Monday, June 10, 2013
Officers Ramon Estrella and Brandon Fitzgibbons were sworn in to the Hoboken Police Department Friday afternoon.
The Hudson County Sheriff's Office's loss became Hoboken's gain last week, when two sheriff's officers with deep ties to the Mile Square City transferred into its police department. Ramon Estrella, 31, and Brandon Fitzgibbons, 27, were sworn in as Hoboken Police officers Friday afternoon at a small ceremony in City Hall Council Chambers attended by Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Police Chief Anthony Falco, Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari and the officer's families. "I just want you to do as good a job for Chief Falco and the people of Hoboken as you’ve done for the last four years with the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office and the people of the county," Schillari said after each officer took his oath. "Always be respectful, treat everyone the way …
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
A Fairview man was charged with making terroristic threats, resisting arrest and eluding a police officer after allegedly getting belligerent when police ticketed him for public urination, according to the Jersey Journal.
A Fairview man who was ticketed for public urination Saturday allegedly threatened to kill a Hoboken cop and had to be strapped down with restraints after being taken to the hospital, the Jersey Journal reported. Alex Tamayo-Segura, 25, was allegedly taking a leak between parked cars near Newark and River streets just after midnight Saturday when police spotted him and told him to pull up his pants, according to the news site. Police said Tamayo-Segura, who appeared drunk and was slurring his words, refused to comply with the officers' requests and instead began pulling his pants up and down, the Jersey Journal reported. When an ambulance arrived to take Tamayo-Segura to Hoboken University Medical Center to receive treatment for …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Police will man the checkpoint from midnight to 4 a.m. Saturday night.
In an effort to curb drunk driving, Hoboken Police will set up a checkpoint on Saturday night in uptown Hoboken. The DWI check point will be at 16th Street and Willow Avenue, according to Hoboken police. The checkpoint will be operational between midnight and 4 a.m. on Saturday February 23.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The two were hit by a pick up truck around 1:45 p.m.
Two pedestrians were struck by a pick up truck on the corner of Second Street and Willow Avenue on Tuesday afternoon. The incident, which was confirmed by Sgt. Anthony Falco, occured around 1:45 p.m. The two were taken to the Hoboken University Medical Center, Falco said. According to Tommy Molta, the president of the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps, the victims — one male, one female — were both in their sixties. While Molta couldn't give specifics about the injuries, he called them "critical." Both patients were taken to the Jersey City Medical Center, because they needed to be taken to a trauma center. "They were seriously injured, both of them," Molta said. A bloodied hat was left at the scene, which was cordoned off. "A truck hit …
Friday, July 20, 2012
After the tragic shooting in Colorado, Hoboken Police will increase its presence around the movie theater, according to a spokesman.
Hoboken police is increasing security around the Hoboken movie theater in the wake of the tragic shooting at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Colorado, said City Spokesman Juan Melli on Friday. "There will be an increased police presence around the movie theater," Melli said. At least 12 people died and dozens were wounded as a result of the massacre. The last showing of the Dark Knight Rises at the Hoboken Clearview Cinemas on Friday will be at 11 p.m. On Friday night, the will also play at 6:15, 7:15, 9 and 10 p.m.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The annual, national event returns to Hoboken this summer.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The Hoboken Police Department will host the annual National Night Out in August. On Tuesday, August 7 the nationwide event will be celebrated in Hoboken again. This year, the police department would like to see more members of the community involved with the event, according to Sgt. Melissa Gigante. National Night Out is a nationwide event that allows the community workers to give back to their community, according to Gigante. The goals of National Night Out are to heighten crime and drug awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnership. The event is also supposed to send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The city is looking to appeal a decision of the civil service commission.
The lawsuit between the city and former head of the now-defunct SWAT team is still making its way through the courts, with the city planning to award a year-long contract to attorney Paul Condon. A vote on the $7,000 contract in the law suit against Angelo Andriani, however, was postponed on Wednesday night after council members said they needed more information. Andriani was officially suspended without pay in February 2010 after recommendations from a judge. On Jan. 18, 2010, Andriani was arrested in the Tampa Bay Airport after causing a disturbance and allegedly illegally posing as a police officer. Although he had to hand in his gun and his badge when he was suspended, it turned out he kept some old badges, former Hoboken Corporation …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Two Hoboken officers stopped traffic to let geese cross while witnesses watched Friday morning.
Hoboken police performed an unusual rescue on Friday morning around 10 o'clock, when a family of goslings tried to cross Frank Sinatra Drive. Witnesses said the geese, spotted on the sidewalk between Sybil’s Cave and Stevens Institute of Technology, made several perilous attempts to move closer to the Hudson River. Traffic didn't stop for them, so they repeatedly returned to the sidewalk after each failed attempt. At one point, the goslings were separated from their parents, since some of them were too small to hop back onto the sidewalk. They blended in with the painted yellow line on the edge of the sidewalk and a few drivers came very close to hitting them. Witnesses called police, and two officers arrived on the scene. They stopped …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
She went to police early Tuesday morning.
A missing 15-year-old turned herself in at the Hoboken Police Station around 3 a.m. Tuesday, police said. After a five-day search, police said she came in alone and would not say where she had been. Police reports do not make any mention of her receiving medical treatment while in police care. Police said her stepfather came from upstate New York to pick her up. Previous reports claimed the teen had taken a train to Hoboken last week to meet up with two men she met online.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Police: Rogo's employees injured trying to break up a fight; improper turn results in drug arrest.
Two Rogo’s employees were assaulted while trying to break up a fight outside the Willow Avenue bar early Friday morning, according to police reports. One victim said three or four males had been fighting on the sidewalk, but they fled before police reached the scene. Another witness said a red minivan had been involved in the incident. Police surveyed the area and found a vehicle matching the description with two male Union City residents inside, according to police reports. Each victim identified the males as having been at the scene but not the individuals responsible for assaulting them. The men were released. According to police reports, the employees could not give a description of the attackers other than they were white males. …