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Recent Crime News
Tuesday Jul 14 | via Life in Hoboken
It's long been noted that across the USA people have it wrong: Most people believe that they are less safe now than when they were kids, and most people believe crime is worse than it used to be , no matter where they live. The truth is, crime rates have been dropping steadily for decades, and crime rates are actually lower today than they were in the 1970s. Comment?
Tuesday Jul 14 | via The Jersey Journal
An American flag hung from two firetrucks on last night as police officers, family, and residents lit candles in Lincoln Park to mark the one-year anniversary of the death a Jersey City police officer killed in the line of duty. Detective Melvin Santiago, 23, was shot and killed outside a Walgreens store on Communipaw Avenue and Kennedy Boulevard while responding to an armed robbery. Comment?
Monday Jul 13 | via Patch.com
Police roused a woman sleeping on the ground in front of a local bar and she took off running through traffic. Hoboken police arrested a "heavily intoxicated," 31-year-old Hopatcong woman after she created a drunken disturbance in traffic and kicked a police officer on Sunday afternoon. Comment?
Monday Jul 13 | via Patch.com
The Hoboken Police Department issued an advisory to residents on Thursday with some tips about minimizing your burglary risk this summer: "The summer months are approaching and with that, comes that well deserved vacation we all look forward to taking. Unfortunately, we are not the only ones who look forward to that vacation, burglars are also well aware of when we go away. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 8 | via Patch.com
Hoboken police arrested a 45-year-old local man for creating an intoxicated ruckus outside CVS pharmacy on Washington Street on Sunday. According to police, several pedestrians flagged down Officer David Olivera around 1:11 p.m., pointing him towards a homeless man sitting in a wheelchair, who was bleeding from the nose. Comment?
Thursday Jul 2 | via NJ.com
Hoboken police arrested a North Bergen man on Wednesday after he allegedly attacked several detectives by kneeing them in the groins. HOBOKEN -A North Bergen man kneed several detectives in their groins on Wednesday to avoid being arrested for selling drugs, according to police reports. Comment?
Thursday Jul 2 | via The Newark Star-Ledger
HOBOKEN -Police are cracking down on what they say is a recent spike in synthetic marijuana abuse among Hoboken's homeless population. The issue came to light last week, when police arrested Thomas Belloti, 30, in front of McDonald's on Washington Street, said Sgt. Comment?
Tuesday Jun 30 | via The Jersey Journal
When unarmed 20-year-old Lavon King was shot and killed in a shed on Jersey City's Ege Avenue by Police Office Kevin Bowes last year, the police said Bowes fatally shot him during a struggle. However, no incident report of the encounter was available at the West District precinct. Comment?
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