Police Beat

Police break up large fight

Hoboken police responded to a late-night incident Sunday, July 22 in which 10-15 individuals were observed in an alleged street fight at Fifth and Washington streets, a police report said.
“It became apparent that many of the involved males did not appreciate our presence,” the police report said, adding that many of the involved males allegedly blocked the officers from speaking to anyone in the group.
Reports said that the “melee” flowed into the middle of Washington Street. One individual, Tony Sweeney of Jersey City, allegedly refused to leave the area and made threatening gestures toward the officers, the police report said. Sweeney also allegedly lifted and flailed his arms when officers attempted to handcuff him. Sweeney, 20 years old, was charged with underage consumption of alcohol, as well as disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and obstructing a governmental function, the police report said.

GPS, bicycle thefts reported

Numerous bicycle thefts and car break-ins occurred toward the latter half of the month, police reports said.
Three bicycle thefts have been reported since July 12. A bicycle valued at $1,200 was reported stolen from inside a garage on Thursday, July 12 at Seventh and Grand streets; a bicycle valued at $120 was stolen from a garage at 10th and Clinton streets; and a bicycle estimated at $250 was reported stolen from a bike rack and Ninth and Madison streets, police said.
Police reported that three GPS devices were reported stolen from vehicles since Thursday, July 19.
A GPS valued at $150 was taken between July 18 and July 19 within a private parking garage at First and Harrison streets. The driver side window was shattered, police said.
An estimated $200 GPS was stolen between July 19 and July 20 from a car at First and Sinatra Drive. The soft top of the vehicle was cut and is expected to cost $3,000 to be repaired, police say.
Reports also indicated that a GPS valued at $250 was stolen from a vehicle on the fifth floor of a parking garage at 125 Marshall Street between July 17 and July 20 at 125 Marshall St. The front drivers’ side window was shattered.

Stephen LaMarca may be reached at slamarca@hudsonreporter.com.

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