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 to the Hoboken Police Department which clearly shows two individuals in possession of fireworks—specifically "high-powered Roman Candles." The evidence shows two shooting the fireworks at 320 Jackson Street, striking the building and nearly missing windows. Approximately 40 windows were exposed to the potential of the firework exploding on or within the apartment.
Based on the full investigation, Hoboken resident Elijah Scott (20) was charged with Possession of Fireworks, Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Arson, Weapon Possession. Fellow Hoboken resident Tyrese High (19) was charged with Aggravated Arson, Weapon Possession, Possession of Fireworks
Both sets of charges were placed on a warrant and the defendants were transported to Hudson County Correctional Facility.
"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 Kenneth Ferrante. On Monday, HPD announced that they would be cracking down on these incidents, with Ferrante saying that the volume of fireworks over the past few weeks has been, "unacceptable and is causing problems for Hoboken’s 53,000+ residents and first responders."
The above named defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.
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