Thursday, May 16, 2013
Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, 34, charged with killing Joseph Galfy of Clark.
Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, dubbed "Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker," was arrested Thursday evening at the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Philadelphia by members of the Philadelphia Police Department, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said. McGillvary has been charged with the murder of Joseph Galfy, Jr., 73, which allegedly occurred in Clark on May 12. McGillvary will be processed in Philadelphia and returned to New Jersey in the coming days. His bail was previously set at $3 million, and he will be lodged in the Union County Jail in Elizabeth, Romankow said. "I am grateful for the overwhelming response and dedicated effort by the public and law enforcement that led to this arrest," Romankow said. "I believe that everyone is a …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends reducing the limit. Some say it would save lives. Others say it's unreasonable.
One drink could be the standard for drunken driving – at least for some people if the National Transportation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving under the influence from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. What do you think? Is this a reasonable proposal? According to a 2011 Mothers Against Drunk Driving report, the latest available data shows New Jersey ranked 31st out of 51 states (including the District of Columbia) in drunken driving injuries and deaths. That year, there were 193 DUI fatalities, MADD said. About 10,000 deaths nationwide a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. Officials at the American …
Trespassing is one of the HHA's major problems, according to residents.
Six people were arrested on charges they trespassed onto Hoboken Housing Housing Authority property —a persistent problem in the public housing buildings, according to residents. At a meeting earlier this month, residents told Police Chief Anthony Falco that rowdy trespassers are a major nuisance, according to the Jersey Journal. The Hoboken Housing Authority has a special bureau of officers dedicated to the HHA's buildings and surrounding area. One man was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and trespassing at 300 Marshall Dr. on Sunday just after midnight, police said. Five others were arrested on Saturday around 2 a.m., according to a police report.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Jersey Journal reports that a Jersey City man was killed in a car crash in Hoboken early Sunday morning.
A Jersey City man was killed in an accident on Paterson Plank Road in Hoboken on Sunday morning, reported the Jersey Journal on Sunday. The accident happened around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Jersey Journal. Hoboken police arrested the driver, who lives in the Bronx, a few blocks away, the paper reported, and arrested him. The 22-year-old driver was charged with driving while intoxicated and death by auto, according to the Jersey Journal. The victim — a 24-year-old from Jersey City — was pronounced dead on the scene.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
A lockbox with cash was taken.
When the owner of MVP Cleaners opened the store on Wednesday morning at 7 a.m., he was met by an unwelcome surprise. The cleaners — located at First and Jackson Streets — had been burglarized overnight, police said. Somebody had made their way into the store and took a lock box with $160 — $100 in bills and $60 in rolled coins — police said. The front door was vandalized, police said. It was unclear if any clothing was taken from the store. There's a surveillance system that might reveal who took the money, police said, but no arrests had been made yet.
The incident happened early on Monday.
An intoxicated man allegedly assaulted the attendant of a downtown garage early Monday morning. Around 1:10 a.m., the man walked into the parking garage at 551 Observer Highway and started yelling at the attendant, who was located in his booth. Moments later the man walked into the garage, police said. He continued to scream at the attendant as well as shove him, according to reports. He then allegedly punched the garage attendant multiple times, police said. The Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps was called. No arrests were made, but a complaint was completed, police said.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Nobody was arrested, police said.
Shots may have been fired in Hoboken around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, police said. Hoboken police received a call from a woman, who told police that she had heard a man and a woman fighting, followed by what sounded like gun shots, according to the police reports. The incident happened in front of 420 Grant St., police said. The woman who called about the noise n the incident said she was sitting in her living room when she heard a man and a woman arguing in front of her window, which faces Grand Street. She told police she heard the woman say "stop shooting," after which two or three more possible gun shots followed. The woman didn’t go to the window to see what’s happening and the two people left, police said, before she could get a …
Angel Romero-Corraliza was charged with drug possession after a raid at an apartment at 221 Jackson St.
A 25-year-old Hoboken man was arrested over the weekend after a raid of his Jackson Street apartment yielded 300 bags of heroin, police said. The department's special drug unit executed a search warrant of Angel Romero-Corraliza's apartment and found six bricks of heroin, according to Chief Anthony Falco. Police said they also found bullets at the apartment — 14 9mm bullets and 50 22-caliber — but no weapons. The search was a result of an investigation, Falco said. He said the police department cooperated with Housing Authority Executive Carmelo Garcia on the matter. Romero-Corraliza was arrested at his home. Police said they found bags of heroin in a secret compartment in his underwear as well, according to the report. Officers also …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Police Chief Anthony Falco held a public meeting at the Hoboken Housing Authority last week, where residents could voice their concerns.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Reward for information leading to capture of Joanne Chesimard, convicted in 1973 killing of state trooper, totals $2 million.
The most wanted woman in New Jersey history is now the first woman on the FBI's fugitive terrorist list. Joanne Chesimard, convicted of a murdering a state trooper in 1973, was added to the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist list Thursday on the 40-year anniversary of the trooper's death. The FBI Newark Division held a press conference Thursday to announce the addition of Chesimard's name and the collaboration between federal and state law enforcement agencies in upping the reward for information that leads to her arrest to $2 million. Chesimard is the first woman on the Most Wanted Terrorist List. Chesimard, who is now known as Assata Shakur, has been living under political asylum in Cuba since she broke out of a Hunterdon County prison during a…