryan S. Vanderway, 22, West Caldwell NJ, Simple Assault, 1024 Clinton St 4:34 PM, accused of punching a man about the head, face and body, the complaint says. Alexander G. Santucci, 25 Ocean Grove NJ, Aggravated Assault, 1024 Clinton St, 4:34 pm., accused of punching a man about the head and face and causing injuries that required medical attention, the complaint says. Kevin M. McMillan, 22, Bloomfield NJ, criminal mischef, 1024 Clinton St, 4:34 pm., accused of breaking a glass pane on a door and doing in excess of $500 in damage, the complaint says. Cesar R. Berrios, 27, Rosedale NJ, aggravated assault on a police officer, failing to disperse, resisting arrest, 41 First St. 10:12 pm., accused of punching several police officers, the complaint says.
Hoboken Consequences March 15, 2011 at 11:33 PM
Jennifer M. Dominguez, 28, Rosedale NY, aggravated assault on a police officer, refusing to disperse, resisting arrest, 41 First St, 10:12 pm., accused of bumping her chest into the chest of a police officer, the complaint says. Michael Shortell, Carteret NJ, simple assault, 41 First St, 9:30 am., accused of punching a man in the face, the complaint says. Lauren Herrick, Carteret NJ, simple assault, 41 First St, 9:30 pm., accused of striking a man's arms and legs with her hands and feet during a fight, the complaint says. Christopher W. Burns, of First St in Hoboken, two counts of simple assault against a man & a women, 41 First St, 9:30 PM., in an incident in which he is accused of punching the man in the face and causing a laceration, the complaint says.

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