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Thursday | via The Hudson Reporter
Multiple calls and emails to the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office have not yielded any new information after a 51-year-old man was found dead of a gunshot wound in his Grand Street home in Hoboken during the wee hours of Monday, Feb. 1. An online search shows that the home at 706 Grand St. was owned by Leonid Markevitch. An obituary was posted on Legacy.com on Thursday morning for Markevitch. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 3 | via The Hudson Reporter
A 21-year-old man suffered wounds to both legs after a dispute at a basketball court on Hoboken Housing Authority property near Marshall Drive on Tuesday, Feb 2 around 8 p.m. according to authorities. Wednesday morning, Sgt. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 3 | via Patch.com
Hoboken, NJ - An argument on a basketball court located on Hoboken Housing Authority property ended with gunfire on Tuesday night, police said. The alleged basketball court shooting took place only two days after a fatal shooting on Grand Street, potentially the city's first homicide since 2013. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 2 | via The Hudson Reporter
"I'm still processing it," said 17-year-old James Winston this afternoon regarding the death of a 51-year-old man just a block from where he lives. According to a press release from the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office, on Monday, Feb. 1 man died at his apartment on Grand Street from unknown causes. Comment?
Monday Feb 1 | via NJ.com
Hoboken police responded to a fatal shooting on Grand Street early Monday morning, the first killing in the city since 2013, a published report said. HOBOKEN - A man was fatally shot in Hoboken early Monday, the first killing in the city in three years, according to a published report. Comment?
Friday Jan 22 | via The Jersey Journal
A bill named after a slain Jersey City police officer to expand the current law regulating armed security guards in the state has been signed into law. Gov. Chris Christie signed "Detective Melvin Vincent Santiago's Law" on Tuesday, a week after the state Senate unanimously approved the bill. Comment?
Thursday Jan 21 | via The Jersey Journal
A bill named after a slain Jersey City police officer to expand the current law regulating armed security guards in the state has been signed into law. Gov. Chris Christie signed "Detective Melvin Vincent Santiago's Law" on Tuesday, a week after state Senate unanimously approved the bill. Comment?
Sunday Jan 17 | via The Hudson Reporter
Being a Hoboken police officer has its unique challenges. While the murder rate has dropped to zero, police are faced with the increasing popularity of a mile-square waterfront town that draws party-goers to fill the bars on every holiday. Comment?
Friday Jan 15 | via Patch.com
Hoboken, NJ - A man may have helped to rescue his girlfriend from an alleged assault on Court Street in Hoboken on Thursday night, according to police. The Hoboken Police Department reported that officers were dispatched to the area of 4 Court Street around 11:15 p.m. on a report of a possible assault. Comment?
Thursday Jan 14 | via The Hartford Courant
Author William Scadden's book about a failed silk heist and murder of a Cheney mills security guard is available through the Manchester Historical Society. Author William Scadden's book about a failed silk heist and murder of a Cheney mills security guard is available through the Manchester Historical Society. Comment?
Thursday Jan 14 | via The Jersey Journal
The legislation , titled "Detective Melvin Vincent Santiago's Law" and approved 39-0 by the state Senate Monday, will expand the scope of current law regulating armed security guards in New Jersey. The unanimous approval was the bill's last step before going to Gov. Chris Christie's desk. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 13 | via The Jersey Journal
HOBOKEN - A 32-year-old city man with an extensive criminal history has been charged with forgery after authorities said had counterfeit bills at Hoboken University Hospital's emergency room on Jan. 1 and at Dunkin Donuts on Washington Street on Jan. 12. Angelo Santiago, of Park Avenue, was at the hospital when he "had in possession 11 counterfeit $10 bills and four counterfeit $5 bills totaling the amount of $130," the criminal complaint says. He is also charged with having 40 counterfeit $10 bills at the Dunkin Donuts on Jan. 12, the complaint says. Comment?
Dec 30, 2015 | via The Jersey Journal
Jersey City residents brace themselves for crime spikes in the summer, but the one that began on Oct. 16 took them by surprise: at least 18 episodes of gun violence, eight shooting deaths, largely concentrated south of Communipaw Avenue, five of them in one 12-day span, and two fatal stabbings. City officials struggled to respond, saying they were stymied by residents who wouldn't cooperate with investigators. Comment?
Dec 29, 2015 | via Patch.com
According to police, the 25-year-old Jersey City man was staying with a family member - a Hoboken resident - at the time of the incident. After getting involved in an argument with a 34-year-old female, also a Jersey City resident, the man allegedly sliced the woman in the face with a box cutter. Comment?
Dec 28, 2015 | via NJ.com
Two Hoboken Police officers were assaulted in separate incidents while trying to break up fights over the long holiday weekend, the department said. (Photo by Steve Strunsky HOBOKEN - Mile-Square mayhem over the long holiday weekend included assaults on a pair of police officers as they tried to break up separate sidewalk brawls, and a domestic dispute in which a 25-year-old woman slashed her 34-year-old boyfriend in the face with a box cutter, police said. Comment?
Dec 23, 2015 | via Patch.com
A Hoboken resident is among five former Williams Paterson University students who have filed a lawsuit against the school after an alleged rape case, The Record reported. The men allege that they were falsely arrested, maliciously prosecuted, and that their civil rights were violated, which permanently tarnished their reputations and ruined their educational futures, the report said. Comment?
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