Police Beat

Facebook friend’s request costs Hoboken woman $20K

Maybe not everyone who is a Facebook friend is actually your friend.
A 38-year-old Hoboken woman told police last week that on June 9, 2010, a friend of 20 years from Florida asked her, via Facebook, to wire him $19,933 for an investment opportunity. He said he was the owner of a marketing company, according to a police report. He also told her she would receive $28,500, but if the deal did not go through, he’d reimburse her personally with a check or cash.
She wired the money. But she never got anything back.
In January of 2011, the woman took the man to court in Florida. He signed a promissory note to make restitution of $83,700, as ordered by a judge, she said. However, she never got the payment.
Police are investigating the incident.

Staten Island man allegedly threw loud hotel party with cocaine, cops say

A 28-year-old Staten Island, N.Y. man was arrested on Oct. 9 at 4:30 a.m. after police say he hosted a loud party on the ninth floor of a hotel in Hoboken.
Security officers from the hotel said they spoke to the man three times, and he refused to listen, so they eventually felt compelled to call police, according to a police report.
The police officers went with the security officer to the ninth floor, and said they immediately smelled marijuana in the hallway.
When police knocked on the door, James Hollerman, identified as the host of the party, allegedly had a brown colored cigar leaf on his ear while speaking with officers, according to police. Police say the cigar was stuffed with marijuana, so they immediately arrested Hollerman, according to a police report.
A search of Hollerman revealed a small bag allegedly containing a white powder, believed to be cocaine, according to police.
Hollerman was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana of 50 grams or less, and possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

$7,500 worth of music stolen from car

Approximately $8,000 worth of merchandise was stolen from a 2005 Toyota Corolla parked near the 50 block of Harrison Street some time between Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. and 6:15 a.m. on Oct. 7, according to a police report.
The victim told police that the right rear window of his vehicle was broken, and his $500 global positioning system unit and $7,500 worth of compact discs were taken from his vehicle. The CD case that was stolen had 500 CD’s inside from various artists, the man told police. Police are investigating the incident.

23-year-old arrested on drug and assault charges

A 23-year-old Newark resident was arrested on the 600 block of Sixth Street on Oct. 11 at approximately 10:30 p.m. after allegedly assaulting two police officers while allegedly in possession of heroin.
Police say they immediately recognized Jon Allison in the Housing Authority complex, and said they knew that he was not a resident. Visitors are required to sign in to the Housing Authority. Police said when they approached Allison he seemed nervous, and “began to sweat and was shaking” as the officers spoke to him.
Police say they saw a prescription bottle with no label in his pocket, and asked him what it was. Allison then allegedly “stepped back and swung his hand, hitting a police officer,” according to a police report. A struggle ensued between Allison and the two officers, and police eventually used pepper spray on the suspect, according to police.
In the prescription bottle, police say they found four wax paper folds containing a brown, powdery substance believed to be heroin.
Allison was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and four drug related charges, including possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a police report.
Allison was transported to Hudson County Jail.

Heroin arrest on Sixth Street

William Rivera, 36, of Jersey City, was arrested on the 600 block of Sixth Street on Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m. and charged with possession of heroin.
Police say they saw Rivera, who does not live in the Housing Authority building, enter a green vehicle parked behind the complex. After approximately 10 minutes, he went back into the building, police say.
Rivera allegedly didn’t sign in to the complex, as required, so he was arrested for defiant trespass.
A search of Rivera uncovered three wax-like folds containing what police allege to be heroin, according to a police report.

Wild night on First Street leads to arrest

A 23-year-old man from Warren was issued a summons for disorderly conduct and later arrested for harassment on Oct. 9 at approximately 1 a.m.
Police were flagged down by a security officer at a First Street bar who pointed the man out, according to a police report. Police say they approached the man, later identified as Deepak Maden, and asked him to leave the area.
Maden allegedly went into a “drunken diatribe,” and told police he “didn’t do anything wrong,” according to a police report. After being told to leave for the third time, Maden left the area, according to police.
Police say Maden then took his shirt off, turned at police, and then walked back toward the officers, according to a report. After again being threatened with arrest, he left the area again, police said.
On his walk away, police say Maden bumped into a male and allegedly made a threatening gesture toward the male. Police then placed Maden under arrest for disorderly conduct.
At the police headquarters, police say Maden allegedly acted in a “belligerent and aggressive” manner, and eventually refused to leave after he was processed, according to police. After he allegedly pointed a finger at a cop and yelled at him inside headquarters, police arrested Maden and charged him with harassment, and held him in a holding cell.

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