Police & Fire

Top Stories


Police Offer Tips on Fighting Package Theft as Jersey City Man Wanted for Mulitple Hoboken Burglaries

July 2, 2020

HOBOKEN, NJ - As residents are working from home and/or self-quarantining due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many are relying more and more on package delivery. Meanwhile, package theft continues to be a significant criminal enterprise in Hoboken.

Accordign to Hoboken Police, Luis Medina, 40, from Jersey City, forced his way into three residential buildings on three different occasions, using ...

Hoboken Police Seek Information on Alleged Restaurant Burglar

HOBOKEN, NJ — A man who allegedly broke into three restaurants in Hoboken a few weeks ago is still at large, and Hoboken Police are looking for him.

Less than a week after reopening for outside service due to COVID-19 restrictions, three restaurants in Hoboken were burglarized between the hours of 2:10 a.m. 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 21. All three locally owned hospitality venues were ...

Jersey City Man Arrested for String of Hoboken Bike & Package Thefts

HOBOKEN, NJ - A 42-year-old Jersey City man has been charged in connection with a string of burglaries across Hoboken.

According to Hoboken police officials, Detective Sergeant William Collins was alerted that Juan Jimenez, who was wanted locally for incidents stretching from June 6 until June 24, had been arrested by Jersey City Police Department.

According to a statement, Jimenez’s ...

Two Arrested for Aggravated Arson After Shooting Fireworks at Hoboken Buildings

HOBOKEN, NJ- Police have arrested two Hoboken men after they allegedly shot fireworks at a building along the city's west side.

Shortly after midnight on Monday, June 22, the Hoboken Police Department responded to the vicinity of 3rd and Jackson Streets for a fireworks complaint. Officers found no one on the scene upon their arrival.

However, on Tuesday, June 23, evidence was forwarded ...

As Theories Explode Across Social Media, Hoboken & Jersey City Officials Take Aim at Fireworks

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - With complaints skyrocketing over the past two weeks, officials in Hoboken and Jersey City are fired up about snuffing out the ongoing fireworks barrage currently lighting up the skies and social media alike. 

"A major quality of life problem in the tri-state area right now is fireworks being set off from 10pm thru 4am nightly," said Hoboken Police Chief ...

Jersey City Man Arrested for DWI After Plowing Into Hoboken Park

HOBOKEN, NJ - A 26-year old Jersey City man was arrested early Sunday morning after driving his Toyota through the steel railings at Stevens Park near the corner of 4th & River Streets in Hoboken.

At about 1:47 a.m. on June 21, Sgt. Anthony Russo was on patrol when he observed a black Toyota traveling northbound on River Street which appeared to be traveling above the speed limit. The ...

Jersey City Police Officer Charged With DWI in Hoboken After Dragging Cones Down a Closed Street

HOBOKEN - A man who has subsequently been identified as a Jersey City Police Officer was arrested in Hoboken for charges related to driving while intoxicated.

On Thursday, June 18 at 11:36 AM, Sergeant Steven Kranz observed a white Toyota driving through a street that was closed off with traffic cones due to construction. The driver ended up dragging cones as he drove south near 6th and ...

Hoboken Forms Policing Policy Task Force

HOBOKEN, NJ - Following up on a promise made just prior to the 10,000-strong peaceful protests that came to Hoboken nearly two weeks ago, Mayor Ravi Bhalla and Chief Kenneth Ferrante have announced the establishment of a Policing Policy Task Force.

The task force is a central component of former President Barack Obama’s “Commit to Action” pledge, calling for the review ...

Serial Phone Snatcher Snagged by Hoboken Police

HOBOKEN, NJ - On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at 6:51 PM, Officer Shelby Seickendick and Officer Michael Aviles met with a female victim after her cellphone was snatched out of her hand by a male on a bicycle. The incident occurred in the area of 8th and Clinton Street, and although the female victim yelled out to a nearby bicyclist for help, apparently the bicyclist was an accomplice.

After an ...

Fugitive Arrested After Allegedly Stabbing Man in the Arm During an Argument

HOBOKEN , NJ - A man was arrested after allegedly using a knife during an argument with another man on Bloomfield Street in Hoboken on Saturday.

At about 7:23 AM, Officer Domenick Allegretta and Officer Tyler Soto responded to the area of 201 Bloomfield Street to find a male yelling for help with a puncture wound to his left forearm and a laceration on top of his right wrist. The victim ...


TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

LIUNA Laborers Local 3 Endorse Representative Albio Sires

July 7, 2020

Paul Roldan, Business Management, LIUNA Laborers Local 3, offered the following endorsement of US Representative Albio Sires:

The men and women of LIUNA Laborers Local 3 are proud to endorse the reelection of Representative Albio Sires. Throughout his career as an elected official, first as a mayor, then as Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly, and now, serving in the US House of ...

The Voice of a Poet: To Those Leaving Elementary School in June 2020

I imagine that, for some of you, being graduated by your elementary school doesn’t feel like much at all—just another day in your house, trying to stay out of your parents’ way while they dutifully work from their makeshift home offices.

But you’d be wrong to think that this isn’t much at all. This is a momentous occasion. You have done what no generation of ...

Murphy Cutting Back COVID-19 Press Briefings to 3 Days A Week

July 6, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s daily coronavirus press briefings, which began in March, will now be held three days a week, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday afternoon. 

“Unless you hear otherwise, and sadly given the world right now in the state of COVID in the country we may shift courses, but we're going to go to a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule beginning ...

Recent COVID-19 Transmission Flare-Up Could Hit Pause on NJ's Reopening

TRENTON, NJ  — Newly-released COVID-19 figures that show New Jersey maybe heading in the wrong direction could mean the state will be forced to remain in Stage 2 of its recovery plan longer than expected.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Monday during the state’s coronavirus press briefing that the rate of ...

Gov. Murphy Calls on Feds to Mandate Face Coverings

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP,  NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy called upon the federal government to mandate face coverings as cases of COVID-19 surge across the United States' Sunbelt.

During a Sunday morning interview on "Meet the Press" Murphy said New Jersey is seeing a small spike in cases due to travelers coming into the Garden State from Florida and South Carolina ...

Prime Time Cleaners Opens 2nd Hudson County Location at Hoboken's 7 Seventy House

June 28, 2020

HOBOKEN, NJ - Prime Time Cleaners, a locally owned dry cleaner, has opened the doors to its second Hudson County location at 7 Seventy House, Hoboken's new upscale new 424-home rental building.

Called Prime Time Cleaners-2, the store will occupy 875 square feet of space at the 14-story building and offer traditional dry clean services, as well as wash and press shirt, alterations and ...

New Jersey Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists Recognizes TAPinto Journalists with Three Signature Awards

The New Jersey Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists has recognized three TAPinto publishers for their reporting as a part of their annual NJ-SPJ Signature Awards.    

"I am proud that NJ-SPJ has recognized our publishers for providing objective, independent, truly local news reporting," said TAPinto Publisher and CEO Michael Shapiro.  "As ...