Police & Fire

July 7, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City officials welcomed the addition of, and, as part of a fire service tradition, blessed, three new fire trucks for its fleet on Tuesday. The delivery of an aerial platform apparatus is expected later this month. JCFD Chief Steven McGill said the three new vehicles ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - After viewing the body camera footage supplied by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, community leaders in Jersey City have made a plea for the resignation of a police officer they claim used excessive force breaking up a fight on Bostwick Ave. on May 5. Chris Gadsden, a ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 17-year-old Jersey City girl is dead after being shot in the “upper body” Monday night.  According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to the area of Rutgers Avenue and New Street on a report of shots fired at ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The deaths of two people found in the Hudson River Saturday are being investigated by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, members of both agencies responded to the Hudson ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 26-year-old Jersey City man is dead after being fatally struck by a vehicle just after 4:00 a.m. Saturday. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is investigating the incident that claimed the life of Shawn ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Police Department is investigating the death of a man who died in the early hours of Saturday after being hit by exploding fireworks, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the incident. The incident, said to have taken place just after midnight in ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Members of the advisory committee to review the Jersey City police department’s policies and procedures were named this week by Council President Joyce Watterman – part of what she claimed was a vigorous selection process. The committee will meet for the first time on July ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A Queens woman already in jail in connection with a motor vehicle crash in which she struck and critically injured a Port Authority Police Officer last month has been additionally charged with Assault By Auto for also injuring a Jersey City Police Officer.  Amendeep Tiwana, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A Bergen County motorcyclist was pronounced dead 11:30 p.m. Friday after Jersey City Police responded to a report of a motorcycle crash. Shortly after 11:00 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to Paterson Plank Road, south of the Congress Street ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - An investigation is underway into an overnight shooting that left a Jersey City man dead and four others injured, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez. In a statement, Suarez reported that members of the Jersey City Police Department were called to the area of ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Faced with ever-increasing pressure by groups such as Black Lives Matter to defund police and reduce tension between law enforcement and the community during confrontations, Jersey City officials have announced that they will implement de-escalation training for all police ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Illegal fireworks are an explosive topic this year, as internet forums are lit up with comments and complaints about impromptu displays going off in at all hours in neighborhoods across Hudson County and beyond. Complaints in Jersey City, Union City, and Hoboken, have been met ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Seeking to free funding for social services, Ward E Councilman James Solomon said the council must adjust its municipal budget. “Jersey City’s future as a just, multi-racial and multi-cultural city depends on transforming our budget,” he said in an email communication to his ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - In an ordinance that had significant input from the police union, the Jersey City Council introduced a new plan to update their traffic control manual allowing off-duty assignments to be given to Jersey City Police. The police unions and the city came into conflict more than a ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - In what appears to be a move to restore some aspects of the currently eliminated off-duty police program, the Jersey City City Council is poised to approve limited assignments such as traffic and safety assignments for construction and utility work. “This is only the start,” ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Law enforcement officials are investigating a Thursday morning car crash that sent both drivers to Jersey City Medical Center, including a 34-year-old Bayonne man who is said to have sustained serious injuries. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, the crash ...

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JERSEY CITY - A number of videos posted to social media show an incident in which a crowd of protesters met with Jersey City Police on Central Avenue Tuesday night. The incident took place hours after what has been characterized as a peaceful protest in Downtown Jersey City. According to a ...

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HOBOKEN - A Jersey City woman was busted for allegedly breaking into cars near Hoboken's main drag over the Memorial Day weekend. Shortly after 8:20 p.m. on Sunday, Hoboken Police Officers Jonathan Lyons & Francis McCourt responded to the 500 block of Washington Street on a report of a ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Street kids in Jersey City had two names they regularly called Detective Calvin Hart: Uncle Calvin” and “Creepers.” Both were signs of respect he earned as a tough but fair cop in some of the toughest neighborhoods in Jersey City. They recognized the Chevy he drove around town ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 51-year-old Jersey City man arrested on May 15 in connection with three armed robberies was further charged with making terroristic threats and aggravated assault on a police officer after he allegedly indicated that he might be infected with coronavirus and  spit in an ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - While most Jersey City residents probably don’t know his name, they certainly know his sound. For Jonathan Detres, his passion for playing the bagpipes is as strong as his passion for supporting first responders, no matter what uniform they wear, or what community they ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Nature calls, but you might want to be careful how you answer it... In this afternoon's daily COVID-19 briefing, Col. Patrick Callahan of the New Jersey State Police commented about the, "inordinate" amount of human waste generated at parks statewide following the reopening of ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Members of Jersey City’s African-American community are disputing assertions by Mayor Steven Fulop, Public Safety Director James Shea, and Police Chief Michael Kelly that the use of force by several members of the Jersey City Police Department was justified when confronted with a ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Police who responded to a report of a large street fight on Bostwick Avenue on Tuesday appear to have been defending themselves in the use of force, said city officials at a press conference Wednesday. Mayor Steven Fulop, Public Safety Director James Shea and Police Chief Mike ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - With most people staying inside, and a huge uptick in deliveries due to COVID-19, package thieves are keeping themselves busy. On Friday, April 10, Officer Samuel Flores was on patrol when he was flagged down by an employee of a residential building located on the 100 block of ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A Port Authority Police Officer is in critical condition at Jersey City Medical Center after being struck by a motorist while responding to an accident early Tuesday. “We are asking everyone to keep our officer in your thoughts and prayers as he works to pull through this,” ...

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